Ok. So I stopped in and visited with my grandfather this week. Our conversation turned to ww2 stuff. My grampa goes and tells me about how the germans were using ford flathead engines in some of their vehicles. He said that the germans took the motors apart and rebuilt them as air cooled engines. While he was in Africa these engines along with volks wagons were flying around the desert without any overheating issues. At the same time, all the American fords were burning up in the heat. Cut to the chase hear. Has anybody heard anything about this here? If so, what does an air cooled flathead perform like?