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Author Topic: Bellytank V8 Flathead Lakester Regs  (Read 9170 times)
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« on: April 27, 2009, 05:16:58 AM »

Hi fellow maniacs ,I would like to run a Bellytank V8 Flathead at Bonneville ,were can I get the tech spec from, so I know what to do and not . Would save me a lot of time and money ! Also is it still true that a flathead in a Bellytank has never done the 200mph .I find it hard to beleive but I have read it in a respectable magazine !!  Hope to hear soon all the best Zurferjoe
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 08:42:51 AM »

Joe, Go to the scta website linked at the this sites home page and buy a rule book.  Lakesters and Streamliners have the shortest requirements list of the car classes.  Lakesters... No streamlining outside of the inside of the narrowest tires.

Don't believe everything you read...  unless they specified on gas, unblown, without specialty heads....
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 09:10:09 AM »

No lack of XF lakesters over 2. I don't know if they are tanks or not. I'll bet some are.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 09:52:52 AM »

bellytanks went 200 in 1950-51 with a flathead, Tom betty tank??
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 10:59:09 AM »

All the XF lakester records except the unblown gas record is over 200mph.  The unblown gas lakester record is 196.557 held by the Spirit Of Modesto belly tank.  Tony
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 01:37:05 PM »

bellytanks went 200 in 1950-51 with a flathead, Tom betty tank??

Mike,

Many years a go when I bought Beatty's tank, I asked him how fast it went with the flathead ford. He told me at El Mirage he had gone 199+ 3 times, but never could make 200, or he would have been the first to break 200 at the lake bed.

At Bonneville with the flathead ford he set the record at 211 or 212. Then he stretched the tank and put the oldsmobile motor in and ran a best of 255 one way. Last time the car ran was 1962 or 1963. Then it sat in his garage until the early 1980's when I bought it off of him.

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 01:48:56 PM »

Mike,I think you are off a few years on the belly tanks going over 200 mph. I am looking at my old programs and so far no flat head belly tanks/lakesters prior to 1955. At least at Bonneville. Tom Beatty got in the 200 club in 1955 at 211.267 mph.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 03:52:57 PM »

That means a Flattie has not run unblown at Bonneville at 200mph yet ?
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 04:08:52 PM »

the spirit of modesto holds the record in xf at 207.150 mph in fuel unblown i think its   xf/gl   willie buchta
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 04:18:31 PM »

That means a Flattie has not run unblown at Bonneville at 200mph yet ?

Yes, Un-blown on gas with a flat head in a lakester is under 200.  All the specialty heads on a Flathead in a lakester are over 200 except XXF, blown gas held by Salt Lick at 192.684.  Tony
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 05:15:14 PM »

Willie --

the 207 is for XF/FL -- fuel lakester.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 06:15:42 PM »

im a bike guy  i know nothing about the car classes  sorry   willie buchta
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 01:45:15 PM »

So that means there has not been an unblown  Flathead Bellytanker V8 up to the 200mph yet ! And could you tell me the make of this Quick Change  Rear Axle Ive been looking at all the forum stuff and still cant find this lovely made Bellytank project .And can anybody help me  find a Flathead Mercury block , Zurferjoe 


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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 04:21:22 PM »

There's been no GAS unblown flathead lakester over 200.  The unblown FUEL record is 207+.

It's all in the Rule Book -- which I suggest you get before you go any further.

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2009, 08:50:41 PM »

The quickchange in the pic is a Rodsville, the car is mine just have not posted any pics in a long time.

Here are a few more pics if I still remember how to post them.


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