The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible: How to Choose, Buy and Build the Ultimate Small-Block from Generation I to Today's LS

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Ever since its introduction in 1955, Chevrolet's small-block V-8 has defined performance. It was the first lightweight, overhead-valve V-8 engine ever available to the masses at an affordable price and, better yet, had tremendous untapped performance potential, making it the performance engine of choice to this day. What sets the Chevy small-block further apart is the fact that a builder does not have to spend big money to get big horsepower numbers.

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Overview

Ever since its introduction in 1955, Chevrolet's small-block V-8 has defined performance. It was the first lightweight, overhead-valve V-8 engine ever available to the masses at an affordable price and, better yet, had tremendous untapped performance potential, making it the performance engine of choice to this day. What sets the Chevy small-block further apart is the fact that a builder does not have to spend big money to get big horsepower numbers.

Using multiple examples of engine builds and case studies, The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible provides the reader with the information needed to build anything from a mild street engine for use in a custom or daily driver to a cost-is-no-object dream build. Includes parts selection, blue printing, basic machine work, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760342190
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 532,703
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Madigan has been part of California's car culture since the end of World War II. As a journalist, he has covered all kinds of automotive and motorsports stories, both human and technical. Madigan is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed Motorbooks titles Fuel and Guts: The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing; Hurricane: The Bob Hannah Story; and Snake vs. Mongoose: How a Rivalry Changed Drag Racing Forever. He resides in Sonora, California, with his extremely patient wife, Darlene.Tom Madigan has been part of California's car culture since the end of World War II. As a journalist, he has covered all kinds of automotive and motorsports stories, both human and technical. Madigan is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed Motorbooks titles Fuel and Guts: The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing; Hurricane: The Bob Hannah Story; and Snake vs. Mongoose: How a Rivalry Changed Drag Racing Forever. He resides in Sonora, California, with his extremely patient wife, Darlene.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
 
Foreword: Vic Edelbrock Jr.
Introduction: The Wonderful Chevrolet Small Block
Chapter One: The Revolution Begins
Chapter Two: Setting a Budget
Chapter Three: Basic Machine Work
Chapter Four: Around the Block
Chapter Five: The New Era
Chapter Six: Building for a Purpose
Chapter Seven: Hardware
Chapter Eight: A Dream Come True—Build Your Own Super Small Block
Conclusion: GM Builds 100-Millionth Small Block Chevy Engine
Appendix A: Case Study: My First Build
Appendix B: An Essay on the LS
Appendix C: A lesson in fuel
Appendix D: Resources
  Acknowledgements

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