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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 08, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Recommended book/video for learning rebuild?

My 15 year old and I are about to tackle a small block rebuild. The last one I did 20 years ago spun a bearing at 11 miles and I quickly threw a rod after that. Of course, the nitros didn't help, but that's another story.

Anyway, I am looking for a good book to help my son and I do this right, but simple enough that he can understand what we are doing. Some have said there are video sets out there, but seems like a good book would have a lot more important detail.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 08, 06:19 PM
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Re: Recommended book/video for learning rebuild?

How To Rebuild Your Small Block Chevy By David Vizard. You might be able to check it out at your public library.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 08, 07:24 PM
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Re: Recommended book/video for learning rebuild?


that book has been around since i was a kid.....

all of us should have it!!!!

since i have forgot more than i know

Remember,I'm not making this stuff up!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 08, 07:44 PM
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Re: Recommended book/video for learning rebuild?

I have to agree on that book:
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 08, 07:09 AM
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Re: Recommended book/video for learning rebuild?

"The Step by Step Guide to Engine Blueprinting" by Rick Voeglin ISBN 1-884089-7 Takes you step by step through rebuilding a SBC correctly. If you have ever wondered what a Ford small block looks like Tom Monroe does the same thing his "Engine Builders Handbook". "Pro Engine Blueprinting" by Ben Watson ISBN 0-7603-04240-6 does a better job of explaining the theory of what is going on in an internal combustion engine by using line drawings rather than photo graphs so that the important ideas are not lost in the background. But I think Rick Voeglin would be next book to buy after David Vizard's

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