15 June 2016

Video: (Re)Built Ford Tough: A Flathead V-8 Rebuild Time-lapse

Six days. More than 40,000 photos. One fully rebuilt Ford Flathead V-8. All boiled down to an intense 6-minute video.

This engine was sourced during our Swap to Street 100-hour build of a 1946 Ford pickup at the 2015 Hershey Swap Meet. It faithfully chugged along for over 4000 miles before we decided to give it the rebuild it deserved.

Special thanks to Edelbrock (www.edelbrock.com) and Thirlby Automotive in Traverse City, MI. (www.thirlbyautomotive.com)

4 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Doug Allam Rhode Island October 15, 2016 at 18:56
    Enjoyed the video my Dad purchased a 1947 Ford stake body new. My brothers had Ford flatheads autos. We were a Ford family but switched to Oldsmobile in 1949.
  • 2
    Evan St. Louis January 3, 2017 at 00:33
    Hey this sounds like a stout motor. Unfortunately a rebuild is in the future for my grandfathers 46 5-window, I was wondering if your team still has their build sheets? And if those and a parts list would make its way onto the internet? Thanks for a great video!
  • 3
    KEITH CREWS Philadelphia,pa. March 15, 2017 at 19:43
    Very professional , I built my first ford V8 in 1955 in the car as had no room in garage. It was cold in Pittsburgh. Installed 49 Merc crank. HiComp pistons and head. 3/4 race cam,Johnson adj.lifters,new valves, ported and relieved.3 deuces,Mallory dist.all new bearing. Was a beast, beat Chevys,and all comers. Gave it to my brother when went into service. I was 16 at the time. Was my 2nd ford ,1st was 47 Ford coupe,practiced on it.
  • 4
    John Colorado April 14, 2017 at 17:09
    great video, and question...what is the music source?

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