Building an Engine - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2000 Our previous General Forum
Replies ONLY - no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 00, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 6

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good book that would give me the basics on building a solid chevy engine. I know a little a bit but would really enjoy learning the mathamatical portion of building a balanced engine. Thank you.
CRUZ'in68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 00, 08:23 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Utah, no I\'m not mormon U.S.A.
Posts: 260

Yea there is a book called "The step by step guide to engine blueprinting. Has all mathematical and theory's of engine building. I bought it thru Summit racing about 7 or 8 years ago. Good referal book, with alot of hints and information.
CORNHOLIO is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 00, 06:38 PM
Tech Team
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: South Hero, VT, USA
Posts: 73

I get a lot of use out of the 2 David Vizard books - "how to rebuild your small block Chevy" for the basics, and "how to build horsepower" which gets into more engine theory, tuning, etc.

Camaro Tech 1st Generation
houndog72 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 00, 02:42 PM
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Columbia, MO USA
Posts: 21,341

The "HP" books "how-to" series are very good but not geared so much towards the more advanced "gearheads" as Vizards or Ed Stafels.
Amazon should give you a percent off discount and I'm here to say they get them to you before you can turn around.

Try any of these. And if I had the money that I've got in my "library", I probably could afford that lung I want for my big engine. Ha!, Ha!!! Go figure.

(1) GM's Chevrolet Power.
(2) The Chevrolet Racing Engine by Bill Jenkins.
(3) Chevy Performance by John Michelsen.
(4) How To Build Max Performance Chevy Rat Motors by Ed Staffel.
(5) How to Hotrod Small-block Chevys by HP.
(6) How to Hotrod Big-block Chevys by HP.
(7) How To Rebuild Big-Block Chevy Engines by HP and also the small-block book.
(8) Big Block Chevy Performance by HP.

pdq67 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 00, 11:54 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 170

all of the books mentioned are good I have the Jenkins book and the "how to rebuild the small block chevy"....the first thing you should determine is what type of motor you are going to build, from stock to mild to will not do you much good to buy a book like the jenkins book if you are planning a stock motor...some of the books deal with modifying and hot rodding the motor while other deal with a near stock rebuild, buy according to your plans.
jblake is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome