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      Now this thing is starting to take on some flathead characteristics. I've shown the almost completed cylinder bank in it's raw state before I've cleaned it up. The bank is tacked in with some double stick tape. The cylinders can be adjusted to their correct length after the glue has set. In the last shot, you can see the roughed out blank for the head. It will be bolted in place using long 1-72 39 Lincoln 3 size bolts that will stick out of the bank like the original. The next step will be to imbed those bolts into the underside of the bank so that they'll never come loose. I'll be showing how I do that later on.

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    Looks good Jeff!
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    Nice work buddy....
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    Thanks guys. I think any little errors that show up in the end can be covered up with a little weathering 39 Lincoln 3 . I want to make this car look used but very well taken care of.


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    Did Ford ever build a V-16 during those early years? Or any of the other U.S. auto manufactures at that time???
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    The only thing I can think of was the Cadillac V16, I don't remember when they quit making it and when they started to use the Caddy version flathead V8 but I know a number of the 30's Caddies had that engine.


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    Mmmmm...... Ok. Thanks Jeff.
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    That's looking great, Jeff!...I can see the potential in there...
    Congrats many!...

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    Thanks Mario. Here's how I intend to attach the head to the block and still keep it removable. It'll work just like the real thing. You can see where I buried the bolt head in the plastic of the cylinder bank from the reverse side. If the bolt head is not stabilized, it will rotate and I'll never be able to open or tighten the nut. I could put some regular filler in but I'm not sure how well it would hold over the bolt. This is where the styrene 39 Lincoln 3 dissolved in the solvent really works. I'll take a glob of thick styrene 39 Lincoln 3 paste and plug up the hole making sure the head is well imbedded so it can't come loose. The head will now be removable to show some of the internal detail of the block.


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    Really impressed with the holes. I have tried to drill holes exactly where I want them with a Dremel 39 Lincoln 3 in a stand and never get them exact yet you are mating two dissimilar shapes containing a complex hole pattern with extreme tolerance. I guess I have more experimenting to do. Sure would like to see a picture of your tool set up.
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    The holes were done with a drill press. The head actually has a flat spot I used for reference on the press. The drill press wasn't expensive. If I remember correctly, it was under $100 bucks. If you want, I can get a shot of it.

    The technique I used to line the holes up is as follows. The holes for the retaining bolts were already drilled on the cylinder bank. First thing I did was to take some double stick tape and fit the cylinder bank into the engine block as carefully as I could. I then took another long piece of the tape and put the head directly on top of the block in the correct position. I separated the bank and head from the block in one piece, turned it over and then with a sharp mini pick, I used the first hole from the underside to mark the second hole in the bottom of the head. Next, I put the head on the drill press and drilled the 1/16 " holes for the bolts to pass through into the head from the underside. If you hold the parts together carefully, they'll line up like you want them to. To be honest with you, I was really surprised when the holes did line up. I hope I can do it with the second side.


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    I was looking for that site in my files yesterday and couldn't find it....thanks.
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    Yes, I definitely saw that. It has the repair manual for the V12 in its entirety. I downloaded it as fast as I could including the front and back pages. It's one of the best sites and they keep on adding stuff. Right now I think it's very Chevy heavy. That should change soon I hope.


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