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.
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.
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.
How to Hot Rod Small-Block Mopar Engines is a completely revised, updated edition of Larry Shepard's classic, first published in 1989. Inside you'll find the latest, updated information to help modify your small-block A series Mopar for high performance, street, circle track, or drag racing. Also included are updated parts information and techniques for: - Block, cranks, pistons and rods - Cylinder heads - Camshafts and valvetrain - Blueprinting techniques - Step-by-step engine assembly guide - Oil, cooling, ignition and induction systems - Engine swapping guide - Engine installation and break-in tips - Casting numbers and torque specs New part numbers, photos, parts combinations and illustrations highlight this classic handbook on how to build the ultimate small-block Mopar engine.
Over the last 40 years, millions of Chrysler, AMC, and Jeep vehicles have used these differentials, propelling these high-performance vehicles to victory on the street, in drag racing, and other applications. Chrysler used the Dana 60 and BorgWarner Sure-Grip high-performance differentials in the Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Super Bee and many other renowned Chrysler muscle cars. These differentials have been tied to historic powerhouse engines, such as the Chrysler Magnum and Hemi V8s in stock car, drag racing, and other forms of racing, making history in the process. Jeep CJs and Cherokees have used the Dana 44 and AMC 20 and put these differentials under tremendous loads, which often requires frequent rebuilds. After years of use, these differentials require rebuilding, and of course aftermarket suppliers offer ring and pinion and other parts to upgrade these axles. In this Workbench series title, the focus is on the disassembly, inspection and step-by-step rebuild of the most popular high-performance differentials. Axles and differentials are not incredibly complex components, but there are some specific steps to follow for rebuilding, upgrading, and setting them up properly, and this book demystifies the process and explains it in detail. A book dedicated to the Dana, Sure-Grip, and AMC Jeep axles has never been published before, and Mopar, Jeep and AMC enthusiasts are hungry for this information. The Dana and AMC axles should remain in wide use into the foreseeable future, and therefore there will be a consistent demand for this information. This book will also feature extensive gear and application charts, so the reader is sure to select the correct gear ratio for a particular vehicle and application. Special coverage is therefore dedicated to ring and pinion gears. In addition selecting the best aftermarket and production axle shafts is covered as well as modifying and upgrading the differential housings.
This is a compilation of more than 50 restoration and maintenance projects for Mustangs built from 1964 through 1973, the most popular collectible Mustangs. Includes how-to projects on engine and drivetrain, electrical, body-work, interior, chassis and suspension.
How to Rebuild the Small-Block Mopar is the most comprehensive book on small-block Mopar engines ever released, covering 273, 318, 340, and 360-ci LA engines and 5.2 and 5.9L Magnum V-8s. Author William Burt uses color photos and descriptive text to teach readers the complete rebuild process from removal to break-in.
A step-by-step guide to rebuilding, modifying and tuning the Carter/Edelbrock carburetors. Carter history and model overview; an overview of carb parts and how they work;' car selection; rebuilding carbs; installation and hardware; performance and adjustments; general tuning and troubleshooting; emission, fuel economy and fuel supply; racing and special applications.
A complete performance guide for Chevrolet's newest generation LS1 small-block Chevy engine. Includes sections on bolt-ons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshafts and valvetrain, fuel injection, block prep, final assembly, exhaust, and forced induction.
Author: Editors of Chevy High Perf Mag
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Now readers can turn their Chevelle or El Camino into the ultimate street machine. Here is a compilation of tech articles from Chevy High Performance, the most popular magazine among Chevy enthusiasts. Includes articles on engine performance, tires, wheels, suspension, bodywork, exhaust, and interior modifications. It's the the latest collaboration of the authors of Hot Rod, Car Craft, Chevy High Performance, among others. Complete with over 300 photos and illustrations.
A collection of informative articles about how to get started in stock car racing from the grassroots level, this book features details on driving schools, various racing series, equipment, costs, and driving and car preparation tips. Learn how to be a crew member! Includes sidebars from established NASCAR crew chiefs, drivers and mechanics, and a foreword from NASCAR superstar Rusty Wallace.