It was featured in the July 2002 issue. Finally, many of the nations Pontiac engine builders have submitted their engine package builds and this is another great plus in using these as a guideline in building your engine. It offers insight and tips on building your short Block, assuming you already know how to assemble an engine. If nothing else, it gives you a template that your buddy or local machine shop can use in modifying your iron heads for maximum performance. I would recomend this book to all persons wanting to build Pontiac engines or have them build by a shop. From there, the performance people at Pontiac upped the ante year after year, putting together performance packages for the 326, 389, 400, 421, and 455-cubic-inch engines. CarTech sent us this book for review.
The individual bosses limit cylinder distortion when the head bolts are torqued appropriately. Blocks of this era are constructed of high-quality iron and contain all of the desirable characteristics to accept most modern aftermarket Pontiac components and accommodate easy chassis installation. Bruce designed and built the 8000 rpm 421 engine for Jim. Phone 909 844-1081 Support those who support you. Pontiac Super Stocker nine years straight.
Topics and comments that do not comply will be removed by the webmaster or by selected moderators. One is to strive for excellent customer service. Call for pricing that beats everyone else! Very easy to read and full of information. This book takes the reader through the stages of tuning a Pontiac V8, from 350 ci, through to 455 ci. Any performance enthusiast or competitive racer can easily achieve displacement greater than 460 ci using a typical 400 block and an aftermarket crankshaft. The one and only ~ www.
All cylinder machining should be performed with a honing plate installed. I will look into that some more! No new posts since the last visit. Neither does it give you any information on the authors 11-second, 4000lb Pontiac station-wagon, something the book would greatly benefit from. Talk to me, Bruce Fulper, and learn what's real about the traditional Pontiac V-8. Author Jim Hand begins with a year-by-year timeline, tracing Pontiac performance packages from 1955 through 1979, and then moves on to chapters on bottom end parts, and cooling, oiling, and ignition systems. Jim Hand is widely known and respected and rarely a target of the rabid desktop commentators infesting internet forums with grandiose claims of phenomenal power, back road victories and total dominance at small dragstrips no one has ever heard of. A quality machine shop uses it to account for cylinder distortion during machining, but it can be beneficial for home use too.
This particular edition is in a Paperback format. No engine failures using a stock block and crank. The book covers cams, carbs, intakes, heads, blocks, exhaust, cooling and ignition and generally simple, effective modifications, tips and tricks to tailor those things to your particular combo. As time passed and the engine evolved to greater heights and larger displacements, avid Pontiac enthusiasts took advantage of the design's strong points and overcame its weaknesses to build a legendary performance history. You say you'd like to add nitrous? The Source Guide provides contact information for companies that I am comfortable recommending. I used the car to test different combinations. Call or E-mail for personal help.
This book will show you how to maximize the performance of your V-8 Pontiac. From the 287 to the mighty 455, from Tempests to Tri-Powers, this book covers it all. The cars weight on that run. At the end of the book he provides some packages from various performance shops to help the reader choose their modifications. Block Specifications Pontiac used a variety of bore-and-stroke combinations to achieve specific amounts of displacement for its V-8 over the years.
In order for the car hobby to exist, manufacturers must keep bringing out new, high quality products to market and for reasonable prices. Author Jim Hand begins with a year-by-year timeline, tracing Pontiac performance packages from 1955 through 1979, and then moves on to chapters on bottom end parts, and cooling, oiling, and ignition systems. Most tech manuals I simply read the section that concerns me at the moment, this one I read cover to cover. All other sizes and power levels avaialble. The most complete guide to building your Pontiac engine with 100% confidence.
Spend your money on airflow. The only restriction that I imposed upon each builder was that the engine package must operate reliably and perform within a reasonable range of the estimated horsepower and torque values. You should also inspect the main saddles and bulkheads to ensure uniformity throughout and look for casting voids or signs of core shifting. And always keep your original Email included with subsequent emails. Ask questions and enjoy our site. Greg also used my advice on gear and converter selection.
See all of our manufactuers below. Block Design Your hub for horsepower Get first access to hit shows like Roadkill and Dirt Every Day Join free for 14 days now The basic block is compact and rigid. So view this book as a nicely done follow up. Stock-Block Modifications A stock Pontiac block is completely adequate for most high-performance builds. David Butler is among the most knowledgeable Pontiac builders around today and his approach toward any type of Pontiac performance can be backed up with successful results. The stock Pontiac V-8 block is constructed of cast iron.