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Old 08-03-2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Flathead Ford V8 Being Built at Rouge Ford Plant

Really cool vintage footage of the Ford flathead V8 being cast, assembled and tested at the Rouge Ford plant.

Sorry it's a Facebook video. May be on Youtube somewhere.

https://www.facebook.com/thevintagen...TAxOTY0NDEyOA/
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:32 AM   #2
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Very enjoyable to watch! Thank you.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:50 AM   #3
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What an amazing process, I marvel at the machinery created to mass produce the V8. Pretty amazing for the 30’s.
It brings to mind the many interviews with Fords engineers available for you to read in the Benson archives.

Thank you Mike for sharing!!!
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:40 PM   #4
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Very cool! Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:44 PM   #5
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1937?
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:59 PM   #6
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Great watch, thanks for sharing
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:17 PM   #7
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1937?
I think it's an accumulation from over several years. At one point, I saw the round, flat-top coils, which I think are '36, while some examples of the assembled engines are 21 stud, while others are 24 stud.

Still an interesting video, though. While I saw a bunch of fasteners tightened manually, I didn't see a torque wrench even once. With the repetitions those workers went through, I'll bet they wouldn't need them.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:22 PM   #8
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Wow Awesome thanks for posting this!
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:42 PM   #9
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As seen on YouTube > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa0PAg7FfMk
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Default Re: Flathead Ford V8 Being Built at Rouge Ford Plant

When I first saw the title of this thread I thought Ford was making a run of them now. Enjoyed the video.
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:09 AM   #11
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Default Re: Flathead Ford V8 Being Built at Rouge Ford Plant

I had seen that before, but always enjoy seeing it again. Really liked seeing those blocks being sand cast, and the being machined.....if only I could reach in and grab a few as they finish their final machining operation.
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Old 08-05-2020, 11:57 AM   #12
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Dang. That is pretty amazing.
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Old 08-05-2020, 01:39 PM   #13
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I had seen that before, but always enjoy seeing it again. Really liked seeing those blocks being sand cast, and the being machined.....if only I could reach in and grab a few as they finish their final machining operation.
Thought the same thing, John! Great opportunity to chase the rest of the casting sand with just an air hose!!
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Old 08-05-2020, 01:43 PM   #14
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I like how the guy is operating the bucket crane from a cab just above the bucket. Never saw that before.

Just realised I have to go out. I'll watch it later.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:18 PM   #15
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I was being made about the same time as the flatheads. but I was known for being a hardhead. Liked the show, one of them could have been put in my 41.
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