Lincoln V-8 Automobile Engine, 1923

Summary

Henry Leland's Lincoln automobile may have lacked style, but its engine was outstanding. Ford Motor Company, which acquired Lincoln in 1922, initially made few modifications to the V-8. For 1923, its cylinder head water capacity was increased to assist in cooling, and its iron pistons were replaced with aluminum units. The 90-horsepower engine had a displacement of 357.8 cubic inches.

Henry Leland's Lincoln automobile may have lacked style, but its engine was outstanding. Ford Motor Company, which acquired Lincoln in 1922, initially made few modifications to the V-8. For 1923, its cylinder head water capacity was increased to assist in cooling, and its iron pistons were replaced with aluminum units. The 90-horsepower engine had a displacement of 357.8 cubic inches.

Artifact

Automobile engine

Date Made

1923

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.0.25.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Color

Silver (Color)
Black (Color)
Green

Dimensions

Height: 39 in

Width: 33 in

Length: 69 in

Inscriptions

On plate: DELCO/ IGNITION SYSTEM/ PATENTED IN USA FOREIGN COUNTRIES/ US PATENTS/ MAY 24 '03/.../ JULY 29 '19/.../ THE DAYTON ENGINEERING/ LABORATORIES CO./ DAYTON OHIO On plate: DELCO/ DAYTON OHIO U.S.A./ PATENTS PENDING On block: 13970 On side under Delco plate: 193 16495

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