Small-Block Chevy Engine Buildups HP1400

Author: Editors of Chevy High Perf Mag

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101142359

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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How to build small-block Chevy engines for maximum performance. Includes sections on heads, cams, exhaust systems, induction modifications, dyno-tested engine combinations, and complete engine build-ups.
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John Lingenfelter on Modifying Small-Block Chevy Engines

High Performance Engine Building and Tuning for Street and Racing

Author: John Lingenfelter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557882387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 165

View: 9266

John Lingenfelter has been building, racing, and winning with small-block Chevy engines since 1972, when he arrived on the drag racing scene. This book offers many of his trademark power-producing techniques that have led to victory on the drag strip as well as on the Bonneville salt flats, where he set top speed records in his class.
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How to Hotrod Small-Block Chevys

Author: Bill Fisher,Bob Waar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780912656069

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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A guide to the building of high-performance Chevy engines ranging in size from two hundred sixty-five to four hundred cubic inches, including numerous photographs and information on stock and special parts
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How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines

Author: Jefferson Bryant

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709875

Category: Transportation

Page: 148

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The photos in this edition are black and white. Skylarks, GSXs, Grand Nationals, Rivieras, Gran Sports; the list of formidable performance Buicks is impressive. From the torque monsters of the 1960s to the high-flying Turbo models of the '80s, Buicks have a unique place in performance history. During the 1960s, when word of the mountains of torque supplied by the big-inch Buicks hit the street, nobody wanted to mess with them. Later, big-inch Buicks and the Hemi Chryslers went at it hammer and tongs in stock drag shootouts and in the pages of the popular musclecar magazines of the day. The wars between the Turbo Buicks and Mustang GTs in the 1980s were also legendary, as both cars responded so well to modifications. "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines" is the first performance engine book ever published on the Buick family of engines. This book covers everything from the Nailheads of the '50s and early '60s, to the later evolutions of the Buick V-8 through the '60s and '70s, through to the turbo V-6 models of the '70s and '80s. Veteran magazine writer and Buick owner Jefferson Bryant supplies the most up-to-date information on heads, blocks, cams, rotating assemblies, interchangeability, and oiling-system improvements and modifications, along with details on the best performance options available, avenues for aftermarket support, and so much more. Finally, the Buick camp gets the information they have been waiting for, and it's all right here in "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines."
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How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Chevy

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880291

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams guide readers through the rebuilding process of their small-block Chevy engine. Each step, from disassembly and inspection through final assembly and tuning, is presented in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format.
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How to Build Big-Inch Chevy Small-Blocks

Author: Graham Hansen

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709662

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 1337

By building a big-cube small block, you can have all the additional torque and horsepower of a big block, without all the extra weight, expense, and effort. In this all-new color edition, Graham Hansen takes a step-by-step approach to selecting the best OEM or aftermarket block, crank, rods, and pistons to construct your big-inch short block. He also discusses how to select the best heads, cam, induction and exhaust systems, specifically for a big-inch engine. In addition, the final chapter includes seven different combinations for big-inch power, complete with dyno graphs!
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How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709387

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Readers are shown how to get the optimal machining performed, select the ideal parts, and assemble the strongest big block engine for a budget of $1,500 to $15,000.
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How to Build Max-Performance Chevy LT1/LT4 Engines

Author: Myron Cottrell,Eric McClellan

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709506

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

View: 9855

The LT1, along with its more powerful stablemate, the LT4, raised the bar for performance-oriented small-blocks until the introduction of the LS1 in 1997. The LT1/LT4 engines are powerful, relatively lightweight, and affordable. They powered Chevrolet's legendary Impala SS (and thousands of similar police cars), Corvettes, and Camaros and remain viable choices for enthusiasts today. This book investigates every component of these engines, discussing their strong and weak points and identifying characteristics. Upgrades and modifications for both improved power production and enhanced durability are described and explained in full.
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Big Block Chevy Engine BuildupsHP1484

Author: Chevy High Performance Magazine

Publisher: HP Trade

ISBN: 9781557884848

Category: Transportation

Page: 170

View: 6885

The editors of Chevy High Performance magazine combine their knowledge in this step-by-step guide to big-block Chevy engine buildups—from low-budget engine projects for mild street performance, to all-out race motors for drag strip action. Bolt-on modifications, engine block prep, cylinder heads, intake and exhaust systems, dyno-tested combinations, and more are covered in detail
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How to Design and Install High Performance Car Stereo

Author: Joe Pettitt

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: 9781884089176

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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How to Design and Install High Performance Car Stereo Joe Pettitt Subtitled: A Beginners Guide to High Tech Auto Sound Systems. Everyone wants a loud, booming bass, wide ranging dynamics and high energy output. Now, for the first time, Joe Pettitt provides expert advice and up-to-date details on stereo design and installation. Guides you in making intelligent stereo system purchase decisions. Sftbd., 8 3-8x 1 7-8, 128 pgs., 3 b&w ill.
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How to Build the Smallblock Chevrolet

Author: Larry Atherton,Larry Schreib

Publisher: S A Design Books

ISBN: 9780931472268

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 9230

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The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible

How to Choose, Buy and Build the Ultimate Small-Block from Generation I to Today's LS

Author: Thomas J. Madigan,Vic Edelbrock Jr.

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760342199

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 9879

Ever since its introduction in 1955, Chevrolet's small-block V-8 has defined performance. It was the first lightweight, overhead-valve V-8 engine ever available to the masses at an affordable price and, better yet, had tremendous untapped performance potential, making it the performance engine of choice to this day. What sets the Chevy small-block further apart is the fact that a builder does not have to spend big money to get big horsepower numbers. Using multiple examples of engine builds and case studies, The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible provides the reader with the information needed to build anything for a mild street engine for use in a custom or daily driver to a cost-is-no-object dream build. Includes parts selection, blue printing, basic machine work, and more.
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Oldsmobile V-8 Engines

How to Build Max Performance

Author: Bill Trovato

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251742

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The traditional Oldsmobile V-8 powered some of the most memorable cars of the muscle car era, from the 442s of the 1960s and early 1970s to the Trans Ams of the late 1970s. These powerful V-8s were also popular in ski boats. They have found a new lease on life with the recent development of improved aftermarket cylinder heads, aggressive roller camshafts, and electronic fuel injection. Author Bill Trovato is recognized as being one of the most successful Oldsmobile engine experts, and he openly shares all of his proven tricks, tips, and techniques for this venerable power plant. In this revised edition of Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance, he provides additional information for extracting the best performance. In particular, he goes into greater detail on ignition systems and other areas of performance. His many years of winning with the Olds V-8 in heads-up, street-legal cars proves he knows how to extract maximum power from the design without sacrificing durability. A complete review of factory blocks, cranks, heads, and more is teamed with a thorough review of available aftermarket equipment. Whether mild or wild, the important information on cam selection and Olds-specific engine building techniques are all here. Fans of the traditional Olds V-8 will appreciate the level of detail and completeness Trovato brings to the table, and his frank, to-the-point writing style is as efficient and effective as the engines he designs, builds, and races. Anyone considering an Oldsmobile V-8 to power their ride will save time, money, and headaches by following the clear and honest advice offered in Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance. Plenty of full-color photos and step-by-step engine builds showcase exactly how these engines should be built to deliver the most power per dollar.
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How to Build a Low Rider

Author: Frank Hamilton

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: 9781884089183

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 2387

A guide to building a low-riding car that includes information on how to lower a car, how the hydraulics work, how to choose the right paint, how to improve the engine, and other related topics.
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How to Build LS Gen IV Perf on Dyno

Optimal Parts Combos for Maximum Horsepower

Author: Richard Holdener

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253400

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The GM LS engine has redefined small-block V-8 performance. It's the standard powerplant in many GM cars and trucks and it has been installed in a variety of muscle cars, hot rods, and specialty cars to become the undisputed sales leader of crate engines. The aftermarket has fully embraced the GM Gen IV LS engine platform offering a massive range of heads, intakes, pistons, rods, crankshafts, exhaust, and other parts. Seasoned journalist and respected author Richard Holdener reveals effective, popular, and powerful equipment packages for the Gen IV LS engine. With this information, you can select the parts to build a powerful and reliable engine by removing the research time and guesswork to buy a performance package of your own. In this book, performance packages for high-performance street, drag race, and other applications are covered. And then the assembled engine packages are dyno tested to verify that the parts produce the desired and targeted performance increases. This comprehensive build-up guide covers intakes, throttle bodies, manifolds, heads and camshafts, headers and exhaust, engine controls, superchargers and turbochargers, and nitrous oxide. With so many parts available from a myriad of aftermarket companies, it's easy to become confused by the choices. This book shows you a solid selection process for assembling a powerful engine package, shows popular packages, and then demonstrates the dyno results of these packages. As such, this is an indispensible resource for anyone building GM LS Gen IV engine. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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How to Build High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cams/Valvetrains

Author: Graham Hansen

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494081

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Graham Hansen, author of the best-selling SA Design title How To Build Big-Inch Chevy Small Blocks, takes the mystery out of camshaft and valvetrain function, selection, and design. He covers camshaft basics, including a thorough explanation of how a cam operates in conjunction with the rest of the engine and valvetrain. He discusses technical terms like overlap, lobe centerline, duration, lift, and cam profiling. Comparisons between roller and flat-tappet cams are addressed and analyzed. This book covers rocker arms, lifters, valves, valvesprings, retainers, guideplates, pushrods, and cam drives, as well as detailed information on how to degree a cam and choose the proper cam for your application. Finally, matching cams to cylinder heads, analyzing port flow, and proving it all through dyno tests round out this informative volume.
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How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V-8s

Author: Rocky Rotella

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709948

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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If you're considering building a traditional Pontiac V-8 engine for increased power and performance or even competitive racing, How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V-8s is a critical component to achieving your goals.
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Ford 351 Cleveland Engines

How to Build for Max Performance

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250487

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 7799

Ford's 351 Cleveland was designed to be a 'mid-sized' V-8 engine, and was developed for higher performance use upon its launch in late 1969 for the 1970 models. This unique design proved itself under the hood of Ford's Mustang, among other high performance cars. The Cleveland engine addressed the major shortcoming of the Windsor engines that preceded it, namely cylinder head air flow. The Windsor engines just couldn't be built at the time to compete effectively with the strongest GM and Mopar small blocks offerings, and the Cleveland engine was the answer to that problem. Unfortunately, the Cleveland engine was introduced at the end of Detroit's muscle car era, and the engine, in pure Cleveland form, was very short lived. It did continue on as a low compression passenger car and truck engine in the form of the 351M and 400M, which in their day, offered little in the way of excitement. Renewed enthusiasm in this engine has spawned an influx of top-quality new components that make building or modifying these engines affordable. This new book reviews the history and variations of the 351 Cleveland and Ford's related engines, the 351M and 400M. Basic dimensions and specifications of each engine, along with tips for identifying both design differences and casting number(s) are shown. In addition to this, each engine's strong points and areas of concern are described in detail. Written with high performance in mind, both traditional power tricks and methods to increase efficiency of these specific engines are shared. With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build. This book will walk you through everything you need to know to build a great street or competition engine based in the 351 Cleveland platform.
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