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Performance Automotive Engine Math

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All the parts within any engine are designed and engineered using the appropriate mathematics to function efficiently and be durable. When discussing high-performance automotive engines, a specific set of math formulas are used to develop and design powerplants to make more power at higher rpm levels and still survive. The various forms of motorsport and street use all have different requirements...

New Competition Engine Building Book

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CarTech Books has announced the release of their new Pro Series book Competition Engine Building by John Baechtel. The book is a comprehensive look at race engine building and the science of planning and building engines

Practical Engine Airflow

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The all new Practical Engine Airflow book by John Baechtel seeks to demystify this complex subject and present the basics of engine airflow in easy to understand terms for the average hot rodder and engine builder. You will gain a fundamental understanding of how air is processed through an engine and how...

New Chevy Big Block Parts Interchange

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In the all new edition of Chevy Big-Block Engine Parts Interchange, hundreds of factory part numbers, RPOs, and detailed color photos covering all generations of the Chevy big-block engine are included. Every component is detailed, from crankshafts and rods to cylinder heads and intakes. You'll learn what works, what doesn't, and how to how to swap...

Ford Flathead Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify

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Although not the first V-8 engine ever produced, Henry Ford’s side-valve V-8, launched in 1932, certainly qualified as the first mass-produced V-8 sold to the public. Over time, however, the “Flattie” became the go-to powerplant for a whole generation of new hobbyists who were called “hot rodders.” In Ford Flathead Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify, veteran author Tony Thacker and flathead guru of H&H Flatheads, Mike Herman, take you step-by-step through rebuilding a vintage flathead. One of the most important steps is to actually find a good, usable core; many have been sitting for a very long time and […]

Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques

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Any engine’s performance can be improved through balancing and blueprinting procedures to reduce friction and parasitic losses. Blueprinting is performed to optimize the performance of every part in the engine while critical balancing matches critical weights to...

Souping the Stock Engine

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Written by veteran automotive authority Roger Huntington, Souping the Stock Engine still ranks among the classics of early performance books. Published in 1950 by Floyd Clymer books it predates most modern OHV V8s. Huntington expertly relates automotive theory and describes every function of engine performance in exhausting detail. Couched in the technology and lingo of its time, the book nonetheless describes all of the high performance techniques and theories we still pride ourselves on today.

Bosch Automotive Handbook, 9th ed.

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The Bosch Automotive Handbook has been serving engineers and enthusiasts alike for decades. The newly revised 9th edition contains all the latest updates. With every new edition the book has increased in size and reputation and is considered an indispensable engineering reference source on automotive technology...

Physics for Gearheads

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Physics for Gearheads by Randy Beikmann PhD. provides the detailed explanations you need to fully understand the intricate mechanical functions of high performance automobiles and race cars. Whether your interest is in increasing your engine's horsepower, getting more miles per gallon, or...

Supercharged! Design, Testing and Installation of Supercharger Systems

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Corky Bell is widely acknowledged for his expertise in turbocharging and supercharging. His new book Supercharged! Design Testing and Installation of Supercharger Systems is the ideal reference book for both novice and experienced forced induction fans. The book primarily covers fuel injected applications with very little mention of carbureted setups. That said, many of the calculations and math still apply and a dedicated effort can still make use of them.  In effect this is a near textbook treatise on fuel injected forced induction and it includes the planning, construction and implementation of an intercooled BMW engine with electronic fuel injection […]

French Flathead V8 Block Prep Handbook

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Vern Tardel's French Flathead V8 Block Prep Manual is a valuable reservoir of tips and knowledge about the coveted Ford/Simca flathead cylinder block. Early Ford hot rodders will enjoy this technical look a prepping the French flathead V8 block for high performance use...

New Ford Y-Block Build Book

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There hasn't been a good Y-block book since well, since Ford Y-block V8s were in vogue more than 50 years ago. Charlie Morris' new all color rebuild and modify book offers a real shot in the arm for Y-block fans, particularly those who are...

How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s

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We review a lot of engine tech books and find this iteration of CarTech's max power Pontiac book an informative look at what's currently out there in the world of high performance Pontiac hardware. And it provides the reader with six great sample engine builds from four top Pontiac engines builders. These builds range from 500 HP to 1200 HP and include hardware that many...

The V12 Engine

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V12 engines from a broad range of manufacturers are examined in detail. Readers learn the purpose behind each engine’s design philosophy, design features, performance, applications, problems and a few failures. What ultimately emerges is essentially the “Last Word” on V12 engine, development and usage from an extraordinarily well qualified authority...

Coventry Climax Racing Engines

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Coventry Climax racing engines were the first British racing engines to power world championship winning Formula 1 cars. They won four Formula 1 world championships under the direction and engineering influence of Chief Engineer and Technical Director Walter Hassen. Hassen had been Chief Development Engineer at Jaguar and he possessed a...
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The Marvelous Mechanical Designs of Harry A. Miller

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A veritable gold mine of prewar racing and engineering design genius, the archives represent a historical treasure of immeasurable value. To help preserve the record of these important racing artifacts and present Miller’s work to engine enthusiasts everywhere White has assembled this 126 page pictorial collection illustrating some of Miller’s best known work...

Smokey Yunick’s Power Secrets New Edition

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The latest version of Smokey Yunick’s Power Secrets reviewed here is unchanged in any way except for a few photos substituted for those that no longer reproduced well. What has changed is the format. The new version features larger type for easier reading and it has extra space for readers to make notes. And for the first time it is now coil bound so the pages lay flat when you want to lay it out...

Turbo

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Most engine builders know their engines inside and out, but many tread on shaky ground when it comes to selecting and applying chargers effectively. Fortunately for all of us there are still experts like author Jay K. Miller willing to share their intimate knowledge of turbocharger science. Miller’s performance credentials are solid and he shares a wealth of turbocharger knowledge with...

Stock Car Racing Engine Technology

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This excellent engine theory book was done in 2007, but it still contains some of best information available on advanced theory and design for racing engines. It was produced by Circle Track Magazine with contributions from noted racing authorities like Smokey Yunick, Jim McFarland, Chuck Jenckes and Dick Wells. There’s no regurgitated filler between the covers of this book; just solid racing engine facts and recommendations. It covers all the major topics of racing engine preparation and a full complement of engine theory topics that will change the way you think about race engine design and assembly.   The book […]

The Complete Chrysler Hemi

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The Chrysler Hemi engine achieved legendary stature early thanks to the intensity of hot rodders and drag racers that quickly recognized its performance potential and adopted it for both street and strip in record numbers. Anyone seeking to understand the remarkable history and technical intricacies of the Chrysler Hemi will discover a wealth of information in Tex Smith’s The Complete...

Chevy Small Block V8 Interchange Manual

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Interchange manuals are notoriously difficult to research and write, particularly when they cover a very popular engine that has been manufactured in more than a dozen different sizes and even more configurations. Still basic interchangeable components should be cataloged with little difficulty because so much previously published material is already available. In this regard the book falls short...

Nitrous Oxide Performance Handbook

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This book delivers the most thorough and well presented explanation of the chemistry and combustion process that occurs with the use of nitrous oxide and paves the way for novice users to advance quickly and easily to top end systems that deliver incredible performance compared to normally aspirated applications that can't compete with the kick that nitrous adds...

Engine Blueprinting

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This book has been the blueprinting bible for nearly thirty years. It is the engine builder’s most comprehensive guide to building more horsepower and reliability into every engine you build. Its longevity speaks volumes about its quality and readers will no doubt agree once they absorb all the engine building details packed into every page...

Chevy Small Block Circle Track Racing Engines

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Some of the best engine mods around are found in circle track racing engines that are required to build strong mid-range and top end power teamed with exceptional durability and in many cases a conscientious budget. Circle Track Magazine technical editor Jeff Huneycutt has got all the particulars and he presents them here in three complete engine builds plus a detailed analysis of..

GM LS-Series Engines: The Complete Swap Manual

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This is a follow-on book to author Joseph Potak’s How to Build and Modify GM LS Series Engines in which he detailed the performance community’s broad embracement of GM’s LS-series engine proving it a worthy successor to the venerable Chevy small block V8. Chevy small block V8. Swapping GM LS EnginesLS engines are configured differently and thus they are not a bolt-in swap for...