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Whether you’re wishing to expand your knowledge, perform an installation, or just entertain your passion for automobiles, you can be sure to find the literature you’re looking for right here at Speedway Motors. From technical specification books and owner’s manuals to enthusiast books and catalogs, we carry a variety of readings and guides to suit your needs. Available instructional and how-to books and videos are a popular addition to any bookshelf or workbench, along with picture books or light reading perfect for accompanying your nightstand. Man or woman, young or old, any enthusiast will be happy with automotive literature from Speedway Motors!

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  • Book - How To Wire Your Street Rod
    Book - How To Wire Your Street Rod
    (Part #91085124)
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                By Jack Sweeden. This book is a fully illustrated, instructional guide that takes you step-by-step through wiring your street rod.  12 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".

  • 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. 
            
  • Holley 4150 and 4160 Carburetors Handbook
    Holley 4150 and 4160 Carburetors Handbook
    (Part #91085058)
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                By Mike Urich. Explains the basics of fuel inlet, idle, main metering, power,  accelerator pump, secondary and choke systems, and how to choose a carb based  on engine size.  Gives modifications and tuning and performance tips.  Also includes disassembly and repair section. 80 pages.
            
  • Book - Ford Steering
    $7.99
    Product Rating: 3.60 Stars
    Book - Ford Steering
    (Part #91085208)
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    One of our old school books. This book walks you through finding, rebuilding, adjusting and modifying a Ford steering box. 24 pages with 47 photos. 

    Covers 1928-1948 Ford cars, 1948-1952 F-1 trucks and 1953-1956 F-100 trucks. Also covers installing a F-1/F-100 steering box in an earlier frame.

  • 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.         
            
  • Quick N Easy Tear Drop Trailer Plans
    Quick N Easy Tear Drop Trailer Plans
    (Part #91085117)
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    These quick and easy plans allow you to build a 4' x 8' Tear Drop Trailer using readily available building and trailer materials. Includes drawings, dimensions, construction tips and material suppliers. Welding and fabrication skills required.

    12 pages, B&W illustrations.

  • 10 Spline Quick Change Gear Chart
    10 Spline Quick Change Gear Chart
    (Part #91681208)
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                Speedway Motors now offers an extremely durable 10  spline quick change gear chart to help you determine the correct final  drive ratio for your car at the track or in the shop. Includes both  "Low" and "High" calculations for all gear sets ranging from 1-58 when  used with 4.12, 4.57, 4.86 ring and pinion ratios.
    • Extreme durability
    • Tear, oil, and water resistant
    • Convenient and accurate
    • 10 Spline Gear Chart



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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
    Garage Sale
    Book - Chevy Small Block Part Numbers and Casting Numbers
    (Part #91085168)
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    Clearance!! 

       No Warranty, No Returns On Garage Sale Items

    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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                Please view the product's page for more information
            
  • 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.
            
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