Flathead Jerry's Rat Rod
Rochester, WA
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This page was last updated: May 26, 2008
1929 Ford Rat Rod Truck
1929 Ford Rat Rod Truck, this is what Jerry started with, what a gem.
My old full house blown flathead I orginaly built in Hibbing, MN. circa 1953, when I was 18 years old.  last ran on the day I was drafted in US Army  Sept. 23 1958. Sitting pretty in a  primerd  32 Roadster

My Dad was a master mechanic in the iron ore mines,  called me said someone wanted to buy the 32,  I was at Fort Lewis, WA, told him I`d like to save motor, he said I can pull it for you.

The engine sat in his garage under a pile of gunney sacks until spring 2000 when we were cleaning out garage after he passed on.  We used to chat about it yrs. ago, then one goes on in life with their nose to the  grind stone.

                                        (( a forgotten treasure ))

I just totally rebuilt engine &  Blower.

Block came out of a 1939 Ford panel truck. 
Bore 3-3/8"
Pistons Ross Racing ( new)
Stroke 4" 
1950 Mercury 1-cm, Ported (factory) & relieved, Bigger sodium valves
Valve springs are Lincoln Zephor
Winfield SU - R 1 Cam
Ignition (new) is MSD  #pn-8573
Carbs. are Stromberg 97`s
Fly wheel cut & balanced
Clutch truck & bigger springs
Heads Offenhauser 9-5 comp.

Blower is a Italmeccanica , 4500 c.c.  ( was givin to me 1954 ), guy had 3 of them, he ran Mexican road race in 1953

Offeee Heads (givin to me 1953) 

Jerry