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Auto Repair For Dummies
by Deanna Sclar

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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>  </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>
Skoolie!: How to Convert a School Bus or Van into a Tiny Home or ...
by Will Sutherland

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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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 <i>Road and Track</i> and <i>Popular Mechanics</i>, 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, <i>Skoolie!</i> 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.<br /><br /> This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.<br />  
John Gary Anderson and his Maverick Motor Company: The Rise and F...
by J. Edward Lee

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

February 27, 2007

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To John Gary Anderson, a well-designed, well-made, well-marketed car would speed to the head of the pack, leaving the bewildered competition in its dust. John Gary Anderson?the hungry visionary who founded the Anderson Car Company and attempted to revitalize Rock Hill, South Carolina, as the automobile capital of the country - never forgot where he came from and never lost sight of where he wanted to go. Born into poverty during the Civil War, Anderson's industrial ingenuity and drive would come to symbolize the New South, and his devotion to the economic livelihood of his home would not be forgotten. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Anderson was poised for unstoppable success in the new automobile industry - until it all came crashing down.
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-...
by , Daniel T. Jones

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 13, 2007

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The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors.<br /><br />When <i>The Machine That Changed the World</i> was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world’s largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.<br /> <br />Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution.<br /> <br />Today <i>The Machine That Changed the World</i> provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.
Total Control:High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edit...
by Lee Parks

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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.
Inside Shelby American
by John Morton

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 18, 2013

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In the late 1950s, a young John Morton was transfixed with sports car racing. His dreams of competition eventually led him to enroll, in 1962, in the Shelby School of High Performance Driving. In a bold moment after the last class, Morton asked Carroll Shelby if he might come to work for the newly formed Shelby American. The answer was “Yes, here's a broom.” Thus ended Morton's college career and began his long racing career.Over the next three years, Morton would be a firsthand witness to the evolution of one of the most iconic sports car builders and racing teams of the 1960s. <i>Inside Shelby American</i> is his personal account of a company overflowing with talent, from designer Pete Brock to fabricator extraordinare Phil Remington to drivers like Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, and Phil Hill. The cars were equally captivating: AC Cobra, Mustang GT350, Ford GT, Daytona Coupe. In this book, Morton’s story is intertwined with the memories of other Shelby staffers of the period, revealing through historic photography and an untold perspective the rousing story of America’s most legendary racer and car builder.
How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane
by Jenson Button

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English

Pages

360

Publication Date

October 17, 2019

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<b>AUTHOR OF <i>SUNDAY TIMES </i>BESTSELLER, <i>LIFE TO THE LIMIT</i></b><br /><br />In his 17 years as a Formula 1 driver, <b>Jenson Button</b> has picked up a thing or two about how to do the job properly. Sure, you need to be able to drive a car fast - and Jenson is on hand to pass on a few tricks of the trade here - but you also need to know the real rules for making it to the top. <br /><br />Like, how to tell a multiple F1 champion they need to check their blind-spot. What the difference is between a helmet and a hat, and indeed a 'helmet-hat'. How to practise your champagne spray ahead of the big day. Why it is never, ever, under any circumstances a good idea to buy a yacht. And how to face down your team when you've just stacked their multi-million-pound car into a wall during practice.<br /><br />But 'JB' (nicknames in F1 run the full range from initials to, well, just using first names) doesn't stop there. <i>HTBAF1D</i> (catchy) lifts the lid on the people, the places, the weird rituals, the motorhomes, the media, the cars, the perks and the disasters. Join Jenson as he reveals how not to race a stupid big truck, why driving Le Mans is like having five shots of tequila before lunch, and what to do when you finally hang up your helmet-hat.
Really?
by Jeremy Clarkson

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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> · Why nothing good has ever been achieved in a meeting<br /> · The side effects of muesli<br /> · How to navigate London when every single road is being dug up at once<br /> · Why we are forced to share the planet with people who read online reviews of dishwashers<br /> · 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>
How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines
by Chris Werner

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

May 14, 2008

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This book gives considerations for both stock and performance rebuilds and guides you through both the easy and tricky procedures, showing you how to rebuild your engine and ensure it is working perfectly. As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time.
High-Performance Automotive Cooling Systems
by John Kershaw

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English

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Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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When considering how well modern cars perform in many areas, it is easy to forget some of the issues motorists had on a regular basis 40+ years ago. Cars needed maintenance regularly: plugs and points had to be replaced on a frequent basis, the expected engine life was 100,000 miles rather than double and triple the expectation that you see today, and an everyday hassle, especially in warm climates, was being the victim of an overheating car. It was not uncommon on a hot day to see cars stuck in traffic, spewing coolant onto the ground with the hoods up in a desperate attempt to cool off. <p>Fast-forward to today, and it’s easy to forget that modern cars even have coolant. The temp needle moves to where it is supposed to be and never moves again until you shut the car off. For drivers of vintage cars, this level of reliability is also attainable. In <i>High-Performance Automotive Cooling Systems</i>, author Dr. John Kershaw explains the basics of a cooling system operation, provides an examination of coolant and radiator options, explains how to manage coolant speed through your engine and why it is important, examines how to manage airflow through your radiator, takes a thorough look at cooling fans, and finally uses all this information in the testing and installation of all these components. </p><p>Muscle cars and hot rod engines today are pushed to the limit with stroker kits and power adders straining the capabilities of your cooling system to extremes never seen before. Whether you are a fan of modern performance cars or a fan of more modern performance in vintage cars, this book will help you build a robust cooling system to match today’s horsepower demands and help you keep your cool.</p>

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