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Al Bartz "Engine Man"

Al Bartz "Engine Man" [Kindle Edition]

Phil Henny
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Biography of Al Bartz, renowned racing engines builder. Born in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1938. At a very early age he showed a keen appetite for dismantling anything mechanical to find out how it was made and how he could improve it. After an apprenticeship at Hilborn Injection, he worked for famed engine builder" TRACO". Al opened his own racing engine shop in Van Nuys, California in 1966. He was very innovative, always exploring new concepts with the dry sump and injection systems. Al Bartz built some of the best racing engines to power Formula 5000, NASCAR, INDY cars, CanAm, TransAm. These were driven by the best drivers in the world. Al Bartz died in 1981, he was 43 years old. Strongly recommended. A hard-to-find book not generally available in the conventional book trade.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6102 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Editions Cotty (11 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BJ73J5G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #511,129 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An excellent book detailing a man who was a legendary engine builder. The stories told illustrate a time from the past.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy 17 Jun 2014
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This is a must-have for anyone interested in Can Am and F5000. Opinions on various customers would have enhanced the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific rememberance of a racing icon 2 Jun 2013
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First: It was a fun read. I learned a lot about a guy I knew little of but had heard of from being a sports car racing nut in the 60's. Second: Phil, get an editor. The misspellings and grammar errors are embarrassing. The repetition is nearly as bad as Smoky Yunick's autobiography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book!! 13 April 2013
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I knew of Al Bartz but did not know he accomplished so much in his time. This is a story of when intuitively smart American hotrodders filled a vacuum created by the emerging Can-Am, NASCAR, CRA and other racing venues. Legendary names and reputations were established in the 50s, 60 and 70s and this book tells the chapter of Al Bartz very well. This book so compliments Gordon Chance's book about TRACO. I'm really glad I found this book by accident on the Kindle site. It is excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Al Bartz ENGINE MAN 15 Jan 2013
By James A Wallace Jr - Published on
This is a fantastic book...written by Phil Henny, former Shelby American mechanic. It has a real human element, with many unknown facts about the man, Al Bartz. I was in racing for many years, and Al Bartz was very well know by racers as being a great engine builder. Thank you Phil
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