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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory...
by A. J. Baime

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

June 17, 2010

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The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather鈥檚 company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them.<i>Go Like Hell </i>tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. <i>Go Like Hell </i>transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.
Automotive Sensors (Sensors Technology Book 1)
by , Ph.D

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 01, 2009

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Sensors are the eyes, ears, and more, of the modern engineered product or system. The modern automobile would not be what it is today without an entire battery of sensors that monitor, and control, everything from engine performance to passenger safety and comfort. This authoritative reference work, part of Momentum Press's Sensors Technology series, edited by Dr. Joe Watson, offers a complete review of all sensors and their associated controls systems typically found in the modern automotive vehicle. Readers will find invaluable data and guidance on: --Automotive 'telematics' --Both on-vehicle sensors as well as outdoor highway sensors for traffic control --Power train, ignition control, fuel control, emission control, suspension control, braking and traction control --Use of capacitive sensors for proximity monitoring
Total Control
by Lee Parks

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
Really?
by Jeremy Clarkson

Language

English

Pages

555

Publication Date

October 03, 2019

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<p><b>CLARKSON'S BACK - AND HE'S <i>REALLY</i> HAD IT THIS TIME</b></p><p> From his first job as a travelling sales rep selling Paddington Bears to his latest incarnation as gentleman farmer, Jeremy Clarkson's love of cars has seen him through some deeply trying times.</p><p> And in a world so persistently infuriating there's sometimes nothing for it but to throw up your hands and ride full-throttle over the speed-bumps.</p><p> But as Jeremy raced through there was plenty to ponder along the way, including:</p><p> 路 Why nothing good has ever been achieved in a meeting<br /> 路 The side effects of muesli<br /> 路 How to navigate London when every single road is being dug up at once<br /> 路 Why we are forced to share the planet with people who read online reviews of dishwashers<br /> 路 And what, exactly, is the point of a driverless car?</p><p> It's testing stuff, but happily Jeremy's not quite reached the end of his tether yet. Fuelled by hi-octane enthusiasm and irrepressible curiosity, he's put his foot down again.</p><p> <i>Seatbelts on . . .</i><br />_________</p><p><b><u>Praise for Jeremy Clarkson: </u></b></p><p><b>Brilliant . . . Laugh-out-loud' </b><i>Daily Telegraph</i></p><p><b>'outrageously funny . . . Will have you in stitches' </b><i>Time Out </i></p><p><b>'Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube' </b><i>Evening Standard</i></p>
Auto Repair For Dummies
by Deanna Sclar

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

January 07, 2019

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<p><i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition</i> (9781119543619) was previously published as <i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition </i>(9780764599026). While this version features a new <i>Dummies</i> cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</p> <p>聽聽</p> <p><b>The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated</b><br /> <br /> 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. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.<br /> <br /> Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.</p>
The Definitive Guide to Porsche 991 series 911: Everything you ne...
by Grant Neal

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English

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Publication Date

August 16, 2019

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Don't buy a 991 without this invaluable 274 page reference guide. [ A great read for buyers and owners]<br />SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER - 攏16.99 instead of 攏19.99, limited period only treat yourself now.<br />The Definitive guide to Porsche 991 series 911 provides all the information you need to find or learn about your ideal 991.<br />While there is lots of great free information on the web, a small investment in this guide will give you the most comprehensive information available covering everything you need to know about the 991 series 911 in one place - the guide is easy to read and reference, with very comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the 991, alongside hundreds of quality images bringing the car's alive.<br /><br />Keypoints<br />鈥e take a look under the skin of Porsche's finest, at the building blocks that create the iconic 911, with an in-depth look at the Bodyshell - Engine - Transmission - Suspension - Steering - Brakes 鈥?Wheels - Interior & Standard Equipment. Including the 991 evolutionary changes over the previous 997 series 911.<br /><br />鈥ou will also find dedicated detailed chapters on all the models including their standard specifications for easy comparison. Including: Carrera & Carrera S (Coupe, Cabriolet, 2WD & 4WD) - Carrera GTS - Turbo, Turbo S 鈥?Targa - GT3/GT3RS - GT2/GT2RS 鈥?Speedster -911R - Carrera T - Black Editions & many other Special Editions.<br /><br />鈥here is a large dedicated section with in-depth details on all the GENERATION-2 cars, with focus on the new twin turbocharged direct injection engines, new PCM4 infotainment and all the many updates and enhancements applied at this time, including an easy to digest keypoint list of all the changes applied to the facelift cars inside and out.<br /><br />鈥?VERY comprehensive details on all the main options with comments/review/images (including option model year upgrades and new introductions).<br /><br />鈥isting of all the colour choices available by model year (inside and out).<br /><br />鈥here are also large sections on "Buying and Inspecting a 991" (including how to read the VIL and VIN information, Country Codes , Engine & Transmission VIN listings plus what to look for and what goes wrong.<br /><br />鈥?A section on "Running and owning a 991," including the service schedule and extra cost items, warranty, depreciation & much more.<br /><br />We also provide a comprehensive database of option codes, VIL codes, VIN number sequences for transmission, engines and all 991 models, plus much more beside. <br /><br />鈥he guide is simply crammed full with information (274 pages of normal sized text - not oversized as in some Kindle books) presented in an easy to read format that will have you reading from cover to cover, and it features a large number of full colour images, including model cutaways and technical illustrations helping you tour all aspects of the 991 range from the comfort of your home.<br /><br />鈥ETTER THAN A PRINTED BOOK - The guide has the same quality images and sophisticated layout as a printed book, but you can get delivery straight away and conveniently keep the book to hand on your tablet device, with all your other information, apps and contacts. You can also use zoom to get even closer to all the many images and easily navigate around the huge amount of information included in the guide. You can also bookmark and make reference notes on pages, for your future reference <br /><br />*Note - This guide is designed for each page to be viewed as a whole on the larger Kindle (8.9-10") devices or iPads. The layout is still ok for smaller Fire devices, but text size may be best suited to landscape viewing (1/2 page and scroll).
Nissan 300ZX/350Z The Z-car Story
by Brian Long

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

July 21, 2016

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The Datsun 240Z was a landmark in automotive history - some say the Japanese E-Type Jaguar - and by the time the first generation of Z-cars came to an end in 1978, everyone around the world knew the name Datsun and that the company was serious about sports cars.<br />Here's the full story of the later Z cars from the 1998 300ZX through to the dynamic new 350Z of 2003.<br />Enthusiasm runs high for the Z cars. Unlike the 240Z and 260Z, which were pure sports cars, the 280ZX represented a new line of Grand Tourers. Two generations of 300ZX followed, the last being a true supercar with state-of-the-art engineering features. The 350Z returns the Z car to a purer, rawer sports car form but with very sophisticated technology allied to terrific performance.<br />The book contains a great deal of new information for enthusiasts in the West, as home market Japanese models have been covered in great detail. Photographs and other illustrations have been sourced almost exclusively from the factory, so those owners searching for originality are well catered for.<br /><br />eBook ISBN: 978-1-845847-18-0 (9781845847180)<br />Print ISBN: 9781904788041 (9781904788041)
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
by David L. Hough

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

November 09, 2010

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This best-selling book is also 鈥?1 book in motorcycle safety鈥?(Nielsen BookScan) and essential reading for all motorcyclists regardless of their years of experience. Author David L. Hough, a revered motorcycle author, columnist, and riding-safety consultant, lays out a clear course for all riders who want to sharpen their handling skills and improve their rides. This second edition, expanded and now in full color, offers new riders and road warriors the exact kind of advice they need to be prepared for anything when on the road, how to avoid accidents, and how to handle the unexpected. Hough, who began motorcycling in the 1960s, tackles every imaginable topic鈥攆rom the mechanics of the bike, selection of the right-sized bike, and basic riding skills to night riding, group outings, and advanced survival tactics. In the chapter called 鈥淢otorcycle Dynamics,鈥?Hough spells out the equipment needed and basic skills required to control a bike, and specifically keeping the rider鈥檚 safety and ability to avoid potentially injurious or fatal crashes. The author is outspoken and direct when it comes to safety, and he emphasizes the importance of the rider鈥檚 braking abilities and spells out how to improve them. The chapter offers six tried-and-true techniques for quick-stop tactics, critical for every rider to understand and master. He also addresses other vital skills that riders need to evaluate and improve, such as turning, maintaining balance and stability, and steering. He defines, compares, and analyzes the ins and outs of steering and control: direct steering, countersteering, push steering, out-tracking, coning, u-turns, and directional control. The chapter called 鈥淐ornering Habits鈥?is a virtual master class in acceleration, deceleration, use of weight, throttle, leaning, and handling challenging terrain. Hough鈥檚 skill as a photographer and illustrator adds a graphic element to his books that leads to immediate understanding of the concepts he explains. The detail offered in each section of the book can only come from decades on the road, and the author is the consummate instructor, assigning homework to the readers in the form of exercises to practice and improve specific techniques that he outlines and illustrates in the text. Any rider who would venture out on the road without David Hough鈥檚 voice in his head takes an unnecessary risk with his own life.<br /><br />Proficient Motorcycling takes riders from long, snaking country roads right into the traffic of the big city, and Hough offers the best advice for riders dealing with the most challenging conditions, whether it鈥檚 road construction, snap-jawed intersections, skateboarders, or suddenly slippery road surfaces. A critical section of the book offers riders advice on how to deal with automobiles, including aggressive car drivers, oblivious SUV drivers, or 鈥渂lind鈥?truck drivers. The book offers the kind of first-hand experience that can literally save riders鈥?lives, as illustrated in the chapters 鈥淏ooby Traps鈥?and 鈥淪pecial Situations,鈥?which offer evasive tactics and advice to avoid and handle everything from slick surfaces, curbs, and construction plates to ferocious dogs, hazardous wildlife, and difficult weather conditions. The final chapter of the book, 鈥淪haring the Ride,鈥?is geared toward experienced riders who travel together in groups or who travel with a second passenger on the bike. Topics covered are formation, packing for trips, communication between riders, sidecars, trikes, and more.<br /><br />The book concludes with a resources section of organizations, training schools, educational tools, and websites; a glossary of 80+ terms; and a complete index.
The Sidecar Technical Guide: A technical manual for sidecar fitti...
by Rod Young

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English

Pages

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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The Sidecar Technical Guide is for the sidecar builder and fitter. It contains a full sidecar setup section as well as full technical details on how to design and build your own sidecar along with subframe design and construction with plans and diagrams. Trail reduction with leading link forks and other front ends are discussed in detail. Everything about sidecar construction you need to build or modify your own outfit. Full details on sidecar electrics are included with wiring details along with the use of relays for accessories. The sidecar building book, filled with drawings, diagrams and pictures. . All 95 pages including a complete guide to building your own sidecar, are from the authors own experience as a sidecar company owner for many years.<br />Roger Newark: "My 3WB books arrived earlier this week. I've read the "Guide", and am about to start the "Technical Guide". Despite having ridden outfits since 1961, built a couple, had two professionally built, there is a wealth of knowledge in the two volumes that I am picking up on. Plus, Rod has confirmed my thoughts on various aspects of set up, but didn't know if I was mistaken or not. All in all, these two volumes are filling a gap for us sidecarists that was long overdue."
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
by Finn Murphy

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p>A long-haul mover鈥檚 rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.</p><br /><p>More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he鈥檚 covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people鈥檚 belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.</p><br /><p>In <em>The Long Haul</em>, Murphy offers a trucker鈥檚-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings.</p><br /><p>Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they鈥檙e getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. <em>The Long Haul</em> is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in 鈥渢he movers.鈥?lt;/p><br /><p>Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy鈥檚 truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband鈥檚 remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn鈥檚 memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live.</p><br /><p>Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, <em>The Long Haul</em> is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.</p>

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