Engine Builder's Handbook: Inspection, Machining, Blueprinting, Assembly and more

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Engine Builder's Handbook
Engine Builder's Handbook
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This fully-illustrated Engine Builder's Handbook, is a comprehensive guide to building automotive engines the right way.

From general tips to techniques and procedures that can be applied to most any motor, to more advanced types of engine building covering hot rods, muscle cars, classics, powerboats or all-out race cars, this how-to book covers them all!

The information is presented in an easy-to-follow format, accompanied by hundreds of close-up photos and detailed drawings, making the Engine Builder's Handbook a must-have reference for your automotive library.

This book is the perfect companion to your vehicle's service and repair manual.

Sections covered include:

  • How to blueprint an engine
  • Automotive machining
  • How to recondition short blocks
  • How to degree canshafts
  • How to recondition cylinder heads
  • Valvetrain assembly
  • Measuring tools
  • Proper motor re-assembly


Tom Monroe built a flathead Ford -- his first engine -- in 1957 while still in high school. After graduating as a mechanical engineer, Tom went to work for Ford Motor Company as a chassis-design engineer. Later in life, Tom launched an engineering-consulting business and designed and built stock cars, road race cars, and NASCAR modifieds, among many other high-performance vehicles.

Subject: Learn the right techniques you'll need to properly inspect, machine, blueprint and reassemble your vehicles powerplant. ISBN-10: 1557882452 | ISBN-13: 9781557882455 | HPBooks 1245

  • Publisher: HP Books
  • Author: Tom Monroe
  • Pages: 170 - Over 200 b&w photos
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-55788-245-5
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Engine Inspection
  • Engine Building Tools
  • Engine Teardown
  • Short Block
  • Cylinder Heads
  • Engine Assembly
  • Camshaft Theory
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Mark Torrianni verified customerApril 13, 2020
Updating my background on engine rebuilding
So far the book has helped me fill in the gaps in my understanding of what I need to do to rebuild a small block V-8.
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Krissi verified customerJanuary 22, 2016
Easy Read
As soon as I opened this book it, has been very helpful. I think it is a well rounded book. It presents the whole picture for those who learn more visual or descriptive.
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