The 4-Cylinder Engine Short Block High-Performance Manual
by Des Hammill.
Don't try to build a powerful engine unless you start with a strong bottom end. Otherwise, all of your hard-earned horsepower may end up scattered all over the track!
Many books on building racing engines assume that you are free to use all high-performance aftermarket components, but that doesn't do much good for those of us racing under restricted rules that require stock parts. Instead, author Des Hammill deals realistically with budgetary and regulatory barriers to using those trick racing parts. You will learn how to tell which OEM components are up to the demands of high performance use, and how to find and use better "stock" components where necessary.
This book is intended to be a companion guide to any factory engine building manual. It doesn't list torque specs or other details that are specific to any one engine. Instead, it covers principles and practices that apply to any mass-produced inline-4 automobile engine. Even if you have a "hop-up" tuning manual for your particular engine, you will find that this book does an excellent job of filling in the gaps that other books tend to skip over. Hundreds of diagrams and color photographs.
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