Small-Block Chevy Performance 1955-1996

Small-Block Chevy Performance 1955-1996

by John Baechtel


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Small-Block Chevy Performance 1955-1996 by John Baechtel

The photos in this edition are black and white.

The small-block Chevy is widely known as the most popular engine of all time. Produced in staggering numbers and boasting huge aftermarket support, small blocks are the engine of choice for a large segment of the performance community.

Originally published as two separate volumes, Small Block Chevy Performance 1955-1996 now covers the latest information on all Gen I and Gen II Chevy small blocks, this time in one volume. This book continues to be the best power source book for small-block Chevy. The detailed text and photos deliver the best solutions for making your engine perform. Extensive chapters explain proven techniques for preparing blocks, crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, and much more. Other chapters include popular ignition, carburetor, camshaft, and valvetrain tips and tricks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934709801
Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

As a former editor of Car Craft Magazine and Executive Editor of Hot Rod Magazine for more than 10 years, John Baechtel has seen and done it all. He is a long-time member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a proud member of the exclusive Bonneville 200 MPH Club. His 1991 Pontiac Firebird used small-block Chevy power to establish an international FIA speed record of 221.511 mph and a national C/Gas Coupe record that remains unbroken. During his years at Hot Rod and Car Craft, John build an endless number of project cars and test engines, and he authored numerous special editions on engine building and race car construction. An accomplished photographer, journalist and performance consultant, John has established his own specialized performance business dedicated to high-performance research and development for OEM manufacturers and the performance aftermarket.

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