Chevy Big-Blocks: Build Low-Cost Max Performance 454 427 396 Manual Book SA311
Chevy Big-Blocks: Build Low-Cost Max Performance 454 427 396 Manual Book SA311

Chevy Big-Blocks: Build Low-Cost Max Performance 454 427 396 Manual Book SA311

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Chevy Big-Blocks: Build Low-Cost Max Performance 454 427 396 Manual Book SA311
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       The Chevy big-block has been installed in millions of cars and trucks over the past 50 years, including Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, Impalas, and a multitude of trucks. Extracting maximum performance has been the pursuit of engine builders ever since this engine was new in 1964.

As a follow-up title to his How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget, master engine builder David Vizard takes big-block Chevy engine building to the next level and shows how to build these extreme high-performance engines without breaking the bank. It goes well beyond basic performance techniques and delves into exceptional detail on each component group of the engine. Vizard shows you how to build the ultimate big-blocks for the street: engines that are up to 850 hp on 91-octane pump gas, which is a monumental achievement.

The Chevy big-block has been substantially under-valved, and the key to getting the best performance from this engine is to deal effectively with this design limitation. Vizard explains how to minimize intake-valve shrouding, reveals the science behind all cam-timing events, and explains how to arrive at the correct valve overlap for maximum efficiency. Vizard also covers the nuances of piston ports, rings, and connecting rods so that the rotating assembly is strong and working at its peak. Finally, a special section presents a number of max-performance big-block sample builds.

This volume includes a huge range of cutting-edge aftermarket parts and advanced tuning techniques. If you're serious about building a max-performance Chevy big-block engine for the street or track, you owe it to your engine and yourself to include this book in your automotive library.

Chapter 1:
 Displacement Decisions 
 Bores and Flow Anomalies 
 Minimizing Intake Shrouding 
 Bore Offset Power 
 Piston Wrist Pin Offset Potential 
 Modifications to the Bottom of the Bores 
 Bore Finishes 
 Modifications to the Lubrication System 
 Head Bolts and Studs 
 Strokers and Crank Clearances 
 Tall-Deck Blocks 
 Aftermarket Blocks for Big Inches 
 Aluminum Blocks 
 Other Critical Dimensions 
 Lifter Bores and Flat Followers 
 Lifter Bores and Roller Followers 
 Chapter 2:
 Pistons, Connecting Rods and Crankshafts 
 Piston Porting 
 Dome Development 
 Gas Ports 
 Piston Rings 
 Connecting Rods 
 Crank Dampeners 
 Chapter 3:
 Lubrication Systems 
 Oil Pump 
 Block Modifications 
 Crankcase Vacuum 
 Oil Pans 
 Chapter 4:
 Cylinder Heads 
 Port Shape and Volume 
 Flow Curves 
 Production Heads 
 Aftermarket Iron Heads 
 Aluminum Head Sources 
 Chapter 5:
 Intake Manifolds 
 Single- and Dual-Plane Intakes 
 Rectangular-Port 4150 Intakes 
 Dominator Intakes 
 Options by Manufacturer 
 Chapter 6:
 Single-Carb Induction 
 Brake Specific Air Consumption 
 True Street Carburation 
 Using What You Have 
 Mechanical or Vacuum? 
 High-Flow 4150-Style Carbs 
 Carb Flow Capability 
 Dominator Tips 
 Chapter 7:
 Tunnel Ram Intake Manifolds 
 Power Attributes 
 Dyno Test 
 Race-Only Applications 
 Chapter 8:
 Electronic Fuel Injection 
 Carbs versus EFI 
 EFI System Variations 
 Port Injection 
 Chapter 9:
 Camshafts and Valvetrain Events 
 A Few Basics 
 The Importance of Overlap 
 LCA Selection 
 Flow Figures 
 LCA Compression Correction 
 Optimal LCA 
 Wide LCA Syndrome 
 Cam Timing Precision 
 Chapter 10:
 Valvetrain Optimization 
 Cam and Valve Lift 
 Cam Factors 
 Rockers and Ratios 
 Ratio Analysis 
 Stud Girdles or Shaft Rockers 
 Rocker Arms 
 Valve Weight 
 Cam Master Program 
 Chapter 11:
 Ignition Systems 
 Advance Curve 
 Spark Power 
 Plasma Ignition 
 Crank Triggers 
 Chapter 12:
 Exhaust Systems 
 Primary Lengths 
 Evacupan Fittings 
 Chapter 13:
 Chevy Big-Block Builds 
 Build 1: Edelbrock E-Street 
 Build 2: Entry-Level 496 
 Build 3: 482 Revisited 
 Build 4: UNO 525 
 Build 5: AFR 510 
 Build 6: AFR 572 
 Build 7: 496 EFI 
 Build 8: Pro-Filer Oval-Port 87-Octane 
 Build 9: 712 with Pro-Filer 12-Degree Heads


Pages: 144
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 367 color
Publisher: CarTech
ISBN: 9781613251621
Product Code: SA311

Publisher: CarTech
Softcover: 144 pages
Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
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