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2020 marks our 51st Anniversary                 51 Years of FUN - driving Early Ford V8s             51 years of NO grass growing under Our tires!                    Our club, #24, keeps rolling On, and On - and has been for 51 years - WOW! !     
Early Ford V-8 Club
Celebrating All Ford Vehicles  1932-1953
Regional Group #24 of Georgia
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Lincoln Zephyr
Lincoln Zephyr (41-42)
Lincoln H-Series (46-48)
Lincoln Continentals
All Mercurys from 1939 (the 1st year) up through 1953 used Flathead V-8 engines.  The Mercury engines were slightly larger in displacement (255 as compared to the Ford with 239 and, of course, more powerful.
All LINCOLNs from 1936 to 1951 used a Flathead Engine BUT: the Full-Size Lincolns had a bigger 337
In 1952 Lincoln debuted Fords 1st OHV engine (317, which became famous for winning the Mexican Road Race
(La Carrera Panamericans) 3 years in a row - 1952-1954.
The Ford Flathead Engine opened up a whole new "Era" in Racing as it was affordable to the "Average Guy".  Racing would no longer be only for "Rich Guys".   As a result, many forms of Racing evolved - each led by Fords - at least in the Beginning.
Ford Trucks used basically the same engine as the passenger cars - sometimes with small differences.  As a result the bigger trucks were pretty underpowered.  So; Ford put the bigger Lincoln engine into the 1949 and later big Ford Trucks.
1948-52 ??
Check this out - the 1949 Mercury      
Oct 2004 TFRB
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    The Roadhead Chronicles                 
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The Headliner RG#20 (N.Ohio) April 2019
80th Anniversary of the 1939 Mercury 8
  '50 Cosmo Limo
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Ak Miller - El Caballo de Ilierro (The Iron Horse)was the crowd's favorite - & mine too.
- a Real Hot Rod - 49 Ford frame & transmission - 303 Olds engine
The Mexican Road Race ran from 1950 to 1954.  It was by far the most publicised race - anywhere - anytime!  Hundreds of magazines, of every type, covered it.
It ran 2189 miles across Mexico from the Guatemala border to the Texas border.     Lincoln dominated in 1952, 53 & 54 - thus came the famous "Hot Rod Lincoln" songs & all.
These are some of the original Mexican Road Race Cars (some restored).    
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Hershel McGriff won the 1st race in 1950 in his brand new Olds '88
Bill France (founder of NASCAR) ran a Nash - got disqualified for CHEATING! 
Then, forbid any of the NASCAR drivers from entering in the future!
1942 Ford Trucks
Reference Manual
Very complete
The Lincoln Continental Life-Story
Motor Trend  July 1952