High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cylinder Heads

High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cylinder Heads

by Graham Hansen
     
 

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Any professional performance engine builder will likely tell you the most powerful and important component in an engine are cylinder heads. If you can afford to invest serious money in one component for a street engine, in most cases it should be a set of cylinder heads. While the small-block Chevy engine has been well

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Any professional performance engine builder will likely tell you the most powerful and important component in an engine are cylinder heads. If you can afford to invest serious money in one component for a street engine, in most cases it should be a set of cylinder heads. While the small-block Chevy engine has been well-chronicled, specific in-depth information on this important component has been more elusive. This book shows you how to choose the best cylinder head for your application. It covers both Gen I and Gen II small-block Chevy versions, occasionally touching on the Gen III and Gen IV production versions. This book taps into some of the best small-block Chevy cylinder head resources this country has to offer with a combination of insight and best estimates, because much of what we know about port design and airflow management falls under the category of art rather than science.

High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cylinder Heads is designed exactly like its predecessor, High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cams & Valvetrains, in that it starts with the basics and works into more in-depth concepts and variables in an attempt to uncover all those subtle nuances that make up the small-block Chevy. It features airflow basics, extensive flow bench tests (using the Superflow 600 bench), information on production and aftermarket heads, rebuilding and assembly, and basic porting techniques.

Editorial Reviews

4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility
If you're getting ready to undergo a Chevy engine project, you need to get your hands on a copy of High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cylinder Heads.
—Jordan May
Grassroots Motorsports
The author does an excellent job conveying the complexity of choosing the right head for an application without going way over the reader's head. While overall this book may not have a broad appeal, the depth to which the author explains the subject is very impressive and could help those who are working on other types of heads.

Corvette Fever
Worth the price of the book alone are the chapters on the different types of heads, the chapters covering GM-made heads, later iron and aluminum heads, as well as the chapter on matching your heads to the particular camshaft that will add up to a combination that'll deliver all the power you're looking for, while keeping your budget under control.
—Scott Ross

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613250631
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/13/2007
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Hansen has been a Chevy fan all his life and has been building high-performance Chevys and Chevy engines for more than 25 years. His knowledge of Chevy engines and engine parts is nearly encyclopedic, and he’s particularly interested in large-displacement small-blocks for street and racing use.









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