S-A Design® - Automotive Machining: A Guide to Boring, Decking, Honing and More

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Automotive Machining: A Guide to Boring, Decking, Honing and More by S-A Design®. Author Mike Mavrigian shows you how to inspect, measure, and evaluate components so you can provide astute guidance and make the best machine work choices. Machining procedures include cylinder boring, align boring/honing, decking, valve seat cutting, cam tunnel boring, and a multitude of other services. In addition, multi-angle valve jobs, setting the valve seats, altering rocker arm ratio, re-conditioning connecting rods, machining and matching valvetrain components are also covered. This service manual by S-A Design provides the most comprehensive repair information in paper format available on the market. This manual is produced using the highest quality printer available.

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Format type: Softcover, Paperback
Pages: 176 pieces
Illustration: 495 pieces
Illustration type: color photos
Width: 8.5"
Height: 11"
Thick: .38"
Weight: 1,3 lbs
Carton type: 30
Date of publication: 15.04.2017
Author: Mavrigian, Mike
Publisher: CarTech
ISBN: 9781613252833

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  • Crafted with the finest workmanship
  • Offered at a reasonable price
  • Designed to help you take care of your vehicle

Maximize the potential of your engine build by using the automotive machining procedures, including cylinder boring, align boring/honing, decking, valve seat cutting, cam tunnel boring, and much more.

A detailed, authoritative, and thorough automotive engine machining guide for the hard-core enthusiast has not been available until now. Mike Mavrigian, editor of Engine Building Professional, walks you through each important machining procedure. A stock 300-hp engine build has far different requirements than a 1,000-hp drag race engine, and Mavrigian reveals the different machining procedures and plans according to application and engine design. He also shows you how to inspect, measure, and evaluate components so you can make the best machine work choices. Multi-angle valve jobs, altering rocker arm ratios, re-conditioning connecting rods, and machining and matching valvetrain components are also covered.

Machining is an essential part of high-performance engine building and stock engine rebuilding. Although you may not own the expensive tooling and machining to perform all or any of the machining required for a quality build, understanding the principles, procedures, and goals for machining is vital so you can guide the machining process when outsourced. Classic and older engines typically require extensive machining and almost every major component of engine, including block, heads, intake, crankshaft, and pistons, requires some sort of machining and fitment.

Whether you're an enthusiast engine builder or prospective machining student who wants to pursue a career as an automotive machinist, this book will provide insight and in-depth instruction for performing the most common and important machining procedures.

Mike Mavrigian
Mike Mavrigian has written for magazines since 1977 and worked in the automotive industry for three decades. Mike is the editor and chief of Auto Service Professional and is a technical editor contributing technical articles to Engine Professional magazine. He has authored a number of titles for CarTech Books. He also owns and operates Birchwood Automotive Group, a business that assembles project vehicles, writes technical how-to service books, and produces many magazine articles. Mike won the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for "Best Technical Article" in 2009. Mike graduated from Youngstown (Ohio) State University and is certified member of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. He lives in the Akron, Ohio area.

S-A Design® is the brand name for a line of books owned by CarTech, Inc. that has been one of the leading publishers of how-to automotive titles for the hardcore enthusiast since 1993. S-A Design provides over 100 titles available for the enthusiast in a wide variety of formats – from print to digital to video. S-A Design publishing efforts include its traditional performance "S-A Design" titles along with race histories, biographies of industry icons, as well as a number of series that further assist readers with their projects. Many of these books have gained wide recognition as "the bible" of high performance engine design and assembly.

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