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Old 12-06-03, 07:24 PM   #1
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Who produced the first mass production V-8 engine?
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Old 12-06-03, 08:51 PM   #2
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1932 FORD??????
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Old 12-07-03, 06:32 AM   #3
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Actually, most people might think it was Ford. But it wasn't.
You'll be surprised at the answer.
I was surprised too. I saw it on the History channel yesterday.
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Old 12-07-03, 08:37 AM   #4
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1915 looks like a good guess


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Cadillac had earned a reputation for dependability and engineering leadership by the time the 1918 Type 57 Victoria Coupe was introduced. The Type 57 included the Delco electrical self-starter, ignition and lighting systems pioneered by Cadillac in 1912, and the world's first mass-production V8 engine introduced in 1915, a 70-horsepower, 314-cubic-inch (5.1 liter) L-head design with thermostatic control of cooling-water circulation. The Type 57 introduced tilt ray headlights - a mechanical system to "dim" the single filament headlight bulb by tilting the reflector behind the lens downward.
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Old 12-07-03, 08:42 AM   #5
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A little ford history for you.

The Flathead V8 engines produced by Ford Motor Company included basically three versions. The most popular being the 85-125hp that was first produced in 1932, and continued until 1953 (except for Canadian and Australian production which ended in 1954). Ford also designed and produced a smaller 60hp flathead V8 engine from 1937 until 1940. Lastly, the big 337 cubic inch flathead V8 engine, which was produced mainly for truck use and for Lincoln cars from 1948 to 1951. Ford's flathead V8 engines when introduced in 1932 were the first mass-production V8's where the block and cylinder assembly were poured as one single casting.
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So Steve,
What exactly is your answer? Cadillac, Correct.
The date was really 1927 /
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Rick here is more things I found on the 1915 Cadillac


1915 Cadillac is the first to offer a production car with a V-type, water-cooled, 8-cylinder engine. Considered by the U.S. Armed Forces to be the most reliable automobile, Cadillacs were exclusive staff vehicles. The V-8 powerplants were also used in military tractors.


In 1927 they say nothing about the V8 being the first mass production V-8 engine.
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Old 12-08-03, 05:15 AM   #8
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Steve,
Where did you find that info?
Obviously the History Channel has a different source of information.
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Old 12-08-03, 09:17 AM   #9
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Rick here are two sites you can look at.

http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_txt/engines.htm

http://www.autocluster.com/autobrands/c/cadhistory.html
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