Ford V-8 Engine Block, 1929-1931

Summary

When Chevrolet introduced a six-cylinder engine in 1929, Ford's four-cylinder seemed outdated. So Henry Ford decided to go Chevy two cylinders better and build a V-8. Ford engineers tried many different versions of the new engine. This experimental cylinder block was cast in 1930 or 1931.

When Chevrolet introduced a six-cylinder engine in 1929, Ford's four-cylinder seemed outdated. So Henry Ford decided to go Chevy two cylinders better and build a V-8. Ford engineers tried many different versions of the new engine. This experimental cylinder block was cast in 1930 or 1931.

Material

Cast iron

Technique

Casting (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Width: 15 in

Length: 21 in

Inscriptions

Undocumented location: 15

Specifications

Make & Model: Ford V-8 engine block, 1931

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Configuration: V-8, L-head valves, displacement unknown

Horsepower: unknown

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