The Lincoln 337 c.i. “FAThead”

The Lincoln 337 c.i. “FAThead”

We have all got a first, right? Many moons back, my first serious custom made was a 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Coupe, which was set up into a customized more than numerous years and on a pretty confined spending budget. The automobile was outfitted with the biggest displacement flathead V8 motor that Ford at any time created… The 337 c.i. behemoth known as the 8EL (in 1949 – 1951 Lincolns) and 8EQ (in Ford F-7 and F-8 vehicles). For a lot of decades I stored this significant flathead alive and managing in my auto, largely because this young guy was also broke to rebuild it, but also due to the fact it was an uncommon motor for a custom. When I would pop the hood at the A&W in Paso, there were being normally a couple of ‘what the heck is that factor?!’ stares… Unfortunately neat aluminum heads and dual carb intakes for this motor had been extremely rare and ungodly highly-priced, so she just ran twin glasspacks and chrome head bolt handles!

Inevitably I scored a small mileage 351 Cleveland from a Mercury Cougar XR7 mated to an FMX transmission, so it was superior time for the massive, excess fat flattie to go. As we cherry-picked the fatigued previous motor out of her bed, the entire entrance of the car or truck rose at least 6 inches from the instantaneous pounds decline of just about 800 lbs. In went the Cleveland (a great 300 lbs lighter!), and down the road I went for many far more decades. The a single thing I actually skipped about that ol Lincoln Flathead V8? The sound… She had a truly distinctive purr. Listen to it for by yourself:

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