How to Make Your Car Handle

Author: Fred Puhn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780912656465

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 9042

Offers instructions for tuning or modifying all car parts for improved handling, safety, and performance
Posted in Transportation

How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle

Author: Mark Savitske

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251750

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 8256

When automotive manufacturers stuffed large V-8 engines into intermediate-size cars, the American muscle car was born. Built from 1964 on, the vast majority of these amazingly fast machines did not carry cutting-edge chassis and suspension systems, and now these cars are up to 50 years old. Today, owners do not have to settle for poor handling and ride quality. Muscle car and suspension expert Mark Savitske has built his business, Savitske Classic and Custom, on making muscle cars handle and ride at their best. With this updated edition, Savitske shows you what it takes to transform the handling of these high-horsepower machines. He explains the front and rear suspension geometry so you understand how it functions, and in turn, you realize how to get the most from a particular system. He also reveals the important aspects of spring rates, shock dampening, and ride height so you select the best spring and shock package for your car and application. He discusses popular high-performance tubular suspension arms and sway bars, so you can find the right combination of performance and adjustability. The suspension system has to operate as an integrated part of the car, so you’re shown how to select best suspension package for a well-balanced and responsive car. He also discusses how to extract maximum performance from popular GM, Ford, and Mopar muscle cars. You can harness the potential performance potential of your muscle car and put much more power to the ground with critical chassis and suspension updates and products. A muscle car that carries modern suspension technology not only provides far better handling and ride comfort, but it is also much safer. How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle is the essential guide to unlocking the handling and performance potential of your muscle car. If you yearn for better handling, comfort, and performance for your muscle car, this is the book for you.
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Performance Handling

Author: Don Alexander

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780879384180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 7207

Provides handling techniques for street driving, road racing, and autocrossing, and discusses wheels, traction, shocks, aerodynamics, and tire temperature and pressure
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Chassis Engineering

Author: Herb Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 133

View: 9053

Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs
Posted in Sports & Recreation

High-Performance Handling Handbook

Author: Don Alexander

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760309483

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

View: 2923

Ride quality and steering response set many cars apart from one another. As a result, an enormous aftermarket has sprung up to take factory steering and suspension to the next tier. Everything enthusiast or backyard mechanic needs to know about suspension theory, design, modification, tuning, and creating an integrated system for maximum performance is covered in this hands-on guide. The book covers wheels and tires, suspension and steering, shock absorbers, springs, anti-roll bars, suspension bushings, aerodynamics, and setups for high-performance street, autocross, road race, and drag racing applications.
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Brake Handbook

Author: Fred Puhn

Publisher: Hp Books

ISBN: 9780895862327

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 895

Explains the workings of automobile brake systems and offers advice on the installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of brakes
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Racing Car Design and Development

Author: Len Terry,Alan Baker

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837600802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 237

View: 6099

Dialogue between one of the world's most experienced racing car designers and a technical author-graduate engineer on the theory and technique of racing car design and development. Contents include: The anatomy of a racing car designer; biography of Len Terry; description of nearly 30 Terry designs from clubman's sports car to Indianapolis winner; a blank sheet of paper; handling characteristics; the theoretical aspects; oversteer and understeer; practical implications; structural considerations; space-frames and monocoques; the cockpit area; the structural engine; progress and legislation; suspension; changing needs and layouts; the torsion bar; self-levelling systems; anti-dive and anti-squat; progressive-rate springing; stiffness/weight ratio; brakes, wheels and tires; influence of smaller wheels; twin-disc brake systems; attention to details; low-profile tire phenomena; aerodynamics; wings and things; intake ram effect; ground effect vehicles; the cooling system; radiator location; cooling the oil; safety and comfort; primary and secondary safety; driver comfort; materials; components-ball joints, batteries, brakes, clutches, dampers, drive-shafts, electrics, flexible bearings, flexible fuel cells, gearshift linkages, instruments, non-return valves, non-spill fuel fillers, oil and fuel pipes, Perspex mouldings, radiators, springs and steering gear; design versus development; the competition-nine other racing car designers discussed; future developments.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Tune to Win

Author: Carroll Smith

Publisher: Carroll Smith Consulting

ISBN: 9780879380717

Category: Transportation

Page: 173

View: 8639

Covers the development and tuning of race car by clearly explaining the basic principles of vehicle dynamics and relating these principles to the input and control functions of the racing driver. An exceptional book written by a true professional.
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Race Car Aerodynamics

Designing for Speed

Author: J Katz

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837601427

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

View: 4568

The first book to summarize the secrets of the rapidly developing field of high-speed vehicle design. From F1 to Indy Car, Drag and Sedan racing, this book provides clear explanations for engineers who want to improve their design skills and enthusiasts who simply want to understand how their favorite race cars go fast. Explains how aerodynamics win races, why downforce is more important than streamlining and drag reduction, designing wings and venturis, plus wind tunnel designs and more.
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Race Car Engineering and Mechanics

Author: Paul Van Valkenburgh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557883667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 6331

A comprehensive guide on how to tune, test, and win in any form of racing. Includes technical information on all areas of race car engineering, including suspension and chassis, springs, brakes, aerodynamics, engine systems, safety, driving, testing, computers in racing, and a special section on race cars of the future.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Race and Rally Car Source Book

The Guide to Building Or Modifying a Competition Car

Author: Allan Staniforth

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859608463

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 6043

A thorough guide to the DIY building and modifying of a car for racing or rallying. Describes champion circuit, rally and hill-climb cars from Formula 750 to Formula 1. If you are a serious competitor in either race, rally or hill climbing this is an excellent addition to the tool box. The guide is simple, easy to follow and it is a must for any club.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Prepare to Win

The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Professional Race Car Preparation

Author: Carroll Smith

Publisher: Carroll Smith Consulting

ISBN: 9780615547336

Category: Transportation

Page: 174

View: 5753

One of road racings top professionals presents here a vast amount of his accumulated car preparation knowledge. Covers fasteners, plumbing, riveting and welding, basic metal work, braking system, clutch, suspension, wheels and tires, engine, gearbox, electrics, fuel cells, paint and paperwork.
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High-Performance Handling for Street or Track

Author: Don Alexander

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760339945

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9514

DIVTurn your daily driver, weekend fun ride, or track car into a corner-carving performance machine. From planning a course of modifications to installing parts to tuning handling characteristics, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will have you cranking out high-g cornering forces on your favorite twisty course. Topics covered in High-Performance Handling for Street or Track include:• An overview of vehicle dynamics• How to tune handling for differing applications• Guidance for selecting aftermarket components, including anti-roll bars, springs, shocks, bushings, chassis braces, camber adjusters, wheels, and brakes• Tire and wheel selection advice• Case-study projects Whether you’re building a high-performance street car, an autocrosser, or a track-day machine, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will help you create an integrated suspension system and tune it for maximum performance./div
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Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques

Automotive, Motorcycle, Racing

Author: Wayne Scraba

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760338001

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 9758

Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques guides enthusiasts through the most essential processes for assembling a high-performance engine, car, or motorcycle. Tasks like fabricating mounts for fuel pumps or ignition boxes, selecting fasteners and hardware for securing components, and plumbing brake and fuel systems are among the many topics covered.
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Powerboat Handling Illustrated

Author: Robert J. Sweet

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071788492

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 1633

From docking to surviving storm waves, everything you need to know before you hit the water Using hundreds of illustrations and photos, Powerboat Handling Illustrated shows you step-by-step how to do tasks such as docking, trimming, wave handling, and close-quarters maneuvering. These maneuvers are adapted to different types of boats under various conditions.
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Handle with Care

A Novel

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156301

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7751

Things break all the time. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Promises break. Hearts break. Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of "luckier" parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it's all worth it because Willow is, well, funny as it seems, perfect. She's smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health. Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte should have known earlier of Willow's illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life? Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care brings us into the heart of a family bound by an incredible burden, a desperate will to keep their ties from breaking, and, ultimately, a powerful capacity for love. Written with the grace and wisdom she's become famous for, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult offers us an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.
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Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology

Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars

Author: Bob Bolles

Publisher: HP Trade

ISBN: 9781557885623

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 154

View: 9627

Updated with nearly 60 percent new material on the latest racing technology, this book details how to design, build, and setup the chassis and suspension for road race and stock cars. Includes chassis dynamics, spring and shock theory, front and rear suspension geometry, real world racing aerodynamics, steering systems, racing chassis software and all you need to know to set you chassis up to win races.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Auto Repair For Dummies

Author: Deanna Sclar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054727

Category: Transportation

Page: 552

View: 1030

The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start. Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.
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