How to Build LS Gen IV Perf on Dyno

How to Build LS Gen IV Perf on Dyno Author Richard Holdener
ISBN-10 9781613253403
Year 2017-05-15
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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The GM LS engine has redefined small-block V-8 performance. It's the standard powerplant in many GM cars and trucks and it has been installed in a variety of muscle cars, hot rods, and specialty cars to become the undisputed sales leader of crate engines. The aftermarket has fully embraced the GM Gen IV LS engine platform offering a massive range of heads, intakes, pistons, rods, crankshafts, exhaust, and other parts. Seasoned journalist and respected author Richard Holdener reveals effective, popular, and powerful equipment packages for the Gen IV LS engine. With this information, you can select the parts to build a powerful and reliable engine by removing the research time and guesswork to buy a performance package of your own. In this book, performance packages for high-performance street, drag race, and other applications are covered. And then the assembled engine packages are dyno tested to verify that the parts produce the desired and targeted performance increases. This comprehensive build-up guide covers intakes, throttle bodies, manifolds, heads and camshafts, headers and exhaust, engine controls, superchargers and turbochargers, and nitrous oxide. With so many parts available from a myriad of aftermarket companies, it's easy to become confused by the choices. This book shows you a solid selection process for assembling a powerful engine package, shows popular packages, and then demonstrates the dyno results of these packages. As such, this is an indispensible resource for anyone building GM LS Gen IV engine. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

How to Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks on a Budget

How to Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks on a Budget Author David Vizard
ISBN-10 9781932494846
Year 2009
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget. Included are details of the 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.

Xtreme Honda B Series Engines HP1552

Xtreme Honda B Series Engines HP1552 Author Richard Holdener
ISBN-10 9781101140178
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A guide to what has been the #1 modified import car for the street during the last decade?the Honda engine. This book covers some performance theory basics, then launches into dyno-tested performance parts combinations for each B-series engine. Topics covered include: performance vs. economy; air intakes, manifolds and throttle bodies; tuning; turbocharging; supercharging; and nitrous oxide.

Automotive Machining

Automotive Machining Author Mike Mavrigian
ISBN-10 9781613252833
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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Machining is an essential part of high-performance engine building and stock rebuilding, as well as certain servicing procedures. Although you may not own the expensive tooling and machining to perform all or any of the machining required for a quality build, you need to understand the principles, procedures, and goals for machining, so you can guide the machining process when outsourced. Classic and older engines typically require extensive machining and almost every major component of engine, including block, heads, intake, crankshaft, and pistons, require some sort of machining and fitment. A detailed, authoritative, and thorough automotive engine-machining guide for the hard-core enthusiast has not been available until now. Mike Mavrigian, editor of Engine Building Professional, walks you through each important machining procedure. A stock 300-hp engine build has far different requirements than a 1,000-hp drag race engine, and Mavrigian reveals the different machining procedures and plans according to application and engine design. The author also shows you how to inspect, measure, and evaluate components so you can provide astute guidance and make the best machine work choices. Machining procedures included are cylinder boring, align boring/honing, decking, valveseat cutting, cam tunnel boring, and a multitude of other services. In addition, multi-angle valve jobs, setting the valveseats, altering rocker arm ratio, re-conditioning connecting rods, and machining and matching valvetrain components are also covered. Whether you're an enthusiast engine builder or prospective machining student who wants to pursue a career as an automotive machinist, this book will provide insight and in-depth instruction for performing the most common and important machining procedures.

David Vizard s How to Build Horsepower

David Vizard s How to Build Horsepower Author David Vizard
ISBN-10 9781934709177
Year 2010
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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Extracting maximum torque and horsepower from engines is an art as well as a science. David Vizard is an engineer and more aptly an engine building artist who guides the reader through all the aspects of power production and high-performance engine building. His proven high-performance engine building methods and techniques are revealed in this all-new edition of How to Build Horsepower. Vizard goes into extreme depth and detail for drawing maximum performance from any automotive engine. The production of power is covered from the most logical point from the air entering the engine all the way to spent gasses leaving through the exhaust. Explained is how to optimize all the components in between, such as selecting heads for maximum flow or port heads for superior power output, ideal valvetrain components, realizing the ideal rocker arm ratios for a particular application, secrets for selecting the best cam, and giving unique insight into all facets of cam performance. In addition, he covers how to select and setup superchargers, nitrous oxide, ignition and other vital aspects of high-performance engine building.

Building 4 6 5 4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno

Building 4 6 5 4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno Author Richard Holdener
ISBN-10 9781932494204
Year 2006
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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The 4.6- and 5.4-liter modular Ford engines are finally catching up with the legendary 5.0L in terms of aftermarket support and performance parts availability. Having a lot of parts to choose from is great for the enthusiast, but it can also make it harder to figure out what parts and modifications will work best. Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno takes the guesswork out of modification and parts selection by showing you the types of horsepower and torque gains expected by each modification. Author Richard Holdener uses over 340 photos and 185 back-to-back dyno graphs to show you which parts increase horsepower and torque, and which parts don't deliver on their promises. Unlike sources that only give you peak numbers and gains, Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno includes complete before-and-after dyno graphs, so you can see where in the RPM range these parts make (or lose) the most horsepower and torque. Holdener covers upgrades for 2-, 3-, and 4-valve modular engines, with chapters on throttle bodies and inlet elbows, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, camshafts, nitrous oxide, supercharging, turbocharging, headers, exhaust systems, and complete engine buildups.

Swap LS Engines into Chevelles GM A Bodies 1964 1972

Swap LS Engines into Chevelles   GM A Bodies  1964 1972 Author Jefferson Bryant
ISBN-10 9781613253069
Year 2017-05-15
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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The GM LS engine has revolutionized the muscle car and the high-performance V-8 market. It has become a favorite engine to swap into classic cars because it offers a superior combination of horsepower, torque, and responsiveness in a compact package. As such, these modern pushrod V-8 engines are installed in vintage GM muscle cars with relative ease, and that includes Chevelles and other popular GM A-Body cars. In fact, General Motors manufactured about 500,000 Chevelles and A-Body cars between 1968 and 1970 alone. Jefferson Bryant, author of LS Swaps: How To Swap GM LS Engines into Almost Anything, has performed many LS swaps throughout his career, and has transplanted the LS into several A-Body cars. In this comprehensive guide, he provides detailed step-by-step instructions for installing an LS powerplant into a Chevelle, Buick GS, Oldsmobile Cutlass, and Pontiac GTO. To successfully install an LS engine, you need to select or fabricate motor mounts and adapter plates to mount the engine to the chassis. Also, you need to integrate the electronic engine controls and wiring harness to the A-Body car. If you run a fuel-injection system, a new tank or high-pressure fuel pump, fuel lines, and related equipment must be installed. Bryant covers all of these crucial steps and much more. He explains essential procedures, time saving techniques, and solutions to common problems. In addition, he performs a new LT swap into an A-Body car. Swapping an LS engine into an A-Body is made much easier with a comprehensive guidebook such as this, whether you plan on doing it yourself or decide to have a shop do it for you. A huge and thriving aftermarket provides a wide range of suspension, brake, steering, chassis, and other parts that produce functional improvements. Before you tackle your LS Swap project, arm yourself with this vital information to guide you through the process. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

John Lingenfelter on Modifying Small Block Chevy Engines

John Lingenfelter on Modifying Small Block Chevy Engines Author John Lingenfelter
ISBN-10 155788238X
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 165
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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John Lingenfelter has been building, racing, and winning with small-block Chevy engines since 1972, when he arrived on the drag racing scene. This book offers many of his trademark power-producing techniques that have led to victory on the drag strip as well as on the Bonneville salt flats, where he set top speed records in his class.

How to Build Big Inch Chevy Small Blocks

How to Build Big Inch Chevy Small Blocks Author Graham Hansen
ISBN-10 9781934709665
Year 2011
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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By building a big-cube small block, you can have all the additional torque and horsepower of a big block, without all the extra weight, expense, and effort. In this all-new color edition, Graham Hansen takes a step-by-step approach to selecting the best OEM or aftermarket block, crank, rods, and pistons to construct your big-inch short block. He also discusses how to select the best heads, cam, induction and exhaust systems, specifically for a big-inch engine. In addition, the final chapter includes seven different combinations for big-inch power, complete with dyno graphs!

High Performance Ford Focus Builder s Handbook

High Performance Ford Focus Builder s Handbook Author Richard Holdener
ISBN-10 9781884089893
Year 2003
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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The sport compact performance market is hot and getting hotter - and while the Honda Civic and Acura Integra have long been the dominant players in the market, a newcomer is emerging as a popular car for performance modifications - The Ford Focus. Well-built, inexpensive, good looking, and easy to modify, the Focus is quickly catching the Hondas in terms of market popularity. This book shows Focus owners exactly what it takes to improve their car's performance, from simple modifications like installing a new air intake to radical mods like installing a turbocharger. The author also shows what those modifications can do, with before-and-after dyno tests for each modification. There's also extensive info on suspension and brake modifications for better handling and braking. It's a one-stop shop for those who want a sharper, faster Focus. Dimensions: 8-3/8 x 10-7/8 inches # of color photographs: None inside- color cover only # of black and white photographs: 300

GM LS Series Engines

GM LS Series Engines Author Joseph Potak
ISBN-10 9780760336090
Year 2011-05-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher MotorBooks International
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This ultimate guide to installing the LSX in your GM muscle car details all the necessary steps from concept to completion, including fabrication and installation of motor mounts, wiring, fuel system, and driveline considerations.

Xtreme Honda B series Engines

Xtreme Honda B series Engines Author Richard Holdener
ISBN-10 1557885524
Year 2009
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher HP Trade
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This guide to the Honda engine—the #1 modified import car for the street during the last decade—includes performance theory basics, air intakes, manifolds and throttle bodies, turbocharging, supercharging, and nitrous oxide. Original.

How to Rebuild GM LS Series Engines

How to Rebuild GM LS Series Engines Author Chris Werner
ISBN-10 9781932494600
Year 2008-05
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher CarTech Inc
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With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. The first of its kind, How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines, tells you exactly how to do that. The book explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates up on the features that make this engine family such an excellent design. As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendicies are packed full of valuable reference information, and the book includes a Work-Along Sheet to help you record vital statistics and measurements along the way.

How to Build Killer Big Block Chevy Engines

How to Build Killer Big Block Chevy Engines Author Tom Dufur
ISBN-10 193470928X
Year 2012
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Cartech Incorporated
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In How to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Big-Block Chevy Engines, author Tom Dufur reviews the commonly available factory parts along with many aftermarket offerings, and discusses the advantages of both. Additionally, he includes popular buildup recipes and showcases the dyno results, proving theories and sharing in-depth research. Dufur's decades of experience designing, assembling, tuning, and racing the big-block Chevy engine truly shines through. A wealth of full-color photos, charts, and graphs makes it easy to understand the critical points of these great engines.