The traditional Oldsmobile V-8
powered some of the most memorable cars of the muscle car era, from the
442s of the 60s
and early 70s to the Trans-Ams of the late 70s. These powerful V-8s were
also popular in ski boats. They have found a new lease on life with the
recent development of improved aftermarket cylinder heads, aggressive
roller camshafts, andelectronic fuel injection.
Author Bill Trovato is
recognized for being one of the most aggressive and successful
Oldsmobile engine experts, and he openly shares all of his proven
tricks, tips, and techniques in How
to Build Max-Performance Oldsmobile V-8s.
His many years of successful experience racing and winning with the Olds
V-8 in heads-up, street-legal cars proves he knows how to extract
maximum power from the design without sacrificing durability. A complete
review of factory blocks, cranks, heads, and more is teamed with a
thorough review of all the aftermarket equipment available. Whether mild
or wild, the important information on cam selection and Olds-specific
engine-building techniques are all here. Fans of the traditional Olds
V-8 will appreciate the level of detail and completeness Trovato brings
to the table, and his frank, to-the-point writing style is as efficient
and effective as the engines he designs, builds, and races.
Anyone considering use of an
Oldsmobile V-8 to power their ride will save time, money, and headaches
by following the clear and honest advice offered in How
to Build Max- Performance
Oldsmobile V-8s. Plenty of photos
and step-by-step engine builds showcase exactly how these engines should
be built to deliver the most power per dollar.
first-ever complete guide to the traditional Oldsmobile V-8
both small- and big-block Olds V-8s using both factory and
component selection, durability mods, and tuning for
both street and racing engines.
About the Author
Bill Travato worked
for 20 years as automation mechanic at Delco Products General Motors and
has operated his high-performance engine shop for five years. He has
competed in a number of Popular Hot Rodding Engine Masters Challenges
and is the current record holder in the National Muscle Car Association's
X-treme Street class at 7.97@171 mph.
Condition: This is a NEW book
Author: Bill Travato
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 279 B&W photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11