Ate Up With Motor Chronicles the Ford Flathead V8 and the Fall of King Henry

Flathead V8
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If you took the time to read through our review of Merchants of Speed, you might’ve recognized a funny looking V8 on the cover. That’d be the Ford Flathead, the predecessor to the Chevy small-block as the hot rodders’ go-to engine. Ate Up With Motor, a more scholastic friend of Hooniverse has a great writeup on the flathead, Henry and his company through the same period covered in Merchants of Speed (the 20s-50s). Consider both required reading. The quiz will be next Tuesday. The Lion in Winter: Ford’s Flathead V8 and the Fall of Henry Ford at Ate Up With Motor

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