How To Build Classic Hot Rod V-8 Engines

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The classic V-8 engines that got so many hot rodders started-the legendary Ford flatheads and Chevy 348s and 409s-are igniting a whole new generation. This hands-on, how-to guide is the first to give thorough, detailed, and clearly illustrated instructions for a complete buildup of these classics, including the Chevrolet 348-ci V-8 engine, the Chevrolet 409-ci V-8, the Lincoln flathead V-8, and the Ford flathead V-8/60 H.P. Longtime automotive enthusiast and writer George McNicholl offers in-depth and ...
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The classic V-8 engines that got so many hot rodders started-the legendary Ford flatheads and Chevy 348s and 409s-are igniting a whole new generation. This hands-on, how-to guide is the first to give thorough, detailed, and clearly illustrated instructions for a complete buildup of these classics, including the Chevrolet 348-ci V-8 engine, the Chevrolet 409-ci V-8, the Lincoln flathead V-8, and the Ford flathead V-8/60 H.P. Longtime automotive enthusiast and writer George McNicholl offers in-depth and hard-to-find information on engine components and alternative parts, along with parts numbers, current prices, machining procedures, assembly directions, and dynamometer information. His book, illustrated throughout with color photographs, finally puts some of the world's great engines within reach of this generation's hot rodder.
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"The author has clearly conducted many of these builds and he has the step by step process down pat. He provides clear concise descriptions of every step required to affect a successful build . . . The book tackles four of our favorite hot rod engines; virtually assuring a successful rebuild for any hot rodder's project. There are more of them out there awaiting McNicholl's unique talent for describing how to build them. The book delivers 192 pages of sharp clear color photos that show every detail necessary to complete the task. And it's just plain fun reading and learning about the internal workings of engines you may not have seen up close. McNicholl is a wholly competent tour guide whose unique writing talent makes you want to take the tour more than once and will likely motivate more than a few readers to take on their own vintage engine builds with a heightened sense of confidence." - HotRodEngineTech.com

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"The author has clearly conducted many of these builds and he has the step by step process down pat. He provides clear concise descriptions of every step required to affect a successful build . . . The book tackles four of our favorite hot rod engines; virtually assuring a successful rebuild for any hot rodder's project. There are more of them out there awaiting McNicholl's unique talent for describing how to build them. The book delivers 192 pages of sharp clear color photos that show every detail necessary to complete the task. And it's just plain fun reading and learning about the internal workings of engines you may not have seen up close. McNicholl is a wholly competent tour guide whose unique writing talent makes you want to take the tour more than once and will likely motivate more than a few readers to take on their own vintage engine builds with a heightened sense of confidence." - HotRodEngineTech.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760327777
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.63 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George McNicholl purchased his first automobile engine (a Ford flathead V-8) when he was 12 years old and has had a hand in car and engine building ever since. He is the author of four other Motorbooks titles: How To Build a Flathead Ford V-8, How To Build Vintage Hot Rod V-8 Engines, How To Build Ford Flathead V-8 Horsepower, and How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963–1982. McNicholl lives in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Engine Block

Chapter 2: Crankshaft

Chapter 3: Connecting Rods and Pistons

Chapter 4: Lubrication System

Chapter 5: Camshaft and Cylinder Heads

Chapter 6: Intake System

Chapter 7: Ignition System

Chapter 8: Cooling and Exhaust Systems

Chapter 9: 1970 Cadillac 500-ci Engine

Chapter 10: 1967 Corvette 327-ci Engine (L79 Clone)

Chapter 11: 1970 Corvette 350-ci Engine (LT-1 Clone)

Chapter 12: 1970 Corvette 454-ci Engine (LS7 Clone)

Chapter 13: Chevrolet 492-ci Engine

Chapter 14: Blown Keith Black 541-ci Engine

Chapter 15: 1956 Chrysler 354-ci Hemi Engine

Chapter 16: Blown 1958 Dodge Truck 354-ci Hemi Engine

Chapter 17: 1957 Chrysler 392-ci Hemi Engine

Chapter 18: Blown 1957 Chrysler 392-ci Hemi Engine

Appendix A Dyno Print-Outs

Appendix B Resources

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