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Ford USA - V8 Small-Block engines: tuning manuals

A tuning manual on the engine of your Ford? Here are manuals for tuning and modification of Ford V-8 Small-Block engines (Windsor and Cleveland). They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

How to Build Max-Performance Ford V-8s on a Budget

This book addresses high-performance V-8 engines such as the 289, 302, 351ci small-blocks found in Mustangs, as well as the FE series of big-blocks. Emphasis throughout is a budget approach to building high performance powerplants through the use of over-the-counter factory components and selected aftermarket pieces. Includes realistic, low-cost formulas for building serious horsepower in Ford V-8 engines.

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Author:George Reid
Specs:128 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.7 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2001)
Series:S-A Design (SA69P)
Book: How to Build Max-Performance Ford V-8s on a Budget

How to Build Max-Performance Ford V-8s on a Budget

Language: English

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How To Hop Up Ford & Mercury V8 Engines (1951 Edition) - Speed Tuning Theory, Costs, HP & Torque

Speed tuning theory and practice, costs, horsepower and torque for all 1932 and later Ford & Mercury Flathead V8's. Details on planning the modifications, fitting the block, boring and stroking, flathead and overhead-valve cylinder heads, cams, pistons, rings, intake manifolds, exhaust headers and special ignitions. A special chapter discusses superchargers.

This Roger Huntington classic will help you understand how things were done around 1951. Shows classic speed equipment developed and manufactured by Ardun, Belond Besasie, Champion, Frenzel, Harman-Collins, Hilborn, Howard, Iskenderian, Italmeccanica, Kong, Mallory, McCulloch, Navarro, Offenhauser, Roemer, Smith & Jones, Spalding, SpeedOmotive, Stephens, Tattersfield-Baron, Tornado, Vertex, Weber and Winfield.

Explains the V-8 family tree, planning the job, block modifications and assembly, cylinder heads, carburetors, estimating horsepower and how to get the most performance for your money. A classic guide for any auto buff's library.

Author:Roger Huntington
Specs:160 pages, 21.5 x 14 x 0.8 cm / 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:California Bill's (USA, 2004)
Book: How To Hop Up Ford & Mercury V8 Engines (1951 Edition) - Speed Tuning Theory, Costs, HP & Torque

How To Hop Up Ford & Mercury V8 Engines (1951 Edition) - Speed Tuning Theory, Costs, HP & Torque

Language: English

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Ford Engine Buildups - 302/351 CID Small-Blocks (1968-1995) / 4.6L and 5.4L Modular Engines (1996-2008)

A guide of more than 35 complete engine buildups offering a wide variety of performance levels for several generations of Ford V8 engine families.
Describes heads, cams, stroker kits, dyno-tested power combos, fuel injection systems and bolt-ons.

Covers:
- 302/351 CID Small-Blocks (1968-1995)
- 4.6L and 5.4L Modular Engines (1996-2008).

Author:Evan J. Smith, Muscle Mustangs Fast Fords Magazine
Specs:160 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 0.7 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:HP Books (USA, 2008)
Book: Ford Engine Buildups - 302/351 CID Small-Blocks (1968-1995) / 4.6L and 5.4L Modular Engines (1996-2008)

Ford Engine Buildups - 302/351 CID Small-Blocks (1968-1995) / 4.6L and 5.4L Modular Engines (1996-2008)

Language: English

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Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance - Modify and Build 302 / 5.0L and 351W / 5.8L Ford Small Blocks

This completely revised and updated edition of HP's bestselling book on how to build high performance 5.0 / 5.8L Ford small-block engines - the second most popular engine modified in the aftermarket - contains five new chapters on the latest technology for modifying the cylinder block, heads, camshafts, valvetrain, exhaust systems, and more.

Covers 302 / 5.0 L and 351W / 5.8 L Ford Small Block engines.

Author:Isaac Martin
Specs:192 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1.2 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:HP Books (USA, 2010)
Book: Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance - Modify and Build 302 / 5.0L and 351W / 5.8L Ford Small Blocks

Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance - Modify and Build 302 / 5.0L and 351W / 5.8L Ford Small Blocks

Language: English

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Ford 351 Cleveland Engines - How to Build for Max Performance

Ford's 351 Cleveland was designed to be a 'mid-sized' V-8 engine, and was developed for higher performance use upon its launch in late 1969 for the 1970 models. This unique design proved itself under the hood of Ford's Mustang, among other high performance cars. The Cleveland engine addressed the major shortcoming of the Windsor engines that preceded it, namely cylinder head air flow.

This book reviews the history and variations of the 351 Cleveland and Ford's related engines, the 351M and 400M. Basic dimensions and specifications of each engine, along with tips for identifying both design differences and casting number(s) are shown. In addition to this, each engine's strong points and areas of concern are described in detail.

Written with high performance in mind, both traditional power tricks and methods to increase efficiency of these specific engines are shared.
With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build.
This book will walk you through everything you need to know to build a great street or competition engine based in the 351 Cleveland platform.

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Author:George Reid
Specs:144 pages, 28 x 22 x 0.9 cm / 11 x 8.7 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:450 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2013)
Series:S-A Design (SA252)
Book: Ford 351 Cleveland Engines - How to Build for Max Performance

Ford 351 Cleveland Engines - How to Build for Max Performance

Language: English

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How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks

Have you been dreaming about a little extra displacement for your Ford? By increasing the bore and stroke of your current engine, you can add those cubic inches without the hassle of switching to a big block.
George Reid thoroughly explains the concept of building a stroker, paying special attention to the effect that increasing the bore and stroke have on the engine as a whole. With this information, you'll be better able to tailor your heads, cam, intake manifold, carburetor, and exhaust system to get the most out of the extra cubes. Also included is a complete guide to factory head and block castings, as well as aftermarket block and head guides, so you can choose exactly the right parts for your project.

This book is the definitive guide for building a big-inch Ford small block, complete with four engine buildups ranging from 331 to 408 cubic inches.

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Author:George Reid
Specs:132 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.7 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2003)
Series:S-A Design (SA85P)
Book: How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks

How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks

Language: English

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How to Build Supercharged & Turbocharged Small-Block Fords

The supercharger and turbocharger in their various forms and applications have both been around for well over a century. What makes them so popular? Looks, power, performance, sound, and status. And how do they relate to, and improve upon, the performance level of a small-block Ford pushrod V-8 engine like a 289-302, a 351-Windsor, a Ford 351-Cleveland, or even the latest generation 4.6L/5.4L modular small-block V-8 engines? That's exactly what this book is all about!

While Ford dabbled in supercharging and turbocharging on production cars all the way back in 1957 with the legendary Thunderbird, and then again with Shelbys and over-the-counter kits, and then again in the late '70s and early '80s with turbocharging 4- cylinder applications in Mustangs and SHOs, the real revolution in supercharging and turbocharging Ford products has come through the aftermarket in more recent times.
The Fox Mustang, created in 1979, and the platform that would eventually feature fuel injection in 1986, allowing much more boost, created a genre of lightning-quick and affordable performance cars.

Featuring legendary supercharger and turbocharger manufacturers like Paxton, Vortech, Pro-Charger, Garret-AirResearch and Power Dyne, as well as traditional Roots-style systems, this book covers everything you need to know about supercharging and turbocharging your small-block Ford.

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Author:Bob McClurg
Specs:128 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2005)
Series:S-A Design (SA95P)
Book: How to Build Supercharged & Turbocharged Small-Block Fords

How to Build Supercharged & Turbocharged Small-Block Fords

Language: English

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Ford Small Block (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Ford Small Block (Windsor and Cleveland) V8 engines.

The 29 articles, published at the time in the American magazine 'Hot Rod Magazine', provide a lot of information about blueprinting, tuning, changing cylinder heads, overhaul and restoration.

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Specs:108 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.7 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 b&w photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2008)
Series:Musclecar & Hi Po
Book: Ford Small Block (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Ford Small Block

Language: English

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Ford 289-302-Boss 302-351W (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Ford 289, 302, Boss 302 and 351W Small Block V8 engines from the 1960s and 70s.

The articles, published at the time in the American magazine 'Hot Rod Magazine', provide a lot of information about blueprinting, tuning, changing cylinder heads, overhaul and restoration.

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Specs:100 pages, 27 x 20.5 x 0.8 cm / 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1991)
Series:Musclecar & Hi Po
Book: Ford 289-302-Boss 302-351W (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Ford 289-302-Boss 302-351W

Language: English

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Ford 351C & Boss 351 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Ford and Mercury 351C and Boss 351 Small Block 'Cleveland' engines from the 1970s.

The 23 articles, published at the time in the American magazine 'Hot Rod Magazine', provide a lot of information about blueprinting, tuning, changing cylinder heads, overhaul and restoration.

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Specs:100 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.7 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1991)
Series:Musclecar & Hi Po
Book: Ford 351C & Boss 351 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Ford 351C & Boss 351

Language: English

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