12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the Twelfth Day…

It’s that time of year again! That time when you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone or even yourself.

 

To help you find that perfect gift, we now present our rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.

 

On the TWELFTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TWELVE automobile repair, restoration, and technical books


101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup and SUV

This book aims to help drivers make the most of their machines. The author walks owners through the nuts and bolts of lowering and lift kits, running boards and in-car entertainment systems, winches, wheels and tires, and the full range of installations and accessories that will take a truck or an SUV to the next level.

Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual
This is a complete do-it-yourself guide. This manual provides you with information on rustproofing and undercoating, tools and equipment, minor dent and rust damage repair, metal working techniques, major rust repair, body component replacement, sanding and painting, car care and detailing, and welding.

Building Horsepower: Your Complete Guide to Getting More Horsepower
This book will attract every driver who takes pride in his car and its performance. The chapters in this well-illustrated book will help you increase the power under your bonnet as well as some feature cars whose reputations rest on a massive amount of grunt.

David Vizard’s How to Port & Flow Test Cylinder Heads
Vizard shows how to optimize flow paths through the heads, past the valves, and into the combustion chamber. The book covers blending the bowls, a basic porting procedure, and also covers pocket porting, porting the intake runners, and many advanced procedures. All of these changes combine to produce optimal flow velocity through the engine for maximum power.

Custom Painting: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, considering color combinations or graphics, or simply wondering what to look for in a local paint shop, this book will answer your questions–and help you get the custom paint job that’s perfect for you.

High-Performance GM LS-Series Cylinder Head Guide
Whether you’re a budget enthusiast looking for the best-possible factory head to top your specific combination, an engine swapper looking to modernize your vintage muscle car, or a racer looking for the best-flowing head out there, High-Performance GM LS- Series Cylinder Head Guide is essential for accomplishing your goals.

How to Build & Power Tune Distributor-Type Ignition Systems
Expert practical advice from an experienced race engine builder on how to build an ignition system that delivers maximum power reliably. The book applies to all four-stroke gasoline/petrol engines with distributor-type ignition systems, including those using electronic ignition modules: it does not cover engines controlled by electronic control units.

How to Power Tune Rover V8 Engines: For Road & Track
Everything you could want top know about increasing the performance and reliability of the Rover V8 engine which has been in production since 1967.

How to Build Max-Performance Hemi Engines
How to Build Max-Performance Hemi Engines details how to extract even more horsepower out of these incredible engines. Author Richard Nedbal explores major head types, rocker-arm systems, head machining and prep, valves, springs, seats, porting quench control, and much more. The book also examines in detail how to install and set up power adders such as nitrous oxide, superchargers, and turbochargers.

Sport Compact: Turbos & Blowers
This book is an enthusiast’s guide to understanding, installing, and using turbochargers and superchargers on sport compact cars. It covers the basics of each system and compares their pros and cons. Typical installations are covered and explained in detail, as is building and tuning small displacement 4- and 6-cylinder engines to maximize performance and reliability with forced induction.

Weld Like a Pro: Beginning to Advanced Techniques
Whether you’re new to welding, a veteran weldor working with special materials, or involved in a special project, you will find indispensable information within the pages of this book. This book is a 2015 International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC) Silver Medal Winner.

Ignition and Timing: A Guide to Rebuilding, Repair and Replacement
An essential guide to ignition and timing, for classic car owners and restorers. Aimed at both keen amateurs and professionals alike, Ignition and Timing covers the history and evolution of the automotive ignition system, and how to fit, modify and maintain your system for optimum timing and maximum performance.

 

On the ELEVENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ELEVEN books on British automobiles

Lotus the Marque: The Complete History of Lotus Cars

Making a Morgan: 17 Days of Craftmanship: Step-by-Step from Specification Sheet to Finished Car

Original Rolls-Royce & Bentley 1946-65: The Restorer’s Guide to the ‘standard’ saloons and mainstream coachbuilt derivatives

Triumph Spitfire and GT6: A Guide to Originality

Aston Martin: Model by Model

Original Austin Seven: The Restorer’s Guide to All Passenger Car and Sports Models 1922-39

Bristol Cars: Model by Model

The Book of the Jaguar XJ-S

The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Land Rover Series I, II & IIA

Original MGA: The Restorer’s Guide to All Roadster and Coupe Models Including Twin Cam

MG V8

 

On the TENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TEN books on American automobiles

AMC Cars: 1954-1987

Catalog of Thunderbird ID Numbers 1955-93

Javelin Photo Archive: From Concept to Reality

The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-1970

The Complete Book of Ford Mustang: Every Model Since 1964½

Camaro 2016: Chevrolet’s Modern Performance Car

Corvette Sting Ray Gold Portfolio 1963-1967

Corvette: Sixty Years

Pontiac GTO 50 Years: The Original Muscle Car

The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide 1967-1969

 

On the NINTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, NINE books on automobile racing & driving

Art of the Le Mans Race Car: 90 Years of Speed

Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Can-Am Racing Cars: Secrets of the Sensational Sixties Sports-Racers

Formula 1: In Camera 1950-59

Modern GT Racing: Today’s Fastest Cars on the World’s Greatest Tracks

Lewis Hamilton: Special Celebration Edition

Real Men Work in the Pits: A Life in NASCAR Racing

Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing in the 1960s

Westwood: Everyone’s Favourite Racing Circuit

 

On the EIGHTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, EIGHT books on trucks, tractors & heavy equipment

At Work: Kenworth Trucks 1950-1979

Anatomy of the John Deere

At Work: Peterbilt Trucks 1939-1979

Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2007: A Photo Gallery

Fordson New Major E1A: 1951-1964

Haulpak and Lectra Haul: The World’s Greatest Off-Highway Earthmoving Trucks

New Car Carriers: 1910-1998 Photo Album

The American Delivery Truck: An Illustrated History

 

On the SEVENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SEVEN books on emergency vehicles…

Ahrens-Fox Fire Apparatus Photo Archive

American Ambulance: 1900-2002

American LaFrance 700 & 800 Series 1953-1958 Photo Archive

Fire Trucks of the 1950s

Ford Fire Trucks

Maxim Fire Apparatus Photo History

Standing Against Fire: A History of the Fire Service of Canada’s Military Forces and Department of National Defence

 

On the SIXTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SIX marine books

Fighting at Sea: Naval Battles from the Ages of Sail and Steam

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited (2nd Edition)

Drag Boats of the 1960s

Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories

Great Lakes Shipping Ports & Cargoes (Photo Gallery)

RMS Empress of Ireland: Pride of the Canadian Pacific’s Atlantic Fleet

 

On the FIFTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FIVE books on motorcycle racing & riding…

Motocourse 2015-2016: The World’s Leading Grand Prix Annual

The World’s Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes: The Essential Guide to the Greatest Motorcycle Journeys in the World

Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest (2nd Edition)

Off-Road Giants! Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport

Racing Line: British Motorcycle Racing in the Golden Age of the Big Single

 

On the FOURTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FOUR books on aviation…

Aviation Century: The Golden Age

Mid-Air Moose Jaw (1st Edition)

Spitfire Mk. IX & XVI: Engineered

Canada’s Air Force: At War and Peace: Volume 3

 

On the THIRD day of Christmas my true love sent to me, THREE books on Italian automobiles…

Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975

Lamborghini Supercars: 50 Years: From the Groundbreaking Miura to Today’s Hypercars

The Ferrari Phenomenon: An Unconventional View of the World’s Most Charismatic Cars

 

On the SECOND day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TWO books on American motorcycles…

Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company

Harley Davidson: The Legendary Models

 

On the FIRST day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ONE book on Canadian railways…

Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario’s Pioneer Railway

 

 

For more gift ideas related to automobiles maintenance and customization, check out our vast Automobile Technical, Repair & Restoration section.

 

To make your holiday shopping experience easier, our store will be having extended hours on Thursdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday December 8, 15, & 22: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday December 11 & 18: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

We are always adding new and out-of-print titles to our website. If you don’t see something you’re looking for email us at info@transportbooks.com, phone us at 416-744-7675, or drop by our store at 16 Elrose Avenue in Toronto.

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