The Ford modular engine is a popular swap for 1964-½- 1973 Mustangs,
Fox-Body Mustangs, trucks, hot rods, and other muscle cars because these
high-tech engines provide exceptional performance and improved economy
compared to their dated counterparts. Found in Mustangs and other Fords
since the 1990s, installing a modular engine in a classic Ford infuses
new technology and all the benefits that come with it into a classic
car. These high-tech 2-, 3-, and 4-valve engines are readily available
as a crate engine, from salvage yards, and in running cars. This engine
design has a large physical footprint, and swapping the engine requires
a thorough plan, using the proper tools and techniques.
Author Dave Stribling specializes in modular engine swaps, and expertly
guides you through each crucial step of the engine transplant process.
Because of the large physical size, many components, such as brake
boosters, steering rods and boxes, and other underhood components, may
need repositioning or modification to co-exist in the engine bay.
Stribling covers motor-mount selection and fabrication, suspension and
chassis modifications, aftermarket suspension options, firewall and
transmission tunnel modifications, engine management and wiring
procedures, fuel systems, exhaust systems, electrical mods and upgrades,
and much more. Many older Ford muscle and performance cars are prime
candidates for a modular swap; however, shock towers protrude into the
engine bay of these cars, so modifications are necessary to fit the
engine into the car, which is also covered here.
Swapping the engine and transmission into a muscle car or truck requires
specialized processes, and this insightful, explanatory, and detailed
instruction is found only in this book.
• The only book on the market exclusively dedicated to swapping Ford
modular engines into classic cars
• Identifies and explains which vehicles are reasonable candidates for a
modular engine swap
• Illustrates how to perform crucial shock tower modification and wiring
About the Author
Dave Stribling is a recognized authority on Fordmodular engine swaps.
His shop has swapped numerousmodular engines into a variety of vehicles
including classic Mustangs, trucks, and muscle cars. He also developed
and sells products for modular engine swaps. Dave has written articles
for several Mustang magazines and is also the author of the Idiots Guide
to Auto Repair & Maintenance.
Author: Dave Stribling
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 400 b&w photos and charts
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11”