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How to Build Max Performance Mopar Small-Block Engines
How to Build Max Performance Mopar Small-Block Engines

How to Build Max Performance Mopar Small-Block Engines

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How to Build Max Performance Mopar Small-Block Engines
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Mopar engine expert and author Larry Shepard covers heads, cams, and valvetrain products and modifications that will give you more power. In addition, he provides exquisite details and in-depth buildup instruction for other essential components: blocks, cranks, pistons, rods, ignition systems, intakes, carburetors, and exhaust. If you own an LA small-block-powered Mopar car or truck, this invaluable guidance and instruction will allow you to optimize performance and maintain reliability


Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1:

  • Blocks
  • Block Design
  • Identification
  • Basic Features
  • Block Oiling
  • Motor Mounts
  • Core Shift
  • Machining
  • Main Caps
  • Special Features and Operations

Chapter 2:

  • Crankshafts and Connecting Rods
  • Production Cranks
  • High-Performance Street Cranks
  • Race Cranks
  • Material
  • Full-Radius Journals
  • Crank Prep
  • Bearings
  • Vibration Dampeners
  • Connecting Rods

Chapter 3:

  • Pistons and Rings
  • Production Pistons
  • Aftermarket Pistons
  • Piston Profile
  • Compression Ratio
  • Piston Design
  • Piston Pins
  • Piston Rings

Chapter 4:

  • Camshaft, Lifters and Cam Drive
  • Production Cams
  • Aftermarket Cams
  • Camshaft Technology
  • High-Performance and Race Cams
  • Cam Selection Process
  • Cam Installation
  • Tappets
  • Cam Drive
  • Timing Sets
  • Oil Pump Drive

Chapter 5:

  • Cylinder Heads
  • Identification
  • Production Cylinder Heads
  • Head Spec Comparison
  • Aluminum Heads
  • Cast-Iron Heads
  • Bare Heads
  • Cylinder Head Selection and Prep
  • High-Performance Valve Job
  • Special Head Considerations
  • Valves
  • Head Gaskets

Chapter 6:

  • Valvetrain
  • Oiling System
  • Pushrods
  • Rocker Arms
  • Valvesprings
  • Valvetrain Parts

Chapter 7:

  • Intake Manifolds
  • Production Intakes
  • Aftermarket Intakes
  • Fuel Distribution
  • Manifold Selection
  • Manifold Prep
  • Porting Matching
  • Carburetors
  • Throttle Body
  • Fuel Pump
  • Fuel Injection
  • Nitrous
  • Superchargers and Turbos
  • Final Installation and Prep

Chapter 8:

  • Oiling System
  • Oiling Hardware
  • Oil Pump
  • Breathers and the PCV
  • Oil
  • Oil Filter
  • Windage Tray
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Pump Drive
  • Dry Sump

Chapter 9:

  • Ignition System
  • Spark Advance
  • Distributors
  • Aftermarket Ignition Systems
  • Advance Curve
  • Ignition Timing
  • Spark Plugs
  • Distributor Drive
  • Coil and Ballast Resistor
  • The ECU/ECM
  • Wiring

Chapter 10:

  • Fuel System and Tuning
  • 4-Barrel Carb System
  • Fuel Injection System
  • Fuel Magnum MPI
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Fuel Lines
  • Airflow
  • Carb Tuning
  • Magnum MPI Upgrade
  • A-Engine MPI Conversion
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Supercharger

Chapter 11:

  • Exhaust System
  • Manifold
  • Header
  • Flanges
  • Merge Collectors
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Installation Clearance
  • Coatings
  • Pipe Crossovers
  • Mufflers and Catalytic Converters
  • Cat-Back Systems
  • Tailpipes Gaskets

Source Guide

Specifications
Publisher: Cartech
Softcover: 142 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.5 inches
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