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Building 4.6/5.4l Ford Horsepower on the Dyno [Paperback]

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The 4.6- and 5.4-liter modular Ford engines are finally catching up with the legendary 5.0L in terms of aftermarket support and performance parts availability. Having a lot of parts to choose from is great for the enthusiast, but it can also make it harder to figure out what parts and modifications will work best. Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno takes the guesswork out of modification and parts selection by showing you the types of horsepower and torque gains expected by each modification. Author Richard Holdener uses over 340 photos and 185 back-to-back dyno graphs to show you which parts increase horsepower and torque, and which parts don't deliver on their promises. Unlike sources that only give you peak numbers and gains, Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno includes complete before-and-after dyno graphs, so you can see where in the RPM range these parts make (or lose) the most horsepower and torque. Holdener covers upgrades for 2-, 3-, and 4-valve modular engines, with chapters on throttle bodies and inlet elbows, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, camshafts, nitrous oxide, supercharging, turbocharging, headers, exhaust systems, and complete engine buildups.

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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 5, 2006
Publisher   Car Tech
ISBN  1932494200  
ISBN13  9781932494204  

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More About Richard Holdener

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard Holdener was born in Washington D.C. but his family moved almost immediately to California. His first automotive experience came with his father at a car show. After viewing all of the elaborate horsepower hard-ware, Holdener was hooked on going fast. His garage has been home to a variety of high-performance machinery. The list includes a couple of Camaros, a Lotus-motored Jensen Healy, a 260 Z, a 230SL Mercedes, a 1972 911T, a blown crewcab Dualie, a pair of Hondas (one supercharged Civic Si), a Toyota Corolla, a Mercedes 450 SEL, and trio of hot motorcycles. First came the Honda 500 Interceptor, then the 600 Ninja, and finally the GSX-R750. Somewhere in all this madness came a 1965 Hipo GT and a trio of 5.0L Mustangs. Holdener's first article came from his Mustang adventures at the Silver State. Since this initial coverage, Holdener has contributed to numerous magazines, including Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, Car Craft, Super Ford, Truckin', Mustang Illustrated, Popular Hotrodding, Sport CompactCar, European Car, Pontiac Enthusiast, and many others.

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Excellent readage from 4.6/5.4 Ford Horsepower  Apr 28, 2008
I have read Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower several times, have purchased the PI heads, Ford intake manifold and related equipment based on the confirmation and dyno tests this authority cites. HIGHLY recommend the book to Ford builders. DEK
For Car Owners, Not Truck Owner  Apr 20, 2008
This was a great book in so many ways, the caveat being it's geared towards muscle cars and not trucks. The 3-V 5.4L engines used in trucks are are barely mentioned and there isn't a single test of them in the book. Unfortunately, that was my focus of research. I learned a great deal about the Ford modular engines in general and even stuff that would apply to the 5.4L truck engine... but, overall, I found the book more of a "dessert" than a "main course." Had I been a car guy, the reverse would have been true. Viewed in context, there is a great deal of worthwhile information in Holdener's book... especially if you need information on the various supercharger and turbocharger kits out there. The book is laid out well and the material is presented in an easy-to-digest format.
Excellent book  Dec 13, 2007
If you want to know what parts work or don't work for your modular Ford, this book is a must read. Richard Holdener is a very detailed and thorough individual who tells you like it is. Every product test is completely described as to all the components used on the test motor and the procedures followed. His comments are excellent and informative and he provides complete dyno charts for each test, not just peak values. To see how the motors respond throughout the rev range is invaluable. Reading this book has already saved me hundreds of dollars that I would have spent on parts that would not have met my expectations. If you are going to modify your modular Ford, you need this book.
building 4.6/5.4l for horsepower on the dyno  Nov 19, 2007
this product is perfect for anyone with an unlimited budget who want to know what what combination of superchargers; turbochargers; headers; intake; nitrous; cams; aftermarket heads and stroker kits make most horsepower on a vastly modified engine with aftermarket everything. very good for anyone with about $10,000 to sink into their engine. i found it as useful tool to tell me all about what parts will help a 4v cobra run low 9s in the quarter. not so good for anyone that wants to know what few parts to put in thier daily driven mustang/thunderbird with the most bang for the buck.
Building 4.6/5.4l Ford Horsepower on the Dyno  Sep 2, 2007
Very good book!!! This book will save you thousands of dollars in purchases that didn't need to be made because their HP contributions were inconsequential.

The author gives laboratory quality before and after dyno tests of virtually everything the magazines encourage you to buy because it provides "X Horsepower increase over ____". The difference is the dyno doesn't have any marketing hype attached to the numbers and when you see the numbers there is a great many supposedly "must have" products that in the end are really don't waste your money products.

Can't say enough good things about this one. For less than $20 you will save probably thousands of dollars and make hundreds of additional horsepower. This one is a must have!

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