"This book is one of those that will come along ever so often. Even if you are not building an Oldsmobile, the information is priceless." (Mike Caruso Engine Professional
From the Back Cover
The Oldsmobile V-8 is a unique engine platform among its Chevy, Pontiac, Cadillac, and Buick brethren. When these engines are correctly built and tuned for a particular application, they deliver enormous performance. Author Bill Trovato, a recognized Oldsmobile engine-building expert, shows you how to extract the most horsepower and torque from these V-8 engines built from 1964 to 1990. In this revised edition he explains the most effective assembly and machining techniques as well as selecting the most complementary parts for building a dominating street engine or class-winning competition engine. For more than three decades, Trovato has gained vital knowledge and insight into Olds V-8s from racing in the NHRA Stock Eliminator and Street Legal Drag Racing series, so he knows how to obtain maximum power from the design without sacrificing durability. Selecting and modifying factory blocks, cranks, heads, intakes, and other important components are covered. He also delves into the best aftermarket parts for exceptional performance for an engine package. Trovato explains the ideal ignition systems for high-performance applications and cooling solutions. Whether mild or wild, the important information for cam selection and Olds-specific engine-building techniques are all here.
If you want to build a fast and reliable Olds V-8 and prove that Oldsmobile V-8s can dominate, this is the book to get the job done. It details how to build up the small- and big-block engines from the muscle car era for maximum performance and durability.