Roadrunner Engineering was founded in 1994 in Albuquerque, NM, by flathead Ford enthusiast, Joe Abbin. Joe is a mechanical engineer with over 50 years of experience in analyzing, testing, racing and street driving of high performance vehicles of all kinds. He is the owner and driver of the “Motorhead Mart Special”, a well known blown flathead powered street rod and bracket racer in the southwest.
Joe has produced this comprehensive new book on flathead Ford engine identification and rebuilding. Whilst there is a wealth of original and independent service manuals and other descriptive material available, the information generally required is not in a single, concise source.
Joe’s Ford & Mercury Flathead V-8 Identification & Rebuilder’s Guide sets out to rectify that with over 180 photos and figures, 17 charts and tables and over 50 years of practical, hands-on automotive experience. Stock, or modified, this book will be an essential reference for both engine owners and professional engine builders to help them determine what they have, what they need, and how to achieve a successful flathead rebuild to meet any standard.
It’s a fitting companion to Joe’s other title, 335 HP Flathead Ford V-8 Performance Handbook, which is packed with flathead Ford building and tuning tips, describing proven combinations for both the street and the track. Complete buildups of both normally aspirated and supercharged flatheads are presented with actual test results. The featured engine, Killer, made over 215 hp naturally aspirated, and 335 hp supercharged! Find out what really works for making serious flathead horsepower without breaking the engine or the budget!