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How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Engines by John Carollo covers 1958 to 1965 Chevrolet W engines. Chevy's W-series 348 and later the 409 became legends on the street, and in particular the 409 also became a legend on the track. In the early 1960s, these engines powered a variety of GM vehicles and the Z11 Impalas at the drag strip. While these engines enjoyed a hay day in the early 1960s and pop culture status in the hot rod community, especially with the Beach Boys and their hit song 409, higher horsepower Mark IV Chevy big-block engines overshadowed these W-engines by the late 1960s. Recently, the 348s and 409s have enjoyed a high-performance renaissance and many speed manufacturers are making heads, blocks, and virtually every part for these engines. Veteran magazine writer and author John Carollo provides insightful instruction for rebuilding a stock engine and also how to build a sound performance W-engine as well. The reader is shown how to select a strong clean block, free of core shift and fatal cracks, select the best heads for a particular build, and increase the compression ratio. Selecting a camshaft and a strong connecting rod and piston combination is also an important aspect of the engine build, and all options are examined. Guidance in this book will allow you to select the right cam for a high-performance aftermarket package and a cam that won't over power a stock engine's valve train. In addition, building a large displacement stock engine of 427 inches or aftermarket block to go to 509 inches is covered. The book covers what you need to know about the legendary 348-409 engines. Chapters are;
Development and design
Engine block
Crankshafts rods and pistons
Cylinder heads
Camshafts and valvetrain
Induction and ignition
Headers and exhaust
Cooling system
Stroker engines
Teardown and inspection
Engine assembly

Softcover, 144 pages, 215mm x 280mm, color photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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