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GMC Vans - V8 Big-Block engines: service and repair manuals

A service manual on the engine of your GMC? Here are repair manuals on GMC V-8 Big Block engines (348, 366, 396, 400, 402, 409, 427 and 454 cid). They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

Chevrolet V8 Engine Overhaul Manual - Chilton Repair Manual

Chilton Repair Manual for maintenance, repair and overhaul of Chevrolet V8 gasoline engines, capacities 267, 283, 305, 307, 327, 350, 396, 400, 402 and 454 cu in.

Step-by-step instructions for removing and mounting of the engine and the overhaul of cylinder head and engine block.

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Specs:232 pages, 28 x 21 x 1.4 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.55 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Chilton Automotive Books (USA, 1996)
Series:Chilton Auto Repair Manual (8794)
Book: Chevrolet V8 Engine Overhaul Manual - Chilton Repair Manual

Chevrolet V8 Engine Overhaul Manual

Language: English

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Chevrolet V8 Engine Overhaul Manual - Diagnosis, overhaul, performance & economy modifications - Haynes TechBook

Haynes TechBook about the overhaul of Chevrolet V8 Small Block and Big Block gasoline engines. Covers the following models:

Small Block: 262 (4.29 litre), 265 (4.34 litre), 267 (4.38 litre), 283 (4.64 litre), 302 (4.95 litre), 305 (5.0 litre), 307 (5.03 litre), 327 (5.36 litre), 350 (5.74 litre) and 400 cu in (6.55 litre).

Big Block: 396 (6.49 litre), 402 (6.59 litre), 427 (7.0 litre) and 454 cu in (7.44 litre).

  • Over 300 photos and complete step-by-step instructions for removing and refitting the engine and the complete engine rebuilding procedure (distribution, camshaft, valves, cylinder head, crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, engine block, lubricating system).
  • Also information on identification, required tools and measuring instruments.
Author:Robert Maddox, John H Haynes
Specs:224 pages, 25.5 x 18 x 2.5 cm / 10 x 7.1 x 0.98 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 b&w photographs
Publisher:Haynes Manuals, Inc. (USA, 1991)
Series:Haynes TechBook (10305)
Book: Chevrolet V8 Engine Overhaul Manual - Diagnosis, overhaul, performance & economy modifications - Haynes TechBook

Chevrolet V8 Engine Overhaul Manual - Diagnosis, overhaul, performance & economy modifications

Language: English

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How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Engines (1958-1965) - Restoration Info, Performance Upgrades, Durability Mods

Chevy's W-series 348 and later the 409 became legends on the street, and in particular the 409 also became a legend on the track. In the early 1960s, these engines powered a variety of GM vehicles and the Z11 Impalas at the drag strip.
While these engines enjoyed a hay day in the early 1960s and pop culture status in the hot rod community, especially with the Beach Boys and their hit song "409", higher horsepower Mark IV Chevy big-block engines overshadowed these W-engines by the late 1960s. But recently, the 348s and 409s have enjoyed a high-performance renaissance and many speed manufacturers are making heads, blocks, and virtually every part for these engines.

Veteran magazine writer and author John Carollo provides insightful instruction for rebuilding a stock engine and also how to build a sound performance W-engine as well. The reader is shown how to select a strong clean block, free of core shift and fatal cracks, select the best heads for a particular build, and increase the compression ratio.
Selecting a camshaft and a strong connecting rod and piston combination is also an important aspect of the engine build, and all options are examined.

Guidance in this book will allow you to select the right cam for a high-performance aftermarket package and a cam that won't over power a stock engine's valve train. In addition, building a large displacement stock engine of 427 inches or aftermarket block to go to 509 inches is covered. From mild to wild, from stock to modified, the book covers everything you need to know about the legendary 348-409 engines.

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Author:John Carollo
Specs:146 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:259 b&w photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2012)
Series:S-A Design (SA210P)
Book: How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Engines (1958-1965) - Restoration Info, Performance Upgrades, Durability Mods

How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Engines (1958-1965) - Restoration Info, Performance Upgrades, Durability Mods

Language: English

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How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet (1965-1976)

The Mark IV Chevrolet big-block, made from 1965 to 1976, produced legendary performance and is one of the greatest big-blocks of all time. This design was a giant performance leap ahead of the old Chevy wedge big-block. The Mark IV featured canted valves, large intake ports, and an efficient head design for vastly increased air/fuel flow, better combustion, and huge horsepower.
With a big-block under the hood, the Camaro, Chevelle, Corvette, and other Chevys became some of the most desirable ultra-high-performance cars of all time.

"How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet" covers the best techniques for rebuilding the renowned 366-, 396-, 402-, 427-, and 454-ci big-block engines. With exceptional clarity and insightful detail, this book explains engine removal, disassembly, parts inspection, selection of machine work, initial and final assembly, tuning, and break-in.

Through 500 photos and extremely detailed instruction, each step-by-step procedure explains professional techniques for rebuilding these engines. In addition, high-performance upgrades are covered as well as torque specs for major components, setting cylinder firing order, main bearing cap torque sequence, and much more.
This volume provides an unparalleled level of information for rebuilding a big-block Chevy, so your rebuild project is hassle-free and successful.

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Author:Tony E. Huntimer
Specs:164 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.9 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated with 500 b&w photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2009)
Series:S-A Design Workbench (SA142P)
Book: How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet (1965-1976)

How to Rebuild the Big-Block Chevrolet (1965-1976)

Language: English

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