Speedway Motors is the T-Bucket enthusiast's source for automotive instruction 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 your T-Bucket right the first time!
Building of a mild and a wild Flathead engine? Get one of these books first! 142 images in this book. 80 pages.
Have you been bitten by the big-cube bug? The quest for big cubes doesn’t have to lead to a big block anymore. Now you can add cubic inches to your current power plant without having to swap intakes, headers, motor mounts, and other accessories all at once.
By building a big-cube small block, you can have all the additional torque and horsepower of a big block, without all the extra weight, expense, and effort. In this engine building book, Graham Hansen takes a step-by-step approach to selecting the best OEM or aftermarket block, crank, rods, and pistons to construct your big-inch short block. He also discusses how to select the best heads, cam, and induction and exhaust systems, specifically for a big-inch engine. In addition, the final chapter includes seven different combinations for big-inch power, complete with dyno graphs!
This little book tells you the secrets of pinstriping that the author spent years learning the hard way. This is an entry level no BS book that you should read before trying your hand at pinstriping.
- Types of brushes to use
- Which kinds of paint works best
- Prep and cleaning for paint
- Step-by-step techniques to become a master pinstriper
8-1/2" x 5-1/2", 32 pages.
Fiberglass and composite parts are commonly used in many collector cars, hot rods, Corvettes, and even latemodel vehicles. Body panels, interior components, and engine parts are fabricated from fiberglass and composite materials (plastic molded or carbon fiber). While other fiberglass and composite material books have been published, few are focused on fabricating and repairing automotive parts, and this book concentrates on completing common and advanced projects at home in the garage.
The reader is shown how to use glass strand mat, woven fiberglass cloth, carbon fiber cloth, and hybrid fabrics for particular applications. The strength of these mats and ideal uses are covered in detail. Also shown is how to correctly mix the typical resins (polyester, epoxy), hardeners, and gels. Core materials, such as wood, foam, and honeycomb Nomex, are often used to add strength to various parts. All the relevant tools, including mixing containers, holding containers, saws, scissors, files, and shaping tools, are discussed. Constructing wood patterns to exacting standards from wood, Formica, aluminum, and other materials is essential and covered in detail.
Whether repairing existing components, fabricating new ones, building a race car, or restoring a classic, this is the one book to guide you through each critical stage.
- By Dan Burrill and Jeffrey Zurschmeide
- 176 pages
- Photos: 409 color
- Sold individually
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$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
$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.
$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.
$11.99More InfoBook - The Official 12 Volt Conversion Guidex
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".
$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.
$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.
$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 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
$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
$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.
$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.
$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.
$18.99More InfoBook - Flathead Feverx
Building of a mild and a wild Flathead engine? Get one of these books first! 142 images in this book. 80 pages.
$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.
$4.99More InfoThe Coolest Coloring Book Everx
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.
$19.99More InfoAutomotive Electrical Handbookx
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.
$29.99More InfoBook - Dialed In: The Jan Opperman Storyx
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.
$18.99More InfoBook - How To Build High Performance Ignition Systemsx
Author Todd Ryden leads you through the various components, systems, and subsystems, explaining the theory behind how the parts work with each other to achieve the ultimate goal of efficient combustion. Coils, wires, spark plugs, distributors, magnetos, inductive systems, CD ignitions, multiple-spark systems, computer ignition controls, and rev limiters are explained using clear text and 275 color photos and wiring diagrams.
$24.99More InfoBook/Manual - How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Enginesx
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$21.99More InfoFlathead Tuning Manualx
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.
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
$39.99More InfoCovell Metalworking 1000-22 DVD - MIG Weldingx
MIG Welding is widely used for car and motorcycle building and modification, but few people really understand how each of the variables affects the finished weld. This program can be easily understood by a beginner, but it covers information even seasoned professionals can learn from. Ron Covell goes through the entire process step-by-step, and gives clear descriptions of how each factor changes the weld, including wire speed, voltage, wire stickout, gun angle, travel speed, and gas flow. He also covers plug welds, patch panels, welding aluminum, and using flux core wire. You'll especially enjoy the special bonus section on Plasma Cutting!
$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.
$29.99More InfoBook/Manual - David Vizard's How to Port & Flow Test Cylinder Headsx
Porting heads is an art and science. It takes a craftsman's touch to shape the surfaces of the head for the optimal flow characteristics and the best performance. Porting demands the right tools, skills, and application of knowledge. Few other engine builders have the same level of knowledge and skill porting engine heads as David Vizard. All the aspects of porting stock as well as aftermarket heads in aluminum and cast-iron constructions are covered. Vizard goes into great depth and detail on porting aftermarket heads. Starting with the basic techniques up to more advanced techniques, you are shown how to port iron and aluminum heads as well as benefits of hand and CNC porting. You are also shown how to build a high-quality flow bench at home so you can test your work and obtain professional results. Vizard shows how to optimize flow paths through the heads, past the valves, and into the combustion chamber. The book covers blending the bowls, a basic porting procedure, and also covers pocket porting, porting the intake runners, and many advanced procedures. These advanced procedures include unshrouding valves, porting a shortside turn from the floor of the port down toward the valve seat, and developing the ideal port area and angle. All of these changes combine to produce optimal flow velocity through the engine for maximum power.
- By David Vizard
- 160 pages
- Sold individually
$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.
$19.99More InfoVintage Exterior Speedway Printx
Whether you're a longtime Speedway customer or simply a nostalgia buff, you'll love these vintage black and white Speedway prints showcasing the company's old "N" Street facility.
The 16" x 20" images are printed on coated heavyweight paper and autographed by "Speedy" Bill.
$8.99More InfoHolley 4150 and 4160 Carburetors Handbookx
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.
$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.
$29.99More InfoBook - How to Build and Modify LS-Series Enginesx
For those who want to build or modify their LS engine, this book provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered. Whatever your performance goals might be, How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines shows you what modifications are needed and how to make them. Premier LS engine technician Joseph Potak addresses every question that might come up, covering topics including crankshafts and piston assemblies, cylinder heads, camshafts, valvetrain, block modifications, intake manifolds, fuel system, header selection, and setting up ring and bearing clearances for particular uses. In short, this book is the ultimate resource for building the ultimate LSX engine.By Joseph Potak. Paperback, 176 pages with 300 color photos. 8.25" x 10.625"
$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.
$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