Proven methods for increasing horsepower in any engine High performance street and race engine builders are always looking for the latest techniques and combination of parts to build a better, stronger, powerful engines Building an engine is a complex, demanding process that requires careful planning, bulls eye parts selection, and exceptional attention to detail If someone is building an engine for the first time, they need the information contained in this book Extracting maximum torque and horsepower from engines is an art as well as a science David Vizard is an engineer and aptly an engine building artist who guides the reader through all the aspects of power production and high performance engine building His proven high performance engine building methods and techniques are revealed in this all new edition of How to Build Horsepower Vizard goes into extreme depth and detail for drawing maximum performance from any automotive engine The production of power is covered from the most logical point from the air entering the engine all the way to spent gasses leaving through the exhaust Explained is how to optimize all the components in between, such as selecting heads for maximum flow or port heads for superior power output, ideal valvetrain components, realizing the ideal rocker arm ratios for a particular application, secrets for selecting the best cam, and giving unique insight into all facets of cam performance In addition, he covers how to select and setup superchargers, nitrous oxide, ignition and other vital aspects of high performance engine building Vizard s top selling How to Build Horsepower explains the latest and most effective engine building techniques and strategies The reader is treated to the secrets and methods for building virtually any automotive engine Vizard s unique and entertaining style of writing clearly explains the key principles and provides extreme detail and uncommon insight, so at home engine builder can realize their performance goals....
|Title||:||David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower (S-A Design)|
|Publisher||:||CarTech New edition June 17, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||788 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower (S-A Design) Reviews
My hobby is building and restoring classic hot rods and Corvettes. I have read countless articles and books on the engine subject and have garnered many tid-bits along the way...
Still reading through but I'm liking what I've read so far. My first book on this subject so I can't compare to other books but I think it's great & I can't imagine another book being significantly better. I've already applied some of the ideas to my daily ride. I definitely like that he provides dyno supported numbers to show what worked & what didn't. Although most of it (so far) is based on V8 domestics, he does reference imports (more my thing) and what I've read so far should apply to any engine. Although bigger displacement engines will get bigger gains I would expect the "gain difference" between two mods to translate directly to a 6 or 4 cylinder.
tons of good straight shooting info..Vizzard is the BEST...HIS WRITING STYLE AND POINT BLANK telling you what works is nice..very few take that chance, and say what works great and why..too many books only get you a 289 duration cam and 650hp, but don't help the street performance crew..ok..get the 3500 stahl out..and have a headache driving it daily..these are the things you learn from Vizzard..what to stay away from..also he has taken on cam specs / lsa / and lift and duration to a level that a newbee can grasp...that is saying ALOT.....trust me..
Engine wizard David Vizard does it again, in a relatable and straight forward fashion, he breaks down even the most complex engine events and guides you to making the best choices for YOUR performance build, as opposed to telling you what your choices should be.
If your interested in small blocks just buy it. David Vizard is one of the best writers out there and this book has so much useful information that it is a "must have" for any SBC fan. I borrowed and read twice in a week it before decided that I had to have a copy of my own. Its that good! His book, Building SBC's on a budget is another one that everybody needs to have. I would say buy it first and this one second though. David is a Writer, Engine builder, Racer, Machinist, owns a dyno and has done it all his life. Not like most books that are written by Geeks that have never got there hands dirty. This guy speaks to us,,, the gear-heads. He is the modern day Smokey Yunick but instead of drinking, smoking, and chasing whores, (not that there is anything wrong with that), David has spent much time writing what he has learned so that we all can use it. Order it and don't look back. If all the Small Block Chevy books out there these are the first two that you need.
Very in depth
This book was exactly what I was hoping for. I have read a fair amount of books on airflow and engine theory, and many of them just throw out a bunch of equations and formulas that MAY suggest the optimal parts combination (as the equations were written by individuals through their own testing). This book differs from that in that you are essentially getting the information straight from the horse's mouth. David Vizard lets you know exactly what works for him, and how you can apply it to your own workings. It is the type of book that you will read 10 times and pick up something new each time.