The 1932 Ford V-8 Compared with Conventional V-8 Engines

Summary

This 1932 brochure illustrates the difference between the Ford V-8, with the cylinders and crankcase cast as a single block of iron, and a traditional V-8, built by bolting separate cylinders onto the crankcase.

This 1932 brochure illustrates the difference between the Ford V-8, with the cylinders and crankcase cast as a single block of iron, and a traditional V-8, built by bolting separate cylinders onto the crankcase.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1934

Subject Date

1932

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Photographed by the Ford Motor Company Photographic Department, Dearborn, Michigan.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.58270.34

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10.25 in

Inscriptions

In upper left corner: FORD V-8 / CYLINDERS AND / CRANKCASE IN / BLOCK In lower right corner: CONVENTIONAL V-8 / CYLINDERS AND / CRANKCASE / SEPARATE

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