Speedway Motors is your number one source for open wheel racing how-to books, videos and DVDs. Learn from numerous DIY books and videos on building a Small Block Chevy, Big Block Chevy, or other sprint car engines. From midget suspension tuning and chassis setup to engine building and sprint car racing techniques, you can do it with a technical manual from Speedway!
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$22.99More InfoGeorge Trosley's How To Draw Cartoon Carsx
George Trosley wrote the book on drawing cartoon cars. Here it is. 188 pages of How to, step-by-step instructions gathered into a comprehensive collection.
$21.99More InfoFord Flathead V8 Builders Handbookx
This book covers every facet of your Flathead Ford V-8. Rebuilding? Get one of these books! 200 images. 154 pages.
$7.99More InfoBook - Ford Steeringx
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.
$29.99More InfoFast Company - Six Decades of Racers, Rascals and Rods, Bookx
The 'Speedy' Bill Smith Story. If you know anything about 'Speedy' Bill, you can guess what's in this book. Over 350 pages total and 32 of them with pictures! You will read about the man, the business that he built, the roads he traveled and the people he met. It's a hard back book.
$24.99More InfoSteve Smith Autosports S282 Book - Sprint Car Chassis Technologyx
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.
$12.99More InfoBook - Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flatheadx
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.
$24.99More InfoBook/Manual - How To Swap GM LS-Series Engines Into Almost Anythingx
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
- Sold individually
$5.99More InfoSwindell Series Sprint Car Set-Up Sheetsx
- 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
$29.99More InfoBook - How To Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Enginesx
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 S145 Book - Guide to Fabricating Shop Equipmentx
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
$18.99More InfoBook - How to Build High Performance Chevy LS1-LS6 V8sx
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.
$24.99More InfoSteve Smith Autosports S196 Book - Stock Car Dirt Track Technologyx
By Steve Smith. Covers every facet of stock cars: chassis set-up, suspension, tires, brakes and chassis construction. Filled with tech tips. 143 pages.
$24.99More InfoBook - 335 HP Flathead Ford V8 Performance Handbookx
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.
$29.99More InfoBook - Lone Wolf by Doug Wolfgangx
Doug Wolfgang is one of the most celebrated and colorful sprint car drivers of all time. In this book, co-written with Dave Argabright, Wolfie tells his story in his own words, reflecting on his career and the sport of auto racing.
Lone Wolf is pure Wolfgang - direct, honest, insightful and funny. It's a must-read for racing fans. Hardcover bound. 300 pages.
$99.99More InfoDVD Set - Be a Better Racer with Sammy Swindellx
"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!
$15.99More InfoTrack Set-Up Bookx
Spiral bound book with pages for set-up, lap times, tire temps, notes, etc. 62 pages. Record 28 different set-ups.
$4.99More InfoCoolest Coloring Book Volume 2x
- 20 pages of hot choppers, UTV's, hot rods, and a chimp
- The same style and detail you've come to expect from APOC & Alan Close
$34.99More InfoBook - The Ins and Outs of Early Ford Transmissionsx
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.
$14.99More InfoHalibrand Champion Owners Manualx
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.
$14.99More InfoSteve Smith Autosports S217 Book - The New Racers Tax Guidex
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.
$14.99More InfoBook - Borg Warner Overdrivex
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.
$19.99More InfoBook - The Secret World of Race Car Sponsorshipsx
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.
$15.99More InfoSteve Smith Autosports S301 Book - Stock Car Racing Chassisx
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.
$20.99More InfoBook - Chevy Small Block Part Numbers and Casting Numbersx
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 Technologyx
By Steve Smith. Covers frames, suspension, chassis, torque arms, chassis alignment, tires, wheels, wings, parts and sources. Well illustrated. 87 pages.
$28.99More InfoSteve Smith Autosports S203 Book - How To Build Trailersx
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.
$19.99More InfoGear Head Holiday Cardsx
Stand out of the crowd this year! These unique holiday cards are printed on beautiful laid stock with a two color letterpress imprint 4" x 6" folded size. Blank inside ready for you to add your own greeting. Package of 10 cards and envelopes.
$29.99More InfoBook - America's Coolest Station Wagonsx
For all of us who grew up watching the world pass by from the back of a station wagon, this book touches a special chord. The same cars many would never want to be seen in are now in high demand, and it seems everyone has at least one great story involving a station wagon. Anyone who is a fan of nostalgia can relate to the subject matter, and for those who like vintage styling and modern performance, there are plenty of great examples of upgraded vintage wagons that can (and are) driven daily.
Noted magazine writing veteran Scotty Gosson takes an informative and lighthearted look at the lowly station wagon. Long lauded as a family mover unworthy of respect, the vintage style and quirky functionality of old wagons is now finding favor with enthusiasts and baby boomers alike. Their unique shapes and smile-inducing purpose separates wagons from more typical vintage rides, and in modified or customized form, wagons take on an entirely different personality.
Whether you're trying to make a statement or just wanted more space for family, friends, and luggage, this book is sure to make you smile and fondly reminisce time spent in the family wagon.
- By Scotty Gosson
- 144 pages
- Photos: 416 color
- Sold individually
Book/Manual - How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Stripx
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$14.99$16.99More InfoWelders Handbookx
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.
$24.99More InfoBook/Manual - How to Rebuild & Modify Chevy 348/409 Enginesx
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
- Sold individually
$29.99More InfoBook - How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocksx
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.
$19.99More InfoBook - Racing Safely, Living Dangerously - Bill Simpsonx
"The on-track stories are good, but the off-track exploits are even better. Any stories involving famous racers and South American brothers are worth the price of admission."
"Bill Simpson with the Beatles, Bill Simpson the safety pioneer, Bill Simpson in handcuffs, Bill Simpson the racer, Bill Simpson crashing through a restaurant with his boat, Bill Simpson sets himself on fire and wins a court case, Bill Simpson tests his first drag chute and goes to jail via the woods..."
Written by Bill Simpson himself with help from his friend and renowned motor-sports author, Bones Bourcier.
$39.99More InfoBook - Hurst Equipped: More Than 50 Years of Hi-Performancex
George Hurst was a hot rodder at heart, but he was also a visionary, an innovator, a brilliant promoter, and particularly skilled at building alliances. Hurst developed and marketed a high-performance line of shifters that would lead the industry and be the cornerstone of the company. After forming an alliance with Anco Industries, Hurst marketed and sold more than 100 speed parts, which included shifters, heads, wheels, and many other parts, and eventually the Hurst catalog became the source for high-performance parts in the1960s and 1970s.
Jack "Doc" Watson joined Hurst and became a pivotal figure within the company, which led to many performance projects with Pontiac. Over the years Hurst was also able to partner with Oldsmobile to build special 442s known as "Hurst" Olds, AMC with their wickedly effective SC Rambler, and Chrysler, creating a number of Super Stock cars as well as the 300H and one of the most memorable exhibition cars in drag racing history, the Hemi Under Glass.
No other company or individual had as big an impact on so many aspects of the automotive industry as George Hurst. His performance parts were some of the best ever, the competition cars won many races, and the muscle cars that bear his name were some of the best of the era. Scores of interviews, in-depth research, and exceptional insight from veteran magazine editor Richard Truesdell and co-author Mark Fletcher has created a g
$18.99More InfoBook - How to Build Max Performance Ford V8s on a Budgetx
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.
$17.99More InfoSteve Smith Autosports B800 Trailer Building Blueprintx
We have complete scale drawings for a flatbed tandem axle trailer with leaf springs and tire track. All material specifications and parts sources included.
$29.99More InfoBook - How To Fabricate Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Partsx
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$29.99More InfoBook - Jerry Heasley's Rare Findsx
For the past 20 years, veteran automotive journalist Jerry Heasley has been documenting the rediscovery of rare muscle cars in barns, garages, fields, and the most unexpected places. These stories have appeared in Muscle Car Review, Modified Mustangs and Fords, and Mopar Muscle and won over a large audience. Some of these cars have simply become fixtures in garages while others have been forgotten, neglected, and/or abandoned. Some owners have passed away and left their beloved muscle cars behind, some have been claimed by unappreciative spouses, exported to a foreign country, and even hidden in plain sight. With that, their collectibility, value, and historical significance have gone unrecognized. These cars have been waiting for a knowledgeable enthusiast to appreciate their stature and return them to their former glory. These unusual circumstances and the extremes dedicated enthusiasts have gone to acquire these cars have created a fascinating collection of stories. Many stories chronicle the adventures of collector car buyers doing intense research, checking many sites, and making a huge number of phone calls to discover an extremely valuable yet forgotten muscle while others simply fall into lucky car collector's hands. Whether it has been fate, circumstance, hard work, or pure luck, Heasley brings each collector car quest to life in vivid and compelling detail. The collection of fascinating stories contains iconic cars, such as the 1970 Sh
$19.99More InfoBook - Chevy Small Block Interchange Manualx
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.
$14.99More InfoBook - How To Build Your Small Block Chevyx
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.