I have a 1966 f-100 shortbed with a 352 v8, I want to start the rebuild with the engine/transmission, I need a good rebuild guide, video step by step, easy to understand. I am doing it with my 10yr old and 13yr old sons. Any suggestions?Thanks from a ford guy to the coreJim
videos... perhapsthat motor is called an FE series... short for Ford and Edsel..there are around 40 car and truck magazines here.. many of them have multiple build ups on the various FE ford motors... the 352 is probably not covered directly. but i have seen 360 builds.. 390 builds... lots of 427 and 428 builds... and some stroker combos that swapped internal parts...there are several good books that also cover the Big block ford FE motors.. 12 to 20 bucks..here is one article from offsite.. to read also... this is from a TRADE journal.. mailed to professional engine rebuilding shops.. http://www.enginebuildermag.com/Content/Site302/SpecialIssue/11_01_2006/1539FordFEpdf_00000002088.pdf
there are several various how to rebuild big block ford books... and how to hot rod big block ford books...i did see several videos.. on you tube on how to rebuild the big block ford.. but have not had time to review them...there is a search window above right that can be used to search for various articles..if you reply here.. to let us know that you are still around... i might have some free time to check for articles in the many car and truck magazines here....since you have younger children involved... you are going to want to limit their chemical exposure... so no carb dips in gallon or 5 gallon cans... i have found that smart and final stores sell a product called heavy duty cleaner degreaser.. its like fantastsic or 409 but full strength.. i use that to clean grease off parts... and wash with hot water.. cash and carry stores carry it also.. if you live in an area where drinking water comes from a well .. you will want to be very careful how you dispose of the wash water and greasy cleaning compound you end up with.. bags of cat litter where you can pour some of the used cleaning residue into and let the water evaporate.. is usually the best way.. there are also 5 buck bus boy dish pans and a 25 buck 18 x 24" x 6" deep food storage tray that works well for cleaning parts like cylinder heads and intake manifolds.. or a cement mixing tray .. 12 bucks at home depot.. there are also round end brushes like toilet brushes for 7 bucks.. that work really well for cleaning parts.. lastly... a 5 or 7 way hyde brand painters tool... its like a putty knife but with a thick blade and a cut out for squeezing paint out of paint rollers... this and a flat diamond file to keep it razor sharp... when you run the edge of the blade sideways along the diamond file... will scrape the gaskets off without digging gouges into the various surfaces.. i can give better detailed instructions on how to sharpen it .. there is a trick to it.. to keep it perfectly straight and not have a single burr do dig in..
lastly... everything on that engine is heavy enough to smash children if it falls over... so... chains to the walls that are bolted to the parts and wall or work bench.. to prevent TIP OVERS when you are not looking.. use a key ring thru the end of the chain to the crank snout bolt.. to keep it from falling over.. this will be a great learning project..