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Steve Smith Autosports has been a leading publisher of auto racing and automotive technical books and videos for over 35 years. Their how-to books and videos have always been on the cutting edge of technology and the best-selling performance handbooks and DVDs have helped thousands of racers improve their cars, teams and racing careers in the ever-changing world of auto racing.

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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. 
        
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.         
        
Steve Smith Autosports V182 DVD - Sprint Car Chassis Set-Up
Steve Smith Autosports V182 DVD - Sprint Car Chassis Set-Up
(Part #910V182)
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                  By Jimmy Sills. Covers blocking, squaring and aligning, birdcage timing,  choosing torsion bars and shocks, cross weight, at-the-track handling  adjustments, setting wings. Plus, chassis adjustments done on wheel scales to  show their effect. DVD.
Steve Smith Autosports S298 Dirt Late Model Chassis Technology Book
Steve Smith Autosports S298 Dirt Late Model Chassis Technology Book
(Part #91085183)
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            Takes you through design, construction, suspension, set-up, theory and all other aspects of late model racing. 104 pages. 
        

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  • 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.       
            
  • 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.
            
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Steve Smith Autosports V182 DVD - Sprint Car Chassis Set-Up
    Steve Smith Autosports V182 DVD - Sprint Car Chassis Set-Up
    (Part #910V182)
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                      By Jimmy Sills. Covers blocking, squaring and aligning, birdcage timing,  choosing torsion bars and shocks, cross weight, at-the-track handling  adjustments, setting wings. Plus, chassis adjustments done on wheel scales to  show their effect. DVD.
  • Steve Smith Autosports C249 CD-ROM - Front Suspension Geometry Pro
    Steve Smith Autosports C249 CD-ROM - Front Suspension Geometry Pro
    (Part #91085268)
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    Combines photo-like graphics with the power of high-speed computer intelligence to give you clear and fast improvements to your front suspension. Analyzes and helps you to correct camber curve, side scrub, bump steer, caster curve and fore/aft suspension curve. The built-in analysis identifies problems for you then suggests specific items to improve your suspension geometry. Also includes static analysis of scrub radius, caster trail and roll center height and offset. Includes complete instructional book. 

    Designed for dirt oval, paved oval and road race cars. CD-ROM for Windows computers.

  • 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.
  • 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.         
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports V191 DVD - Street Stock Chassis Set-Up
    Steve Smith Autosports V191 DVD - Street Stock Chassis Set-Up
    (Part #237V191)
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                    Covers basic chassis design and fabrication tips, complete suspension set-up, selecting springs and shocks, front end alignment, scaling the car and adjusting weight distribution, working with spring spacers, setting stager, adjusting car to track conditions, actual track testing sessions and more.  For dirt and paved tracks. DVD.
  • Steve Smith Autosports V292 Video - Building the Ford 2300 Engine
    Steve Smith Autosports V292 Video - Building the Ford 2300 Engine
    (Part #635292)
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    This comprehensive video offers easy-to-follow instructions on building and modifying the popular Ford 2300cc engine for Mini Stock Competition.

    Includes:

    • Basic block prep
    • Setting crankshaft clearances
    • Setting rod clearances
    • Installing rods, pistons and rings
    • Prepping and CCing the head
    • The valve train
    • Camshaft degreeing
    • Oiling system
    • Ignition system
    • Complete assembly
  • Steve Smith Autosports S289 Book - Building the Mustang Mini Stock
    Steve Smith Autosports S289 Book - Building the Mustang Mini Stock
    (Part #635289)
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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
  • Steve Smith Autosports S118 Book - Race Car Graphics
    Steve Smith Autosports S118 Book - Race Car Graphics
    (Part #91085130)
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                By Gary Smith. Takes the "magic" out of race car coloring, numbering, painting,  striping and graphic design by showing how you can do it yourself. Includes a color  chart. 60 pages, 182 illustrations. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S296 Book - Midget Chassis Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S296 Book - Midget Chassis Technology
    (Part #91085261)
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                        This book covers both dirt and asphalt midgets and covers all aspects of chassis set-up and tuning. Also includes Ford Focus midget tech.                                                
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports V194 DVD - Midget Chassis Set-Up
    Steve Smith Autosports V194 DVD - Midget Chassis Set-Up
    (Part #635194)
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                                    Jimmy Sills shows you how to set-up your chassis and tune it at the track.                                                          
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S144 Book - Building A Street Stock
    Steve Smith Autosports S144 Book - Building A Street Stock
    (Part #91085003)
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                By Bob Emmons. From buying the car and roll  cage kit to mounting the kit, stripping the car,  front/rear suspension modifications, adjusting  the handling within the rules, and mounting the  seat, gauges, etc. For entry level street stock  class. 63 pages. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S132 Book - Street Rod Building Skills
    Steve Smith Autosports S132 Book - Street Rod Building Skills
    (Part #91085017)
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    By John Thawley. Contains methods and procedures long guarded by the "old timers" of the trade. Covers metal shrinking, hammer welding,  working with wood for rods, upholstery and button tufting, how to do engine-turned gold leafing, pinstriping, and much, much more. Over 400 photos really give you the picture!

    63 pages.

  • Steve Smith Autosports C155 Computerized Chassis Set-Up
    Steve Smith Autosports C155 Computerized Chassis Set-Up
    (Part #91085264)
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                This program WILL set-up your chassis! It calculates for you: Proper spring, shock and anti-roll bar rates for your car and track, correct left weight, rear weight and cross weight, optimum chassis set-up after you make weight, spring rate or cross weight changes, front roll center height, CGH, minimum tire stagger, proper final gear ratio, ballast weight placement, spring rate of a coil spring, leaf spring and anti-roll bar, required spring rate for a fifth-coil, roll couple distribution, and more! The program holds files for 120 cars. It will print to your printer or display on screen. Useful for any racing vehicle running on an oval track - stock car, sprint, modified, etc. - dirt or paved. This is the set-up program you need to get dialed-in. Comes with a complete instruction and documentation work book. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports V281 DVD - Dwarf Car Chassis Set-up
    Steve Smith Autosports V281 DVD - Dwarf Car Chassis Set-up
    (Part #635281)
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                Detailed explanation on setting up the Dwarf Car chassis. Weight distribution  and scaling the car, cross weight, roll centers, tire stagger, bump steer,  spring and shock selection, adjusting the chassis to track conditions, and much  more. Very helpful for Legends cars, too.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports V290 DVD - Building the Mustang Mini Stock
    Steve Smith Autosports V290 DVD - Building the Mustang Mini Stock
    (Part #635290)
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    A step-by-step buildup of a Mustang Mini Stock project car. Steve Smith Autosports built a complete project car for the Building The Mustang Ministock book and captured the process onto DVD. Provides detailed instruction on how to build you own race car.

  • Steve Smith Autosports S298 Dirt Late Model Chassis Technology Book
    Steve Smith Autosports S298 Dirt Late Model Chassis Technology Book
    (Part #91085183)
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                Takes you through design, construction, suspension, set-up, theory and all other aspects of late model racing. 104 pages. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports WB5 Advanced Race Suspension Development Book
    Steve Smith Autosports WB5 Advanced Race Suspension Development Book
    (Part #91085038)
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                Workbook for Advanced Race Car Suspension Development book by Steve Smith.
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports C302 Open Wheel Rear Suspension Analyzer
    Steve Smith Autosports C302 Open Wheel Rear Suspension Analyzer
    (Part #635302)
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                        This computer program is for sprint, midget, TQ, quarter midget, mini and micro sprint. It allows you to input your rear suspension numbers and analyze what it is doing and what changes will do for you. Microsoft Excel required on your computer to run correctly.                                                
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S165 Book - Short Track Driving Techniques
    Steve Smith Autosports S165 Book - Short Track Driving Techniques
    (Part #91085120)
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                Tips, tricks and advice from short track master Butch Miller, 3-time ASA champ. Includes: basic competition driving, learning a new track, tips for driving traffic, developing a smooth and consistent style, improving lap times, developing a winning attitude, defensive driving tactics, offensive driving techniques. For new and experienced drivers. Over 125 illustrations. 79 pages. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S239 Book - Paved Track Stock Car Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S239 Book - Paved Track Stock Car Technology
    (Part #91085239)
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                Offers information on step-by-step chassis set-up, scaling the car and adjusting weight. Covers adjusting car to track conditions, front suspension and handling, chassis performance secrets and much, much more. By Steve Smith. 173 pages 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports C264 CD-ROM - Rear Suspension Geometry Pro
    Steve Smith Autosports C264 CD-ROM - Rear Suspension Geometry Pro
    (Part #91085269)
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    Analyzes rear axle bump steer and roll steer of 3-link and 4-link (aftermarket type) rear suspensions. Numerical data and graphs show you the amount of rear axle lateral movement, pinion angle change, axle steer and rear tire fore/aft movement. A very important program for monitoring rear axle movement and roll oversteer/understeer.

    Designed for dirt oval, paved oval and road race cars. CD-ROM for Windows computers.

  • Steve Smith Autosports S294 Book - Quarter Midget Chassis Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S294 Book - Quarter Midget Chassis Technology
    (Part #91085265)
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                This is the complete chassis tuning and set-up guide for quarter midgets. Includes both dirt and asphalt tech. 
            
  • Steve Smith Autosports S283 Book - Trackside Chassis Tuning Guide
    Steve Smith Autosports S283 Book - Trackside Chassis Tuning Guide
    (Part #91085400)
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    • Steve Smith's instant reference guide to correcting a race car handling problem.
    • 3 1/2" x 7 1/2", slides right into your back pocket.

    This tuning guide is completely laminated so it won't be ruined when you use it in the pits.

  • Steve Smith Autosports S258 Book - Pony and Mini Stock Racing
    Steve Smith Autosports S258 Book - Pony and Mini Stock Racing
    (Part #91085258)
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    If you are racing in these classes, you need this manual. Covers all aspects of this growing class. For dirt and paved tracks. Covers Pro-4s and tube chassis cars as well.

    • Complete high-performance build-up of Ford 2300 cc engine
    • Fabricating and prepping a Pinto chassis
    • Scaling and adjusting the weight
    • Detailed chassis setup specifications and procedures
    • Front suspension with proper geometry
    • Rear suspension and driveline
    • Low buck part sources
    • Chassis adjustment and troubleshooting
  • Steve Smith Autosports S196 Book - Stock Car Dirt Track Technology
    Steve Smith Autosports S196 Book - Stock Car Dirt Track Technology
    (Part #91085137)
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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.