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MG TD TF 1500 - Someone Wanted a Flathead for a TD
or Item # 230341204609
|That auction is just the heads for it...would be a nice start though.|
|E F Gillam|
|....gulp...my first thought was the whole engine as well...was heading (hehe) for my paypal account....|
|Not the right engine anyhow, that's the big (normal Ford, known at the time as V8-85) one, would nearly bend a T in the middle - about 550 lb. Actually, there's a bigger Lincoln/truck version, about as heavy as the earth. You want a V8-60, the traditional for little cars and midget racers. Don't know the weight, but one night my helper dropped his end and I wound up holding one by myself; never thought I could do that again, but it was the only way to save my leg! That was one of the 37ish ones with welded stainless steel outer water jackets. |
Then you want to go and find one of the very few sets of Ardun heads made for V8-60!
The V8-60 was produced in US & England, roughly 1935-40, and was sold to Simca and produced in France in the 50s in their cars with "V" names - Vedette, Versailles, etc. Later versions of these had stroker cranks.
The V8-85 was also made in France, up into the '60s, as a French Military engine, with improvements. Given enough cash, you can buy a brand new one from a US guy who bought them up when the French quit using it.
|A V8-60 flathead in my TD. Marvin
|Another shot of the V8-60 in the TD. Marvin
|Very nice fit Marvin. Have photos of the cockpit?|
|Jim, the cockpit is all TD. The only mod is the transmission cover. The shifter hole was moved, and a speedo cable hole added. The snug area was replaced with a shelf for my heater. Marvin
|This got me looking around, and I can't resist posting this link:|
At the bottom is another link to something truly bizarro!
|Ah, does that bring back memories. First vehicle I owned was a 1930 Model A milkbed pickup with a offy flathead 8.|
I love the conversion. Looks like it fits very well
|Bruce E Cunha|
|I'd love to see someone pick that bike off the ground after dropping it.|
|I saw a small block chevy 3-wheeler last year in Grand Haven, MI at Coast Guard week.|
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