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WANTED: Ford Model B motor

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Model B is a four cylinder. Ford never built an aluminum V-8 for regular production

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Model B was the 4 cylinder Ford engine in '32 and Model C the 4 cyl in '33 (with counterweighted crankshaft!).

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This seems to be something that has been repeated so many times that it has become a "fact". According to an article in Special Interest Autos on the 34 Ford 4 cyl cars (yup, they made some) 32, 33 and 34 foubangers were all called Model Bs by Ford. Model C was invented by hotrodders to differentiate between the counterweighted engine and the, earlier 32 engine.

Here is some more info on the, mythical "C" engine.

http://user.aol.com/bpanews/modb.html

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 58Mustang</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This seems to be something that has been repeated so many times that it has become a "fact".....32, 33 and 34 foubangers were all called Model Bs by Ford. Model C was invented by hotrodders to differentiate between the counterweighted engine and the, earlier 32 engine.......</div></div>

John,

I stand corrected, must be my old hot-rodding roots from 40+ years ago showing.

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I still will say an engine has a "C" crank in it. No use in bucking tradition.

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