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  • Book - The Official 12 Volt Conversion Guide
    Book - The Official 12 Volt Conversion Guide
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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 - How To Wire Your Street Rod
    Book - How To Wire Your Street Rod
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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. 
            
  • Ford Flathead V8 Builders Handbook
    Ford Flathead V8 Builders Handbook
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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.
            
  • Holley 4150 and 4160 Carburetors Handbook
    Holley 4150 and 4160 Carburetors Handbook
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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
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    Book - Ford Steering
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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 S280 Book - IMCA Racing Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S280 Book - IMCA Racing Technology
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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. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S282 Book - Sprint Car Chassis Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S282 Book - Sprint Car Chassis Technology
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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 - Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flathead
    Book - Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flathead
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                By Ron Bishop. A step-by-step, easy to follow instruction manual for restoring Ford 1932-53 V-8 flatheads. Comprehensive instruction manual covers all the basics of rebuilding a flathead Ford.
            
  • Book/Manual - How To Swap GM LS-Series Engines Into Almost Anything
    Book/Manual - How To Swap GM LS-Series Engines Into Almost Anything
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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
  • Quick N Easy Tear Drop Trailer Plans
    Quick N Easy Tear Drop Trailer Plans
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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.

  • Swindell Series Sprint Car Set-Up Sheets
    Swindell Series Sprint Car Set-Up Sheets
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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
  • Book - How To Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Engines
    Book - How To Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Engines
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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.
            
  • Book - How to Build High Performance Chevy LS1-LS6 V8s
    Book - How to Build High Performance Chevy LS1-LS6 V8s
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                The LS1/LS6 family of engines are quickly becoming the engine of choice for high performance street and race applications. Learn what it takes to build these engines right in this engine building book. 600 photos. 160 pages. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S196 Book - Stock Car Dirt Track Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S196 Book - Stock Car Dirt Track Technology
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                By Steve Smith. Covers every facet of  stock cars: chassis set-up, suspension,  tires, brakes and chassis construction.  Filled with tech tips. 143 pages. 
            
  • Book - 335 HP Flathead Ford V8 Performance Handbook
    Book - 335 HP Flathead Ford V8 Performance Handbook
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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.
            
  • Motive Gear R7.5GR GM 7.5 In 10 Bolt Ring Pinion Install Kit-27 Spline
    Motive Gear R7.5GR GM 7.5 In 10 Bolt Ring Pinion Install Kit-27 Spline
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                Everything you need for a complete ring and pinion installation job. 

    Kit Includes:

    • cover gasket
    • crush sleeve
    • marking compound and brush
    • pinion and carrier bearings
    • pinion nut and washer
    • pinion seal
    • thread locking compound
    • sealer
    • side case and pinion bearings
    • pinion crush sleeve
    • seal and pinion nut
    • Also comes with lock tite and pattern marking compound and gasket.

    Note: Pinion-depth shims are not included. 

  • DVD Set - Be a Better Racer with Sammy Swindell
    DVD Set - Be a Better Racer with Sammy Swindell
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                "Be A Better Racer" with Sammy Swindell has been  designed to help racers at all levels achieve better results. This DVD  will give you the knowledge, tips and tricks to improve your program.  This video was created in an easy to understand format that will be  beneficial to the beginning or veteran racer. 

    The six videos will focus on everything from the basics, to the "secrets" that Sammy Swindell has developed and used to be one of the greatest racers in the history of motorsports. This is a no-nonsense approach in teaching the fundamentals of the sport. It focuses on the key areas and offers clean, concise explanations of the material. Some of the topics to be covered in the class are:
    • Selecting the right equipment
    • Assembly and proper preparation
    • Set-Ups and racetrack adjustments
    • Weekly maintenance
    • Driver preparation
    • Driving techniques
    • Handling sponsors and more!
    Set includes 3 DVDs and a manual.
  • Track Set-Up Book
    $15.99
    Track Set-Up Book
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                Spiral bound book with pages for set-up, lap times, tire temps, notes, etc.  62 pages. Record 28 different set-ups.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S289 Book - Building the Mustang Mini Stock
    Steve Smith Autosports S289 Book - Building the Mustang Mini Stock
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    A step-by-step buildup of a Mustang Mini Stock project car. Provides detailed instruction on how to build you own race car.

    • Finding a suitable car
    • Stripping the car
    • Installing a roll cage
    • Working with a unibody chassis
    • Using a McPherson strut front suspension
    • Designing the front suspension geometry
    • Working with the stock 4-point rear suspension and coil springs
    • Complete race car fabrication and preparation
    • Complete chassis setup and alignment
    • Scaling the car and adjusting the weight
    • Chassis adjustments and troubleshooting
    • Ford 2300cc performance engine build-up
    • For dirt and paved tracks
  • Book - The Ins and Outs of Early Ford Transmissions
    Book - The Ins and Outs of Early Ford Transmissions
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                      Whether you are restoring an early Ford or building a period-correct hot rod, this book is for you. It covers all aspects of what to look for and expect when rebuilding the 1932-1950 Ford 3-speed tranny.

    Full of photos, drawings, part numbers, specifications and other impossible-to-find tips and knowledge. 63 pages. 
  • Racewise Suspension Geometry Software, Rear Suspension
    Racewise Suspension Geometry Software, Rear Suspension
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                Rear
    • Allows Roll and Bump or Rebound Suspension Movements
    • Use to Analyze All Popular Oval Track Coil Spring Rear Suspensions
    • Computes/Reports All Critical Rear Suspension Factors:
      -Drive Angle
      -Roll Steer
      -Indexing
      -Spring & Shock Travel
      -Lateral Axle Movement
      -5th Coil Trave/Axle Wrap
    • 3 years in-field development
    • Designed to trach suspension with specific hands-on lessons and includes fully illustrated handbook and help files
    • Realistic,on-screen, multi-angle suspension views
    • Provides immediate analysis of adjustments from simple to complex with numerical and graphical representations
    • Full, 3-Dimensional accuracy
    • Compatable with Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP, Vista, and 7
    • For all forms of racing!
  • Halibrand Champion Owners Manual
    Halibrand Champion Owners Manual
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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.
            
  • Book - Borg Warner Overdrive
    $14.99
    Book - Borg Warner Overdrive
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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.        
            
  • Book - The Secret World of Race Car Sponsorships
    Book - The Secret World of Race Car Sponsorships
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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
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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.   
            
  • Book - Chevy Small Block Part Numbers and Casting Numbers
    Book - Chevy Small Block Part Numbers and Casting Numbers
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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.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S286 Book - Mini-Micro Sprint Racing Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S286 Book - Mini-Micro Sprint Racing Technology
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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
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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.

  • Garage Sale - American Hot Rod, How To Build A Hot Rod With Boyd Coddington
    Garage Sale
    Garage Sale - American Hot Rod, How To Build A Hot Rod With Boyd Coddington
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    These books are garage sale priced because they are new old stock.

     

    NO WARRANTY, NO RETURNS ON GARAGE SALE ITEMS

     

  • Book/Manual - How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip
    Book/Manual - How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip
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                Please view the product's page for more information
            
  • Welders Handbook
    $14.99
    $16.99
    Welders Handbook
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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
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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
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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.
  • Garage Sale - Ford Racing Performance Parts 2010 Catalog
    Garage Sale
    Garage Sale - Ford Racing Performance Parts 2010 Catalog
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    Ford Reacing 2010 Performance Parts Catalog

     

     Clearance!

     

    NO WARRANTY, NO RETURNS ON GARAGE SALE ITEMS

     

  • Garage Sale - Power Porting DVD
    $17.99
    $19.99
    Garage Sale
    Garage Sale - Power Porting DVD
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    Clearance item!!

     

    NO WARRANTY, NO RETURNS ON GARAGE SALE ITEMS

     

  • Book - How to Build Max Performance Ford V8s on a Budget
    Book - How to Build Max Performance Ford V8s on a Budget
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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
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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
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  • Book - Chevy Small Block Interchange Manual
    Book - Chevy Small Block Interchange Manual
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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
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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.

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