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  1. wikedeye

    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone can recommend any books on engine building. I already have a haynes manual and I have a book by Mike Kojima about how to build honda engines, but I would like some more to read.
     
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    helminc.com

    those are the factory service manuals and blowm haynes out of the pond.
     
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    :concur: definitely worth it
     
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    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    Do the helms manuals go into performance at all or is it just a service manual? I want to learn about tuning and in depth engine mods (why they work and how to make them work.) Do I want the 2,3,and 4 door shop manual, is that the general overview of the whole car.
     
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    It's not really engine building, but has a little info in it. More on turbochargers, tuning, etc, but well worth a read if it catches your interest. A must read if you are thinking of boosting.

    Maximum Boost by Corky Bell
    :thumbsup:
     
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    I will read anything that will help me learn more so I will pick up some of the helms manuals, but if there are any other books that will help please let me know. (about anything for cars)
     
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    always a good idea to get the helms manual
    i recommend one for the chassis and one for the vehicle your engine is from (ie: 92 hatch with a 98itr swap... get the 92 civic shop manual and the 98 integra shop manual)
    covers all of your angles
    as far as performance reading goes...i would never really trust a book for more than basic theory... theres too much shit changing too often... too much technology and parts being constantly developed... any book is going to be a year behind the curve at least...
    there is a shit ton of good info on the internet... unfortunately there is also a shit ton of bullshit you must wade through and sort out before you get to the good stuff
     
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    Thanks...I know about all the bull on internet that is why I want more books (more reliable supposedly). Well I understand the basic theory of how engines work and I have read a lot on what each system of the engine does, so I guess I will just have to get my hands dirty and learn some through trial and error. Thanx for the link B. and thanx for the recomendations.
     
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    :lol::lol: that looks like the way it has been going so far.
     
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