Nobody copied Furd. Everybody copied GM. FACTLOL......another Ford knock off?
Ford was building ohv engines long before that........do some research.Nobody copied Furd. Everybody copied GM. FACT
Realistically what happened was that Studebaker’s engineers saw the light when the 1949 Cadillac and Olds V8s appeared, with their compact wedge-shaped combustion chambers, overhead valves, hydraulic valve lifters, generous valve and port size, compact and lighter blocks thanks to shorter strokes and “slipper” pistons, and a slew of other advanced engineering elements. Eventually all American V8s came to adopt these key design aspects of the Cadillac and Olds engines; some sooner than later. Those that didn’t, like the Chrysler hemi and the Ford Y block, did so at their peril, and both were soon replaced by engines (Chrysler B/RB; Ford FE) that more closely followed the GM approach.
The first production automobile that used overhead valves was a BUICK. THAT IS FACT.Ford was building ohv engines long before that........do some research.
Production OHV enginesEdit
In 1898, bicycle manufacturer Walter Lorenzo Marr in the United States built a prototype motorised tricycle powered by a single-cylinder OHV engine. Marr was hired by Buick (then named Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company) from 1899–1902, where the overhead valve engine design was further refined. This engine employed pushrod-actuated rocker arms, which in turn opened valves parallel to the pistons. Marr returned to Buick in 1904 (having built a small quantity of the Marr Auto-Car, with the first known engine to use an overhead camshaft design), the same year that Buick received a patent for an overhead valve engine design. In 1904, the world's first production OHV engine was released in the Buick Model B. The engine was a flat-twin design with two valves per cylinder. The engine was very successful for Buick, with the company selling 750 such cars in 1905.
Buick eventually made over 8,000 cars by 1908. The Model B, was the first car in the world to have an Overhead-Valve engine (OHV). The small-block V8 made by GM today in many of its cars still utilize this groundbreaking technology. Buick became part of General Motors in 1908, being positioned as a luxury offering.