With the help the Ford Engine Overhaul Manual by Haynes, you'll learn everything you need to know about identifying a Ford V8 engine and how to properly overhaul it. The manual is designed for 255 through 460 ci V8 engines and covers a range of topics from choosing the right tools and equipment for rebuilding your engine to pro tips on cylinder head servicing and more.
Haynes manuals are written for the average DIY user. They feature easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by more than 300 close-up photos to help users locate components and remove them without causing damage. The Haynes manual has something for everyone and even includes pro tips as well as performance and economy mods for your Ford motor to impress even the most experienced of mechanics.
This Haynes guide is a must-have manual for anyone who wants to rebuild a Ford V8 engine, and do so correctly!
REMOVING THE RADIATOR
The first parts to be removed from the engine compartment are the radiator and its related components, which should be disconnected first. The radiator fins are easily bent and damaged, making it virtually impossible to remove the engine with the radiator in the vehicle. The core fins on the radiator are very sharp, so watch your knuckles when you are working nearby.
Make sure all the coolant has drained from the system and the pan has been removed and the coolant properly disposed of (many communities have collection centers that will dispose of oil and coolant properly).
You will have to ?roll around? on your creeper under the vehicle to disconnect clamps, splash pans, transmission cooling lines etc., so it is a good idea to make sure the area is clean and there are not any obstacles.
Remove the bolts or sheet metal screws that hold the fan shroud onto the radiator (see illustration). Some fan shrouds use tabs to keep the bottom locked into the frame of the radiator at the bottom.
Use a droplight or flashlight in the dark corners of the engine compartment to help identify the correct size of the bolt to avoid making a mistake (e.g. using an oversize socket or wrench and stripping the head).
After disconnecting the fan shroud, set it away from the radiator, directly over the fan.
If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the transmission cooling lines from the radiator and the transmission (see illustration).
Use a flare-nut wrench to avoid stripping the head of the fitting. If the fitting is very tight, do not force the fitting loose because there is a good chance the radiator will break at the junction.
Use a back-up wrench on the radiator union to keep it stationary. Remove any clips or brackets that hold the transmission lines to the engine and carefully disconnect the lines. Try not to bend the lines too much when disconnecting them.
Subject: Transportation: Automotive: Powerplants: Ford engine overhaul manual. ISBN-10: 1850107637 | ISBN-13: 9781850107637 | Haynes 10320