When Chrysler introduced the 350 and 361 “B” series of engines in 1958, they launched a legacy of performance that sparked the muscle car war of the sixties and early seventies. Within a few years, these engines evolved into the famed 426 Hemi, 413 Max Wedge and 440 Six-Pack. Dubbed “elephant motors” by enthusiasts, racers, and hot rodders alike, these big-blocks ruled the streets in Barracudas, Challengers, Furys, and Chargers. They were also used in a wide variety of other Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth cars and trucks.
How to Rebuild Big-Block Mopar Engines is a comprehensive hands-on guide to rebuilding these motors to factory specifications. Included are fully illustrated, step-by-step sections that cover the entire engine rebuilding process, from inspection, removal, and disassembly, to machine shop work, reconditioning, assembly, installation, and tune-up. Collectors and restorers who rely on correct casting numbers for authenticity will find the parts identification and interchange information to be invaluable. Written in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-follow format, this is an essential resource needed by any serious Mopar fan.