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Chevrolet Vans - V8 Big-Block engines: tuning manuals

A tuning manual on the engine of your Chevrolet? Here are manuals for tuning and modification of GM V-8 Big-Block engines. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

Chevy Big Blocks : How to Build Max Performance on a Budget

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.
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.

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Author:David Vizard
Specs:144 pages, 28 x 22 x 1.1 cm / 11 x 8.7 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2015)
Series:S-A Design (SA311)
Book: Chevy Big Blocks : How to Build Max Performance on a Budget

Chevy Big Blocks : How to Build Max Performance on a Budget

Language: English

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How to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Engines (396 - 572 ci)

Since its introduction in 1965, the big-block Chevy engine has been a force to be reckoned with on both the street and track. Over the past four decades, the big-block has undergone a constant evolution toward greater efficiency and durability. It's also picked up more displacement, as General Motors is now offering crate engines up to 572 ci, and aftermarket versions have gone much larger still.

In "How to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Engines", author Tom Dufur reviews the commonly available factory parts along with many aftermarket offerings, and discusses the advantages of both.
Additionally, he includes popular buildup recipes and showcases the dyno results, proving theories and sharing in-depth research. Dufur's decades of experience designing, assembling, tuning, and racing the big-block Chevy engine truly shines through. A wealth of photos, charts, and graphs makes it easy to understand the critical points of these great engines.

In-depth chapters on design, engine preparation, and assembly show you how to develop your own big-block Chevy to its full potential. Whether your big-block is destined for life in a street car, a race car, or even a boat, the wealth of information in this book will ensure it has ample power and longevity once it's all together.

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Author:Tom Dufur
Specs:146 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2012)
Series:S-A Design (SA190P)
Book: How to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Engines (396 - 572 ci)

How to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Engines (396 - 572 ci)

Language: English

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How to Hot Rod Big-Block Chevys - 396, 402, 427, 454

This guide covers all big-block engines from 1965 and later and includes a 1986 heavy-duty parts list.
Learn more about blueprinting, cylinder heads, tune-up tips, as well as how to repair exhaust, ignition, pistons, and more!

Contents:
- Blueprinting
- Cylinder heads
- Tune-up tips
- Q-Jet & Holley
- Chevy HD parts
- 454-ing 396/427
- Exhaust
- Ignition
- Pistons
- Crankshafts
- Camshafts
- Clutches.

Author:Bill Fisher, Bob Waar
Specs:160 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:HP Books (USA, 1987)
Book: How to Hot Rod Big-Block Chevys - 396, 402, 427, 454

How to Hot Rod Big-Block Chevys - 396, 402, 427, 454

Language: English

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Big-Block Chevy Engine Buildups - Covers all Rat Motor Chevys, 1965 to present

The editors of Chevy High Performance magazine combine their knowledge in this step-by-step guide to big-block Chevy engine buildups - from low-budget engine projects for mild street performance, to all-out race motors for drag strip action.
Bolt-on modifications, engine block prep, cylinder heads, intake and exhaust systems, dyno-tested combinations, and more are covered in detail.

Covers all Rat Motor Chevys, 1965 to present.

Author:Editors of Chevy High Performance magazine
Specs:176 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:HP Books (USA, 2006)
Book: Big-Block Chevy Engine Buildups - Covers all Rat Motor Chevys, 1965 to present

Big-Block Chevy Engine Buildups - Covers all Rat Motor Chevys, 1965 to present

Language: English

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Chevy 348 & 409 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Chevrolet 348 and 409 Big Block V8 engines.

The 18 articles, published at the time in the American magazine 'Hot Rod Magazine', provide a lot of information about blueprinting, tuning, changing cylinder heads, overhaul and restoration.

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Specs:100 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.6 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1992)
Series:Musclecar & Hi Po
Book: Chevy 348 & 409 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Chevy 348 & 409

Language: English

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Chevy 396 & 427 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Chevrolet 396 and 427 Big Block V8 engines.

The articles, published at the time in the American magazine 'Hot Rod Magazine', provide a lot of information about blueprinting, tuning, changing cylinder heads, overhaul and restoration.

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Specs:100 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.6 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1991)
Series:Musclecar & Hi Po
Book: Chevy 396 & 427 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Chevy 396 & 427

Language: English

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Chevy 454 thru 512 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Chevrolet Series 454-512 Big Block V8 engines.

The 15 articles, published at the time in the American magazine 'Hot Rod Magazine', provide a lot of information about blueprinting, tuning (up to 1000 hp), changing cylinder heads, overhaul and restoration.

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Specs:100 pages, 26.5 x 20 x 0.7 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1992)
Series:Musclecar & Hi Po
Book: Chevy 454 thru 512 (Musclecar & Hi Po Engines)

Chevy 454 thru 512

Language: English

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