Welcome to Club Hot Rod!  The premier site for everything to do with Hot Rod, Customs, Low Riders, Rat Rods, and more. 

  •  » Members from all over the US and the world!
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and hundreds of thousands of posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show


Thread: How do I get my hands on one????

Reply To Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mgar64 is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    New Bern

    How do I get my hands on one????


    Where can I find a good Flat Head Ford V-8? Can they be mated to an OD auto transmission?

  2. #2
    BOBCRMAN@aol.'s Avatar
    BOBCRMAN@aol. is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Holly, Mi.
    Car Year, Make, Model: various 1924-91

    There are several places that sell Flatties. Check Hemmings Motor News. In Michigan it's Motor City Flathead. Also Flathead Jacks (out west Arizona?)comes to mind.

  3. #3
    Don Shillady's Avatar
    Don Shillady is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Car Year, Make, Model: 29 fendered roadster

    The key word is "good". They are still out there and some restorers have them available, but most I have seen are cracked, usually between a valve seat and a cyllinder. I offer below the Internet address of the source of the "French Flathead" which looks very interesting but expensive. Keep in touch if you get a good block because I have a 4" stroke '49-'51 Merc crank with used rods and pistons with flywheel.


    Don Shillady
    Retired Scientist/teen rodder

  4. #4
    Wild Turkey is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Car Year, Make, Model: 49 Willys Overland

    flathead avaliable


    I've got one sitting in my shop.

    Four deuces on a Weiand manifold, aluminum heads, ported, relieved, 299 cid, 59A block.

    Had it since '65, time to let someone enjoy it since I've got too many other irons in the fire

  5. #5
    Norton3 is offline Registered User Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    I have a 53 merc block and crank machined and ready for assembly. I also have all the original stock parts...heads,rods, waterpumps, pulleys,etc. The shop that machine the block and crank checked it for cracks after cleaning and before machining. I have too many other projects going...I may never get around to using this engine. Send an e-mail if you have any interest in it.

Reply To Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Links monetized by VigLink