CarTech Book How To Rebuild The Ford FE Engine



  • 388 Full Color Photos & Charts
  • Step-By-Step Instructions
  • 144 Detailed Pages
  • Easy To Read
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CarTech How To Rebuild The Ford FE Engine Book.

If you’re looking for a literary supplement that will guide your hand through the rebuild of your Ford FE engine, this CarTech SA352 How to Rebuild the Ford FE Engine Book is the perfect walk-through to have in your shop. Featuring highly detailed instructions reinforced by full color images, this book is laid out to be a highly detailed instructional guide.

Features and Benefits:
- 144 page book
- Paperback book
- 388 full color photos and charts
- Highly detailed, step-by-step instructions
- Easy to read/follow walk-throughs

Author Barry Rabotnick, an FE engine master and owner of Survival Motorsports, takes years of experience and expertise building durable FE engines and translates them to the written page. This book will teach you everything you need to know to rebuild one of these legendary engines. As part of CarTech's unique Workbench series, this literary accompaniment is formatted to take you step-by-step through the entire rebuilding process. Engine identification and selection, disassembly, cleaning, parts analysis and assessment, machine shop processes, replacement parts selection, re-assembly and start-up/break-in techniques are all covered in deep detail with supplemental, full color illustrations. Along the way you find helpful tips on performance upgrades, trouble spots to look for, special tools required, and professional builder's tips. Whether you are simply rebuilding an old truck for reliable service use, restoring for a 100-point show car or building the foundation for a high-performance street and strip machine, this book will be an irreplaceable resource for all your future FE engine projects.

Chapter 1: Planning the Engine Build
- Budgeting Process
- Performance Goals
- Formulas for Engine Design
- Ford FE Specific Design Choices
- Build Process
- Choosing and Qualification of Your Core
- Teardown and Inspection

Chapter 2: The Engine Block
- Engine Block Inspection
- Sonic Checking Charts
- Pre-Machining Block Preparation
- Oiling System Modifications
- Casting Preparation
- Machine Work: The Big Stuff
- Block Detailing
- Camshaft Bearing Installation
- Block Final Work: Paint and Plugs

Chapter 3: Crankshafts
- Identification
- Measurement and Inspection
- Grinding and Polishing
- Balancing
- Bearings and Assembly

Chapter 4: Connecting Rods, Pistons and Rings
- Aftermarket Connecting Rods
- Pistons and Piston Rings
- Installation and Fitting of Piston Rings
- Installation of Piston Assemblies onto the Connecting Rods
- Piston, Connecting Rod and Ring Assembly Installation

Chapter 5: Camshafts, Lifters and Timing
- FE Camshaft Design Specifics
- Camshaft Bearings
- Lifter Selection Criteria
- Cam Specs: Lift, Duration and Lobe Separation Angle
- So How Do I Pick a Cam?
- Cam Thrust Plate and End Play
- Timing Sets
- Timing Covers
- Dampers

Chapter 6: Oiling System
- Oil Pans and Oil Pump Pickups

Chapter 7: Cylinder Heads and Valves
- Basic 360 and 390 Heads
- Aftermarket Head Designs
- Cylinder Head Reconditioning
- Castings: Cleaning, Inspection and Qualification
- Component Selection
- Valves
- Valve Springs, Locators Retainers and Keepers
- Setting and Inspecting Stem Tip Height
- Valve Stem Seals
- Cylinder Head Assembly
- Mounting the Cylinder Heads
- Head Fasteners

Chapter 8: Valvetrain Assembly
- Pushrod Length Measurement
- Assembling the Valvetrain

Chapter 9: Intake Manifold Selection
- Fitting the Intake Manifold
- Installing the Intake Manifold

Chapter 10: Carburetors
- Carburetor Tuning

Chapter 11: Ignition and Distributor
- Installing the Distributor

Chapter 12: Pre-Oiling and Final Assembly
- Oil Selection
- Pre-Oiling the Engine
- Valve Covers
- Finishing Up: Sensors, Thermostat, PCV, Pulleys and Belts

Chapter 13: Exhaust

Chapter 14: Initial Start Up and Break-In

A lot of Ford owners like to tackle upgrades and repairs on their own, but not every owner knows every little detail about how to complete all of these tasks. The extensive CarTech library offers every Ford owner books to help them complete practically any restoration or repair job.

Order this CarTech SA352 How to Rebuild the Ford FE Engine Book today from CJ Pony Parts.

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