Building a big block can top $30,000, but his book gives you the tools to build a 600 to 1,000 horsepower engine with a budget of $1,900-$15,000. Included are details of factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts and more.
In a thorough and entertaining fashion, this book explains how to select the parts that go together for an optimal package, so that your engine runs reliably and maximizes performance. Author David Vizard brings 50 years of engine building experience to show you how to get the optimal machining, select the ideal parts, and assemble the strongest engine package for your budget. This books offers a practical, methodical, and revealing approach for disassembly, machining, preparation, modification, and assembly of a big block.
The Chevy big block has been substantially undervalved, and the key to getting the best performance from this engine is to effectively deal with its design limitations. You''ll learn how to minimize intake valve shrouding on the block and unlock at least 20 hp. You will also find out how to arrive at the correct valve overlap for maximum volumetric efficiency. Get the best heads for enormous air flow. Learn the nuances of piston crown shapes, rings, and connecting rods to ensure that the rotating assembly is strong and works optimally. Chapters also include lubrication, fuel injection, single carb and tunnel ram intakes, ignition, and exhaust.
A special section leads you through 8 engine builds, which include dyno charts and parts descriptions. Includes 331 full color photos. Buy now to build a big-block for a fraction of the price of a speed shop engine.