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.
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.
Aided by top racing and high-performance TR specialists, his own experiences & those of other amateur restorers, the author explains in some detail how to increase the performance and handling of the four-cylinder TR sports cars for fast road, track days, or more serious motorsport.
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!
The process of building 4-stroke engines to a professional standard, from selecting materials and planning work, right through to methods of final assembly and testing, written for the DIY engine builder in an easy-to-understand style, and supported by approximately 200 photographs and original drawings. Containing five engine inspection and build sheets, and the contact details of approximately 45 specialist manufacturers and motorsport suppliers, the book explains build methods common to all 4-stroke engines, rather than specific makes or models. An essential purchase for all engine-building enthusiasts.
Questo testo rappresenta la prima pubblicazione divulgativa in lingua italiana sul motore Stirling; non ha la pretesa di essere un approfondito trattato teorico, ma consentire un primo approccio al principio di funzionamento e alle caratteristiche costruttive della macchina di Stirling. Nel testo verranno presentati storia e origini, principio di funzionamento, nonchè le varie tipologie di motori, comprese le più recenti applicazioni termoacustiche.
Nel cd.rom allegato, oltre ad una parte teorica con schemi di funzionamento e animazioni, sono presenti disegni dettagliati per la costruzione di vari motori con diverso grado di difficoltà. Il più semplice, a scopo didattico, può essere costruito con l’ausilio di attrezzature meccaniche e impiegando materiale di recupero. Il più complesso, invese, potrà servire come base di partenza per lo studio un eventuale motore di dimensioni maggiori.
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.
Principi di costituzione e funzionamento degli attuali apparati di alimentazione alternativa GPL metano gestiti da elettronica di controllo intelligente.Sistemi gas a iniezione gassosa e liquida, sistemi bifuel (gas-benzina).
Per professionisti ed aspiranti del settore riparativo dei sistemi di alimentazione gas per motori automobilistici, studenti. hobbisti.
Il volume descrive in maniera tecnico-didattica le attuali soluzioni adottate per l’utilizzo dei carburanti ecologici ed economici (GPL e CGN o metano) per motori a combustione interna di tipo Otto. Dopo un’introduzione alle caratteristiche del GPL ed il metano e al funzionamento dei motori alimentai con tali carburanti, segue la spiegazione dettagliata di tutti i moderni sistemi o apparati di alimentazione-immissione gas, sia allo stato gassoso (sistemi ad immissione o iniezione gassosa) che liquido (sistemi di iniezione liquida).
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.