V-8 Horsepower Performance Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop) (Paperback)
Motorbooks, 9780760335529, 160pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2009
A high-performance engine is more than the sum of its parts. It is an intricate system of interacting components and will reach its full power only if treated as such: an integrated whole. And this is precisely what the V-8 Horsepower Performance Handbook does. Approaching the engine as a system of interdependent components that must work in perfect harmony, the book provides the working knowledge for keeping a V-8 at the top of its form. And for those who’d like to understand how the engine works, the book also includes lucid explanations, beginning with the theory of cylinder head flow.
In clear, easy-to-follow terms, custom V-8 builder Scott Parkhurst offers detailed information and expert advice about block preparation, choosing a reciprocating assembly, and selecting a cam to compliment the heads and meet your own driving needs and performance goals. He also addresses ancillary components such as carburetion, fuel injection and header selection. Whether your V-8 powers a performance car, a truck, or even a boat, this fully charged handbook supplies all the know-how to get it--and keep it--running at its peak.