Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology HP1562

Author: Bob Bolles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101444771
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Transportation

Updated with nearly 60 percent new material on the latest racing technology, this book details how to design, build, and setup the chassis and suspension for road race and stock cars. Includes chassis dynamics, spring and shock theory, front and rear suspension geometry, real world racing aerodynamics, steering systems, racing chassis software and all you need to know to set you chassis up to win races.

Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology

Author: Bob Bolles
Publisher: HP Trade
ISBN: 1557885621
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Updated with nearly 60 percent new material on the latest racing technology, this book details how to design, build, and setup the chassis and suspension for road race and stock cars. Includes chassis dynamics, spring and shock theory, front and rear suspension geometry, real world racing aerodynamics, steering systems, racing chassis software and all you need to know to set you chassis up to win races.

The Race Car Chassis

Author: Forbes Aird
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1557885400
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns with a new identity, a long-term girlfriend and a young daughter, who know nothing of what happened before. Yet when he runs into Jessica, neither of them can ignore the emotional ties that bind them together. With so many secrets to keep hidden, how long can Jessica and Matthew avoid the dark mistakes of their past imploding in the present?

How to Make Your Car Handle

Author: Fred Puhn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0912656468
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Transportation

Offers instructions for tuning or modifying all car parts for improved handling, safety, and performance

Chassis Engineering

Author: Herb Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1557880557
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs

Paved Track Stock Car Technology

Author: Steve Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 0936834374
Release Date: 1997-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A complete informative guide to preparing a stock car for paved track competition. Includes step-by-step chassis setup and alignment, suspension systems, adjusting the car to track conditions, and track tuning.

How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and SuspensionHP1462

Author: Wayne Scraba
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101097830
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Genre: Transportation

A guide to setting up your car for maximum handling performance on the street or strip. This instructional handbook shows readers how to set up their street machine chassis for high performance street or amateur drag strip racing. Not only are chassis and suspension the most popular types of modification, but their technology is constantly evolving. It offers the latest techniques for maximizing car performance on streets and strips. This definitive guide includes in-depth sections on chassis fabrication, rear axle selection and setup, rear and front suspension, shocks and springs, brakes, steering, and wheels and tires.

Race Car Design

Author: Derek Seward
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137030153
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Based on the principles of engineering science, physics and mathematics, but assuming only an elementary understanding of these, Race Car Design masterfully explains the theory and practice of the subject. Bringing together key topics, including the chassis frame, tyres, suspension, steering and brakes, this is the first text to cover all the essential elements of race car design in one student-friendly textbook. Race Car Design: - Features a wealth of illustrations, including a full-colour plate section - Demonstrates the important role of computer tools - Uses dozens of clear examples and calculations to illustrate both theory and practical applications - Is written by an experienced author, known for his engaging and accessible style This book is an ideal accompaniment for motorsport engineering students and is the best possible resource for those involved in Formula Student/FSAE. It is also a valuable guide for practising car designers and enthusiasts.

The Shock Absorber Handbook

Author: John Dixon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470516423
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Every one of the many millions of cars manufactured annually worldwide uses shock absorbers, otherwise known as dampers. These form a vital part of the suspension system of any vehicle, essential for optimizing road holding, performance and safety. This, the second edition of the Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999), remains the only English language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation and use of the damper has led to the book's acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this second edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book to bring it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers. "The Shock Absorber Handbook, 2nd Edition" provides a thorough treatment of the issues surrounding the design and selection of shock absorbers. It is an invaluable handbook for those working in industry, as well as a principal reference text for students of mechanical and automotive engineering.

Race Car Engineering and Mechanics

Author: Paul Van Valkenburgh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1557883661
Release Date: 2001-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A comprehensive guide on how to tune, test, and win in any form of racing. Includes technical information on all areas of race car engineering, including suspension and chassis, springs, brakes, aerodynamics, engine systems, safety, driving, testing, computers in racing, and a special section on race cars of the future.

How to Become a Winning Crew Chief

Author: Larry McReynolds
Publisher: David Bull Pub
ISBN: 1893618471
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

In the world of big-league NASCAR racing, drivers routinely push themselves and their machines to the absolute limits. Nothing can be left to chancethe car, the driver, the crew, and certainly not the teams leader, the crew chief. At this level, races are often decided by thousandths of a second, and the competition is so fierce that accomplished race teams can go years between victories. Thats what makes Larry McReynoldss success as a NASCAR Nextel Cup crew chief so astounding.In this pressure-cooker environment with so much at stake, knowledge and experience are held tightly and rarely revealed. Until now. For the first time, one of NASCARs most successful, best-known crew chiefs shares his secrets for running a successful, winning team. Larry holds nothing backits all here, in his own words, from the highly technical analysis demanded from each race to the critical interpersonal management skills that keep a crew motivated and focused on winning. Larry covers a wide range of topics and tells you everything you need to know to get yourself and your team from the shop to the track, prepared and ready to race. These elements include: Setting up a shop and establishing a crew; safety systems; stringing your race car; understanding camber, caster, and kingpin angle; tuning with springs, shocks, and sway bars; understanding wheelbase, track, toe, and ackerman; understanding ride height, weight, and cross weight; chassis geometry; finding the right setup and preparing your car for the track; brakes; aerodynamics; gears and gear selection; and testing.Then Larry takes you to the next level in finely tuned chapters that concentrate on racecraft with tips for qualifying, developing race strategies, and diagnosing and solving a myriad of problems during a race, particularly those with handling. Larry even provides recommendations for post-race checks and efficient weekly maintenance.In addition to being one of the most successful crew chiefs in NASCAR historywinning races with Davey Allison, Ernie Irvan, Dale Earnhardt, and othersLarry is also one of the most personable. He readily offers his experience and hard-earned knowledge, and draws examples from his most challenging races. With his concise tips and no-nonsense approach, Larry is the crew chiefs crew chief, and he reveals the secrets that made him a winner. If you let him, he will also make you a winner.

Chassis Design

Author: William F. Milliken
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 186058389X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Automobiles

Maurice Olley, one of the great automotive design, research and development engineers of the 20th century, had a career that spanned two continents. Olley is perhaps best known for his systematic approach to ride and handling. His work was so comprehensive that many of the underlying concepts, test procedures, analysis, and evaluation techniques are still used in the auto industry today. Olley’s mathematical analyses cover design essentials in a physically understandable way. Thus they remain as useful today as when they were first developed. For example, they are easily programmed for study or routine use and for checking the results of more complex programs. Chassis Design – Principles and Analysis is based on Olley’s technical writings, and is the first complete presentation of his life’s work. This new book provides insight into the development of chassis technology and its practical application by a master. Many examples are worked out in the text and the analytical developments are underpinned by Olley’s years of design experience. COMPLETE CONTENTS Maurice Olley – his life and times Tyres and steady–state cornering – slip angle effects (primary) Steady–state cornering– steer effects (secondary) Transient cornering Ride Oscillations of the unsprung Suspension linkages Roll, roll moments, and skew rates Fore–and–aft forces Leaf springs – combined suspension spring and linkage Appendices Comprehensive and well–illustrated with over 400 figures and tables, as well as numerous appendices.

Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques

Author: Wayne Scraba
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760338000
Release Date: 2010-08-02
Genre: Transportation

Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques guides enthusiasts through the most essential processes for assembling a high-performance engine, car, or motorcycle. Tasks like fabricating mounts for fuel pumps or ignition boxes, selecting fasteners and hardware for securing components, and plumbing brake and fuel systems are among the many topics covered.