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How to Build Max-Performance Oldsmobile V-8s (Performance How to) Paperback – September 15, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1934709047 ISBN-10: 1934709042

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Product Details

  • Series: Performance How to
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: S-A Design (September 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934709042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934709047
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,202,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bill Travato worked for 20 years as automation mechanic at Delco Products General Motors and has operated his high-performance engine shop for five years. He has competed in a number of Popular Hot Rodding Engine Masters Challenges and is the current record holder in the National Muscle Car Association s X-treme Street class at 7.97@171 mph.

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If you are building an Olds motor for the first time, you NEED this book.
olds71guy
I would highly recommend this book to anyone getting ready to start a performance Oldsmobile engine build.
steve thompson
Book is well written from a technical standpoint, and is very easy to understand.
CATMAN

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. D. Brown on April 18, 2013
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I had presumed that Joe Mondello (RIP) was the ultimate authority on building Oldsmobile engines, but now I'm beginning to wonder. Author, racer and premier engine builder Bill Trovato directly contradicts some of Mondello's major tenets, supported by Trovato's years of experience and dynamometer test results. Whether you believe him or not, you've got to appreciate Trovato's frankness. This book offers another point of view and is a must-have reference for anyone building an Olds engine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Rench on January 14, 2011
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Bill is well known in the Oldsmobile and the NMCA Drag Racing Circles. If you know him or have read his postings on his web forum, this book is exactly what you would expect. Informative, professionally done and no punches pulled. Bill is very open about what has and hasn't worked for him. While it's hard for any book of this type to cover everything in detail, I can't imagine anybody who is building an Olds motor or having one built for them that wouldn't find this book well worth the investment. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CATMAN on November 14, 2010
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Very informative specific to Hi performance Oldsmobile V-8. Book is biased to authors experience and beliefs. Book is well written from a technical standpoint, and is very easy to understand.Well worth the money.
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This book is worth the price to any Olds enthusiast. If you read any online forums, you know Bill is a little impressed with himself, and it shows somewhat in this book. I kind of find that endearing in a way. Lots of helpful information here, but there are a number of comments that really could use more explanation. It is evident this was his first attempt at writing a book, and from that standpoint it's pretty good. Would like to see a second revision with some clarifications and some better editing from the publisher to draw a clearer distinction between basic engineering facts and Bill's opinions and anecdotal evidence. This book would benefit greatly if Bill teamed up with an experienced technical writer to help better organize and clarify the information.
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Bill Trovato knows his stuff! Using several of his tips and tricks in my build.
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By Bill Stamper on May 12, 2014
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I met Bill Travato a few times at the track. His cars are fast and cool and he was very polite. Even that time mark dropped a chili dog on the fender of the white car! LOL. Excellent book from one of the best Oldsmobile guys out there.
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Excellent information for someone wanting to build a high performance Olds motor. Lots of recommendations on vendors, parts, etc., and good information on how the parts relate to each other.
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All the information you need to build mild to mad Fat Block Olds Motors. Street, Strip or Marine this is your book.
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