Big Block Chevy Engine BuildupsHP1484

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Penguin, Mar 7, 2006 - Transportation - 176 pages
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The editors of Chevy High Performance magazine combine their knowledge in this step-by-step guide to big-block Chevy engine  buildups—from low-budget engine projects for mild street performance, to all-out race motors for drag strip action. Bolt-on modifications, engine block prep, cylinder heads, intake and exhaust systems, dyno-tested combinations, and more are covered in detail
 

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Contents

ENGINE DETAILS
UP TOP
MAXIMUM POWER
MAKING NOS POWER
PART 1
TRACK TESTING THE HEADS
A BIGGER CARB
PART I

MERLINS MAGIC
SWING IN PARTS
TOP IT OFF
PROVEN POWER DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
MERLINS POWER
THE SHORTBLOCK
THE TOP END
DYNO TIME
THE RAT FINDS A HOME
THE FOUNDATION
OVERDRIVEN VS UNDERDRIVEN
CARBURETION
CRATE REBUILD
TEST I
TEST III
CONCLUSION
ON THE DYNO
GETTING 460HP AND A MONSTER 526 LBFT OF TORQUE
A BIG CRANE CAM DELIVERS 500 HP
IRON MERLIN HEADS PLUS AN INTAKE EQUALS 523 HP
TEST TIME
FRANKENRAT MAKES 825 HP WITH AN 871 BLOWER
TUNING THE COOLEST RAT
TESTING THE NEW EFI NOSZELS FROM NOS
700 EFI HORSEPOWER
PART III DYNO FIGURES
BUILDING IT
THE HUNTER PROWLS WITH 700 HORSEPOWER
STOKE IT
KIT IN A CRATE
GENERAL MOTORS
MOPAR
INDUCTION
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