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How to build monster Chevy big blocks.
Publication Information:
North Branch, MN : CarTech ; Stillwater, MN : Book trade distribution by Voyageur Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
132 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
"Blowers, bow tie blocks, nitrous, Merlin blocks--Cover.

"With bonus pages from Car craft do-it-yourself street performance [and] Chevy high performance"--Cover.

"468 CID, 496 CID, 510 CID, 550 CID, 572 CID, 604 CID, 705 CID"--Cover.

"Part no. CT944"--P. [4] of cover.
Added Uniform Title:
Hot rod.

Car craft.

Chevy high performance.
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TL210 .H685 1999 V.10 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Based on factory stock as well as bored-stroked bow tie parts and aftermarket components, this book takes you from 396 cubes through 430, 510, 550, 572, 705 and 750 ci engines. Includes pump gas 700 hp motors, streetable 890 hp engines, to 510 cube-630 hp engines which look like a 396. It's all here!

Table of Contents

Megart - Build A 604-Inch Chevy Rat in Your Garagep. 4
The 1,200HP Rat - Build A Killer 468CI Big-Block Using Off-the-Shelf Partsp. 10
John Lingenfelter Builds an Affordable 496-Inch Rat Motor That Makes 612HPp. 14
7 Second Secrets - Inside A 2,000HP Pro Street Enginep. 18
8 Second Storm - Inside A 1,100HP Super Street Enginep. 21
Mountain Climbing - 705 Cubic Inches and 961 Horsepower on Pump Gas!p. 24
Ramming the Rat - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dynop. 28
Triple Threat - Inches are Everything When Power and Driveabilty are Paramountp. 32
How to Make Big Power and Retain the Restored Look - Part 1p. 36
Assembling Our Resto Big-Block with High-Performance Parts - Part 2p. 40
Some Assembly Required - How to Build A 700HP Pump-Gas Rat in Your Garagep. 44
Rat Attack - RHS Builds A 700HP 505-Inch Big-Block Chevy... For Under 10 Grandp. 53
Take it to the Limit - How to Make it in the Big Time with A 550 Cubic Inch Chevyp. 61
Impastato Racing Builds 10-Second Cars Using Parts Nobody Else Wantsp. 64
Chevy's Aluminum Alloy Rat Motor - 430 Cubic Inches of Big-Block Chevy Powerp. 67
Truck Racing - Believe it or not the 427 Chevy Truck Motor is a Bacer!p. 70
Mouse Hunt - How to Build A 465HP Mouse Trapp. 73
Uncle Sam Wants You? - 900HP Rat - Inside the Gianino 8-Second Mail-Order Motorp. 76
Building the Perfect Beast - Eight Engine Pros Tell How to Build the Best Big Blockp. 79
Under Cover 396 - Scoggin-Dickey and Gt Racing Build an Outlaw Ratp. 82
Heavy Metal Goes High-Tech... and We're Rewarded with 648 LBS-FT and 562HPp. 86
Title Bout, the Rematch - Out-of-the-Box Powerp. 91
Title Bout, the Rematch - It's Time to Racep. 96
King Rat - How to Build A 510CI/630HP Big-Block Chevy and Tell the World It's A 396p. 100
On the Mark - Charting the Changes Through Three Generations of Big-Blocksp. 105
Godzilla Cube Bow Tie - 572 Inches of Building-Flattening Big-Block Chevyp. 110
When Edelbrock and Reher-Morrison Get Together, the Benefits are Manifoldp. 115
Giant! - New Aftermarket Cast-Iron Cylinder Blocks, Would You Believe Over 750CI?p. 120
Return of the Pavement Pounder - Building A Streetable 890HP Enginep. 125
Big Power, Small Dollars - Make Big HP for Little Moneyp. 130