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Old 09-24-2010, 10:49 PM
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So.......almost every time I see TechInspector on a camshaft forum he is usually referring to a Crane Cams Catalog. The way he dishes information from this catalog it seems that a catalog like this would be nice to have on the shelf and I would like to know where it came from. The reason of this thread is I would like to hear of good literature that people have on their shelf or online somewhere. I am thinking we could post titles, authors, web links to information that is really good, and links to books that we would recommend to someone. If a link is posted please tell us what the info is about and not just post a link that way if someone is not interested in the info they are not opening every link they see to hopefully come across something that they would like to read. I personally don't mind buying books and would like to have a nice library of damned good information, I just don't know what to buy and I think a lot of us would like to know what each other is reading.

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It's not a catalog but it's good reading. http://www.harveycrane.com
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I would like to know where it came from.
I ordered it from Crane before the sale and re-organization. I have run a ton of Crane stuff throughout the years. I've also run some Isky, some CompCams and some Racer Brown 392 hemi cams.
I sometimes use Crane, but usually end up with a Comp if I'm doing a DynoSim because Comp made the software and about 800 cams are in there just by clicking on a few buttons. I also lean on Keith Black pistons
http://www.kb-silvolite.com/kb_car/p...p?action=step1
SummitRacing
http://www.summitracing.com/
Airflow Research
http://www.airflowresearch.com/
Racing Head Service
http://www.racingheadservice.com/
SRP pistons for affordable forged units
http://www.srp.com/
Edelbrock
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/
Scat for cranks and rods
http://www.scatcrankshafts.com/
Stan Weiss head flow charts
http://users.erols.com/srweiss/tablehdc.htm
and a few others that escape me right now. But like I say, when I'm running up an engine build for someone, I might have 8 or 10 different pages open at one time with a notebook, pen and calculator at the ready.

Quite often, I recommend a certain book or books to a reader with the idea that he/she needs to bone-up on whatever the subject is before coming here to ask questions. I use Amazon for that and usually recommend a used book to save a few sheckels. One of the most referenced books is one or more of the engine swap books. If you've never done a swap, you really need to read one or more of these.
http://www.amazon.com/Engine-Swappin...5460150&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Engi...5460150&sr=1-2
http://www.amazon.com/Petersens-Engi...5460150&sr=1-4
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-...5460150&sr=1-6
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-...5460150&sr=1-9
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-...5460150&sr=1-8
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-...460150&sr=1-10

If an OP is a relative newcomer to the hobby and is planning his/her first engine build, I think the book "How to Rebuild Your Small Block Chevy" by David Vizard is an excellent start.
Here is a compilation of Vizard's contributions....
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...sprefix=Vizard

Pat Ganahl is a good writer if you want to learn about blowers in a street/strip application....
http://www.amazon.com/Street-Superch...5460723&sr=1-1

And I constantly refer to Blower Drive Service's website. They have been in the business for a long time and know the answers to any question you may have about a blower and the application requirements. There are many charts and formulas that I use frequently to make my point.....If you will take the time to surf all through this site and read everything they have written, you'll know more than the average bear.....
http://www.blowerdriveservice.com/
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