High Performance Differentials Axels and Drivelines

Author: Joseph Palazzolo
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709026
Format: PDF
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Covers everything you need to know about selecting the most desirable gear ratio, rebuilding differentials and other driveline components, and most importantly, matching the correct driveline components to engine power output.

Chevy Differentials

Author: Jefferson Bryant
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613251610
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Millions of Chevrolet vehicles were built and sold in the 1960s and 1970s, and the great majority of those were rear-wheel-drive models with differentials known as 10-bolts or 12-bolts. High-performance limited-slip versions of these differentials also have been installed in Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, and many other GM muscle cars from 1964 through the 1970s, as well as Chevy and GMC trucks. If you have owned a GM performance car from the 1960s or 1970s, you have owned one of these sturdy, reliable, and versatile differentials. Many of these differentials are now more than 50 years old and are due for an overhaul. In Chevy Differentials: How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt, author Jefferson Bryant walks you through the entire process of procuring, evaluating, and rebuilding the perfect differential for your GM application. In this step-by-step guide, you learn how to completely disassemble the differential, evaluate components, and select replacement parts. You're also shown all of the up-to-date techniques for re-assembling the differential and axle. Informative sections on axle identification and replacement parts are also provided. Maybe you have found a salvage-yard unit and want to rebuild it to upgrade your existing vehicle. Maybe you would like to install an aftermarket 12-bolt assembly for extreme performance or racing. This is the only book dedicated solely to rebuilding, setting up, and modifying these axle assemblies for long service life and maximum performance. If you’re going to rebuild a Chevy 10- or 12-bolt axle, this book delivers the essential information to get the job done right.

How to Rebuild and Modify High Performance Manual Transmissions

Author: Paul Cangialosi
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709298
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to Rebuild and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions breaks down the disassembly, inspection, modification/upgrade, and rebuilding process into detailed yet easy-to-follow steps consistent with our other Workbench series books. The latest techniques and insider tips are revealed, so an enthusiast can quickly perform a tear-down, identify worn parts, select the best components, and successfully assemble a high-performance transmission. Transmission expert and designer Paul Cangialosi shares his proven rebuilding methods, insight, and 27 years of knowledge in the transmission industry. He guides you through the rebuilding process for most major high-performance transmissions, including BorgWarner T10 and super T10, GM/Muncie, Ford Toploader, and Tremec T5. This new edition also contains a complete step-by-step rebuild of the Chrysler A833 transmission.

4x4 Suspension Handbook

Author: Trenton McGee
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494480
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Author Trenton McGee, 4x4 suspension expert and host of Outdoor Channels Off-Road Adventures, explains 4x4 suspension systems in an easy-to-understand manner. He gets specific on types of suspensions available from all the major manufacturers including Jeep, Toyota, Ford, Chevy, and Dodge. He goes into a great level of detail on every different model, including early and modern model systems.

High Performance Brake Systems

Author: James Walker
Publisher: Cartech
ISBN: 9781613250549
Format: PDF, ePub
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The photos in this edition are black and white. Brake systems are one of the most important yet least understood vehicle systems. Brake systems can be intimidating, and they aren't the first thing the average horsepower junkie chooses to upgrade. But there's no reason to wait until you have a problem to learn how your brakes work. "High-Performance Brake Systems: Design, Selection, and Installation" gives you the knowledge to upgrade your brakes the right way the first time. Author James Walker, Jr. doesn't just tell you what to do--he uses over 315 photos and plain English to help you understand how and why your brake system works, what each of the components does, and how to intelligently upgrade your brakes for better performance. There are chapters showing you how to choose and install the most effective rotors, calipers, pads, and tires for your sports car, muscle car, race car, and street rod. You'll even find special sidebars detailing how each upgrade will affect your ABS system. Whether you are a commuter, a casual enthusiast, a weekend warrior, or a professional racer, this book is perfect for you.

Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Author: David Crolla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119961025
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The powertrain is at the heart of vehicle design; the engine – whether it is a conventional, hybrid or electric design – provides the motive power, which is then managed and controlled through the transmission and final drive components. The overall powertrain system therefore defines the dynamic performance and character of the vehicle. The design of the powertrain has conventionally been tackled by analyzing each of the subsystems individually and the individual components, for example, engine, transmission and driveline have received considerable attention in textbooks over the past decades. The key theme of this book is to take a systems approach – to look at the integration of the components so that the whole powertrain system meets the demands of overall energy efficiency and good drivability. Vehicle Powertrain Systems provides a thorough description and analysis of all the powertrain components and then treats them together so that the overall performance of the vehicle can be understood and calculated. The text is well supported by practical problems and worked examples. Extensive use is made of the MATLAB(R) software and many example programmes for vehicle calculations are provided in the text. Key features: Structured approach to explaining the fundamentals of powertrain engineering Integration of powertrain components into overall vehicle design Emphasis on practical vehicle design issues Extensive use of practical problems and worked examples Provision of MATLAB(R) programmes for the reader to use in vehicle performance calculations This comprehensive and integrated analysis of vehicle powertrain engineering provides an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate automotive engineering students and is a useful reference for practicing engineers in the vehicle industry

GM Turbo 350 Transmissions

Author: Cliff Ruggles
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613251890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although not quite the stout heavy-duty performer as its big brother, the Turbo 400, the Turbo 350 transmission is a fine, durable, capable, and when modified, stout performer in its own right. Millions of GM cars and trucks have been built with Turbo 350 automatic transmissions. There always comes a time when the old transmission shows signs of wear. At some point, even the best transmissions need to be rebuilt. In GM Turbo 350 Transmissions: How to Rebuild & Modify, respected automotive technical author Cliff Ruggles guides you through the complex rebuild procedure of GM’s popular rear-wheel-drive automatic transmission. With his proven style, Ruggles goes through the step-by-step rebuild and performance upgrade procedures in a series of full-color photos. He includes instruction on removal and installation, tear-down procedures, parts inspection and replacement, as well as performance mods and shift kit installation. Time-saving tips are part of every buildup as well. Automatic transmissions are a mystery to most. Even if you end up deciding to have a professional take care of your transmission repair and performance needs, the information contained in this book is crucial to understanding how the power gets from the engine to the road. Add a copy of GM Turbo 350: How to Rebuild & Modify to your automotive library today.

High Performance Handling for Street or Track

Author: Don Alexander
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760339945
Format: PDF, ePub
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DIVTurn your daily driver, weekend fun ride, or track car into a corner-carving performance machine. From planning a course of modifications to installing parts to tuning handling characteristics, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will have you cranking out high-g cornering forces on your favorite twisty course. Topics covered in High-Performance Handling for Street or Track include:• An overview of vehicle dynamics• How to tune handling for differing applications• Guidance for selecting aftermarket components, including anti-roll bars, springs, shocks, bushings, chassis braces, camber adjusters, wheels, and brakes• Tire and wheel selection advice• Case-study projects Whether you’re building a high-performance street car, an autocrosser, or a track-day machine, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will help you create an integrated suspension system and tune it for maximum performance./div

How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle

Author: Mark Savitske
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613251750
Format: PDF
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When automotive manufacturers stuffed large V-8 engines into intermediate-size cars, the American muscle car was born. Built from 1964 on, the vast majority of these amazingly fast machines did not carry cutting-edge chassis and suspension systems, and now these cars are up to 50 years old. Today, owners do not have to settle for poor handling and ride quality. Muscle car and suspension expert Mark Savitske has built his business, Savitske Classic and Custom, on making muscle cars handle and ride at their best. With this updated edition, Savitske shows you what it takes to transform the handling of these high-horsepower machines. He explains the front and rear suspension geometry so you understand how it functions, and in turn, you realize how to get the most from a particular system. He also reveals the important aspects of spring rates, shock dampening, and ride height so you select the best spring and shock package for your car and application. He discusses popular high-performance tubular suspension arms and sway bars, so you can find the right combination of performance and adjustability. The suspension system has to operate as an integrated part of the car, so you’re shown how to select best suspension package for a well-balanced and responsive car. He also discusses how to extract maximum performance from popular GM, Ford, and Mopar muscle cars. You can harness the potential performance potential of your muscle car and put much more power to the ground with critical chassis and suspension updates and products. A muscle car that carries modern suspension technology not only provides far better handling and ride comfort, but it is also much safer. How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle is the essential guide to unlocking the handling and performance potential of your muscle car. If you yearn for better handling, comfort, and performance for your muscle car, this is the book for you.