Chevrolet 8.1l Vortec/496 Performance Manual: How to Modify 8100 Vortec Truck and 496 Cid Marine Engines

Larry Hofer (Author) Don Taylor (Author)
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From 2001 to 2009, General Motors Corporation produced the powerful 8.1L Vortec/496 CID engine for trucks, boats, and more. From factory engines to aftermarket manufacture, Larry Hofer and Don Taylor cover the ins and outs of increasing horsepower and modifying torque for increased performance to suit your needs.

This is the only book written about the 8.1L Vortec/496 CID engine. For every use you can think of, there is a different way to configure this engine. This book covers the block, oiling systems, cooling systems, cranks, rods and pistons, cylinder heads, computers, exhausts, and everything you want to know to select the right combination of components.

Whether you're a truck or boat owner looking to modify an existing engine or a mechanic wanting to expand your knowledge of Chevy blocks, Chevrolet 8.1 L Vortec/496 Performance Manual has the information you need. Full-color photographs and additional sections and tips highlight options for advanced modifications. You won't be disappointed!

Product Details

$29.95  $27.55
Publish Date
December 23, 2019
8.5 X 10.9 X 0.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Larry Hofer is the owner of The Corvette Shop and Raylar Engineering in San Diego, California. He has been involved in the performance automotive, truck, and marine industry for nearly 40 years. Larry has written and contributed to several automotive publications, including Vette and Hot Rod magazines, and with Don Taylor, the Paint and Body Handbook, and How to Rebuild Small-Block Mopar Engines.
Don Taylor grew up in the auto trimming business: his father was a trimmer, Don is a trimmer, and his two sons were trained as trimmers as they grew up. As an expert author, Don created the Automotive Upholstery Handbook for California Bill's and has written six other automotive books on engine rebuilding, restoration and paint and body work.