1932 Ford “Pete Henderson” Roadster
As the story goes, back in 1944, a guy with a quick quarter horse won countless bets challenging hot cars to a race. This roadster, however, had a reputation as the quickest car in the San Fernando Valley. With Pete Henderson behind the wheel, in a specially staged race held in La Habra, and witnessed by a large crowd, including speed equipment gurus Vic Edelbrock Sr., Ed Winfield, and Phil Weiand, this deuce was the only car that ever won. Ernie McAfee took a famous grainy photo showing the roadster edging out the horse. Noted hot rod racer Ak Miller and writer Gray Baskerville always said they could trace the origins of ¼-mile drag racing to that famous contest.
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Brilliant video of a Ford Flathead V8 running without a cylinder head!
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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Really Good series of articles on the various aspects of Henry’s wonderful Flathead V8 on the Racing in Retrospect website from the Mid State Antique Stock Car Club.
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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 here
So you want to build a ’32 Ford Roadster?
The blog hasn’t been updated for some time but contains good information
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.
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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 here
Over 400,000 pictures were taken and this resulted in the excellent 6 minute video
Flathead Ford Intake Manifold Smackdown
This is a slightly older but very interesting article from HotRod.
HotRod test 12 intakes that changed the Flathead world 🙂
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