Book Recommendations

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by 80427 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:02 pm

Smokey Yunick's Auto Biography is a great read.

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by kkustomz » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:07 pm

The easiest to read and understand would have to be Reher Morrison championship engine assemble book. It is very detailed unlike most books I have seen in the automotive world. Tom Monroe's racing engine book is fairly good too.

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by GARY C » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:44 am

kkustomz wrote:The easiest to read and understand would have to be Reher Morrison championship engine assemble book. It is very detailed unlike most books I have seen in the automotive world. Tom Monroe's racing engine book is fairly good too.
They also have some good info on their site. http://rehermorrison.com/category/tech-talk/

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by SchmidtMotorWorks » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:50 am

Some of my favorites:

All Ferrari Engines, Ferrari. Excellent book with art quality cross section drawings.
The V12 Engine, Karl Ludvigsen
Classic racing engines, Karl Ludvigsen
Cams, Rothbart 1955. Puts the history of cam design in perspective. (sometimes on Amazon dirt cheap)
Offenhauser, White
Offy the greatest racing engine, Walton
An Album of fluid motion, Van Dyke (sometimes on Amazon dirt cheap)
Championship Engine Assembly, Reher Morrison (good fundamentals for someone that doesn't have opportunity to learn in a shop).
http://www.schmidtmotorworks.com Aerospace Machine Work: Prototypes, Tooling, Molds.

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by Nikolas Ojala » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:40 am

SpeedMan wrote:
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:55 pm

BEAST by Jade Gurss who is a book about the pushrod ILMOR-PENSKE engine made for INDY500, who is not about engine specific, but an book about how that engine came together and an nice real tale of an real achievement.
I read that book last year.

Anyone who considers boosting any pushrod engine, read Chapter Fifteen of the book, and re-read again. The Jeff Williams' little cam experiment is an eye opener.

By the way, it is also entertaining book, a good read.

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by David Redszus » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:54 pm

If someone is really serious about learning about engines, there are two books that are absolutely
necessary to read and to refer to frequently.

Charles Taylor, MIT Press

John Heywood, MIT Press

Both are engineering textbooks and not engine cookbooks.

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by jake197000 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:50 pm

they call me mr 500 by andy granatelli

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by gunt » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:26 pm

If you just love engines / engineering , there's so may different spectrum's , are you looking for nuts and bolts read of from the ground up reads including setting up wiring ecu injection or carbs , push rod V8 or DOHC , N/A or boost, I myself have probably spent 2k in books and even buy the V8's the lot I'll probably never see one , but I always find there's some bit of info in them all, have you a better pointer in what you are interested in

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post by gunt » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:36 pm

Here's another place to try , a starting point

https://www.cartechbooks.com/

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