Flathead Tuning Manual


Mike Davidson


How to tune the Flathead Ford V8 engine using a range of combinations to achieve realistic horsepower figures. Assists the reader to gain positive results from their own engine.

The book dispels a few myths and rumors along the way. Includes dyno verified results of tuning modifications, with illustrative charts.

Chapters are dedicated to:
1. The benefits of tuning
2. Carburetors
3. Ignitions
4. Electronic fuel injection
5. Valve timing
6. The ultimate challenge (Mike’s next step in race development of
his engines.)
7. New products.

This book also includes:
• Full color throughout.
• World renowned author who has specialized solely in research
and development of the Flathead Ford engine with two previous
best selling Flathead books; “”Flathead Fever”” and “”How to Build
the High Performance Street Flathead””, already in print.
• The author describes a range of Flathead engine combinations
that achieve realistic horsepower figures that will
assist the reader in achieving their own positive results
• Dyno verified results of tuning modifications with illustrative
• Clear color photos used to illustrate parts and combinations