Power Secrets

Author: Smokey Yunick,Larry Schreib

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: 9780931472060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 4044

Smokey Yunick's Power Secrets is a unique milestone from the acknowledged master of no-nonsense engine development. Henry "Smokey" Yunick is a living legend in racing circles, and in this book he explains race-engine preparation in the direct and unrelenting style that is his singular trademark. From carburetors to shop tools, Smokey tells it like it is. This book is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; a classic that you'll enjoy reading again and again.
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Best Damn Garage in Town

My Life & Adventures

Author: Henry Yunick

Publisher: Carbon Press

ISBN: 9780972437837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 652

View: 7119

Smokey Yunick, the world's most famous mechanic, accomplished more in one life than most people could in five. He flew 50 missions as a B-17 pilot during WWII. He was an integral part of the birth of stock car racing and ran open wheel cars during the glory days of the Indy 500. He spent years in the jungles of Ecuador and held 10 patents. Smokey was concerned for the future so he developed more efficient and powerful engines for passenger cars and safer crash barriers for race tracks. These are the real stories of racing and everything automotive in America - told by someone who was there every step of the way!
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

John Lingenfelter on Modifying Small-Block Chevy Engines

High Performance Engine Building and Tuning for Street and Racing

Author: John Lingenfelter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557882387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 165

View: 3814

John Lingenfelter has been building, racing, and winning with small-block Chevy engines since 1972, when he arrived on the drag racing scene. This book offers many of his trademark power-producing techniques that have led to victory on the drag strip as well as on the Bonneville salt flats, where he set top speed records in his class.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709174

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 7504

Extracting maximum torque and horsepower from engines is an art as well as a science. David Vizard is an engineer and more aptly an engine building artist who guides the reader through all the aspects of power production and high-performance engine building. His proven high-performance engine building methods and techniques are revealed in this all-new edition of How to Build Horsepower. Vizard goes into extreme depth and detail for drawing maximum performance from any automotive engine. The production of power is covered from the most logical point from the air entering the engine all the way to spent gasses leaving through the exhaust. Explained is how to optimize all the components in between, such as selecting heads for maximum flow or port heads for superior power output, ideal valvetrain components, realizing the ideal rocker arm ratios for a particular application, secrets for selecting the best cam, and giving unique insight into all facets of cam performance. In addition, he covers how to select and setup superchargers, nitrous oxide, ignition and other vital aspects of high-performance engine building.
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Edelbrock

Made In Usa

Author: Tom Madigan

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760322024

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

View: 1387

Tom Madigan, with foreword by Benny Parson, NASCAR champion. The Edelbrock Corporation emerged from a young mechanic's dream in Southern California during the earliest years of the American love affair with the automobile. One of the central figures of the hot rod culture that began before World War II and blossomed after the war, Vic Edelbrock, Sr. built his company around a simple philosophy: never overextend yourself, and never put your name on a product that hasn't been tested and proven true. When Vic Edelbrock, Jr. took over after his father's death, he stayed true to the family philosophy while incorporating progressive marketing plans to grow the company into a corporate giant. It is the last family owned automobile aftermarket company in the industry.Edelbrock Made in USA is the story of the company's growth from a simple shop at the rear of a gas station to an American institution. It is at the heart of the history of the earliest drag racers and land speed racers, it is woven into the early days of NASCAR, and it flourishes today in the cars owned by enthusiasts and ordinary drivers across America who boast Edelbrock equipment. It is the story of a company whose influence not only helped shape automotive performance, but also led the automotive aftermarket industry in addressing and conforming to the clean air and safety regulations that have emerged over the past 35 years. And it is the story of an iconic family business that has preserved its values and its spirit of independence, creativity, philanthropy, and fun over three generations.0-7603-2202-3 - 139600AP - $40.00 - $58.00 CAN '
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David Vizard's How to Port and Flow Test Cylinder Heads

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709646

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9769

Author Vizard covers blending the bowls, basic porting procedures, as well as pocket porting, porting the intake runners, and many advanced procedures. Advanced procedures include unshrouding valves and developing the ideal port area and angle.
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New Corpse in Town

Secret Seal Isle Mysteries, Book 1

Author: Lucy Quinn

Publisher: Seaside Story Productions, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 649

FBI agent Cookie James is enjoying her extended leave from the agency on Secret Seal Isle, managing her quaint inn and flirting with the oh-so sexy-handyman, Dylan Creed…until her sixty-year-old mother goes skinny dipping and is almost drowned by a corpse. A phone call to the sheriff should mean the end of Cookie’s involvement, but when it’s clear the sheriff has no interest in the investigation, Cookie calls in reinforcements…her ex-partner Hunter O’Neil. Suddenly it’s like old times while the pair questions the residents of Secret Seal Isle. Except it’s not. Now she has both Hunter and Dylan vying for her attention, a wayward hippy mother, and a potential killer on the loose. With her love life heating up, her mother lighting up, and all signs pointing to the most unlikely suspect, Cookie does the only thing she knows to do—focus on solving the case.
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The Meaning of Hotep

A Nubian Study Guide

Author: Anpu Unnefer Amen

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466965169

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 8306

Hotep is a word associated with recognizing that there is a Creative Force eminent in all things. Hotep deals with the commemoration of the ancestors, some of whom are great figures that stand out in history, such as Imhotep, the world's first known multigenius and true father of medicine; Ptahhotep, the author or the world's oldest book of instruction; Neithhotep, the First Dynasty queen and wife of Pharoah Mena; and Amenhotep, who designed the Ipet-Isut Temple in the west. All the major Western religions teach that man wound up being cast out of his heavenly abode due to woman's ungodly act of enticing him to eat of the fruit of the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thereby incurring the wrath of God. The Meaning of Hotep traces the historical records that have left an indelible proof that before God was conceived of in his masculine forms that are known of in the worlds today, God was, primarily, a woman. The Meaning of Hotep presents evidence that the Ten Commandments existed long before Moses and the Psalms before David. This book is for anyone interested in learning about spirituality in general.
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The Cars of Trans-Am Racing, 1966-1972

Author: David Tom

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250517

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

View: 8745

The SCCA Trans-Am Racing Series launched in 1966, and was designed to showcase a new class of sporty domestic cars racing on road courses. In a few short years it became the ultimate American automobile showdown, as each major automotive manufacturer participated heavily in the Trans-Am Series. When the modified muscle cars of the series were seen performing well on the country's finest tracks, fans wanted a model of their own in the driveway. These "pony" cars boasted a new look and style not seen before, and their all-around performance eclipsed anything accomplished by production-based American GT cars to this point. The Cars of Trans-Am Racingis unique in that it focuses on the cars used in this legendary series. These vintage Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Barracudas, Firebirds, Cougars, and Javelins all have become extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts today. Seeing them in their 'full-competition' versions when they were new will bring back many fond memories for those who were fans of this series. In addition, enthusiasts who enjoy these cars today look to the Trans-Am Series cars for styling inspiration and performance hints as part of the growing Pro Touring trend. Many of these historic cars have been restored to race-ready condition once again. Additional insight and interviews from the original builders and the teams who maintained the cars provide an insider's viewpoint never before seen in print.
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Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques

A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250479

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 3032

Engine production for the typical car manufactured today is a study in mass production. Benefits in the manufacturing process for the manufacturer often run counter to the interests of the end user. What speeds up production and saves manufacturing costs results in an engine that is made to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not what enthusiasts want out of their engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer. In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques and perform detailed procedures, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques. For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximi
Posted in Transportation

Performance Automotive Engine Math

Author: John Baechtel

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709476

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 7591

Multi-time author and well-regarded performance engine builder/designer John Baechtel has assembled the relevant mathematics and packaged it all together in a book designed for automotive enthusiasts. This book walks readers through the complete engine, showcasing the methodology required to define each specific parameter, and how to translate the engineering math to hard measurements reflected in various engine parts. Designing the engine to work as a system of related components is no small task, but the ease with which Baechtel escorts the reader through the process makes this book perfect for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional builder.
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How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494847

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6193

Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget. Included are details of the desirable factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more.
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Way Beyond "Barn Finds" ... The Story Behind Smokey Yunick's Boss Mustang

and 49 other Entertaining True Tales From the World of Rare and Exotic Car Collecting

Author: Wallace A. Wyss

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583883327

Category: Transportation

Page: 248

View: 6218

The Story Behind Smokey Yunick's Boss Mustang is just one of 50 entertaining true stories from the collector car world. Smokey was racing's ultimate trickster. At one race the NASCAR sanction boys noted 16 infractions. With gas tank removed after the inspection, he grinned. "Make that 17," he said and drove away, having plumbed the roll bar for additional gas storage. Although not the story of the Boss 302 herein, these are the kind of anecdotes that make this book a fun read and more than just facts about barn-finds. Book #3 in this incredible new collection of automotive 'barn finds and beyond' stories include... A persistent Porsche mechanic who asked each 904 owner if their car would be for sale after a race. He paid only $7,000 to one agreeable owner and the car recently sold for over a million dollars... Celebrities like Steve McQueen, who bought a Jaguar XK-SS, originally created for the track but turned into a street car by the factory, now worth $10 million!... A photographer who always wondered why his Mercedes gullwing was a little different. He sold it for under $8,000 only to find out decades later that the chassis was from a Le Mans winner in '52. A luckier later owner rebodied it, probably worth $20 million today.
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How to Hotrod Small-Block Chevys

Author: Bill Fisher,Bob Waar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780912656069

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 1514

A guide to the building of high-performance Chevy engines ranging in size from two hundred sixty-five to four hundred cubic inches, including numerous photographs and information on stock and special parts
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How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Chevy

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880291

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 3656

Hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams guide readers through the rebuilding process of their small-block Chevy engine. Each step, from disassembly and inspection through final assembly and tuning, is presented in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format.
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Making It Faster

Tales from the Endless Search for Speed

Author: Norman L. DeWitt,Dan Binks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991175505

Category: Automobile mechanics

Page: 560

View: 3140

In motorsports there have been an endless series of performance advances where one wonders, how did they ever figure this out? Other times one asks, how did they not see this when the answer was there for all to see? These are the stories of discovery by 3 generations of racers and designers, who changed the state of the art forever. It is also the story of clever tricks and rule book interpretation to win the ever-escalating contest between rule makers and loophole seekers, told by those directly involved in Formula One, Le Mans, Indycar, IMSA, Moto GP, Trans-Am and NASCAR. Their innovations dazzled us all.
Posted in Automobile mechanics

The Unfair Advantage

Author: Mark Donohue,Paul Van Valkenburgh

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837600734

Category: Transportation

Page: 353

View: 8932

In 1974, Donohue took a year off from driving at the height of his racing career and wrote an account of his journey from amateur to Indy 500 winner. Twenty five years later, his original text has been revived and augmented with a new Foreword, a chronology of his life and career, and 60 new photos.
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