Archive for Items Categorized 'Automobiles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

The History of GM’s Ramjet Fuel Injection

by Kenneth W. Kayser

Ramjet fuel injection has been around since the 1950s—and you can still order it straight out of the current Chevrolet Performance Parts catalog. But the new electronic version has only visual similarities to the old mechanical system—and none of its problems. This book by a long-time GM engineer has the whole story.

Classic Engines, Modern Fuel: The Problems, the Solutions

by Paul Ireland

A compliation of articles the author wrote for various magazines about his Manchester University XPAG Tests. Features real data and practical descriptions applicable to all classic engines.

The Ferrari Place

by Jim Hunter

The unlikely story of a couple of youngish Ferrari owners in the 1970s venturing into the spare parts world to satisfy their own requirements only to recognize a wide unmet need and growing a multi-faceted business around it.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book

by René Staud & Jürgen Lewandowski

Examples from all series of SLs, almost 70 years worth, as German photographer René Staud sees them. And he’s seen many, probably 500, and photographing SLs has been one constant in his decades-long career.

The Riley M.P.H.: A History of Its Development & Production 1932–1935

by Robin Cameron

Blink—and you missed it! Not because it’s so fast but because it was offered for only half a year and in all of 14 copies. Like many other makers’ “Vitesse” or “Speed” models Riley’s “MPH” was less about nominal speed than the idea of speed.

UFO Drawings From The National Archives

by David Clarke 

Some say The Truth is Out There. Even if it is, so is a whole load of other stuff. Fake news is not news! This delightfully left-field book shows how the UFO phenomenon has been a rich seam mined by a diversity of Britons, ranging from the self-delusional to the unsettlingly sane.

Moretti—Motociclette, automobili, carrozzerie

by Alessandro Sannia

Most people only know Moretti beer—no connection to the coachbuilder and constructor of all sorts of interesting mechanical things. This is the first complete history.

The Soul of a Modified, Lenny Boehler’s Ole Blue

by Lew Boyd

How did a souped-up old junker built on a shoestring in a converted chicken coop garage spawn a racing dynasty and attract serious drivers? It’s the stuff of legend. And the author would know, because he was there.

Early Kustom Kulture: Kustom Cars and Hot Rods Photographed by George Barris 

by Brett Barris

Hundreds of photos of cars, and a few motorcycles, that caught Barris’ eye as he roamed the streets. See what he saw, and wonder how it influenced his work.

Field Guide to Aftermarket Parts, 1946–1948 Dodge

by Robert K. Riley

Ever brought home a car part that ends up not quite fitting? Unless you have hundreds of parts catalogs from all sorts of sources lying around this parts and interchangeability guide written by an AACA Master Judge will make your life a lot easier.

The Age of Combustion: Notes on Automobile Design

by Stephen Bayley

As the Age of the Internal Combustion Engine winds down here comes a grand sweeping commentary in the form of essays/magazine columns by a man who has opinions.

Secret Fords, Volume Two

by Steve Saxty

You don’t have to be a car snob to think FoMoCo has nothing important to say or show. This book moves the needle in a big way and also offers a look into the high-stakes, unseen world of car designers and product planners.