I owned a '52 Gleaner AR (R for raddle chain in place of straw walkers) with a 6-cylinder Ford flathead engine
The flathead engine
is clearly and unmistakable a machine.
The 1932 Ford Deuce was a landmark achievement for Ford, featuring an eight-cylinder flathead engine
over the usual V-8 designs.
The GG used a 4-cylinder Hercules IXA3 flathead engine
of 11 3 cubic inches and 3-inch-by-4-inch bore and stroke.
Originally this flathead engine
(valves in the block) put out only 60 horsepower and could reach a top speed of about 75 mph, but it had a lot of potential.
The Friday 0-48 has a Chrysler 6-cylinder flathead engine
The Waukesha flathead engine
was replaced by the Model VIS (4-1/8-by-5-1/4-inch bore and stroke), the VIL (4-3/8-by-5-1/4-inch bore and stroke) and finally the VIK (4-1/2-by-5-1/4-inch bore and stroke).
Other Fords in the museum include a 1951 6-cylinder 8N with a 226-cubic-inch flathead engine
(the type widely used in Ford cars and trucks from 1941 to 1951) with a Funk V-8 Conversion.
The second style closely follows a CJ Willys/Jeep and uses a Continental 4-cylinder flathead engine
, 3- or 4-speed transmission, and Dana 18 transfer case.
The GG and the HG both used a 4-cylinder Hercules IXA3 flathead engine
of 113 cubic inches and 3-inch-by-4-inch bore and stroke.
The peeler could also be powered by a 85 hp Ford flathead engine
But it persisted with inefficient flathead engines
and annoying vacuum-powered wipers into the mid-1960s -- both automotive artifacts from the pre-World War II era.