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At one time, if you wanted big horsepower in your Mopar muscle car or truck, your choices were limited to a big-block swap or a coveted Hemi. At the very least, you needed different engine mounts, K-members, transmissions, headers, etc. -- and Hemis have never been cheap!

But now there's another way to get more horsepower: boring and stroking your Mopar small-block to get more cubic inches -- up to 476 cubes! The small-block Mopar is one of the easiest engines in which to increase displacement without extensive modifications or specialized machine work; the engine was practically designed for more cubes! This book shows you how to get that big-cube power, and then it shows you how to optimize the small-block's other systems -- induction, heads, valvetrain, ignition, exhaust, and more -- to make the most of the extra cubic inches.

Author Jim Szilagyi is a Performance Specialist for Dodge Motorsports and Mopar Performance Parts. In this book he covers building big-inchers from Mopar 318/340/360 -ci LA or Magnum 5.2-/5.9-liter engines, using both factory and aftermarket parts. If you want to make big power from your Mopar small-block, this is the book for you.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

At one time, if you wanted big horsepower in your Mopar muscle car or truck, your choices were limited to a big-block swap or a coveted Hemi. At the very least, you needed different engine mounts, K-members, transmissions, headers, etc. -- and Hemis have never been cheap!

But now there's another way to get more horsepower: boring and stroking your Mopar small-block to get more cubic inches -- up to 476 cubes! The small-block Mopar is one of the easiest engines in which to increase displacement without extensive modifications or specialized machine work; the engine was practically designed for more cubes! This book shows you how to get that big-cube power, and then it shows you how to optimize the small-block's other systems -- induction, heads, valvetrain, ignition, exhaust, and more -- to make the most of the extra cubic inches.

Author Jim Szilagyi is a Performance Specialist for Dodge Motorsports and Mopar Performance Parts. In this book he covers building big-inchers from Mopar 318/340/360 -ci LA or Magnum 5.2-/5.9-liter engines, using both factory and aftermarket parts. If you want to make big power from your Mopar small-block, this is the book for you.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 350 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250129
Product Code : SA104P

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction 

Hot Rod and Street Rod Engines

Production Small-Block Engines

Why LA and Magnum Engines are Shown in the Same Book 

Mopar Performance Parts 

Chapter 2: Made to be Stroked 

Advantages

Potential Problem Areas

Stroker Kits

Chapter 3: Cylinder Blocks

LA Engine Blocks (1964-’92)

360 Magnum Engine Block (1993-’03)

340 Replacement Engine Block

R3 Engine Block

Aluminum A Engine Block

Block Preparation

Block Selection

Chapter 4: Crankshaft

Crankshaft Basics

Types of Cranks

Stroke

Bearings

Internal and External Balance

Chapter 5: Oiling System 

Problems with the Stock Oiling System

Recommended Modifications

Optional Modifications

Conclusion 

Chapter 6: Connecting Rods

Rod Length 

Rod Ratio

Stock LA Rods

Stock Magnum Rods

Fasteners 

Block Clearance 

Pre-Assembly

Conclusion

Chapter 7: Pistons and Rings

Material and Processes

Forged 

Dished, Flat Top, or Dome?

Valve Clearance

Compression Height

Weight

Rings

Conclusion

Chapter 8: Camshafts

Production Cams

Cam Bearings

Cam Drive 

Timing Chain Tensioner

HP Thrust Plate

Fuel Pump Eccentric

Problems with Flat Tappet Camshafts

Stroker Cams

Roller Tappets on R3 Blocks

Aluminum Blocks 

Used R3 Blocks

Conclusion

Chapter 9: Cylinder Heads

Iron vs. Aluminum 

Valve Angle 

Valve Spacing

Ports & Chambers

Flow

Cylinder Head Selection

CNC Porting

Conclusion

Chapter 10: Valvetrains

48-Degree Valvetrain

Valvetrain Oiling

Tappets 

Pushrods

Rocker Arms – LA Heads

Rocker Arms – Magnum Heads

Valvesprings 

Retainers

Valves 

Valve to Guide Clearance

Conclusion

Chapter 11: Induction Systems

Manifold Types

LA 340/360 Heads

W2 Heads

W8, W9 Heads

Indy 360-2 Heads

Magnum Heads 

Fuel Pump

Magnum Fuel Injection (MPI) Intakes

Magnum Intake – Oil Leaks 

Distributor Clearance

Cross-Over Pocket

Conclusion 

Chapter 12: Exhaust Systems 

Header Basics 

Types of Headers

LA Heads 

Magnum Heads

W2 Heads

W9 Heads

Exhaust System

Chapter 13: Cooling Systems

Cooling Theory 

Improved Cooling 

Cross Drilling Block 

Cylinder Head Modification 

Radiator

Electric Cooling Fan

Oil Cooler

Water Pump 

Radiator Cap 

Airflow Through the Radiator

Overflow Bottle

Coolants

Conclusion

Chapter 14: Building and Blueprinting

Block Preparation / Engine Mockup

Disassembly and Cleaning 

Final Assembly

Additional Information

Chapter 15: Engine Packages 

Appendix A: 

Stroker Kits

Appendix B:

Source Guide

Source by Type of Product

Engine Build Sheet 

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