The 4-Cylinder Engine Short Block High-Performance Manual

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How to blueprint any 4-cylinder, 4-stroke engine's short block for maximum performance and reliability. Covers choosing components, crank and rod bearings, pistons, camshafts and much more.


A complete practical guide on how to blueprint (optimize all aspects of specification) any 4-cylinder, four-stroke engine's short block to obtain maximum performance and reliability without wasting money on over-specced parts. Includes choosing components, crankshaft & conrod bearings, cylinder block, connecting rods, pistons, piston to valve clearances, camshaft, engine balancing, timing gear, lubrication system, professional check-build procedures and much more.

About the author

Des Hammill has a background in precision engineering and places great emphasis on accuracy. Des has vast experience of building all types of engine for many categories of motor racing. Having lived in many countries around the world, Des and his wife, Alison, currently live in Devon, England.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787110-31-1 • eV number: eV5031 • Published: September 2016 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £12.99 / $13.99 / €15.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4414 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £17.99 • 112 pages • 195 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845844-14-1 • UPC: 6-36847-04414-5. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

The 4-Cylinder Engine Short Block High-Performance Manual

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