How to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8s

Front Cover
CarTech Inc, 2010 - Transportation - 128 pages
7 Reviews
Author Bill Trovato is recognized for being one of the most aggressive and successful Oldsmobile engine experts, and he openly shares all of his proven tricks, tips, and techniques in How to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8s. His many years of successful experience racing and winning with the Olds V-8 in heads-up, street-legal cars proves he knows how to extract maximum power from the design without sacrificing durability. A complete review of factory blocks, cranks, heads, and more is teamed with a thorough review of all the aftermarket equipment available. Whether mild or wild, the important information on cam selection and Olds-specific engine building techniques are all here. Fans of the traditional Olds V-8 will appreciate the level of detail and completeness Trovato brings to the table, and his frank, to-the-point writing style is as efficient and effective as the engines he designs, builds, and races.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ADowless - LibraryThing

Great book by Bill Trovato. This guy really knows his stuff on the Olds engines. The book is very detailed and written pretty clearly enough to be understood by someone who may be a novice to these types of V-8 engines. Lots of pictures. Enjoyed reading it. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - dlc18 - LibraryThing

Very detailed and the photos help alot. Easy to understand and follow. I like how the author added options. Thank you, received a free book through Library Thing Early Reviewer Book Giveaway. Thank you! Read full review


Piston Domes and Compression Ratio
Crankshafts 22 MainBearing Modifications
Camshafts and Valvetrain 40 Valveguides
Connecting Rods 55 Center Divider on Factory Heads

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

While plenty of Oldsmobile experts claim to know it all, few have backed up those claims with actual on-track results consistently. Trovato has, boasting many class and event victories in NMCA competition in an Olds-powered car. He has also competed in the popular Engine Masters Challenge competitions with great success. No other Oldsmobile engine has ever finished stronger in the competition than those built by Bill, and his drive to squeeze the maximum level of power from these well-respected engines is reflected on the pages of How to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8s.

Bibliographic information