The flathead Ford V-8 sitting in Wayne Lensing's 1942 Ford X-Ray chassis is literally a brand new engine that is 70 years old! This engine isn't operated and the chassis isn't driven, but all the parts are there to make it work if someone wanted to disassemble it, clean up all the parts and put it back together again with new gaskets and seals.
Unfortunately, the engines in most flathead-powered Ford hot rods didn't look that nice when the owners started building the cars. Many came from salvage yards or cars sitting out in a field. And while companies like Egge Machine are doing an admirable job of making new parts for old flatheads, you can't get everything from a catalog
Published Dec 7th, 2015
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