90-Day Wonder: Ford’s Infamous SOHC 427 Cammer – Thom Taylor @HotRod Network!

The legendary Cammer is the engine that made NASCAR change the the rules!

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Fifty years ago, it was hailed as “Ford’s greatest engine”.

Read Thom Taylor’s article here at HotRod Network

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Post-War Ford Flathead V-8 Engine Rebuilder Shop Tour Part 2 – The Old Motor

Part Two of the excellent post war Flathead rebuilder article from the always interesting The Old Motor

You can read the article and view the photographs here

Record-setting, and stylish, the 1949 Kurtis Special that blazed across the salt at Bonneville powered by a Ford Flathead V8

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In 1948 well known race car builder Frank Kurtis took a wrecked 1941 Buick and turned into the custom car known as the Kurtis Sport  you can see in the photo and powered it with a modified Ford Flathead V8

Read Larry Edsall’s article at classic car.com Journal on Kurtis and his customs here

One of the cars is for sale in Saint Louis, Missouri a 1949 Kurtis Sports, the listing is here

Downsizing and Forced Induction Be Damned, Long Live the V8 – Jack Baruth @Road & Track

From the Ford Flathead V8 onward the V8 engine has been the soundtrack to the American Car among  others, here’s a great article on V8 history

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Why the Ford Flathead V8 Succeeded, and Why It Had to Die – Chris Perkins @Road & Track

The Ford Flathead V8 wasn’t the first V8, but when it debuted in the 1932 Model 18, it brought this brilliant engine configuration to the American masses.

Read Chris Perkins at Road and Track on the rise and fall of Henry’s legendary mill

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Workhorse Engine of the Day: Ford Flathead V8 – Murilee Martin @Jalopnik

Workhorse engine of the day series from Murilee Martin at Jalopnik featuring the Ford Flathead V8, read on here

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What Doomed The Ford Flathead V8 – Raphael Orlove @Jalopnik

Why did the Ford Flathead die?

Read Raphael’s article here at Jalopnik which sheds some light on the reasons.

 

Post-War Ford Flathead V-8 Engine Rebuilder Shop Tour Part I – The Old Motor

An excellent photo essay on a Flathead V8 rebuilders operation back on the day.

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The rest of the article is here on The Old Motor and as always the content is of a very high quality

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Salesman’s 1939 Ford coupe – Classic Cars.com Journal

Here’s a pick of the day from a few weeks back by Ben Golfen at Classic Cars.com. It’s a lovely 1939 Ford V8 Coupe rocking the Flathead and a glorious colour scheme from the Swift Premium Co and has been in the same family since 1942!

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Ben’s article on the car can be found here and The listing is here

Newly Engineered Flathead V8 Block – Motor City Speed Equipment

Googling around as you do I initially found the story of Mark Kirby’s  newly engineered Flathead V8 block on the Coker Tyres website 

This is a quite old story from back in 2010

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This page led to me to the Motor City Speed Equipment Website 

Here you can find some details and specifcations for the newly engineered flathead block, not sure how old this information is?

There is also an old article here on Hot Rod Network

I also found a video on YouTube from 2012 showing Mark discussing the project

I’m not sure what has happened to the project since but some chatter on the H.A.M.B suggests that Jon Hall on Shadow Rods may be involved?