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.With the engine set at TDC on the compression stroke of cylinder number-1, install the distributor with the rotor pointed toward the location of the number-1 wire of the ... Crank the engine over (a remote starter makes this task simpler) until compression is felt or indicated by the gauge. ... Ford Y-Block EnginEs: How to rEBuild and ModiFY 127 EnginE installation, start-up and BrEak-in Distributor Installation.

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


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