When your pride is on the line at the track, it's good to know that you have the best engine possible in your racecar. Whether you're racing on dirt or pavement, whatever class you run, you know that it takes power and reliability to make it to victory circle. Tapping into the knowledge and expertise of some of racing's top engine builders, the author delivers the information you need to put your engine at the front of the field.
This book is chock full of tips and tricks that will have your engine making more power--reliably--than the competition. It covers parts selection, block prep, short block assembly, advice on how to get the best results from your machine work, port work, camshaft and valvetrain parts and prep, oiling system recommendations, final assembly, and more. Readers will also benefit from the advice of top engine builder Keith Dorton, and will follow the builds ofan all-aluminum 800-hp dirt-track motor by Clements Racing Engines, a NASCAR Late Model Stock-style restricted motor from Charlie's Automotive, and a Street-Stock engine by KT Engines. The photos in this edition are black and white.
Jeff Huneycutt has been the senior editor for Circle Track and Racing Technology magazine covering primarily in engine technology. He has also been a regular contributor to Stock Car Racing and Hot Rod magazines. His first book, How to Become a Winning Crew Chief, co-written with Larry McReynoldds, won the Gold Medal from the International Society for Vehicle Preservation for excellence in a technical work. He resides in North Carolina where he is in daily contact with many of the top engine builders in the stock car racing industry.