Tuning the A-Series Engine

The Definitive Manual on Tuning for Performance or Economy

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

ISBN: 9781859606209

Category: Transportation

Page: 512

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Increase the power output of your A-Series! This fact-filled guide covers all aspects of engine tuning in detail, including filters, carburation, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, exhaust systems, camshafts, valve trains, blocks, cranks, con rods and pistons, plus lubrication systems and oils, ignition systems, and nitrous oxide injection. Applicable to all A-Series engines, small and big bore types, from 803 to 1275cc.

How to Modify Your Mini

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: Fountain Press, Limited

ISBN: 9780863430411

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: 192

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The MG Midget & Austin-Healey Sprite High Performance Manual

Enlarged & updated 4th Edition

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Author: Daniel Stapleton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178711001X

Category: Transportation

Page: 418

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This totally revised, updated and enlarged book is THE complete guide to building a fast MG Midget or Austin-Healey Sprite for road or track. Daniel has been continuously developing his own 'Spridget' for years, and really does know what works and what doesn't when it comes to building a fast Midget or Sprite. Best of all, this book covers every aspect of the car, from the tyre contact patch to the rollover bar, and from radiator back to exhaust tailpipe. This new edition contains updated information for parts and suppliers, many new photos, and features new material covering aerodynamics, including results from testing the effect of modifications at the MIRA wind tunnel. With over 400 mainly colour photos and exclusive tuning advice, this is a MUST for any Sprite or Midget owner.

The A-Series Engine

Its First Sixty Years

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Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330833

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Built from 1951 to 2000, BMC’s A-Series engine was a remarkably successful, versatile and invaluable power unit that far outlived its original projected life. Not only did it power road cars as varied as the Austin A30, the Mini and the MG Midget, but it also found use in world-class race and rally cars, record-breaking special machines, light commercial vehicles and even tractors. This fascinating illustrated book chronicles the full history and achievements of this remarkable engine, nearly 15 million of which were made.

The Ultimate Mini Restoration Manual

How to choose, restore, paint, trim, overhaul, update, upgrade, grossly overpower and generally have fun with a classic Mini

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Author: Iain Ayre

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841166

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The Ultimate Mini Restoration Manual gives you all the info you need to evaluate your skills and attitude, get your garage sorted, choose the right Mini, weld-up the rust, paint it, overhaul the engine, sort the rest of the mechanicals, retrim – then make the car faster, smoother, sharper, and a lot more fun!

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494847

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget. Included are details of the desirable factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more.

How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Chevy

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880291

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams guide readers through the rebuilding process of their small-block Chevy engine. Each step, from disassembly and inspection through final assembly and tuning, is presented in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format.

Building, Preparing, and Racing Your Mini

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Author: Bill Sollis,David Pollard

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859606216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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As an affordable route to competitive motorsport, Mini racing has provided many a driver with entrance into a racing career, as well as the fun and camaraderie of club racing. British champion Bill Sollis explains how he got started in the sport, and provides a complete rundown on all aspects of going racing in a Mini -- what to expect, what to buy, and how to build and race-tune a Mini for success on the track. Specific hands-on advice addresses engine building and race modifications for body, suspension, steering, brakes and transmission. Illustrated in color throughout.

David Vizard's How to Port and Flow Test Cylinder Heads

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Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709646

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Author Vizard covers blending the bowls, basic porting procedures, as well as pocket porting, porting the intake runners, and many advanced procedures. Advanced procedures include unshrouding valves and developing the ideal port area and angle.

Complete Classic Mini, 1959-2000

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Author: Chris Rees

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications

ISBN: 9781899870608

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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A comprehensive model identification guide to the 5,387,862 MINIs built between 1959 and 2000. Production of the original MINI has finally ended, but the enthusiasm for this motoring icon, turned affordable classic, continues to flourish and the market for well-preserved examples is stronger than ever. This book describes all you need to know about the vast number of different models produced over more than 41 years--how to identify one type from another, their equipment, performance, technical specification, options, production dates, color choices and much more. An essential owner's and restorer's guide to model identification, originality and authenticity. Austin - Morris - Cooper - Riley - Wolseley - Moke - Special Editions - International MINIs--they are all covered in this comprehensive review of Sir Alec Issigonis' brilliant design concept, which at the Millennium won the title of European Car of the Century.

How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines

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Author: Joseph Potak

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1616730935

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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When first introduced in the 1997 Corvette, GM's LS1 engine shook the performance world. Its combination of massive power, light weight and impressive fuel economy set new precedents for performance engines--and continues to do so generation after generation. The latest version, the LS9, makes some 638 hp from just 6.2 liters, far eclipsing even the mightiest big-blocks from the muscle car era--while meeting modern standards for emissions and fuel economy. It’s no wonder, then, that the LSX engines have become some of the most popular for high-performance applications. For those who want to build or modify their LS engine, this book provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered. Whatever your performance goals might be, How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines shows you what modifications are needed and how to make them. Premier LS engine technician Joseph Potak addresses every question that might come up, covering topics including crankshafts and piston assemblies, cylinder heads, camshafts, valvetrain, block modifications, intake manifolds, fuel system, header selection, and setting up ring and bearing clearances for particular uses. In short, this book is the ultimate resource for building the ultimate LSX engine.

Morris Minor 1000 Owner's Workshop Manual

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Author: John Harold Haynes

Publisher: Haynes Manuals

ISBN: 9780857335852

Category: Morris Minor automobile

Page: 160

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Information on routine servicing and repair for the DIY mechanic, with tasks described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence.

The Car Hacker's Handbook

A Guide for the Penetration Tester

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Author: Craig Smith

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems. Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker’s Handbook will show you how to: –Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle –Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals –Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems –Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems –Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems –Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques –Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely If you’re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make The Car Hacker’s Handbook your first stop.

SU Carburetters Tuning Tips And Techniques

(Also Covers All SU Fuel Pumps)

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Author: R.M. Clarke

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 9781855202559

Category: Transportation

Page: 187

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Looking for improved performance from your SU carburetor? This detailed manual provides the techniques required to achieve the performance you're looking for! Specific chapters offer instruction in Basic Design and Function; Overhauling and Fault Finding; Mixtures and Tuning; Dismantling & Assembly; and more. Applicable to Mini Cooper, Sprite, Bentley, Jaguar E-Type, Daimler V8 and a variety of other popular classic cars. Also covers all SU fuel pumps.

Measuring the Real Size of the World Economy

The Framework, Methodology, and Results of the International Comparison Program (ICP)

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Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821397311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 693

View: 8508

This volume provides a comprehensive review of the statistical theory and methods underlying the estimation of purchasing power parities (PPPs) and real expenditures, the choices made for the 2005 International Comparison Program (ICP) round, and the lessons learned that led to improvements in the 2011 ICP.