Chevrolet Small Block Parts Interchange Manual (Revised Edition)

By Ed Staffel Jnr
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Discover the best factory and aftermarket parts combinations for your Chevy small-block engine using this well-researched data that will save you time and energy.

In this revised edition of Chevrolet Small-Block Parts Interchange Manual, Chevrolet expert and author Ed Staffel delivers detailed interchange information on cranks, rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, ignitions, carburetors, and more. Casting and serial number identification guides are included to help you through the myriad of available parts in salvage yards, at swap meets, and on the internet.

Learn what parts can be combined to create various displacements, which parts match well with others, where factory parts are best, and where the aftermarket offers a better alternative. Solid information on performance modifications is included where applicable.

The first and second generations of small-block Chevy engines have been around for more than 60 years, and a byproduct of the design's extremely long production run is the confusing array of configurations that this engine family has seen. Staffel delivers this revised edition on everything you need to know about parts interchangeability for the small-block Chevy. Build your Chevy on a budget today!

● Chapter 1: Cylinder Blocks
Production Cast-Iron Bare Blocks
Maximum Bore-Size Limits
Cast-Iron Bowtie Blocks
Aluminum Bowtie Blocks
Cylinder Sleeves
Freeze Plugs
Cam Bearings
Main Caps
Main Bearings
Block Dowel Pins
Used Engine Blocks

● Chapter 2: Gaskets and Fasteners
Intake Manifold Gaskets
Carb Gaskets
Head Gaskets
Valve Cover Gaskets
Oil Pan Gaskets
Gasket Sealants
Main Cap Bolts and Studs
Cylinder Head Bolts and Stud Kits

● Chapter 3: Rotating Assemblies
Two-Piece Seal Cranks
One-Piece Rear Seal Cranks
Used Cranks
Cast Versus Forged Cranks
Crank Prep
Rod Bearings
Pilot Bushings
Vibration Dampers
Flywheels and Flexplates
Connecting Rods
Rod Bolts
Piston Pins
Floating Versus Pressed-On Piston Pins
Rod Prep
Piston Rings

● Chapter 4: Lubrication Systems
Oil Pans
Windage Trays
Oil Filters and Block Adapters
Oil Coolers
Oil Gauges

● Chapter 5: Cylinder Heads
Service Replacement Cast-Iron Heads
Cast-Iron Bowtie Heads
Aluminum Production Heads
Aluminum Racing Heads
Aftermarket Cylinder Heads

● Chapter 6: Valvetrain
Timing Sets
Static Compression Versus Dynamic Compression and Cam Selection
Valve Lifters
Hydraulic Flat Tappets
Factory Production Hydraulic Roller Tappets
Aftermarket Roller Tappets
Vacuum Storage Tanks and Electric Vacuum Pumps
Roller Lifter Guideplates
Pushrod Guideplates
Rocker Arms
Rocker Arm Studs and Bolts, Balls, and Nuts
Valve Springs
Oil Seals
Valve Stem Locks
Valve Covers

● Chapter 7: Induction System
Cast-Iron Intakes
Aluminum 4-Barrel Intakes
Intake Manifold Gaskets
Fuel Injection
Carb Spacers
Carb Sizes
Carb Tuning
Mechanical Fuel Pumps
Nitrous Oxide, Superchargers, and Turbochargers
Air Filters

● Chapter 8: Ignition Systems
Distributor Advance
Stock HEI
Chevrolet Performance and the Aftermarket
Rev Limiters and Timing Controls
Plug Wires
Spark Plugs
Distributor Drive Gears

● Chapter 9: Exhaust, Cooling, and Engine Swaps
Tube Exhaust Headers 136
Starter Shield
Water Pumps and Brackets
Deep Pulleys
Underdrive Pulleys
Water Temperature Senders
Radiators, Fans, and Fan Shrouds
Engine Swaps
Engine Break-In

Whether you're building a Chevy small-block salvage-yard stroker engine, looking to make a numbers-matching engine, saving money on repurposing factory parts, or simply looking to see which parts work together, this book is a must-have addition to your library.
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Paperback: 144 pages

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