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  • Book/Manual - How To Swap GM LS-Series Engines Into Almost Anything
    Book/Manual - How To Swap GM LS-Series Engines Into Almost Anything
    (Part #28178156)
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                How to Swap GM LS-Series Engines into Almost  Anything shows how to fit these powerhouse engines into popular GM  F-Body cars, such as the Camaro and Firebird, and also how to install  these powerplants into non-GM muscle cars, sports cars, trucks, and of  course, hot rods. This book includes a historical review, complete  specs, and detailed information so you can select and fit the best LS  engine for a particular vehicle and application.

    A section on mounting kits, explaining how to install these engines into a variety of cars using readily available motor mount kits, universal engine mounts, or fabricated mounts. In addition, the book shows you how to perform necessary oil-pan modifications and adapt accessory drivers as well as choose the most suitable fuel pump, exhaust system, wiring harness, and electronic control module. This guide takes it a step further, revealing how to select the best reprogramming equipment and software for a vehicle and its application. Finally, the book covers the range of compatible transmissions for LS engines.
    • By Jefferson Bryant
    • 144 pages
    • Photos: 375 color
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • Swindell Series Sprint Car Set-Up Sheets
    Swindell Series Sprint Car Set-Up Sheets
    (Part #94082050)
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    • Can be used if running a 305, 360 or 410 sprint car
    • 1 tablet contains 50 sheets
    • Easily organize your set-up notes for each race
    • Gives you a permanent record of every adjustment and set-up
    • Designed and used by World of Outlaw and Chili Bowl Champion Sammy Swindell
  • Halibrand Champion Owners Manual
    Halibrand Champion Owners Manual
    (Part #91085013)
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                Thirty pages filled with complete details, illustrations and tips on all Halibrand Champion open tube rear axles. It includes exploded view illustrations and a list of replacement parts, plus helpful tips to prepare for installation, assembly, disassembly and maintenance.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S217 Book - The New Racers Tax Guide
    Steve Smith Autosports S217 Book - The New Racers Tax Guide
    (Part #91085090)
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                  One of Steve Smith's books.  A totally new, updated book.  It tells you how to legally subtract your racing costs from your income tax by running your operation as a business.  Step-by-step, how to do everything correctly.  Includes a complete discussion of racers' Tax Court cases (who has won, who as lost, and why).  An alternate form of funding your racing.  Read this book now and start saving.  79 pages.       
            
  • Book - Borg Warner Overdrive
    $14.99
    Book - Borg Warner Overdrive
    (Part #91085209)
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                The Borg Warner 'R' series overdrive transmission was offered as an option until the early 1960's in many cars. This book is one of our books that covers design, operating, troubleshooting, repair and wiring. 24 pages.        
            
  • Ford Flathead V8 Builders Handbook
    Ford Flathead V8 Builders Handbook
    (Part #91085211)
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                This book covers every facet of your Flathead Ford V-8. Rebuilding? Get one of these books! 200 images. 154 pages.
            
  • Book - The Official 12 Volt Conversion Guide
    Book - The Official 12 Volt Conversion Guide
    (Part #91085180)
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                This guide book takes you step by step through the formerly terrifying task of converting your hot rod from 6 volt to 12 volts.   

    Includes the secrets to generator and alternator conversion and hook-up, lighting, gauges, ignition, starters, troubleshooting and more. There's even a cross reference from 6 to 12 volt bulbs.

    Twenty pages. Small easy to handle size 8-1/2" x 5-3/8".

  • Book - The Secret World of Race Car Sponsorships
    Book - The Secret World of Race Car Sponsorships
    (Part #91085222)
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                  Finally a great book on race car sponsorships written by a racer, for a racer. One of these books will take you from how to get a sponsor and more importantly, how to keep a sponsor. Well worth the money. 40 pages.    
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S301 Book - Stock Car Racing Chassis
    Steve Smith Autosports S301 Book - Stock Car Racing Chassis
    (Part #91085033)
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                  By Steve Smith. Covers design, theory and construction. Explains shock & spring selection, caster/camber, sorting a chassis, and step-by-step construction of a Chevelle chassis. 33 pages.   
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S280 Book - IMCA Racing Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S280 Book - IMCA Racing Technology
    (Part #91085121)
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                By Steve Smith. Everything a racer needs  to know to build, set-up and race the  modified competitively. Nine informative  chapters cover ares of design, suspension  systems, chassis set-up and adjustment.  120 pages. 
            
  • Book - Chevy Small Block Part Numbers and Casting Numbers
    Book - Chevy Small Block Part Numbers and Casting Numbers
    (Part #91085168)
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                A complete reference guide of casting numbers & part numbers. Covers  heads, blocks, cranks, intake & exhaust manifolds. From '55-'99.  94 pages.
            
  • Book - How To Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Engines
    Book - How To Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Engines
    (Part #91085241)
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                This informative new engine building book explains how to understand the specific needs of your car and track, and how to build an engine to address them. Includes information on parts selection, machine work and assembly, with in-depth builds on three race engines.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S286 Book - Mini-Micro Sprint Racing Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S286 Book - Mini-Micro Sprint Racing Technology
    (Part #91085122)
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                By Steve Smith. Covers frames, suspension, chassis, torque arms,  chassis alignment, tires, wheels, wings, parts and sources. Well  illustrated. 87 pages.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S203 Book - How To Build Trailers
    Steve Smith Autosports S203 Book - How To Build Trailers
    (Part #91085263)
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    This is a must have book if you are going to build your own open, flatbed trailer. Details on suspension and components, materials, all phases of construction, braking systems, couplers, electrical, design and fabrication, and accessories.

    We also have complete scale drawings for a flatbed tandem axle trailer with leaf springs and tire track. All material specifications and parts sources included.

  • Book/Manual - How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip
    Book/Manual - How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip
    (Part #28178195)
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  • Welders Handbook
    $14.99
    $16.99
    Welders Handbook
    (Part #91085171)
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    By Richard Finch. Covers all types of welding, from gas welding and cutting to arc, MIG, TIG and plasma-arc welding and cutting. Tips on weld jigs and fixtures. How to weld mild steel, Chromoly, aluminum, magnesium and titanium. 170 pages.

  • Book/Manual - How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Engines
    Book/Manual - How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Engines
    (Part #28178210)
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                Chevy's W-series 348 and later the 409 became  legends on the street, and in particular the 409 also became a legend on  the track. In the early 1960s, these engines powered a variety of GM  vehicles and the Z11 Impalas at the drag strip. Recently, the 348s and  409s have enjoyed a high-performance renaissance and many speed  manufacturers are making heads, blocks, and virtually every part for  these engines.
    • By John Carollo
    • 144 pages
    • Photos: 259 color
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • Book - How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks
    Book - How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks
    (Part #91085253)
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                Have you been dreaming about a little extra displacement for your Ford? By increasing the bore and stroke of your current engine, you can add those cubic inches without the hassle of switching to a big block. 
    George Reid thoroughly explains the concept of building a stroker, paying special attention to the effect that increasing the bore and stroke have on the engine as a whole. With this information, you’ll be better able to tailor your heads, cam, intake manifold, carburetor, and exhaust system to get the most out of the extra cubes.
    Also included in this engine building book is a complete guide to factory head and block castings, as well as aftermarket block and head guides, so you can choose exactly the right parts for your project. This book is the definitive guide for building a big-inch Ford small block, complete with four engine buildups ranging from 331 to 408 cubic inches.
  • Book - 335 HP Flathead Ford V8 Performance Handbook
    Book - 335 HP Flathead Ford V8 Performance Handbook
    (Part #91085309)
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                This book by Joe Abbin will show you 'real' horsepower figures from 'real' Flathead Ford engines that were built and run on the dyno, the street and the dragstrip. Clearly shows each engine (naturally aspirated and supercharged) being built and dyno tested. 138 pages.
            
  • Book - How to Build Max Performance Ford V8s on a Budget
    Book - How to Build Max Performance Ford V8s on a Budget
    (Part #91085244)
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                This engine building book addresses high-performance V-8 engines such as the 289, 302, 351ci small-blocks found in Mustangs, as well as the FE series of big-blocks. Emphasis throughout is a budget approach to building high performance powerplants through the use of over-the-counter factory components and selected aftermarket pieces. Includes realistic, low-cost formulas for building serious horsepower in Ford V-8 engines.  128 pages.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports B800 Trailer Building Blueprint
    Steve Smith Autosports B800 Trailer Building Blueprint
    (Part #91085271)
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    We have complete scale drawings for a flatbed tandem axle trailer with leaf springs and tire track. All material specifications and parts sources included.

  • Book - How To Fabricate Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts
    Book - How To Fabricate Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts
    (Part #28178236)
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  • Book - Chevy Small Block Interchange Manual
    Book - Chevy Small Block Interchange Manual
    (Part #91085146)
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    The small-block Chevrolet engine is the most popular engine in the world among performance enthusiasts and racers. But with its popularity come certain problems--its more-than-45 years of production have led to countless permutations, making modification or repair a confusing proposition. This book makes sense of that confusion for anyone working on a small-block Chevy engine. Covering all traditional small-blocks from 1968 to 2000. 

    300 photos, 143 pages.

  • Book - How To Build Your Small Block Chevy
    Book - How To Build Your Small Block Chevy
    (Part #91085044)
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    This engine building book includes hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams guide readers through the rebuilding process of their small-block Chevy engine. Each step, from disassembly and inspection through final assembly and tuning, is presented in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format.

    168 pages.

  • Book - Practical Gas Flow
    $19.99
    Book - Practical Gas Flow
    (Part #91085154)
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                This informative British book takes you through all aspects of airflow through an engine. If you want to build an inexpensive flow bench, get one of these books. Includes chapters on porting, combustion chamber design and other modifications that can be done easily.
            
  • Book - GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission Builder's & Swapper's Guide
    Book - GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission Builder's & Swapper's Guide
    (Part #28178140)
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  • Automotive Electrical Handbook
    Automotive Electrical Handbook
    (Part #91085095)
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                One of Jim Horner's books. Whether it's a restoration project, street rod, race car or kit car, don't be intimidated - wire it yourself with this book. Learn about basic electrical theory, how various electrical components work and drawing circuit diagrams. Choose the right components, build your own wiring harness and install them. Step-by-step details inlcude 6-12 volt conversions, restoring antique systems and building trailer and race car systems.  159 pages.
            
  • Book/Manual-How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big Blocks on a Budget
    Book/Manual-How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big Blocks on a Budget
    (Part #28178198)
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                The Chevy big-block set an illustrious record  in stock car racing and powered some of the fastest and most exclusive  Chevy muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s, such as the Chevelle,  Corvette, and Camaro. As a result the Chevy big block became as iconic  as the cars it powered. But building a Chevy big-block can be a very  expensive endeavor and many different aspects require attention to  attain maximum performance on a reasonable budget. In How to Build  Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget, master engine builder and  veteran author David Vizard imparts his 50 years of engine building  experience and unique insight, so the reader can invest wisely and build  a maximum-performance Chevy big-block. Like Vizard's top-selling book  How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget, readers are  shown how to get the optimal machining performed, select the ideal  parts, and assemble the strongest engine package for a budget of $1,900  to $15,000. This engine building book offers a practical, methodical, and revealing  approach for disassembly, machining, preparation, modification, and  assembly of a big-block Chevy. Vizard thoroughly explains how to obtain  maximum performance on a budget and includes eight affordable and  powerful engine builds in every price range. Any enthusiast with a  big-block Chevy can benefit greatly from the experience and knowledge  that best-selling author Vizard provides, making this engine building book a welcome  additio
            
  • Book/Manual - How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO: 1964-1974
    Book/Manual - How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO: 1964-1974
    (Part #28178218)
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                Starting life as a hopped-up Tempest, the 1964  Pontiac GTO featured a 389 V8, heavy-duty suspension, quick steering  ratio, dual exhaust, and a floor shifter. Equipped with this performance  package, the GTO set itself apart from other pedestrian coupes of the  same era, and it made history. Many regard it as the first muscle car.  As muscle car wars reached fevered pitch, the GTO would establish itself  as one of the most prominent performance cars of the era, and from  1964-72, more than 500,000 GTOs were built.

    You are shown different levels of restoration and afforded the information to select the right type of restoration for your particular car. This book covers how to verify the authenticity of your particular car, the most desirable models to restore, and option information. Like our other Restoration Series books, this new entry focuses on the actual hands-on, how-to procedures for restoring a GTO to its original condition. Each chapter illustrates the key procedures for completing a specific portion of the restoration project with detailed captions and color photographs.

    How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration
    • By Donald Keefe
    • 176 pages
    • Photos: 398 color
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • Book/Manual - How to Rebuild & Modify GM Turbo 400 Transmissions
    Book/Manual - How to Rebuild & Modify GM Turbo 400 Transmissions
    (Part #28178186)
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                Over the last 50 years, literally millions of GM  cars and trucks have been built with Turbo 400 automatic transmissions.  While these transmissions are respected for their durability and  versatility, there always comes a point where the old transmission shows  signs of wear. At some point, even the best transmissions need to be  rebuilt. Respected automotive technical author Cliff Ruggles takes  readers through the complex rebuild procedure of GMs most popular  rear-wheel drive automatic transmission in this great new book.  Enthusiasts have embraced the reliable GM Turbo Hydra-Matic 400  three-speed automatics for years, and the popularity of these  transmissions is not slowing down. With his proven style, Ruggles walks  through the step-by-step rebuild and performance upgrade procedures in a  series of full-color photos. Time saving tips are part of every  buildup. This is a welcome addition to your automotive library. Amateurs  and professionals alike will appreciate the advice and guidance offered  on every page. Even if you end up deciding to have a professional take  care of your transmission repair and performance needs, this information  is crucial to understanding how the power gets from the engine to the  road.
    • By Cliff Ruggles
    • 144 pages
    • Photos: 407 color
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • Book/Manual - How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines
    Book/Manual - How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines
    (Part #28178147)
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  • Flathead Tuning Manual
    $21.99
    Flathead Tuning Manual
    (Part #91085225)
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                This book explores many different Flathead combinations and the tune-ups that made the most power. A few myths are busted in one of these books. 55 color images.  96 pages. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S145 Book - Guide to Fabricating Shop Equipment
    Steve Smith Autosports S145 Book - Guide to Fabricating Shop Equipment
    (Part #91085172)
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    By John Block. Great information to help the average builder make his own equipment. Shows you how to fabricate:

    • Engine Stands
    • Sheet Metal Brakes
    • Hydraulic Presses
    • Engine Hoists
    • Rotating Chassis Fabrication Stands
    • Motorized Flame Cutters
    Full assembly instructions, materials list, and fully illustrated step-by-step directions. Steve Smith Autosports, 56 pages.
  • Covell Metalworking 1000-22 DVD - MIG Welding
    Covell Metalworking 1000-22 DVD - MIG Welding
    (Part #2841022)
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    MIG Welding is widely used for car and motorcycle building and modification, but few people really understand how each of the variables affects the finished weld. This program can be easily understood by a beginner, but it covers information even seasoned professionals can learn from. Ron Covell goes through the entire process step-by-step, and gives clear descriptions of how each factor changes the weld, including wire speed, voltage, wire stickout, gun angle, travel speed, and gas flow. He also covers plug welds, patch panels, welding aluminum, and using flux core wire. You'll especially enjoy the special bonus section on Plasma Cutting!

    70 Minutes 

  • Book - How to Paint Your Car on a Budget
    Book - How to Paint Your Car on a Budget
    (Part #91085215)
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                Most of us don't have $5,000 to hire someone to paint our car, but would have the skills if instructed properly. One of our "How To" books. This book takes you from the most basic budgeted squirt job to full blown show car quality. 400 photos. 128 pages.
            
  • Book - Chevy Small Block Parts Interchange Manual
    Book - Chevy Small Block Parts Interchange Manual
    (Part #2817855)
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                SA Design Chevrolet Small Block Parts Interchange  Manuals provide complete factory parts interchange information, allowing  the hot rodder to custom-build his own high performance version of the  famous Chevy "Mouse" motor from off-the-shelf parts. Includes factory  numbers, casting marks, production histories, suppliers, component  performance capabilities. Definitely a valuable resource addition to any  reference library.
    • By Ed Staffel
    • 155 pages
    • ISBN# 1884089259
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • Covell Metalworking 1000-17 DVD - Chopping and Sectioning
    Covell Metalworking 1000-17 DVD - Chopping and Sectioning
    (Part #2841017)
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    Inspired by the Rod & Custom ‘Dream Truck’ Ron Covell and Joe McGlynn radically rework a ‘56 Studebaker pickup - giving it a 4” chop, a 6” section, and pie-cutting the hood. Every step is shown up-close, with clear detail, and the ongoing commentary brings out many of the ‘fine points’ of the work. You’ll see how and where to lay out the cuts, different ways to cut the metal, and how to fit the pieces back together to establish flowing contours. There are demonstrations on the English Wheel, planishing hammer, and Pullmax, plus TIG welding and plasma cutting. Special attention is paid to getting the hood and door gaps uniform.

    Although chopping and sectioning are radical modifications, Ron and Joe’s thoughtful, methodical way of working through the steps is easy to follow!

    100 Minutes 

  • Steve Smith Autosports S282 Book - Sprint Car Chassis Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S282 Book - Sprint Car Chassis Technology
    (Part #91085178)
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                        Page after page of technical information on understanding and adjusting the sprint car chassis, chassis set-up, and chassis alignment. Includes information on torsion bar and coil-over springs, stagger and tracking for wing and non-winged cars, on dirt or pavement. By Steve Smith. 103 pages.         
            
  • Book - How to Rebuild the Small Block Ford
    Book - How to Rebuild the Small Block Ford
    (Part #91085251)
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                Save money and get the performance you want by rebuilding your own small block Ford V8. This detailed book walks you step-by-step through a rebuild, from disassembly to break-in. It also provides helpful tips on performance upgrades and tasks requiring special care. 144 pages.
            
  • Book/Manual - David Vizard's How to Port & Flow Test Cylinder Heads
    Book/Manual - David Vizard's How to Port & Flow Test Cylinder Heads
    (Part #28178215)
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                Porting heads is an art and science. It takes a  craftsman's touch to shape the surfaces of the head for the optimal flow  characteristics and the best performance. Porting demands the right  tools, skills, and application of knowledge. Few other engine builders  have the same level of knowledge and skill porting engine heads as David  Vizard. All the aspects of porting stock as well as aftermarket heads  in aluminum and cast-iron constructions are covered. Vizard goes into  great depth and detail on porting aftermarket heads. Starting with the  basic techniques up to more advanced techniques, you are shown how to  port iron and aluminum heads as well as benefits of hand and CNC  porting. You are also shown how to build a high-quality flow bench at  home so you can test your work and obtain professional results. Vizard  shows how to optimize flow paths through the heads, past the valves, and  into the combustion chamber. The book covers blending the bowls, a  basic porting procedure, and also covers pocket porting, porting the  intake runners, and many advanced procedures. These advanced procedures  include unshrouding valves, porting a shortside turn from the floor of  the port down toward the valve seat, and developing the ideal port area  and angle. All of these changes combine to produce optimal flow velocity  through the engine for maximum power.
    • By David Vizard
    • 160 pages
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
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