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Olds V8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance

Introduced in 1949, the Oldsmobile V-8 engine remains a beloved reminder of the muscle car era.

The V-8 maintained a consistent peak with the likes of the 442s in the '60s right through the '70s and '80s with classics like the Cutlass, Delta 88 and Toronado before production ended in the '90s. Today, enthusiasts of these models and the engine are passionate about these cars, the V-8, and the power, speed and undiluted machismo they provide.

This book covers Small-Block and Big-Block Olds V8 motors, including:

  • Olds 260 c.i. small block
  • Olds 307 c.i. small block
  • Olds 330 c.i. small block
  • Olds 350 c.i. small block
  • Olds 403 c.i. small block
  • Olds 400 c.i. big block
  • Olds 425 c.i. big block
  • Olds 455 c.i. big block

Additionally, OEM high-performance components are also reviewed, as are the aftermarket components available for these engines.

The Oldsmobile V-8 engine still thrives in the serious driver community. Bill Trovato's latest edition of Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance is a big contributor in that regard. Keeping this one-of-a-kind machine alive among car lovers, it's filled with techniques, tips and cool tricks for Oldsmobile engine buildups that give owners the foundation for maintaining and improving upon the classic V-8.

Trovato has crafted instructions that are user friendly on every level. His work here doesn't merely show how to keep the V-8 engine alive, it shows you how to upgrade its power and durability utilizing a little ingenuity and inexpensive aftermarket equipment. He showcases the best and fastest method for turning these road warriors into street legal puppies that will definitely burn rubber (should the opportunity arise).

Carefully breaking down the need-to-know for an Oldsmobile engine buildup, Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance has the complete 411 on:

  • crankshafts (bearing clearance, harmonic balancers, small and big block crank identification and application),
  • cylinder heads and induction (valve guides, intake manifolds, head gaskets),
  • pins, pistons and rings (coatings, aftermarket forged pistons, factory cast pistons),
  • oiling systems (pumps, pans, windage trays, restrictors),
  • and much, much more.

Accompanied by tons of full color and well-captioned photographs, what you will have in your hands is a master's workshop for extracting maximized performance out of the ignition systems, cams, factory blocks, heads, cranks, and even spark plugs and coils. Both pros and the garage jockey will love the simplified level of detail and thoroughness that Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance brings to even the most complex procedures.

If you're thinking about upgrading your current ride with a V-8 engine, already have one or just want to have the knowledge at your fingertips, you will not find a better resource for an Oldsmobile engine buildup than this one. What it offers will pay for itself ten times over.

Refer to the SPECIFICATIONS TAB for a sample page about Oldsmobile Cylinder Heads.

Subject: How-to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8 Engine Book by Bill Trovato. | ISBN-10: 1613251742 | ISBN-13: 9781613251744 | CarTech Books SA172

Oldsmobile V-8 Engines - Maximize Performance

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  • Publisher: Cartech Books
  • Author: Bill Trovato
  • Pages: 144 - 404 color photos and charts
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-61325-174-4

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