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Speedway Motors is the hot rod enthusiast's source for automotive street rod books, manuals, videos and DVDs! With a complete assortment of Small Block Chevy, Ford Flathead, LS Engine and Mopar engine books, transmission or carburetor rebuild manuals, chassis and suspension guides, as well as general automotive how-to and DIY books, Speedway can help you build it right the first time!

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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.
            
  • NEW TAX GUIDE FOR RACERS
    $14.99
    Product Rating: 5.00 Stars
    NEW TAX GUIDE FOR RACERS
    (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.   
            
  • SBC PARTS & CASTING GUIDE
    $20.99
    SBC PARTS & CASTING GUIDE
    (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.
            
  • 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.
            
  • BOOK,MINI SPRINT/MICRO TECH
    $21.99
    Product Rating: 4.60 Stars
    BOOK,MINI SPRINT/MICRO TECH
    (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 - America's Coolest Station Wagons
    Book - America's Coolest Station Wagons
    (Part #28128493)
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                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
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • 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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  • 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 - Racing Safely, Living Dangerously - Bill Simpson
    Book - Racing Safely, Living Dangerously - Bill Simpson
    (Part #91085502)
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                "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.
  • Book - Hurst Equipped: More Than 50 Years of Hi-Performance
    Book - Hurst Equipped: More Than 50 Years of Hi-Performance
    (Part #28128490)
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                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
  • 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.
            
  • 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.

  • Book - How To Fabricate Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts
    Book - How To Fabricate Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts
    (Part #28178236)
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  • Book - Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds
    Book - Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds
    (Part #28128497)
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                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
            
  • Book - Chevy Small Block Interchange Manual
    Book - Chevy Small Block Interchange Manual
    (Part #91085146)
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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
    (Part #91085044)
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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.

  • Book - Practical Gas Flow
    $19.99
    Book - Practical Gas Flow
    (Part #91085154)
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                This informative British book takes you through all aspects of airflow through an engine. If you want to build an inexpensive flow bench, get one of these books. Includes chapters on porting, combustion chamber design and other modifications that can be done easily.
            
  • Book - GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission Builder's & Swapper's Guide
    Book - GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission Builder's & Swapper's Guide
    (Part #28178140)
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  • The Coolest Coloring Book Ever
    The Coolest Coloring Book Ever
    (Part #91085317)
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                This outrageous coloring book has 20 rather unique (ok, maybe a little bizarre) drawings that really don't even need to be colored, just hung on your garage wall. It will remind you of those crazy t-shirt designs of the 60's and 70's. 
  • Automotive Electrical Handbook
    Automotive Electrical Handbook
    (Part #91085095)
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                One of Jim Horner's books. Whether it's a restoration project, street rod, race car or kit car, don't be intimidated - wire it yourself with this book. Learn about basic electrical theory, how various electrical components work and drawing circuit diagrams. Choose the right components, build your own wiring harness and install them. Step-by-step details inlcude 6-12 volt conversions, restoring antique systems and building trailer and race car systems.  159 pages.
            
  • Book - Dialed In: The Jan Opperman Story
    Book - Dialed In: The Jan Opperman Story
    (Part #91085231)
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    Jan Opperman was a larger-than-life dirt track racing legend who stormed on the scene in the late 1960's, dominated sprint car circuits throughout the 1970's and helped define the Outlaw movement.

    John Sawyer's recently re-issued biography captures Opperman's charisma with colorful quotes and lively writing. This is required reading for dedicated sprint car fans.

  • Book/Manual-How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big Blocks on a Budget
    Book/Manual-How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big Blocks on a Budget
    (Part #28178198)
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                The Chevy big-block set an illustrious record  in stock car racing and powered some of the fastest and most exclusive  Chevy muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s, such as the Chevelle,  Corvette, and Camaro. As a result the Chevy big block became as iconic  as the cars it powered. But building a Chevy big-block can be a very  expensive endeavor and many different aspects require attention to  attain maximum performance on a reasonable budget. In How to Build  Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget, master engine builder and  veteran author David Vizard imparts his 50 years of engine building  experience and unique insight, so the reader can invest wisely and build  a maximum-performance Chevy big-block. Like Vizard's top-selling book  How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget, readers are  shown how to get the optimal machining performed, select the ideal  parts, and assemble the strongest engine package for a budget of $1,900  to $15,000. This engine building book offers a practical, methodical, and revealing  approach for disassembly, machining, preparation, modification, and  assembly of a big-block Chevy. Vizard thoroughly explains how to obtain  maximum performance on a budget and includes eight affordable and  powerful engine builds in every price range. Any enthusiast with a  big-block Chevy can benefit greatly from the experience and knowledge  that best-selling author Vizard provides, making this engine building book a welcome  additio
            
  • Book - Lost Hot Rods II
    $34.99
    Book - Lost Hot Rods II
    (Part #28128506)
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                The history of hot rodding is filled with stories  of cars that were lost for a wide variety of reasons. Some were crashed,  others lost in accidents, and others simply faded away. It's the third  group that this SA Design Lost Hot Rods II focuses on. Many great hot  rods that were once famous were simply hidden away. Some of them have  been tracked down and are now found once again. As a solid follow-up to  the success of the original Lost Hot Rods, this book continues the fun  of discovering whatever happened to many of the great rods and customs  built in the early days of the sport. SA Design Lost Hot Rods II shares  the full story of each car, including how it was originally built, when  it dropped off the radar, and how it was ultimately found. Photos from  the past and present are included to showcase the story behind each and  every one of these great cars. Industry veteran and celebrated historian  Pat Ganahl once again opens the archives and pounds the pavement in  order to bring you the stories on some of the coolest cars ever to  appear in shows or grace the pages of automotive magazines. 
    • By: Pat Ganahl
    • 192 Pages
    • Softcover
  • Show Car Dreams Sixty Years of Indoor Car Shows, Limited Edition Book
    Show Car Dreams Sixty Years of Indoor Car Shows, Limited Edition Book
    (Part #619100)
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    SHOW CAR DREAMS - The Art and Color of Sixty Years of Indoor Custom Car and Hot Rod Shows

    From the personal collection of Bob Larivee Sr. come hundreds of never before seen photos spanning the decades from the beginning of AutoRama, World of Wheels and the entire family of indoor car shows created and promoted by the Larivee family.  This is truly a spectacular collection of history and vehicles that helped shape the entire street rod genre.  It continues to do the same to this day.

    • Limited Edition - 300 pages - Documenting the exciting era of show car history

    Each Edition is packaged in it's own custom made velvet-lined wooden gift box.  Truly a treasure to be cherished by any show car lover.

    EXTREMELY LIMITED SUPPLY!

  • Book/Manual - How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO: 1964-1974
    Book/Manual - How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO: 1964-1974
    (Part #28178218)
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                Starting life as a hopped-up Tempest, the 1964  Pontiac GTO featured a 389 V8, heavy-duty suspension, quick steering  ratio, dual exhaust, and a floor shifter. Equipped with this performance  package, the GTO set itself apart from other pedestrian coupes of the  same era, and it made history. Many regard it as the first muscle car.  As muscle car wars reached fevered pitch, the GTO would establish itself  as one of the most prominent performance cars of the era, and from  1964-72, more than 500,000 GTOs were built.

    You are shown different levels of restoration and afforded the information to select the right type of restoration for your particular car. This book covers how to verify the authenticity of your particular car, the most desirable models to restore, and option information. Like our other Restoration Series books, this new entry focuses on the actual hands-on, how-to procedures for restoring a GTO to its original condition. Each chapter illustrates the key procedures for completing a specific portion of the restoration project with detailed captions and color photographs.

    How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration
    • By Donald Keefe
    • 176 pages
    • Photos: 398 color
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • Book/Manual - How to Rebuild & Modify GM Turbo 400 Transmissions
    Book/Manual - How to Rebuild & Modify GM Turbo 400 Transmissions
    (Part #28178186)
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                Over the last 50 years, literally millions of GM  cars and trucks have been built with Turbo 400 automatic transmissions.  While these transmissions are respected for their durability and  versatility, there always comes a point where the old transmission shows  signs of wear. At some point, even the best transmissions need to be  rebuilt. Respected automotive technical author Cliff Ruggles takes  readers through the complex rebuild procedure of GMs most popular  rear-wheel drive automatic transmission in this great new book.  Enthusiasts have embraced the reliable GM Turbo Hydra-Matic 400  three-speed automatics for years, and the popularity of these  transmissions is not slowing down. With his proven style, Ruggles walks  through the step-by-step rebuild and performance upgrade procedures in a  series of full-color photos. Time saving tips are part of every  buildup. This is a welcome addition to your automotive library. Amateurs  and professionals alike will appreciate the advice and guidance offered  on every page. Even if you end up deciding to have a professional take  care of your transmission repair and performance needs, this information  is crucial to understanding how the power gets from the engine to the  road.
    • By Cliff Ruggles
    • 144 pages
    • Photos: 407 color
    • Paperback
    • Sold individually
  • Book/Manual - How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines
    Book/Manual - How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines
    (Part #28178147)
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  • FLATHEAD TUNING MANUAL
    $21.99
    FLATHEAD TUNING MANUAL
    (Part #91085225)
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                This book explores many different Flathead combinations and the tune-ups that made the most power. A few myths are busted in one of these books. 55 color images.  96 pages. 
            
  • GUIDE/FABRICATE SHOP EQUIP
    $14.99
    GUIDE/FABRICATE SHOP EQUIP
    (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.
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