Product Description The Ford Flathead…. This setup will be capable of 16-20 mpg in a light truck driven reasonably. Fuel Injection on a Flathead? Holley told me they make a small two barrel unit that would work for this small of an engine, and it would mount to a 4-barrel intake manifold. French blocks have some unique features and are covered separately. Stuart Hilborn built his very first injector for the flathead and with it, his streamliner became the first car to go 150mph at El Mirage…a true milestone.
An alternative are Pertronix conversion kits that fit inside the original distributor; they retain the classic look, and versions are even offered that function on 6-volt power. These distributors are a more expensive option and well worth the expense for both looks and performance. Younger guys yearned for a simpler, back to basics approach. This block is completely beefed up, with four-bolt caps, reinforced bottom-end and webbing, furnace-brazed sleeves max bore is 3. Great for power upgrades and engine swaps.
If they don't plug, don't play. Pricing: All retail prices referenced in the following pages are subject to change without notice. Claims for shortages must be made immediately upon receipt of your order. Powder Coating For the most comprehensive color and texture options, powder coating is the best choice. According to the 1952 Ford Speed Manual By 1952, the Fuel Injection Engineering Company was making a full line of F.
Scat offers affordable cast Pro Stock cranks through 4. Great for power upgrades and engine swaps. Just picked up a 59A flathead this week and just had a thought that fuel injection might be cool for it , but never having given the idea much thought before. Increased fuel economy, up to 40% or 50% 5. He is still active and, like the others of his generation, is using the computer to design and manufacture his products.
Tony Baron says that a good-running flathead should have no less than 0. Most all these systems used two throttle bores and two injectors in a housing that looked and for the most part drove like the two barrel carburetors that proceeded them. Having made a test run on the dyno the eprom is removed from the computer by undoing the 2 screws that hold the cover on and spreading the two plastic clips releasing the eprom, erased then reprogrammed with the results gained from the dyno test run. Anyone questioning the reliability of these has their information wrong. And there are always billet caps and girdles available.
In fact, the growing flathead movement has basically sorted itself out into three distinct groups. Currently the most popular approach is running a big popup piston, but with a scallop on the side adjacent to the valves to keep the transfer area clear between the valves and the cylinder bore. Pair your polished manifold with our clear ceramic coating that eliminates the ongoing maintenance. Now you can be a part of history with a Hilborn injector for your flathead. Dressed with up to four carbs and that unique flathead sound accentuated by glasspacks, the old codgers were suddenly the rage again. Many other finishes are also available so be sure to check out our finish options page. Great for power upgrades and engine swaps.
Making power with a flathead is a fine balancing act, juggling the higher thermodynamic potential of raising compression against improving airflow through the combustion chamber. In fact, the growing flathead movement has basically sorted itself out into three distinct groups. Why is a Hilborn from Alkydigger better? Or was it even invented back then? Please include your name, address, and contact number along with any relevant specifications such as cubic inch of engine, type of fuel, type of racing, size of fuel pump etc… Warranty : Our fuel injectors are manufactured strictly for use with high performance engines for racing and off-highway use only, and are therefore subject to the unusual stresses normally associated with this type of use. Since the operation of these engines is far in excess of the safe limits that are usually set for engines, breakage and failures are common, and are an accepted risk in racing. Most flattie builders modify factory pans. These pulses promote fuel separation from the air carrier, the slowing of air movement in the manifold, and the inability to realize engine potential due to poor cylinder fill and burn characteristics in the combustion chamber. The new engines overpowered the old chassis, so modern suspensions and disc-brake swaps were added to the mix.
New stainless valves are available from several sources. Does not include fuel pump, hoses and injectors. He bought the entire French stock, and at last count still has at least 500 blocks, 120 complete engines, and over 2,000 rods. Ross, Wiseco, Egge, Arias, and others make pistons in any configuration you desire. Check out the link below that shows a detailed timeline. Most in this group will accept a modified flathead as long as it is period-correct, with no obvious modern technology visible.