How to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8s

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CarTech Inc, 2010 - Transportation - 128 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

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

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