Modern Rodding Enthusiast Books
FAQ | Contact Us | About Us | Site Map
Car Logo We sell performance books and manuals for your car and truck
Ford Shop Manual Downloads
We Sell Performance Books & Manuals for Your Car & Truck!
Select Your Cars Manufacturer
store categories

Ford Engine Firing Orders
Ford Engine Firing
Orders

Modifying Small Block Ford Cylinder Heads
Modifying Small
Block Ford Cylinder
Heads

Return Policy
  Buy with confidence!
If for any reason
you're not
completely satisfied
with an item, simply
return it within 30
days and the
purchase price will
be refunded.
International Orders
  We ship world wide.
All international
orders must be paid
online. Checks or
money orders
drawn on non-US
banks will not be
accepted.
How to Build Big Inch Ford Small Blocks How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks
by George Reid
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. Read the sample pages to learn more!

Temporarily Out of Stock - More On their way!

Click below to view sample
pages from each chapter
Chap. 1 - Ford Small Block
Chap. 2 - Stroked Engines
Chap. 3 - 289 and 302 Stroker
Chap. 4 - 351W Stroker Kits
Chap. 5 - 351C Stroker Kits
Chap. 6 - Stroker Vehicles
Chap. 7 - Engine Math
Sftbd.
8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
300 black & white photos
Item #SA85P
Price: $22.95
Click here to buy now!


Ford Small Block V-8 Basics
When Ford Motor Company introduced the 90-degree Fairlane V-8 in 1962, not many of us
understood the great potential of this engine. In its original form as a 221ci V-8, it had a 3.50-inch
cylinder bore with a 2.87-inch stroke. That same year, Ford also offered an optional 260ci small
block with a 3.80-inch bore and the same 2.87-inch stroke. Both of these engines had the same
2.87-inch stroke 1M cast-iron crankshaft and C3AE, 5.153-inch long (center-to-center) connecting
rod forgings. Both engines were fitted with Autolite 2100 two-barrel carburetors and single-point
distributors with vacuum spark advance.
260 Cubic inch 2 barrel engine
This is the 260-2V
small-block V-8 in
stock form. Introduced
in 1962, the small
Fairlane V-8 became a
legendary performer.
In 1963, Ford pumped up the bore size to 4.00-inches to create the 289ci small block. The 289-2V
V-8 was a hardy engine, long on power potential and reliability. Fitted with the same 1M cast crank
as the 221 and 260, the 289 also had the same C3OE rods. Also in 1963, Ford introduced the 289
High Performance V-8, a more powerful version of this engine that produced 271 horsepower. It
featured a mechanical high-performance camshaft, Autolite dual-point distributor, Autolite 4100
four-barrel carburetion, and special cylinder heads. What made this engine unique was its
aggressive camshaft and dual-point distributor, designed to enable this engine to reach 6,000
rpms. Hi-Po-specific cylinder heads also provided better valvetrain stability at high revs.
1963 289 Cubic Inch Engine
For 1963, Ford enlarged the 260’s
bore to create the 289ci, a very
mainstream small-block V-8. This
engine ultimately propelled racer
and car builder, Carroll Shelby, to
three SCCA B/Production
championships, spanking
Chevrolet's Corvettes along the way.
The 221, 260, and 289ci engines lived side-by-side during 1963. For 1964, the 221 was dropped,
leaving the 260-2V, 289-2V, 289-4V, and 289 High Performance engines in production. In 1964,
the 289-4V engine was a low-compression V-8, just like the 289-2V. It ran on regular fuel and was
available only in the Mustang. For 1965, Ford dropped the 160-horse 260-2V, leaving the 289-2V
as the standard small-block V-8. Also for 1965, Ford increased the 289-4V’s compression ratio with
flat-top pistons, boosting the horsepower rating from 210 to 225. The 289 High Performance V-8
remained the same through 1967.

For 1968, Ford stroked the small-block 0.13-inch, raising the displacement to 302ci to compete with
Chevrolet’s 307ci small block. The 302 had the 289’s 4-inch bore with a longer 3.00-inch stroke.
The longer stroke came as a result of a 2M crankshaft with a 3-inch stroke, shorter C8OE
connecting rods at 5.088-inches long. The 302 used the same piston as the 289. The 302 also had
a revised block with longer cylinder skirts (.015-inch longer) to improve piston stability at the bottom
of the bore. This block was actually introduced in mid-1967. Quite a few 1967 289ci engines were
produced using the C8OE 302 block casting. This means the 302 block can easily be used with 289
internals. We suggest avoiding the use of 302 internals in a 289 block, however.
Next


This has been a sample page from

How to Build Big Inch Ford Small Blocks How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks
by George Reid
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. Read the sample pages to learn more!

Temporarily Out of Stock - More On their way!

Click below to view sample
pages from each chapter
Chap. 1 - Ford Small Block
Chap. 2 - Stroked Engines
Chap. 3 - 289 and 302 Stroker
Chap. 4 - 351W Stroker Kits
Chap. 5 - 351C Stroker Kits
Chap. 6 - Stroker Vehicles
Chap. 7 - Engine Math
Sftbd.
8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
300 black & white photos
Item #SA85P
Price: $22.95
Click here to buy now!


Other items you might be interested in

How to Rebuild the Small Block Ford
This 144 page book guides you step by step through
a rebuild, including: planning, disassembly and
inspection, choosing the right parts, machine work,
assembling your engine, first firing and break-in. It also
gives you helpful hints and tips on performance
upgrades, including cams, heads, ignition, induction,
and more. It also points out problem areas to watch for,
professional builder tips, jobs that need special care or
special tools, and more. Includes 495 color photos and
covers the Ford 289, 302, 351W, 351C, 351M and 400.
How to Rebuild the Small Block Ford
Price:
$ 22.95

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 power plants 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.
How to Build Max Performance Ford V-8s on a Budget
Price:
$ 22.95



Shipping discounts are available for multiple item purchases. BUY MORE AND SAVE!
Payment, Shipping and Sales Tax
line 1 line 2
Payment, Shipping & Sales Tax: Iowa residents must pay 7% sales tax. Items usually ship
within one business day of receipt of payment! Standard shipping is a flat rate of $5.95 to
anywhere in the United States with USPS Media Mail. Priority Mail shipping is available for an
additional $3.00, or $8.95 for shipping. Shipping is combined and discounted for multiple item
purchases as follows: first item regular shipping price, add $1.95 for each additional item. For
purchases of 3 or more items shipping is automatically upgraded to Priority for no additional
charge! We offer world wide shipping and ship to Canada with USPS Priority Mail
International for $25.95, and to most locations in Europe, Australia, Asia, Japan and South
America for $35.95. Satisfaction is Guaranteed. Our store has a NO HASSLE RETURN POLICY
within 30 days of purchase.
MRE-Books - Transportation books and Manuals

Book of the Day
1970 Ford Truck Shop Manual Download
1970 Ford Truck
Shop Manual
Download
$24.95
Instant Download
Download Now!

Best Sellers
How to Build Performance 4.6 Liter Ford Engines
How to Build
Performance 4.6
Liter Ford Engines
$22.95
Out of Stock

The Ranger and Bronco II V8 Conversion
The Ranger and
Bronco II V8
Conversion
$12.00
In Stock

How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks
How to Build
Big-Inch Ford Small
Blocks
$22.95
Out of Stock

How to Build Performance 4.6 Liter Ford Engines
How to Build
Performance 4.6
Liter Ford Engines
$22.95
Out of Stock

Drag Race Chassis and Suspension
Drag Race
Chassis and
Suspension
$19.95
In Stock

How to Build Max Performance Ford V-8s on a Budget
How to Build Max
Performance Ford
V-8s on a Budget
$22.95
Out of Stock

Secure Payments Processed by Paypal!
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover accepted by this store!

MRE Books is upfront

SiteLock

Store Home | FAQ | About Us | Contact us

Copyright 1997-2012 MRE-Books. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
No part of this web site may be copied or reproduced without written permission.