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I'm starting to think that the machinist might be giving me nothing but lies when it comes to my engine. 


So want to get recommendations for books to help with the rebuilding of the engine if things go sideways. 


Have found lots of things on Amazon but want to hear what you guys and gals think. 



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What kind of things are they telling you?


search on here for 'shade tree engine rebuild'. You will hopefully find a series of PDFs taken from old Roundel magazines. Don't believe the title, the authors know what they are doing with BMW engines. 

rtheriaque wrote:

Carbs: They're necessary and barely controlled fuel leaks that sometimes match the air passing through them.

My build blog:http://www.bmw2002faq.com/blog/163-simeons-blog/

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Pm sent Zorac


Took my block in almost 4 months ago to get it inspected and if needed sized for new pistons, he kept saying that it was soaking for the first month (obviously a way to push me off but let it slide) then he told me it looked good and would be ordering pistons bearing etc etc the second month. A few weeks ago the parts were still clearing customs, and now half the parts are in and waiting for the other half.


In my mind it didn't feel right from the start, but with my busy schedule it seemed easier to wait than to tear into myself. Now I just want the block back - wanted to enjoy a nice autumn drive but that seems like an impossible thing right now 


BTW thanks for the PDF trail Simeon

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Here are a few suggestions to get you started. While it might appear some are redundant with others, I  found unique info and perspectives in each of them. More detailed than you might need, but goes deep enough into each component that you will really understand. I highly recommend looking up some articles by David Vizard, he is the only person I have come across that really understands exhaust tuning. --Fred


Engine Building      
Racing Engine Builder's Handbook: How to Build Winning Drag, Circle Track, Marine and Road Racing Engines Tom Monroe HP Books Sep-06
How to Build, Modify & Power Tune Cylinder Heads Peter Burgess and David Gollan Veloce Publishing Jul-03
Engine Blueprinting: Practical Methods for Racing and Rebuilding Rick Voegelin S-A Design Apr-98
How to Build Horsepower: Vol. 1 Methods for Building Horsepower in any Engine David Vizard S-A Design Jul-90
How to Build Max Perf Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget David Vizard S-A Design May-09
How to Port & Flow Test Cylinder Heads David Vizard S-A Design Feb-12
How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems Todd Ryden S-A Design Jan-08
Engine Airflow Harold Bettes HP Books Jul-10
Engine Management and Tuning      
How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems Jeff Hartman Motorbooks Workshop Jan-04
Engine Management: Advanced Tuning Greg Banish CarTech Jun-07
Designing and Tuning High-Performance Fuel Injection Systems Greg Banish CarTech Sep-09
Performance Fuel Injection Systems Matt Cramer and Jerry Hoffman HP Books Aug-10
Dyno Testing and Tuning Harold Bettes and Bill Hancock CarTech Mar-08
Data Logging      
Competition Car Data Logging: A Practical Handbook 2nd Edition Simon McBeath Haynes Publishing Jul-09
Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data Acquisition Jorge Segers SAE International



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