Ford V-8 Automobile Engine, 1937

Summary

Ford's affordable V-8 engine, introduced in 1932, proved so popular that the company stopped selling four-cylinder cars with the 1935 model year. For 1937, Ford attracted economy-minded customers with a smaller 60-horsepower version of its V-8. The "60" engine had a displacement of 136 cubic inches, compared to the larger 85-horsepower V-8's 221 cubic inches.

Ford's affordable V-8 engine, introduced in 1932, proved so popular that the company stopped selling four-cylinder cars with the 1935 model year. For 1937, Ford attracted economy-minded customers with a smaller 60-horsepower version of its V-8. The "60" engine had a displacement of 136 cubic inches, compared to the larger 85-horsepower V-8's 221 cubic inches.

Artifact

Automobile engine

Date Made

1937

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

55.22.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Metal

Dimensions

Height: 33 in

Width: 19.75 in

Length: 42.5 in

Specifications

Make & Model: Ford "60" V-8 Engine, 1937

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Configuration: 90-degree V-8, L-head valves

Displacement: 136 cubic inches

Bore: 2.6 inches

Stroke: 3.2 inches

Compression: 6.6 to 1

Torque: 94 pound-feet

Horsepower: 60 at 3500 revolutions per minute

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