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The Flying Ford Flathead V8

Great article from the Jalopy Journal on the Ford Model 15-P Flying Wing, the last aircraft developed by the Stout Metal Airplane Division of Ford Motor Company.

The aircraft was powered by an aluminium version of the 221 cubic inch version of the Ford Flathead V8 developing 115hp as opposed to the cast iron car versions 75hp.

Read the Jalopy Journal article here

Read the Wikipedia page here

The Flying Ford Flathead…

So that’s why I couldn’t make head nor tail of my steeering from the Model A books!!!

Default Steering Joint Question

Hi All

Firstly let me apologise for the disgusting condition of my steering gear, this will change very soon!!

I have quite a bit of play in the joint in the picture, and I see kits listed to rebuild the joint.

Would this be the way to got or would replacement make more sense?

I’ve got a small amount of play in the kingpin on this side, should I be looking for zero play, or is some acceptable before it impacts steering performance?

Thanks as always

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That’s aftermarket, you probably have V8 spindles.
See item 11190 in the link http://www.vintageford.com/sect_sear…=Axle-%20Front

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The rig you have uses sealed replaceable rod ends completely unlike Model A type…they are almost certainly the ones used on 1935-48 Fords.
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Ha, I thought I couldn’t make sense of it from my books

Over to the H.A.M.B with this one.

Thanks for the pointers.

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