General information links
- Roadsters Lots of information about hot rods and custom cars as well as flathead specific.
- Ed Mulligan's Flathead page Historical information and info on 50's hot rods
- Bill Lewis' Ford V8 Engine Workshop. Information on Ford V8 engines from the Flathead to the Cleveland.
- Bill Boogaart's Ford Flathead V-8 Bill has a very good e-mail list for flatheads
- The Early V8 forum at Fordbarn's Forums. Many of the people who used to be on the Classic Car Flathead Forum hang out here.
- Van Pelt's Flathead Ford V8 Engine page. Has scanned diagrams of many Flathead parts including engines, tranmissions, and lots more.
Mustang and Ford Links
These are some of the vendors I used for various parts:
- Red's Headers
- C&G Early Ford Parts
- Speedway Motors
- Mac's Antique Auto Parts
- Dennis Carpenter Reproductions
- Early Ford V-8 Sales
- Sacramento Vintage Ford
- PV Antique and Classic Ford
- Summit Racing
These are not endorsements, and not advertisements: however, I did purchase something from each of these sites in the past. I did check these links in late December 2019, and they are active web sites.
Other Pictures on the Web
Jim Martlett is a frequent contributor to several flathead e-mail lists and bulletin boards. Jim raced flatheads in the 60's and campaigned a car that holds the AHRA record for stock class. Jim has pictures
from the 60's and also pictures of recent flathead powered drag racers including several sub-10 second cars.
Lars Brandow is the webmaster for a Swedish hot rod club and happened to be in the Boston area on business just in time for the start of the swap meet season in the late 1990's. At the time, Lars seemed to be trying to take back an entire car in several suitcases.
The Stovebolt Truck page is for GM trucks from 1918 to 1972, but these guys have a great sense of humor and an open mind (an "Alternative Gallery" for non-GM trucks). The site was started for 39-40 Chevy trucks but was expanded to include other years and even street rods. "So we all live together in peace and harmony, eating granola and swapping NOS stuff (yeah, right!)." Maybe if I had found this site early on, I'd be driving an art deco Chevy with a stove bolt six, but then again, after reading the FAQ about non-pressure oiling in those engines, maybe I wouldn't.
Anyway, check out the Stovebolt Truck "It ran when I parked it." photo contest.