Mike Mavrigian's Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building "Pro-Series" how-to book is highly recommended for the serious engine rebuilder interested in achieving maximum performance.
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If that statement peaks your interest, you're probably going to find a lot of use for the 192 fact-based pages in Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building. This is the most comprehensive look at blueprinting and performance optimization on the market.
As the smart engineer and technician will tell you, approaching an engine build needs to be balanced. While upgrades are perfectly feasible, adhering to factory tolerances is vital. Sufficient balance and blueprinting are critical and even the most seasoned professional could have limited knowledge of the stringent process of measurement, adjustments and fittings that lead to superior performance. This book will help everyone from the garage jockey to the master mechanic up their game on assembly, blocks, camshafts and crankshafts, cylinder heads, connecting rods, intake manifolds, pistons, measuring tools and much more.
Contents Do you know how to determine the diameter on your cylinder bores? Where are the areas to check for water jackets? Which connecting rods will help rev your engine up quicker? Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building carefully delineates how to set your blueprints for an engine build. Learn about bellhousing, effective correction of the crankshaft, indexing cylinder heads, matching intake ports, parts selection and inspection of lifters.
Covering as many specifications and standards as possible to meet and create better designs, this book takes the practice of balance and blueprinting and breaks them down to their simplest terms. Even the most inexperienced enthusiast will have a great starting point to precisely build a superior engine. The book begins with methods for determining flaws that include sonic and pressure testing, wet mag bench testers and dye penetrants. From there, the book delves into the important components for engine blockage, crankshafts, intake manifolds, block machining, rocker arms, springs, valves, locks, retainers and more.
This book will easily become an invaluable resource to anyone looking for the best ways to blueprint, saving time, labor and costs.
The Author Mike Mavrigian has been involved in the auto industry for over 30 years. An editor and chief of Auto Service Professional, he has been writing since 1977 and contributing to the likes of Modern Tire Dealer and Engine Builder. Besides Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building, he also wrote Performance Exhaust Systems: How to Design, Fabricate, and Install, and owns a business that assembles project vehicles. He lives in Ohio.
Subject: Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: Precision Engine Building Guide, pro-series how-to book. ISBN-10: 1613250479 | ISBN-13: 9781613250471 | CarTech Books SA251