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Old 09-27-2003, 12:25 AM
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building first engine

So I am building my first engine. I had some other guy do it for me the first time and now i have oil running out of my exaust at a fast rate. So now I have to tear it down and start over, and I want to make this 350 a hot engine.

So what I need to learn is about the diffrence of bottom end and top end power, what the differance in pistons are, is there any special kind of rods that are to be used, how compression works, horse power vs. torque, how to pick a cam, how to pick heads, and so on.

So I need some reading material and I need it to be an awsome book. I will also need to be walked through this rebuild pretty well. What kinda book shoud I get, is there any one better than the other ( there are so many to choose from) and where can I find this or these books?

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Try one of the various "How to Hot Rod Small Block Chevy" books on the market, most booksellers have them available.
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Yeh, I`d say a book store is your best bet
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Old 09-29-2003, 10:48 AM
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Stop by your local library also. When I first started out the library was my only resource because I didn't have much money.
I was absolutely floored when I saw the huge collection of material that they had on this subject. I still check with them often because they are always getting new material.

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Old 09-29-2003, 12:55 PM
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Try to find someone level headed you can trust to help you witrh this as well. I think you'll enjoy the project and you will learn so much that no one can take away. Read first, get guidance, get busy.
Like the Nike commercial. Just do it!
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Old 09-30-2003, 12:54 PM
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I learned most of my rebuild knowledge from books by David Vizard. Do a search of books by him and you won't be disappointed. Barnes and Noble stocks his stuff and many other bookstores as well.
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HOW ABOUT cHILTON'S?
WHAT IS EVERYONE'S OPINION's on these books?
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Check some of this out Right here Or check this one outRight here

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