Custom Flathead V8

1950 Mercury - Flathead V8.

If you can believe it, the Merc only had 30,000 original miles on it when it rolled into the the shop. Even so it was decided to yank the motor and rebuild the old flathead as part of an overall upgrade of the powerplant. The motor was sent out to H&H Flatheads for the rebuild. While there, one of those new Stromberg carb look-alike EFI systems from RetroTek were installed. So, while this flathead raps out its signiture tune, it's doing it with the help of computer controlled fuel injection.

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RetroTek EFI.

Here's a close up of the RetroTek EFI Stromberg setup. Finned Thickstun intakes cap the effect. If you didn't know better you'd swear it was an old-time 3/2s carburetor arrangement. The best thing is that you don't have the hassle of tuning and syncing those carbs to keep the correct fuel/air ration going into the motor.

Flathead V8 with RetroTek EFI

The original radiator was re-cored, re-painted and re-inistalled.

Rebuilt flathead V8.

Here's a nice look at the engine before we dropped it into the car.

Flathead V8 in 50 Merc.

Finned Thickstun intake.

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