I’m construction a 331ci stroker based on a Ford 302 short-block from DSS Racing. The paperwork that came with the knee-pants-block said the engine was internally balanced to 28. 2 oz-in. I know the Ford 302 imbalance is 50 oz-in and the Ford 351 is 28. 2 oz-in, so why is my 302-based stroker balanced to...
The Cincinnati provincial’s story, interestingly, doesn’t begin like so many of his counterparts in the straight-line world. He didn’t thicken up around cars, didn’t go racing when he received a driver’s license, didn’t have the automotive hobby passed down from preceding... But he’s come a long way...
It looked like a sympathetic deal: A ’91 Eddie Bauer Bronco for $1,500. Ford’s full-size SUVs of that era were distant, with a lot of elbow room up front,... The owner said unforeseen financial burdens had forced him to vicinity with the 25-year-old Bronco he’d bought a year earlier in hopes of making it...
There are lots of key components between your flywheel and your tires that can either avoid get your vehicle moving, or cause lots of chaos and get... One of those key components is your clutch kit, and the point of this article is to familiarize you with what is ready and what fits your......
Pushrod engines can be so 20th century. Ford hasn’t produced a creation engine with a cam-in-block design that actuates the valves via pushrods and rocker arms since 2001 (and that... Much like carburetion and four-move manual transmissions actuated by mechanical linkage, the pushrod V-8...
Engines fade for two basic reasons: flawed parts or improper build technique (or both). Building an engine is not for the faint of crux, yet it is something you can do yourself if you take your time and pay close attention. Engines are precision internal combustion machines that mandate your...
It’s acceptable to say we’ve built a few 350 Chevys in the pages of Car Craft the last couple decades or so. The same cannot be said about Ford’s... Like our Down in the mouth Collar big-block Chevy, we will keep the recipe simple: start with stock parts first, then give the impression of run off sensible upgrades in search of the... IMM...
I have a ’66 Chevy II with a 355 with Vortec heads, a Comp 292 cam, a Player RPM intake, a 650-cfm Proform carb, and an HEI distributor. The timing is set at about 19 degrees initial, with 32 degrees complete at 2,500 rpm. It has an automatic trans with a 2,200-rpm stall-speed converter. Output...
The Vortech Xi blower is be a party to of the V-20 family of superchargers — along with the XB105 and the V-28 123 — that are designed for racing... Vortech Superchargers utilizes ceremonial of the art software and design tools that result in the development of some of the most efficient and... These V-20...
Packing Awaken Not that long ago—in Car Craft’s Jan. 2015 issue, in fact—we documented the build of a pretty potent 351W increase that ended up making 505 hp with the stock crankshaft and connecting... Because the engine seemed perfectly exultant running up to 7,000 rpm, we suspected that there was more...