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Ford Flathead V8 Engine Rebuild Time Lapse

Six days. More than 40,000 photos. One fully rebuilt Ford Flathead V8. All boiled down to an intense 6-minute video.This engine was sourced during our Swap to Street 100-hour build of a 1946 Ford pickup at the 2015 Hershey Swap Meet.

It faithfully chugged along for over 4000 miles before we decided to give it the rebuild it deserved.The Ford flathead V8 is perhaps the most iconic V8 engine ever built. Its launch marked the beginning of affordable V8s in America, and ultimately helped spawn hot rod culture.

Here’s a gorgeous time lapse showing the magnificent contraption getting a full rebuild.Chevy’s small block V8 might be the most popular V8 of all time.but who knows if that engine ever would have debuted had it not been for Henry Ford’s decision to make an affordable, powerful V8 for the masses.


With various displacements throughout the various Chrysler brands, the Hemi engine saw almost every imaginable application – from luxury cars to trucks. These engines even served air raid siren duty.