Henry Ford considered producing his own V8 in late 1929, but it wasn't until 1931 that a workable 'Flathead V8' was placed into 4 modified model A's.However Ford let his son Edsel actually take over much of the design & styling of the 1932 models.
The small-block V8 engine by Ford Motor Company was introduced in 1962, replacing the the previous Ford Y-block engine. All Ford small block engines came from Cleveland, Ohio until 1966. The mid size "Cleveland" V8, engine was introduced in 1970, and was to replace the larger Windsors, but this design ended up outliving its replacement. In 1991, the Windsor engine began to be phased out and was replaced with Ford's new 4.6 L Modular V8 engine. Hope that helps.