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

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For more than 50 years, the high-performance Chevy small-block has made history, both on streets and tracks all over the world.

In this revised, all-color edition of How To Build Max Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget, author and renowned engine builder David Vizard, reveals the latest techniques and the best equipment on how to get your Chevy small-block motor to produce the most horsepower, and within a limited budget.

The information in this book will allow you, the do-it-yourself engine builder, to build a 400 to 800 hp small-block Chevrolet engine for a fraction of the price a professional speed shop would charge.

ABOUT the AUTHOR:

David Vizard is revered engine builder, technical writer, and author. In fact, he has authored more than 30 highly respected engine building and automotive titles, penned about 4,000 magazine articles, and contributed scores of web pieces to popular sites.

Often referred to as Vizard the Wizard, his work is frequently the subject of blogs and editorial pieces in popular automotive magazines.

He currently owns and runs an engine research and development business in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he lives.


Subject: Building max-performance Chevy small-block engines. ISBN-10: 1932494847 | ISBN-13: 9781932494846 | CarTech SA57

TABLE of CONTENTS:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Foreword by Roger Helgesen
CHAPTER 1: ENGINE BUILDING PRACTICES
  • The Importance of Good Parts and Engine
  • Building Practice
  • Inspection
  • Preparation
CHAPTER 2: THE PRODUCTION of POWER
  • Flow Bench Relevance
  • Heat Management
  • Dynamometer Results
  • Rating Standards
CHAPTER 3: CYLINDER BLOCKS
  • Block Logic
  • What to Look for
  • Block Selection
  • Casting Material
  • Locating the Right Block
  • Teardown and Cleaning
  • Block Strip
  • Pre-Machining Details
  • The Oil Return Holes
  • Professional Cleaning and Checking
  • Moving Bores
  • Machining Operations
  • Acquiring Your Performance Block the EasyWay
  • Post-Machining Detailing
CHAPTER 4: CRANKS, RODS and PISTONS
  • Stock Cranks
  • A Little Money, A Lot More Torque and Horsepower
  • Fast Mover
  • Clean Sheet
  • Other Applications
  • Buying a Forged or Billet Crank
  • Bearings
  • Strengthening Process
  • Crank Vibration Dampers
  • Connecting Rods
  • Lightening and Rod Balancing on the Cheap
  • Rod Upgrades
  • Rods: The Final Choice
  • Rod Lengths: What to Use
  • Pistons: Type to Use
  • Pistons: Aftermarket
  • Piston Selection
  • Rings
  • Balancing
CHAPTER 5: LUBRICATION SYSTEMS
  • Loosing ZDP
  • Power Versus Oil Type
  • Oil Temperaure
  • Oil Filters
  • Oil Pumps
  • Internal Pump Clearances
  • Oil Pump Chatter
  • Pressure-Relief Valve
  • Oil Bypass
  • Alternative Oil Pumps
  • Oil Pan Design
  • Oil Pan Modifications
  • Top-End Restriction
  • Oil Movement
CHAPTER 6: CYLINDER HEADS
  • Factory Heads for Performace
  • Production Heads: Basic Overhaul Work Order
  • Machining Sumamry
  • Basic Small-Block Chevy Head Porting
  • Port Re-Shaping Techniques
  • Valves
  • Exhaust Ports
  • Compression: The Budget Racer?s Big-Power
  • Ticket
  • CR Increase Versus Cost
  • CC?ing Equipment
  • Cylinder Heads Detailing and Assembly
  • Porting 186/041-Style Head Castings
  • Porting L98 Corvette Heads
  • Porting L31 Vortec Heads
  • Aftermarket Heads
  • Port and Chamber Volume Selection
  • Basic Porting Results
  • Aluminum Heads
CHAPTER 7: CAMS and VALVETRAINS
  • Basic Five
  • Fuel Octane and Dynamic CR
  • Overlap
  • LCA Selection
  • Duration
  • Dual-Pattern Cams
  • Lift Versus Output
  • Lift Versus Wear
  • Making a Cam Selection
  • Springs
  • Retainers
  • Lifters
  • Stock Hydraulic Roller Lifters
  • Pushrods
  • Timing in the Cam

  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: David Vizard
  • Pages: 160 - Hundreds of color photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.25 x 10.50 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-932494-84-6
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