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How To Build Max-Performance 4.6-Liter Ford Engines (Cartech) [Paperback]

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Item description for How To Build Max-Performance 4.6-Liter Ford Engines (Cartech) by Sean Hyland...

In How To Build Max-Performance 4.6-Liter Ford Engines, Sean Hyland gives you a comprehensive guide to building and modifying Ford’s 2-, 3-, and 4-valve 4.6- and 5.4-liter engines. You will learn everything from block selection and crankshaft prep, to cylinder head and intake manifold modifications. He also outlines eight recommended power packages and provides you with a step-by-step buildup of a naturally aspirated 405-horsepower Cobra engine. This is the definitive guide to getting the most from your 4.6- and 5.4-liter Ford.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Weight:   1.18 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2007
Publisher   S-A Design
ISBN  1932494685  
ISBN13  9781932494686  

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More About Sean Hyland

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sean Hyland has raced, wrenched, and developed Mustangs for more than half of his 30 years in motorsport. Having cut his teeth in autocross and pro rally competition in the early 1980s, he moved on to be a successful driver and team owner in the Firehawk Endurance road race series in the 1990s. As Sean became immersed in developing the 4.6L engine in the mid 1990s, time commitments forced his own motorsport adventures to take a back seat to his business, Sean Hyland Motorsport. Sean is still at the forefront of 4.6L Modular V-8 development today, and he's justifiably proud of his achievements, most notably the 4.6L and 5.4L engine block that he designed for high-performance applications. Today, Sean is involved with making Mustangs go faster every day, and he's also the resident racing expert on Speed Channel's Sports Car Revolution. Sean lives with his wife and two girls in Ontario.

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For Car Owners, Not Truck Owners  Apr 20, 2008
This is a great book if you are building a muscle car. It's less useful if you have a 5.4L, 3-valve truck engine and are looking for tips in that context. If you are shopping for modular Ford engine books, you may have read my review on Richard Holdener's "Building 4.5/5.4.L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno," book. My lament with this book is the same; a dearth of specifics on the 3-V 5.4L truck powerplant. This book, however, does have a modecum of specific info on the 5.4L 3-V and lots more practical nuts-n-bolts info. Because of the general architectural similarities between all the modular engines, the nuts-n-bolts approach covers a lot of ground generally. Of the two books, this one provides a more "hearty fare" that could be useful to a truck owner... if he understand the difference in context between the basic needs of a torquey truck engine vs a high-revving sporty engine. This book is geared towards the power side of the equation and that's exactly what the author intended. No foul! I came away a lot more knowledgeable regarding the Ford Modular engines. A few specifics on building a 5.4L torquer would have earned this book a rarely-given-by-me five stars. I like the layout and composition. It's only lack is a comprehensive index... something sadly lacking in many books these days.
4.6 Ford Engines  Apr 14, 2008
So far, the product is well worth the money. Only complaint I have is that it was shipped from this site to the post office in a damaged box, causing the corner of the book to be creased. Not the fault of the product...
so so  Mar 26, 2008
Author really knows his stuff now run out and buy his stuff in other words mostly a self promotion
Great info. Well worth buying  Oct 11, 2007
Obviously, Sean Hyland has done a bunch of mod motors and R&D over the years. The review of different heads and intakes is nice, and seems spot on. How to modify intakes seemed a little vauge, but not bad. There's a few combos in the back of the book that probably would help some guys get an idea of what to build. There's a good source of info about superchargers!

There's some engine build-up stuff in there, and lots of pictures, but I thought he could have been a bit more specific about actually building the engine step by step. I liked the parts where he told about past failures, and what he learned from them. I also liked his description and instructions for head porting. He doesn't explain how to do it as much as he does what to do. With a little existing knowledge about porting, you'll be able to gain from this.

Overall, I thought the book was really decent and worth buying.
Excellent source for difficult to locate information  Jan 16, 2007
This book provides a wealth of information, including specific manufacturers and applicable technical data, which is otherwise somewhat difficult to locate, partiularly in one book. the information is very current and applies to a wide range of vehicle applications for this particular engine. Overall, an extremely valuable resource

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