Trends in automotive modification come and go; some are outlandish, some are practical. Currently, the trend is Pro Touring. While it's expensive, it definitely leans toward the practical. It was originally a name used for GM cars, but "Pro Touring" has come to mean a style for all cars from many years. It is essentially the art of adding modern technology to aged designs to create cars that start, stop, drive, handle, and behave like modern performance cars. You can do this in many ways and choose from many suppliers.
Detroit Speed is at the forefront of the Pro Touring movement. The company is in a unique position to design and manufacture parts; they also build cars and test the parts for their effectiveness on the street and track. Kyle and Stacy Tucker have used their considerable engineering skill and marketing savvy to create a unique company that leads the Pro Touring movement.
You will discover the history of Detroit Speed and how they design performance parts. Learn-to-install sections cover front subframe and rear suspension assemblies as well as upgrades to wheel tubs, brakes, fuel system, driveline, cooling system, and more; also included is an LS swap. The featured cars are customer builds as well as Detroit Speed test cars including a number of different Chevrolet products, a 1966 Mustang, and a 1969 Charger. "Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car" is an important edition to every performance
As cool as classic muscle cars might be, they're only as good as the automotive technology of their era. That's where this book comes in. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, this guide shows how to give your car all the muscle of today while preserving the classic styling of your muscle car.
In this updated and fully illustrated edition of his popular handbook, veteran overhauler and automotive writer Jason Scott takes readers through the step-by-step improvements that will add more power, style, and handling capability to any classic muscle car.
Full-color photos accompany Scott's detailed instructions, covering bodywork and interior restoration, engine enhancements, transmission and axle swaps, suspension, steering, chassis and brake upgrades as well as many other changes that will restore-or maintain-a muscle cars identity while making it perform as if it were built only yesterday.