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Old 10-04-2003, 02:04 PM
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Learning to Build/Rebuild an Engine

Okay, my next project is to rebuild a 350 SBC. But, I don't have too much knowledge in a total rebuild. What kind of literature and/or other tech would you recommend for me learning, before I start the block and during the build?

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Old 10-04-2003, 08:39 PM
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Heres my input, start at the library and look at the automotive section. You will be surprised to what is there for free checkout. If your not sure about all the tool names and adaptations, you'll be able to find that also. Take a look there before spending lots on money on listed books on the web. You'll be able to see if the book is right for your knowledge and talents.
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Old 10-06-2003, 05:40 PM
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"How to rebuild your SB Chev" is one of the best books for beginner or pro alike. Somewhere in a previous post I put a link to Amazon for the book. You can get it through Summit, or a thousand other places. Great book to have. I've seen it in several libraries as well.

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Old 10-06-2003, 07:37 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up on those books, I'll have to go the library and see what I can find. Thanks!

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Old 10-07-2003, 05:00 AM
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Great Question! I have never done a full build either. I have always had someone else do it for me. I plan on building an in-line 6 for sheets and grins and started with a book I got a few weeks ago on this. I have one in the rat, but I have another one in the wings.
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Old 10-07-2003, 07:48 AM
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Amazon's got it for 13 bucks, Barnes and Nobles has another
book from Vizard titled "How to build max performance Chevy small blocks on a budget" which looks pretty interesting.
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I usually let an engine shop do a short block for me. I don't get and engine rebuilt that often to shell out the cash for all the specialty tools that will be needed for the rebuild. It is far more cost effective to get a shortblock or longblock done for you.

MOney that would've been spent on those use-it-3 times-only tools can be better invested in other items. Of course, if you are gonna have a business, you might wanna get those tools. (expense them )


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Old 10-08-2003, 06:30 PM
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I don't mind getting the tools. And it's not just for performance (but that is the #1 goal ), but also for learning. And I would love to have a business in rebuilding blocks. That would be great.

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