Comparing HEMI to Flathead Engine Design – How Stuff Works

Hemi v Flathead

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

Read the complete article 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

Ford Flathead V8 History – Racing in Retrospect, Mid State Antique Stock Car Club

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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.

Read on here

Hagerty V8 Flathead Build

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 – From Marlan Davis at HotRod

Flathead Ford Intake Manifold Smackdown

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

 

Found Another Good Flathead Website!

Flathead City looks a really good supplier of  Ford  V8 Flatheads, even supplying one for Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” fame, website here

Mike Wolf Falthead City Flathead City

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Wrong Shock Absorbers

Rear Shocks

Rear Shocks

Thanks to my friends on the Ford Barn I’ve found that my Shock Absorbers are from the later V8, and have been cut and welded (badly) to fit, sigh….

 

Rear Shocks

Rear Shocks

Front Shocks

Front Shocks

Front Shocks

Front Shocks