-- Restoring your Chevrolet to original factory specifications? You'll find the casting numbers that correspond to your car's Vehicle Identification number. Read more...
-- Restoring your Chevrolet to original factory specifications? You'll find the casting numbers that correspond to your car's Vehicle Identification number. With this correct information you will avoid buying -- and being sold -- the wrong parts.
-- Buying a Chevrolet that has been restored? These numbers will help you determine whether or not the car has been authentically restored, and whether it's a smart investment.
-- Searching for factory high-performance parts at a swap meets? Chevrolet by the Numbers "TM" tells you which parts to look for, why they are special, and which engines those parts came with.
Other books rely on secondhand information or out-of-date part numbers. Author Alan Colvin documented every casting number for every Chevrolet V-8 engine and drivetrain part from 1960 through 1975, using original source material in Chevrolet's archives, including engineering blueprints, technical service bulletins and build sheets. He interviewed the original manufacturers and engineers and brings you fascinating stories of parts development from behind the factory gates. Most of this information has never before been seen in public.
Every engine is covered, from the ultra-rare. high performance aluminum 427 ZL-1, to the common 283 found in Impala station wagons -- all engine blocks, cylinder heads, pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts, camshafts, manifolds, and more, are listed.
If you absolutely want to know the original parts for your Chevrolet drivetrain -- not what interchanges or fits, but thecorrect part that came with your car when it was assembled -- Chevrolet by the Numbers "TM" has the answer.
"...a must for swap-meet shoppers and restorers". -- Mike Madga Chevy High Performance