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Books on car tuning - for road and race track

A book on the tuning of passenger cars? Here are books on tuning and modifying of cars, as well as the construction of racing and rally cars. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

Race Car Aerodynamics - Designing for Speed

Over the past 15 years, author Joseph Katz has been involved with aerodynamic development in the most competitive areas of motorsport today. From Formula One, to Indy Car, Drag and Sedan Racing, this book provides clear explanations for both engineers who want to improve their design skills, and enthusiasts who want to understand how their favourite cars go fast.

Katz explains:
- How aerodynamics win races.
- Why downforce is more important than streamlining and drag reduction.
- Designing wings and venturis-what works and what doesn't.
- Wind tunnel designs, methods and results-what you can and cannot believe.
- Full definitions of terms, with equations and examples provided for determining key aerodynamic parameters like drag, lift and side-force coefficients, fluid viscosity, or wind-tunnel corrections.

Numerous examples using specific race cars, passenger-based prototypes, and open-wheel designs.

Author:Joseph Katz
Specs:280 pages, 26.5 x 20 x 2.1 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 x 0.83 in, paperback
Illustrations:285 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bentley Publishers (USA, 1996)
Book: Race Car Aerodynamics - Designing for Speed

Race Car Aerodynamics - Designing for Speed

Language: English

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Competition Car Aerodynamics - A Practical Handbook (3rd Edition)

The field of aerodynamics has had an increasingly significant effect on performance enhancement over the past 50 years. "Competition Car Aerodynamics" continues the practical, hands-on approach of its popular predecessors to cover all aspects of motorsport aerodynamics and features yet more CFD and wind tunnel project material and case studies.

Aerodynamic theory is tackled in a comprehensive yet comprehensible way by author Simon McBeath, who has been granted unprecedented access to state of the art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques, as well as regular access to the MIRA full-scale wind tunnel in the UK.

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Photographs, graphs, CFD-generated images and wind tunnel data - much of which has appeared in the successful Aerobytes series in Racecar Engineering - are used to explain with unrivalled clarity how aerodynamic performance benefits are obtained in practice.

With case studies from Formula 1, sports prototypes, Formula 3, GT and saloon cars, club single seaters and karts, this book will appeal to anyone, whether a designer, competitor, student or armchair enthusiast, wishing to gain an understanding of aerodynamics and how it can benefit the performance of all types of competition cars.

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Author:Simon McBeath
Specs:320 pages, 23.5 x 17 x 2.9 cm / 9.25 x 6.7 x 1.14 in, paperback
Illustrations:316 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
Book: Competition Car Aerodynamics - A Practical Handbook (3rd Edition)

Competition Car Aerodynamics - A Practical Handbook (3rd Edition)

Language: English

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The Leading Edge - Aerodynamic Design of Ultra-streamlined Land Vehicles

"The Leading Edge" summarizes the aerodynamic design and construction issues of solar cars and ultralight land vehicles. Author Goro Tamai draws on his own experience in designing solar cars at MIT to produce a book for the ground-up streamlined land-vehicle designer or constructor, as well as for the solar/electric/ultralight vehicle enthusiast.

As with any engineering problem, the "best" body shape for solar cars, HPVs, or Electrathoners is not the body of absolute lowest drag. The vehicle system, including the driver, chassis, and energy/drive system must work in concert to produce the maximum output.
"The Leading Edge" will help designers quantify the trade-offs, and make logical decisions.

Author:Goro Tamai
Specs:292 pages, 28 x 21 x 1.7 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.67 in, paperback
Illustrations:315 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bentley Publishers (USA, 1999)
Book: The Leading Edge - Aerodynamic Design of Ultra-streamlined Land Vehicles

The Leading Edge - Aerodynamic Design of Ultra-streamlined Land Vehicles

Language: English

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How to Build a Succesful Low-cost Rally Car (Veloce SpeedPro)

This book sets out in graphic detail a hundred tips that cost very little but which will transform your car. For example, how a wire coat-hanger transforms an exhaust system so that it can survive the Sahara Desert, how a tube of bathroom silicone sealer waterproofs an engine, and how a garden chain ensures you don't break the engine-mountings.

Simple, cost-effective, basic and reliable tips to ensure any rally car stands a chance of reaching the finishing line. From the lanes of Devon at night, to romping the wilderness of Mongolia, this book is full of illustrated detailed tips, as well as pictures of typical low cost cars setting out on international events.

If you are planning any road-based rally, don't even think of leaving home before you've reading this book and implementing the tried and tested mods it describes so well.

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Author:Philip Young
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 21 x 0.9 cm / 9.8 x 8.25 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 illustrations
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2009)
Series:SpeedPro
Book: How to Build a Succesful Low-cost Rally Car (Veloce SpeedPro)

How to Build a Succesful Low-cost Rally Car

Language: English

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Tuning - Modifikationen an Technik und Optik - für alle Marken und Modelle - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

Die Tuning-Szene verzeichnet als eine der wenigen Branchen in den letzen Jahren ein kontinuierliches Wachstum. Angeschoben von Filmen wie "Fast and Furious" und der MTV-Reihe "Pimp my Ride" wollen sich immer mehr Autobesitzer von der Masse abheben.

Mit zahlreichen, durchgehend farbig bebilderten Anleitungen trägt dieser Sonderband diesem Trend Rechnung. An konkreten Beispielen wird gezeigt, wie das eigene Auto unabhängig von Marke und Modell in ein individuelles Einzelstück verwandelt werden kann. Das Spektrum der Umbauten reicht dabei von der Anbringung einer Scheibentönungsfolie, bis hin zur Montage eines kompletten Karosserie-Bausatzes.

Auch das Trendthema "Cleanen", das Entfernen sämtlicher Erhebungen und Aussparungen an der Karosserie, wird Schritt für Schritt erklärt. Chancen und Risiken bei technischen Veränderungen an Fahrwerk und Motor werden dabei ebenso wenig ausgeklammert wie die gesetzlichen Vorschriften.

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Inhalt des Buches:
- 1. Ein Tuning-Buch: Was'n das? - Nie mehr falsch einkaufen - Frage des Geldes
- 2. Versicherung: Ein notwendiges Übel - Die Versicherungsarten - Prämien-Möglichkeiten - Verhandlungssachen - Dein Auto oder Papas? - Die ganze Wahrheit
- 3. Sicherheit: Ärger vermeiden - Methoden der Diebe - Blink-LED - Anschluss-Wissen - Alarm
- 4. Innenraum: Sportlenkrad - Die Sache mit dem Airbag - Sportlenkrad einbauen - Schalthebel und Blenden - Handbremshebel - Alupedale - Bodenmatte aus Alu - Türknöpfe - Blinkende Türknöpfe - Neonleuchten - Zierteile färben - Folien aufkleben - Farbige Ziffernblätter - Hosenträgergurte - Perfekt sitzen mit Stil - Vordersitze ausbauen - Schalensitze einbauen - Starterknopf - Zusatzinstrumente - Drehzahmesser - Heckklappenentriegelung - Scheiben tönen - Anbringen der Folie - Akzente setzen - Eloxieren
- 5. Karosserie: Cleanen - Golf oder Golf? - Scheibe aufkleben - Seitenblinker - Spiegel umbauen - Lackieren - Farbige Rückleuchten - Mehr Luft - Scheinwerfer - Blaue Birnen - Einarmwischer - Dachantenne - Schlösser entfernen - Wenn schon denn schon - Der Karosseriebausatz - Detailarbeit - Vergolden - Pulverbeschichten - Folienbekleben - Effektlackierungen
- 6. Sound-Check: Sound-Check - Verstärker - Türlautsprecher - Subwoofer - Soundboard - Verkabelung
- 7. Fahrwerk: Wie tief ist möglich? - Torsionsstab-Federung - Torsionsstäbe umsetzen - Tieferlegungs-Federn - Komplettfahrwerke - Fahrwerkskunde - Sportfahrwerk - Hintere Federn - Gewindefahrwerke - Nebeneffekte - Domstrebe einbauen - Kotflügel verbreitern - Radhäuser hinten
- 8. Räder & Reifen: Einpresstiefe - Abrollumfang - Was die Reifenflanke uns verrät - Was passt zu welchem Auto?
- 9. Bremse: Scheiben und Beläge - Grosse Bremse - Bremssättel lackieren - Bremstrommeln lackieren
- 10. Motor-Tuning: Motor-Tuning - Modifikation am Lufteinanlass - Ansaugsystem - Austauschfilter - Chiptuning - Zylinderkopf - Lachgas - Sportauspuff - Fächerkrümmer - Katalysator ausbauen
- 11. Ab auf die Piste: Fahren auf der Rennstrecke - Ist das Auto fit? - Fahren bei Nässe - Übung macht den Meister
- 12. Sicherheit geht vor: Allgemeines - Werkzeuge.

Specs:214 pages, 27 x 21 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:1056 photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2007)
Series:Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst (257)
Book: Tuning - Modifikationen an Technik und Optik - für alle Marken und Modelle - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

Tuning - Modifikationen an Technik und Optik - für alle Marken und Modelle

Language: German

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