90-Day Wonder: Ford’s Infamous SOHC 427 Cammer – Thom Taylor @HotRod Network!

The legendary Cammer is the engine that made NASCAR change the the rules!

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Fifty years ago, it was hailed as “Ford’s greatest engine”.

Read Thom Taylor’s article here at HotRod Network

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Post-War Ford Flathead V-8 Engine Rebuilder Shop Tour Part 3 – The Old Motor

Part three of the interesting photo essay article highlighting the behind the scenes activity at a Post War Flathead rebuilder

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The article can be found here

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Post-War Ford Flathead V-8 Engine Rebuilder Shop Tour Part 2 – The Old Motor

Part Two of the excellent post war Flathead rebuilder article from the always interesting The Old Motor

You can read the article and view the photographs here

Secrets of the Novi V8 – Mac’s Motor City Garage

Equal parts legend, myth, and fable, the awesome Novi V8 is one of the great stories of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here’s a look back at 25 years of fascinating Novi lore.

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Excellent article from Mac’s Motor City Garage here

Post-War Ford Flathead V-8 Engine Rebuilder Shop Tour Part I – The Old Motor

An excellent photo essay on a Flathead V8 rebuilders operation back on the day.

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The rest of the article is here on The Old Motor and as always the content is of a very high quality

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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

A Critique of the “Flathead” or Side-Valve Engine Design (From Steve McKelvie)

An interesting critique of the flathead engine from Steve McKelvie, read on here

A Critique of the “Flathead” or Side-Valve Engine Design

A Critique of the “Flathead” or Side-Valve Engine Design

H&H Builds a Flathead Motor – Flathead For A Knucklehead (From HotRod Network)

Another slightly older but interesting Ford Flathead V8 article, this time it’s from Rob Fortier at HotRod Network.

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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

A Model (A) of In-Efficiency

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I HAVE MY ENGINE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It took me forever to pick it up.

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Let’s go through the timeline since the last post…..

It is 4/10/15 and J&M has let me know that the babbitts are poured and the rods are balanced.  They are waiting on a clutch from the supplier.

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Balancing Rods.  You would think the rods are balanced.  They aren’t.

Is this manly stuff?  Yes….but I have to keep myself from commenting that they are handling rods and playing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”.

Do you know how to line bore a block?

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Machining the Thrust so there is less leakage.

It is now 4/14/15 and there has been little recent progress on my Phaeton.  Even if all the pieces/parts were magically to appear in my garage tomorrow, I wouldn’t be able to reassemble the car until sometime in May or June.  So what is going…

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