Archive for Items Categorized 'Technology', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
by Andrew Clusker
As hands-on as one could wish for, and detailed and clear enough to save expensive surprises when shopping for a classic 911. If you already have a 911, and even if you’ve already torn into it yourself, you’ll probably find useful procedures here.
by Chris Willes
California-based Electramotive Engineering was responsible for developing and racing this car—winning the Constructor’s Championship in 1989, 1990, and 1991 and thwarting rival Jaguar’s ambitions. Willes was there and can offer an insider’s look at things.
Three different books about Goodyear. Written many years apart they manage not to duplicate any contents—a testament to the firm’s varied offerings of products and services.
by Peter “Banjo” Meyer
It’s all in the name: preselecting allows you to call up the next gear, usually with the transmission remaining in the current gear until you press the “gear change pedal,” thereby obviating the need to master timing clutch to shift lever. It’s complicated. This book explains all.