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100 Years of the American Auto: Millennium Edition
This is a comprehensive book featuring 4,000 photographs, most in full color--every make and nearly every model chronicled year by year with a bonus timeline of industry-related events and annual sales figures. The American auto industry celebrated its centennial in 1996, 100 years after brothers Charles and J. Frank Duryea began series production of the horseless carriage they had built in 1893. The Duryea brothers didn't invent the automobile. They were simply among the more successful of the hundreds of tinkerers who were striving to develop vehicles that could travel under their own power. 100 Years of the American Auto: Millennium Edition begins amidst these pioneers, and races right up to the 2000 model year. There's no tale quite like that of the American automobile it's culture, its characters, and most of all, its wonderful cars. Told in a lively picture/caption format and supported by historical timelines and insightful chapter introductions, this is the full story of that unique saga. By 1900, the U.S. could claim an active auto industry that was still debating whether steam, electricity, or gasoline would be the favored source of power. A relatively standardized form soon emerged, based on the French Systeme Panhard: front-mounted internal-combustion engine driving the rear wheels via a gearbox and driveshaft. The towering automotive figure of the first half-century was Henry Ford, a tinkerer who changed the world. His Model T was sturdy and dependable, and as sales increased, its price decreased. Millions rolled off the assembly line, itself another revolution from the mind of Henry Ford. On Ford's heels came Alfred P. Sloan of General Motors. He staged his own automotive revolution in 1921, laying the blueprint for a colossal company that instilled in American an appetite for newer, grander cars. GM nurtured that yearning with ever-changing styling and a clear marque hierarchy then satisfied it with a model for every taste and budget. The Twenties proved the beginning of the end for most of the smaller automakers, and The Great Depression made the Thirties a battle for survival. But adversity brought inventiveness. The finest Classics were built as their makers expired, and streamlined styling took hold. After serving as the backbone of American's industrial war machine, car companies emerged from World War II to a seller's market. Supply caught demand by the early Fifties, and Detroit turned to its designers, who conjured up some of the most flamboyant cars ever --- big, colorful, powerful, and finned. A cooled economy in the early Sixties ushered in the first wave of compacts. But American's pocketbook strengthened, and by mid-decade, it was the age of the muscle car. That seemed to end as quickly as it had begun. If newfound concerns for the environment and automotive safety didn't put Detroit on the ropes, an indifference to quality and the fuel crises of 1973 and 1979 certainly did. Seizing an opportunity, the imports rushed in. The Big 3 battles back, building modern small cars and improving quality. By 1990, they were poised to capitalize on a new revolution, as American turned to trucks. Pickup trucks, mini-vans, and especially, sport-utility vehicles, spread across the land. By the late Nineties, light trucks accounted for one of every two vehicles sold in the United States. As the new millennium dawned, Ford was stronger than ever. GM seemed to constantly be adjusting its management structure in an effort to stem its sliding market share. And Chrysler had proven itself resilient and innovative enough to be gobbled up by Germany's Daimler-Benz AG, which promptly created a new automotive giant, Daimler-Chrysler.
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101 Jeep Performance Projects
Routine maintenance. Easy bolt-on projects. Complicated engine swaps. If you’re driving a Jeep--commuting to work or venturing off-road--you want to get the maximum performance, and this book shows you how. Aftermarket accessories and upgrades, suspension adjustments, engine and transmission swaps--101 Jeep Performance Projects walks you through these projects and many more. With detailed text, full color photos, spec boxes describing the difficulty level, estimated cost and time, and tools needed for each project, this is the book any Jeep enthusiast needs--to keep a Jeep a peak performance, on or off-road.
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1958 Chevrolet Passenger Car Shop Manual (Part No. RS-62-S&M)
This huge, softbound shop manual covers a variety of topics including: serial numbers, load capacity and lubrication, body, frame, shocks, front suspension, rear axle, U-joints, rear springs, brakes, engine, fuel system, clutch and transmission, cooling systems, fuel and exhaust, steering, wheels and tires, chassis sheet metal, chassis electrical and much more. With clear pictures, exploded view illustrations, wiring diagrams, schematics and specifications. These are what the service department mechanics used to work on these cars when brought in for servicing. There is nothing more comprehensive or complete than one of these.
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1959 Chevrolet Passenger Car Maintenance Manual Supplement
This is the original supplement that a Chevrolet dealer mechanic in Canada would use to service your car. You will find step-by-step instructions on lubrication, frame, front & rear suspension, rear axle, brakes, engine, clutch, transmission (manual & automatic), fuel & exhaust, body, sheet metal, accessories and the electrical system. You will find detailed specifications at the rear of the book. Special tool lists can be found at the end of each section. Also, lots of clear black and white pictures, illustrations, wiring diagrams and specifications clarify the instructions. Buy now to own the best manual for your car. This book contains supplemental information on those features New to '59 Chevy -- the supplement will refer you back to the 1958 Passenger Car Shop Manual for much of the information. For complete repair instructions, use this manual in conjunction with the 1958 Chevrolet shop manual.
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1962 Chevy II Passenger Car Shop Manual
Before you begin that major restoration of a Chevy II passenger car, make sure you have this original factory shop manual reprint at your side. This 1962 Chevy II Passenger Car Shop Manual from Chevrolet (Part. No. ST-7) is the actual book that mechanics at the dealerships would use to repair and service these vehicles. It contains valuable information about all the key components and systems, including manufacturer suggested servicing operations, detailed instructions and many illustrations with exploded views. Whether you're just looking for information about basic servicing or you need to chase down an electrical short, this comprehensive manual will give you the guidance you need to do the job right. This Chevy II shop manual is broken down into sections for your convenience, such as general information, lubrication, body, frame, brakes, engine, engine cooling, transmission, chassis sheet metal, electrical and accessories.
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1964 Chevelle Shop Manual (PSD 53-96)
1964 Chevelle Shop Manual (PSD 53-96) provides detailed service procedures for lubrication, suspension, power train, brakes, engine, clutch, transmission (manual and automatic), fuel and exhaust, steering, body, accessories, and the electrical system. With the step-by-step illustrated instructions, specifications. You will have the information you need to get your project on the road and keep it there. You can use the information on this manual to restore all 1964 Chevelles, including Series 300, Malibu, El Camino, Super Sport SS, and station wagon. Loaded with body, chassis, engine, drivetrain and electrical wiring diagrams and illustrations to help disassemble, repair and reassemble various components.
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1966 Ford Falcon Club Wagon, Econoline, and Recreational Vehicle Shop Manual
Includes info on brakes, suspension, steering, tires, axles, drive shaft and clutch, manual shift, automatic shift, engine, ignition system, fuel system, exhaust system, charging system, lighting, instruments, body, trim, maintenance schedules, lubrication charts, schematics and more.
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1967 Passenger Car Maintenance and Lubrication Manual
This 1967 Ford Passenger Car maintenance manual covers adjustments to timing, carburetion, valve train, transmission bands, steering gear, and much more. Models include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Bronco, and Econoline. Part No. SE-740-67
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1968 Chevelle and El Camino Factory Assembly Instruction Manual (13000 Series)
This factory manual covers the 1968 Chevelle and El Camino 13000 Series automobiles. This manual is perfect for the restorer or anyone working on one of these vehicles. Clear illustrations show exploded views along with part numbers, part number cross-referencing, torque, revisions, and more.
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1968 Shelby Mustang GT350, GT500 and GT500KR: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 3
There were Mustangs, and then there were Mustangs. Ford wanted its new little Pony Car to appeal to the masses, and in executing that plan, the Mustang could be had in anything from a plain-Jane version with an economical 6-cylinder engine (often referred to as a "secretary’s car"), all the way up to the sporty GT models with optional 271-hp V-8s. Unfortunately, although road-going Mustangs were considered sporty, they were not officially sports cars, at least according to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). And Lee Iacocca knew that on-track performance led to showroom performance, so he needed to go racing. Enter Carroll Shelby. Shelby worked with the SCCA to modify the Mustang to meet the SCCA's requirements and enter the racing arena. The result was the now-legendary Shelby Mustang. This volume of CarTech's In Detail series covers the 1968 Shelby GT350, GT500, and GT500KR. In 1968, Ford sought to take over much of the process of producing Shelby Mustangs and increased that production dramatically to meet anticipated sales demand, so it was a bit of a transition year. In an effort to appeal to muscle car fans rather than race fans, the cars were losing their edgy race car feel and were becoming more high-end performance road cars with a long list of performance and comfort options including 428 Cobra Jet Engines, automatic transmissions, and air conditioning. They may have no longer been sports cars, but they were now fantastic muscle cars. As in all In Detail Series books, you get an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
In 1969, the Camaro with the SS package took Chevy Camaro performance and styling to another level. First, the Camaro carried updated sheet metal for an aggressive and eye-catching appearance, and the ultra-high-performance 427 big-block engines were available for the first time. As history proved, 1969 was the pinnacle of performance and styling for the first-generation Chevy Camaro. Author and muscle car expert Robert Kimbrough provides a comprehensive examination of the all-time classic 1969 Camaro SS in Volume No. 4 of CarTech's In Detail series. He delves into the design, manufacturing, and equipment of Chevrolet's premier pony car. For the first time in its history, the 1969 Camaro SS had a full slate of high-performance small-blocks as well as big-blocks to conquer the competition on the street and track. The engines included the 350, 375-hp 396, and 425-hp COPO 427 Camaros. The Camaro SS made such an impression, that it became the Indy 500 Pace Car once again in 1969. All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Muscle Cars In Detail No. 9
By the time the 1969 model year rolled around, it was well established that muscle cars were fast and plentiful. Every manufacturer had at least one corner of the showroom where the "go fast" guys could congregate and discuss the merits and time slips of the latest performance offerings. Competition being what it was, the manufacturers were looking for ways to get potential buyers to choose their product rather than the increasing number of offerings from the competition. Some manufacturers accomplished this with affordable prices, some tried fancy marketing schemes, and some created a look and a style that screamed "performance," even when standing still. Volume No. 9 of CarTech's In Detail series covers the 1969 Mustang Mach I. This model was Ford's attempt to create a package and a style to match the performance of its recently released and very potent 428-ci Cobra Jet engine package. Displacing the still available but more conservative GT trim, the Mach I included unique and innovative graphics as well as mechanical innovations including shaker hood scoops, dual racing mirrors, deluxe interiors, competition suspension, dual chrome exhaust tips, and blacked-out hoods. The end result was a wildly popular model that sold more than 70,000 units, compared to slightly more than 5,000 GT models, for the year. Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
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1969 GM Vauxhall HB Viva Shop Manual (PSD 53-147)
This original General Motors shop manual provides comprehensive information on the Vauxhall HB series vehicles. The manual covers: • Suspension, steering, and brakes • Engine and clutch assembly • Syncro-Mesh transmission and rear axle • Electrical equipment and instruments • Body and interior • Lubricant recommendations • Tool reference chart
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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 1
The Chevrolet Chevelle undoubtedly has one of the largest followings of any of Detroit's muscle cars. It was a chassis for Everyman, offered in Malibu and Chevelle form, with four-door sedans, station wagons, two-door SS performance models, and even truck-style beds available. It was the mid-size Chevy chassis for all purposes. For many years, until 1970, it existed among mid-size offerings as a fairly capable machine. After the General Motors displacement ban ended for the 1970 model year, Chevrolet put new skin on the Chevelle and a new powerplant under the hood: the vaunted LS6 454 with 450 hp. Today, the 1970 Chevelle SS 454 is viewed as one of the most iconic automobiles ever produced on American soil. SS 396 and 454 Chevelles command a premium at auction and are one of the most coveted muscle cars ever produced. As in all In Detail Series books, you get an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
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1970 Plymouth Road Runner: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 10
By 1969, the muscle car war among Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler had reached a fevered pitch. Plymouth's Road Runner, Mopar's intermediate entry, was leading the charge. For 1970, the Road Runner had its strongest year yet as it housed the best street V-8s Chrysler had to offer. Author Scott Ross retraces the history of the Road Runner and brings the 1970 model year into full focus. The stripped-down Road Runner exemplified the essence of a purpose-built muscle car: brute power and stunning acceleration. A new aggressive grille and Air Grabber hood provided an audacious yet tasteful performance statement. The back-to-basics 'Bird had a unique character with its iconic cartoon Road Runner graphics and beep-beep horn. Underneath the skin, the Road Runner lived up to its persona. The 335-hp 383 was one of fastest 383s Chrysler built because it was fitted with the 440 camshaft, heads, and manifolds for even more performance. The 440 Six Pack car generated 390 hp and gained a reputation as a stout street performer. And at the top, the conservatively rated 425-hp 426 Hemi set the standard for performance. The Road Runner was lighter than the Cuda and somewhat overbuilt as it was one of the toughest and most consistent muscle cars. To transfer all this power to the ground, the Road Runner was equipped with the A-833 4-speed or TorqueFlite 727 automatic. With a torsion-bar suspension and heavy-duty rear end, the Road Runner handled well. However, these are just a few of the highlights of this complete story. Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.