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posted November 25, 2001 09:43 AM
Have you tried Dr. Seuss? hahahaha In all seriousness, since you have a computer at your fingertips, it will be the best powerful tool to find all the information you are looking for. You can look at piston sites for recommended ring gaps. There are site for ignition timing, cam setups, etc. I could take you some time, and you probably will be overwhelmed with information, but you'll find a number of combinations that will work. From experience in this, I have picked up a tremendous amount of information from various sites and e-mails to vendors, etc. Hope that helps give you some direction.

posted November 28, 2001 09:51 PM
I have one I ordered from the book store about 4 years ago "THE CHEVROLET RACING ENGINE" by Bill Jenkins here are some numbers on the back of the book (ISBN 0-931472-01-6/ Part No. 01-6) S-A Design Book. It's got some good ideas on engine block cooling especially on 400 Hope this helps.

posted November 29, 2001 12:47 PM
While we're on the subject of books...

I like the Chevy Small Blocks on a Budget by David Vizard. Fits perfect for what we try to do with our IMCA motors.

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