How to Build, Modify & Power Tune Cylinder Heads

SpeedPro Series

The complete practical guide to successfully modifying cylinder heads for maximum power, economy and reliability. Applies to almost every car/motorcycle (not 2-stroke) and to all road and track applications.


This new, revised and updated edition of this best-selling SpeedPro title contains expert advice on building and modifying cylinder heads for high performance, with maximum power, economy and reliability. Written in clear, understandable language, the text is supported by detailed illustrations. Topics include: horsepower and torque, equipment and tools, airflow, building a flowbench, porting, valves, valve seats and inserts, valve guides, valve springs, and unleaded fuel conversions. It also contains an overview of camshaft, exhaust system, ignition system and case studies of a selection of popular heads.

About the author

Peter Burgess runs a well-known tuning business in Derbyshire, England. He's been working with MGBs since 1978 and his engine building expertise has produced many race wins for MGBs.

David Gollan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer. He and Peter met in 1990, whilst he was researching for his thesis on the effects of gasflow on bhp, fuel economy and emissions: they've been firm frined ever since.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845846-08-4 • eV number: eV4608 • Published: January 2013 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £10.99 / $14.99 / €15.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V276 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £16.99 • 112 pages • 150+ b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-903706-76-3 • UPC: 6-36847-00276-3. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

How to Build, Modify & Power Tune Cylinder Heads

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