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How to Build, Modify and Power Tune Cylinder Heads


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Horsepower and torque; equipment and tools; airflow; building a flowbench; porting; valves, valve seats and inserts, valve guides, valve springs; unleaded fuel conversion; fuel economy; overviews of camshafts, exhaust systems, ignition, cylinder blocks; case studies of a selection of popular cylinder heads.

About the Author

Peter Burgess is a self-taught engineer. His background in psychology laid the groundwork for a scientific method approach, and gave him the ability to harness his intuition in making engines work. He works holistically to modify engines, and runs a small, friendly tuning business in Derbyshire, which enjoys worldwide recognition and distribution. David Gollan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer. He has a comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles which, combined with his natural flair for understanding airflow, results in outstanding product performance. David works as a Hydrometrist for the Environment Agency and acted as a technical consultant for Peter Burgess, author of How to Build, Modify & Power Tune Cylinder Heads.


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