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The traditional Pontiac V-8 ushered in the age of great American overhead valve V-8s with its introduction in 1955. Almost immediately, it became the basis for competition powerplants. 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.Today?s Pontiac enthusiast has a wide range of factory and aftermarket components to choose from, and in How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s, all the critical components are reviewed in great detail. The book includes honest advice on the proper way to modify components for optimal power and durability. The book also gives readers an assessment of the many aftermarket accessories offered for these great engines, and shares the capabilities such parts bring with them. Additionally, high-performance engine buildups are completed and the results are shared.If you?re considering building a traditional Pontiac V-8 engine for increased power and performance or even competitive racing, this book is a critical component to achieving your goals.? A complete and thorough guide to designing and assembling high-performance Pontiac V-8 engines.? Includes information on the very latest aftermarket components for the Pontiac, including the new cast-iron D-port heads and aluminum blocks.? Pontiac GTOs and Firebirds remain some of the most popular cars of all time.
Author: Rocky Rotella
Illustrations: 352 color photos