As Ford cars grew in both size and weight after WWII, the need for a more powerful and robust engine than the aging flathead was becoming apparent. The successor of the flathead engine, the Ford Y-block V8 engine delivered far better performance without the flathead’s inherent oiling problems. The Ford Y-block has been largely ignored for years, but now the engine is enjoying a renaissance. With the renewed interest, many new high-performance parts are on the market. In this comprehensive rebuild and high-performance guide, a step-by-step rebuild of two engines is provided, complete with explanatory text and captions as well as full-color photos.
The last book published on Y-Blocks was more than 20 years ago, but there has not been an authoritative step-by-step engine rebuild and high-performance book until now. The enthusiasts have been clamoring for information and of course owners will find invaluable coverage of the new parts, machining process and assembly techniques. If you’re a Y-block enthusiast, you will have to have this book in your library.