This week we had a great questions from one of our members. If you’re like me when the question comes up about what does this number on my Flathead head mean, I wanted to make sure my members get answers. Which lead me down the rabbit hole of what do the rest of them mean. […]
This is a complete and hour long history on the 1932 Ford release.
A Ford dealer in California’s East Bay pitches the new 1932 Fords.
Ford introduced his powerful V-8 engine in 1932 during the depths of the Great Depression. This newsreel footage showcases Ford’s new engine and the vehicles it powered. Even more, the film revealed Ford’s optimistic outlook. The film’s positive title, references to “happy” men returning to work and numerous clips of V-8 models signify a new […]
Created in 1953, “The American Road” is an epic documentary that tells both the history of the automobile in America and the story of the Ford Motor Company. Drawing on the Company’s vast archive of films — Henry Ford spent a great deal of time and money having crews film life in everyday America — […]
Although pretty cheese it still might help some of our members and show them how to replace a starter bendix on their motor. I had a pan that was bent and after getting my engine up and running the bendix gear would shatter every few weeks. I didn’t know at the time it was the […]
So you might be scratching your head thinking 22hp? An important thing to note is the “22hp” refers to an arbitrary number arrived at by mathematical equation and bears no relation to actual power output. The equation was invented by the Royal Automobile Club and effectively multiplies cylinder diameter by the amount of cylinders. This […]
As I have been going to more shows, I have seen that many show goers mount their 2brl scoops incorrectly. After a recent post in our group, I thought it would be good to record the best answer in our archive. Answer: They’re supposed to face backwards. People make the mistake of facing them forwards […]
The Offenhauser engine, familiarly known as the “Offy”, was developed by Fred Offenhauser and his employer Harry Arminius Miller. Originally, it was sold as a marine engine. In 1930, a four-cylinder 151 cu in (2.47 l) Miller engine installed in a race car set a new international land speed record of 144.895 mph (233.186 km/h). Miller developed this engine into […]
This week we had a great questions from one of our members....
This 1934 gem shows the pitfalls of modern driving and gives the viewer some examples of poor road etiquette, as well as illustrating the correct approach.