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High-Performance Cams & Valvetrains & How To Build Max-Performance Ford Fe Engines (2 Book Set)

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Experience the Power of High-Performance Cams & Valvetrains: Theory, Technology, and Selection

Camshafts are the driving force behind any four-stroke engine, serving as both the coach and conductor. Whether you're dealing with a classic flathead or a cutting-edge Formula 1 machine, the performance of your engine hinges on the precise timing and operation of its valves. While valvetrain configurations may vary across applications, the fundamental principles remain constant. That's why this book delves into the language, setup, dynamics, energy, and pressure aspects of valvetrains, offering insights applicable to engines ranging from sub-15-hp go-karts to 500-plus-hp street beasts and modern 1,500-plus-hp NHRA Pro Stock monsters.

In High-Performance Cams & Valvetrains: Theory, Technology, and Selection, Billy Godbold—a former farm kid turned physicist—shares his extensive quarter-century of experience working with valvetrains at renowned companies like Comp Cams, Lunati, Crane Cams, and Edelbrock. Drawing from his collaborations with professional teams in NASCAR, NHRA, road racing, dirt track racing, offshore racing, and land speed racing, Billy provides a unique perspective on valvetrain systems. Through his lighthearted and analogy-rich approach, this book simplifies complex concepts without compromising essential details.

Featuring specific configurations and applications, High-Performance Cams & Valvetrains equips you with practical techniques and examples for optimizing camshafts and valvetrains in various scenarios. Whether you're working with intakes, headers, superchargers, turbochargers, fuels, carburetors, or modern EFI applications, this book offers invaluable guidance. Whether you're building a classic hot rod (Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, and more), a modern performance machine (LS, Hemi, Coyote, or Godzilla), or a competition engine (road racing, circle track racing, or drag racing), you'll discover how to modify your valvetrain system effectively to unlock the maximum potential of each component, ultimately helping you achieve your unique goals.

Why Choose High-Performance Cams & Valvetrains?

  1. Unlock the Complexity: Cams and valvetrains can be daunting subjects, but this book simplifies the functionality of these intricate systems, making them easy to comprehend.
  2. Expert Author: Written by Billy Godbold, an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience working for top camshaft and valvetrain creators in the automotive industry, this book offers unmatched expertise and insights.
  3. Visual Learning: Packed with hundreds of charts and graphs, High-Performance Cams & Valvetrains provides a visual feast, helping you grasp every aspect of selecting the right camshaft for your vehicle.

About the Author

Billy Godbold's journey began on a rural Mississippi farm, where his love for science and internal combustion engines took root. Combining these passions, he pursued a Master of Science degree in physics from Florida State University. Throughout his career, Billy has collaborated with legendary figures like Glidden, Lingenfelter, Jenkins, Pink, and Elliot, eventually becoming a trusted consultant for engineering-focused NASCAR teams and original equipment manufacturers.

The Ford FE (Ford Edsel) engine is one of the most popular engines Ford ever produced, and it powered most Ford and Mercury cars and trucks from the late 50s to the mid-1970s. For many of the later years, FE engines were used mostly in truck applications, but there has been a renaissance of FE engines in high-performance street, strip, muscle cars, and even high-performance trucks. While high-performance build up principles and techniques will be discussed for all engines, author Barry Rabotnick will focus on the max-performance build-up for the most popular engines, such as the 390 and 428. 

With the high-performance revival in FE engines, a variety of builds are being performed from stock blocks with mild head and cam work to complete aftermarket engines with aluminum blocks, high-flow heads, and aggressive roller cams. How to Build Max-Performance Ford FE Engines will show you how to select the ideal pistons, connecting rods, and crankshafts to achieve horsepower requirements for all applications. The blocks chapter will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each particular block considered. The book will also examine head, valvetrain, and cam options that are best suited for your performance goals. Also covered are the best-flowing heads, rocker-arm options, lifters, and pushrods. In addition, this volume covers port sizing, cam lift, and the best rocker-arm geometry. 

 The FE engines are an excellent platform for stroking, and this book provides an insightful, easy-to-follow approach for selecting the right crank, connecting rods, pistons, and making the necessary block modifications. Finally, Ford FE fans have the one book they have been looking for.

Chapter 1: A Brief History of FE Ford Engines .................


Chapter 2: Engine Blocks...................................................


Chapter 3: Crankshafts ......................................................

Chapter 4: Pistons and Piston Rings .................................

Chapter 5: The Oiling System............................................

Chapter 6: Cylinder Heads.................................................

Chapter 7: Valvetrain and Rocker Systems.......................


Chapter 8: Camshafts and Lifters......................................


Chapter 9: Timing Systems................................................

Chapter 10: Intake Manifolds............................................

Chapter 11: Ignition Systems ............................................

Chapter 12: Fuel Systems ...................................................


Chapter 13: Exhaust Systems.............................................

Chapter 14: External Accessories.......................................


Chapter 16: Break In and Tuning......................................

 HOW TO BUILD MAX PERF FORD FE 352 390 427 428 ENGINES

HOW TO BUILD FORD FE 332 352 361 390 406 427 428 ENGINEChapter 15: FE Ford Engine Assembly Process and tips........................................................................


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Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars

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Language: English

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