How to Build Big-Inch Mopar Small-Blocks


Author: Jim Szilagyi
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494065
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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Now there's another way to get more horsepower: boring and stroking your Mopar small-block to get more cubic inches - up to 476 cubes! The small-block Mopar is one of the easiest engines in which to increase displacement without extensive modifications or specialized machine work - the engine was practically designed for more cubes! This book shows you how to get that big-cube power, and then it shows you how to optimize the small-block's other systems - induction, heads, valvetrain, ignition, exhaust, and more to make the most of the extra cubic inches. Author Jim Szilagyi is a Performance Specialist for Dodge Motorsports and Mopar Performance Parts. In this book he covers building big-inchers from Mopar 318/340/360 -ci LA or Magnum 5.2-/5.9-liter engines, using both factory and aftermarket parts. If you want to make big power from your Mopar small-block, this is the book for you!

How to Build Big-Inch Mopar Small Blocks


Author: Jim Szilagy
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250129
Category: Transportation
Page: 148
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At one time, if you wanted big horsepower in your Mopar muscle car or truck, your choices were limited to a big-block swap or a coveted Hemi. At the very least, you needed different engine mounts, K-members, transmissions, headers, etc. -- and Hemis have never been cheap! But now there's another way to get more horsepower: boring and stroking your Mopar small-block to get more cubic inches - up to 476 cubes! The small-block Mopar is one of the easiest engines in which to increase displacement without extensive modifications or specialized machine work -- the engine was practically designed for more cubes! This book shows you how to get that big-cube power, and then it shows you how to optimize the small-block's other systems -- induction, heads, valvetrain, ignition, exhaust, and more -- to make the most of the extra cubic inches. Author Jim Szilagyi is a Performance Specialist for Dodge Motorsports and Mopar Performance Parts. In this book he covers building big-inchers from Mopar 318/340/360-ci LA or Magnum 5.2/5.9-liter engines, using both factory and aftermarket parts. If you want to make big power from your Mopar small-block, this is the book for you. The photos in this edition are black and white.

How to Hot Rod Small-block Mopar Engines

High Performance Modifications for Street and Racing : Covers All Mopar "A" Engines, 1964-1992
Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557884053
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Chassis and suspension modifications for Chevy, Ford, Jeep and Dodge trucks. Includes sections on lift kits, shocks, springs, chassis modifications for off-road use, tires and wheels.

How to Build Max-Performance Mopar Big Blocks


Author: Andy Finkbeiner
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709034
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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Naturally aspirated Mopar Wedge big-blocks are quite capable of producing between 600 to 900 horsepower. This book covers how to build Mopar's 383-, 400-, 413-ci, 440-ci engines to these power levels. Discussed is how to select a stock or aftermarket block for the desired performance level. The reciprocating assembly is examined in detail, so you select the right design and material for durability and performance requirements. Cylinder heads and valve train configurations are crucial for generating maximum horsepower and torque and this volume provides special treatment in this area. Camshafts and lifters are compared and contrasted using hydraulic flat tappet, hydraulic roller and solid flat tappet cams. Also, detailed engine builds at 600, 700, 800, and 900 horsepower levels provide insight and reveal what can be done with real-world component packages.

Mopar Small-Blocks

How to Build Max Performance
Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613252803
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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The LA-series small-block Chrysler engine is a powerful, efficient, and quick-revving engine that has dutifully powered millions of Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth cars and trucks from 1964 to 2003. And it's also a power unit for many renowned Mopar muscle cars, including the Charger, Barracuda, Challenger, Dart, and others. The LA designates the small-block as "Lightweight A," which was a huge improvement over the previous Ageneration engine. With its compact size, 50-pound weight savings, thin-wall casting, and polyspherical heads, it cranked out a lot of torque and horsepower, which made it ideally suited for the street and a formidable opponent on the track. Although this venerable small-block has delivered impressive performance in stock trim, it can be easily modified to produce much greater power for almost any application. The LA was offered in 273-, 318-, 340- and 360-ci iterations, and a full range of aftermarket products are offered for these engines. Mopar engine expert and author Larry Shepard identifies the best parts and clearly guides you through the specific techniques to extract maximum performance from this platform. In particular, he delves into the heads, cams, and valvetrain products and modifications that will achieve your horsepower goals. In addition, he provides in-depth build-up instruction for other essential components: blocks, cranks, pistons, rods, ignition systems, intakes, carburetors, and exhaust. If you own an LA small-block–powered Mopar car or truck, this invaluable guidance and instruction will allow you to optimize performance and maintain reliability. Whether you're building an engine for street, street/strip, or racing, this vital information saves you save time, money, and delivers results. Add this to your Mopar library today!

How to Rebuild Your Small-block Mopar

273, 1967 & Later 318, 340, 360 V8 Used in Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth Cars and Trucks
Author: Don Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780895861283
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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Discusses the parts of a small-block engine and describes techniques for the removal, installation, and tune-up of the engine

How to Rebuild Big-Block Mopar Engines


Author: Don Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557881908
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 168
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Provides information on inspection, removal and disassembly, parts, reconditioning, assembly, and installation

How to Build Big-Inch Chevy Small-Blocks


Author: Graham Hansen
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709662
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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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!

How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks


Author: George Reid
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1884089836
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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In this definitive guide, the author explains the concept of building a stroker, paying special attention to the effect that increasing the bore and stroke have on the engine as a whole.

Ford 351 Cleveland Engines

How to Build for Max Performance
Author: George Reid
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613250487
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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Ford's 351 Cleveland was designed to be a 'mid-sized' V-8 engine, and was developed for higher performance use upon its launch in late 1969 for the 1970 models. This unique design proved itself under the hood of Ford's Mustang, among other high performance cars. The Cleveland engine addressed the major shortcoming of the Windsor engines that preceded it, namely cylinder head air flow. The Windsor engines just couldn't be built at the time to compete effectively with the strongest GM and Mopar small blocks offerings, and the Cleveland engine was the answer to that problem. Unfortunately, the Cleveland engine was introduced at the end of Detroit's muscle car era, and the engine, in pure Cleveland form, was very short lived. It did continue on as a low compression passenger car and truck engine in the form of the 351M and 400M, which in their day, offered little in the way of excitement. Renewed enthusiasm in this engine has spawned an influx of top-quality new components that make building or modifying these engines affordable. This new book reviews the history and variations of the 351 Cleveland and Ford's related engines, the 351M and 400M. Basic dimensions and specifications of each engine, along with tips for identifying both design differences and casting number(s) are shown. In addition to this, each engine's strong points and areas of concern are described in detail. Written with high performance in mind, both traditional power tricks and methods to increase efficiency of these specific engines are shared. With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build. This book will walk you through everything you need to know to build a great street or competition engine based in the 351 Cleveland platform.

Big-Block Mopar Performance

High Performance and Racing Modifications for B and RB Series Engine
Author: Chuck Senatore
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557883025
Category: Transportation
Page: 153
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Hundreds of thousands of racing enthusiasts rely on this essential guide for building a race-winning, high performance big-block Mopar. Includes detailed sections on engine block preparation, blueprinting and assembly.

The Mopar Six-Pack Engine Handbook HP1528

How to Rebuild and Modify the 440 6-Barrel and 340 6-Barrelor Convert Your LA Sm all-Block (318-360 c.i.), Mopar Big Block (383-440 c.i.) or Magnum (5.2L-5.9L)
Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637687
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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A step-by-step guide to rebuilding, restoring, and modifying the famous Mopar ?Six-Pack? engines that appeared in all of Chrysler?s muscle cars from 1969 through 1971, as well as the late- model small-blocks and crate performance motors currently offered by Chrysler.

How to Rebuild the Small-Block Ford


Author: George Reid
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494898
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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This revised and updated color edition of How to Rebuild the Small-Block Ford walks you step by step through a rebuild, including: planning your rebuild, disassembly and inspection, choosing the right parts, machine work, assembling your engine, and first firing and break-in.

How to Build Max-Performance Hemi Engines


Author: Richard Nedbal
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494952
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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How to Build Max-Performance Chrysler Hemi Engines details how to extract even more horsepower out of these incredible engines. All the block options from street versus race, new to old, iron versus aluminum are presented. Full detailed coverage on the reciprocating assembly is also included. Heads play an essential role in flowing fuel and producing maximum horsepower, and therefore receive special treatment. Author Richard Nedbal explores major head types, rocker arm systems, head machining and prep, valves, springs, seats, porting quench control and much more. All the camshaft considerations are discussed as well, so you can select the best specification for your engine build. All the induction options are covered, including EFI. Aftermarket ignitions systems, high-performance oiling systems and cooling systems are also examined. How to install and set up power adders such as nitrous oxide, superchargers, and turbochargers is also examined in detail.

How to Rebuild and Modify Chrysler 426 Hemi Engines

New Technology for 1964 to 1971 Classic Hemis and Today's Modern Crate Engines
Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557885258
Category: Transportation
Page: 234
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Rebuild or race Chrysler's most popular engine. A step-by-step guide to rebuilding and modifying one of the most famous engines built in the U.S., including sections on racing heritage, cylinder block, ignition and lubrication systems, and racing parts.

New Hemi Engines 2003 to Present

How to Build Max Performance
Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253575
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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The New Hemi engine has an aggressive persona and outstanding performance. Powering the Challenger, Charger, Ram trucks, and other vehicles in the Chrysler lineup, this engine produces at least one horsepower per cubic inch. Unleashed in 2003, it has been offered in 5.7-, 6.1-, 6.2-, and now 6.4-liter displacements. With each successive engine introduction, Chrysler has extracted more performance. And with the launch of the Hellcat and Demon 6.2-liter supercharged engines, Chrysler built the highest horsepower production engines ever made, at 707 hp and 840 hp respectively. This third-generation Hemi carries on a high-performance Chrysler tradition and is considered the most powerful and "buildable" new pushrod V-8 engine on the market today. Mopar engine expert and veteran author Larry Shepard reveals up-to-date modification techniques and products for achieving higher performance. Porting and modifying the stock Hemi heads as well as the best flow characteristics with high lift are revealed. In addition, guidance on aftermarket heads is provided. A supercharger is one of the most cost-effective aftermarket add-ons, and the options and installation are comprehensively covered. Shepard guides you through the art and science of selecting a cam, so you find a cam that meets your airflow needs and performance goals. He details stock and forged crankshafts plus H- and I-beam connecting rods that support the targeted horsepower, so you can choose the best rotating assembly for your engine. In addition, intake manifold and fuel systems, ignition systems, exhaust systems, and more are covered. With this book, you can transform a New Hemi engine into an even more responsive and faster powerplant. You are able to build the engine that suits all your high-performance needs. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

How to Rebuild the Big-Block Mopar


Author: Arvid Svendsen
Publisher: Cartech Incorporated
ISBN: 9781934709375
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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Clear, concise stp-by-step instructions guide you through each crucial stage of the rebuild process. You will be able to confidently complete the rebuild of an entire engine.

How to Rebuild Your Mopar Magnum V8

A Step-by-step Guide to Rebuilding Magnum Series Engines to Factory Specifications
Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: HP Trade
ISBN: 9781557884312
Category: Transportation
Page: 122
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Complete Engine Rebuild to Factory Stock Specifications. Covers all Mopar Magnum V8 Car and Truck Engines, 1992 to Present. This is a complete step-by-step guide to rebuilding the newest line of Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth V8 engines. Taking you through the process from beginning to end, it includes sections on: inspection and analysis, engine removal, disassembly, and much more.

Chrysler 273-318-340 & 360


Author: R.M. Clarke
Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited
ISBN: 9781855201026
Category: Transportation
Page: 100
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Straight from the pages of Hot Rod magazine comes this report on the Plymouth and Dodge musclecar small block V8. Covering 273 power models, building muscle, tuning, spec's, high performance parts, 450hp build-up, Black's Mopar. For street or strip, squeeze more horses and performance from your muscle machine. Make it move with Hot Rod and the Musclecar & Hi-Po Engine series.

Oldsmobile V-8 Engines

How to Build Max Performance
Author: Bill Trovato
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613251742
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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The traditional Oldsmobile V-8 powered some of the most memorable cars of the muscle car era, from the 442s of the 1960s and early 1970s to the Trans Ams of the late 1970s. These powerful V-8s were also popular in ski boats. They have found a new lease on life with the recent development of improved aftermarket cylinder heads, aggressive roller camshafts, and electronic fuel injection. Author Bill Trovato is recognized as being one of the most successful Oldsmobile engine experts, and he openly shares all of his proven tricks, tips, and techniques for this venerable power plant. In this revised edition of Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance, he provides additional information for extracting the best performance. In particular, he goes into greater detail on ignition systems and other areas of performance. His many years of winning with the Olds V-8 in heads-up, street-legal cars proves he knows how to extract maximum power from the design without sacrificing durability. A complete review of factory blocks, cranks, heads, and more is teamed with a thorough review of available aftermarket equipment. Whether mild or wild, the important information on cam selection and Olds-specific engine building techniques are all here. Fans of the traditional Olds V-8 will appreciate the level of detail and completeness Trovato brings to the table, and his frank, to-the-point writing style is as efficient and effective as the engines he designs, builds, and races. Anyone considering an Oldsmobile V-8 to power their ride will save time, money, and headaches by following the clear and honest advice offered in Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance. Plenty of full-color photos and step-by-step engine builds showcase exactly how these engines should be built to deliver the most power per dollar.