How To Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks On a Budget


Colour edition of a previous best seller. The latest engine building techniques, profiles current technology, and includes today's affordable parts and engines. Vizard performs 10 engine builds, which include dyno charts and parts lists. And it's all done at a nominal cost. Don't throw away money on bogus parts and inflated horsepower claims.


Over the past five decades, the high-performance small-block Chevy has made history of the street and track. In this all-new edition of How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget, David Vizard uses his 50 year of knowledge, wisdom and practical experience to reveal the latest techniques and the best equipment for producing maximum horsepower on a limited budget. With the information in this book, you can build a small-block Chevy for a fraction of the price of a speed shop motor.

In thorough and entertaining fashion, Vizard explains how to select the complementary parts for an optimal package, so your engine runs reliably and meets its performance goals. He examines how to select the optimal crankshaft, connecting rods, and piston combination. The considerations, options, and cost of stock and aftermarket blocks are discussed in detail. In particular Vizard delves into selecting high-flow heads to suit your power ambitions and internal parts. He also sheds light on the intricacies and operation of camshafts, and easy-to-use charts take the guess-work out of cam selection. In addition, exhaust systems, ignition systems, nitrous oxide, and lubrication systems are covered in detail. 

A special section on ten real-world engine packages clearly specifies the parts package, cost, and performance outcome. It's easy to build a maximum-performance, small-block Chevy with cubic dollars to spend, this book gives you the tools to build a 400 to 800 hp engine on an affordable budget.