How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks

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Have you been dreaming about a little extra displacement for your Ford? By increasing the bore and stroke of your current engine, you can add those cubic inches without the hassle of switching to a big block. George Reid thoroughly 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. With this information, you'll be better able to tailor your heads, cam, intake manifold, carburetor, and exhaust system to get the most ...
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Overview

Have you been dreaming about a little extra displacement for your Ford? By increasing the bore and stroke of your current engine, you can add those cubic inches without the hassle of switching to a big block. George Reid thoroughly 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. With this information, you'll be better able to tailor your heads, cam, intake manifold, carburetor, and exhaust system to get the most out of the extra cubes. Also included is a complete guide to factory head and block castings, as well as aftermarket block and head guides, so you can choose exactly the right parts for your project. This book is the definitive guide for building a big-inch Ford small block, complete with four engine buildups ranging from 331 to 408 cubic inches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613250846
  • Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/23/2003
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 539,258
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements 4
Chapter 1 Ford Small-Block V-8 Basics 6
Chapter 2 Making Stroker Power! 8
Understanding Bore, Stroke, & Compression Ratio 10
Horsepower & Torque 14
Making Real Stroker Power 16
Camshaft & Valvetrain Basics 21
Induction 28
Chapter 3 How To Build A Stroker 41
Tools Of The Trade 42
Keep A Clean, Organized Shop 44
Getting Started 45
Proper Assembly Technique 49
Degreeing A Camshaft 51
Valvetrain 53
Lifters 53
Rocker Arms & Pushrods 54
Valves & Springs 55
Stroker Tuning & Operation 56
Before You Spin It 57
Preventative Stroker Maintenance 59
Chapter 4 289/302 Stroker Kits & Projects 60
Building A JCM Motorsports 331 Stroker 67
Building A 347 Street Fighter 78
No Brainer Custom Engines 87
Chapter 5 351W Stroker Kits & Projects 89
Building the CHP/TA Racing 408 94
Chapter 6 351C Stroker Kits & Projects 105
Building the Speed-O-Motive 408ci Cleveland 108
Chapter 7 Building A Stroker Vehicle 117
Chassis & Brakes 118
The Team Approach 119
Chapter 8 Engine Math 123
Cubic-Inch Displacement 123
Calculating Compression Ratio 123
Choosing The Right Carburetor 125
Calculating Horsepower & Torque 125
Horsepower At Tshe Drags 125
Appendix A Engine Build Sheet 126
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