Googling around as you do I initially found the story of Mark Kirby’s newly engineered Flathead V8 block on the Coker Tyres website
This is a quite old story from back in 2010
This page led to me to the Motor City Speed Equipment Website
Here you can find some details and specifcations for the newly engineered flathead block, not sure how old this information is?
There is also an old article here on Hot Rod Network
I also found a video on YouTube from 2012 showing Mark discussing the project
I’m not sure what has happened to the project since but some chatter on the H.A.M.B suggests that Jon Hall on Shadow Rods may be involved?
The popularity of barn finds and survivor hot rods has created a whole new segment of the hot rod hobby. Cars with history are much more interesting than something built in the modern era, but we had to convince Charles Berry that his ’34 Plymouth, his high school hot rod, was a really special piece
Read the rest of Tommy’s article here
Hot Rod Hill Climb 2017
Excellent article from the Hot Rod Network on what must be one of the best live Hot Rod events anywhere!
The even started back in 1953 in Georgetown and was resurrected by Mike Nicholas in 2o13 running for three years at the original venue.
This year due to the popularity of the event it has moved to nearby Central City, and once again it was a great event.
Read the article here
One of the issues that has always plagued the Ford Flathead V8 has been overheating. Gerry Burger’s article on Hot Rod Network comes up with some answers.
Read on here
40 Years At HOT ROD, the Marlan Davis Saga
Forty years at one company is crazy, but that’s the landmark we’re celebrating for HOT ROD’s very unique, devoted, and walking GM part-number catalog, Marlan Davis. Forty years! You know him as HOT ROD’s Tech Editor par excellence—and he’s that, for sure. But Marlan is somewhat of a mystery, even to the staff, as his desert residence in Neenach, California, isolates him from city hustle and bustle, making commutes into Los Angeles a long haul and sightings at the HOT ROD mothership rare.
Great article on Marlan Davis from Thom Taylor here at The Hot Rod Network
Ford’s Flathead V-8, the Engine That Gave Birth to Hot Rodding, Is Back in Vogue, and Here’s Everything You Need to Know About It.
Another very good Ford Flathead V8 article from Marlan Davis, this time it’s a source guide for Flathead V8 performance. The article also contains some Flathead Myths courtesy of Tony Baron and a Flathead History Lesson courtesy of Charlie Clark
Read the rest of the article here