Archive for Items Categorized 'Technology', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
Now I Get It! Every Driver’s Handbook
by Lewis McCaw
A new car ain’t cheap—so don’t ruin it by not understanding what it needs from you. Strange lights/noises/smells are not normal. Clear language and good analogies make this book easy to understand and remember.
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.
F1: The Pinnacle, The Pivotal Events That Made F1 the Greatest Motorsport Series
by Tony Dodgins and Simon Arron
From technical and regulatory issues to people and places, this book connects those dots in time whose influence were not fleeting but gave form to what the sport is now and, more importantly, will be tomorrow.
Holman-Moody: The Legendary Race Team
by Tom Cotter and Al Pearce
If Shelby American is the only association you make with Ford racing then this book will expand your horizon. Holman-Moody was active at the same time but a much, much, much bigger player.
Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The Royalty of Radios
by John Bryant and Harold Cones
Among vintage radio aficionados Zenith’s Trans-Oceanic models are both legendary and often a radio collector’s most prized possession.
Internal Fire, The Internal Combustion Engine 1673–1900
by C. Lyle Cummins, Jr.
Follow the history of the internal-combustion engine from as far back as the 1600s to sideshows such as the use of gunpowder as a motive force to its ca. 1900—and still absurdly inefficient—iteration.
Acoustical Materials, Solving the Challenge of Vehicle Noise
by Pranab Saha
Can you hear me now? Ever chased a mystery sound? Ever thought it’s only in your head? Sound is different things in different contexts. In physics it is expressed as an acoustic wave. In psychology it’s the reception of that wave and its perception by the brain. This book tells you just how complicated it is to manage.
Colin Chapman: Inside the Innovator (republished)
by Karl Ludvigsen
When this important 2010 book went out of print, it left a hole. Thank goodness it’s back, in exactly the same form. History has had no reason to fundamentally change its views of the mercurial Lotus founder in the interim so the recollections and analysis gathered here remain valid.
The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems
by Rob Siegel
Not driving your modern car for a week or more? Trouble! Battery four years old? Trouble! If this book saves you only one service call it’ll pay for itself.
Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles
by Alberto A. Boretti, Editor
If friction and spark and power density keep you awake at night, cozy up to this book. A broad overview of WCGP racing and micro detail analysis of highly technical concepts
by J.K. Kelly
There once was a racer who wondered if his fuel was all it could be. He taught himself chemistry and physics, didn’t blow himself up, and founded VP Racing Fuels which today is an internationally known name. This memoir is by someone who worked there for 30 years.
by Joseph E. Hummer
Pick up any old consumer magazine and you’d think driverless cars are right around the corner. Well, it’s a big corner—but still, you should drive the heck out of whatever is in your garage right now! And also hope you don’t get run over . . . by an inattentive driver!