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Doug Anderson is president of Grooms Engines, Parts, Machining, Inc., located in Nashville, TN. He has authored numerous technical articles on engine rebuilding for Engine Builder magazine for more than 15 years. Anderson has also made many technical presentations on engine building at AERA and PERA conventions and seminars.

The 330/5.4L Ford engine was introduced in 1997 as the "big brother" to the 4.6L and replaced the 351W in Ford pickups and vans.

The 5.4L is actually a 4.6L with a taller deck and a longer stroke (3.55˝ x 4.16˝ vs 3.55˝ x 3.54˝), so the two engines share some common components including the heads and cams. However, the block, crank and pistons are all different, just like they were on the 302 and the 351W, so it

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