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Chevy Small-Block V-8 Interchange Manual (Motorbooks Workshop)by David Lewis
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Chevrolet’s small-block V-8 is unquestionably the most successful engine of all time. In continuous production from its debut in 1955 to its eventual replacement by the Generation-III engine family at the turn of the century, the small-block was installed in nearly every platform GM produced, creating a mind-boggling number of variations to suit each application.
The Chevy Small-Block V-8 Interchange Manual guides you through the myriad options for building a high-performance engine from factory parts and junkyard scores. It includes more than 25,000 part numbers, specifications, dates, and technical details on blocks, crankshafts, rods, pistons, heads, valves, manifolds, and much, much more. Covering all traditional small-blocks from 1968 to 2000, this newly revised edition also includes information on the LT1, LT4 and Vortec variants.
The Chevy Small-Block V-8 Interchange Manual shows you which parts work best for special applications and provides tips on component selection for performance and engine swapping. Automotive instructor, engine builder, and author David Lewis gives pointers on set-up and everything else you need to build, rebuild, or hot-rod a small-block for street or track, economy, or race!
The most complete encyclopedia ever assembled, cataloging all 1968 to 2000 small-block Chevrolet V-8 engines, with more than 25,000 part numbers, specs, dates and technical details.
The small-block Chevrolet engine is the most popular engine in the world among performance enthusiasts and racers. But with its popularity come certain problems--its more-than-45 years of production have led to countless permutations, making modification or repair a confusing proposition. This book makes sense of that confusion for anyone working on a small-block Chevy engine. The most complete encyclopedia ever assembled, cataloging all 1968 to 2000 small-block Chevrolet V-8 engines, this manual includes more than 25,000 part numbers, specs, dates and technical details on engine blocks, heads, valves, crankshafts, camshafts, pistons, manifolds, ignition systems, emission systems, computer controls, motor mounts and more. More than 300 photos, diagrams, charts and tables reference all available Chevy equipment and its interchange uses. Filled with advice on which parts work best for special applications and tips on component selection, this book is the essential tool for anyone with a small-block Chevy engine.
About the Author
Pierre Lafontaine was born in Quebec, Canada in 1958. Though he graduated as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist from Mohawk College, he was soon attracted to the world of high performance engine building and began an apprenticeship as an Automotive Machinist. He acquired a machinist certificate of qualification and worked in the field full time for 20 years. Now owner of Air Inlet Systems, he has written the Small Block Chevy ID Guide and editorials in Canadian Classics magazine. He is married to Laura and has 3 children , Samantha, Zackary and Elizabeth.
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