How to Build Max-Performance Mopar Big Blocks

How to Build Max-Performance Mopar Big Blocks

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Naturally aspirated Mopar Wedge big-blocks are quite capable of producing between 600 to 900 horsepower. This book covers how to build Mopar's 383-, 400-, 413-ci, 440-ci engines to these power levels. Discussed is how to select a stock or aftermarket block for the desired performance level. The reciprocating assembly is examined in detail, so you select the right design and material for durability and performance requirements. Cylinder heads and valve train configurations are crucial for generating maximum horsepower and torque and this volume provides special treatment in this area. Camshafts and lifters are compared and contrasted using hydraulic flat tappet, hydraulic roller and solid flat tappet cams. Also, detailed engine builds at 600, 700, 800, and 900 horsepower levels provide insight and reveal what can be done with real-world component packages.Builders who run big-block Mopar drag race engines making over 1, 000 hp report that they need to change the main bearings ... The blocks do distort a measurable amount when the head bolts are torqued, so it is important to use a torque plate ... It might be a little difficult to find a machine shop in your local area that has a torque plate for a bigblock Mopar, but that ... Many builders also recommend using the same type of head gasket when honing with a torque plate as will be used inanbsp;...

Title:How to Build Max-Performance Mopar Big Blocks
Author: Andy Finkbeiner
Publisher:CarTech Inc - 2009

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