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Corvette Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Management - Focuses more on EFI theory and the systems/sensors. It covers very little tuning, but still is a great reference source for tuning beginners. Includes fairly up-to-date information for TBI, TPI, LT1/4 and LS1/6 (2001) information. A must read for the LS/6 owner.
Basic engine theory - common concepts between head and intake design, cam specs, piston speed, etc. Want to start reading on the technical side of things, but not sure what to buy. Borders had some stuff, but mainly about SBCs in general, and the majority of those were tear-down manuals rather than any real treatise on theory.
__________________ '99 Trans Am M6, sounds fast but goes slow.
Here are a few books I have personally read that need to be on the list:
Engine Blueprinting: Rick Voegelin (One of the best books OUT in the industry)
Smokey Yunik's Power Secrets : Smokey Yunik (Also a great book, but some info is dated [Rod/Stroke Ratio BS])
Some books STRICTLY ON certain motors that are good:
How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/6 V8's : Will Handzel (Good LS1 book with part numbers, etc. Starting to get dated with the newer LS2/7 items but a nice read for you LSX owners
How to Hotrod Small Block Chevy's (Very straight forward book)
How to Hotrod Big Block Chevy's (Again, all around good info on the BBC)
Ford Performance: by Pat Ganahl (Great book about the entire Ford motor line)
Carbs / Fastners / Etc:
Holley Carburetors: Dave Emanuel (One of the best carb books on the planet and easy to read)
Nuts, Bolts, Fastners, and Plumbing Handbook: Carroll Smith (MUST READ, Long but great information)
Automotive Supercharing and Turbocharging System: John D. Humphries (Ultra technical but once again great info on Forced induction systems)
These books can be found at Barnes and Noble, Hastings, etc. They are not THAT expensive. 15 to 35 dollars per book. You can even get them off the internet. There are many more out there, but I know those will keep you busy for a while. Once again, these will not make you an expert or a pro, but will SURELY give you great information and a better understanding of the internal combustion engine.