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David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower

David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower

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David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
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Proven methods for increasing horsepower in any engine. High-performance street and race engine builders are always looking for the latest techniques and combination of parts to build a better, stronger, more powerful engines. Building an engine is a complex, demanding process that requires careful planning, bulls-eye parts selection, and exceptional attention to detail. If someone is building an engine for the first time, they need the information contained in this book.

Vizard's top-selling How to Build Horsepower explains the latest and most effective engine building techniques and strategies. The reader is treated to the secrets and methods for building virtually any automotive engine. Vizard's unique and entertaining style of writing clearly explains the key principles and provides extreme detail and uncommon insight, so at-home engine builder can realize their performance goals.



TABLE OF CONTENTS: 


Introduction
Chapter 1: 
  • The Basics of Every Known Speed Secret
  • The Dynamometer 
  • When Isn’t Bigger Better? 
Chapter 2: 
  • Primary Point Induction 
  • Air Temperature
  • Ram Air: the Basics
  • Practical Density Issues 
  • Significant Pressures and Flow
  • Element Clogging
Chapter 3: 
  • Fuel Delivery Systems 
  • Mixture Ratio
  • Exhaust Pollutants
  • Mixture Quality
  • Carb Function Basics
  • WOT Calibrations 
  • The Boosters 
  • Idle and Transition Circuits 
  • Acceleration Enrichment
  • Carbs—How Big?
  • Carbs Versus Fuel Injection
Chapter 4: 
  • Intake Manifolds
  • Length and Volume 
  • V-8 Intake Manifolds
  • Tunnel Ram Intakes 
Chapter 5: 
  • Supercharging 
  • Supercharger Types
  • Turbos and Centrifugal Turbine Superchargers
  • Boost Curve Shapes
  • Supercharger Selection 
  • Superchargers and Built Motors
  • Getting the Cam Right
  • Turbo Cams 
  • Fueling System 
Chapter 6: 
  • Cylinder Heads 
  • Optimizing Cylinder Head Airflow
  • Valve Shrouding
  • Practical De-shrouding
  • Ports
  • Port Evolution
  • Cross-Sectional Area
  • Applied Basic Porting 
  • Wet-Flow Testing 
  • Compression Ratio 
Chapter 7: 
  • Porting and Flow Testing
  • Building a Really Trick Low-Cost Bench
  • Flowing the Exhaust
  • Porting 
  • Results
Chapter 8: 
  • Ignition Systems
  • Number-One Ignition Goal
  • The First Step
  • Plug Cables
  • Coils
  • Ignition Timing and Curves
  • Modified Motor Timing Requirements
  • Modified Ignition Systems 
  • Expected Results 
Chapter 9: 
  • Real Camshaft Science
  • Mechanical Attributes Simplified 
  • Our Hi-Perf Four-Cycle Engine 
  • Airflow Dynamics
  • Choosing a Cam
Chapter 10: 
  • Cam Event Criteria
  • Overlap 
  • Optimal LCA 
  • Duration 
  • Valve Lift: How Much?
Chapter 11: 
  • Valvetrain: The Physical Build
  • Reading Cam Spec Data 
  • Valvesprings
  • Tappets
  • Timing Gears
  • Cam Timing
  • Rockers
Chapter 12: 
  • The Short-Block Engine
  • The Block
  • The Rotating Assembly 
  • Connecting Rods 
  • Pistons 
  • Rings 
  • Lubrication System
Chapter 13: 
  • Exhaust Manifolds
  • Pipe Diameter
  • Alternative Configurations 
  • Using This Header Tech 
Chapter 14: 
  • Mufflers to Tail Pipes 
  • Simple Steps to Success
  • Cats and Mufflers 
  • Muffler Flow: How Much is Needed? 
  • Pressure Waves 
  • Crossover and Balance Pipes
  • The Ultimate System? 
Source Guide
Glossary
Appendices
Specifications
Publisher: CarTech, SA Design
Softcover: Approx. 144 pages
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
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