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Learn how to get the most horsepower out of the tried-and-true small-block Chevy platform in this all-new full-color guide.

Whether you are a hot rodder, a custom car owner, or a muscle car guy, you are always going to be looking for the latest and greatest Chevy small-block performance information. This book is a valuable resource on all the latest for the Chevy small-block owner.

How to Build Killer Chevy Small-Block Engines covers all the major components, such as blocks, crankshafts, rods and pistons, camshafts, the valvetrain, oiling systems, heads, intake and carburetor, and ignition systems. In addition, this book contains a large section on stroker packages. Also featured are the latest street heads from AFR, Dart, RHS, World Products, and other prominent manufacturers. While the design is more than 60 years old, the aftermarket for this powerplant is still developing. An in-depth, highly detailed example of a popular build format is featured, offering a complete road map to duplicate this sample build. This build achieved over 700 hp from 422 cubic inches!

While the GM LS engine family has earned a strong following and is currently the hottest small-block in the enthusiast market, the Gen I Chevy small-block engine retains a strong following with the massive number of these engines still in use throughout the hobby. They are durable, affordable, and a very well-supported platform.rn

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Learn how to get the most horsepower out of the tried-and-true small-block Chevy platform in this all-new full-color guide.

Whether you are a hot rodder, a custom car owner, or a muscle car guy, you are always going to be looking for the latest and greatest Chevy small-block performance information. This book is a valuable resource on all the latest for the Chevy small-block owner.

How to Build Killer Chevy Small-Block Engines covers all the major components, such as blocks, crankshafts, rods and pistons, camshafts, the valvetrain, oiling systems, heads, intake and carburetor, and ignition systems. In addition, this book contains a large section on stroker packages. Also featured are the latest street heads from AFR, Dart, RHS, World Products, and other prominent manufacturers. While the design is more than 60 years old, the aftermarket for this powerplant is still developing. An in-depth, highly detailed example of a popular build format is featured, offering a complete road map to duplicate this sample build. This build achieved over 700 hp from 422 cubic inches!

While the GM LS engine family has earned a strong following and is currently the hottest small-block in the enthusiast market, the Gen I Chevy small-block engine retains a strong following with the massive number of these engines still in use throughout the hobby. They are durable, affordable, and a very well-supported platform.rn

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 412 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613254899
Product Code : SA456

Acknowledgments 


Chapter 1: The Small-Block Chevy 

OEM Crankshaft Journal Size 

Today's Options 

 

Chapter 2: The Block: Where It All Begins

Cast Iron Versus Aluminum 

OEM Blocks 

Advantages of an Aftermarket Block 

Dart 

Brodix 

Donovan 

Chevy Performance Blocks 

World Products 

 

Chapter 3: Crankshafts 

Crankshaft Stroke 

Factory Stock Crankshaft Stroke 

Popular Aftermarket Bore/Stroke Combinations 

Bore and Stroke Combinations 

Selecting Crankshaft Stroke 

Forgings and Billet 

Crankshaft Durability Treatments 

REM Finishing 

 

Chapter 4: Connecting Rods

Rod Ratio 

Types of Rods 

Connecting Rod Length 

Rod to Block Clearance 

Rod Side Clearance 

Beam Design 

Rod and Cap Numbering 

Rod Bolt Tips 

Tightening Rod Bolts by Monitoring Stretch 

REM Finishing 

 

Chapter 5: Today's Performance Cylinder Heads 

Edelbrock 

Trick Flow Specialties (TFS) 

Dart 

Brodix 

Air Flow Research 

World Products 

Racing Head Service 

 

Chapter 6: Advancements in Camshaft Design and Technology 

Roller Cam Advantages 

Camshaft Patterns to Compensate for Intake Manifold Runners

Symmetrical Versus Asymmetrical Camshafts 

Surface Finishing Technology 

Lobe Separation Angles 

Base Circle Diameter 

Special Firing-Order Camshafts 

Camshaft Needle Bearings 

Choosing the Correct Distributor Gear 

Check for Runout 

 

Chapter 7: Induction 

Manifolds 

Selecting Carburetor Size 

E85 Fuel 

EFI 

Fuel Pressure 

Fuel Injectors: Low Impedance Versus High Impedance 

Choosing Injector Size 

Forced Induction 

Supercharger Basics 

Fuel System 

Compression Ratio 

Upgrading the Engine to Accommodate the New-Found Power 

Fuel Injection Tech 

Injector Impedance 

Injector Harness Adapters 

Injector Physical Dimensions 

 

Chapter 8: Rockers and Lifters 

Roller Rockers 

Shaft-Mounted Rockers 

Rocker Arm Materials 

Rocker Arm Ratio 

Lifters 

 

Chapter 9: Pistons 

Piston Skirts and Major/Minor Thrust 

Offset Pin 

Match the Valve Angle 

Examples of Piston Choices 

Piston Dome Shape 

Coatings 

Piston Features and Options 

Piston CD and the Oil Ring 

Piston Dome Volume 

Combustion Chamber Volume

 

Chapter 10: Sample Engine Build: 422 CI

Block Prep and Modifications 

Crankshaft Balancing

Block Plugs 

Cam and Bearings 

Crankshaft Installation 

Dry Belt Care

Crank Balancer Installation

Piston and Rod Installation 

Oil Filter Adapter 

Wet Sump Oil Pumps

Cam Timing

Roller Lifters 

Timing Pointer 

Crank Trigger 

Cylinder Heads

Rockers 

Pushrods

Intake Manifold

Carburetor 

Distributor 

Valve Covers 

Oil Pan 

Vacuum Pump 

Racing Alternator

Water Pump

Dyno Run

Parts Used in This Build

 

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