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$16.47 at Amazon. Seems like an inexpensive way to see what mods really work on our cars. Read on...

 

Building 4.6/5.4l Ford Horsepower on the Dyno (Paperback)

by Richard Holdener (Author)

 

 

7 Reviews

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4 star: (2)

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The format couldn't be clearer. Each test describes the part, its claims, a brief technical write-up and the actual results. Cappint it all off are real dyno generated graphs, showing exactly what gains, and where were acheved against the baseline. Before you drop your hard-earned money on the metal, shell it out for a book that tells you what's worth the green. -Hemmings Muscle Machines, May 2006 --Hemmings Muscle Machines, May 2006

 

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The 4.6- and 5.4-liter modular Ford engines are finally catching up with the legendary 5.0L in terms of aftermarket support and performance parts availability. Having a lot of parts to choose from is great for the enthusiast, but it can also make it harder to figure out what parts and modifications will work best. Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno takes the guesswork out of modification and parts selection by showing you the types of horsepower and torque gains expected by each modification. Author Richard Holdener uses over 340 photos and 185 back-to-back dyno graphs to show you which parts increase horsepower and torque, and which parts don't deliver on their promises. Unlike sources that only give you peak numbers and gains, Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno includes complete before-and-after dyno graphs, so you can see where in the RPM range these parts make (or lose) the most horsepower and torque. Holdener covers upgrades for 2-, 3-, and 4-valve modular engines, with chapters on throttle bodies and inlet elbows, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, camshafts, nitrous oxide, supercharging, turbocharging, headers, exhaust systems, and complete engine buildups.

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$16.47 at Amazon. Seems like an inexpensive way to see what mods really work on our cars. Read on...

 

Building 4.6/5.4l Ford Horsepower on the Dyno (Paperback)

by Richard Holdener (Author)

 

 

7 Reviews

5 star: (5)

4 star: (2)

3 star: (0)

2 star: (0)

1 star: (0)

 

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List Price: $24.95

Price: $16.47 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Details

 

Review

The format couldn't be clearer. Each test describes the part, its claims, a brief technical write-up and the actual results. Cappint it all off are real dyno generated graphs, showing exactly what gains, and where were acheved against the baseline. Before you drop your hard-earned money on the metal, shell it out for a book that tells you what's worth the green. -Hemmings Muscle Machines, May 2006 --Hemmings Muscle Machines, May 2006

 

Product Description

 

The 4.6- and 5.4-liter modular Ford engines are finally catching up with the legendary 5.0L in terms of aftermarket support and performance parts availability. Having a lot of parts to choose from is great for the enthusiast, but it can also make it harder to figure out what parts and modifications will work best. Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno takes the guesswork out of modification and parts selection by showing you the types of horsepower and torque gains expected by each modification. Author Richard Holdener uses over 340 photos and 185 back-to-back dyno graphs to show you which parts increase horsepower and torque, and which parts don't deliver on their promises. Unlike sources that only give you peak numbers and gains, Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno includes complete before-and-after dyno graphs, so you can see where in the RPM range these parts make (or lose) the most horsepower and torque. Holdener covers upgrades for 2-, 3-, and 4-valve modular engines, with chapters on throttle bodies and inlet elbows, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, camshafts, nitrous oxide, supercharging, turbocharging, headers, exhaust systems, and complete engine buildups.

Thanks for the information, I'm definitely going to check it out.

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Problem may be, however, that the book is at least 2 years old? Or maybe I should ask, how recently has it been updated I wonder? Or does it matter, depending on what new items have been introduced in the last 2 years?

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Problem may be, however, that the book is at least 2 years old? Or maybe I should ask, how recently has it been updated I wonder? Or does it matter, depending on what new items have been introduced in the last 2 years?

Amazon says the last publication date is in March of '06, but this doesn't mean it's been updated.

 

Car books can be a tough issue for the author, I remember when Sean Hyland published his book on the 4.6L, and tuners across the country hammered him pretty good. Still, it's a great book with a lot of facts and specs, and you can never have too much reference material, right or wrong.

 

Not a bad start for any novice/newbie, so, for the money involved, I don't think you could go wrong.

 

Not everything in a book is correct, but I'm ordering a copy just for the library.

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The vintage of the book is such that it's effectively obsolete, imo. The 2V doesn't matter here and the current 4V is a different animal (unless they uesed a Ford GT in theri evals). In the past 24-30 months there's been many-fold more aftermarket pieces released for the 4.6 3V than for all 4.6s prior in total.

 

As Lulu points out, car books can be a tough issue for authors -- they rapidly become marginally usefull (that's when they get deep-discounted, etc). Still, the info is likely somewaht usefull if read through the lens of some relevant context ...tot he extent one still exists.

 

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Well, I'm sure we can have the benefit of some very thorough reviews from the guys here who buy it!

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