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GM G-Body Performance Upgrades 1978-1987 (Performance How-To) Paperback – July 22, 2013
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"If a G-body project is something you're considering―and you should―then this title should be at the top of the shopping list." -American Car Magazine, May 2014 (American Car Magazine 2014-04-16)
"The book is essentially a bible to anyone that knows or loves the G-Body style cars from 1978-1987." -Parts Pro, September 2013 (Parts Pro 2013-09-06)
"If you want to build your G-body to go, stop and handle to your expectations and beyond, 'GM G-Body Performance Upgrades 1978-1987' can guide you to your ultimate goal." -Hemmings Motor News, December 2013 (Hemmings Motor News 2013-11-04)
"...this is one book that every owner and enthusiast of GM's G-Body cars should own." -Richard Lentinello, Hemmings Classic Car, February 2014 (Richard Lentinello Hemmings Classic Car 2013-12-17)
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The General Motors G-Body is one of the manufacturer's most popular chassis, and includes cars such as Chevrolet Malibu, Monte Carlo, and El Camino; the Buick Regal, Grand National, and GNX; the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme; the Pontiac Grand Prix, and more. This traditional and affordable front engine/rear-wheel-drive design lends itself to common upgrades and modifications for a wide range of high-performance applications, from drag racing to road racing. Many of the vehicles GM produced using this chassis were powered by V-8 engines, and others had popular turbocharged V-6 configurations. Some of the special-edition vehicles were outfitted with exclusive performance upgrades, which can be easily adapted to other G-Body vehicles.
Knowing which vehicles were equipped with which options, and how to best incorporate all the best-possible equipment is thoroughly covered in this book. A solid collection of upgrades including brakes, suspension, and the installation of GMs most popular modern engine-the LS-Series V-8-are all covered in great detail. The aftermarket support for this chassis is huge, and the interchangeability and affordability are a big reason for its popularity. It's the last mass-produced V-8/rear-drive chassis that enthusiasts can afford and readily modify.
There is also great information for use when shopping for a G-Body, including what areas to be aware of or check for possible corrosion, what options to look for and what should be avoided. No other book on the performance aspects of a GM G-Body has been published until now, and this book will serve as the bible to G-Body enthusiasts for years to come.
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Hinds has left out no details in upgrading and with this book in hand, the reader can upgrade the car of his dreams. some chapter included are: front suspension performance, steering system upgrades, engine swipes and 9 more chapters. I highly recommend this book as a great gift for G-Body enthusiast in your family.
This book covers the Chevy Malibu, Monte Carlo, El Camino, GMC Caballero, Buick Regal, Pontiac Grand Prix, Bonneville, Grand Lemans and Olds Cutlass.