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Old 03-05-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Good book for building BBC?

Hi all,

I'm hoping to get back to working on the revenger after about a 4 week break due to the powerboating!

Part of this will be going over the 8.2 to check all is well, then rebuild it with the supercharger, though it'll only be running very low boost.

I'm looking to find a good book/manual or two covering what I need to know. I'm looking to know the torques etc i need for the build, and any tricks suggestions for building it as well as possible.
Needs to be generally available unlike one I'm aware of, and I'm not looking for something about building massively high performance motors, this one will be almost stock, I want reliability.

Any suggestions anyone?

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Old 03-05-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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this is the one you want mate

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155...F8&me=&seller=
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Looks like a bargain.
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Here's the book I bought a while ago. It does cover marine engines.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Build-Modify...2949884&sr=8-4
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Yeah, I have a copy of that. Good Book.
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James the Dennis Moore book is rated to be the bible albeit it only deals with up to gen 5.

I have a copy and the lengths the guy goes to are immense but the technical side is a good grounding in understanding what is important in marine BBC.

I see they've come down in price on Amazon so make me an offer on my well thumbed version. It's like a teenagers copy of razzle.

PS Jon did make this sticky for you

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13235

All current torques etc can be found with a simple search of the net.
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I've got Tom Monroe's book 'Engine Builder's Handbook' it got my extreme back together.
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Does seem expensive but of course it can be paid for in lupins.
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Morning everyone!

Thanks very much for the replies! I'm aware of the Dennis Moore book being 'the one to have' but also hard to aquire, hence my earlier remark!

I built it from google searches and the sticky on here (which has been invaluable at other times too when trying to work out head/block combos!) last time, but I'm sure there's a few little tricks in the books that would help me build a better engine!

I'll start with PMing Kerry an offer for razzle

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James, I have a number of publications that I believe you will interested in.

Just trying to work out how to soften the pages to get them apart

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