How to Identify a Mercury Flathead?

Answer Named after its flat cylinder heads, Ford Flathead V-8 engines, developed in 1930 to 1931, were manufactured from 1932 to 1954, and although there were five different Flathead sizes, Mercury vehicl... Read More »

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How to Identify the Ford Flathead V8?

The Ford Flathead V-8 engine powered Ford and Mercury vehicles from 1932 to 1954. The Ford Flathead is a valve-in-block engine and the valves open adjacent to the combustion chamber, rather than fr... Read More »

How to Identify a Mercury Marine Engine?

With their trademark thin black silhouette, Mercury Marine outboards have been cruising the waterways since 1940. Mercury outboards can be visually identified by shape and decal style. Obtain furth... Read More »

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 »

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 »