The Flying Ford Flathead… The Ford Model 15-P – The Jalopy Journal

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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…

Cooling The Flathead – Tech Hot Rod Network – Gerry Burger

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One of the issues that has always plagued the Ford Flathead V8 has been overheating. Gerry Burger’s article on Hot Rod Network comes up with some answers.

Read on here

Evolution of the Ford Flathead V8 Compiled by Fred Mills

In Fred’s own words

“Here is the 221-239-255 cube U.S.A. flathead block story with pictures, to the best of my knowledge
and ability to collect pictures so far”

You can find the excellent 20 page document here

Hosted on the Early Ford V-8 Club of America Golden Gate Charter Regional Group #1 website 

 

Historic Engines – The Fabulous Ford Flathead V8 – From Jeff Zurschmeide at enginelabs.com

Excerpt from Jeff Zurschmeide’s Flathead V8 article on enginelabs.com

In the history of automotive engines, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of the V8 design. By dividing the eight cylinders into two banks of four, engineers achieved a powerful, yet compact unit that could fit into the vast majority of engine bays also sized to fit four or six-cylinder engines.

Ford did not invent the V8 engine, but it can be fairly said that they brought it into everyday use. Some European marques and Cadillac had V8 engines decades before Ford developed the engine that would yield affordable performance and create the basis for hot rodding

Read the rest of the article here

 

Historic Engines – The Fabulous Ford Flathead

Historic Engines – The Fabulous Ford Flathead

Rodder’s Journal – Flatheads Everything you wanted to know about Henry’s first V8, all in one place.

There is a great Flathead resource right here at the Rodder’s Journal

Rodder's Journal - Flathead Archives

Rodder’s Journal – Flathead Archives

This is a great collection of books on the venerable flattie!

As always Rodder’s Journal is the place to go!

The Ford Flathead V8 and the Fall of Henry Ford (From Ate Up With Motor written by Aaron Severson)

The Ford Flathead V8 and the Fall of Henry Ford

The Ford Flathead V8 and the Fall of Henry Ford

A really interesting piece on the Flathead and Henry Ford’s downfall

Read the article here

 

 

 

A Critique of the “Flathead” or Side-Valve Engine Design (From Steve McKelvie)

An interesting critique of the flathead engine from Steve McKelvie, read on here

A Critique of the “Flathead” or Side-Valve Engine Design

A Critique of the “Flathead” or Side-Valve Engine Design

H&H Builds a Flathead Motor – Flathead For A Knucklehead (From HotRod Network)

Another slightly older but interesting Ford Flathead V8 article, this time it’s from Rob Fortier at HotRod Network.

H&H Builds a Flathead Motor - Flathead For A Knucklehead

H&H Builds a Flathead Motor – Flathead For A Knucklehead

The article covers a build by Mike Herman of H&H, who also shares some of his secrets!

Read on here