Veteran author John Carollo shows you how to rebuild a stock engine and also how to build a sound high-performance W engine. You'll learn how to select a strong clean block, free of flaws, core shift and fatal cracks. Find out the best heads for your particular build. The W engines used heavy pistons so you're shown the ideal connecting rod and piston combinations.
Recently, Chevy’s W-series 348 and 409 have enjoyed a high-performance renaissance and speed manufacturers are making heads, blocks, and virtually every part for these engines. Learn to choose the right high-performance aftermarket package and a cam that won’t over power a stock engine’s valve train. In addition, you'll learn to build a stroker engine as well as upgrade the induction and ignition systems. From mild to wild, from stock to modified, the book covers everything you need to know about building the legendary 348-409 engines.