Sheet Metal Fab for Car Builders: Make Panels for Cobra, Lotus, Hot Rods & More
Thousands of Cobra and Lotus Super 7 replica owners dream of one day turning their fiberglass tribute cars into genuine metal machines, like the originals, but don't know where to begin. Many more car guys would love to customize their hot rod or restore their classic without paying the stiff fees charged by custom panel shops. Now, for the first time, they have a guide that goes into great detail on how to build complete metal bodies, not just patch panels, for any car project without the need for expensive tools, years of training, or paying for professional help. Some of the world's greatest panel crafters share their tips, techniques, and experience to get the home builder up to speed quickly. This book goes well beyond introductory metal shaping and through step-by-step instructions, along with hundreds of photographs, shows how to form complex, perfectly formed panels in the home shop. Dreams of customizing become an affordable reality with this book by noted builder, designer, and craftsman William H. Longyard.
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Stock Car Dirt Track Technology
A guide to building, setup and tuning dirt track stock cars. Includes basic chassis design and fabrication, suspension setups/adjusting to track conditions, rear suspension systems, scaling, tuning with shock absorbers, tips and advice.
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Super Tuning and Modifying Carter Carburetors
Carter Carburetors is the only authoritative source of information on tuning, modifying, and rebuilding Carter 4-barrel performance carburetors. Considered an outstanding reference by many experts, this book is brimming with difficult-to-find details and tips. Hundreds of photos and drawings illustrate basic functioning and performance characteristics of the Carter Thermo-Quad, AVS, AFB, and WCFB carburetors.
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The Backyard Blacksmith
The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how -- with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques -- blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments. Written by an expert in blacksmith and metal artist, this book provides readers with a basic understanding of blacksmithing, including an explanation of tools like an anvil, an anvil stand, hammers, and tongs. Heating techniques like coal forging and fire tending are explained in detail, along with different types of metal like wrought iron, cast iron, and steel. The Backyard Blacksmith walks readers through step-by-step, illustrated projects including hooks, door and gate pulls, wall-mounted hooks, knockers, racks, and more. These expert blacksmithing lessons come to life with full-color photography to illustrate the steps and provide a better understanding of the text. With this book, beginning blacksmiths can learn to turn metal from its raw shape into something useful and beautiful to behold.
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The Best of Tech Tips
This collection of race car questions and answers taken from 5 years of "Tech. Tips" (a monthly news letter for stock car racers). Sections include shockers, coil over suspensions, materials, suspension theory, chassis and suspension design, steering, springs and roll bars and tires and wheels.
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The Car Builder’s Handbook: Tips and Techniques for Builders of Kit Cars and Street Rods
With the basic tips, techniques, and background information you need to make every project a success, this guide includes sections on Planning, Chassis, Powertrain and Drivertrain, and Interiors. Perfect for anyone engaged in a partial or ground up kit or street rod project, or anyone who wants to improve his basic automotive skills.
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The Complete Book of Stationary Power Tool Techniques
This volume from Popular Science, with over 1,000 photos and drawings tells you how to get more use out of every major stand alone power tool. Thousands of workshop techniques for saws, jointers, planers, sanders, grinders, shapers and lathes, tips on adjusting your tools and making ingenious jigs.
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The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide to Super Power: Turbos, Blowers and Nitrous Oxide

Larry Schreib Softcover 128 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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The Complete Guide to Bolt-On Street Power
This book will help all do-it-yourselfers get the most from their performance buck. With easy-to-read text and hundreds of photos, this book explains every major category of speed equipment, including intake manifolds, carburetors, ignition systems, cams, valvetrains, headers, mufflers, clutch and driveline components, gauges, and instruments. This book provides a clear explanation of how performance parts work and offers valuable equipment selection advice. Includes an extensive Street Power Parts listing of manufacturers and suppliers; great for ordering catalogs, and asking technical questions.
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The Jeep in Every Possible Condition: Or, How to Restore Your Jeep
This without doubt will be the book that every Jeep enthusiast, collector and mechanic has been waiting for. There are many books on the history of this legendary vehicle, but here, for the first time ever, the authors tell you in step-by-step detail exactly how to restore your Jeep. From the crankshaft to the engine block, including the cylinders, the oil pump, the clutch and the gear box, key advice on restoration and the pitfalls to avoid are fully explained, with a set of over 150 photographs to support the information provided. Expert restorer Ghislain Hardier has been the inspiration behind the restoration of literally hundreds of Jeeps. He has been the president of his local military history association since 1975. Fellow experts Armel Joubert des Ouches has been a journalist with French TV channel T.F. 1 for the past eleven years, and Jean-Luc Couesme contributes to a number of specialist magazines. All have been restoring military vehicles for many years and share their experiences with you in this essential restoring and jeep enthusiast's manual.
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Ultimate Garage Handbook
Every gearhead dreams of having a great garage-a clean, well-lit, functional place to work on cars, motorcycles, etc. And whether your garage is a simple workspace or a shrine to your toys, there's always something to improve. Inside Ultimate Garage Handbook you'll find tips on best utilizing your space and 16 step-by-step projects that will take your garage from average to ultimate and make you the envy of the neighborhood. Author Richard Newton-an ASE Master Technician and author of 101 Projects for Your Corvette 1984-1996, Corvette Restoration Guide 1963-1967, and How to Restore and Modify Your Corvette 1968-82-takes a real-world approach to each project, including cost, time, tools, skill level, and more. From lighting upgrades, flooring upgrades, and storage solutions to ways to incorporate special equipment like air compressors, heaters, blasting cabinets, and workbenches, Ultimate Garage Handbook is the perfect addition to the hands-on car aficionado's library.
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Weber Carburettors Tuning Tips and Techniques
This book is the distillation of many years experience of working with Weber carburetors. These celebrated carburetors have been fitted to some of the most exciting and memorable cars and have been more widely used by tuners and modifiers, both for road and competition machinery, than any alternative. The mysteries of why and how they work so well and the practicalities of getting the best from them in any application are explained at length. Setting the carburetor to suit a particular engine, fault-finding on an existing installation, and the maintenance and repair of older carburetors are all topics which receive detailed attention. Anyone maintaining or restoring a classic Weber-equipped car, or contemplating a Weber-based conversion, or simply interested in the science of engine performance and tuning, will learn something from these pages.
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Weld Like a Pro: Beginning to Advanced Techniques
Welding is an art and skill that's essential for automotive fabrication, repair, and vehicle upgrades. It is also an important skill for countless household projects and industries. Some books show basic welding techniques with steel and cast iron. But this isn't your run-of-the-mill introductory welding book. In this revised edition of the previous title, Advanced Automotive Welding, Jerry Uttrachi, past president of the American Welding Society, shows you how to perform basic welding procedures with steel and cast iron. He also reveals advanced welding techniques and the use of aluminum, titanium, magnesium, stainless steel, and other specialty materials. Projects and techniques focus on automotive applications but they can also be used for welding a bicycle frame, a steel grill, and other everyday fixes. TIG, oxyacetylene, arc, and wire-feed welding processes are detailed, with special coverage on stick and MIG processes. Welding butt and V-joints is explained as well as welding more complex joints, including J- and U-joints. Step-by-step instruction gives you the necessary information to tackle and complete almost any welding job. Popular automotive projects, such as welding an electric fuel pump into an aluminum tank, repairing chrome-moly suspension arms, and welding in floorpans are thoroughly covered. And when it comes to repairing household items, specific projects such as repairing and modifying the steel tubing on an exercise machine, repairing the frame for a decorative bench, and more are covered. 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.
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