Best Vehicle Design & Construction Books

Here you will get Best Vehicle Design & Construction Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Science of Supercars: The Technology that Powers the Greatest Cars in the World

Author: by Martin Roach
Firefly Books
224 pages

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Trace the evolution of the supercar through the technology that drives it. In The Science of Supercars, the authors describe the history of supercars, unraveling the mysteries and mechanics of the cars that changed the automotive world forever. In-depth interviews with the top names in the supercar and racing industries reveal their opinions on today’s supercars and their visions for the future.

David Coulthard, runner-up in the 2001 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship, provides the introduction. The authors follow with comprehensive chapters of inside information and exciting photographs that will be a catalog for supercar shoppers and a dream diary for others. The images show the interiors and exteriors of supercars and illustrated insets explain the technology.1.

The Thirst for Power – The internal combustion engine and the early days of speed 2. Style Versus Substance – Next steps, and the birth of aerodynamics 3. Emerging Technologies – The mechanics of war drive the birth of the supercar 4. Configuration – The Miura, the E-Type and the dawn of the modern age 5.

2. How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines (Motorbooks Workshop)

Author: by Joseph Potak
176 pages

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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.

3. Luxury and Speed: World's Greatest Cars

Author: by Publications International Ltd.
320 pages

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From the 1907 Ford Model K to the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, experience 78 famous rides via informative text and impressive photography. Cadillacs, Mercedes-Benzes, Lincolns, Ferraris, Jaguars, plus unexpected rarities from Scripps-Booth, Isotta Fraschini, Delage, Healey, and Kaiser. Cars range from the early twentieth century to 2019.

Each entry describes key performance advancements and provides entertaining facts and figures. Four pages are devoted to each car. Hardcover, 320 pages

4. Auto Repair and Maintenance: Easy Lessons for Maintaining Your Car So It Lasts Longer (Idiot's Guides)

Author: by Dave Stribling


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Cars continue to be more complicated and more costly to repair. Expert, Dave Stribling, gives readers the basic knowledge and a lot of know-how in Idiot’s Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance. Dozens of step-by-step, full-color photos and illustrations make DIY car repairs and maintenance so much easier, regardless of make or model.

And when a repair calls for an expert, this book gives readers the knowledge they need to avoid unnecessary repairs and cost.

5. Engine Builder's Handbook

Author: by Tom Monroe
HP Books
169 pages

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All of the information in this valuable companion guide is presented in terms easy to understand. Packed with general tips, techniques, and procedures that can be applied to all types of engine building, whether for musclecars, classics, hot rods, powerboats or all-out race cars.

Sections covered include: Blueprinting Machining Reconditioning short blocks Degreeing camshafts Reconditioning cylinder heads Vavetrain assembly Measuring tools Engine assembly

6. Just Needs a Recharge: The Hack Mechanic Guide to Vintage Air Conditioning

Author: by Rob Siegel
236 pages

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Air conditioning in vintage cars often falls into disrepair, as owners figure that it never really worked all that well when it was new, and assume that rejuvenation would be prohibitively expensive. In his new book, Just Needs a Recharge: The Hack Mechanic Guide to Vintage Air Conditioning, Rob Siegel details exactly what’s needed to resurrect long-dead air conditioning in a vintage car, or install a/c in a car that never had it.

In a level of detail not found in any other automotive a/c book, Rob reveals what you need to know about flare and o-ring fittings, upgrading to a rotary-style compressor and a parallel-flow condenser, making or specifying custom hoses, and selecting refrigerant so that the a/c blows cold enough to be usable.

Although the book draws from Rob’s BMW experience (with specifics for the BMW 2002 and 3. 0CS), and concentrates on vintage a/c systems (those that have flare fittings and originally contained R12), most of the information applies to any air conditioning system, foreign or domestic, vintage or modern.

7. Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling

Author: by Herb Adams
HP Books
144 pages

Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling Cover

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In most forms of racing, cornering speed is the key to winning. On the street, precise and predictable handling is the key to high performance driving. However, the art and science of engineering a chassis can be difficult to comprehend, let alone apply.

Chassis Engineering explains the complex principles of suspension geometry and chassis design in terms the novice can easily understand and apply to any project. Hundreds of photos and illustrations illustrate what it takes to design, build, and tune the ultimate chassis for maximum cornering power on and off the track.

8. Greatest American Muscle Car Coloring Book – Modern Edition: Muscle cars coloring book for adults and kids – hours of coloring fun!

Author: by Alexander Watts
80 pages

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In the late 50s and very early 60s American car manufacturers decided to put big, powerful engines into their regular production models upon doing so a completely new genre of motor car was born the American Muscle Car! This collection are a few of my favorites from the 90s through to today’s current muscle car models.

Next to each of the carefully selected models are some interesting facts about these special cars. Here are some of the cars featured in this coloring book: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (2019) Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (2016) Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 (2019) Cadillac CTS-V (2004) Equus Bass 770 (2013) Ford GT (2016) Dodge RAM SRT-10 (2004) Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk (2018) Ford F-150 Raptor (2010) Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody’ (2020) Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (2014) Dodge Viper (1991)For each of the cars there is a smaller test’ picture for you to test your colors before you get to work on the main drawing.Have fun!Book size is 8.

5″ x 11″There are blank pages behind each image to ensure no color ‘bleed’ throughEach car is accompanied by some interesting and informative detailMakes a great and exciting gift for ANY muscle car enthusiastCars featured are from a ’90s Dodge Viper through to 2020’s current muscle car modelsPlease check out my other book in this series – Greatest American Muscle Cars – Classic Edition

9. Abc Car Parts Book for Kids: Auto Parts Alphabet for Future Mechanics and Drivers / Letter Learning for Toddlers / Contains Fun Facts About Automotive and Vehicles

Author: by Humbert R. Blake
54 pages

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Your child will not only learn the alphabet using car parts as an example but also many interesting stories about automobiles. You’ll be able to bond with your child by explaining to them how the different parts in a car work.

Did you know that the first car navigation looked like a wristwatch? With this book your child will learn:All the letters of the alphabet – Each letter in the alphabet is accompanied by a picture with at least one part of the car that begins with that letter.

Car parts – Each part is accompanied by, a brief definition. The book covers various parts such as airbag, engine, shock absorber, or seat belt. Interesting Facts – On each page, there is an interesting fact or historical reference about automobiles.

Your child will learn when the first car was built, what the first headlights looked like, or the history of the first driving license. You, with this book, will get the opportunity to connect with your child. You will be able to elaborate on the different parts of a car.

10. H-Point 2nd Edition: The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging

Author: by Stuart Macey
Design Studio Press
287 pages

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The 2nd edition is completely revised with an additional 68 pages of indispensable material. Currently used as the educational handout for the transportation design students at Art Center as well as institutions around the world, H-Point is now available to aspiring car creators everywhere, clearly organizing the packaging standards that apply to car and truck design; along with insightful graphic explanations, this book demystifies the automotive design process and allows designers access to illustrious careers’ worth of knowledge.

11. Equipment Maintenance Log Book: Repairs And Maintenance Record Book For Home, Office, Construction and Other Equipments 8.5" X 11" 120 Pages

Author: by RKD Log Books
120 pages

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Maintenance Log Book Features:120 Pages of maintenance log book sheets Each line features Date/Time, Maintenance done/comments, and a signature block. Book dimensions are 8.5″ x 11. 25″ Sturdy matte cover with professional binding, this log book is built to last Can be used for recording maintenance and repairs of virtually any piece of equipment or vehicles.

It enables the user to document every repair with date and what has been done. It’s designed to log all repairs and new equipment added. Crisp,thick, white paper to avoid ink bleed-through

12. The Physics of Nascar: The Science Behind the Speed

Author: by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
300 pages

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A physicist explores the science of speed racing and the #1 spectator sport in America in the perfect gift for both NASCAR and science fans. Every NASCAR fanat one time or anotherasks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning?

This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than Go fast, turn left and don’t crash. If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how bump drafting works, or what in the world Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you.

In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800-horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a carand maybe occasionally looks under the hood-can understand.

How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How can two cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest.

13. Mini: 60 Years

Author: by Giles Chapman
176 pages

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Mini celebrates 60 amazing years of this iconic car, from its revolutionary introduction to the popularity of its new-generation models. The first two-door Mini, introduced in 1959 and built until 2000, revolutionized automotive design with its innovative front-wheel-drive layout that made the car appear bigger on the inside than the outside.

In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T. Designed for British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis and manufactured in England, Australia, Spain, Belgium, Chile, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia, the Mini was as successful in competition as it was on the street, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through 1967.

Originally built by BMC, the Mini’s later parent company, Rover, was acquired by BMW in 1994. In 2000, BMW sold most of the Rover Group but retained the Mini brand. The last and 5,387,862nd original Mini rolled off the production line in October 2000.

14. Performance Fuel Injection Systems HP1557: How to Design, Build, Modify, and Tune EFI and ECU Systems.Covers Components, Se nsors, Fuel and Ignition … Tuning the Stock ECU, Piggyback and Stan

Author: by Matt Cramer
HP Books
160 pages

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A practical guide to modifying and tuning modern electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems, including engine control units (ECUs). The book starts out with plenty of foundational topics on wiring, fuel systems, sensors, different types of ignition systems, and other topics to help ensure the reader understands how EFI Systems work.

Next the book builds on that foundation, helping the reader to understand the different options available: Re-tuning factory ECUs, add on piggyback computers, or all out standalone engine management systems. Next Matt and Jerry help the reader to understand how to configure a Standalone EMS, get the engine started, prep for tuning, and tune the engine for maximum power and drivability.

Also covered is advice on tuning other functions- acceleration enrichments, closed loop fuel correction, and more. Finally, the book ends with a number of case studies highlighting different vehicles and the EMS solutions that were chosen for each, helping to bring it all together with a heavy emphasis on how you can practically approach your projects and make them successful!

15. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition

Author: by Seth Leitman
McGraw-Hill Education TAB
416 pages

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLEThoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up.

You’ll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they’re being built. This new editiondetails all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies. Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component-motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis-and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts.

Exclusive web content features currentsupplier and dealer lists. Custom-built for environmentalists, engineers, students, hobbyists, and mechanics, this hands-on guide puts you in the fast lane toward a cost-effective, reliable green machine. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, covers:Environmental impact and energy savingsThe best EV for you-purchase trade-offs, conversion trade-offs, and conversion costsChassis and designDifferent types of electric motors and controllersLithium EV batteriesChargers and electrical systemsEV builds and conversionsLicensing and insuring your EVDriving and maintenanceList of manufacturers and dealers regularly updated on website

16. Handbook of Camera Monitor Systems: The Automotive Mirror-Replacement Technology based on ISO 16505 (Augmented Vision and Reality 5)

Author: by Anestis Terzis
March 9, 2016

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This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of Camera Monitor Systems (CMS), ranging from the ISO 16505-based development aspects to practical realization concepts. It offers readers a wide-ranging discussion of the science and technology of CMS as well as the human-interface factors of such systems.

In addition, it serves as a single reference source with contributions from leading international CMS professionals and academic researchers. In combination with the latest version of UN Regulation No. 46, the normative framework of ISO 16505 permits CMS to replace mandatory rearview mirrors in series production vehicles.

The handbook includes scientific and technical background information to further readers’ understanding of both of these regulatory and normative texts. It is a key reference in the field of automotive CMS for system designers, members of standardization and regulation committees, engineers, students and researchers.