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!
$29.99More InfoFast Company - Six Decades of Racers, Rascals and Rods, Book(Part #91085500)x
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.
$4.99More InfoFord Racing M-0750-P2013 Performance Equipment Catalog(Part #91085102)x
The must have catalog for ford fanatics. The ford racing catalog for all your high performance equipment needs.
$39.99More InfoTrack-T Instruction Manual(Part #97386127)x
"Test the water" before you buy the kit! This step-by-step manual has instructions, tips and photos... even suggested tools and parts sources. 91 pages, b&w photos with wiring schematics.
Cost of the manual is completely refundable upon purchase of the kit.
$3.99More Info10 Spline Quick Change Gear Chart(Part #91681208)x
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
$7.99More InfoBook - Ford Steering(Part #91085208)x
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.
$22.99More InfoGeorge Trosley's How To Draw Cartoon Cars(Part #910860)x
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.
$39.99More InfoLo-Boy Instruction Manual(Part #97486132)x
You too can build a first rate 1932 Roadster with ordinary tools! This manual shows you how to do it, what you'll need and where to find it. It's full of photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions. Should you purchase the Lo-Boy kit, the cost of the manual is completely refundable.
142 pages, b&w pictures w/ wiring schematics.
$24.99More InfoSteve Smith Autosports S282 Book - Sprint Car Chassis Technology(Part #91085178)x
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.
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$24.99More InfoBook/Manual - How To Swap GM LS-Series Engines Into Almost Anything(Part #28178156)x
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 Sheets(Part #94082050)x
- 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
$14.99More InfoHalibrand Champion Owners Manual(Part #91085013)x
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 Guide(Part #91085090)x
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 Overdrive(Part #91085209)x
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.
$21.99More InfoFord Flathead V8 Builders Handbook(Part #91085211)x
This book covers every facet of your Flathead Ford V-8. Rebuilding? Get one of these books! 200 images. 154 pages.
$19.99More InfoBook - The Secret World of Race Car Sponsorships(Part #91085222)x
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 Chassis(Part #91085033)x
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.
$29.99More InfoBook - How To Build Chevy Small Block Circle Track Engines(Part #91085241)x
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(Part #91085122)x
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 Trailers(Part #91085263)x
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(Part #28178195)x
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$14.99$16.99More InfoWelders Handbook(Part #91085171)x
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 Engines(Part #28178210)x
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 Blocks(Part #91085253)x
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.
$24.99More InfoBook - 335 HP Flathead Ford V8 Performance Handbook(Part #91085309)x
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.
$19.99More InfoBook - Racing Safely, Living Dangerously - Bill Simpson(Part #91085502)x
"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-Performance(Part #28128490)x
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 Budget(Part #91085244)x
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 Blueprint(Part #91085271)x
We have complete scale drawings for a flatbed tandem axle trailer with leaf springs and tire track. All material specifications and parts sources included.