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Title:
How to build the high performance street flathead
Author:
Davidson, Mike.
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Publication Information:
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia : Graffiti Publications, 1998.
Physical Description:
88 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes direcory of suppliers (86-88 p.)
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780949398659
Format :
Book

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Central Library TL215.F7 D29 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

In the 1940s, Ford manufactured thousands of its then-revolutionary V-8 flathead. But in the rush to provide an affordable V-8 for the masses, Ford released an engine with several design flaws. Today, these flatheads are among the most common power plants rescued from junk heaps by hot rodders. What's the best way to tear a flathead apart and how Can a rebuilder correct their engine's inherent inadequacies?

These are just two of the questions author Mike Davidson answers in this follow-up to his first book, Flathead Fever. Written for the average hot-rodder, High Performance Street Flathead explains modifications to everything: intakes, ignition, cylinder heads, camshafts, crankshafts, oil pumps, and transmission adapters. The resulting how-to, illustrated with more than 100 photos and diagrams, does not focus on wrenching every bit of available horsepower out of a flathead, but rather on performing modifications that improve the engine's overall efficiency.


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