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GM G-Body Performance Projects 1978-1987

Author: Joe Hinds

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250320

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The General Motors G-Body is one of the manufacturer's most popular chassis, and includes cars such as Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Monte Carlo and El Camino; the Buick Regal, the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme; the Pontiac Grand Prix, and more.

Oldsmobile V-8 Engines

How to Build Max Performance

Author: Bill Trovato

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251742

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The traditional Oldsmobile V-8 powered some of the most memorable cars of the muscle car era, from the 442s of the 1960s and early 1970s to the Trans Ams of the late 1970s. These powerful V-8s were also popular in ski boats. They have found a new lease on life with the recent development of improved aftermarket cylinder heads, aggressive roller camshafts, and electronic fuel injection. Author Bill Trovato is recognized as being one of the most successful Oldsmobile engine experts, and he openly shares all of his proven tricks, tips, and techniques for this venerable power plant. In this revised edition of Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance, he provides additional information for extracting the best performance. In particular, he goes into greater detail on ignition systems and other areas of performance. His many years of winning with the Olds V-8 in heads-up, street-legal cars proves he knows how to extract maximum power from the design without sacrificing durability. A complete review of factory blocks, cranks, heads, and more is teamed with a thorough review of available aftermarket equipment. Whether mild or wild, the important information on cam selection and Olds-specific engine building techniques are all here. Fans of the traditional Olds V-8 will appreciate the level of detail and completeness Trovato brings to the table, and his frank, to-the-point writing style is as efficient and effective as the engines he designs, builds, and races. Anyone considering an Oldsmobile V-8 to power their ride will save time, money, and headaches by following the clear and honest advice offered in Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance. Plenty of full-color photos and step-by-step engine builds showcase exactly how these engines should be built to deliver the most power per dollar.

Mazda RX-7 Performance Handbook

Author: Mike Ancas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610590723

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Cutlass 1970-87

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801977534

Category: Transportation

Page: 291

View: 9651

Diagrams, charts, specifications tables, and guidelines facilitate servicing and troubleshooting procedures and servicing operations for Cutlass models

Ford 351 Cleveland Engines

How to Build for Max Performance

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250487

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Ford's 351 Cleveland was designed to be a 'mid-sized' V-8 engine, and was developed for higher performance use upon its launch in late 1969 for the 1970 models. This unique design proved itself under the hood of Ford's Mustang, among other high performance cars. The Cleveland engine addressed the major shortcoming of the Windsor engines that preceded it, namely cylinder head air flow. The Windsor engines just couldn't be built at the time to compete effectively with the strongest GM and Mopar small blocks offerings, and the Cleveland engine was the answer to that problem. Unfortunately, the Cleveland engine was introduced at the end of Detroit's muscle car era, and the engine, in pure Cleveland form, was very short lived. It did continue on as a low compression passenger car and truck engine in the form of the 351M and 400M, which in their day, offered little in the way of excitement. Renewed enthusiasm in this engine has spawned an influx of top-quality new components that make building or modifying these engines affordable. This new book reviews the history and variations of the 351 Cleveland and Ford's related engines, the 351M and 400M. Basic dimensions and specifications of each engine, along with tips for identifying both design differences and casting number(s) are shown. In addition to this, each engine's strong points and areas of concern are described in detail. Written with high performance in mind, both traditional power tricks and methods to increase efficiency of these specific engines are shared. With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build. This book will walk you through everything you need to know to build a great street or competition engine based in the 351 Cleveland platform.

GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission Builder's and Swapper's Guide

Author: Cliff Ruggles

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494502

Category: Transportation

Page: 126

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How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s

Modifying and Tuning GenIII Engines for GM Cars and Pickups

Author: Will Handzel

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 193249488X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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This new color edition is essential for the enthusiast who wants to get the most performance out of this new engine design but is only familiar with the older Chevy small-blocks. Covered is everything you need to know about these engines, including the difficult engine removal and installation, simple engine bolt-ons, electronic controls for the Generation III engine, and detailed engine builds at four different power levels.

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy LT1/LT4 Engines

Author: Myron Cottrell,Eric McClellan

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709506

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

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The LT1, along with its more powerful stablemate, the LT4, raised the bar for performance-oriented small-blocks until the introduction of the LS1 in 1997. The LT1/LT4 engines are powerful, relatively lightweight, and affordable. They powered Chevrolet's legendary Impala SS (and thousands of similar police cars), Corvettes, and Camaros and remain viable choices for enthusiasts today. This book investigates every component of these engines, discussing their strong and weak points and identifying characteristics. Upgrades and modifications for both improved power production and enhanced durability are described and explained in full.

How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts

Author: Daniel Burrill,Jeffery Zurschmeide

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709980

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Whether repairing existing components, fabricating new ones, building a race car, or restoring a classic, this is the one book to guide the reader through each critical stage.

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494847

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget. Included are details of the desirable factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more.

How to Rebuild Pontiac V-8s

Author: Rocky Rotella

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250355

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Under the guidance of Semon "Bunkie" Knutson, John DeLorean, and a host of creative and innovative people, Pontiac established its own identity and distinct V-8 engine platform under the GM banner. In 1955, Pontiac's V-8 started out at a meager 287ci, but it was an auspicious beginning to an illustrious line of engines. The potent power plant grew and evolved over the coming decades; it included the 389 Tri-Power, 421, Ram Air IV 400, 428, and the Super Duty 455. These V-8s powered a number of legendary cars: the GTO, Firebird, Trans-Am, and many others. This Workbench series book will guide proud owners who want to rebuild these engines and give them a new lease on life. Long-time Pontiac expert and magazine writer Rocky Rotella guides the reader through the entire rebuild process. Drawing on his vast experience, Rotella uses detailed captions and explanatory photos to show each crucial step of the disassembly, inspection, machine work, parts selection, assembly, and break-in process. This book instructs the reader how to skillfully pull the engine and prevent damage to the car. It documents how to carefully inspect the components for problems and fix these issues that could spell doom for a newly rebuilt engine. Finding a reputable and professional machine shop that specializes in Pontiac engines is discussed, as well as aftermarket parts and OEM parts interchange for high performance so you can select the best parts for a particular engine. All essential machine shop procedures are covered in detail. Inspection and pre-assembly are thoroughly explained. Most important, as with all Workbench series titles, the methodical and practical approach provides the insight and vital information required for the task. This, the first-ever book dedicated to rebuilding the Pontiac V-8 engine, is a valuable addition to any Pontiac enthusiast's library.

Jeep 4X4 Performance Handbook

Author: Jim Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616730536

Category:

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Engine Management

Advanced Tuning

Author: Greg Banish

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494421

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 2731

Takes engine-tuning techniques to the next level. It is a must-have for tuners and calibrators and a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make horsepower with a fuel-injected, electronically controlled engine.

How to Build Max Performance 4.6 Liter Ford Engines

Author: Sean Hyland

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 188408978X

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 4760

Ford's 4.6-liter-powered Mustang is the last remaining "classic" muscle car in the world and is incredibly popular with performance enthusiasts. More than 1,000,000 Mustangs have been built since 1996. Covers all 4.6 and 5.4-liter "Modular" motors--Ford's only V8 engine for Mustangs, fullsize cars, and light trucks from 1996 to 2004.

How to Build Max-Performance Ford FE Engines

Author: Barry Rabotnick

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709158

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The Ford FE (Ford Edsel) engine is one of the most popular engines Ford ever produced, and it powered most Ford and Mercury cars and trucks from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s. For many of the later years, FE engines were used primarily in truck applications. However, the FE engine is experiencing a renaissance; it is now popular in high-performance street, strip, muscle cars, and even high-performance trucks. While high-performance build-up principles and techniques are discussed for all engines, author Barry Rabotnick focuses on the max-performance build-up for the most popular engines: the 390 and 428. With the high-performance revival for FE engines, a variety of builds are being performed from stock blocks with mild head and cam work to complete aftermarket engines with aluminum blocks, high-flow heads, and aggressive roller cams. How to Build Max-Performance Ford FE Enginesshows you how to select the ideal pistons, connecting rods, and crankshafts to achieve horsepower requirements for all applications. The chapter on blocks discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each particular block considered. The book also examines head, valvetrain, and cam options that are best suited for individual performance goals. Also covered are the best-flowing heads, rocker-arm options, lifters, and pushrods. In addition, this volume covers port sizing, cam lift, and the best rocker-arm geometry. The FE engines are an excellent platform for stroking, and this book provides an insightful, easy-to-follow approach for selecting the right crank, connecting rods, pistons, and making the necessary block modifications. This is the book that Ford FE fans have been looking for.

How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V-8s

Author: Rocky Rotella

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709948

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 1815

If you're considering building a traditional Pontiac V-8 engine for increased power and performance or even competitive racing, How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V-8s is a critical component to achieving your goals.

How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines

Author: Chris Werner

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 193249460X

Category: Transportation

Page: 152

View: 330

With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. The first of its kind, How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines, tells you exactly how to do that. The book explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates up on the features that make this engine family such an excellent design. As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendicies are packed full of valuable reference information, and the book includes a Work-Along Sheet to help you record vital statistics and measurements along the way.

Building Honda K-Series Engine Performance

Author: Richard Holdener

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494413

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The all-new K-series engines are now found in all Honda and Acura performance models, and are also becoming the engine swap of choice. You'll find chapters detailing upgrades to the intake, exhaust, cylinder heads, camshafts, and short block, as well as on how to add turbochargers, superchargers, and nitrous oxide. Don't spend your hard-earned cash figuring out what works and what doesn't--pick up Building Honda K-Series Engine Performance and know for s u r e . & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p; & a m p; n b s p;

Mopar Small-Blocks

How to Build Max Performance

Author: Larry Shepard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252803

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The LA-series small-block Chrysler engine is a powerful, efficient, and quick-revving engine that has dutifully powered millions of Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth cars and trucks from 1964 to 2003. And it's also a power unit for many renowned Mopar muscle cars, including the Charger, Barracuda, Challenger, Dart, and others. The LA designates the small-block as "Lightweight A," which was a huge improvement over the previous Ageneration engine. With its compact size, 50-pound weight savings, thin-wall casting, and polyspherical heads, it cranked out a lot of torque and horsepower, which made it ideally suited for the street and a formidable opponent on the track. Although this venerable small-block has delivered impressive performance in stock trim, it can be easily modified to produce much greater power for almost any application. The LA was offered in 273-, 318-, 340- and 360-ci iterations, and a full range of aftermarket products are offered for these engines. Mopar engine expert and author Larry Shepard identifies the best parts and clearly guides you through the specific techniques to extract maximum performance from this platform. In particular, he delves into the heads, cams, and valvetrain products and modifications that will achieve your horsepower goals. In addition, he provides in-depth build-up 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. Whether you're building an engine for street, street/strip, or racing, this vital information saves you save time, money, and delivers results. Add this to your Mopar library today!

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