The company was established in December 1978; it designs and produces cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, drive shafts, camshafts and components for automobiles and commercial vehicles. This month we have two late-models: the 360 Magnum Mopar on page 96 and this one, an early 4. This problem is said to affect the 1997-2004 model years that had aluminum cylinder heads. Thx From Wikipedia: The 2003 Expedition shared the Ford U platform for 8,300 lb 3,800 kg towing and a more refined ride. Hope all is well in your endeavors! This is why you must be very careful if you intend to use an aftermarket balancer. Later models came with hydraulic clutches. Windsor - Windsor refers to the Windsor engine plant in Windsor, Ontario Canada.
Newer Romeo performance blocks have interference-fit main caps that are flush with the block skirts. They are bare heads, but Ford also offers camshaft kit cams, valves, springs, retainers and rockers under part number M-6550-T46. Instead of traditional iron or steel-billet machined camshafts, the Modular engine employs composite camshafts constructed of steel tubes and individual lobes that are pressed onto the tube in proper position. This is especially the kit to use if you are using a Ford 6. Do not get these crank sprockets and reluctor wheels mixed up. I suggest Windsor heads on a Windsor block and Romeo heads on a Romeo block for simplicity and ease of assembly. A great system for street rods and retro muscle cars.
If you point them toward the engine block, you will experience engine damage. Composite cam lobes hug stamped steel 1. Timing gears and crankshaft reluctor rings are often a source of confusion. The aftermarket offers a limited selection of camshafts for these engines because Ford originally did a pretty good job of camshaft profiling. Because balancers are relatively cheap, opt for a new one. Powdered-metal technology makes it more cost effective to produce connecting rods this way. This mount replaces your stock carrier bearing mount and moves the carrier bearing back just enough to give you room for the engine driven fan by collapsing the slip joint in your rear drive shaft.
These composite camshaft lobes ride on roller rocker arms with hydraulic tappets. It has also been produced with both iron and aluminum blocks. Two-Valve Cylinder Head Cylinder head castings are one of the few Modular engine elements Ford kept simple. Also make sure you get the coolant tube that runs through the valley. The 2003—2004 Cobra was factory fitted with Manley connecting rods and forged pistons because they were supercharged.
You may also need to swap the transmission to do it right……. These are highperformance engines right off the assembly line: high-revving V-8s that sound ferocious and make good power. There are two basic types of oil pumps for Modular engines. If you intend to lean on it hard and are anticipating supercharging or nitrous, select a forged piston along with a Manley H-beam connecting rod. Where they need help is improved low- to midrange torque.
Popular new features included power folding third-row seats and turn-signal mirror lights. Not all numbers appear here, just the more common ones. One is for the temperature gauge, the other is for the computer. Expect to find other numbers out there. Im looking to stay with a stock ford motor without any modifications. Pistons Since 1991, the Modular V-8 has received dished Teflon-coated hypereutectic pistons.
The pivoting guides are also driver- and passenger-side specific, which calls for close attention to detail during installation. Windsor used plastic chain guides from the beginning in 1997, while Romeo was still using steel guides. Click the button below and we will send you an exclusive deal on this book. The tricky part about Modular engines transcends piston design. These heads can be honed resized by a competent machinist if wear is an issue. Oil Filter Suggestion - It is recommended that you use Motorcraft oil filters.
If you get a complete 5. The nodular iron crankshaft is extremely durable. Unlike the two-valve head, this head is driver- and passenger-side specific, not omni-directional. If you have any questions do not hesitate to. You should select a camshaft that broadens the 4.
These engines may not have the correct brackets for conversion friendly accessories. I have a leaking head gasket oil onl;y, and i figure that replacing the heads wil cause oil consumption, and I do not want a remanufactured engine either. All 24-Valve engines already have a throttle position sensor that can be used for the transmission controller. If your Modular engine has the stamped-steel reluctor wheel right , the teeth must be pointed away from the engine block. Im looking into the option of changing the motor if nessary, and if it goes as far as that why not up grade to the 5. Otherwise, this block remains virtually unchanged. This makes it more than strong enough for a street and weekend strip application.
The inside diameter depends on how much you machine the rod journal undersize. Diesel Conversions ® Diesel Conversion Specialists 406. And due to design limitations, both are limited in stroke, too. Sometimes customers buy engines out of industrial applications. More than likely you're reading this article because you're trying to get some insight on the 4. Still in break in process but fingers crossed.