The Lincoln 337 c.i. “FAThead”
Posted by Jive-Bomber on Oct 20, 2022 and submitted underneath: Motion Pictures We’ve all acquired…
Posted by Jive-Bomber on Oct 20, 2022 and submitted underneath: Motion Pictures
We’ve all acquired a 1st, ideal? Lots of moons back, my first authentic custom made was a 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Coupe, which was set up into a custom made around a lot of yrs and on a extremely minimal funds. The car or truck was equipped with the largest displacement flathead V8 motor that Ford at any time created… The 337 c.i. behemoth identified as the 8EL (in 1949 – 1951 Lincolns) and 8EQ (in Ford F-7 and F-8 trucks). For several decades I retained this enormous flathead alive and working in my auto, largely since this younger gentleman was much too broke to rebuild it, but also because it was an unconventional motor for a custom made. When I would pop the hood at the A&W in Paso, there had been constantly a number of ‘what the heck is that thing?!’ stares… Sad to say awesome aluminum heads and dual carb intakes for this motor ended up very rare and ungodly pricey, so she just ran dual glasspacks and chrome head bolt handles!
Ultimately I scored a lower mileage 351 Cleveland from a Mercury Cougar XR7 mated to an FMX transmission, so it was high time for the massive, extra fat flattie to go. As we cherry-picked the exhausted previous motor out of her mattress, the complete front of the car rose at minimum 6 inches from the instantaneous fat reduction of nearly 800 pounds. In went the Cleveland (a excellent 300 pounds lighter!), and down the highway I went for lots of extra years. The a single thing I genuinely skipped about that ol Lincoln Flathead V8? The sound… She had a really distinctive purr. Hear it for yourself: