British Drag Racing

Author: Nicholas Pettitt
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845843371
Size: 18,14 MB
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A detailed look at the first ten years of drag racing in Britain from 1960-1969, complemented by 100 color pictures. It includes the visits by American dragsters, and the running of drag races on RAF airstrips by a growing band of enthusiasts with home-built machines. 1966 saw the opening of Santa Pod Raceway, Britain's first permanent drag strip; this book takes a look at the first four seasons racing there, and the development of the facility as entries and performances increased.

The Chevrolet Small Block Bible

Author: Thomas J. Madigan
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610585488
Size: 17,95 MB
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Ever since its introduction in 1955, Chevrolet’s small-block V-8 has defined performance. It was the first lightweight, overhead-valve V-8 engine ever available to the masses at an affordable price and, better yet, had tremendous untapped performance potential, making it the performance engine of choice to this day. What sets the Chevy small-block further apart is the fact that a builder does not have to spend big money to get big horsepower numbers. Using multiple examples of engine builds and case studies, The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible provides the reader with the information needed to build anything for a mild street engine for use in a custom or daily driver to a cost-is-no-object dream build. Includes parts selection, blue printing, basic machine work, and more.

1001 Drag Racing Facts

Author: Doug Boyce
Editor: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613251912
Size: 16,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Spanning the 1950s through the 1970s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Eliminators such as Gassers and Altereds, Stocks, Super Stocks, and more. There is even a chapter on racetrack facts! Fans of these legendary cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great cars, teams, drivers, and classes. Author Doug Boyce is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of drag racing facts. The detail in his previous books, such as Grumpy’s Toys, Junior Stock and Drag Racing's Quarter Mile Warriors: Then and Now, proves he is up to the task of sharing everything you never knew about drag racing in the golden era. Whether you’re an avid fan of nostalgia drags, a trivia buff who wants to stump friends, or simply a fan of the big and powerful drag cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry’s most respected sources

Chevy Ls Ls6 Performance

Author: Chris Endres
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557884077
Size: 13,50 MB
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A complete performance guide for Chevrolet's newest generation LS1 small-block Chevy engine. Includes sections on bolt-ons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshafts and valvetrain, fuel injection, block prep, final assembly, exhaust, and forced induction.

Powerglide Transmission Handbook

Author: Carl H. Munroe
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557883551
Size: 15,43 MB
Format: PDF
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Chevrolet produced over 17 million aluminium Powerglides from 1962 through 1973. While never a popular performance transmission during its production run, the Powerglide has become the dominant automatic transmission in modern motorsports. Favored by circle track and drag racers alike, the Powerglide is the transmission of choice of today's racer. You will find Powerglides installed in a wide range of vehicles from street/strip to 'Top Sportsman.' This book is your reference guide to the Powerglide; from a stock rebuild to an all-out race unit, this book covers it all. Subject covered include: * *general transmission service, basic operation, in-car service and repairs *torque converter design and operation *identification *removal, disassembly and inspection *overhauling unit assemblies *final assembly of transmission *the drag racing Powerglide *the circle track racing Powerglide *specification and troubleshooting Whether you are racing or restoring, you'll find the Powerglide Transmission Handbook a master reference for rebuilding, modifying and racing your Powerglide transmission.

How To Build A Winning Drag Race Chassis And Suspensionhp1462

Author: Wayne Scraba
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101097833
Size: 19,86 MB
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A guide to setting up your car for maximum handling performance on the street or strip. This instructional handbook shows readers how to set up their street machine chassis for high performance street or amateur drag strip racing. Not only are chassis and suspension the most popular types of modification, but their technology is constantly evolving. It offers the latest techniques for maximizing car performance on streets and strips. This definitive guide includes in-depth sections on chassis fabrication, rear axle selection and setup, rear and front suspension, shocks and springs, brakes, steering, and wheels and tires.

Amc Muscle Cars Muscle Car Color History

Author: Larry G. Mitchell
Editor:
ISBN: 9781610608015
Size: 16,30 MB
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Anybody who wanted to go toe to toe with the Big Three in the 1960s had to produce credible muscle cars. American Motors Corporation did exactly that with the SC Rambler and the incredibly fast AMX. Some argue, however, that AMC's insistence on pouring its relatively limited resources into the "muscle wars" ultimately led to its demise. Illustrated throughout with modern photography of restored and factory-original cars, archival images, AMC concept drawings, period advertisements, and cutaway illustrations, this color history primarily focuses on the conception, development, production, and performance of the AMX, as well as the Javelin upon which it was based. Special models like the Mark Donohue Signature Edition Javelin, along with the less-than-well-received Marlin, Rebel, SST, Hornet 360, Gremlin X, and others are also included.

Big Block Chevy Engine Buildupshp1484

Author: Editors of Chevy High Performance Mag
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101498102
Size: 13,46 MB
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The editors of Chevy High Performance magazine combine their knowledge in this step-by-step guide to big-block Chevy engine buildups—from low-budget engine projects for mild street performance, to all-out race motors for drag strip action. Bolt-on modifications, engine block prep, cylinder heads, intake and exhaust systems, dyno-tested combinations, and more are covered in detail

Factory Lightweights

Author: Charles Morris
Editor: Cartech Incorporated
ISBN: 9781932494440
Size: 15,34 MB
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Factory Lightweights: Detroit’s Drag Racing Specials of the ‘60s chronicles these rare cars that still inspire admirers and imitators today. Cars like the Ford Fairlane 427 Thunderbolt, Pontiac’s Super Duty Catalina, Dyno Don Nicholson’s Chevy II Wagon, and a whole assortment of Hemi-powered Mopars sit at the top of the heap when you’re talking about the fastest American musclecars produced during the 1960s. Few of these cars were produced and very few still survive today.

Chevy Nova 1968 1974

Author: Wayne Scraba
Editor: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253303
Size: 11,14 MB
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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} There was a time when the Chevrolet Nova was considered a budget option, a model engineered primarily for the price-conscious customer. Certainly performance models were already in Chevrolet's fold. With the Camaro, the Corvette, and the Chevelle leading the way, why would Chevy need another performance model? Well, savvy Chevy customers knew that you could get a really tricked-out Nova right from the factory with SS packages and big-block 396 engines along with performance transmissions and gearing for a fair amount less than an equally equipped Camaro. As a bonus, Novas were lighter weight too. It was the performance bargain of the Chevy lineup. Fast forward to today. The first-generation Camaros cost a small fortune, and while Novas have held their value quite well, they are still a performance bargain compared to the other Chevy performance models of the era. Not only are they more affordable than Camaros, but you can do a whole lot to make them really fast. In Chevy Nova 1968-1974: How to Build and Modify, veteran author and Chevy expert Wayne Scraba shows you all you need to know to build a killer street or strip Nova. Included is detailed information on driveline upgrades, rear-suspension options for the ultimate hook, front-end suspension and chassis components for good handling and weight transfer, excellent brake upgrades, engine swap options, cooling system upgrades, and more. Focusing on quarter-mile performance, Scraba expertly covers all of your options for a strong-running street Nova, a street-strip combo package, or all-out drag racing options. If you want to build your Nova into a quarter-mile warrior, this book is an essential tool for success.