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When the flat head V-8 engine was introduced in 1932, it was simply known as the Ford V-8. The revolutionary one-piece casting made eight-cylinder power available, in a cost-effective production engine. The rest is history.

1940 Ford moonshine hauler

The Ford V-8 was the last major project worked on by Henry Ford, and the topic of this week's Automotive Hour. An immediate hit with hot-rodders, the Ford V-8 soon found its way into moonshine running. The need for speed and capacity to carry cases of white lightning were both well met by the 1939-1940 Fords. This car quickly became a favorite of moonshine runners.

Bob Mc Carron's 1951 Custom Mercury

Mr. Bob Mc Carron, local early Ford enthusiast, AGCO customer and owner of some fine custom cars, co-host this weeks program. Bob owns a custom 51 Mercury, with a 350 Cubic Inch Chevy engine. The car has been chopped, wiped, lowered and highly modified, since purchased in 1961 for $200.00.

1951 Ford Victoria owned by Bob Mc Carron

Bob’s 1951 Ford "slab side," sports a later model 302 cubic inch Ford engine, C6 transmission and narrowed nine-inch rear differential. This car is highly customized, but still appears stock, except for the custom paint.

Bob Mc Carron and Louis Altazan with Bob's 1956 Fairlane

The 1956 Fairlane still has the original engine and transmission, but the differential has been slightly updated by AGCO. All three cars are air conditioned as you might imagine, in South Louisiana.

This week’s Automotive hour will broadcast at 10:00 AM. The show may also be downloaded, by registered guest on the agcoauto site or on ITunes, by searching for "The Automotive Hour."

1940 Custom Ford and 1951 Ford

A fun program, with tons of insight into early Fords, hot rods and the moonshine/NASCAR connection.

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