How to Rebuild Small-Block Ford Engines: All Years and Models

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How to Rebuild Small-Block Ford Engines: All Years and Models
How to Rebuild Small-Block Ford Engines: All Years and Models
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Got a small-block Ford V8 that needs to be rebuilt? Then you need this book!

How to Rebuild Small-Block Ford Engines is one of the most detailed, easy-to-use guides for rebuilding a small-block Ford motor.

Step-by-step sequences, accompanied by clear photos, charts and diagrams, provide a "map" that guides you to the right destination.

From parts inspection, diagnosing issues, how to recondition parts, to engine re-assembly are all outlined in this book.

You will even find a section on how to perform tune-ups to maximize performance and economy, plus a parts interchange chapter that is instrumental to help you determine which parts can be swapped, and which can't).

This is a hands-on guide that will get you in gear to start rebuilding your small-block Ford V8 motor today!


Book Excerpt: How to Rebuild Small-Block Ford Engines

PARTS IDENTIFICATION AND INTERCHANGE

It's a real money-saver to know what parts can be interchanged, especially when you need to replace one of your engine's major components with parts from another engine.

Will a 289 crankshaft fit and work in a 302, or will 351W heads fit a 302? How can you identify them if they will? Armed with this information you can visit the local junkyard knowing your options rather than being forced to purchase for your specific engine - or having to play Russian Roulette with parts.

You need to know exactly which engine you have before you order basic parts or try to decide what parts will interchange with it. You need to know the displacement, year and change level. Change level is Ford's way of identifying a change made in the midst of a model year.


IDENTIFICATION

What Engine Do You Have?

To start from ground zero, I'll assume you don't know what engine your car is equipped with. Look at the car's identification tag on the driver's front-door hinge pillar or on the door near the latch for 1967 and prior models and under the left-front corner of the windshield for later models.

The five-digit alphanumeric group contains model year and engine-code information. The first number is the year - 7 for 67, 77 or 87. You have to know the decade. The last letter is for the engine.

You must use both the year and the engine code to determine what engine was installed in the car. For example, F indicates 260-2V or 302-2V. Because they didn't overlap in years produced, the F was reused. The letter codes are indicated in the table.


Subject: DIY Engine Rebuilding: Ford: How to rebuild small-block Ford V8 motors. ISBN-10: 0912656891 | ISBN-13: 9780912656892 | HPBooks 89

Specifications
  • Publisher: HP Books
  • Author: Tom Monroe
  • Pages: 160 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-912656-89-2
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS:
  • Introduction
  • Do you need to rebuild?
  • Engine removal
  • Parts identification and interchange
  • Teardown
  • Inspecting and reconditioning the shortblock
  • Head reconditioning and assembly
  • Engine assembly
  • Distributor rebuild
  • Engine installation
  • Tune-up
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