A Short History of the Flathead

A Short History and Evolution of the Flathead V8, and Making It Modern Back in 1932, Henry Ford introduced the 221 cubic inch Flathead engine producing 65 HP. And by 1935 HP was increased to 85 HP.  Those engines were produced from 1932 to 1938 and were commonly known as “21 stud engines”, due to…

TECH TALK: Fittings Really Tight… Still Leaks?

A Short Article About Fitting Application The contemporary racer/builder can reach for an almost limitless selection of AN fitting variations to accommodate any plumbing situation, and with a fair amount of color and coating choices. Some companies even offer a complete line of raw fittings allowing the user to anodize them to a custom color…

The Confusion of the 351M/400 Ford Engines

  400 and 351M 400 By 1970 the 390 V8 FE engine was becoming outdated. With pending emission requirements, a more modern replacement was needed. Although the big-block 385 family was used to replace the larger displacement 428 V8 FE engine, this engine family had nothing comparable in size to the 390 V8. For the 1971 model year, Ford introduced the…

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1971-73 Ford Mustang

1971-73 Ford Mustang Lee Iacocca, who introduced the Mustang on April 17th, 1964 just 7 years later was unhappy with the car and what had happened to the original idea of the Mustang. Which was the Mustang created the “pony car“ class of American muscle cars, distinguished as affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear…

GT350H

THE 1966 SHELBY GT350H The Shelby GT350H was a special promotion, dreamed up between Ford, Carroll Shelby, and Hertz rent a car. It’s a little absurd that in 1966 you could rent a powerful muscle car, and the Shelby GT350H was powerful. Each associated company had their own reasons for agreeing to participate in this.…