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!
Excerpt from Jeff Zurschmeide’s Flathead V8 article on enginelabs.com
In the history of automotive engines, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of the V8 design. By dividing the eight cylinders into two banks of four, engineers achieved a powerful, yet compact unit that could fit into the vast majority of engine bays also sized to fit four or six-cylinder engines.
Ford did not invent the V8 engine, but it can be fairly said that they brought it into everyday use. Some European marques and Cadillac had V8 engines decades before Ford developed the engine that would yield affordable performance and create the basis for hot rodding
Read the rest of the article here
Historic Engines – The Fabulous Ford Flathead
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
Please click here for a really great resource for the Ford Flathead V8 – 1932 thru 1953