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Old 09-07-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm trying to find some good reading material on engine building, preferably turbocharged engines. Trying to do as much research right now as I can, I've heard maximum boost by corky bell is good. Can anyone here suggest any others?

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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Hey, I'm trying to find some good reading material on engine building, preferably turbocharged engines. Trying to do as much research right now as I can, I've heard maximum boost by corky bell is good. Can anyone here suggest any others?

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grab someones blown block.....ej251, ej22 whatever is cheap/free..take it apart..browse forums....

a book is good and all, but when it comes down to it you cant practice on a book.....
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:49 AM   #3
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. I forgot to mention that I won't be rebuilding it back to stock specs, at all. Not even sure if there are such books, was just wondering if anyone knows if there are some?

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Thanks for the input. I forgot to mention that I won't be rebuilding it back to stock specs, at all. Not even sure if there are such books, was just wondering if anyone knows if there are some?
first engine build?

remember...baby steps...dont go dropping 10Gs on the first engine you build because it will most likely go pop

if you need to, just make sure u have someone who knows what they're doing to help
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other options would be things like getting a certified engine builder to walk you through the steps.
there are a few companies who will offer a clean facility for you to build your block and they will also walk you through the whole thing.

That being saidm if you want to do this yourself.. I have heard good things about Max Boost but I have never read it myself. Just through the grapevine of the interwebz
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There aren't many reputable shops in the area that have experience in subaru short/longblock assemblies.

Go read around in the built motor discussion. Best advice I can give you right now is pick a budget and power goal first.

What are you trying to do anyways?

Also, even though you aren't building the motor back to factory specs, the factory service manual does have important information that you'll need to know. Proper sequences to remove head bolts/case bolts, proper way to remove timing belt, torque specs, torque sequences, where to put sealant, etc.

There are also small things that you won't know until you run into them like SUPER tight cam gear bolts that sometimes need to be drilled out.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #8
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I got this great book by a builder named Arthur Lam.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:00 PM   #9
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Slowgay's ona roll today !
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:02 PM   #10
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I got this great book by a builder named Arthur Lam.
I got this great book about homo jokes by a guy named Daryll Yeng.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:07 PM   #11
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I got this great book by a builder named Arthur Lam.
Gotta get me a copy of this
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:08 PM   #12
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No dude, you're confusing it with "Why I'm Slow, 2010 edition by Daryll Yeng, cowritten by Jeff Ho"

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Old 09-08-2010, 06:18 PM   #14
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best place to if you can't find a good subie shop is a good porsche shop.

motor basics are the same.
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Funny you say that... I just got hired at porsche today... LOL
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Funny you say that... I just got hired at porsche today... LOL
Lucky!!! Are you at MCL?
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There are a bunch of domestic-orientated books on engine rebuilding and blueprinting. A lot of the basics will still apply (measuring, cleanliness, parts handling etc...).

Some publishers to look at: HP Books, Velocebooks, Motorbooks, and Haynes (the Haynes UK website has totally different and WAY better books than the cheap service manuals we get here).
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Yes, I'm so excited!
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There are a bunch of domestic-orientated books on engine rebuilding and blueprinting. A lot of the basics will still apply (measuring, cleanliness, parts handling etc...).

Some publishers to look at: HP Books, Velocebooks, Motorbooks, and Haynes (the Haynes UK website has totally different and WAY better books than the cheap service manuals we get here).
Ok thanks, I'll give those a look.
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first engine build?

remember...baby steps...dont go dropping 10Gs on the first engine you build because it will most likely go pop

if you need to, just make sure u have someone who knows what they're doing to help
Nope, not my first engine build. I've rebuilt hondurrs and some big ol amurikan v8's before. Although nothing comparable to my plans for this, I will have my friend who is fairly experienced in building performance engines helping me every step of the way but I'd like to plan everything out and learn more about the method of the madness for myself.
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Haynes (the Haynes UK website has totally different and WAY better books than the cheap service manuals we get here).
Damn they got some good books over there.
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Damn they got some good books over there.
I almost thought it was a different company, but the logo's the same.

Another book I totally forgot: 'The Step-by-step Guide to Engine Blueprinting' by Rick Voeglin, CarTech books.

I bought this before I started working at a local automotive machine shop. It was almost like school. Read what they said in the book then get shown how to do it at work. It does deal with a lot of machining and it's all domestic, but again the basics carry over to most engines.

PS: If anyone thinks that automotive machining would be an awesome job. Well it isn't. Honing rods sucks balls, and is both boring as hell and requires all your attention at the same time. While decking blocks is just mind-numbingly boring.
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There aren't many reputable shops in the area that have experience in subaru short/longblock assemblies.

Go read around in the built motor discussion. Best advice I can give you right now is pick a budget and power goal first.

What are you trying to do anyways?

Also, even though you aren't building the motor back to factory specs, the factory service manual does have important information that you'll need to know. Proper sequences to remove head bolts/case bolts, proper way to remove timing belt, torque specs, torque sequences, where to put sealant, etc.

There are also small things that you won't know until you run into them like SUPER tight cam gear bolts that sometimes need to be drilled out.
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Haha I want one and I'll also buy one for Chrismas presant for Maxwell Power!

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Thanks for the input. I forgot to mention that I won't be rebuilding it back to stock specs, at all. Not even sure if there are such books, was just wondering if anyone knows if there are some?
Look at Arthurs build not exactly done to stock specs.

Also with the thin piston walls and water jacket, stock tolerance's, piston size and rings you don't want to go much bigger.
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