View Full Version : Ford Flat Head Conversion

04-09-2001, 10:56 PM
Is there any info out there on converting a Ford Flat Head Engine that was used in a car to marine use?
I'd like to convert this flat head for use in my boat.

04-09-2001, 11:00 PM
Thirty years ago there were kits to convert that engine. Lehman Mfg. made one. I don't think you will find one now.

There is a book on converting automotive to marine engines, it is out of print but probably readly available in the used book market. It is called Marine Conversions : Car Engine Conversions for Boats. by Nigel Warren.

Also many of the marine engine books from the period of 1930 to 1970 included conversion information.


John de Sousa
04-12-2001, 08:17 AM
" Thanks Andrew...I'll ask around, maybe someone just might have a copy of the book. It's just what I'm looking for. My real worry is what's different in the block itself. I heard that you need to drill down the center of the crank for oil flow? "

04-12-2001, 10:46 AM

Here is a link ("") to a copy of the book for sale in the UK. If you check the used book search sites you will probably find one in your area.