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Old 11-01-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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John Lingenfelter on Modifying SB Chevy Engines John Lingenfelter on Modifying SB Chevy Engines
Very GOOD book to start at and easy to read

How to hotrod big-block How to hotrod big-block

How to Hotrod Small-Block How to Hotrod Small-Block

High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6


Dyno-Proven GM LS1 Thru LS7 Performance Parts


Engine Blueprinting Engine Blueprinting

Chevy LS1/LS6 Performance: High Performance Modifications for Street and Racing Chevy LS1/LS6 Performance: High Performance Modifications for Street and Racing


How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s: Modifying and Tuning GM III Engines for GM Cars & Pickups How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s: Modifying and Tuning GM III Engines for GM Cars & Pickups


Ford Performance Ford Performance



Cyllender heads

How to build and modify chevrolet small-block v-8 cyllender heads How to build and modify chevrolet small-block v-8 cyllender heads




Valvetrain

How to build and modify chevrolet small-block v-8 camshaft & valvetrain How to build and modify chevrolet small-block v-8 camshaft & valvetrain


High Performance Camshafts: Best of Hot Rod Serie High Performance Camshafts: Best of Hot Rod Serie




Turbo

Maximum Boost Maximum Boost

Testing,Designing and installing Turbo systems

Forced Induction Performance Tuning Forced Induction Performance Tuning


Supercharged!




Chassis


How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and Suspension
Very well written and GOOD info on Chassis,Suspension and Fastener info for Real Racers

Chassis Engeneering Chassis Engeneering

Beginners book,goes into the basics of suspension setups and weight

Race Car Dynamics Race Car Dynamics


Racecar Vehicle dynamics


Drivetrain

Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350


Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 Transmission Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 Transmission




Tuning/PCM/ECU Books

Corvette Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Management 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.

How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems
Concentrates on EFI tuning, though is more focused on imports. It's a good book that goes into details why certain tables and parameters are adjusted.

Engine Management: Advanced Tuning Engine Management: Advanced Tuning

Nice and easy to read

Building & Tuning High-Performance Electronic Fuel Injection Building & Tuning High-Performance Electronic Fuel Injection


Misc

Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing



Advanced readers

The internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice Vol 1 The internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice Vol 1


The internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice Vol 2 The internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice Vol 2


The scientific design of exhaust and intake systems The scientific design of exhaust and intake systems


Design and Simulation of Four-Stroke Engines Design and Simulation of Four-Stroke Engines


Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals


Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine

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Herb Adams is a good read.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:15 PM   #4
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Heywood is very detailed and mathematical, good if you're an engineer or are strong in math/physics.
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Chevy Gen3 Small Block v8 or soemthing is also excellent.

But then again, that has been said like 12 times.
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The internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice Charles F. Taylor
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My most prized publication above all others is Claude Rouelle's Race Car Dynamics Workbook. I have no idea where you could find a copy other than going to an OptimumG siminar, maybe e-bay ?...

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I have read a bunch of the books above but i am looking for books on how to setup the valvetrain, Rocker adjustment, pushrd length, Lifter pre load, etc.
I want to be able to do that stuff myself.
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To get more advanced:

The scientific design of exhaust and intake systems,

Next step after that:

Design and Simulation of Four-Stroke Engines

To get into either one of these you need to understand motors very well for them to help you at all, otherwise they will be over your noggin.


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If you get all the way thru Taylor's textbook and understand it all, come back and teach us! I certanly wouldn't recommend it as a place to start. I use it as a reference for particular questions. If you think in BMEP rather than torque/hp, etc. you are probably almost ready for Taylor.

Milliken's Rececar Vehicle Dynamics is great, but it helps to have some basic background. The chapter by Terry Satchell is my fav.

Herb Adams wrote in an understandable manner for more basic readers even though he knows much more than what's in the book. It's a good start.

Most everything Vizard writes has merit, especially when he has tested it himself.

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If you get all the way thru Taylor's textbook and understand it all, come back and teach us! I certanly wouldn't recommend it as a place to start. I use it as a reference for particular questions. If you think in BMEP rather than torque/hp, etc. you are probably almost ready for Taylor.

Milliken's Rececar Vehicle Dynamics is great, but it helps to have some basic background. The chapter by Terry Satchell is my fav.

Herb Adams wrote in an understandable manner for more basic readers even though he knows much more than what's in the book. It's a good start.

Most everything Vizard writes has merit, especially when he has tested it himself.
I'm currently reading IC engines by Ferguson. He keeps referencing Taylor and a publication by him around 1985 in reference to derivtion of the Mach index, sonic choke etc.

I guess I should check it out.
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If you get all the way thru Taylor's textbook and understand it all, come back and teach us! I certanly wouldn't recommend it as a place to start. I use it as a reference for particular questions. If you think in BMEP rather than torque/hp, etc. you are probably almost ready for Taylor.

Milliken's Rececar Vehicle Dynamics is great, but it helps to have some basic background. The chapter by Terry Satchell is my fav.

Herb Adams wrote in an understandable manner for more basic readers even though he knows much more than what's in the book. It's a good start.

Most everything Vizard writes has merit, especially when he has tested it himself.
I dont understand most books in their entirety; thats the point right
I've probobly read about 1/4 of both volumes. The pace slows dramatically as you read on.

As soon as the speed of sound comes into play, I'm intimidated. I hate compressible flow.
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Are there any books that are LSx specific?
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Are there any books that are LSx specific?
Im sure there are, but if you're looking to understand ICE, you wouldn't want that.
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thats funny! In aerospace , no one has any idea what newton is; we make 35,000lbs of thrust. Everything is in standard units, makes life easy
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Are there any books that are LSx specific?

ya, i just bought how to build high performance chevy LS1/LS6 V8s by Will Handzel.

it gives a lot of specs on the gen 3 small block motors and it has step by step on dropping out the motor (main reason i got it) i havnt really read much of it yet because i just got it but it seems like it has some usefull info
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Ari, I suggest you edit your first post and make the book examples links to say Amazon. I think this is sticky material but it will need to cleaned up.
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This definately could be a sticky. I was getting ready to add it to my favorites but now that it may be a sticky I wont need to. I took a look as some internal combustion engine books and they are very expensive. I had no idea they would cost so much. But if you learn from them than they are well worth it.
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Ari, I suggest you edit your first post and make the book examples links to say Amazon. I think this is sticky material but it will need to cleaned up.
Im on it
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