Rebuilding The Small-block Chevy: Step-by-step Videobook by Larry AthertonRebuilding The Small-block Chevy: Step-by-step Videobook by Larry Atherton

Rebuilding The Small-block Chevy: Step-by-step Videobook

byLarry Atherton, Larry Schrieb

Paperback | January 29, 2015

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Rebuilding the Small-Block Chevy: Step by Step Videobookis a quality, step-by-step Workbench Book and DVD combination that shows you how to build a street or racing small-block Chevy in your own garage. The book includes more than 650 photos and easy-to-read text that explains every procedure a professional builder uses to assemble an engine from crankshaft to carburetor. The DVD includes more than two hours of coverage showing in detail all the procedures that the book describes. The DVD is filmed in a bright, well-lit studio that really brings out the detail of the engine-building process.

Detailed sections show how to disassemble a used engine, inspect for signs of damage, select replacement parts, buy machine work, check critical component fit, and much more! The DVD takes a trip to the machine shop and shows the viewer the entire process. Performance mods and upgrades are discussed along the way, so the book and DVD combo meets the needs of all enthusiasts, from restorers to hot rodders. This rare instructional combination package is a must-have for every small-block Chevy fan.

Title:Rebuilding The Small-block Chevy: Step-by-step VideobookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1613251971

ISBN - 13:9781613251973

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Table of Contents


What Is a Workbench® Book?


Chapter 1:

Before You Begin

The Small-Block Family

Engine Building Tools

The Workspace

Cleaning Area 

Engine Handling

Air Compressors

Do You Need to Rebuild?

System Diagnostics 

Removing the Engine


Chapter 2:

Engine Disassembly 

Keep an Organized Workspace 

Tools and Supplies 

Safety First, Always! 

Step-by-Step Engine Dissassembly


Chapter 3:

Initial Parts Inspection

Before the Machine Shop 

What To Do When Your Parts Don&t Pass Inspection 

Initial Parts Inspection


Chapter 4:

Selecting Parts


Camshaft Drives

Cam Bumpers and Drive Covers 

Camshaft Kits


Crankshaft and Connecting Rods

Cylinder Heads 

Distributors and Ignitions 

Exhaust Manifolds 


Intake Manifolds

Oil System

Pistons and Rings

Rocker Arms and Studs


Chapter 5:

The Machine Shop

Finding and Dealing with a Machine Shop

Who&s Responsible? 

Before You Drop Off Parts

Cleaning and Crack Detection 

Block Machine Work 

Head Machine Work

Piston Machine Work 

Piston Rings 

Rod Machine Work

Crankshaft Machine Work 

Engine Balancing 

Manifold Machine Work 

Other Machine Shop Services

Picking Up Your Parts 

Things To Do After You Pick Up Your Parts 

Post-Machine-Shop Procedures 


Chapter 6:

Component Cleaning 

Tools and Supplies 

Important Considerations 


Component Cleaning Procedures 


Chapter 7:

Pre-Assembly Fitting

Preparations and Supplies 

Precision Tools 

Special Considerations

Final Tips

Step-by-Step Pre-Assembly Fitting


Chapter 8:

Final Assembly 

Tools and Supplies

Final Assembly Tips 

Step-by-Step Final Assembly

Chapter 9: Installation, Break-In and Testing

Installing the Engine

Starting Your New Engine 

Step-by-Step Engine Installation 



Cylinder Numbers and Firing Order 

Torque Sequences

Torque Specifications 

Piston Ring Gap Alignment

Timing Belt/Chain Alignment Marks

General Specifications 

Work-A-Long Sheet


Source Guide