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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Have you been bitten by the big-cube bug? The quest for big cubes doesn't have to lead to a big-block anymore. Now you can easily add cubic inches to your current power plant without having to swap intakes, headers, motor mounts, and other accessories all at once.

By building a big-cube small-block, you can have all the additional torque and horsepower of a big-block, without all the extra weight, expense, and effort. In this all-new color edition, Graham Hansen takes a step-by-step approach to selecting the best OEM or aftermarket block, crank, rods, and pistons to construct your big-inch short block. He also discusses how to select the best heads, cam, induction, and exhaust systems specifically for a big-inch engine. In addition, the final chapter includes seven different combinations for big-inch power, complete with dyno graphs!

It doesn't even make sense anymore to heavily modify your small-block without increasing displacement. Kits are affordable, and with the information in this book, easy as well. Join the revolution and build your big-inch small-block today!

 

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Have you been bitten by the big-cube bug? The quest for big cubes doesn't have to lead to a big-block anymore. Now you can easily add cubic inches to your current power plant without having to swap intakes, headers, motor mounts, and other accessories all at once.

By building a big-cube small-block, you can have all the additional torque and horsepower of a big-block, without all the extra weight, expense, and effort. In this all-new color edition, Graham Hansen takes a step-by-step approach to selecting the best OEM or aftermarket block, crank, rods, and pistons to construct your big-inch short block. He also discusses how to select the best heads, cam, induction, and exhaust systems specifically for a big-inch engine. In addition, the final chapter includes seven different combinations for big-inch power, complete with dyno graphs!

It doesn't even make sense anymore to heavily modify your small-block without increasing displacement. Kits are affordable, and with the information in this book, easy as well. Join the revolution and build your big-inch small-block today!

 

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 336 b/w photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613253250
Product Code : SA87P

Chapter 1: Introduction 

 

Chapter 2: Stroker Theory

Efficiency Factor

The Torque Curve 

Comparisons

The Siren Song of RPM 

 

Chapter 3: Cylinder Blocks

Early Blocks 

1986 and Later Blocks

Bow Tie Blocks 

Dart Blocks 

World Products

The Cost of Power 

 

Chapter 4: Crankshafts

Crank Basics

Cast Cranks 

Forged Cranks

Stroke 

Torsional Dampers 

Conclusion 

 

Chapter 5: Connecting Rods

Stock Rods

Materia

Stroker Rods 

Fasteners 

I-Beam, H-Beam

 

Chapter 6: Pistons and Rings

Materials and Processes

Dished or Domed?

Compression Height 

Weight 

Rings

 

Chapter 7: Camshafts 

Flat and Roller

Eccentric Info

Intake Centerline 

Lobe Separation Angle

 

Chapter 8: Valvetrains

Lifters

Pushrods and Guideplates

Retainers

Valvesprings 

Rocker Arms 

Miscellaneous Components

 

Chapter 9: Cylinder Heads

Iron vs. Aluminum 

Angle of Attack

Ports o’ Call 

Evaluating Flow

Iron Heads 

Aluminum Heads 

Conclusion

 

Chapter 10: Exhaust Systems 

Exhaust Opening

Primary Pipe Diameter

Primary Pipe Length

Collector Effects

Header Variables

H and X-Pipes

Making Everything Fit

 

Chapter 11: Induction Systems 

Induction Theory 

Port Length 

Port Size 

Dual-Plane Intakes

Single-Plane Intakes 

Carburetors 

EFI

 

Chapter 12: Lubrication System

Oil Pumps

Oil Pans

Synthetics 

Oil Coolers

Conclusion 

 

Chapter 13: Building and Blueprinting 

Measuring Tools 

Assembly Tools

 

Chapter 14: Power Packages 

Favorites 

Test One: 406ci Torque Monster 

Test Two: 383ci Street Motor

Test Three: 415ci Street/Strip

Test Four: 383ci Cruise Night Special

Test Five: 406ci High Horsepower 

Test Six: 454ci Monster mouse

Test Seven: 383ci Quarter Pounder 

 

Appendix A: Source Guide

Engine Build Sheet 

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