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
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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 here
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!
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 🙂
Read the article here
Flathead City looks a really good supplier of Ford V8 Flatheads, even supplying one for Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” fame, website here
Please click here for a really great resource for the Ford Flathead V8 – 1932 thru 1953
Who knows what happened to Edsel Ford’s third speedster?
1935 Special Sports – the one that seemingly nobody has seen in more than six decades.
Article from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings
Who knows what happened to the third Edsel Ford speedster?
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
The article covers a build by Mike Herman of H&H, who also shares some of his secrets!
Read on here
Not a new article from the excellent Jim Donnelly over at Hemmings, but very interesting nonetheless.
These heads are unusual in as much as the manufacturer, (E&S), are not widely known, plus the heads appear to offer extra cooling capacity to combat overheating which is often the bane of the Ford flathead V8.
Read the article and the mystery being solved by Hemmings readers here
Excellent response to Jim’s article from Mike Russell The E&S heads were made by E&S Manufacturing Co. 1828 Keystone St. Burbank CA phone CHase 7-7447, Ed Schneck owner, Kong Jackson was involved in the design. They also made several styles of multiple carburettor intake manifolds. The “Super Marine Special” was a staggered 4 carb beauty with fins. They also made a cool 2 carb manifold featuring a “Blast Box” for street use which could be replaced with a low carburettor mounting plate for racing applications. Other products included scoops and an offset generator mounting bracket. The company moved to Georgia at some point and changed the name to L&S. The E&S Custom, Super Race, and Supermarine heads feature a revolutionary design of combustion chambers, valve and dome areas, which results in absolute maximum turbulence and enables the use of ten to one and higher compression ratios with maximum volumetric efficiency and excellent fuel flame propagation. “Choking off and “peaking