by Roger Huntington
Reprint of the 1950 classic, this true hotrodders' guidebook provides effective methods for tuning all types of stock engines from the conservative road car to full-race capability.
Includes general engine performance, stock-engine characteristics, basic planning for modifications, paths to power, block and lower half, cylinder head, gas flow, ignition, bearings and lubrication, supercharging, fuels and souped performance.
Special heads are discussed, such as Ardun, Stephens-Frenzel and Riley for the V-8 Ford and Wayne for the Chevrolet 6.
Engine cutaways for Offenhauser midget, Ardun Ford V-8, Chevrolet 6, Ford Model A and V-8 "60", Studebaker Champion and Willy's F-head. Tables provided for computing displacement (bore and stroke), Ford valve timing and decimal equivalents.
• Getting Into Focus
• General Engine Performance
• Stock Engine Characteristics
• The Paths To Power
• The Block And Lower Half
• The Cylinder Head
• Gas Flow
• Bearings And Lubrication
• Souped Performance
• Appendix I: List Of Abbreviations
• Appendix II Tables
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