Flathead Specs?

Answer In 1932, the Ford Motor Company installed its first commercially available 8-cylinder engine. Ford produced this V8 in a "flathead" configuration, casting the engine block as a single piece, with t... Read More »

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Flathead Cam Specs?

The camshaft is the part of the engine that makes sure that the intake and exhaust valves open with the correct timing. The camshaft has lobes that press against the valves to open them up while sp... Read More »

Flathead Engine Performance?

A flathead engine offers a different level of performance than other internal combustion engines because its valves are positioned in the engine block.

Flathead Engine Identification?

Prior to World War II, the flathead engine, or L-head motor, was the most prevalent engine style used by automobile manufacturers. Flathead engines were also utilized for a number of other purposes... Read More »

What is a flathead engine?

A flathead is a type of vehicle engine that can be found in most domestic passenger-car vehicles prior to World War II. The distinguishing feature of a flathead motor is the head, which is a cast-i... Read More »