A collection of brief, informative, how-to tips from performance experts designed for the enthusiast or racer, this book offers helpful secrets, suggestions, techniques, and hints to help solve common problems and generally enhance all areas of a car's performance.
Filled with expert advice on cleaning, waxing, and polishing to make your car shine inside, outside and under the hood.The ultimate book on car detailing; advice from leading professionals and concours winners who point the finger at the best cleaners, waxes, glazes, and polishes.
The purpose of this book is to cover the development of the motorcycle 120 years after its invention through the technical evolution of all its components, so this work is not just a historical description of the facts but also a research of the reasons that led to this evolution. The use of simple and immediate language enables all enthusiasts – not only those in the business – to understand the subject matter. The book is divided into two parts: one is devoted to the engine, the other to the transmission, chassis, suspension, wheels, brakes and other components. A final section comprises an analysis of the various motorcycle types – racing, military, three-wheelers, scooters, auxiliary engines and mopeds – completes the book.
Having first appeared in 1995, “Engines at Specific High Power” was written by engineers Giacomo Augusto Pignone and Ugo Romolo Vercelli and is much more than a book of engine technology. From the first time it came out, it distinguished itself for the ample in-depth conceptual-philosophic aspects that constitute the peculiarities of major interest of this book, as well as being an unquestioned text of reference in its specific environment. Now, the book has been reprinted for the fourth time. This long-awaited revised and corrected edition, enriched by the notes and indications provided by Pignone, explains the technology of racing cars with all the fundamental parameters that govern the way an engine works and is embellished by important contributions which, as well as updating previously discussed aspects, expand the contents of the work. Among others, there are a number of sections in which the book looks at subjects associated with the mechanics in the light of evolution that has taken place in recent years in the engine field: transmissions, electronic management, the choice of materials, the specific high powered diesel engine and the hydrogen vehicle. In going into the various questions, the authors have attempted to give access to many subjects which are not simple and have been the prerogative of just a few people who work in the industry, while maintaining absolute precision in the presentation.
One of road racings top professionals presents here a vast amount of his accumulated car preparation knowledge. Covers fasteners, plumbing, riveting and welding, basic metal work, braking system, clutch, suspension, wheels and tires, engine, gearbox, electrics, fuel cells, paint and paperwork.
This book covers all the skills needed to do basic maintenance and repairs on your V-twin powered motorcycle. From adjusting the clutch cable to installing brake pads, this book explains in both words and photos how to safely do your own work. Instead of taking the bike back to the dealer or shop where you bought it, roll it into your garage and get out the tools. Written by Mark and Paul Shadley, long time owners of the Shadley Brothers shop, this guide to basic repair explains not only how to repair and adjust various parts of the motorcycle, but how stuff works. Colored diagrams explain the brake hydraulics and the best way to adjust the primary chain. Additional chapters include fork overhaul, installation of shock absorbers, and alignment and adjustment of the final drive. The brothers even cover your choice of tools and any special equipment needed along the way. When you re trying to learn something for the first time, there s nothing like a good photo, or series of photos, that show exactly how the operation is performed.