Category Archives: Ford

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…
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The Engine That Replaced the Ford Flathead

The Y-Block was Ford’s first overhead valve V8 engine and the design the company felt was worthy to replace the world-famous Flathead. The Y-block first appeared in 1954 and ran in cars and trucks until 1964 in the United States and even longer in other countries. But the engine has some serious oiling problems that…
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Win the Ultimate Stock 5.0 Block Engine

Holley is giving this 500-plus horsepower 5.0 stroker engine away December 2, 2019, and it can be yours. Check it out and sign up for the sweepstakes here: www.holley.com/win This build is based around a stock 302 Ford block. We’re talking about the old pushrod block from the Fox Body Mustangs, not the new overhead…
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612 Horsepower Pump Gas Ford Build

Prestige Motorsports is a longtime race engine builder that also builds some pretty hot street/strip engines for a variety of applications. I’ve known these folks for years, but this is our first engine build video together. So, of course, we had to go big. How about a 427 cubic inch Ford that makes 612 horsepower…
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Building Ford Race Engines for the Daytona 500

Here’s a fun video I had the opportunity to produce for my friends at Roush Yates Engines a few months back. They wanted something to celebrate the beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup racing season, so we came up with this concept about building a Ford FR9 race engine that will go into one…
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One of a Kind V12 Ford

Jan Baker had an idea. A longtime racing fan, he always felt like Ford should have built a V12 engine to compete with the likes of Ferrari at LeMans back in the ’60s. Of course, Ford never built a V12 for racing, so Baker took matters into his own hands and built one himself. Baker…
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Install a Sprint Cup Timing System on Your Ford

When the Ford FR9 engine developed for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing by Roush Yates Engines came on line, it instantly made a whole lot of very guarded engine technology for the Windsor engine out of date–at least for the Cup guys. But the rest of us normal folks still building and working with the…
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