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The Mark IV Chevrolet big-block, made from 1965 to 1976, produced legendary performance and is one of the greatest big-blocks of all time. This design was a giant performance leap ahead of the old Chevy wedge big-block. The Mark IV featured canted valves, large intake ports, and an efficient head design for vastly increased air/fuel flow, better combustion, and huge horsepower. With a big-block under the hood, the Camaro, Chevelle, Corvette, and other Chevys became some of the most desirable ultra-high-performance cars of all time. How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet covers the best techniques for rebuilding the renowned 366-, 396-, 402-, 427-, and 454-ci big-block engines.

With exceptional clarity and insightful detail, this book explains engine removal, disassembly, parts inspection, selection of machine work, initial and final assembly, tuning, and break-in.

Through 500 photos and extremely detailed instruction, each step-by-step procedure explains professional techniques for rebuilding these engines. In addition, high-performance upgrades are covered as well as torque specs for major components, setting cylinder firing order, main bearing cap torque sequence, and much more. This volume provides an unparalleled level of information for rebuilding a big-block Chevy, so your rebuild project is hassle-free and successful.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

The Mark IV Chevrolet big-block, made from 1965 to 1976, produced legendary performance and is one of the greatest big-blocks of all time. This design was a giant performance leap ahead of the old Chevy wedge big-block. The Mark IV featured canted valves, large intake ports, and an efficient head design for vastly increased air/fuel flow, better combustion, and huge horsepower. With a big-block under the hood, the Camaro, Chevelle, Corvette, and other Chevys became some of the most desirable ultra-high-performance cars of all time. How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet covers the best techniques for rebuilding the renowned 366-, 396-, 402-, 427-, and 454-ci big-block engines.

With exceptional clarity and insightful detail, this book explains engine removal, disassembly, parts inspection, selection of machine work, initial and final assembly, tuning, and break-in.

Through 500 photos and extremely detailed instruction, each step-by-step procedure explains professional techniques for rebuilding these engines. In addition, high-performance upgrades are covered as well as torque specs for major components, setting cylinder firing order, main bearing cap torque sequence, and much more. This volume provides an unparalleled level of information for rebuilding a big-block Chevy, so your rebuild project is hassle-free and successful.

Pages : 160
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 492 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250525
Product Code : SA142P

Acknowledgments 

What is a Workbench Book?

 

Chapter 1 Historical Review of the Big-Block Chevrolet 

Parts Identification 

What’s a 402 and What’s a 400 Big-Block?

Blocks 

Cylinder Heads 

Spark Plugs

Crankshaft 

 

Chapter 2 Tools 

Engine Stand 

Engine Lifting 

Basic Hand Tools 

Best Tools for the Job 

Required Miscellaneous Tools

Specialty Tools 

Air Tools 

Supplies 

Lubricants 

Engine Lubricant Options 

Bolt Thread Lubricants and Sealers 

Sealants 

Cleaning Equipment 

 

Chapter 3 Removal and Tear Down 

Documentation

Safety Warnings 

Drain Fluids

Air Conditioning

Fuel System

Wiring and Hoses

Distributor

Belts

Spark Plugs

Exhaust 

Carburetor

Transmissions 

Pulling Engine 

Tear Down Long Block 

 

Chapter 4 Inspection 

Visual Inspection

Block

Heads

Crankshaft 

Rods

Harmonic Damper

 

Chapter 5 Selecting Parts 

Got Performance? 

Aftermarket Blocks

Main Cap Conversion

Bearings

Rotating Assembly

Induction 

Heads

Valvetrain

Oiling System

Oil Pans 

Windage Tray 

Gaskets 

Fasteners

Cooling System

Fuel System 

 

Chapter 6 Machine Shops

Pre-Machine-Shop Planning 

Machine to Application Requirements 

Pre-Machine-Shop Tasks

Professional Inspection 

Machine Shop Services 

Block 

Heads

Rotating Assembly 

Intake Manifold and Head Fitment

General Machine Shop Services 

 

Chapter 7 Cleaning 

Safety First! 

Tools and Cleaning Items

Engine Cleaning Brushes 

Chemical Dip Cleaner

Compressed Air 

Pressure Washer 

Cleaning Area 

Critical Cleaning Details

Step-by-Step Engine Cleaning Process 

 

Chapter 8 Pre-Assembly 

Inventory

Inspection

Hydraulic Problems 

Clean up Your Act

Head Games 

Step-by-Step Pre-Assembly 

 

Chapter 9 Step-by-Step Final Assembly

 

Chapter 10 Start-Up 

Lubrication

Coolant 

Throttle 

Wires and Hoses 

Grounds

Accessories and Belts 

Fuel

Battery 

Pre-Oil Engine 

Distributor Reset 

Transmission 

Initial Timing

Pick Up Your Mess 

Flat Tappet Cam Break-In Process 

Fire It Up!

Roller Cam Break-In

Camshaft Break-In

Break In the Rest 

Tuning 

 

Appendix A: Torque Reference 

Appendix B: Work-Along Sheets 

Source Guide 

How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet

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