How to Build Max Performance Ford V-8s on a Budget

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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This revved up volume addresses high-performance engines, such as the ones found in Mustangs and emphasizes a budget approach to building them. 300 photos.

How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines

Author: Jefferson Bryant

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 148

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The photos in this edition are black and white. Skylarks, GSXs, Grand Nationals, Rivieras, Gran Sports; the list of formidable performance Buicks is impressive. From the torque monsters of the 1960s to the high-flying Turbo models of the '80s, Buicks have a unique place in performance history. During the 1960s, when word of the mountains of torque supplied by the big-inch Buicks hit the street, nobody wanted to mess with them. Later, big-inch Buicks and the Hemi Chryslers went at it hammer and tongs in stock drag shootouts and in the pages of the popular musclecar magazines of the day. The wars between the Turbo Buicks and Mustang GTs in the 1980s were also legendary, as both cars responded so well to modifications. "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines" is the first performance engine book ever published on the Buick family of engines. This book covers everything from the Nailheads of the '50s and early '60s, to the later evolutions of the Buick V-8 through the '60s and '70s, through to the turbo V-6 models of the '70s and '80s. Veteran magazine writer and Buick owner Jefferson Bryant supplies the most up-to-date information on heads, blocks, cams, rotating assemblies, interchangeability, and oiling-system improvements and modifications, along with details on the best performance options available, avenues for aftermarket support, and so much more. Finally, the Buick camp gets the information they have been waiting for, and it's all right here in "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines."

Building High-Performance Fox Mustangs on a Budget

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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8 1/2 x 11. 350 b&w photosWhen Ford introduced the new 1979 Mustangs on what is known as the Fox platform, it sparked a new revolution in automotive modification and performance. Hailed as the "sports car for the masses," the Mustang GT soon became one of the most modified cars Ford has ever produced. The Mustang's low entry price, followed by the storm of available aftermarket parts, has made the Fox-bodied Mustang (1979-1995) the most desirable and modified car on the market in the last 20 years.How To Build Max Performance Fox Mustangs on a Budget is an essential book for anyone who wants to modify this affordable and popular sports car, covering everything from planning your project, engine modification and performance, transmission and driveline upgrades, to suspension performance modification and body modification.

How to Build Max-Performance Ford FE Engines

Author: Barry Rabotnick

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The Ford FE (Ford Edsel) engine is one of the most popular engines Ford ever produced, and it powered most Ford and Mercury cars and trucks from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s. For many of the later years, FE engines were used primarily in truck applications. However, the FE engine is experiencing a renaissance; it is now popular in high-performance street, strip, muscle cars, and even high-performance trucks. While high-performance build-up principles and techniques are discussed for all engines, author Barry Rabotnick focuses on the max-performance build-up for the most popular engines: the 390 and 428. With the high-performance revival for FE engines, a variety of builds are being performed from stock blocks with mild head and cam work to complete aftermarket engines with aluminum blocks, high-flow heads, and aggressive roller cams. How to Build Max-Performance Ford FE Enginesshows you how to select the ideal pistons, connecting rods, and crankshafts to achieve horsepower requirements for all applications. The chapter on blocks discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each particular block considered. The book also examines head, valvetrain, and cam options that are best suited for individual performance goals. Also covered are the best-flowing heads, rocker-arm options, lifters, and pushrods. In addition, this volume covers port sizing, cam lift, and the best rocker-arm geometry. The FE engines are an excellent platform for stroking, and this book provides an insightful, easy-to-follow approach for selecting the right crank, connecting rods, pistons, and making the necessary block modifications. This is the book that Ford FE fans have been looking for.

How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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In this definitive guide, the author explains the concept of building a stroker, paying special attention to the effect that increasing the bore and stroke have on the engine as a whole.

Jeep, Dana and Chrysler Differentials

How to Rebuild the 8-1/4, 8-3/4, Dana 44 and 60 and AMC 20

Author: Larry Shepard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Over the last 40 years, millions of Chrysler, AMC, and Jeep vehicles have used these differentials, propelling these high-performance vehicles to victory on the street, in drag racing, and other applications. Chrysler used the Dana 60 and BorgWarner Sure-Grip high-performance differentials in the Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Super Bee and many other renowned Chrysler muscle cars. These differentials have been tied to historic powerhouse engines, such as the Chrysler Magnum and Hemi V8s in stock car, drag racing, and other forms of racing, making history in the process. Jeep CJs and Cherokees have used the Dana 44 and AMC 20 and put these differentials under tremendous loads, which often requires frequent rebuilds. After years of use, these differentials require rebuilding, and of course aftermarket suppliers offer ring and pinion and other parts to upgrade these axles. In this Workbench series title, the focus is on the disassembly, inspection and step-by-step rebuild of the most popular high-performance differentials. Axles and differentials are not incredibly complex components, but there are some specific steps to follow for rebuilding, upgrading, and setting them up properly, and this book demystifies the process and explains it in detail. A book dedicated to the Dana, Sure-Grip, and AMC Jeep axles has never been published before, and Mopar, Jeep and AMC enthusiasts are hungry for this information. The Dana and AMC axles should remain in wide use into the foreseeable future, and therefore there will be a consistent demand for this information. This book will also feature extensive gear and application charts, so the reader is sure to select the correct gear ratio for a particular vehicle and application. Special coverage is therefore dedicated to ring and pinion gears. In addition selecting the best aftermarket and production axle shafts is covered as well as modifying and upgrading the differential housings.

How to Rebuild the Small-Block Ford

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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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 Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks on a Budget

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: S-A Design

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Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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"10 best engine combos." "Short block preparation; cranks, rods & pistons; cams & valvetrain; intakes & exhausts; cylinder heads; nitrous oxide; ignitions; setup & tuning; power theory"--Cover.

Ford Performance

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: S-A Design

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Category: Transportation

Page: 142

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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.

How to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8s

Author: Bill Trovato

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Author Bill Trovato is recognized for being one of the most aggressive and successful Oldsmobile engine experts, and he openly shares all of his proven tricks, tips, and techniques in How to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8s. His many years of successful experience racing and winning with the Olds V-8 in heads-up, street-legal cars proves he knows how to extract maximum power from the design without sacrificing durability. A complete review of factory blocks, cranks, heads, and more is teamed with a thorough review of all the aftermarket equipment available. Whether mild or wild, the important information on cam selection and Olds-specific engine building techniques are all here. Fans of the traditional Olds V-8 will appreciate the level of detail and completeness Trovato brings to the table, and his frank, to-the-point writing style is as efficient and effective as the engines he designs, builds, and races.

Super Tuning and Modifying Holley Carburetors

Author: Dave Emanuel

Publisher: S-A Design

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Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 326

Learn how to select, install, tune and modify all popular Holley performance carburetors. This information-packed guide provides a detailed view of basic carburetor functioning, modifying for performance applications, custom-tuning for street, racing, off-road, turbocharging, economy, and other special uses.

Do-It-Yourself Guide to Custom Painting

Author: Tom Brownell

Publisher: S-A Design

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Category: Transportation

Page: 142

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Latest information on materials and equipment involved in custom painting. For do-it-yourselfers & those who want to confidently deal with professionals.

Ford 351 Cleveland Engines

How to Build for Max Performance

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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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.

David Vizard's How to Port and Flow Test Cylinder Heads

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Author Vizard covers blending the bowls, basic porting procedures, as well as pocket porting, porting the intake runners, and many advanced procedures. Advanced procedures include unshrouding valves and developing the ideal port area and angle.

4.6L & 5.4L Ford Engines

How to Rebuild - Revised Edition

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 799

Since 1991, the popular and highly modifiable Ford 4.6-liter has become a modern-day V-8 phenomenon, powering everything from Ford Mustangs to hand-built hot rods and the 5.4-liter has powered trucks, SUVs, the Shelby GT500, and more. The wildly popular 4.6-liter has created an industry unto itself with a huge supply of aftermarket high-performance parts, machine services, and accessories. Its design delivers exceptional potential, flexibility, and reliability. The 4.6-liter can be built to produce 300 hp up to 2,000 hp, and in turn, it has become a favorite among rebuilders, racers, and high-performance enthusiasts. 4.6-/5.4-Liter Ford Engines: How to Rebuild expertly guides you through each step of rebuilding a 4.6-liter as well as a 5.4-liter engine, providing essential information and insightful detail. This volume delivers the complete nuts-and-bolts rebuild story, so the enthusiast can professionally rebuild an engine at home and achieve the desired performance goals. In addition, it contains a retrospective of the engine family, essential identification information, and component differences between engines made at Romeo and Windsor factories for identifying your engine and selecting the right parts. It also covers how to properly plan a 4.6-/5.4-liter build-up and choose the best equipment for your engine's particular application. As with all Workbench Series books, this book is packed with detailed photos and comprehensive captions, where you are guided step by step through the disassembly, machine work, assembly, start-up, break-in, and tuning procedures for all iterations of the 4.6-/5.4-liter engines, including 2-valve and 3-valve SOHC and the 4-valve DOHC versions. It also includes an easy-to-reference spec chart and suppliers guide so you find the right equipment for your particular build up.

Popular Science

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Page: 186

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

The Autocar

A Journal Published in the Interests of the Mechanically Propelled Road Carriage

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Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.