Question: How many french flathead blocks were made? I know they were being cast up until the 80's by the French millitary. I was just on the So. Cal speed shops eBay store page and they are selling one for $4,200 I seem to remember a story in Street Rodder about these being discovered in the 90's by Hiderbrad and a lot were sold to Red's Headers but the So. Cal Speed shop has been selling the for years now so are the still casting them or what?