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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, and electronic 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 the 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.
Bill Travato worked for 20 years as an 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.
Author: Bill Travato
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Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 279 B&W photos
Printing Status: In Print
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