What Are the Specs of a Ford Flathead V8 Motorcycle?


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A typical custom motorcycle powered by a Ford Flathead V8 uses a 135-cubic inch engine that produces approximately 60 horsepower. Though the Flathead V8 is a 1930s era engine, many motorcycles with these engines have extensive modifications to their motors, including modern air intakes and oil filters.

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Custom motorcycle builders have found the Ford Flathead V8 a suitable engine choice for custom bikes due to its size and relatively high power output for a motorcycle. Many Flathead V8 bikes are based on softtail bikes such as the Harley Softtail, though many custom builders install handlebars and other cosmetic parts from motorcycles of similar vintage to the Flathead itself to maintain a cohesive style.

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