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High-Performance Cams & Valvetrains & How to Rebuild 4.6L & 5.4L Ford 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.

Since the 1990s, the Ford 4.6-liter has become a modern-day V-8 phenomenon, powering everything from Mustangs to hand-built hot rods. Its innovative design delivers exceptional power, modification potential, and reliability. This popular engine has created an industry unto itself with a huge supply of aftermarket high-performance parts, machine services, and accessories. As these engines age and are in need of a rebuild, or are considered for aftermarket performance modification, owners need a hands-on step-by-step rebuilding manual. 4.6L & 5.4L Ford Engines: How to Rebuild expertly explains each rebuilding phase for these engines, providing crucial step-by-step information and instruction. This newly revised edition delivers the complete nuts-and-bolts rebuild story so you can rebuild an engine at home and achieve professional results. In addition, it contains a complete history of the engine family as well as essential block, head, and component ID information and a thorough explanation of Romeo and Windsor component differences for selecting the right parts. With detailed photos and comprehensive captions, each step is expertly detailed in disassembly, machine work, assembly, start-up, break-in, and tuning for all 4.6- and 5.4-liter engines, including the two- and three-valve SOHC and the four-valve DOHC versions. Also included is a chapter on the exciting new Coyote engines, their design, and philosophy. 

If you are a Modular Ford engine fan, this book is an invaluable resource. Updated edition contains information on Ford's new Coyote 5.0L engine. This is the only Ford Modular rebuild book on the market. Millions of these engines are in service today.

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