This book describes how car design and technology work through the eyes of the most talented and powerful car designers in the world. The interviews give a deep understanding of why we see what we see on the highways of the world. Author Tony Lewin has been a highly regarded magazine editor on the world stage for so long that some of the top young guns revealing all in this book were hanging on his words just a few years ago.
In this long-awaited follow-up to the best-selling first edition of How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, renowned car designer Thom Taylor goes back to the drawing board to update his classic with all-new illustrations and to expand on such topics as the use of computers in design today. Taylor begins with advice on selecting the proper tools and equipment, then moves on to perspective and proportion, sketching and cartooning, various media, and light, shadow, reflection, color, and even interiors. Written to help enthusiasts at all artistic levels, his book also features more than 200 examples from many of today’s top artists in the automotive field.
Custom paint jobs are more popular than ever, and no form of custom painting is "hotter" than the flame job. This book will explain how to design the best-looking flames for a particular vehicle, how to transfer that design to the vehicle, and how to apply the paint. The process of painting the flames will be broken into major segments so that the reader can go as far as they feel their skills and confidence will allow.
The definitive DIY manual on automotive braking systems. Covers pad and shoe replacement on all common systems, component overhaul and ABS. Includes unique colour section showing drum brake layouts, and fault finding charts.
From hand-held, dedicated units to software that turns PCs and Palm Pilots into powerful diagnostic scanners, auto enthusiasts today have a variety of methods available to make use of on-board diagnostic systems. And not only can they be used to diagnose operational faults, they can be used as low-budget data acquistion systems and dynamometers, so you can maximize your vehicle’s performance. Beginning with why scanners are needed to work effectively on modern cars, this book teaches you how to choose the right scanner for your application, how to use the tool, and what each code means. The book is illustrated with photos and diagrams to help you understand OBD-I and OBD-II systems (including CAN) and the scanners that read the information they record. Also included is a comprehensive list of codes and what they mean.
Driving radio-control cars is an enjoyable hobby and also a competitive sport, but the vast range of different types of models now available can prove confusing for those new to the scene. This extensively illustrated book starts by providing all the information needed to choose the right model, and goes on to present advice on how to build kits as well as driving techniques, maintenance, modifying, set-up and the various different classes of racing. Essential reading for those contemplating buying their first model and for those already involved in the scene looking to progress to the next level.
Whatever the vehicle--from classic hot rod to pick-up to chopper--a custom paint job sets it apart. But not all paint jobs are created equal, so how can you tell which style, technique, or scheme will suit the unique demands of your vehicle and budget? Before making a big investment--whether youre hiring a painter or doing the job yourself--turn to this book for a clear idea of what works and what doesnt. Drawing on years of experience running her own custom painting shop, JoAnn Bortles reviews the full array of options for paints, graphics, and effects. In an easygoing and engaging manner, and with photographs to illustrate her points, she explains the tools and techniques that apply in various paint schemes and shows what might work especially well in certain situations and for particular vehicles. Whether youre 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 thats perfect for you.
When you own a collector car, you want to spend a little time in the garage and a lot of time out on the road enjoying your ride. How to Keep Your Collector Car Alive will help you to do just that. Author and car collector Josh B. Malks offers practical instructions, handy tips, and down-to-earth solutions to the day-to-day challenges of owning a classic car in the modern car world. Whether it’s choosing a motor oil, converting to modern tires, safety in your garage, or maintaining older electrical systems, How to Keep Your Collector Car Alive has the answers to your questions. With color photos and useful diagrams throughout, as well as information on the latest products and maintenance techniques, this handy reference is an essential tool for all collector car owners.
Learn some exceptional pinstriping tricks and special effects from 25 of the top American and international pinstripers. Every project includes step-by-step instructions and sequential color photographs of each step for easy re-creation of the techniques demonstrated.
Simple, cost-effective, basic and reliable tips to ensure that any rally car stands a chance of reaching the finishing line. If you are planning a road-based rally, don’t even think of leaving home before reading this book and implementing the tried and tested mods it describes so well.
A perfect book to unshroud the mysteries of automotive electrics and electronic systems. The basics of electrical principles, including voltage, amperage, resistance, and Ohm’s Law, are revealed in clear and concise detail, so the enthusiast understands what these mean in the construction and repair of automotive electrical circuits. An essential guide for wiring a hot rod from scratch, modifying muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and/or power windows, or adding a premium stereo and other conveniences to modern performance cars.
How Airbrushes Work is a comprehensive look at airbrush use, maintenance and repair. The book begins with a brief look at airbrush history, then moves to a discussion of the various types of airbrush, gravity or siphon feed, and the advantages of each style. Each airbrush is equipped with a range of adjustments and Steve explains each one. From needle seat tension to paint flow control, the individual adjustments are explained in detail, with specific reference to the different airbrush brands.
Have a great time converting your VW van to a Camper - Follow the detailed, highly illustrated instructions in this manual and you can’t go wrong! With 500 illustrations to show you how to chose the right panel van or bus for your needs, how to fit the roof, the windows and the whole interior. You’ll save a fortune compared with the cost of buying a ready-converted Camper. A detailed step by step guide with 500 illustrations, covering every aspect of the conversion, you save a fortune and learn a lot!
Fondamenti di autronica aggiornata e applicata per gli attuali motori a benzina - diesel veloci e principali apparari di bordo dei veicoli leggeri ad uso di professionisti, studenti, appassionati del settore automotive.
Scopo di questo volume è spiegare com’è fatta l’automobile a partire dai fondamenti, fino ad arrivare alle innovazioni introdotte nelle auto moderne. La trattazione riguarda prevalentemente la meccanica, però non sono trascurati l’impianto elettrico e qualche accenno propedeutico alla comprensione dei moderni sistemi elettronici di bordo.
After the wing plane revolution on racing cars that began in 1966 (1968 in Formula 1) and the appearance of ground effect in 1977, aerodynamics took on a front line role on the track with winged cars, switching from traditional studies of resistance to advancement to the exploitation of negative lift in order to increase speed through the corners.