The traditional Pontiac V-8 ushered in the age of great American overhead valve V-8s with its introduction in 1955. Almost immediately, it became the basis for competition powerplants. As time passed and the engine evolved to greater heights and larger displacements, avid Pontiac enthusiasts took advantage of the design's strong points and overcame its weaknesses to build a legendary performance history.
Today's Pontiac enthusiast has a wide range of factory and aftermarket components to choose from, and in How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s, all the critical components are reviewed in great detail. The book includes honest advice on the proper way to modify components for optimal power and durability. The book also gives readers an assessment of the many aftermarket accessories offered for these great engines, and shares the capabilities such parts bring with them. Additionally, high-performance engine buildups are completed and the results are shared.
If you're considering building a traditional Pontiac V-8 engine for increased power and performance or even competitive racing, this book is a critical component to achieving your goals.
"Rocky really did a great job of covering everything and I personally liked the cylinder head information. There is a great selection of heads available for making big power for you. This book brings you up to speed with the latest information so you know what is available today." -Mike Caruso, engine professional, January-March 2013
"There are lots of aftermarket goodies available for Pontiac V8s and this book details all of them and includes in-depth reviews of the most important component choices, giving honest and invaluable advice along the way. If you are condsidering building a traditional Pontiac engine for power and performance this book is a must-have." tkc magazine, March/April 2013
"If you've ever considered building a traditional Pontiac V8 for increased power and performance, this is your book." -Hot Rod, May 2013
Pontiac muscle cars have been the driving passion for "Rocky" James Rotella and his family. Rocky has owned and modified a number of Pontiacs including a 1976 Trans-Am 455 HO. He has contributed scores of articles to High-Performance Pontiac and Smoke Signals. He lives in LaVista, Nebraska.