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Modern Engine Tuning Hardcover – 1 Dec 1997


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Dec. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0854299785
  • ISBN-13: 978-0854299782
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 17.3 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,668,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A. Graham Bell's interest in modifying engines stemmed from his love of fast driving. As he couldn't afford a Porsche 911s he had to resort to hotting up a Ford 105E Anglia to give 911-type performance. The research involved and the practical experience gained led to further involvement with racing cars and raing engine workshops, learning all the time. It was then but a short step to start building engines for other people's race, rally and road cars. The book represents the author's experience gained from working on engines of all kinds for over 30 years, during which time he has unravelled the mysteries surrounding cylinder head design and turbo-charging and gained an understanding of the ways in which manufacturers are dealing with the complexities of performance, emissions and economy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Aug. 1999
Format: Hardcover
An excellent book for then enthusiast and begginer alike. Each chapter summerises the functions and basic workings of each main engine system, followed by the effects of tuning each component for performance/economy, and the results from getting it correct. Once you have read this book, you'll never look so blindly at 'performance part' claims of extra BHP. Don't touch your road racer without having read this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 April 1999
Format: Hardcover
The ultimate guide for power/economy tuning. Written in straightforward language, this book gives comprehensive, practical tips and methods for getting the maximum economy and power out of your engine. Deals mostly with american and european engines. A must for skilled DIY's!.
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Years of experience well written into a modifiers bible. Broad range of topics to assist with full development of all systems.
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding book for tuning todays engines 19 Nov. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is essential to anyone wanting to tune a newer engine with electronics. Covers basics of cams, cylinder heads, valves, etc, then goes on to give good starting points for your application. Mainly written from the street performance / economy viewpoint, but there is info in here for ralyy, etc. also. Highly reccomended!
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps the greatest engine tunning book ever written. 6 Jan. 1999
By Hassan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have read a few books on fundamentals of cars and todays engines, but none covered so much about performance/economy engines. Everything is explained in plain language, and the content are extremely iformative. It became my favorite book from the very first day.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good book, but not gospel 22 Aug. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
While there is a lot of good info in this book, I think the author is somewhat liberal in what he considers "fact". While it's an easy read and well presented, I wouldn't take everything for complete truth.
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honest info 19 Nov. 2007
By Osorio Batres Silvia Rebeca - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I like this book but I read it after I had already read 4 stroke performance tuning by the same author maybe thats why modern engine tuning seems to be just ok compared to 4 stroke performance tuning. What this book is, is very honest about actual results of replacing factory parts with aftermarket parts. After reading this book you also might be unwilling to spend $675 on aftermarket headers to get 3 more horsepower than the factory header.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not bad.. 27 July 2001
By "jasen666" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Certainly covered all the basics of combustion engines and introduced some key formulas to remember. It's a little European car centered, but engine basics are the same. It is a little dated now, first printing was in '88, so many newer technologies and recent advancements are not touched upon at all. Still an excellent resource.
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