In 1948 well known race car builder Frank Kurtis took a wrecked 1941 Buick and turned into the custom car known as the Kurtis Sport you can see in the photo and powered it with a modified Ford Flathead V8
Read Larry Edsall’s article at classic car.com Journal on Kurtis and his customs here
One of the cars is for sale in Saint Louis, Missouri a 1949 Kurtis Sports, the listing is here
The Ford Flathead V8 wasn’t the first V8, but when it debuted in the 1932 Model 18, it brought this brilliant engine configuration to the American masses.
Read Chris Perkins at Road and Track on the rise and fall of Henry’s legendary mill
Workhorse engine of the day series from Murilee Martin at Jalopnik featuring the Ford Flathead V8, read on here
Article from Bobby Kimbrough at Engine Labs on the V12 Lincoln Flathead 284 Stroker build by Mike Herman at H&H Flatheads.
More from H&H can be found here
Really nice to camera piece from ArcLite Fab in which Brian discusses his approach and Hot Rod philosophy.
As a bonus I’ve also added the Gas Monkey piece to camera with Brian during his recent Hot Rod build collaboration which was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine
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