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?

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Ford Flat Head V8 Working Model Engine – 3D Printed by Eric Harrell

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Ford Flathead V8!!
Modeled after a 40s 239 block and after market accessories.

More info here

Eric’s description

This is my most detailed model yet. All accessories including spark plugs were modeled. Over 200 hours print time for all parts. Almost two full rolls of filament.

All my models are printed on a Prusa i3 kit. You can find the one I use by clicking the link below. You can get 15% off by using code “GBTE”
Tronxy Prusa I3
You will need to print on an 8×10″ glass bed and change the “X” travel distance settings in the firmware to print the block.

Complete hardware kits are available. I partnered with MakerRX. Head over to their page to purchase my kit and get 10% off HatchBox/ColorFabb Filament which is some of the best filament that you can get for the price.
https://www.makerrx.com/products/mrx5

https://youtu.be/hRUQLCHZcgg

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

Jalopy Journal

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

The History of Ford’s Iconic Flathead V8 – Ashley Webb – The Motorhood

Interesting Flathead V8 article from Ashley good historic content and a timeline of Henry’s icon!

The History of the Ford Flathead V8

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 here

Ford Flathead Intake Manifold Collection – Manifold Destiny – Henry Z. De Kuyper Hot Rod Network

Ford Flathead Intake Manifold Collection – Manifold Destiny

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 here