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Engine Rebuild Books

I finally have enough money rounded up to do my engine rebuild, but I dont have enough tech info to do the project. Does any one out there have a good book (or two ) that they can refer me to for this. I'm doing a mild to mid rebuild of a 350. I know how to rebuild the engine, but I need a book for info on torque specs, clearance checks, etc.
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Re: Engine Rebuild Books

A regulart Chiltons manual for the vehicle the engine is out of has all that stuff. All the bearing clearance, bearing sizes, ring end gaps for each ring, piston clearance, etc. I rebuilt a 327 with one.

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I have a Haynes techbook thats pretty good, "the chevrolet overhaul manual" its got all the torque specs and everything, and uses laymans terms for idiots like me.
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Re: Engine Rebuild Books

Chilton used to make a "motor manual" for certain years of certain blocks. I don't know if they still do. My Dad has three that cover from the early seventies to the mid eighties. Summit Racing and Amazon might be a good place to look at books.
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Check out the book How to Rebuild a Small Block Chevy by David Vizard. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1557880298/qid=1030794058/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-7359224-9108038?v=glance&amp;s=books" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1557880298/qid=1030794058/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-7359224-9108038?v=glance&amp;s=books[/url]</a>
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Re: Engine Rebuild Books

Hey guys thanks alot. Dave i ordered that book. It looked to be pretty good and at a good price. I have the factory service manual for my truck, but i wanted something that was a bit more performance based. Thanks again guys.
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Re: Engine Rebuild Books

There is also a "How to Hot Rod your SBC". Also a very nice book. Between the two, you can look up the numbers on any head, block, crank or cam. I have and use both. Like you said, the price is right, so why not??
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