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Old 10-17-2002, 08:02 PM
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I just recently bought a '79 Chevy p/u 4x4 w/ a 305 that has a real bad knock in it. I want to rebuild this engine. I am a novice at best but I bought this to learn with. Can anyone offer a good resource (how-to book, etc.) or give some advice on where to start? Thanks.

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Old 10-17-2002, 10:42 PM
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Hey man, i'm kind of a newbie too, but i've been building a 350 from scratch for about a year now (not a whole lot of cash flow when your 16) but i am using a book called "how to rebuild your small block chevy". Its part of a collection of books by HPbooks. you could probably pick it up on ebay for dirt cheap. it tells you how to yank the engine, take it apart, and rebuild it. I like it alot and have used it a ton. Good luck
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Go to your local parts store and pick up a Haines manual titled Rebuilding your Small Bock Chevy. Or something like that...I can't remember exactly what it is called without going to the garage to look.
Anyways you can pick it up for about $12
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Both of the books previously mentioned are good and I would get both of them. eastwoodcompany.com also sells a video which is very helpful, on rebuilding a small block chevy engine.
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I wanna see that video in fast forward!!!
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Be careful with some manuals , they're not real clear on some topics.
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