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History Channel's "American Pickers" Mike Wolfe picked Flathead City to rebuild his 60 hp Ford Flathead from a picked 1932 5-window coupe. After the 60 hp engine was disassembled Mike and I decided it would be better to go with a 59AB to insure better reliability and to generate 200 hp

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Mike Wolfe's Flathead City Flatty is featured in Oct/Nov 2014 issue of RATROD Magazine on page forty. The cover features Mike's Rat Rod with Danielle Colby.

American Picker Mike Wolfe is having a 2nd Flathead Engine being built by Flathead City!







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49-53 8BA Flathead Engine, 4 1/8 Scat strocker kit- ported and relieved ,Early Sharp Cylinder Heads, Eddie Myer 2 x 2 raised intake manifold, Two English Stromberg 97s carbs, Joe Hunt Electronic Mag. Lots of other tricks but that is my secret!

(Lots of fun lots of POWER!)

Specially built for Jerry Friedrick, Santa Paula, CA

Brief Flathead Engine Hisory:

The Flathead was the first independently designed and built V8 engine produced by the Ford Motor Company for mass production and ranks as one of the company's most important developments. Before the 1932 introduction of this engine (and the accompanying Ford V-8 automobile), almost all production cars aimed at the average consumer used straight-4 and straight-6 engines. "Multi-cylinder" engines (like V-8s and even V-16s) were produced, but were not intended for mass-production. In the United States the Flathead was replaced by the Ford Y-block engine in 1954. The Flathead was licensed to other producers, including car and truck manufacturers in the Soviet Union. It was used by Simca in France until 1961 for cars and even later on the Simca V8 military truck.

Modern performance FORD FLATHEAD ENGINES are still hot rodded today, with a special land speed record class for flathead engines. The current record holder achieves 700 hp (525 kW) and 300 mph (483 km/h).[2] Note that on one pass the car broke 300 mph (480 km/h) but did not set a record. Two passes have to be made in order to break the record.


A trick Flathead I just completed, watch from start to finish!

Jim's trick Flatty

I bet you have never seen a tractor like this, one of our Flathead Engines .

Doug Jones Trick Flathead Tractor

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