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…
Posted on December 3, 2017
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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
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
Hosted on the Early Ford V-8 Club of America Golden Gate Charter Regional Group #1
Brilliant video of a Ford Flathead V8 running without a cylinder head!
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
Historic Engines – The Fabulous Ford Flathead
Interesting Flathead V8 article from Ashley good historic content and a timeline of Henry’s icon!
The History of the Ford Flathead V8
As you know I try to gather as much Flattie stuff here as possible, read Ashley’s article
Ford Flathead Intake Manifold Collection – Manifold Destiny
Some People Collect Stamps, Others Hoard Coins, I’m Into Aluminum…
This is an article from back in 2011 but still very interesting, one man’s obsession with collecting Ford Flathead inlet manifolds.
Read the article
There is a great Flathead resource right
here at the Rodder’s Journal
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!
There is an excellent timelapse video on the Hagerty YouTube channel of a soup to nuts rebuild of a Ford V8 Flathead.
According to the supporting article on the Hagerty website
Over 400,000 pictures were taken and this resulted in the excellent 6 minute video