All the Oddities of Ford’s Famous Flathead V8 (Full Engine Build)

Ford’s Flathead V8 is iconic in the hot rodding world because it was the first V8 that was affordable for the average Joe. And for the time it was very innovative. We’re taking a deep dive into the Ford Flathead on this build by Keith Dorton of Automotive Specialists who is putting together a period-correct Flathead with extra stroke and compression to bump up the horsepower.

Some links that may help your build: Engine Builder — Automotive Specialists (

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  1. Hi, When you Re build an old style engine what modern engine oil grade do you use , example 1960's engine used a 20-50 grade oil is there a modern replacement ,Thanks .

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