The years from 1932 to 1948 brought some terribly tough times for the world, the United States and the Ford Motor Company. Beginning with the Great Depression, this period led to a horrendous world war that resulted in the destruction of entire cities, the ravaging of entire countries and the deaths of tens of millions.

Although Ford had to tighten its belt in the '30s, slashing production and laying off workers, it managed to make steady advances. One of the most notable occurred in 1932, when the company rolled out its powerful flathead V-8 engine. Offering 65 hp, the flathead was offered as an alternative to Ford's 50 hp four-banger. The flathead has been credited with opening up a whole new era in American driving.

Trucks and cars continued to roll of Ford's assembly lines, though at reduced rates. The company produced everything from sedans and station wagons to pickup trucks and delivery trucks. The era came to an end in 1948, the year after the death of company founder Henry Ford.

With the postwar American economy gathering steam and his grandfather's conservative philosophy no longer holding him back, Henry Ford II moved the company in new directions, unveiling exciting new designs in Ford cars and launching the Ford F-series of trucks, which continues today and has been the best-selling line of trucks in the U.S. since 1977.

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Engine parts for 1932-1948 Fords and Mercurys can be hard to locate. But that's not a problem when you shop here at Mac's Auto Parts.

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