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How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V-8s
     

How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V-8s

by Rocky Rotella
 

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The traditional Pontiac V-8 ushered in the age of great American overhead valve V-8s with its introduction in 1955. Almost immediately, it became the basis for competition power plants. As time passed and the engine evolved to greater heights and larger displacements, avid Pontiac enthusiasts took advantage of the design's strong points and overcame its weaknesses to

Overview

The traditional Pontiac V-8 ushered in the age of great American overhead valve V-8s with its introduction in 1955. Almost immediately, it became the basis for competition power plants. As time passed and the engine evolved to greater heights and larger displacements, avid Pontiac enthusiasts took advantage of the design's strong points and overcame its weaknesses to build a legendary performance history.

Today's Pontiac enthusiast has a wide range of factory and aftermarket components to choose from, and in How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s, all the critical components are reviewed in great detail. This book includes honest advice on the proper way to modify components for optimal power and durability. The book also gives readers an assessment of the many aftermarket accessories offered for these great engines, and shares the capabilities such parts bring with them. In addition, high-performance engine buildups are completed and the results are shared.

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

Editorial Reviews

High Performance Pontiac magazine - Jay Leno
6-page except from Chapter 2 of the book in the April 2013 issue
engine professional - Mike Caruso
"If you've ever considered building a traditional Pontiac V8 for increased power and performance, this is your book." -Hot Rod, May 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934709948
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Series:
S-A Design
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Pontiac muscle cars have been the driving passion for "Rocky" James Rotella and his family. Rocky has owned and modified a number of Pontiacs including a 1976 Trans-Am 455 HO. He has contributed scores of articles to High-Performance Pontiac and Smoke Signals. He lives in LaVista, Nebraska.

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