Best Car Customization Books
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1. Auto Repair For Dummies
Author: by Deanna Sclar
Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119543619) was previously published as Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780764599026). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
The top-selling auto repair guide-400,000 copies sold-now extensively reorganized and updated Forty-eight percent of U.S. Households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it’s even better.
A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
2. Van Build: A complete DIY guide to designing, converting and self-building your campervan or motorhome
Author: by Ben and Georgia Raffi
2021 Edition: New and updated version based on community’s feedback, including gas system, bed options, cooling and more. Get the latest updates, modern tools and design. Build your dream van. Jumping into van life and living in a home on wheels doesn’t mean you need to give up comfort or modernity.
This book will guide you through every step, from choosing a van, to designing the layout, to plumbing and electrical systems, to self-building your new dream home all in as little as 21 days. Zero Experience Required. We built our dream van with zero prior experience!
Before the build, we had desk jobs and had never even touched many of the tools we used. 222 pages of details. We cover every step of the process with charts, lists, photos, and descriptions to help you design and build your own campervan or motorhome from scratch.Save Money & Time.
We spent 9 months planning for our build, scouring an overwhelming number of articles and videos for the best and most useful information. This book will save you months of research, and help you make fewer mistakes. This book can help anyone building a van anywhere in the world.
3. Skoolie!: How to Convert a School Bus or Van into a Tiny Home or Recreational Vehicle
Author: by Will Sutherland
School buses that have been converted into mobile living spaces known as skoolies are a natural extension of the tiny house craze. Buses are not only easier and safer to drive than an RV, they provide a jump-start on the conversion process with frame, roof, and floor already in place.
Experienced builder Will Sutherland, whose creative school bus conversions have been featured in Road and Track and Popular Mechanics, is behind the wheel of this alluring look at life on the road. In addition to profiles of eight fellow skoolie fans and stunning photos of bus interiors designed for simple living, Skoolie!
Does what no other book on the subject has it offers a complete, step-by-step guide to the conversion process, from seat removal to planning layout and installing insulation, flooring, and furnishings that meet your needs.
4. How to Rebuild Your Volkswagen air-Cooled Engine (All models, 1961 and up)
Author: by Tom Wilson
Learn how to rebuild a Volkswagen air-cooled engine! This guide will teach the reader how to troubleshoot, remove, tear down, inspect, assemble, and install Bug, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Type-3, Type-4, and Porsche 914 engines. All models from 1961 on up are included.
5. David Vizard's How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget (Performance How-To)
Author: by David Vizard
There’s a common thread that connects high-performance enthusiasts; they want horsepower at the most affordable price. Hot rodders have always searched for ways to save money and improve performance, which includes fabricating their own parts, buying prime used parts, searching classifieds, and combing swap meets looking for deals.
These high-performance enthusiasts take pride in beating the next guy in a contest of speed while spending a lot less to do it. Renowned engine builder and technical writer David Vizard turns his attention to extracting serious horsepower from small-block Chevy engines while doing it on a budget.
Included are details of the desirable factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder-head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts, the best blocks, rotating assembly (cranks, rods, and pistons), camshaft selection, lubrication, induction, ignition, exhaust systems, and more. This book is an all-new color edition of a previous best seller.
6. GM LS-Series Engines: The Complete Swap Manual (Motorbooks Workshop)
Author: by Joseph Potak
In GM LS-Series Engines: The Complete Swap Manual, expert Joseph Potak walks you through all the steps involved in installing an LS engine into any vehicle, from concept to completion. Variants of GM’s groundbreaking family of LS engines are installed in everything from the company’s most mundane panel vans to its earth-shaking Corvette ZR1.
First underhood in the 1997 Corvette, the LS1, and its successors have proven powerful, reliable, and amazingly fuel efficient. Since that time, more than a dozen variants have been produced, ranging from bulletproof, iron-block 4. 8-liter workhorses to the supercharged 7.0-liter LS7.
Performance enthusiasts have embraced this remarkable V-8, and it has quickly become a favorite for engine swaps.Why? Because the versatile engine offers fantastic power, a compact design, and light weight, and it responds very well to performance modifications. The key to this performance is a sophisticated electronics package that can intimidate even the most adventurous hot rodder.
7. How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines (Motorbooks Workshop)
Author: by Joseph Potak
For gearheads who want to build or modify popular LS engines, How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered for those modding LS engines through the Gen IV models. The LS1 engine shook the performance world when introduced in the 1997 Corvette.
Today the LS9 version far eclipses even the mightiest big-blocks from the muscle car era, and it does so while meeting modern emissions requirements and delivering respectable fuel economy. Premier LS engine technician Joseph Potak addresses every question that might come up:Block selection and modificationsCrankshaft and piston assembliesCylinder heads, camshafts, and valvetrainIntake manifolds and fuel systemHeader selectionSetting up ring and bearing clearances for specific uses Potak also guides readers through forced induction and nitrous oxide applications.
In addition, the book is fully illustrated with color photography and detailed captions to further guide readers through the mods described, from initial steps to final assembly. Whatever the reader’s performance goals,How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines will guide readers through the necessary modifications and how to make them.
8. Engine Management: Advanced Tuning
Author: by Greg Banish
As tools for tuning modern engines have become more powerful and sophisticated in recent years, the need for in-depth knowledge of engine management systems and tuning techniques has grown. Tuning engines can be a mysterious art, all engines need a precise balance of fuel, air, and timing in order to reach their true performance potential.
This book explains how the EFI system determines engine operation and how the calibrator can change the controlling parameters to optimize actual engine performance. Engine Management: Advanced Tuning takes engine-tuning techniques to the next level. It is a must-have for tuners and calibrators and a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make horsepower with a fuel-injected, electronically controlled engine.
Author Greg Banish is a calibration engineer with extensive aftermarket performance calibration experience. He has a BSME from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University). With over a thousand unique calibrations performed over five years, he has worked with enthusiasts and OEMs alike to improve the performance and driving behavior of a wide range of vehicles.
9. Ford Mustang: Trivia & Fun Facts Every Fan Should Know About The Great American Icon!
Author: by Dean Harris
The Great American Icon! Special Launch PriceAmerican car companies are continually striving to innovate changes in how we see, operate, and make connections with cars. The classic car market taps into a simpler time and invokes a feeling of nostalgia.
Mustangs are undoubtedly among the most popular classic carsthey were a hit right off the production line, and 56 years later, they still rank among the top-selling cars and are recognized as a household name. Ford’s first pony car remains one of the longest-running sports car nameplates in the United States, second only to the Chevy Corvette.
The Mustang has set records time and again with its sales, building on its reputation as the classic car that made its way to American homes. These milestones helped perpetuate the nostalgic standing that draws people to the pony car.
The Mustang has left an imprint on the hearts and minds of many Americans, whether it was a memorable first car experience, the project car that brought people together, or memories created while cruising, parking, or doing burn-outs. It appeals to consumers for other reasons too.
10. 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster (Motorbooks Workshop)
Author: by Wayne Dempsey
Since its introduction in 1997, the Porsche Boxster has earned a reputation as one of the world’s greatest sports cars, as well as a huge, loyal following of devoted drivers. This book is aimed at those owners of Boxsters who want to improve their machines while avoiding thousands of dollars in mechanic’s costs.
Clearly and simply written, with straightforward illustrations, this manual offers 101 projects to help you modify, maintain, and enhance your Porsche. Focusing on the 986 and 987 Boxster models, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster presents all the necessary information, associated costs, and pitfalls to avoid when performing a wide array of projects.
In a word, it makes owning a Porsche Boxster an unqualified thrill.
11. David Vizard's How to Port & Flow Test Cylinder Heads (S-A Design)
Author: by David Vizard
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.
12. David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors (Performance How-To)
Author: by David Vizard
The Holley carburetor is an icon in the performance industry. Thirty, forty, even fifty years ago, if you looked under the hood of any modified or performance car, you more than likely would discover a Holley carburetor lurking there. Often, many enthusiast’s first modification is swapping out the factory induction system for a new Holley 4-barrel carb and intake manifold.
While many of today’s modern cars have moved past carburetors and into high-tech fuel-injection systems, most cars from the highly collectible eras are still running carburetors. Carbs are comparatively inexpensive, highly tunable, and do not require laptops, expensive tuning equipment, or computers to function.
And by far, the most popular carb still in use is the Holley carb. In David Vizard’s How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors, best selling author Vizard explains the science, the function, and most important, the tuning expertise required to get your Holley carburetor to perform its best for your performance application, whether it’s street, strip, supercharging, or race applications.
13. How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Chevy
Author: by David Vizard
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.
14. Jeep: Trivia & Fun Facts Every Fan Should Know About The Great American Brand!
Author: by Rick Harper
Uncover The History! Special Launch PriceAre you familiar with how and why the original Jeep was created? The Jeep brand has been around since right before the United States joined WWII. It was created in 1940 and then went into full-scale production for the US Allied forces in Europe.
The Army asked several carmakers for bids when an on-the-road wartime vehicle was needed. Only three carmakers responded. Willys-Overland was awarded the bid in July 1941 to produce 16,000 Jeeps. These Jeeps were to go to Russia and England because the US had not yet entered the war.
When the United States did enter the war and used Jeep in mass, General George C. Marshall, US Army Chief of Staff during WWII, and later U.S. Secretary of State, described the Jeep Brand 4×4 as America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare.
This trivia book covers how the Jeep was conceived from the beginning origins of the Jeep up to what Jeep brings to the road today. A series of multiple-choice and true or false questions open each chapter, with the corresponding answers on the page after.
15. CDL – Commercial Driver's License Study Guide Test Prep: Everything You Need to Pass Your CDL Exam
Author: by Litteram Test Prep Team
Do you wish to take the CDL test but you don’t have enough time to study? Perhaps you are one of those busy people with many things to juggle. It could tough to find the necessary time to study for the Commercial Driver’s License examination.
That’s why this book CDL COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE STUDY GUIDE TEST PREP is here to help you. This complete guide will cover every aspect of the CDL examination. This updated and comprehensive guide will help potential and professional tractor-trailer drivers for the test to get a commercial driver’s license.
Keep in mind that a Commercial Driver’s License allows you to bring passengers and cargo in all types of vehicles, whether they are buses, tanker trucks, or tractor-trailer. The good news is that it does not take that too long to get certified and start working.
You need to pass two examinations: the written test, and the other is behind the wheel. Below is a quick peek of what you will find inside this book:Getting a CDLSafety firstTransporting Cargo SafelyTransporting Passengers SafelyAir BrakesCombination VehiclesDoubles and TriplesTank VehiclesHazardous MaterialsHazardous MaterialsCDL Skills TestsCDL Vehicle inspection testOn-Road DrivingAnd much more!