How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget

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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.

David Vizard's Chevy Big Blocks

How to Build Max Performance on a Budget

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251629

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The Chevy big-block has been installed in millions of cars and trucks over the past 50 years, including Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, Impalas, and a multitude of trucks. Extracting maximum performance has been the pursuit of engine builders ever since this engine was new in 1964. As a follow-up title to his How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget, master engine builder David Vizard takes big-block Chevy engine building to the next level and shows how to build these extreme high-performance engines without breaking the bank. It goes well beyond the basic performance techniques and delves into exceptional detail on each component group of the engine. Vizard shows you how to build the ultimate big-blocks for the street: engines that are up to 850 hp on 91-octane pump gas, which is a monumental achievement. The Chevy big-block has been substantially under-valved, and the key to getting the best performance from this engine is to deal effectively with this design limitation. Vizard explains how to minimize intake-valve shrouding, reveals the science behind all cam-timing events, and explains how to arrive at the correct valve overlap for maximum efficiency. Vizard also covers the nuances of piston ports, rings, and connecting rods so the rotating assembly is strong and working at its peak. Finally, a special section presents a number of max-performance big-block sample builds. This volume includes a huge range of cutting-edge aftermarket parts and advanced tuning techniques. If you're serious about building a max-performance Chevy big-block engine for the street or track, you owe it to your engine and yourself to include this book in your automotive library.

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494847

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget. Included are details of the desirable factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more.

How to Build Max Performance Ford V-8s on a Budget

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Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1884089550

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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This revved up volume addresses high-performance engines, such as the ones found in Mustangs and emphasizes a budget approach to building them. 300 photos.

David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709174

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Extracting maximum torque and horsepower from engines is an art as well as a science. David Vizard is an engineer and more aptly an engine building artist who guides the reader through all the aspects of power production and high-performance engine building. His proven high-performance engine building methods and techniques are revealed in this all-new edition of How to Build Horsepower. Vizard goes into extreme depth and detail for drawing maximum performance from any automotive engine. The production of power is covered from the most logical point from the air entering the engine all the way to spent gasses leaving through the exhaust. Explained is how to optimize all the components in between, such as selecting heads for maximum flow or port heads for superior power output, ideal valvetrain components, realizing the ideal rocker arm ratios for a particular application, secrets for selecting the best cam, and giving unique insight into all facets of cam performance. In addition, he covers how to select and setup superchargers, nitrous oxide, ignition and other vital aspects of high-performance engine building.

How to Build Max Performance Chevy Rat Motors

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Author: Ed Staffel,John Baechtel

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: 9781884089206

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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One of the all-time favorite engines of the hot rodder, drag racer, and car enthusiast, the big-block Chevrolet engine has been in existence for over 30 years. During this period, literally millions of these engines have been modified, resulting in an extensive body of knowledge, both good and bad, regarding the best ways of building a high performance version of the power plant. Author Staffel is a full-time race engine builder specializing in preparation of high performance Chevy big-block engines. He provides the reader with the very latest theories, techniques, and supplier information, ensuring the preparation of an up-to-date high-performance engine.

How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet

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Author: Tony Huntimer

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494537

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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In our popular Workbench Series, How to Rebuild the Big Block Chevrolet covers the basics of any engine rebuild in over 450 color photos of step-by-step instruction. Subjects covered include the history of the big block Chevy, preperation and tool requirements, engine removal and teardown, first inspection, parts, machine work and clean-up, final engine assembly, and start-up. This book is essential for not only enthusiasts looking to rebuild their big-block Chevy, but as a guideline for building performance applications as well.

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy LT1/LT4 Engines

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Author: Myron Cottrell,Eric McClellan

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709506

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

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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.

How to Build Big-Inch Chevy Small-Blocks

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Author: Graham Hansen

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709662

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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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!

How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Engines

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Author: John Carollo

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709573

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Chevy's W-series 348 and later the 409 became legends on the street. Recently, the 348s and 409s have enjoyed a high-performance renaissance and many speed manufacturers are making heads, blocks, and virtually every part for these engines.

Ford Coyote Engines

How to Build Max Performance

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Author: Jim Smart

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252897

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Ford introduced its first "clean slate design" V-8 engines in the early 1990s in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models. Known as the "Modular" engine family, the 4.6L engines employed new overhead cams, multi-valve performance, distributorless ignition, and more. This engine had new technology for its time, and it proved to be an extremely durable workhorse that logged hundreds of thousands of miles in police and taxi applications as well as light-duty trucks. And, of course, hotter versions, and even supercharged versions, found their way into performance applications such as Mustang GTs and Cobras. By 2011, Ford wanted something hotter and more current, especially for its flagship Mustang GT and GT350 models, which were suddenly competing with new 6.2L LS3 engines in Camaros and 6.4L Hemi engines in Challengers. Enter Ford's new 5.0L "Coyote" engine with Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT); it was an evolution of the earlier 4.6L and 5.4L Modular designs. Although the new Coyote engine had increased displacement, it still had far fewer cubes than the competition. Despite less displacement, the Coyote could hold its own against bigger Chevy and Chrysler mills thanks to advanced technology such as 4V heads with better port and valvetrain geometry. The Coyote is also Ford's first foray into technology such as Ti-VCT and cam-torque-actuated (CTA) function, which is a fancy way of saying variable cam timing for an incredible power curve over a broader RPM range. Even with all of this new technology, there is always room for improvement, and both Ford and the aftermarket have produced an array of parts to squeeze even more power out of your Coyote. In Ford Coyote Engines: How to Build Max Performance, veteran Ford writer and historian, Jim Smart, explains and highlights all of the latest and greatest options to achieve more horsepower and torque, and of course, faster quarter-mile times. Some of the upgrades covered are engine building techniques, cold-air induction kits, supercharger and pulley kits, better exhaust headers, fuel system and ECU tuning upgrades, and more. If you are looking for even more power from your new Coyote, look no further.

How to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Engines

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Author: Tom Dufur

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: 9781934709283

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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In How to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Big-Block Chevy Engines, author Tom Dufur reviews the commonly available factory parts along with many aftermarket offerings, and discusses the advantages of both. Additionally, he includes popular buildup recipes and showcases the dyno results, proving theories and sharing in-depth research. Dufur's decades of experience designing, assembling, tuning, and racing the big-block Chevy engine truly shines through. A wealth of full-color photos, charts, and graphs makes it easy to understand the critical points of these great engines.

How to Build Max-Performance Mopar Big Blocks

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Author: Andy Finkbeiner

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709034

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Naturally aspirated Mopar Wedge big-blocks are quite capable of producing between 600 to 900 horsepower. This book covers how to build Mopar's 383-, 400-, 413-ci, 440-ci engines to these power levels. Discussed is how to select a stock or aftermarket block for the desired performance level. The reciprocating assembly is examined in detail, so you select the right design and material for durability and performance requirements. Cylinder heads and valve train configurations are crucial for generating maximum horsepower and torque and this volume provides special treatment in this area. Camshafts and lifters are compared and contrasted using hydraulic flat tappet, hydraulic roller and solid flat tappet cams. Also, detailed engine builds at 600, 700, 800, and 900 horsepower levels provide insight and reveal what can be done with real-world component packages.

How to Build & Modify Chevrolet Big-block V-8 Engines

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Author: Tom Currao

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760302033

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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A complete guide to building and modifying all of Chevrolet's legendary 396, 427 and 454ci big-block V-8 engines.Big-blocks were used in 1960s and 70s musclecars, Corvettes, and trucks.

Hot Rod Horsepower Handbook

Big-Block Chevy

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Author: David Freiburger

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760327838

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The heart of every hot rod and muscle car is its engine - and the one to have, the most powerful performance engine on the planet, is the big-block Chevy V-8. Tapping into the know-how at Hot Rod magazine, this book offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building a big-block Chevy V-8-from grinding valves and selecting headers to shot-peening pistons and putting together winning head and intake combinations. At Hot Rod magazine, there is no such thing as too much horsepower, but the editors and experts are willing to test that limit - and, with this book, to take big-block Chevy fans along for the ride.

Oldsmobile V-8 Engines

How to Build Max Performance

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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.

How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines

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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."

How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709654

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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In How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors, best selling author Vizard explains the science, the function, and most importantly, the tuning expertise required to get your Holley carburetor to perform its best for your performance application.