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Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

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Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

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Engines are built to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not idea for high-performance engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer.

In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques.

For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximizing performance. An enthusiast or professional that invests the time to precisely build an engine in this fashion will be rewarded with an engine that will run strong and last for years. This book provides an unprecedented level of detail and instruction on the process of balancing and blueprinting your engine.

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Engines are built to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not idea for high-performance engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer.

In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques.

For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximizing performance. An enthusiast or professional that invests the time to precisely build an engine in this fashion will be rewarded with an engine that will run strong and last for years. This book provides an unprecedented level of detail and instruction on the process of balancing and blueprinting your engine.

Pages : 192
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 474 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250471
Product Code : SA251

Acknowledgments


Introduction 


Chapter 1:

Flaw Detection 
Sonic Testers 
Hand-Held Magnetic Particle Testers 
Wet Mag Bench Testers 
Dye Penetrant 
Pressure Testing


Chapter 2:

Engine Blocks 
Flaw Checking the Block 
Decking the Block 
Correcting Cylinder Bores 
Oil Restrictors and Screens 
Lifter Valley Surface 
Rod and Crank Clearance 
Oil Hole Alignment 
Threaded Holes 


Chapter 3:

Block Machining 
Main Bore Align Honing 
Deck Resurfacing 
Cylinder Honing 
Cylinder Boring 
Plateau Finishing 
Cylinder Bore Distortion 
Lifter Bores 
Hot Honing 
Camshaft Bore 


Chapter 4:

Oiling Systems 
Wet Sump Systems 
Dry Sump Systems 
External Oil Coolers 
Oil Restrictors 
Oil Drainback 
Intermediate Shaft 
High-Pressure High-Volume Pumps 
Pre-Lube Before Initial Startup

 
Chapter 5:

Engine Math
Bore and Stroke 
Connecting Rod Length 
Rod Ratio 
Piston Compression Height 
Compression Ratio (part 1) 
Combustion Chamber Volume 
Piston Dome Volume 
Head Gasket Volume 
Deck Height Volume 
Cylinder Swept Volume 
Compression Ratio (part 2) 


Chapter 6:

Crankshafts 
Crankshaft Types 
Surface Hardening 
Reducing Rotating Mass 
Inspection 
Stroker Clearance 
Shot Peening 
Stress Relieving 
Counterweight Modifications 
Cross Drilling 
Chamfering Oil Holes


Chapter 7:

Connecting Rods 
Rod Types 
Center-to-Center Length
Piston-to-Rod Clearance 
Rod-to-Block Clearance 
Rod-to-Camshaft Clearance 
Rod Bearing Clearance 
Rod Side Clearance 
Beam Design 
Rod Bolt Tightening 
Connecting Rod Inspection 


Chapter 8:

Pistons 
Performance Pistons 
Piston-to-Wall Clearance 
Piston Diameter 
Piston Skirt to Crankshaft Clearance 
Coatings 
Piston Pins 
Ring Grooves 
Piston-to-Head Clearance 
Piston-to-Valve Clearance 
Piston Compression Distance 
Compression Ratio 
Deck Height 
Gasket Volume 
Piston Dome Volume 
Combustion Chamber Volume 
Valve Pockets 
Ordering Custom Pistons 


Chapter 9:

Piston Rings 
Ring Types 
Tension and Gap 
Piston Ring Trends 
Determining Ring Depth 
Ring Installation Method

 
Chapter 10:

Camshafts 
Cam Types 
Protecting the Cam 
Cam Runout 
Cam Endplay 
Degreeing the Cam 
Adjusting Cam Timing 
Lobe Separation Angles 
GM LS Cam Lifters 
Special Firing Order Camshafts 
Camshaft Needle Bearings 
Distributor Gears 


Chapter 11:

Cylinder Heads 
Cast Iron versus Aluminum 
Deck Surface Finish 
Deck Flatness 
Valves 
Ports and Runners 
Finishing Bare Cylinder Heads 
Inspection and Reconditioning 
Flow Bench Testing 
Cylinder Head Installation 


Chapter 12:

Valves, Springs, Retainers and Locks 
Valve Inspection 
Valve Seats 
Performance Valve Technology 
Valvesprings 
Retainer Fit 
Valvespring Seats 
Retainers and Locks 


Chapter 13:

Rocker Arms 
Rocker Arm Ratio 
Guideplates 
Roller Rockers 
Rocker Arm Materials 
OHC Followers 
Valve Cover Clearance 
Upgrading OEM LS Rocker Arm Trunnions 


Chapter 14:

Pushrods
Check for Runout 
Pushrod Length 
Guideplates 
Pushrod Diameter 
Pushrod Wall Thickness 
Pushrod End Types 
Clean the Pushrods 

Chapter 15:

Intake Manifolds 
Manifold Types 
Port Matching 
Intake Plenum 
Intake Port Surface 
Manifold Bolts 
Converting LS to Carb 
Manifold Surface Protections 
Carb Spacers 


Chapter 16:

Balancing 
Internal versus External Balance 
Weight Matching 
Bobweights 
Balancing Procedures 


Chapter 17:

Timing Systems 
Chain Drive 
Belt Drive 
Gear Drive 


Chapter 18:

Engine Performance Coatings and Treatments 
Coating Types 
Cryogenic Stress Relief 
Vibratory Stress Relief 
Hard Cylinder Coating 


Source Guide 

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