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Old 10-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #1341
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^^^^^ Offset crank.

Yes. Henry Ford did an offset crankshaft on the production Flathead V8 starting in 1932. Offsetting to the thrust side does indeed give you a bit more mechanical advantage on the power stroke, but it makes it difficult to keep the pistons from slapping.
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