Small Block Chevrolet: Stock and High Performance Rebuilds
Small Block Chevrolet: Stock and High Performance Rebuilds

Small Block Chevrolet: Stock and High Performance Rebuilds

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Small Block Chevrolet: Stock and High Performance Rebuilds
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The small-block Chevrolet is easily the most popular V-8 engine ever built. It was introduced in 1955, and remained in production until the mid-1990s, powering legendary cars such as the 1955-1957 Chevys, Camaros, Impalas, Novas, Chevelles, and of course, the most popular sports car of all time, the Corvette. Of course, whether restoring or modifying one of these classics, the time comes when your small-block Chevy needs rebuilding.

This updated version of Small-Block Chevrolet: Stock and High-Performance Rebuilds is a quality, step-by-step Workbench book that shows you how to rebuild a street or racing small-block Chevy in your own garage. It includes more than 600 color photos and easy-to-read text that explains every procedure a professional builder uses to assemble an engine, from crankshaft to carburetor. Detailed sections show how to disassemble a used engine, inspect for signs of damage, select replacement parts, buy machine work, check critical component fit, and much more! Performance mods and upgrades are discussed along the way, so the book meets the needs of all enthusiasts, from restorers to hot rodders.


What Is a Workbench® Book?
Chapter 1:
  • Before You Begin 
  • The Small-Block Family 
  • Engine Building Tools 
  • The Workspace 
  • Cleaning Area 
  • Engine Handling 
  • Air Compressors 
  • Do You Need to Rebuild? 
  • System Diagnostics 
  • Removing the Engine 
Chapter 2:
  • Engine Disassembly 
  • Keep an Organized Workspace 
  • Tools and Supplies 
  • Safety First, Always! 
  • Step-by-Step Engine Dissassembly 
Chapter 3:
  • Initial Parts Inspection 
  • Before the Machine Shop 
  • What To Do When Your Parts Don’t Pass Inspection 
  • Initial Parts?Inspection 
Chapter 4:
  • Selecting Parts 
  • Bearings 
  • Camshaft Drives 
  • Cam Bumpers and Drive Covers 
  • Camshaft Kits 
  • Carburetors 
  • Crankshaft and Connecting Rods 
  • Cylinder Heads 
  • Distributors and Ignitions 
  • Exhaust Manifolds 
  • Gaskets 
  • Intake Manifolds 
  • Oil System 
  • Pistons and Rings 
  • Rocker Arms and Studs 
Chapter 5:
  • The Machine Shop 
  • Finding and Dealing with a Machine Shop 
  • Who’s Responsible? 
  • Before You Drop Off Parts 
  • Cleaning and Crack Detection 
  • Block Machine Work 
  • Head Machine Work 
  • Piston Machine Work 
  • Piston Rings 
  • Rod Machine Work 
  • Crankshaft Machine Work 
  • Engine Balancing 
  • Manifold Machine Work 
  • Other Machine Shop Services 
  • Picking Up Your Parts 
  • Things To Do After You Pick Up Your Parts 
  • Post-Machine-Shop Procedures 
Chapter 6:
  • Component Cleaning 
  • Tools and Supplies 
  • Important Considerations 
  • Precautions
  • Component Cleaning Procedures 
Chapter 7:
  • Pre-Assembly Fitting 
  • Preparations and Supplies 
  • Precision Tools 
  • Special Considerations 
  • Final Tips 
  • Step-by-Step Pre-Assembly Fitting 
Chapter 8:
  • Final Assembly 
  • Tools and Supplies 
  • Final Assembly Tips 
  • Step-by-Step Final Assembly 
Chapter 9:
  • Installation, Break-In and Testing 
  • Installing the Engine 
  • Starting Your New Engine 
  • Step-by-Step Engine Installation 
  • Cylinder Numbers and Firing Order 
  • Torque Sequences 
  • Torque Specifications 
  • Piston Ring Gap Alignment 
  • Timing Belt/Chain Alignment Marks 
  • General Specifications 
  • Work-A-Long Sheet 
Source Guide

Publisher: CarTech, SA Design
Softcover: Approx. 160 pages
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
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