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
Brilliant video of a Ford Flathead V8 running without a cylinder head!
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 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
The lovely sound of an idling Model A Ford four banger 🙂
Flathead City looks a really good supplier of Ford V8 Flatheads, even supplying one for Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” fame, website here
An interesting critique of the flathead engine from Steve McKelvie, read on here
A Critique of the “Flathead” or Side-Valve Engine Design
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
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…