Car Tech Books, Street Rod, Garage Sale
Have you been bitten by the big-cube bug? The quest for big cubes doesn’t have to lead to a big block anymore. Now you can add cubic inches to your current power plant without having to swap intakes, headers, motor mounts, and other accessories all at once.
By building a big-cube small block, you can have all the additional torque and horsepower of a big block, without all the extra weight, expense, and effort. In this engine building book, Graham Hansen takes a step-by-step approach to selecting the best OEM or aftermarket block, crank, rods, and pistons to construct your big-inch short block. He also discusses how to select the best heads, cam, and induction and exhaust systems, specifically for a big-inch engine. In addition, the final chapter includes seven different combinations for big-inch power, complete with dyno graphs!
Written by supercharging expert Pat Ganahl, this book covers blower basics, blower background and history, a tutorial on how blowers work, and information on used superchargers and their practicality. In addition, this title includes chapters on the different styles of superchargers, like the traditional Roots-style blowers vs. the emerging centrifugal styles, blower installation, how to build your engine to handle the demands of a blower application, and information on tweaking factory blower systems.
Softbound, 8.5" x 11" with 128 pages, 330 color photos.
Whether you're a diehard Chevy enthusiast or a nostalgia buff who wants something different in your street rod, this book offers great information on the legendary 348 and 409 V8 engines. It includes a complete history and details on modifying these engines for performance and racing. 100 pages.