Performance Exhaust Systems

How to Design, Fabricate, and Install

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251041

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 3365

To extract maximum performance, an engine needs an efficient, well-designed, and properly tuned exhaust system. In fact, the exhaust system's design, components, and materials have a large impact on the overall performance of the engine. Engine builders and car owners need to carefully consider the exhaust layout, select the parts, and fabricate the exhaust system that delivers the best performance for car and particular application. Master engine builder and award-winning writer Mike Mavrigian explains exhaust system principles, function, and components in clear and concise language. He then details how to design, fabricate, and fit exhaust systems to classic street cars as well as for special and racing applications. Air/exhaust-gas flow dynamics and exhaust system design are explained. Cam duration and overlap are also analyzed to determine how an engine breathes in air/fuel, as the exhaust must efficiently manage this burned mixture. Pipe bending is a science as well as art and you’re shown how to effectively crush and mandrel bend exhaust pipe to fit your header/manifold and chassis combination. Header tube diameter and length is taken into account, as well as the most efficient catalytic converters and resonators for achieving your performance goals. In addition, Mavrigian covers the special exhaust system requirements for supercharged and turbocharged systems. When building a high-performance engine, you need a high-performance exhaust system that’s tuned and fitted to that engine so you can realize maximum performance. This comprehensive book is your guide to achieving ultimate exhaust system performance. It shows you how to fabricate a system for custom applications and to fit the correct prefabricated system to your car. No other book on the market is solely dedicated to fabricating and fitting an exhaust system in high-performance applications.

How to Design and Install In-Car Entertainment Systems

Author: Jefferson Bryant

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494944

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 2979

The Ultimate Guide to In Car Entertainment presents the entire spectrum of audio/video, navigation, communication, and entertainment technology, and how the enthusiast can create a complete custom system or an integrated stock/aftermarket system. It explains how to a plan, select, integrate and install popular systems under a specific budget for a certain level of performance. This includes design and installation considerations for audio and video, such as DVD players, TV tunes, and video screens (in-dash, in-seat, overhead, rear truck, etc.) GPS navigation, video game systems (PS3, X-Box 360, and more), iPod integration with head units, satellite radio, digital audio broadcasting, car security and even computers (carputers). The book features how-to installations, thorough explanations of professional only builds, descriptions of hook-ups, mechanical upgrades, such as charging systems, and a comprehensive resource guide.

Turbo

Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems

Author: Jay K. Miller

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494294

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9978

Automotive technology.

Maximum Boost

Designing, Testing and Installing Turbocharger Systems

Author: Corky Bell

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837601601

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6334

Whether youre interested in better performance on the road or extra horsepower to be a winner on the track, this book gives you the knowledge you need to get the most out of your engine and its turbocharger system. Find out what works and what doesnt, which turbo is right for your needs, and what type of set-up will give you that extra boost. Bell shows you how to select and install the right turbo, how to prep your engine, test the systems, and integrate a turbo with EFI or carbureted engine.

Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication

Author: Matt Joseph

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709360

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2020

This book contains useful instruction and information for metal workers, from novice to intermediate and even advanced, on how to apply force and use good judgment, thorough planning, close observation, creativity, and restraint to create almost any metal part. With this book, simple to complex fabrication and metal forming tasks are within the reach of adept enthusiasts.

How to Rebuild and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions

Author: Paul Cangialosi

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709298

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 8342

How to Rebuild and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions breaks down the disassembly, inspection, modification/upgrade, and rebuilding process into detailed yet easy-to-follow steps consistent with our other Workbench series books. The latest techniques and insider tips are revealed, so an enthusiast can quickly perform a tear-down, identify worn parts, select the best components, and successfully assemble a high-performance transmission. Transmission expert and designer Paul Cangialosi shares his proven rebuilding methods, insight, and 27 years of knowledge in the transmission industry. He guides you through the rebuilding process for most major high-performance transmissions, including BorgWarner T10 and super T10, GM/Muncie, Ford Toploader, and Tremec T5. This new edition also contains a complete step-by-step rebuild of the Chrysler A833 transmission.

Dyno Testing and Tuning

Author: Harold Bettes,Bill Hancock

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709743

Category: Transportation

Page: 146

View: 9853

The photos in this edition are black and white. "Dyno Testing and Tuning" is the first book to explain the proper testing procedures that everyone should use to get accurate and useful results from either an engine or chassis dyno. Authors Harold Bettes and Bill Hancock, recognized experts in the performance and racing industry, apply their wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver the definitive work on dynamometers and dyno testing. This book will be useful to anyone who wants to squeeze more power out of their car or engine, but should also be required reading for performance shop owners and dyno operators. The book explains how a dyno works, describes what kinds of data a dyno test can produce, and then shows you how to plan a test session that will give you the results you're looking for. You'll learn what to look for in a dyno facility, how to conduct a dyno test and ensure the accuracy and repeatability of your test, and how to troubleshoot any problems that arise. Sample forms and checklists round out what is sure to be an indispensable book for anyone who wants to make the most of their dyno testing.

Street Rotary HP1549

How to Build Maximum Horsepower & Reliability into Mazda's 12a, 13b & Renesis Engines

Author: Mark Warner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052562

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 2043

The ultimate performance guide to the rotary engines built by Mazda from 1978 to the present. Includes: Engine history and identification ? Rotary engine fundamentals ? Component selection and modifications ? Housings and porting ? Rotors, seals, and internals ? Intake and fuel systems ? Exhaust Systems ? Engine management and ignition ? Oil and lubrication systems ? Forced induction ? Nitrous, water and alcohol injection

Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques

A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250479

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 6331

Engine production for the typical car manufactured today is a study in mass production. Benefits in the manufacturing process for the manufacturer often run counter to the interests of the end user. What speeds up production and saves manufacturing costs results in an engine that is made to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not what enthusiasts want out of their engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer. In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques and perform detailed procedures, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques. For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximi

Automotive Machining

A Guide to Boring, Decking, Honing & More

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252838

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 4040

Machining is an essential part of high-performance engine building and stock rebuilding, as well as certain servicing procedures. Although you may not own the expensive tooling and machining to perform all or any of the machining required for a quality build, you need to understand the principles, procedures, and goals for machining, so you can guide the machining process when outsourced. Classic and older engines typically require extensive machining and almost every major component of engine, including block, heads, intake, crankshaft, and pistons, require some sort of machining and fitment. A detailed, authoritative, and thorough automotive engine-machining guide for the hard-core enthusiast has not been available until now. Mike Mavrigian, editor of Engine Building Professional, walks you through each important machining procedure. A stock 300-hp engine build has far different requirements than a 1,000-hp drag race engine, and Mavrigian reveals the different machining procedures and plans according to application and engine design. The author also shows you how to inspect, measure, and evaluate components so you can provide astute guidance and make the best machine work choices. Machining procedures included are cylinder boring, align boring/honing, decking, valveseat cutting, cam tunnel boring, and a multitude of other services. In addition, multi-angle valve jobs, setting the valveseats, altering rocker arm ratio, re-conditioning connecting rods, and machining and matching valvetrain components are also covered. Whether you're an enthusiast engine builder or prospective machining student who wants to pursue a career as an automotive machinist, this book will provide insight and in-depth instruction for performing the most common and important machining procedures.

How to Install and Tune Nitrous Oxide Systems

Author: Bob McClurg

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709344

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 9777

In this book, McClurg reviews the often-mystical subject of nitrous oxide injection systems with a level head and a clear purpose. This book educates the reader on the properties of nitrous oxide and most-effective way to design, install, and tune complete systems. A definite focus on safety and a need to answer the typical questions associated with the use of nitrous oxide is highlighted, and several complete installations are featured.

Performance Automotive Engine Math

Author: John Baechtel

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709476

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6373

Multi-time author and well-regarded performance engine builder/designer John Baechtel has assembled the relevant mathematics and packaged it all together in a book designed for automotive enthusiasts. This book walks readers through the complete engine, showcasing the methodology required to define each specific parameter, and how to translate the engineering math to hard measurements reflected in various engine parts. Designing the engine to work as a system of related components is no small task, but the ease with which Baechtel escorts the reader through the process makes this book perfect for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional builder.

LS Swaps

How to Swap GM LS Engines into Almost Anything

Author: Jefferson Bryant

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250932

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 708

Introduced in 1997, the GM LS engine has become the dominant V-8 engine in GM vehicles and a top-selling high-performance crate engine. GM has released a wide range of Gen III and IV LS engines that deliver spectacular efficiency and performance. These compact, lightweight, cutting-edge pushrod V-8 engines have become affordable and readily obtainable from a variety of sources. In the process, the LS engine has become the most popular V-8 engine to swap into many American and foreign muscle cars, sports cars, trucks, and passenger cars. To select the best engine for an LS engine swap, you need to carefully consider the application. Veteran author and LS engine swap master Jefferson Bryant reveals all the criteria to consider when choosing an LS engine for a swap project. You are guided through selecting or fabricating motor mounts for the project. Positioning the LS engine in the engine compartment and packaging its equipment is a crucial part of the swap process, which is comprehensively covered. As part of the installation, you need to choose a transmission crossmember that fits the engine and vehicle as well as selecting an oil pan that has the correct profile for the crossmember with adequate ground clearance. Often the brake booster, steering shaft, accessory pulleys, and the exhaust system present clearance challenges, so this book offers you the best options and solutions. In addition, adapting the computer-control system to the wiring harness and vehicle is a crucial aspect for completing the installation, which is thoroughly detailed. As an all-new edition of the original top-selling title, LS Swaps: How to Swap GM LS Engines into Almost Anything covers the right way to do a spectrum of swaps. So, pick up this guide, select your ride, and get started on your next exciting project.

Holley Carburetors

How to Rebuild

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 161325198X

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 8744

During the muscle car wars of the 1960s, Holley carburetors emerged as the carbs to have because of their easy-to-tune design, abundance of parts, and wide range of sizes. The legendary Double Pumper, the universal 600-cfm 1850 models, the Dominator, and now the Avenger have stood the test of time and are the leading carburetors in the high-performance engine market. To many enthusiasts, the operation, components, and rebuilding procedures remain a mystery. Yet, many carburetors need to be rebuilt and properly set up for a particular engine package. Veteran engine building expert and automotive author Mike Mavrigian guides you through each important stage of the rebuilding process, so you have the best operating carburetor for a particular engine and application. In addition, he explains carb identification as well as idle, mid-range and high-speed circuit operation, specialty tools, and available parts. You often need to replace gaskets, worn parts, and jets for the prevailing weather/altitude conditions or a different engine setup. Mavrigian details how to select parts then disassemble, assemble, and calibrate all of the major Holley carburetors. In an easy-to-follow step-by-step format, he shows you each critical stage for cleaning sensitive components and installing parts, including idle screws, idle air jets, primary/secondary main jets, accelerator pumps, emulsion tubes, and float bowls. He also includes the techniques for getting all of the details right so you have a smooth-running engine. Holley carburetor owners need a rebuilding guide for understanding, disassembling, selecting parts, and reassembling their carbs, so the carb then delivers exceptional acceleration, quick response, and superior fuel economy. With Holley Carburetors: How to Rebuild you can get the carb set up and performing at its best. And, if desired, you can move to advanced levels of tuning and modifying these carbs. If you're looking for the one complete book that helps you quickly and expertly rebuild your Holley and get back on the road, this book is a vital addition to your performance library.

How to Hook and Launch

Traction Mods for Street & Strip

Author: Dick Miller

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709352

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 3936

While building big horsepower has become easier, putting that power down to the pavement is still quite a challenge. Getting great "bite" involves a lot more than sticky tires and a smoky burnout. The suspension system is being put to work in a way it was never designed to operate. A better understanding of exactly what is happening to the suspension when the car launches from a standing start will assist you in maximizing your car's effectiveness on the street or at the track. In How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for the Street & Strip, author Dick Miller explains the physics behind what gets a car moving from a standing start, and how to best harness the various powers at work. Getting the rear tires to really bite and gain maximum traction is divided into several small steps, and Miller walks you through each phase of the launch. Today's enthusiasts face a wide range of potential traction improvements, from softer tires and basic bolt-ons to complete or partial chassis replacements. Most opt for something in-between, where some well-engineered components are chosen to replace the factory equipment and offer a greater capability and range of adjustment. It is this range of upgrades where Miller spends most of his time, explaining what the parts and pieces do, and how to use them to their highest potential.

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget

Author: David Vizard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494847

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6037

Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget. Included are details of the desirable factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more.