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Ford Small Block V8 Racing Engines 1962-1970

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While many will be familiar with 1960 Ford racing programmes using the very compact pushrod Small Block V8, few know the facts behind the technology employed at Ford during this time. This book gives insight to the confident, logical approach of engineers working at Ford’s Engine & Foundry Division. Engineers who made outstanding technical decisions, leading to many major motorsport events being won using larger capacity derivatives of the 1961 221ci Small Block V8 production engine, a power unit introduced by Ford mid-1961 for use in 1962 model year intermediate Fairlanes and Mercurys.

  • An insight to Ford’s Engine & Foundry Division
  • Includes unique, previously unpublished material
  • Covers all Small Block V8s built by Ford for racing purposes, 1962-1970
  • Includes Indianapolis pushrod and DOHC engines
  • Engine design and development phases
  • Reveals problems encountered with the various engines and the solutions found
  • Includes Shelby American-built 289s for Mustangs/AC Cobras, 1962-1968
  • Information direct from the original engineers shows why many of Ford’s decisions were made
  • Relevant Ford Motor Company history
  • Includes a rare reprint of a DOHC Indy brochure and an HP-289 engine catalogue