How to Rebuild the Small-Block Chevrolet
For 50 years, the small-block Chevy has ruled the streets - there are now millions of them out there, powering everything from classic muscle-cars to drag boats, street rods to pickups. It`s simply the most popular engine ever built, for stock or racing use.
Like any motor, though, almost every small-block Chevy will eventually need to be rebuilt, whether you`re restoring a vintage Corvette or building a pavement-ripping pro-touring Camaro. In this updated and revised version of a book that`s become the industry standard, the authors show you how to successfully rebuild your small-block Chevy.
Using step-by-step photo sequences (more than 600 photos!) this book takes you through every step involved in rebuilding your small-block Chevy V-8:
Assessing the Engine
Disassembly and Inspection
Trial Fitting Parts
First Firing and Break-In
Along the way, the unique Workbench® format gives you helpful hints and tips on performance upgrades, including cams, heads, ignition, induction, and more. It also points out problem areas to watch for, professional builder tips, jobs that need special care or special tools, and more. Whether you`re a first-time engine builder or a seasoned professional, this is the essential guide to rebuilding your small-block Chevy.