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A Flathead at Buck's - Calgary


I wandered through Buck's today, and spotted this truck from a distance.   It stood out like a sore thumb, even though it was in the old car area.   I don't recall ever seeing a Flathead at an Auto Wreckers before, it was quite a find.

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How old are you?....... LOL
You should have been looking for parts 30 years ago.. in rust free Alberta. Had to have been lots, most of the "farm trucks" are ending up here in Ontario now.
Look at how clean that frame is...WOW

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Wow!!
That's awesome.

Did you go AFTER I saw you today?

LOL


I started going to the scrapyard just shy of thirty years ago (1994) - so even IF flatheads were still showing up then, I wouldn't have cared to notice - I was only looking for old Pontiac's, initially because it was a good way to kill time, then after I got my car it was to look for parts applicable to, or interchangable to my car.

As an example, the wiper motor for my Firebird is the same one (iirc) as a 67-72 GM half ton truck!



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unruhjonny wrote:

Wow!!
That's awesome.

Did you go AFTER I saw you today?

LOL


 I poked my nose over there quickly this afternoon after shuffling things around in my garage.



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LT1Caddy wrote:


How old are you?....... LOL
You should have been looking for parts 30 years ago.. in rust free Alberta. Had to have been lots, most of the "farm trucks" are ending up here in Ontario now.
Look at how clean that frame is...WOW


 I'm old enough!!!  Have been going to the local yards for nearly 30 years.  That's after a break of about 10 years from being a regular there in the late 70's.



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Did you check if it turns over? Theyre worth something if they do. Good ones are getting hard to find now.

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Did you check if it turns over? Theyre worth something if they do. Good ones are getting hard to find now.


 No I didn't check.   I wouldn't be surprised if it turn over.



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They have aluminum pistons in later years I think and were prone to seizing in the bore if any moisture got in them. I tried to unseize one with a friend, we soaked it good for a long time and no go with anything we tried to get it unseized. After removing the heads and intake, more soak, still stuck. But we did discover that moisture from wet ground under the truck had wicked up through the stink pipe inside the block, a trail of rust.

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