How to Build Max-Performance Ford FE Engines

S-A Design (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 14. August 2020
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  • 282 Seiten
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978-1-61325-677-0 (ISBN)
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 Engines shows 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.

  • Englisch
  • North Branch
  • |
  • USA
CarTech Inc.
  • 20,54 MB
978-1-61325-677-0 (9781613256770)
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  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: A Brief History of FE Ford Engines
  • The Famous Cars
  • Mustangs, Galaxies, Fairlanes and Trucks
  • The FE Reawakens
  • Chapter 2: Engine Blocks
  • FE Block Architecture
  • The Blocks: Identification and Application
  • External Identification: How Can You Tell What You've Got?
  • The New Blocks: Aftermarket Offerings
  • We Have a Block-Now What?
  • Chapter 3: Crankshafts
  • OEM Choices
  • Identification
  • Aftermarket Offerings
  • Dimensional and Physical Inspection
  • Connecting Rods
  • Engine Bearings
  • Assembly Tips
  • Chapter 4: Pistons and Piston Rings
  • Material and Design
  • Manufacturing Process: Cast or Forged
  • Piston Alloys: Hypereutectic, 2618, 4032 and More
  • Piston Design: Bore Diameter and Compression Distance
  • Skirt Design and Oil Return
  • Dome Design, Compression Ratio Calculation and Selection
  • Piston Top Shape and Design
  • Other Components
  • Piston Ring Grooves and Piston Rings
  • Chapter 5: The Oiling System
  • Oil Pumps
  • Pump Driveshafts
  • Oil Pump Pickup Screens
  • Oil Filter Mounts
  • Block Oiling Circuitry
  • Windage Trays
  • Oil Pans
  • Chapter 6: Cylinder Heads
  • Common Characteristics of FE Cylinder Heads
  • Factory Cylinder Heads
  • Exotic Heads
  • Edelbrock Heads
  • Blue Thunder Heads
  • Dove Heads
  • Flow Data
  • What to Choose?
  • Chapter 7: Rocker Systems
  • Factory Rockers
  • Upgrades to the Factory System
  • Aftermarket Valvetrain Systems
  • Installation, Alignment and Geometry
  • Installation
  • Measuring for Pushrod Length
  • Checking the Intake Clearance
  • Chapter 8: Camshafts and Lifters
  • FE Camshaft Design Specifics
  • Selection Criteria: Lifter Type
  • Cam Specs: Lift, Duration and Lobe Separation Angle
  • So How Do I Pick a Cam?
  • Chapter 9: Timing Systems
  • Factory Timing Sets
  • Roller Timing Systems
  • Belt-Drive Systems
  • Dampers
  • Chapter 10: Intake Manifolds
  • Intake Interchangeability
  • Recommendations First-Then the Details
  • Pressure Checking
  • Bolting it On-Making it Fit
  • Milling Intake Manifolds
  • Port Matching and Beyond
  • Final Installation
  • Chapter 11: Ignition Systems
  • Factory Points Distributors
  • Factory-Style Electronic Ignition
  • Electronic Conversions
  • Aftermarket Distributors
  • Plug Wires and Plugs
  • Spark Plugs
  • Distributor Gears
  • Ignition Tuning
  • Chapter 12: Fuel Systems
  • 4-Barrel Carburetor Options
  • Airflow Ratings
  • Carburetor Boosters
  • Picking the Right Size Carb
  • Power Valves
  • Floats, Needles and Seats
  • Jets, Bleeds and Tuning
  • Accelerator Pumps
  • Fuel Injection Overview
  • Chapter 13: Exhaust Systems
  • Headers and Manifolds
  • Mufflers
  • Gaskets
  • Chapter 14: External Accessories
  • Motor Mounts
  • Expansion Plugs
  • Block Plates
  • Water Pumps
  • Front Accessory Drive Systems
  • Dipstick
  • Valve Covers
  • Breathers, Oil Fillers and PCV Systems
  • Air Cleaners
  • Chapter 15: FE Engine Assembly Process and Tips
  • Finishing the Block Prep
  • Cam Goes In First
  • Main Bearings, Rear Seal and Crankshaft Installation
  • Pistons, Rings and Rods Assemby
  • Timing Chain, Cam Degreeing and Front Cover Installation
  • Cylinder Head Assembly
  • Cylinder Head Installation
  • Lifters and Pushrod Length Check
  • Intake Installation
  • Valvetrain Assembly
  • Oil Pump, Windage Tray and Oil Pan
  • Carburetor, Water Pump, Distributor, Wires and Plugs
  • Max-Performance FE Engine Builds
  • Chapter 16: Engine Break-In and Tuning
  • Connecting the Engine to the Dyno
  • Breaking It In
  • Tuning for Power and More
  • Source Guide

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