Author: Leo Santucci
Publisher: California Bill's Automotive
Release Date: 2002-01
Written for restorers and hot rodders using Chevrolet inline sixes, this illustrated, hands-on manual features all the step-by-step information needed to rebuild one of these powerplants for use on the street or strip. Advice covers a plethora of topics ranging from development history and selecting a block to modifying the oiling system, sealing, camshaft designs, cylinder heads, manifolds, ignitions, and supercharging and turbocharging.
Author: Leo Santucci
Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Crammed full of all the things that made the original Chevrolet Inline Six-Cylinder Power Manual the bible for new and experienced six-cylinder engine builders, this updated version is a must-have for any serious inliner. From soup to nuts, when you want to build the Chevy six for more power and torque than the factory could ever imagine, there is only one book the experts turn to. And now the second edition is absolutely jam packed with the latest blueprints, interviews, airflow charts, build sheets, racer and "hot dog" profiles. Thought-provoking ideas will help you build the Chevy six your way!
This essential guide for owners of Chevy trucks built from 1955 through 1960 provides step-by-step instruction on frame and chassis cleaning, suspension rebuilding and upgrades, rebuilding steering, upgrading brakes to front discs, rebuilding the engine, cooling system upgrades, transmission choices, electrical rewiring, and much more.
Author: Bill Fisher
Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks
Release Date: 2004-06-19
This California Bill classic will help you hot rod Chevrolet inline six-cylinder 216 & 235 CID engines, GMC 228, 248, 256, 270 & 302 CID engines, and Buick straight-eight 248 & 320 CID engines. Includes construction drawings, photos, and valuable easy-to-read and understand technical data. Reprinted from the original 1954 edition which sold for $2! A classic guide for any auto buff's library featuring California hot rods, track jobs, fast road cars, lakes cars, and GMC engines in Chevrolet cars.
Author: Tony Jinks
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you ever had your car keys or television remote control inexplicably vanish from under your nose, only to reappear months later in another part of the house for no evident reason? Most would dismiss it as absent-mindedness, with perhaps a joking remark about paranormal activity. Yet remarkable circumstances surrounding many such accounts suggest that the mysterious disappearance of objects could be more than "just one of those things." Examining a large selection of fascinating narratives, this book reviews the "disappearing object phenomenon" (DOP) from a scientific standpoint. Both skeptical and supportive perspectives on DOP are considered, leading to the conclusion that disappearing, appearing and reappearing objects are indicators of a controversial take on the nature of reality.
This invaluable book describes, in step-by-step detail, the entire VW Beetle restoration process. In addition to thorough coverage of bodywork repair, it will tell you how to restore and repair trim and mechanical components.
This is a detailed guide on how to install GM's popular LS small-block engines into just about any other vehicle, the most popular conversion in the aftermarket today. Includes an overview of the Chevy LS series engine, technical details on swapping transmissions, drivetrain, fuel system, wiring and ECU, exhaust and installation.
Authored by veteran author John Baechtel, COMPETITION ENGINE BUILDING stands alone as a premier guide for enthusiasts and students of the racing engine. It will also find favor as a reference guide for experienced professionals for years to come.
The LT1, along with its more powerful stablemate, the LT4, raised the bar for performance-oriented small-blocks until the introduction of the LS1 in 1997. The LT1/LT4 engines are powerful, relatively lightweight, and affordable. They powered Chevrolet's legendary Impala SS (and thousands of similar police cars), Corvettes, and Camaros and remain viable choices for enthusiasts today. This book investigates every component of these engines, discussing their strong and weak points and identifying characteristics. Upgrades and modifications for both improved power production and enhanced durability are described and explained in full.
Author: Kevin Whipps
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Chevrolet trucks
When Chevy released its third-generation C/K pickup trucks, the stout and sturdy performers captured the attention of Chevy and GMC truck enthusiasts. As a result, millions were sold during their 18-year production run. The new cab design featured rounded windshield corners, rounded cab roof, and sloped and rounded doors, so they were called the "rounded-line" trucks by General Motors. Enthusiasts, however, didn’t agree. Because of the overall squarer appearance of the trucks, they were soon called the "squarebody" by enthusiasts and journalists alike. Although the older Chevy/GMC pickups are more exclusive, the third-generation pickups are plentiful, are increasing in collector value, and, fortunately, have parts that are readily available. As an on- and off-road utility vehicle, Chevy/GMC trucks have been towing, hauling, and operating in a variety of conditions. After all of these years of hard use and exposure to harsh conditions, many of these extensively used trucks are in desperate need of restoration. Whether you own a regular, super, or crew cab with a short or long box, this restoration guide provides the pertinent information and instruction to restore your truck to original condition. Seasoned truck magazine writer Kevin Whipps explains real-world techniques for restoring classic Chevy and GMC pickups at home. You are shown how to comprehensively inspect, properly assess, and accurately budget your restoration project. You are also guided through each major portion of truck restoration, including engine, suspension, chassis, bodywork, paint, brakes, steering, transmission, driveline, electrical system, interior, and more. Special coverage is dedicated to the replacement of body panels and the repair of box, cab, and other body parts. When pro-caliber bodywork has been performed, you have an excellent foundation for the paint, and in turn, you’re shown to prep, shoot, and buff the paint job. The rounded-line Chevy/GMC trucks are extremely popular as stock restorations, fast street trucks, and off-road-duty trucks. But before you can build a specialty truck, you need to have a solid, reliable, restored truck. This book provides the invaluable information and step-by-step instruction to return these trucks to their original glory. An authoritative and comprehensive restoration guide for the 1973-1987 Chevy/GMC trucks has not been available until now.
This informative, fully illustrated handbook includes basic discussion on the science of engine airflow and relationships, how flowbenches work, testing individual engine components, how to analyze the data, calibration issues, intake and exhaust tuning, engine formulas, and putting it all together for maximum performance.