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Which book would you think is the best at giving exact details and explanations for building up a small block? There seems to be a lot of books on the stands on this subject and sense they are not cheep I only want to by one. I am looking for a book that gives the basics of tear down and rebuild. Thanks for your help!
 

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"How to Build the SMALLBLOCK CHEVROLET" by Larry Atherton and Larry Schreib. It is an S-A Design Workbench book.
Very good book with alot of detail and explanation.

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The next books are "How to Hotrod small block chevy, then for good measure, power secrets by Smokey Yunick all the books mentioned in this thread are widely available.. try a search on Amazon

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Also check out "How to Rebuild Your Small Block Chevrolet" by David Vizard. Put out by HP Books, it has a lot of details and photos and covers the process from start to finish.
 

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Go to Barnes and Noble (my "Library") and leaf through the books mentioned. Then pick the one/ones which best suit your needs. They usually have a good selection to choose from.
 

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Oh, forgot to mention, many of the books are geared towards race engines. I had that trouble when I looked for a book for my big block. I chose two, Big Block Performance, and Chevy Rat Motors. If you want a basic instruction manual for rebuilding (tolerances, torque specs, etc) then maybe a shop manual, instead.
 

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The Vizard book is the best one, in my opinion as well. Especially for doing an older engine like in the 1st gen & early 2nd gen camaro's. Very easy to follow. I've had my copy since around 1980.

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Corvette - '73 Mako Shark II replica, '79 L-82, '82 Cross-fire, '01 Coupe
 

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Well, I just recieved my copy of How to rebuild your small block Chevy by David Visard and it is exactly what I expected. I have allready read up to around page 60. This book is full of info that will come in handy for many years Thanks!
 

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David Vizard has several other excellant books on specific areas such as budget performance, cylinder heads and carbs/intakes.

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