Early Ford V-8 Club of America
Southern California Regional Group 11

1934 Ford Flathead V8 Engine

"As Henry Built it"

The above historically accurate Ford Flathead V8 Engine is proudly displayed at our club headquarters.

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The basic design of the Ford Flathead Engine introduced in 1932 provided superior performance and reliability for the majority of Ford cars and trucks for two decades.Steady improvements came each year (excluding the war years) as design refinements, new materials and better gasoline and oil were developed. Literally millions of these engines powered all Ford V-8 Cars, Ford trucks and all Mercurys through 1953.
The genius of Henry Ford and his engineers made it possible to cast the entire V8 engine cylinder block in one piece and thus made it practical to offer in low cost and excellent performing cars and trucks. This had never been done before anywhere in mass production before 1932. The uniform high quality of every engine component is a testimony to the dedication and excellence of Ford engineering and manufacturing. These engines are relatively easy to maintain and can be kept fully operational for years to come. There are plentiful parts and service support for these remarkable engines and the popular classic vehicles they power.
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