Ah the flathead V8, hoonerific engine staple of the American hot rodder since the beginning of time and the main source of power for many cars and trucks in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. This particular example does not appear to used for people-moving however… It’s been repurposed! These photos as well as the backstory are courtesy of our own resident mine expert and all around great guy, CptSevere so I will let him spin the tale for you:
I have spent the better part of my morning trying to identify it and I can agree that it is not a Ford. I am about 95% certain that I have tracked down what it is and where it came from but the good CptSevere is not in total agreement with me. So what say you fellow experts? Track it down and provide pictures in the comments and I will share my findings a bit later.