Ever since its introduction in 1955, Chevrolet's small-block V-8 has defined performance. It was the first lightweight, overhead-valve V-8 engine ever available to the masses at an affordable price and, better yet, had tremendous untapped performance potential, making it the performance engine of choice to this day. What sets the Chevy small-block further apart is the fact that a builder does not have to spend big money to get big horsepower numbers.
Using multiple examples of engine builds and case studies, The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible provides the reader with the information needed to build anything from a mild street engine for use in a custom or daily driver to a cost-is-no-object dream build. Includes parts selection, blue printing, basic machine work, and more.
Book, Paperback, 240 Pages, The Chevrolet Small Block Bible
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Growing up in Northern California my first interests in hot rods and performance engines began at about the age of 12 watching older brothers and their friends build GTO's, Corvettes and SS's in the neighborhood. We lived close to Modesto California where George Lucas grew up. Modesto was the inspiration for American Graffiti. These guys would build their cars and cruise them on McHenry blvd. As a kid you pick up on buzz words and "289" or "327" were very important to a young man's vocabulary. Later, when I started to build my own engines I was already a Chevy man and I absorbed everything I could learn about the Chevy small block engines. That's why this book by Tom Madigan is such a treasure. There is so much history and provenance written into it that even if you never touched a wrench as a kid you could be as knowledgeable as anyone after reading this book. Madigan has always been known for getting his information first hand from the people who were making the history. The Bible...
this is a good book it was well written. this is not a rebuild manual, but there is valuable information in here. If your getting ready to build your first motor this book will help you make a plan. It would be worth reading at least twice before you build or rebuild you first engine. lots of basics you may not of thought about.
this is the bible for small blocks. I picked up a lot of info and the book is written with the goal to teach not confuse more by using technical terms
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