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Old 05-15-2005, 11:42 PM
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Biggest Flathead V8

Sorry for the Short Question but whats the Biggest Flathead V8 out there?
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Don't know the answer, but the Flatheads in the late 30s Cadis and LaSalles were huge. Made a Ford flatie look like a midget.

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Old 05-17-2005, 03:10 AM
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The Lincolns and larger Ford trucks from 49-53 (not quite sure the total years on the trucks though) had a 337 Flatty V-8. Lincoln also had V-12 Flatties, but I am not sure what the CID was? It may have been based off of the smaller Ford flatty so the CID may have been lower? From what I have read I think they were in the older Zephyr? (Again, not quite sure about the Zephyr thing, but I am sure of the Lincoln 337 Flatty as I have 2 of them! )

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As far as I understand the Lincoln V12's were either a 267 or a 414, this is what Biggarmike told me anyway as he's a Zephyr guy. The 414's are very rare though and worth a fortune. Parts aren't available and have to be fabricated from scratch.

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Old 05-17-2005, 03:53 AM
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If KULTULZ is lurkin around out there, he could probably set us straight on the V12 flatty. The 337 parts aren't easy to come by either. You gotta pay an arm and a leg for 'em too. And one place that I deal with, in addition to the high prices, you have to deal with a bunch of jackweeds that give you jerky attitude and constantly screw up your order. Good work ethics, professional attitude and craftsmanship are a rare bird these days! I guess this is a rant for another post though!


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Here's a big one

I don't know what the biggest is, I think there were some HUGE L-head marine engines.
I got interested and looked around a little though. (goofing off and waiting for the inspector to come and check some house-work this morning.).

The 1930 Cadillac V16 was 452 Cu. In. I didn't know that but I found it on Wikipedia. (Article)

There MAY have been an 8 liter Hispano-Suiza but I couldn't find out for sure what kind of heads it had.
The largest displacement ford V8 that I found was the '53 Merc at 255 CI.
My first car was a 1938 Ford with a 48 merc 59AB flathead. 239 Cu In.
It was really pumped, Offy heads, Wico dual magneto, 3 strombergs, and I could almost keep up with a '55 chev. LOL!

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The only Flathead V12 I've seen was at Car show this weekend and I saw this nice Packard:


Whats under the hood was surprising for me!!!




The Biggest flathead V8 I've seen was on a early ford custom-line.
The flathead heads were I'm guessing 10'' wide and 14'' long.

I think found the answer.

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Lincoln 337 Flatty as I have 2 of them!
What are the dimensions on the heads?

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Old 05-18-2005, 12:11 AM
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I am not sure what the dimensions are? Sorry. But here's a picture of one of mine. There may be more in my photo album?

1950 337 Flatty

Hope this is of some help.

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worlds most powerful engine

I don't think this is exactly what you were refering to but its BIG none the less, interesting , http://bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/ I hope this will work Bill
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:56 AM
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This takes the lead at 346cu in http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1940/cad41sc.htm
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Close but this is a little bigger

the 1935 Caddie jumps to the front of the line at 353 CI!

But I'm sure there's a bigger one around somewher.

Roy.
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largest flat head,

acctually i have the same question, i jusr bought two flathead cadillac engines for future projects and the bore is 3.500 and the stoke is roughly 4.25 ( roughly cause i just opened the engine up as it sitts on my garage floor as it JUST arived today i beleive its a 331 ?? correct me if im wrong i read that some where


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oh and anyone with 1936 - 48 cadillac flat head parts give call at !780 486 7404 thank you greatly appreciated
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Hi I am looking for some speed parts for a 337 ford or lincoln flathead v8, any info would be great. Trying to build a car for my grandson.
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What were the tanks using in WWll? There had to be some huge truck motors out there also.
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Here is a little V12, (267") The big Lincoln L and K models are the ultra expensive ones, known as the "knife and fork" engines because of their odd connecting rod configuration.
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