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I'm getting ready to build my first 390. Picked up a long block at my buddies wrecking yard and now i'm looking for some useful books to get me on my way. Any ideas?
 

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The "how to rebuild" books are mandatory...Ive had them for years. You have to know the basic stuff before you can "hot rod" em
 

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The first and last one were the two I was looking at at amazon. The middle one isn't much for me becuase I am probably not going to be doing anything but FE. I have rebuilt a few VW aircooled motors, those are a PAIN! Hopefully the FE will be easier.
 

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You need to get on www.fordfe.com too. There is almost no good info on the Ford FE. There is a book but it has some errors. The folks on fordfe.com know what's up with those motors.
 

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Bill Carrolls Ford book is good but has some bad mistakes in it from the windsor stuff in it.Theres two FE forums which are good out there-google them!
 

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I built my first engine using Tom Monroe's books, the one above (#2) and the more generic Engine Builder's Handbook. They took me through the task very nicely. I built a 460 so I can't comment on the FE issues.
 

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Thanks for all the info guys. Hopefully I'll have a nice 390 in my Galaxie by the time summer is over.
 

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I have the "how to rebuild your big block ford" by Steve Christ...It is a very good book with lots of pictures and history of the engine.
 
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