This 1/3 scale Miller flathead Ford V8 (in progress) was designed and built by Ed Miller, of Wyoming, circa 2006. Ed’s rendition of the early Ford V8 flathead has a bore of 1″, stroke of 1.25″, and will burn methanol on spark ignition. The engine is 6.5″-wide, 7.25″-high, and 7″-long, making it approximately 1/3 scale. Adhering to the original Ford design Ed’s engine has the exhaust ports running through the head; a design that increased the running temperature of the full-size engine. Ed’s head design has water channels throughout and his custom carburetors, designed for methanol, will help alleviate temperature issues in the model. Typically, his model engines use an external water pump, oil pump, and fuel pump that are operated by electric motors. His chrome plated headers are made of steel and the engine is machined entirely from bar stock.

Exhibit added: February 1, 2016 - Last modified: January 19, 2023

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