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 Fordas Engine a 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.The original thinking was to build a four overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder V8 in mid-1962, and is why the engine engineering codes are out of sequence. The 1963 pushrod engine, which was the first engine used at Indianapolis, had engine code AX230, while the later 1964 ... through test engines at an unexpected rate; about ten complete engines were lost (damaged beyond further use).
|Title||:||Ford Small Block V8 Racing Engines 1962-1970|
|Publisher||:||Veloce Publishing Ltd - 2014-03-15|