Googling around as you do i initially found the story of mark kirbys newly engineered flathead v8 block on the coker tyres website this is a quite old story from back in 2010 this page led to me to the motor city speed equipment website. Ford flathead facts and myths have long been a topic of debate but we sort out the real truth about the ford flat head small block engine in our performance. He is the author of four other motorbooks publications. If youd like to learn more about the deuce, these two books are a great start. A flathead engine, otherwise sidevalve engine, is an internal combustion engine with its poppet valves contained within the engine block, instead of in the cylinder head, as in an overhead valve engine flatheads are an early design concept that has mostly fallen into disuse, but they are currently experiencing a revival in lowrevving aeroengines such as the d motor. Originally developed by mark kirby formerly from motor city flatheads, now motor city. The water passages are made using plastic injection mold technology. This is an authorized copy of the book by ron holleran. Mark kirby aluminum flathead engines llc in dundee, mi. How to build ford flathead v8 horsepower motorbooks workshop. One of the most important steps is to actually find a good, usable core. This new mbi motorcycle color history chronicles the entire development and production history of the flathead, examining its application in street, racing, and military bikes. These are the only intakes still made for the lincoln 337 flathead.
The home of the ford flathead rebuilding specialist from mild to wild. His book blown flathead is still in print and is a wealth of information, especially for supercharged flatheads. In motor city blue, walker is hired by an exgangster named ben morningstar to find his missing ward marla. And the best thing that i remember about going to the lake was being able to take a ride in that boat. Often known as the 8ba, the final flathead design was eventually replaced by the new generation of overhead valve powerplants. We can also help recommend quality a craftsman for upholstery, paint and body work. Flathead and nostalgia drag racing links and resources. Consider purchasing one or two to help insure a great trip. Contains over 100 photographs with short narratives. Ford flathead v8 engines by mike bishop, 9780760343999, available at book. Heres a very young and dapper roger penske from 1967 to sell you some customblended sunoco gasoline. A comprehensive overview featuring stock and highperformance rebuilds. We specialize in engine and chassis builds and complete car assembly and tuning. Heads fit ford flathead v8 from 1939 to 1953, 24 studs.
Ford flathead v8 the engine that gave birth to hot. Joe abbin, the author of blown flathead and 335 hp flathead ford v8 performance handbook, has 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. Tshirt motor city detroit mopar flathead outlaw muscle car usa v8 black s 5xl. How to build a flathead ford v8, how to build vintage hot rod v8 engines, how to build ford. The companys filing status is listed as active, but not in good standing as of 2242014 and its file number is e12468. I bring this up because, as i recall, mr mcnicholl is a resident of british columbia and used several local sources in building the motors documented in his book. According to lejuerrne, mark kirby of motor city flathead flow tested one and it flowed better untouched than kirbys street port.
They are cast from 356 aluminum heat treated to t6. The new sharp v8 60 flathead cylinder heads feature a centered, bolt on water neck. Continue reading this 1968 shelby mustang gt500kr will be among the star consignments at the mecum glendale auction on march 1114. We have recently teamed up with motor city speed equipment to offer custom built ford v8 flathead engines. The only copy of the first printing i own is the slabbed copy shown above. From enjoying books and scenic parkland to receiving social services and peace officer protection. The flathead may live forever, thanks to guys like jon hall and mark kirby of shadow rods and motor city speed equipment, respectively. Motor city speed equipment mark kirbys engines, engine blocks, and parts. Travel books, guides and maps that may be helpful in planning your trip to the flathead lake area are listed below. Many readers may find the resource guideappendix worth the purchase alone, being given a great catalogue of parts and service providers. This block is completely beefed up, with fourbolt caps, reinforced bottomend and webbing, furnacebrazed sleeves max bore is 3. One of the most important steps is to find a good, usable core. The ultimate source guide for flathead ford v8 performance.
Motor city books, a thriftbooks global brand, is located in the brownstone charter township, mi southwest of detroit. Engine cylinder headford flathead edelbrock 1125 fits. Written by mike herman and tony thacker, foreword by ray. Fords flathead v8, the engine that gave birth to hot rodding, is back. The flathead in the fivewindow coupe is the test mule, and motor city plans to begin production soon. Also, how much would it cost to have a relaible performance flathead.
Speedway chevy t5 transmission to flathead adapter kit. See more ideas about car engine, ford and engineering. A step by step book on how to identfy and rebuild a ford flatheads. Unfollow ford flathead motors to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. His amos walker, a toughtalking detroit detective, will delight mystery buffs. Sharp v8 60 flathead cylinder heads center water neck. What i mean by performance flathead is a flathead that will be able to keep up with a similar car with a sbc, however i cannot spend a lot. Flathead guidebooks, located in whitefish, montana, publishes outdoor guide books focusing on humanpowered sports in nw montana hiking, skiing scrambling.
A system to filter 100 percent of the oil flowing through a flathead is available from phil goller. Over six years of research, flow testing, racing, and street driving have resulted in this howto recipe for building a high performance ford or mercury flathead for the street. The departments and divisions that make up county government strive to make flathead county a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work and play, by providing vital services to the community. How to hot rod the famous ford flathead engine by mike davidson, 9780949398253, available at book depository with free.
A second look at the 1932 ford macs motor city garage. A nonprofit organization of authors who provide community, education, encouragement and support to writers in the flathead. What i am asking is from flathead jack, motor city speed equipment, etc. Motor city flatheads in detroit has an excellent forum as wellgood luck. Now no contact wont answer calls or return text or emails deal details. Motorcity casino hotel is a completely new detroit luxury hotel, conference, banquet hall and hotel meeting concept built from the ground up. The boat that was by far the nicest on the lake was a 1940s chris craft wooden runabout that was powered by a ford flathead. Find 1 listings related to motor city books in detroit on.
Motor city motors is a garage based competition reality television show on the discovery channel hosted by the detroit brothers. Each quality, used book is saved, sorted, rated, shelved and finally, shipped by hand from michigan. Macs motor city garage auto industry news and gossip. I bought another book while there, the second of mike davidsons flathead books how to build the high performance street flathead or i have also seen it listed as just street flathead. Motor city wolf is the third book in cindy spencer papes urban arcana miniseries. This is one of the few flathead books i regularly see in the automotive. This is one of the few flathead books i regularly see in the automotive section of large chain bookstores. Modern insert style bearings were used on both the mains and the rods. Newly engineered flathead v8 block motor city speed. Jul 29, 2016 the style and sound of a modified flathead is an iconic part of american history. Ford flathead v8 engine rebuild timelapse redline rebuild. Lives have been spent and volumes have been recorded exploring the history and lore of the 1932 ford. Estleman has written a series of fastpaced mysteries which occur in the motor city where murders are committed nightly within full view of the.
Motor city, a successor to the similar discovery show monster garage the first episode aired on monday, december 28, 2009 at 9. Ford flathead v8 motor builder handbook 19321953 restoration street. Want to know how a sharp head flows compared to an offenhauser 425 or motor city flathead or navarro or. Buy products related to ford flathead products and see what customers say about ford flathead products on. It is an andepth flathead v8 rebuilding manual for practical street use. Dear authors of the flathead, happy 2020 to all of you. As we go to press, word is just in that mark kirby at motor city flathead has joined forces with shadow rods to develop an allnew, improved 4953style aftermarket castiron flathead. About people, places and events as recorded in the annals of flathead and from written and oral histories or early residents. Shop 194953 ford flathead v8 parts speedway motors. I did not read the first two books and by page 10 was feeling extremely disoriented. Packed with flathead building and tuning tips, actual flow test data, and proven techniques for obtaining outstanding performance at a reasonable. The third and final design of the legendary ford flathead, the 194953 model featured a bolton bellhousing and a relocated distributor. The numerical designation for flathead county used in the issuance of license plates is 7. If interested, there are several flathead forums where you can search the subject.
Inside, nos ford 21a rods were machined to take larger gm rod bearings. There are two books how to build a flathead ford v8 and how to build ford flathead va power by george mcnicholl. As an update, mark kirby says that the bowl area is smaller and more restrictive than the stock ford bowl and that the completely untouched french flathead flows less than the stock ford design. What are your suggestions on the best books about flatheads. Get all the latest auto industry news in the executive briefing. Flatheads are an early design concept that has mostly fallen into disuse, but they are currently experiencing a revival in lowrevving aeroengines such as the d motor. Frank oddo was an avid street rodder known for his fine 1940 ford coupe street rod originally flatheadpowered. The video has clearly been encoded from film and its a little crackly at times, but if you can persist with it youll be treated. Extra high fins allow for more air flowing over the heads.
As of the 2010 united states census, the population was 90,928, making it the states fourthmost populous county. No matter if you raced at muroc or gatornationals, bonneville or the quarter at sibley and dix, it all started with guys making the cars. Includes much of a series of articles from a street rodder magazine series by the same author featuring motor city flathead. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Find 8 listings related to motor city flathead engines in detroit on. A common sense explanation of vehicle cooling systems as related to the ford and mercury flathead v8 engines.
Oct 30, 2016 the invention of the ford v8 engine is a documentary about the development of the original ford v8 the flathead that made its debut in 1932, forever cementing the deuce in the annals of hot rod history. As we go to press, word is just in that mark kirby at motor city flathead has joined forces with shadow rods to develop an allnew, improved 4953style aftermarket castiron flathead block. General consensus among those that have experience building and racing flathead muscle engines is that the procedures do not improve performance of street engines. Sep 29, 2006 as we go to press, word is just in that mark kirby at motor city flathead has joined forces with shadow rods to develop an allnew, improved 4953style aftermarket castiron flathead block. How to rebuild and modify ford flathead v8 engines. In addition to a selection of archival blackandwhite photographs, the author features nearly 100 modern color shots of restored harleydavidsons powered by the flathead. Before the 1932 introduction of this engine and the accompanying ford v8 automobile, almost all production cars aimed at the average consumer used straight. The block was ground and polished for a smooth appearance and everything that could be polished or plated received the shiny treatment. Mark kirby aluminum flathead engines llc is a michigan domestic limitedliability company filed on september 25, 2008. At the 2012 detroit autorama, hot rods and some nasty drag racers showed their style by the horsepower on display.
Kirby at motor city flathead has joined forces with shadow rods to develop. The text and numerous photos provide valuable information for 1932 through 1953 v8s. Our cylinder heads are made with 6061 t6 aircraft grade billet aluminum. Oil filters for flatheads street rodder magazine hot rod. Ford performanceparts right parts, right price, right away. Spark plug threads have been raised for big cam clearance at valve. This book is a great record of historic development of the fordmercury flathead v8. Some hardcore flathead aficionados consider ohv conversions taking the easy way out when it comes to making horsepower, but to each his own. Newly engineered flathead v8 block motor city speed equipment googling around as you do i initially found the story of mark kirbys newly engineered flathead v8 block on the coker tyres website this is a quite old story from back in 2010 this page led to me to the motor city speed equipment website.
A complete, stepbystep, easyreading guide to restoring the famous ford v8 flathead engine. Mark kirby from motor city flathead was responsible for the 3716x438inch flatty. Products purchased from third party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. It adjoins motorcity casino, the most electrifying gaming experience in michigan. Books for sale vanpelt sales llc your ford flathead. Restorations, street rods, race cars oddo, frank on.
Motor city also manufactures aluminum cylinder heads for flatheads, and plans to build these all aluminum flatheads in crate engine form. This engine was sourced during our swap to street 100hour build of a 1946 ford. Customs services and international tracking provided. During development, the show was referred to as mg. Flathead valley yesteryear by lou bain and frank grubb.127 489 881 659 1599 1244 1593 45 239 305 468 371 788 1018 1224 729 56 384 1435 866 11 1349 668 1355 866 322 547 945 488 642 776 1440 351 1108 1074 1275