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Henry Ford’s Incredible X-8 Engine

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Henry Ford’s Incredible X-8 Engine

 

During my recent interview with Robert Kibbe about Henry Ford on The Muscle Car Place podcast, we discussed Henry’s efforts to put a radial engine into a production vehicle.

This engine was known as the X8 and was the prototype investigated between 1920-1927, it was hoped that this engine would power the Model T replacement.

There is an really good in depth article on the engine on the excellent Mac’s Motor City Garage blog which can be accessed here

It’s a fascinating concept and todays vehicles may have been a lot different if Henry had succeeded, I’ll leave it to you the reader to speculate!