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

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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

Comparing HEMI to Flathead Engine Design – How Stuff Works

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Article from How Stuff Works on the Hemi engine and the comparison with the venerable Flathead.

Read the complete article here

 

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

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Allard J2X With Ardun Heads on a Ford “Flathead” V8 – Reblog From Steve McKelvie

In a previous post dated July 12, 2012 I was critical of the design of the Ford “flathead” engine.  Recently I saw an Allard J2X that had a Ford “flathead” V8 engine that had been fitted with Ardun heads.  Ardun heads are interesting on several levels.  These heads converted the Ford “flathead” V8 engine into a hemispherical combustion chamber overhead valve engine.

A cross section of a Ford “flathead” engine fitted with the Ardun head conversion is shown below:

 Ford “Flathead” V8 Engine Fitted With Ardun Heads (from C & T Automotive)

The addition of these heads to the Ford “flathead” engine increased the output of the 239 cubic inch engine from 100 horsepower to about 150 horsepower.  The Ardun heads were designed by the Ardun Mechanical Corporation of New York which was headed by Zora Arkus-Duntov and his brother, Yura.  Many of you might recognize the name of Zora Arkus-Duntov as the eventual Chief Engineer for…

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The Ultimate Source Guide for Flathead Ford V8 Performance – Marlan Davis Hot Rod Network

Ford’s Flathead V-8, the Engine That Gave Birth to Hot Rodding, Is Back in Vogue, and Here’s Everything You Need to Know About It.

Another very good Ford Flathead V8 article from Marlan Davis, this time it’s a source guide for Flathead V8 performance. The article also contains some Flathead Myths courtesy of Tony Baron and  a Flathead History Lesson courtesy of Charlie Clark

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Read the rest of the article here

 

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