Building Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks On A Budget

When it comes to powering our hot rods, there are a myriad of choices available. The selection of an engine offers choices ranging from mild to wild. But, what of you are looking for maximum power on a budget? Typically, those two words cannot be used in the same sentence, but David Vizard is trying to combat that stigma.

For instance, check out this color edition of How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks On A Budget. This 160-page “guide” contains the latest engine-building techniques, profiles current technology, and showcases many affordable parts and engines. In fact, engine builder and technical writer David Vizard offers-up ten engine builds, which include dyno charts and parts lists. What’s more, it’s all done at a nominal cost.

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For instance, chapter four discusses engine harmonics and how to inexpensively combat those bearing-eating vibrations. David even offers an economical alternative when purchasing a new damper, and why you really should replace that OE unit.

Chapter seven is all about camshafts. It’s no secret that many engines have not delivered as hoped because of an incorrect choice made for valve actuation. David discusses various aspects that need to be considered when selecting a camshaft, and gives a lot of useful information.

In chapter 12, David breaks-down ten very popular engine-build recipes and also delivers costs and output potential for each combination.

The book includes details of desirable factory-part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder-head modifications, inexpensive – but effective – aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more.

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks On A Budget (ISBN 13: 978-1-932494-84-6, ISBN 10: 1-932494-84-7) features 160 pages packed with 350 color photos. The release may be ordered for $24.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling by calling CarTech at (800) 551-4754 or by visiting www.cartechbooks.com

About the author

Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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