The ford v8-60 engine holds a special place in the history midget auto racing. Known as the poor mans offy, the v8-60 offered a reliable power plant for cash-strapped young men with a passion to race. Ironically, the small size that made it ideal for midgets doomed the v8-60 as a passenger car engine and it was discontinued after only a few years. This 1940 midget racer was reportedly built by roy richter and pop faulkner and is an aluminum-bodied example powered by a 136ci ford v8-60 flathead. sold here is a late ford v8 60 powered midget racer wa curtis copy frame. traditional, classical midget with hillegass aluminum body and powered by a ford v8-60 with cast iron block. Car has an inout box that drives through a locked differential. Rear end appears to be from a model a and has hand controlled, mechanical brakes. 1937-1939 ford flathead v8-60 oil pan original midget hot rod trog kurtis. original 194050s kurtis midget racing car fitted with ford v8-60 engine, eddy meyer alloy. eddie meyer was the genius behind many ford v8-60 midget engines, and you can take advantage of his knowledge and experience with this cast aluminum front cover. Reproduced from the original tooling, this front cover is specifically engineered for midget race cars using 1937-40 ford v8-60 engines. It is drilled to accept typical 1932-41 style ford flathead v8 3-bolt distributors. the kurtis-kraft midget is powered by a 60-horsepower ford flathead v8 in the listing, the dealer says not much is known about this racer, but its provenance is being researched.