Ford Y-Block Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify

Ford Y-Block Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify

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As Forda€™s follow-up to the famous flathead, the Y-block was Forda€™s first overhead-valve V-8 and it established an impressive high-performance legacy, winning many races in NASCAR and setting records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This venerable Ford engine, which powers classic Thunderbirds, Crown Victorias, Edsels, and other cars, is enjoying a performance renaissance. Many aftermarket parts, including heads, can turn a sedate Y-block into a powerhouse. The engine earned its name from its deep-skirt block design that looked like a a€œY.a€ This stout engine was installed in millions of Ford cars from 1954 to 1962 and Ford trucks from 1952 to 1964. Author and Ford tech expert Charles Morris explains each critical aspect of rebuilding a stock 239-, 256-, 272-, 292-, and 312-ci Y-block and building a modified Y-block. He shows you how to identify components and conduct a thorough inspection so you select a sound block, heads, intake, and other components. He explains the specifics for obtaining high-quality machining work and verifying clearances. In addition, he delves into the intricacies of each step of the assembly process so you can rebuild a strong-running and reliable engine. Most important, Morris details the steps to effectively remedy the Y-block oiling problems. This is the book Ford Y-block owners and fans have been waiting for. Ita€™s an indispensible guide for performing a professional-caliber rebuild and buildup of the Y-block.Clean the Dampener Use a good cleaning solvent to clean the dampener so the marked increments are easier to read. You need to remove years of dirt and grime from the outside circumference of the dampener. You may find that it is easieranbsp;...


Title:Ford Y-Block Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify
Author: Charles Morris
Publisher:CarTech Inc - 2014-03-01
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