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HOW TO SPEED UP A V8-60 FORD FOR RACING

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HOW TO SPEED UP A V8-60 FORD FOR RACING

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A highly technical bulletin, doubling as an instructional guide for modifying the flathead V8-60 Ford engine for performance midget racing as well as an advertisement for the Green Engineering Co. of Patterson, New Jersey whose performance, mail-order racing camshafts and custom camshaft grinding services are advertised on the final page (at a significant $175 for its custom, 180-degree model, in comparison, a brand new Ford ran about $850 in 1937). 

The V8-60 (or flathead as its commonly known), with its compact 136cu. overhead valve design, was one of the first V-8's in a non-luxury, American production car. It was quickly considered underpowered as the market advanced larger and more powerful engines and faded from production, though it became widely adopted by midget racers as an affordable alternative to custom or more expensive performance motors (often referred to as the poor man's Offy). 


A rare surviving publication from the boom in American pre-War midget racing. We locate no reference to another copy. 

GREEN, C.R. : [Midget Racing]. HOW TO SPEED UP A V8-60 FORD FOR RACING. Patterson, New Jersey: Green Engineering Co., [ca. 1937]. [4]pp. typed blueprint duplicated illustrated text. Print to rectos only of 4 leaves. Some mild fading, a few hand-penned corrections about text. Overall neat, about near fine.

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A highly technical bulletin, doubling as an instructional guide for modifying the flathead V8-60 Ford engine for performance midget racing as well as an advertisement for the Green Engineering Co. of Patterson, New Jersey whose performance, mail-order racing camshafts and custom camshaft grinding services are advertised on the final page (at a significant $175 for its custom, 180-degree model, in comparison, a brand new Ford ran about $850 in 1937). 

The V8-60 (or flathead as its commonly known), with its compact 136cu. overhead valve design, was one of the first V-8's in a non-luxury, American production car. It was quickly considered underpowered as the market advanced larger and more powerful engines and faded from production, though it became widely adopted by midget racers as an affordable alternative to custom or more expensive performance motors (often referred to as the poor man's Offy). 


A rare surviving publication from the boom in American pre-War midget racing. We locate no reference to another copy. 

GREEN, C.R. : [Midget Racing]. HOW TO SPEED UP A V8-60 FORD FOR RACING. Patterson, New Jersey: Green Engineering Co., [ca. 1937]. [4]pp. typed blueprint duplicated illustrated text. Print to rectos only of 4 leaves. Some mild fading, a few hand-penned corrections about text. Overall neat, about near fine.