High Performance Crate Motor Buyer's Guide

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CarTech Inc, 2004 - Transportation - 128 pages
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What could be better than horsepower in a box? That's essentially what you get when you buy a crate motor - factory-built horsepower that's ready to bolt in to your project vehicle. In the last 10 years, the crate motor market has boomed - stock and high-performance V-8 motors are available from Chevrolet, Ford, and Chrysler, and from many aftermarket companies as well. Most feature factory warranties, a multitude of options, and to-your-door delivery. John Baechtel is an expert on performance engines. In this book, he'll show you what crate motors are available from the major manufacturers; he also covers the accessories you'll need, how to prep and install a crate motor, and how to get it started and properly broken in. It's the ultimate guide to buying a crate motor and getting the most out of it.

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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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