CarTech Book How To Rebuild And Modify Ford Y-Block Engines

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SA257P

Highlights

  • 136 Pages
  • 417 Photos
  • Step-By-Step Guide
  • High-Quality Paperback
$26.95

CarTech How To Rebuild and Modify Ford Y-Block Engines Book.

Whether you're rebuilding or modifying your Ford Y-block engine, this book (SA257P) has exactly what you need to succeed. As Ford cars grew in both size and weight after WWII, the need for a more powerful and robust engine than the aging Flathead was becoming apparent. The successor of the Flathead engine, the Ford Y-block V-8 engine delivered far better performance and it didn't have the inherent oiling problems of the Flathead. This engine showcased deep skirt block design, and its layout resembles a "Y," hence the Y-block name. Manufactured displacements of 239, 256, 272, 292, and 312 cubic inches, this stout engine grew in displacement over the years to meet demands for more power. It powered a variety of Ford trucks and cars from 1952 to 1964, including the Thunderbird, Edsel, and the famous 53-56 pickups.

The Ford Y-block has been very ignored for years, but now the engine is enjoying a renaissance. With the renewed interest, many new high-performance parts are on the market. In this comprehensive rebuild and high-performance build-up guide, a step-by-step rebuild of two stock engines is provided, complete with explanatory text and captions as well as full-color photos. During the rebuild process, you learn the unique features of this engine series and how to build a strong and reliable engine. In addition, author Charles Morris profiles building a modified supercharged 292 engine that uses the latest performance parts and technology developed specifically for this engine series. You are shown in this book (SA257P) how to machine and prep the block, refurbish the cylinder heads, and select the optimal rotating assembly for a particular horsepower level.

The last book published on Y-Blocks was more than 20 years ago, but there has not been an authoritative step-by-step engine rebuild and high-performance book until now. The enthusiasts have been asking for information and of course owners will find invaluable coverage of the new parts, machining process, and assembly techniques. If you're a Y-block enthusiast, you will have to have this book.

SA257P Features:
- Cartech how-to book
- 136 pages
- 8.5 x 11 paperback book
- 417 black and white photos
- Detailed text and photos deliver a step-by-step reliable rebuild or max performance approach to modify your Ford Y block
- Written by Charles R. Morris

Chapter 1:
- Engine Evaluation
- High Mileage
- Excessive Oil Consumption
- Low Oil Pressure
- Decrease in Performance
- Noises
- Diagnostic Tools and Techniques
- Spark Plug Inspection
- Ignition Timing Check
- Vacuum Test
- Compression Check
- Leak-Down test
- Cooling System Pressure Test

Chapter 2:
- Pulling the Engine
- Hood
- Battery
- Fluids
- Wiring
- Distributor and Ignition
- Belts
- Lines and Hoses
- Hoist and Lift Brackets
- Driveshaft
- Transmission
- Engine Stand

Chapter 3:
- Preparing to Rebuild an Engine
- Facilities
- Safety is Crucial
- Organization and Planning
- Rationale for Rebuilding
- Tools and Equipment
- Machine Shop Services

Chapter 4:
- Engine Disassembly
- Valvetrain Disassembly
- Camshaft Removal
- Cylinder Head Disassembly
- Block Disassembly

Chapter 5:
- Inspection and Cleaning
- Professional Inspection
- Rocker Arm Assemblies
- Camshaft and Lifters
- Cylinder Heads
- Cylinder Block
- Pistons and Connecting Rods
- Crankshaft and Vibration Dampener

Chapter 6:
- Machining and Parts Selection
- Parts Sources
- Connecting Rods
- Rotating Assembly
- Cylinder Block
- Cylinder Heads
- Cylinder Head Resurfacing
- Valve Job
- Cylinder Head Assembly
- Piston and Connecting Rod Installation

Chapter 7:
- Assembly
- Safety and Cleanliness
- Specialized Tools and Products
- Bottom End Assembly
- Top End Installation

Chapter 8:
- High-Performance Y-Block Engine Build
- Racing Engines

Chapter 9:
- Engine Installation, Start-Up and Break-In
- Installation
- Priming the Engine
- Distributor Installation
- Priming the Fuel System
- Break-In

Epilogue

Appendix:
- Cylinder Numbering and Firing Order
- General Engine Specifications
- Torque Specifications
- Preliminary Valve Lash Adjustment
- Firing Order
- Cylinder Order
- Cylinder Head Bolt-Tightening Sequence
- Cam Timing
- Dampener Timing Settings

Applications:
- 1948-1979 F100
- 1954-1964 F100


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Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following F-100 years:

  • 1948,
  • 1949,
  • 1950,
  • 1951,
  • 1952,
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  • 1956,
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  • 1964,
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  • 1978,
  • 1979,
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