David Vizard's How to Port and Flow Test Cylinder Heads by S-A Design®. Author Vizard covers blending the bowls, basic porting procedures, as well as pocket porting, porting the intake runners, and many advanced procedures. Advanced procedures include unshrouding valves and developing the ideal port area and angle. 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.
|Format type: Softcover, Paperback|
|Pages: 160 pieces|
|Illustration: 304 pieces|
|Illustration type: color photos|
|Weight: 1,1875 lbs|
|Carton type: 32|
|Date of publication: 23.02.2012|
|Author: Vizard, David|
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Porting heads is an art and science. It takes a craftsman's touch to shape the surfaces of the head for the optimal flow characteristics and the best performance. Porting demands the right tools, skills, and application of knowledge. Few other engine builders have the same level of knowledge and skill porting engine heads as David Vizard. All the aspects of porting stock as well as aftermarket heads in aluminum and cast-iron constructions are covered. Vizard goes into great depth and detail on porting aftermarket heads. Starting with the basic techniques up to more advanced techniques, you are shown how to port iron and aluminum heads as well as benefits of hand and CNC porting. You are also shown how to build a high-quality flow bench at home so you can test your work and obtain professional results. Vizard shows how to optimize flow paths through the heads, past the valves, and into the combustion chamber. The book covers blending the bowls, a basic porting procedure, and also covers pocket porting, porting the intake runners, and many advanced procedures. These advanced procedures include unshrouding valves, porting a shortside turn from the floor of the port down toward the valve seat, and developing the ideal port area and angle. All of these changes combine to produce optimal flow velocity through the engine for maximum power.
David Vizard is a revered engine builder and acknowledged Chevy big-block engine expert. That's why GM contracted him to develop several engine packages for the Chevy big-block crate program. He has authored more than 30 highly respected engine-building and automotive titles, penned about 4,000 magazine articles, and contributed scores of web articles to popular sites. Often referred to as Vizard the Wizard, his work is often the subject of blogs and editorial pieces in popular automotive magazines. He currently owns and runs an engine research and development business in Charlotte, North Carolina. Vizard is a gold medallion winner of a 2013 International Automotive Media Award for How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors.
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.