How to Rebuild & Modify Ford Flathead V-8 Engines

Author: Mike Bishop,Vern Tardel

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343993

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 9908

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.

Ford Flathead Engines

How to Rebuild & Modify

Author: Michael Herman,Tony Thacker

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252870

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 3012

Although not the first V-8 engine ever produced, Henry Ford's side-valve V-8, launched in 1932, certainly qualified as the first mass-produced V-8 sold to the public. Because of Henry Ford's stubbornness, the first versions were less than ideal. The technology was in its infancy and cost-cutting measures limited the output and reliability of the early models. Over time, however, the "Flattie" became the go-to powerplant for a whole generation of new hobbyists who were called "hot rodders." The engine maintained its position in the hobby well into the 1950s, even when more modern overhead-valve designs started coming out of Detroit. It's hard to overstate the impact that this simple little engine had on a whole generation of enthusiasts. Even today, people choose a flathead for period-correct builds over far more powerful options. The style and sound of a modified flathead is an iconic part of American history. In Ford Flathead Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify, veteran author Tony Thacker and flathead guru of H&H Flatheads, Mike Herman, take you step-by-step through rebuilding a vintage flathead. One of the most important steps is to actually find a good, usable core; many have been sitting for a very long time and the engine design is prone to cracking. Running changes are also an important consideration when selecting a core, and include cooling system, ignition, and transmission mount. After you have selected a core, Thacker and Herman take you through the entire process of a rebuild, including teardown, parts inspection, machine shop processes, replacement part selection, re-assembly, start up, and break-in. Also covered is a unique performance build completed at the H&H shop for legendary race car team manager and all-around enthusiast Ray Evernham. It all adds up to more than 500 color photos and insider tips on building what could be called the most iconic engine ever built, the Ford flathead V-8.

Ford Y-Block Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify

Author: Charles Morris

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250614

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

View: 3141

As Ford’s follow-up to the famous flathead, the Y-block was Ford’s first overhead-valve V-8 and it established an impressive high-performance legacy, winning many races in NASCAR and setting records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This venerable Ford engine, which powers classic Thunderbirds, Crown Victorias, Edsels, and other cars, is enjoying a performance renaissance. Many aftermarket parts, including heads, can turn a sedate Y-block into a powerhouse. The engine earned its name from its deep-skirt block design that looked like a “Y.” This stout engine was installed in millions of Ford cars from 1954 to 1962 and Ford trucks from 1952 to 1964. Author and Ford tech expert Charles Morris explains each critical aspect of rebuilding a stock 239-, 256-, 272-, 292-, and 312-ci Y-block and building a modified Y-block. He shows you how to identify components and conduct a thorough inspection so you select a sound block, heads, intake, and other components. He explains the specifics for obtaining high-quality machining work and verifying clearances. In addition, he delves into the intricacies of each step of the assembly process so you can rebuild a strong-running and reliable engine. Most important, Morris details the steps to effectively remedy the Y-block oiling problems. This is the book Ford Y-block owners and fans have been waiting for. It’s an indispensible guide for performing a professional-caliber rebuild and buildup of the Y-block.

Ford Flathead V-8 Builder's Handbook 1932-1953

Restorations, Street Rods, Race Cars

Author: Frank Oddo

Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks

ISBN: 9781931128117

Category: Transportation

Page: 154

View: 640

Flathead spoken here. From stock rebuilds to high-horsepower modified engines, this book delivers instructions on every facet of rebuilding your flathead V-8. Crystal-clear photos make every step easy to understand and follow, including block reconditioning, new oil seals, manifolds, superchargers and electronic ignitions. Contains essential details on how to install later-model flatheads into early model chassis, plus where to buy parts.

Ford and Mercury Flathead V-8 Identification and Rebuilder's Guide

Author: Kathleen McCaughey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692256602


Page: 182

View: 9062

Joe Abbin, the author of Blown Flathead and 335 HP Flathead Ford V-8 Performance Handbook, produced this comprehensive new book on flathead Ford engine identification and rebuilding. Stock or modified, this book will be an essential reference for both engine owners and professional engine builders to help them determine what they have, what they need, and how to achieve a successful flathead rebuild to meet any standard.Contains 182 pages with:-184 Photos & Figures-17 Charts and Tables-Parts and Information Sources-Installation and Tech Tips

Ford Hot Rods

Author: Dain Gingerelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610609302


Page: N.A

View: 8494

How to collect & restore cars

Author: Mike Murphy,David Burnola Weems

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780830620678

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 3247

Fridays with Landon

"Another Time...Another Place"

Author: Richard McKenzie Neal

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467817394

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 440

View: 9077

The words contained within the covers of this book are intended to speak to some of lifes ups and downs. Life encompasses a multitude of components that require daily maintenance and/or managementand your judgment in those areas will drive the direction of your existence. Life will, sooner or later, introduce you to the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in-betweenhumor, joy, sadness and the always-present mystery. The author believes the words in this book to be universalalthough not universally spoken nor acknowledged. Richards odyssey has been continuous from the denial of his rural Arkansas roots to his acceptance in Phase Three. While the Greyhound bus physically transported him away from his disdainand provided the escape from his dysfunctional family, the relocation only skewed his perspective. California was a world apart from Arkansas, and without an education and/or a craftlife would severely test the authors fortitude and determination. It would resemble a scavenger hunt as he chased his always-moving, always-fading demons for personal understanding. This book began simply enough as letters to his son (the second of two from the authors second marriage) who was/is also seeking self-understanding. The son was serving prison time for drug usage and drug-related crimes stemming from twenty years of abuse. Added to that, his son, Landon, is afflicted with epilepsy and the combination (epilepsy and heroin) can produce deadly consequences. His sons first letter not only requested that his father correspond with him, but that he fill in the gaps of his lifehis words were, Dad, I know nothing of you before our family. The father was taken abackhe had rarely, if ever, thought about his past lifemuch less verbalized it to others. Initially, as he reflected on the request, he wondered if he even remembered anything about his pastor had he buried it so deeply (through denial) that he would never be able to resurrect the information that his son was requesting. The book chronicles the authors early years in Arkansas and his own drug abuse during his twenties as he struggled in California. The book reveals the authors insecurities regarding his lack of a formal education. How he created a faade to conceal his perceived deficiencies as he managed a challenging career (the majority of those years at the supervisory level) within the oil industry. One cannot read just one of the letters, encapsulated between the Foreword and the last page, and fully comprehend the purpose and/or intent of this collaboration between the writers present life and his long-buried past. Singularly, none of the enclosed correspondence is capable of standing alonebut linked together, they provide a measure of insightfulness and understanding (you decide about what). There are common threads woven throughout the writingand there are also subliminal messages, advice, thoughts, insight, understanding, encouragements and reconciliation embedded within the dynamics of this endeavor. From the author: Landon and I have come a long way with our burdens; and while neither of us have arrived yetI believe we are both on the correct path and approaching the other side. But only time will tell

Der Aufbau schnellaufender Verbrennungskraftmaschinen für Kraftfahrzeuge und Triebwagen

Author: H. Kremser

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709150167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 226

View: 9802

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Car and Driver

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobile drivers

Page: N.A

View: 6768

A Chrysler Chronicle

One Man's Story of Restoring a Classic 1948 New Yorker

Author: Dave Floyd

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786409105

Category: Transportation

Page: 149

View: 8976

There are two kinds of classic car buffs: those who have restored an old car, and those who want to. For anyone who has looked at a rusty heap in a field and seen only the gleaming new machine it once was, the urge is powerful, but also intimidating. Restoration can be a difficult, expensive, and--especially for the novice--mysterious undertaking. Dave Floyd, an enthusiast with a lifelong love for the great cars on the road in his youth, is one who answered the call. In this book he traces every step of restoring a long-neglected 1948 Chrysler New Yorker to its original glory, all on a real-world budget and in the spare hours left by a full-time job. Every task, every discovery, every obstacle, every triumph and frustration comes through in a detailed account that is part diary, part practical guide, part love story. Told with great charm, his story is inspiring to any prospective old-car hobbyist, and a special treat for Chrysler devotees.

Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flathead

Author: Ron Bishop

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780830620661

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 2197

Covers the 1932 to 1953 Ford V8. Chapters include: Ford Flathead through the Years; Initial Disassembly; Short Block Disassembly; Inspection and Machining; Oiling System; Cooling System; Fuel System; Distributors; Electrical System; Engine Reassembly; Engine Start-up and Break-in; Troubleshooting Your Flathead; and Flathead Wrap-up. Pub. 1981.

Ford F-series Pickup Owner's Bible

A Hands-on Guide to Getting the Most from Your F-series Pickup

Author: Moses Ludel

Publisher: Bentley Publishers

ISBN: 9780837601526

Category: Transportation

Page: 363

View: 2598

A hands-on guide to getting the most from your F-series Pickup.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 14: Folklife

Author: Glenn Hinson,William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898554

Category: Reference

Page: 424

View: 3197

Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

Passport to World Band Radio 1998

Author: Lawrence Magne

Publisher: International Broadcasting Services

ISBN: 9780914941453

Category: Amateur radio stations

Page: 560

View: 6826

The classic volume for shortwave radio lovers. It zeros in on news, sports and entertainment from hundreds of stations-- ranging from Radio Australia to the BBC, Radio Yugoslavia to Radio Zambia.

The Complete Ford Book

Author: Petersen Publishing Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ford automobile

Page: N.A

View: 807