Rebuilding a Ford Flathead V8 Engine

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Rebuilding a Ford Flathead V8 Engine

The How-TO on Rebuilding a Ford V8 Flathead

Everyone knows it’s a lot of work to rebuild an engine. That’s not really up for debate. But for anyone who’s never actually rebuilt an engine themselves, under it could be easy to underestimate just how much work goes into it.

But when Hagerty decided to rebuild the Ford flathead V8 engine in its 1946 pickup truck, the team was kind enough to document the entire process. Over the course of six days, they took more than 40,000 photos and turned them into the above video.

As you can see, this was not a task for the faint of heart. It involved many more steps than we could ever document here, as well as quite a bit of specialized equipment. At the end, though, you could never have guessed the engine they put back in the truck was the same one they originally pulled out.

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     Now that’s something to be proud of.


(Originally Posted on Road&