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Restore your Pontiac V-8 engine to original factory performance and specifications in this revised edition of a Pontiac best seller.

Under the guidance of Semon "Bunkie" Knutson, John DeLorean, and a host of creative and innovative people, Pontiac established its own identity and distinct V-8 engine platform under the GM banner. In 1955, Pontiac's V-8 started out at a meager 287 ci, but it was an auspicious beginning to an illustrious line of engines. The potent powerplant grew and evolved over the coming decades; which included the 389 Tri-Power, 421, Ram Air IV 400, 428, and the Super Duty 455. These V-8s powered a number of legendary cars, including the GTO, Firebird, Trans-Am, and many others.

In this updated edition, longtime Pontiac expert Rocky Rotella guides the reader through the entire rebuild process. Drawing on his vast experience, Rotella uses detailed captions and explanatory photos to show each crucial step of the disassembly, inspection, machine work, parts selection, assembly, and break-in process. This book instructs the reader how to skillfully pull the engine and prevent damage to the car. It documents how to carefully inspect the components for problems and fix these issues that could spell doom for a newly rebuilt engine. Finding a reputable and professional machine shop that specializes in Pontiac engines is discussed, as well as aftermarket parts and OEM parts interchange for high performance so you can select the best parts for a particular engine. All essential machine shop procedures are covered in detail. Also included is a new chapter on casting numbers and parts compatibility.

Most important, as with all Workbench series titles, the methodical and practical approach provides the insight and vital information required for the task. This, the first-ever book dedicated to rebuilding the Pontiac V-8 engine, is a valuable addition to any Pontiac enthusiast's library.rn

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Restore your Pontiac V-8 engine to original factory performance and specifications in this revised edition of a Pontiac best seller.

Under the guidance of Semon "Bunkie" Knutson, John DeLorean, and a host of creative and innovative people, Pontiac established its own identity and distinct V-8 engine platform under the GM banner. In 1955, Pontiac's V-8 started out at a meager 287 ci, but it was an auspicious beginning to an illustrious line of engines. The potent powerplant grew and evolved over the coming decades; which included the 389 Tri-Power, 421, Ram Air IV 400, 428, and the Super Duty 455. These V-8s powered a number of legendary cars, including the GTO, Firebird, Trans-Am, and many others.

In this updated edition, longtime Pontiac expert Rocky Rotella guides the reader through the entire rebuild process. Drawing on his vast experience, Rotella uses detailed captions and explanatory photos to show each crucial step of the disassembly, inspection, machine work, parts selection, assembly, and break-in process. This book instructs the reader how to skillfully pull the engine and prevent damage to the car. It documents how to carefully inspect the components for problems and fix these issues that could spell doom for a newly rebuilt engine. Finding a reputable and professional machine shop that specializes in Pontiac engines is discussed, as well as aftermarket parts and OEM parts interchange for high performance so you can select the best parts for a particular engine. All essential machine shop procedures are covered in detail. Also included is a new chapter on casting numbers and parts compatibility.

Most important, as with all Workbench series titles, the methodical and practical approach provides the insight and vital information required for the task. This, the first-ever book dedicated to rebuilding the Pontiac V-8 engine, is a valuable addition to any Pontiac enthusiast's library.rn

Pages : 152
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 395 Color Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613255636
Product Code : SA200

Dedication 

Acknowledgments 

Foreword by Joe Oldham 

What Is a Workbenchu00ae Book?  


Chapter 1: Restoration Resources 

Reproduction Parts Suppliers 

Reproduction Exhaust Systems 

Pontiac Engine Colors 

Documentation 

Publications 

National Clubs 

Internet Web Forums


Chapter 2: Preparing for the Rebuild 

Rebuild Basics

Creating a Plan

Setting Performance Expectations 

Gathering Required Equipment 

Selecting a Machine Shop  


Chapter 3: Disassembly

Pulling the Engine

Component Inspection 

Top End Removal 

Valvetrain Disassembly 

Camshaft Removal 

Bottom End Disassembly 

Cylinder Head Disassembly 


Chapter 4: Factory Parts 

Oiling System 

Crankshafts 

Connecting Rods 

Pistons 

Harmonic Balancer 

Crankshaft Hub 

Valvetrain 

Camshafts 

Cylinder Heads 

Intake Manifold 

Carburetors 

Exhaust System 


Chapter 5: Aftermarket Parts 

Block

Crankshaft n
Pistons and Rings  n

Connecting Rods 

Stroker Kits 

Valvetrain 

Cylinder Heads

Intake Manifold 

Carburetor

Fuel Pump 

Exhaust Manifold 

Gaskets and Fasteners  


Chapter 6: Machining and Preassembly 

Machining 

Inspection 

Block Preparation 

Crankshaft Preparation 

Connecting Rod Preparation 

Balancing 

Crankshaft Polishing 

Intake Manifold Selection 

Cylinder Head Preparation 

Compression Ratio 

Camshaft Selection 

Preassembly 

Block Preassembly 

Cylinder Head Preassembly 


Chapter 7: Final Assembly

Key Areas 

Short-Block Preparation 

Rotating Assembly Installation Preparation 

Rearu2008Main Seal Installation 

Short-Block Assembly 

Long-Block Assembly 

Bolt-On Components Installation

 


Chapter 8: Start-Up, Break-In, and Tuning 

Engine Test Stand or Dyno 

Engine Reinstallation 

Start-Up 

Flat-Tappet Camshaft Break-In 

Roller Camshaft Break-In 

Engine Break-In 

Engine Oil and Additives

Carburetor Tuning 

Distributor Types 

Spark Advance Tuning 

Vacuum Advance Tuning 

A Final Note 


Appendix 1: Torque Reference 

Appendix 2: Pontiac V-8 Facts 

Source Guide

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