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In this Ford Y-block step-by-step engine rebuild and high-performance book you are shown how to machine and prep the block, refurbish the cylinder heads, and select the optimal rotating assembly for a particular horsepower level.
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Ford Y-Block Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify

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In this Ford Y-block step-by-step engine rebuild and high-performance book you are shown how to machine and prep the block, refurbish the cylinder heads, and select the optimal rotating assembly for a particular horsepower level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613250617
  • Publisher: Cartech
  • Publication date: 3/24/2014
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 205,324
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles R. Morris is an auto enthusiast and Ford lover who has written numerous magazine articles for Ford-related publications. A drag racer since 1966, Charlie has run cars in both Stock and Super Stock classes. He is currently the owner of the original Norristown Ford 1963-1/2 lightweight Galaxie.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
What is a Workbench® Book? 8
Chapter 1: Engine Evaluation 9
High Mileage 9
Excessive Oil Consumption 9
Low Oil Pressure 10
Decrease in Performance 11
Noises 13
Diagnostic Tools and Techniques 15
Spark Plug Inspection 15
Ignition Timing Check 15
Vacuum Test 17
Compression Check 18
Leak-Down test 19
Cooling System Pressure Test 20
Chapter 2: Pulling the Engine 21
Hood 21
Battery 21
Fluids 22
Wiring 22
Distributor and Ignition 22
Belts 23
Lines and Hoses 23
Hoist and Lift Brackets 23
Driveshaft 23
Transmission 23
Engine Stand 24
Chapter 3: Preparing to Rebuild an Engine 28
Facilities 28
Safety is Crucial 29
Organization and Planning 29
Rationale for Rebuilding 30
Tools and Equipment 30
Machine Shop Services 33
Chapter 4: Engine Disassembly 34
Valvetrain Disassembly 35
Camshaft Removal 36
Cylinder Head Disassembly 38
Block Disassembly 40
Chapter 5: Inspection and Cleaning 44
Professional Inspection 44
Rocker Arm Assemblies 45
Camshaft and Lifters 46
Cylinder Heads 47
Cylinder Block 52
Pistons and Connecting Rods 59
Crankshaft and Vibration Dampener 60
Chapter 6: Machining and Parts Selection 64
Parts Sources 64
Connecting Rods 64
Rotating Assembly 69
Cylinder Block 74
Cylinder Heads 79
Cylinder Head Resurfacing 83
Valve Job 84
Cylinder Head Assembly 87
Piston and Connecting Rod Installation 89
Chapter 7: Assembly 90
Safety and Cleanliness 90
Specialized Tools and Products 92
Bottom End Assembly 94
Top End Installation 107
Chapter 8: High-Performance Y-Block Engine Build 111
Racing Engines 114
Chapter 9: Engine Installation, Start-Up and Break-In 123
Installation 123
Priming the Engine 126
Distributor Installation 127
Priming the Fuel System 128
Break-In 129
Epilogue 131
Appendix 132
Cylinder Numbering and Firing Order 132
General Engine Specifications 132
Torque Specifications 132
Preliminary Valve Lash Adjustment 133
Firing Order 133
Cylinder Order 133
Cylinder Head Bolt-Tightening Sequence 134
Cam Timing 134
Dampener Timing Settings 135
Source Guide 136
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  • Posted May 1, 2014

    You have an engine from a Classic Thunderbird that needs rebuild

    You have an engine from a Classic Thunderbird that needs rebuilding. You have basic knowledge in rebuilding, but you really want more details so that this engine will be reliable – but where do you find that information?
    CarTech books has solved that problem for you Their latest book “Ford Y-Block Engines How to Rebuild and Modify” by Ford Tech Expert Charles Morris will give you all the details you need – and I do mean details.
    Starting with evaluating your engine, all the way to startup and break in, every step is covered to help you rebuild the best engine possible.
    Each step in the process is documented and most steps are pictured so you know what to look for. Critical steps may be noted with Icons as Important, Torque Fasteners, Special Tool, Critical Inspection and more to let you know that you need to pay close attention to that specific information.
    The Appendix is loaded with important information that you will need for your rebuild. Damper timing setting, firing order and rotation, cylinder numbering and more in large easy to read diagrams.
    This is one of the most detailed engine rebuild books I have ever seen. It is a small investment that will pay for itself many times over.

    I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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