Performance Exhaust Systems

Author: Mike Mavrigian
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613251041
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To extract maximum performance, an engine needs an efficient, well-designed, and properly tuned exhaust system. In fact, the exhaust system's design, components, and materials have a large impact on the overall performance of the engine. Engine builders and car owners need to carefully consider the exhaust layout, select the parts, and fabricate the exhaust system that delivers the best performance for car and particular application. Master engine builder and award-winning writer Mike Mavrigian explains exhaust system principles, function, and components in clear and concise language. He then details how to design, fabricate, and fit exhaust systems to classic street cars as well as for special and racing applications. Air/exhaust-gas flow dynamics and exhaust system design are explained. Cam duration and overlap are also analyzed to determine how an engine breathes in air/fuel, as the exhaust must efficiently manage this burned mixture. Pipe bending is a science as well as art and you’re shown how to effectively crush and mandrel bend exhaust pipe to fit your header/manifold and chassis combination. Header tube diameter and length is taken into account, as well as the most efficient catalytic converters and resonators for achieving your performance goals. In addition, Mavrigian covers the special exhaust system requirements for supercharged and turbocharged systems. When building a high-performance engine, you need a high-performance exhaust system that’s tuned and fitted to that engine so you can realize maximum performance. This comprehensive book is your guide to achieving ultimate exhaust system performance. It shows you how to fabricate a system for custom applications and to fit the correct prefabricated system to your car. No other book on the market is solely dedicated to fabricating and fitting an exhaust system in high-performance applications.

Turbochargers

Author: Hugh MacInnes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780895861351
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides instruction in installing turbochargers, surveys the design, manufacture, and testing of turbocharger kits, and explains the economy and other advantages of turbocharging small engines

Mopar B Body Performance Upgrades 1962 1979

Author: Andrew Finkbeiner
Publisher: Cartech Incorporated
ISBN: 9781934709306
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explains how to choose the ideal heads, cams, intake, and carb for a complete top-end performance package. In addition, the author discusses and explains the building of a stroker engine. When going fast, you must be able to stop, so substantial brake upgrades are a necessity. All the stock disc upgrades and aftermarket offerings are included, including Baer and Wilwood systems. Author Andrew Finkbeiner explains how to fabricate, as well as install, subframe connectors and upgrade K-frame members. A number of weight-saving techniques that vastly improve handling and performance are revealed. Finkbeiner also goes into detail on how to select proper performance components, upgraded steering boxes, overdrive transmissions, clutch, exhaust, electrical system upgrades, and so much more.

Turbo

Author: Jay K. Miller
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494294
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Street Rotary HP1549

Author: Mark Warner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101052562
Format: PDF, Docs
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The ultimate performance guide to the rotary engines built by Mazda from 1978 to the present. Includes: Engine history and identification ? Rotary engine fundamentals ? Component selection and modifications ? Housings and porting ? Rotors, seals, and internals ? Intake and fuel systems ? Exhaust Systems ? Engine management and ignition ? Oil and lubrication systems ? Forced induction ? Nitrous, water and alcohol injection

High Performance Subaru Builder s Guide

Author: Jeff Zurschmeide
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494510
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 color photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.

Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques

Author: Mike Mavrigian
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613250479
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Engine production for the typical car manufactured today is a study in mass production. Benefits in the manufacturing process for the manufacturer often run counter to the interests of the end user. What speeds up production and saves manufacturing costs results in an engine that is made to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not what enthusiasts want out of their engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer. In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques and perform detailed procedures, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques. For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximi

How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V 8s

Author: Rocky Rotella
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709948
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you're considering building a traditional Pontiac V-8 engine for increased power and performance or even competitive racing, How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V-8s is a critical component to achieving your goals.