Something I've always wondered about but never saw discussed, was why the flathead engines disappeared and the OHV engines took over? What was(is) the advantage? Was is increased HP? Surely it wasn't less moving parts as it seems any OHV engine would have more moving parts than a flathead. I've never even had a flathead unless you count a lawn mower
I know Studebaker's first V8 was of OHV design in 51, but can't remember when Ford followed (was it 52?), then Chevy in 55. Not sure either when Caddy had their first (where they the first?) or Olds either. But, whey did the sixes lag so far behind? I don't remember OHV sixes until around 61 or so?
I know I could Google all this but this is one of those things I woke up thinking about[|)].
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