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Small-Block Chevy Performance: 1955-1996

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Small-Block Chevy Performance: 1955-1996

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

The small-block Chevy is widely known as the most popular engine of all time. Produced in staggering numbers and boasting huge aftermarket support, small blocks are the engine of choice for a large segment of the performance community.

Originally published as two separate volumes, Small Block Chevy Performance 1955-1996 now covers the latest information on all Gen I and Gen II Chevy small blocks, this time in one volume. This book continues to be the best power source book for small-block Chevy. The detailed text and photos deliver the best solutions for making your engine perform. Extensive chapters explain proven techniques for preparing blocks, crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, and much more. Other chapters include popular ignition, carburetor, camshaft, and valvetrain tips and tricks.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

The small-block Chevy is widely known as the most popular engine of all time. Produced in staggering numbers and boasting huge aftermarket support, small blocks are the engine of choice for a large segment of the performance community.

Originally published as two separate volumes, Small Block Chevy Performance 1955-1996 now covers the latest information on all Gen I and Gen II Chevy small blocks, this time in one volume. This book continues to be the best power source book for small-block Chevy. The detailed text and photos deliver the best solutions for making your engine perform. Extensive chapters explain proven techniques for preparing blocks, crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, and much more. Other chapters include popular ignition, carburetor, camshaft, and valvetrain tips and tricks.

Pages : 110
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 300 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781934709801
Product Code : SA110P

Introduction

Displacement Basics

 

Chapter 1: Blocks 

Block Selection

Inspecting a Used Block 

Block Preparation 

Align Boring 

Decking

Cylinder Boring

Cam Bearings

Core (Freeze) Plugs

Final Block Prep 

Factory Block Choices

 

Chapter 2: Crankshafts

Crank Identification 

Inspection and Prep 

Balancing 

Bearings 

High-Performance Chevy Crankshafts 

Harmonic Balancers 

 

Chapter 3: Connecting Rods

Early Small-Journal Rods 

Large-Journal Rods 

Heavy-Duty Rods

Aftermarket Rods 

Rod Preparation 

Side Clearance

Rod Bore Sizing 

Pin Bushings 

Rod Bearings

 

Chapter 4: Pistons 

Factory Pistons 

Selecting Pistons 

Current Factory Pistons 

Forged Pistons 

Compression Ratio

Valve Clearance 

Piston Pins 

Piston Rings 

 

Chapter 5: Camshafts 

Cam Selection

Cam Drive Basics 

Valve Events 

Lobe Centers 

Current Factory Camshaft Kits 

Lifter Types 

Valvesprings 

Degreeing the Cam 

 

Chapter 6: Cylinder Heads 

HO Aluminum Head 

Cast-Iron Performance Heads 

Bow Tie Racing Heads

Aftermarket Performance Heads 

Head Porting 

Valveguides and Seats 

 

Chapter 7: Induction System

Dual-Plane Manifolds 

Single-Plane Manifolds 

Factory Intake Manifolds 

Aftermarket Intake Manifolds 

Port Matching 

Carb Spacers 

Carb Selection 

Fine Tuning 

Electronic Fuel Injection 

 

Chapter 8: Ignition System 

Ignition Basics 

HEI 

Aftermarket Ignitions 

Secondary Considerations

Setting Ignition Timing 

 

Chapter 9: Oiling System

Production-Block Oiling 

Oil Pumps 

Oil Pans and Screens 

Oil Filters

Cooling, Plumbing, & Gauges 

Dry-Sump Oiling Systems 

 

Chapter 10: Exhaust System 

Aftermarket Headers 

The Complete System 

 

Chapter 11: Gen II Small-Blocks: LT1 and LT4 

LT1/LT4 Features and Differences 

LT1 vs. LT4 Features 

Cylinder Blocks 

Crankshafts 

Connecting Rods 

Pistons 

Camshafts 

Oiling System 

Water Pump 

Intake Manifolds

Engine Specs and Fasteners 

Small-Block Chevy Performance: 1955-1996

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