Book Description

From the Back Cover This Roger Huntington classic will help you understand how things were done in 1951! This book is a reprint of the original edition first published in 1951. Some of the items covered are speed tuning theory and practice, building costs, as well as horsepower and torque specifications for 1937-54 Chevrolet 6 cylinder engines, including the 228, 248, and 270 GMC engines. Procedures and components detailed include fitting the block, stock and special Wayne and Horning cylinder heads, rocker arms, pushrods, cams, boring for larger pistons, rings, drilled crank-shafts, intake manifolds, exhaust headers, ignitions and superchargers.Also highlighted are classic speed equipment components developed and manufactured by Barker, Belond, Besasie, Champion, Clark, Edelbrock, Edmunds, Chet Herbert, Hilborn, Horning, Howard, Iskenderian, Italmeccanica, JE Pistons, Mallory, McGurk, Newhouse, Nicson, Spalding, Tattersfield, Venolia, Vertex, Wayne, Wico and Zoller.Explanation of the Chevy power family is included, as well as the path to power, block modification and assembly, estimating horsepower, and planning the job to get the most performance for your money. Clearances and general operating instructions are provided for the Wayne-equipped engine. Whether you want to hop up your Chevrolet 6 for a period correct build, or are just curious about how things were done in 1951, this little guide will be a fun addition to your library. Read more About the Author Roger Huntington was a self-taught automotive journalist. He wrote eight books on automotive engineering and contributed to at least 10 automotive magazines during his 51-year writing career. Some of the magazines he wrote technical articles for included , and Hot Rod Magazine. One of his regular columns appeared for over 15 years in Speed & Custom Dealer. Read more