How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead V-8 Engines: Everything You Need to Know to Choose, Buy, and Build the Ultimate Flathead V-8

Author(s): Mike Bishop

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Few new engines in automotive history have been as quickly embraced by performance-minded gearheads as was Ford's V-8 in 1932. Deuce roadsters were racing-and winning-almost as soon as their fenders could be unbolted. When the new L-head version was released motorists of nearly all stripes came to embrace the affordable engine that gave Ford cars performance to equal cars costing several times as much. Ford's vision-and gamble-paid off handsomely and set Ford apart from his competitors. More than two decades would pass-a veritable eon in the automobile industry-before another engine would offer the excitement generated by Henry Ford's beloved flathead V-8. This is the ultimate resource for the Ford flathead V-8 engine. It guides readers through everything from engine architecture to selecting the right engine for the right project, building and rebuilding the engine, and buying a crate engine. Whether you're looking to hot-rod or restore your flathead, this book is a required addition to your workbench.


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VERN TARDEL and his crew of "middle-aged adolescents" been building flathead-powered 'rods since the time they were the hot-ticket item instead of a nostalgic throwback. He is considered one of the premier builders of traditional-style hot rods. Vern resides in Santa Rosa, California.

General Fields

  • : 9780760343999
  • : Motorbooks International
  • : Motorbooks International
  • : June 2015
  • : 276mm X 216mm X 0mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mike Bishop
  • : Paperback
  • : 2016
  • : 629.28722
  • : 208
  • : 400 color photos & 50 diagrams