High-Performance Handling for Street or Track

Author: Don Alexander

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760339945

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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DIVTurn your daily driver, weekend fun ride, or track car into a corner-carving performance machine. From planning a course of modifications to installing parts to tuning handling characteristics, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will have you cranking out high-g cornering forces on your favorite twisty course. Topics covered in High-Performance Handling for Street or Track include:• An overview of vehicle dynamics• How to tune handling for differing applications• Guidance for selecting aftermarket components, including anti-roll bars, springs, shocks, bushings, chassis braces, camber adjusters, wheels, and brakes• Tire and wheel selection advice• Case-study projects Whether you’re building a high-performance street car, an autocrosser, or a track-day machine, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will help you create an integrated suspension system and tune it for maximum performance./div
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Porsche Carrera

The Air-Cooled Era, 1953-1998

Author: Johnny Tipler

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977006

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Porsche Carrera follows the development and design of the Carrrera car dynasty, from the origins of the Carrera line in the 550 and 356 models through the highly tuned race cars of the 1960s to the largely hand-crafted, air-cooled cars of the 1970s and the 1980s. The book features detailed profiles of all Carrera models, including roadgoing and race models, prototypes, special builds and rare cars; in-depth explorations of the engineering and tuning of the cars and buyer's guides for the different models. Also included are a series of interviews with racing drivers such as Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, John Surtees and Gijs van Lennep, and key Carrera figures such as designer Richard Soderberg and Klaus Bischof, head of the Porsche Rolling Museum. Foreword by Jurgen Barth, and over 400 colour photographs, many specially commissioned.
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How to Drive

Real World Instruction and Advice from Hollywood's Top Driver

Author: Ben Collins

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452154104

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Here's the ultimate guide to being the best—and safest—driver possible. And an absolute must for everyone with a learner's permit. Former Top Gear Stig and professional driver Ben Collins shares expert skills culled from a twenty year career as one of the best drivers in the world, famous for racing in the Le Mans series and NASCAR, piloting the Batmobile, and dodging bullets with James Bond. Refined over thousands of hours of elite-level performance in the physics of driving, his philosophy results in greater control and safer, more efficient and fun driving for all skill levels.
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Speed Secrets 4

Engineering the Driver

Author: Ross Bentley

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760321607

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Ross Bentley. Race teams have discovered great benefits can be derived from "tuning" their driver to perform at his/her full potential. Thus, this book is for everyone who works with a driver: engineers, crew chiefs, team owners, mechanics, and the driver's parents. This unique book instructs the driver's support team how to prepare and communicate with the driver so the driver delivers the best performance in races, practice sessions, and off-track team functions. Written by veteran racer and driving coach Ross Bentley, this book helps the driver's support team devise effective approaches to "tuning" their driver. It will help them identify techniques that do and don't work with their specific driver. The result should be better communication and a driver who is "tuned" for success.
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