Veteran performance author Mike Mavrigian shows you how to get the most horsepower out of the tried-and-true small-block Chevy platform in this all-new full-color guide. Whether you are a hot rodder, a custom car owner, or a muscle car guy, you are always going to be looking for the latest and greatest Chevy small-block performance information. This book shows you how to build powerful GEN 1 small blocks that are the equal of any LS engine. How to Build Killer Chevy Small-Block Engines covers all the major components, such as blocks, crankshafts, rods and pistons, camshafts, the valvetrain, oiling systems, heads, intake and carburetor, and ignition systems. In addition, this book contains a large section on stroker packages. Also featured are the latest street heads from AFR, Dart, RHS, World Products, and other prominent manufacturers. While the design is more than 60 years old, the aftermarket for this engine is still evolving with new and powerful performance products. An in-depth, highly detailed example of a popular build format is featured, offering a complete road map to duplicate this sample build. This build achieved over 700 hp from 422 cubic inches! While the GM LS engine family has earned a strong following and is currently the hottest small-block in the enthusiast market, the Gen I Chevy is a durable, affordable engine that still enjoys strong support.