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How to Build Small-Block Chevy Circle-Track Racing Engines

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How to Build Small-Block Chevy Circle-Track Racing Engines

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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.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

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.

Pages : 128
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 400 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250099
Product Code : SA121P

About the Author 

Acknowledgments 

 

Chapter 1: Getting Started 

Setting Up Shop

Tools

Measurement Tools 

 

Chapter 2: Block Preparation and Machining 

The Engine 

Block Choices 

Identifying Core Shift 

Installing Freeze Plugs 

Boring the Cam Tunnel 

Decking the Block 

Boring the Cylinders

Boring the Lifter Bores

Stress Relieving the Block 

Final Honing 

Cleaning 

Polish the Oil Galleries 

Final Checks 

 

Chapter 3: Short Block Assembly

Crankshaft Considerations 

Connecting Rods 

Working with Rod/Stroke Ratios 

Rod Prep 

Rod Bolt Stretch 

Pistons 

Balancing 

Balance Versus Overbalance

Piston Rings

Installing the Crank 

Rod and Piston Assembly 

 

Chapter 4: Cylinder Heads and the Valvetrain 

Cylinder Head Machine Work

Decking 

Valveguides 

Spring Seats 

Screw-In Rocker Studs 

Valve Seats 

Valvespring Seat Versus Nose Pressures 

Adjusting Spring Pressures 

Valvespring Coil Bind 

Installing the Cam Bearings

Installing the Cam 

Determining Pushrod Length 

Camshaft Timing 

Intake Centerline Method 

Finding Piston TDC 

Measuring Valve Movement 

Piston-to-Valve Clearance 

 

Chapter 5: Street Stock Engine Build 

The Block 

Rotating Assembly

Cylinder Heads and Valvetrain 

Ignition 

The Spec Sheet 

 

Chapter 6: NASCAR Late Model Stock Engine Build

The Block 

Rotating Assembly 

Cylinder Heads and Valvetrain 

Oiling 

The Spec Sheet 

 

Chapter 7: Dirt Late Model Engine Build

The Block 

Rotating Assembly 

Valvetrain

Ignition

The Spec Sheet 

 

Chapter 8: Break-in, Regular Maintenance and Teardown 

Break-In 

Regular Maintenance 

Teardown and Rebuild 

 

Engine Build Sheet

Source Guide 

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