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Old 12-02-2006, 09:40 PM   #21
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:20 PM   #22
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Tuning/PCM Books

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.
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BOOKMARKED AND THANK YOU!!!



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Old 12-22-2006, 12:18 PM   #24
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Might want to correct the spelling of "cylinder"
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:55 PM   #25
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I cut my teeth on 'Smokey Yunicks How to Hotrod Small Block Chevy's', circa 1973. A Peterson's publication, I believe.

he was one of the first guys to show street rodders how to get 400+ HP out of a small block chevy. he did other stuff to, google his name to find out more.

Dated material to be sure, but a wealth of information on what might be considered the basics today.

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:47 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:29 AM   #27
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:55 PM   #28
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Engineering fundamentals of the internal combustion engine 2nd edition. Willard W Pulkrabek

We used this book for my thermodynamics class.
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That book is $122! You have one available used?
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Engineering fundamentals of the internal combustion engine 2nd edition. Willard W Pulkrabek

We used this book for my thermodynamics class.
Damn, I wish my thermo class (a few years back) used something cool like that. We had the standard book that didn't mention the i/c engine except for the otto cycle....what a rip!
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"JOHN LINGENFELTER on modifying small block chevy engins". would be a great book to break you in. very funamental and not to deep to make your head spin.got mine at barnes and noble.
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Merged in new book thread 1.19.07.
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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.
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Damn, I wish my thermo class (a few years back) used something cool like that. We had the standard book that didn't mention the i/c engine except for the otto cycle....what a rip!
Yah the mechanical engineers get the basic thermo class. I am an automotive engineering major.
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Yah the mechanical engineers get the basic thermo class. I am an automotive engineering major.
ditto.

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any book by Gordon Blair will leave you totaly perplexed. The man is a genius, I'd reccomend his 2 or 4 stroke book to any engine nerds (yes, I'm admitting to being an engine nerd)
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I was poking around Borders the other day and picked up this book. There's a lot of good info in there. Many of the tests back up the answers to questions that are given here over and over again.

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