Craig Cole takes a Sunday drive in his 1936 restored Ford Flathead

Craig Cole takes a Sunday drive in his 1936 restored Ford Flathead

Craig Cole takes a Sunday drive in his 1936 restored Ford Flathead

Join me for a little Sunday drive in my completely restored 1936 Ford sedan. Listen to its flathead V8 sing, uninterrupted by talking or music. Aside from a 12-volt electrical system, turn signals, a 1939 transmission, 1937 steering box and slightly later-model engine the car is completely stock, retaining mainstay Ford features of the era like a solid front axle, torque-tube drivetrain, front and rear transverse leaf springs as well as mechanical brakes (with floaters). The car runs and drives beautifully, better than you’d ever expect an 80-plus-year-old vehicle to.

If you’re curious, here are the engine specs: • Factory-relieved 59L block • Stock 59-AB heads • Bored 0.080” beyond 3 3/16” • Stock 3 ¾” crankshaft • 251 cubic inches • Stock intake manifold • Holley 2100 carburetor with stock 8BA jetting and power valve • Stock fuel pump with electric back up • Stock 1946 Ford camshaft with adjustable lifters • Stock “crab-style” distributor • Red’s headers • Dual exhaust system WITHOUT mufflers

Related – 1936 Ford V8 Deluxe Phaeton Was A Six-Year Restoration

1936 Ford @Wikipedia



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