How to Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Racing Engines
How to Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Racing Engines

How to Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Racing Engines

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How to Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Racing Engines
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When your pride is on the line at the track, it's good to know that you have the best engine possible in your racecar. Whether you're racing on dirt or pavement, whatever class you run, you know that it takes power and reliability to make it to victory circle. Tapping into the knowledge and expertise of some of racing's top engine builders, the author delivers the information you need to put your engine at the front of the field.
This book is chock full of tips and tricks that will have your engine making more power--reliably--than the competition. It covers parts selection, block prep, short block assembly, advice on how to get the best results from your machine work, port work, camshaft and valvetrain parts and prep, oiling system recommendations, final assembly, and more. Readers will also benefit from the advice of top engine builder Keith Dorton, and will follow the builds ofan all-aluminum 800-hp dirt-track motor by Clements Racing Engines, a NASCAR Late Model Stock-style restricted motor from Charlie's Automotive, and a Street-Stock engine by KT Engines.


About the Author 
Chapter 1: Getting Started 
  • Setting Up Shop
  • Tools
  • Measurement Tools 
Chapter 2: Block Preparation and Machining 
  • The Engine 
  • Block Choices 
  • Identifying Core Shift 
  • Installing Freeze Plugs 
  • Boring the Cam Tunnel 
  • Decking the Block 
  • Boring the Cylinders
  • Boring the Lifter Bores
  • Stress Relieving the Block 
  • Final Honing 
  • Cleaning 
  • Polish the Oil Galleries 
  • Final Checks 
Chapter 3: Short Block Assembly
  • Crankshaft Considerations 
  • Connecting Rods 
  • Working with Rod/Stroke Ratios 
  • Rod Prep 
  • Rod Bolt Stretch 
  • Pistons 
  • Balancing 
  • Balance Versus Overbalance
  • Piston Rings
  • Installing the Crank 
  • Rod and Piston Assembly 
Chapter 4: Cylinder Heads and the Valvetrain 
  • Cylinder Head Machine Work
  • Decking 
  • Valveguides 
  • Spring Seats 
  • Screw-In Rocker Studs 
  • Valve Seats 
  • Valvespring Seat Versus Nose Pressures 
  • Adjusting Spring Pressures 
  • Valvespring Coil Bind 
  • Installing the Cam Bearings
  • Installing the Cam 
  • Determining Pushrod Length 
  • Camshaft Timing 
  • Intake Centerline Method 
  • Finding Piston TDC 
  • Measuring Valve Movement 
  • Piston-to-Valve Clearance 
Chapter 5: Street Stock Engine Build 
  • The Block 
  • Rotating Assembly
  • Cylinder Heads and Valvetrain 
  • Ignition 
  • The Spec Sheet 
Chapter 6: NASCAR Late Model Stock Engine Build
  • The Block 
  • Rotating Assembly 
  • Cylinder Heads and Valvetrain 
  • Oiling 
  • The Spec Sheet
Chapter 7: Dirt Late Model Engine Build
  • The Block 
  • Rotating Assembly 
  • Valvetrain
  • Ignition
  • The Spec Sheet 
Chapter 8: Break-in, Regular Maintenance and Teardown 
  • Break-In 
  • Regular Maintenance 
  • Teardown and Rebuild 
  • Engine Build Sheet
Source Guide

Publisher: Cartech
Softcover: 128 pages, 400 B&W Photos
Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.25 inches
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