How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines 9781934709870
How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines 9781934709870

How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines

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How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines

Livre / Workshop en Anglais de Jefferson Bryant

Skylarks, GSXs, Grand Nationals, Rivieras, Gran Sports; the list of formidable performance Buicks is impressive. 

From the torque monsters of the 1960s to the high-flying Turbo models of the '80s, Buicks have a unique place in performance history.

Pages : 144

Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)

Format : Paperback / softback

Illustrations : 324 b/w

Publisher : CarTech

ISBN : 9781934709870

 

How to Build Max-Performance

Buick Engines

Chapter 1: Blocks 

Nailhead 

Small-Block 350 

Big Blocks

V-6 Turbo 

Main Bearing Cap Studs

 

Chapter 2: Pistons, Rods and Cranks 

Crankshafts 

Main Seals

Connecting Rods 

Rod Bolts 

Pistons

Piston Pins 

Rings 

 

Chapter 3: Oiling System Upgrades 

Disassembly and Modification

Crankshaft Mods 

Close Bearing Tolerances 

Oil Pumps 

Rear Oil Pressure Gauge Installation 

Oil Pans

Motor Oil Considerations

 

Chapter 4: Cams and Timing Covers

Cam Bearing Options 

Oiling System Upgrades

Timing Cover Options

Oil Pump Booster Plate 

Cam Thrust Control 

Distributor Gear Oiling 

Front Main Seal

Lifter Bore Reinforcement

 

Chapter 5: Cylinder Heads 

Gasket Port Matching

Blending the Bowls 

Exhaust Porting

Valve Sizing

Valve Jobs 

Combustion Chamber Polishing 

Heat Crossover Vent Modification 

Flow Testing 

High-Performance Head Parts 

Big-Block Heads

Big-Block Head Porting

Nailhead Cylinder Heads 

Aftermarket Head Options

 

Chapter 6: Valvetrain

Rocker Arms 

Pushrods and Lifters

Camshaft 

Lifters

Timing Chain 

Retainers, Keepers and Springs

 

Chapter 7: Ignition and Fuel Systems 

Distributors 

V-6 Turbo 

Electronic Timing Boxes 

Fuel Systems 

Engine Cooling

 

Chapter 8: Intake, Carbs and Exhaust

Carburetors 

Intake Manifolds 

Sheet Metal Intake Fabrication

Headers, Manifolds and Exhaust Systems

 

Chapter 9: Race Engines

Block Preparation 

Rotating Assembly 

Camshafts 

Heads

Induction 

Oiling System 

Factory Racer Kits 

 

Chapter 10: V-6 Turbo 

Turbo System Porting 

Turbo Replacement 

Intercoolers

Downpipes and Wastegates 

Intakes 

Fuel Pump

Electronics 

 

Appendix A: Source Guide

Appendix B: 1953-1955 Nailhead Engine Specifications 

Appendix C: 1953-1971 Engine Specifications

Appendix D: 1987 3.8L V-6 Turbo Engine Specification

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