Category: 53-79 F-Series Engine, Intake, & Exhaust

Ford FE V8 Engine Build, Part One

Barry’s Engine Room This is going to be the first in a series of articles dedicated to engine building. I am going to start off from "ground zero" and work my way up to a finished piece on paper – – or in this case – – on monitor. First item is a very brief […] More »

  Comments | By - May 12, 2006

Installing Dual Carburators on a Flathead V8

By Thomas Teixeira. His web site can be found at Pretty much all the books on flatheads don’t recommend more than dual carburetors for street use, and many of the newer books recommend putting on a four barrel carburetor instead of two carburetors. At the same time, two, three or more carburetors were the […] More »

  Comments | By - August 3, 2004

FE’s That Bend Push-rods, A Dirty little Secret

By William Ballinger I have heard it said many times that one of the Ford FE’s main weaknesses is a propensity for tossing, bending or breaking valve-train push rods.  The non-adjustable rocker-shaft assemblies would appear to be the primary culprit.  It has also been pointed out that the barrel length of the lifter is longer […] More »

  Comments | By - August 2, 2004

Installing A 1988 EFI 460 V8 Into a 1973-1979 F-Series Truck

By Rick Russell I am going to try to keep this project up to date and limit the number of pictures I post to keep the speed up, even though I have hundreds of pictures to choose from. I am doing a swap from a 1978 400 motor to a EFI 460 from an 88 […] More »

  Comments | By - August 2, 2004

1970 F-Series: Determining Compression Ratio

By George Davila One of the most important factors in engine building is determining your engine s final compression ratio. Compression ratio (C/R) has far reaching effects on the performance of any internal combustion engine. If the C/R is too low, you’ll have a real dog on your hands. Too high and you won’t be […] More »

  Comments | By - August 2, 2004

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