Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods

Rule the Streets

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Author: Matt Cramer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071804102

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Dream Hot Rod Inside and Out! Get revved up! Everything you need to know about building your dream hot rod is inside this book. You now have at your disposal the basic automotive techniques and tools necessary to install any modification to your car. Here's the fastest and easiest way to get started! Do-It-Yourself High-Performance Car Mods is designed to help you modify cars and light trucks for improved performance. While there are many books on individual systems on a car, this practical step-by-step guide provides you with a thorough working knowledge of ALL the systems in a single resource. Automotive journalist and experienced engineer Matt Cramer has created an invaluable reference for readers regardless of age or experience. Whether you're a hobbyist new to the world of performance cars or a veteran car enthusiast looking to take the next step, you will become better equipped to drive off in the car of your dreams. There's never been a simpler, more practical approach to modifying cars and light trucks, so you can do-it-yourself--and ultimately end up in the winner's circle! Do-It-Yourself High-Performance Car Mods includes valuable information on: How car systems work Simple ways to improve performance Getting more power out of your engine How to find reliable sources Separating marketing hype from reality Adjusting the engine components and controls for best performance How improving one area may impede another

Camaro & Firebird Performance Projects: 1970-81

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Author: Jeff Tann

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250142

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Several million Camaros and Firebirds were built from 1970-1981. Many are perfect candidates for a full pro-touring treatment. This book is an essential tool for the second-gen enthusiast looking to modify their car to perform at its best.

High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide

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Author: Jeff Zurschmeide

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494510

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 color photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.

How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance

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Author: Daniel Stapleton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842898

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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How to modify and upgrade a retro or classic saloon or sports car for modern road or motorsport use, instruments, engine, gearbox, overdrive, wheels, tyres, supercharging and turbocharging, suspension, oil cooling and systems, clutch, cooling, brakes, back axle and drivetrain, exhaust, dyno tuning, carburation, preparation for motorsport.

Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance

Parts and Modifications for High Performance Street and Racing

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Author: Isaac Martin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557883230

Category: Transportation

Page: 201

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The 5.0-liter performance wave has propelled Ford's Windsor small block to the top of the performance heap. Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance is a comprehensive guide to the tips, tricks, and techniques of top Ford performance experts that will help Fords or Mustangs run harder and faster. Engine building techniques are included for street machines, drag racers, tow vehicles--for just about any Windsor-equipped Ford. Whether owners have a 289, 302/5.0L, or 351W/5.8L, Ford Windsor Small-Block Performance is the guide to performance success--on or off the strip.

Automotive Industries

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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Start Your Own Automobile Detailing Business

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Author: Rich Mintzer,Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599181762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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Entrepreneurs-Rev Your Engines! Fueled by people's passion for cars, the automobile detailing industry has been on the fast track for more than a decade. With only a moderate investment, a flexible work schedule and the possibility for huge profit, now is a great time to jump in the driver's seat and set out on the road to success. Packed with essential tools and tips, industry experts introduce you to the most popular detailing operations, then take you step by step from gathering your pit crew to learning the latest tools of the trade. In addition to getting a behind-the-wheel look at day-to-day operations, get immediate access to a wealth of information, including: Easy-to-understand descriptions of the three types of detailing operations: mobile, express and site-based A comprehensive resource listing of organizations, suppliers, government agencies and industry professionals Practical work sheets to help calculate costs, keep track of expenditures and stay organized Detailed instructions on marketing and generating new business including building your own website A detailed look at the newest tools of the trade, latest software and office equipment Thanks to the high price of new cars, people are keeping their wheels longer than ever, creating a growing, profitable industry for car lovers like you. Our experts have given you the road map for success-get ready, get set, go!

The Front-Line Leader

Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up

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Author: Chris Van Gorder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118933362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Real leadership that leads to high engagement, higherperformance, and a culture of accountability As president and CEO of Scripps Health, one of America's mostprestigious health systems, Chris Van Gorder presided over adramatic turnaround, catapulting Scripps from near bankruptcy to adominant market position. While hospitals and health systemsnationwide have laid people off or are closing their doors, Scrippsis financially healthy, has added thousands of employees (even witha no-layoff philosophy), and has developed a reputation as a topemployer. What are the secrets to this remarkable story? In The Front-Line Leader, Chris Van Gorder candidlyshares his own incredible story, from police officer to CEO, andthe leadership philosophy that drives all of his decisions andactions: people come first. Van Gorder began his unlikely career asa California police officer, which deeply instilled in him a senseof social responsibility, honesty, and public service. After beinginjured on the job and taking an early retirement, Van Gorder hadto reinvent himself, taking a job as a hospital security director,a job that would change his life. Through hard work anddetermination, he rose to executive ranks, eventually becoming CEOof Scripps. But he never forgot his own roots and powerful workethic, or the time when he was a security officer and a CEO wouldnot make eye contact with him. Van Gorder leads from the front lines, making it a priority toknow his employees and customers at every level. His values learnedon the force—protecting the community, educating citizens,developing caring relationships, and ultimately doing the rightthing—shape his approach to business. As much as companiestalk about accountability, managers seldom understand whatpractical steps to take to achieve an ethic of service that makesaccountability meaningful. The Front-Line Leader outlinesspecific tactics and steps anyone can use starting today to takeresponsibility, inspire others, and achieve breakout results fortheir organizations. Van Gorder reveals how a no-layoff philosophyled to higher accountability, how his own attention to seeminglyminor details spurred larger change, and how his own high standardsfor himself and his team improved morale and productivity. From general strategy to the tiny, everyday steps leaders cantake to create the kind of culture and accountability thattranslates into major competitive advantage, The Front-LineLeader charts a path to better leadership and a more engaged,higher-performing organization.