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How to Blueprint & Build A 4-Cylinder Short Block for High-Performance (Speedpro) [Paperback]

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Item description for How to Blueprint & Build A 4-Cylinder Short Block for High-Performance (Speedpro) by Des Hammill...

A complete practical guide on how to blueprint (optimize all aspects of specification) any 4-cylinder, four-stroke engine's short block to obtain maximum performance and reliability without wasting money on over-specced parts. Includes choosing components, crankshaft & conrod bearings, cylinder block, connecting rods, pistons, piston to valve clearances, camshaft, engine balancing, timing gear, lubrication system, professional check-build procedures and much more.

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Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.69" Width: 8.03" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   1.01 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 22, 2004
Publisher   Veloce Publishing
ISBN  1903706920  
ISBN13  9781903706923  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Des Hammill is a professional engineer with huge experience of building successful and reliable racing engines and solving the problems associated with all aspects of high performance applications. Des has written many of Veloce's SpeedPro series books.

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Repair
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Transportation > General
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Reviews - What do customers think about How to Blueprint & Build A 4-Cylinder Short Block for High-Performance (Speedpro)?

good technical book  Apr 20, 2008
This is a very good book for the first time engine builder. It explains in simple terms the whys as well as the how-to on performance engine building.
Good but basic  Jan 11, 2007

The book is readable and very detailed, but a too small amount of guidelines for modification are given. It is really a guide on how to build a block together.
Good when you don't have clue, but not good enough for real modifiers.
An Excellent Resource for the Beginner  Jun 28, 2003
I feel this book is an excellent introduction to the complex world of engine building. Having read it I'm beginning to feel competent to develop a plan for the rebuilding of my '71 Ford Pinto 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine. I certainly know the questions to ask the shop that will machine my block, and I'll know how to check and confirm their work. Exceptionally clear photos are throughout this book and Des Hammill writes in a manner exactly to my novice level of understanding. Another book by Hammill confirms this style is no fluke, because equally as readable is "How to Build and Modify Sportscar and Kitcar Suspension and Brakes". Though the experienced engine builder may not find enough useful pages in this book to paper a birdcage I feel it's a highly informative introduction to balancing and blueprinting a 4-cylinder short block. This book combined with a shop manual specific to your car arms you with the information necessary to tackle your engine rebuild with confidence. I give the book 5 stars because it gave me just the info I was looking for. This book will be used in combination with Peter and Valerie Wallage's: Rebuilding and Tuning Ford's Kent Crossflow Engine.
An extremely sound book. Whilst much of the instruction will be well known to the majority of readers attemping this style of work. There are some new gems. A very practical and helpful book - a definite library addition
too many words, not enough content  Jun 17, 1999
The actual usable content of this book could have probably been written on four pages instead of 104. Common sense and a good service manual have the same information.

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