The History of Ford’s Iconic Flathead V8 – Ashley Webb – The Motorhood

Interesting Flathead V8 article from Ashley good historic content and a timeline of Henry’s icon!

The History of the Ford Flathead V8

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

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

 

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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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.

H&H Builds a Flathead Motor - Flathead For A Knucklehead

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

Flathead 101 From the Jalopy Journal

The Flathead Ford is still the engine of cool for traditionalists in the Hot Rod & Custom Car worlds. Here on the blog I always like to feature items and articles that spread the Flathead word & its storied history. This article from Ryan at the Jalopy Journal is from 2006, and is excellent!

Read more here…

1932 Ford High Boy Roadster; Metallic Blue, “Miller Automotive Chino”

I keep seeing pictures of this lovely 32 High Boy, finally I found some more detail on the Sports Car Digest website coverage of the Auctions America California 2013 auction report:

Lot # 759 1932 Ford High Boy Roadster; S/N AB5055556; Metallic Blue, ‘Miller Automotive

Lot # 759 1932 Ford High Boy Roadster; S/N AB5055556; Metallic Blue, ‘Miller Automotive Chino’/Grey Naugahyde; No top; Original, modified for competition or performance, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800. No Reserve – 221 flathead, Offenhauser heads, Offenhauser intake with three 97s, Harman-Collins magneto, alternator, quick change axle, steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, 5.50×16 front, 10.50×16 rear tires – A sweet old thing clocked at 142.97 mph at Bonneville in 1954. Tired, dull old paint, chipped frame, dirty engine. I love it. – This may be the coolest car in Auctions America’s Burbank auction. It just reeks of early hot rodding days in southern California and on the salt flats. Its condition, while aged and neglected, is sound and complete. For a moderate price someone bought a resurrection project that will bring a real historic high boy back to life. Will it be worth it financially? Probably not, but a concours trophy or two, a run at Bonneville Speed Week and a few mornings’ admiration and accolades at Cars & Coffee will flesh out the financial cost with ample psychic income. It represents full value for money at this price.