How to Rebuild the Small Block Ford

Author: George Reid
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494891
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Transportation

This revised and updated color edition of How to Rebuild the Small-Block Ford walks you step by step through a rebuild, including: planning your rebuild, disassembly and inspection, choosing the right parts, machine work, assembling your engine, and first firing and break-in.

How to Rebuild the Small Block Mopar

Author: William Burt
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494549
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Transportation

How to Rebuild the Small-Block Mopar is the most comprehensive book on small-block Mopar engines ever released, covering 273, 318, 340, and 360-ci LA engines and 5.2 and 5.9L Magnum V-8s. Author William Burt uses color photos and descriptive text to teach readers the complete rebuild process from removal to break-in.

Ford 351 Cleveland Engines

Author: George Reid
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250488
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Transportation

Ford's 351 Cleveland was designed to be a 'mid-sized' V-8 engine, and was developed for higher performance use upon its launch in late 1969 for the 1970 models. This unique design proved itself under the hood of Ford's Mustang, among other high performance cars. The Cleveland engine addressed the major shortcoming of the Windsor engines that preceded it, namely cylinder head air flow. The Windsor engines just couldn't be built at the time to compete effectively with the strongest GM and Mopar small blocks offerings, and the Cleveland engine was the answer to that problem. Unfortunately, the Cleveland engine was introduced at the end of Detroit's muscle car era, and the engine, in pure Cleveland form, was very short lived. It did continue on as a low compression passenger car and truck engine in the form of the 351M and 400M, which in their day, offered little in the way of excitement. Renewed enthusiasm in this engine has spawned an influx of top-quality new components that make building or modifying these engines affordable. This new book reviews the history and variations of the 351 Cleveland and Ford's related engines, the 351M and 400M. Basic dimensions and specifications of each engine, along with tips for identifying both design differences and casting number(s) are shown. In addition to this, each engine's strong points and areas of concern are described in detail. Written with high performance in mind, both traditional power tricks and methods to increase efficiency of these specific engines are shared. With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build. This book will walk you through everything you need to know to build a great street or competition engine based in the 351 Cleveland platform.

How to Rebuild Big Block Ford Engines

Author: Charles Morris
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494921
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Transportation

All engines are covered in full detail in this Workbench series rebuild volume. Included are step-by-step heavily illustrated instructions, that walk you through the entire process of rebuilding your Ford engine. If you want to breathe new life into your tired old Ford engine, this is the book for you.

Ford Y Block Engines How to Rebuild Modify

Author: Charles Morris
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250617
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Transportation

As Ford’s follow-up to the famous flathead, the Y-block was Ford’s first overhead-valve V-8 and it established an impressive high-performance legacy, winning many races in NASCAR and setting records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This venerable Ford engine, which powers classic Thunderbirds, Crown Victorias, Edsels, and other cars, is enjoying a performance renaissance. Many aftermarket parts, including heads, can turn a sedate Y-block into a powerhouse. The engine earned its name from its deep-skirt block design that looked like a “Y.” This stout engine was installed in millions of Ford cars from 1954 to 1962 and Ford trucks from 1952 to 1964. Author and Ford tech expert Charles Morris explains each critical aspect of rebuilding a stock 239-, 256-, 272-, 292-, and 312-ci Y-block and building a modified Y-block. He shows you how to identify components and conduct a thorough inspection so you select a sound block, heads, intake, and other components. He explains the specifics for obtaining high-quality machining work and verifying clearances. In addition, he delves into the intricacies of each step of the assembly process so you can rebuild a strong-running and reliable engine. Most important, Morris details the steps to effectively remedy the Y-block oiling problems. This is the book Ford Y-block owners and fans have been waiting for. It’s an indispensible guide for performing a professional-caliber rebuild and buildup of the Y-block.

Ford Windsor Small Block Performance

Author: Isaac Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1557883238
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Transportation

The 5.0-liter performance wave has propelled Ford's Windsor small block to the top of the performance heap. Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance is a comprehensive guide to the tips, tricks, and techniques of top Ford performance experts that will help Fords or Mustangs run harder and faster. Engine building techniques are included for street machines, drag racers, tow vehicles--for just about any Windsor-equipped Ford. Whether owners have a 289, 302/5.0L, or 351W/5.8L, Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance is the guide to performance success--on or off the strip.

How to Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks on a Budget

Author: David Vizard
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494846
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Transportation

Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget. Included are details of the desirable factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more.

Ford Differentials

Author: Joseph Palazzolo
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250389
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Transportation

The Ford 8.8- and 9-inch rear differentials are two of the most popular and best-performing differentials on the market. While the 8.8-inch differential is commonly used in late-model Mustangs, the 9-inch is the more popular and arguably the most dominant high-performance differential for muscle cars, hot rods, custom vehicles, and race cars. Built from 1957 to 1986, the 9-inch Ford differential is used in a huge range of high-performance Ford and non-Ford vehicles because of its rugged construction, easy-to-set-up design, and large aftermarket support. The 9-inch differential effectively transmits power to the ground for many classic Fords and hot rods of all types, but it is the choice of many GM muscle car owners and racers as well. These differentials have been used extensively and proven their mettle in racing and high-performance applications. The Ford 8.8- and 9-inch must be rebuilt after extensive use and need a variety of different ratios for top performance and special applications. This Workbench book provides detailed step-by-step photos and information for rebuilding the differentials with the best equipment, installing the gear sets, and converting to Posi-Traction for a variety of applications. It describes how to disassemble the rear end, identify worn ring and pinion gears, other damage or wear, and shows step-by-step rebuilding of the differential. It also explains how to select the right differential hardware, bearings, seals, and other parts, as well as how to set ring and pinion backlash so that the rear end operates at peak efficiency. Aftermarket 9-inch performance differentials from manufacturers including Currie, Moser and Strange are reviewed and you learn how to rebuild and set up these high-performance aftermarket differentials. In addition, this book provides a comprehensive identification chart to ensure readers properly identify the model and specifics of the 9-inch differential. Chapters include axle identification, inspection, and purchasing axles for rebuilding; differential tear down; ring and pinion gear removal; inspection and reassembly; drive axle choices; and more.

Ford Small Block Engine Parts Interchange

Author: George Reid
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613252123
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Transportation

If there is one thing Ford enthusiasts have learned over the years, deciphering which Ford parts work with which Ford engines is a far more difficult task than with many other engine families. Will Cleveland heads fit on my Windsor block? Can I build a stroker motor with factory parts? Can I gain compression by using older-model cylinder heads, and will it restrict flow? Is there a difference between Windsor 2-barrel and 4-barrel heads? These are just a few examples of common questions Ford fans have. These and many other questions are examined in this all-new update of a perennial best seller. Thoroughly researched and, unlike previous editions, now focused entirely on the small-block Windsor and Cleveland engine families, Ford Small Block Engine Parts Interchange includes critical information on Ford’s greatest small-block engines and goes into great detail on the highly desirable high-performance hardware produced throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. By combining some of the best parts from various years, some great performance potential can be unlocked in ways Ford never offered to the general public. Following the advice in Ford Small-Block Engine Parts Interchange, these engine combinations can become reality. You will find valuable information on cranks, blocks, heads, cams, intakes, rods, pistons, and even accessories to guide you through your project. Author George Reid has once again done extensive research to accurately deliver a thorough and complete collection of Ford small-block information in this newly revised edition. Knowing what internal factory engine parts can be used across the wide range of production Ford power plants is invaluable to the hot rodder and swap meet/eBay shopper. Whether building a stroker Cleveland or a hopped-up Windsor, this book is an essential guide.

How to Rebuild and Modify Carter Edelbrock Carburetors

Author: Dave Emanuel
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494365
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Transportation

There has never been a book covering the ins and outs of the emerging Edelbrock line of carburetors. But this book covers rebuilding, turning and modifying Carter and Edelbrock carburetors. Outlines carburetor types, takes a thorough look at carb selection and carb function, and offers detailed information on modifications, tuning, and rebuilding Carter/Edelbrock carburetors.

High performance Ford Engine Parts Interchange

Author: George Reid
Publisher: S-A Design
ISBN: 1934709190
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Transportation

Includes critical information on Ford's greatest V-8 engines with great detail on the high-performance hardware produced throughout the '60s ,'70s and '80s, as well as information on cranks, blocks, heads, cams, intakes, rods, pistons, and more.

Ford Performance

Author: Pat Ganahl
Publisher: Cartech Incorporated
ISBN: 1884089275
Release Date: 1998-03-01
Genre: Transportation

Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition provides accurate technical guidance to understanding and building all popular Ford performance engines. This outstanding reference covers the venerable Ford small block and big block engines. Filled with more than 300 photos and hundreds of technical secrets developed by top racers and engine builders. Includes all modern Ford performance engines.