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.
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.
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.
A fully illustrated step-by-step guide to rebuilding big-block Chevys for better-than-stock performance. For millions of Chevy car and truck owners, this is the best and most complete engine rebuilding guide, including informative sections on: Casting numbers and parts ID ? Disassembly ? Cleaning and inspection ? Cylinder block and bottom-end reconditioning ? Cylinder head reconditioning ? Engine specs and clearances ? Step-by-step engine reassembly ? Torque values ? OEM part numbers
A fully illustrated step-by-step guide to rebuilding big-block Chevys for better-than-stock performance. For millions of Chevy car and truck owners, this is the best and most complete engine rebuilding guide, including informative sections on: Casting numbers and parts ID ? Disassembly ? Cleaning and inspection ? Cylinder block and bottom-end reconditioning ? Cylinder head reconditioning ? Engine specs and clearances ? Step-by-step engine reassembly ? Torque values ? OEM part numbers
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.
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.
Provides information on inspection, removal and disassembly, parts, reconditioning, assembly, and installation
The small-block Chevrolet is easily the most popular V-8 engine ever built. It was introduced in 1955, and remained in production until the mid-1990s, powering legendary cars such as the 1955-1957 Chevys, Camaros, Impalas, Novas, Chevelles, and of course, the most popular sports car of all time, the Corvette. Of course, whether restoring or modifying one of these classics, the time comes when your small-block Chevy needs rebuilding. This updated version of Small-Block Chevrolet: Stock and High-Performance Rebuilds is a quality, step-by-step Workbench book that shows you how to rebuild a street or racing small-block Chevy in your own garage. It includes more than 600 color photos and easy-to-read text that explains every procedure a professional builder uses to assemble an engine, from crankshaft to carburetor. Detailed sections show how to disassemble a used engine, inspect for signs of damage, select replacement parts, buy machine work, check critical component fit, and much more! Performance mods and upgrades are discussed along the way, so the book meets the needs of all enthusiasts, from restorers to hot rodders. Small Block Chevrolet: Stock and High-Performance Rebuilds is a must-have for every small-block Chevy fan.
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!
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.
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.
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.
With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. The first of its kind, How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines, tells you exactly how to do that. The book explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates up on the features that make this engine family such an excellent design. As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendicies are packed full of valuable reference information, and the book includes a Work-Along Sheet to help you record vital statistics and measurements along the way.
Tells how to decide if an engine needs rebuilding, and shows how to pull an engine, replace parts, recondition cylinder heads, and troubleshoot other engine problems
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.
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.
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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