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Chevrolet Inline Six-Cylinder Power Manual Paperback – January 17, 2002


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: California Bill'S Automotive Handbooks; 1st edition edition (January 17, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931128154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931128155
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,285,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great info on inlines Chevy 6's.
R. Chastain
It gives very in depth explinations of how to achieve excellent power and/or performance out of your 6cyl.
C. Durben
This book is very informative and very well written.
Andrew Eberhardt

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By christopher spicer on August 21, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have read this book to learn more about the in line chevrolet engine and what can be done with this engine. This book answered all my questions and more. It does not cover any 12 port heads though, hybrid heads are covered in one chapter. Leo Santucci was nice enough to list most modifactions by purpose (street, street/strip, all out drag) and tells you what to do to get the performance you desire without building an unuseable engine. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking the build a six with more than stock perforamnce.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BVC on November 28, 2007
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I'm a graduate mechanical engineer and former Chevy Six racer, and this book taught me things I never knew - or even thought about. It gives every piece of info necessary to select and build a Chevy or GMC six from mild street to full race. It even provides the part numbers and interchangeability info, so you can't go wrong if you pay attention to the author's comments.

Also included are the strengths and weaknesses of each engine model, modifications necessary to get reliable performance and power, and little secrets of tuning that make the difference between good and great engines.

If the info you're looking for isn't in this book, you don't need the info.

VERY highly recommended!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2005
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Great tips ans secrets in a great book! Here in Brazil we have very much Chevy inline 6 cilynder running on track. This is a very complete book that will help us get more power from these engines.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Kuenzi on December 18, 2007
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Chevrolet Inline Six-Cylinder Power Manual This is possibly the most incredible well written and informative engine performance book ever written. It's not just that I am smitten by the late model Chevrolet Inline Six Cylinder motors. No they are a mere testament to perfection. Ask anyone who has driven a car with these engines and they simply last forever.
But I digress, what Mr. Santucci has done here is assemble and share his most comprehensive insiders knowledge to building these outstanding American engines into true performance overachievers! He also details everyone in America who specializes in building this inline six and gives the novice many tips on durability and general performance.
Outstanding and if I may say "The Bible" of the Chevrolet L6 Engine!!

Bravo!
James Kuenzi
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ross W. Gregory on January 10, 2007
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Overall I thought the book was very well written, but I feel there should have been more attention paid to differences in different year heads. What years were better than other years etc. Also, porting diagrams/templates tips etc. would have been helpfull. I'm probably being overly pickey but all in all it is an excellent resource for the 6-cyl. builder.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marty Grogan on September 7, 2003
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In plain language, Mr. Santucci delivers insight into his love of this modest truck engine. He demonstrates how much real advantage knowin' has over book learnin'.
The book is not only very informative, but highly entertaining as well.
Thanks Leo!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gustavo Almeida on November 23, 2009
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The best engine preparation manual inline six cylinders, ideal for the Brazilian's Chevrolet 250 Opala !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By larryibc on October 29, 2008
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This is the best book about in-line 6 cylinders that I have read. Gives very specific directions for all aspects of an engine build from selection of block to whether or not to silicone seal a gasket both sides, no side or one side (in which case he specifies whether to have silicone on the block side or the part side)!
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