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5.0 Ford Dyno Tests

5.0L Ford Dyno Tests
Complete results from over 2,000 dyno pulls
Literally tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of dyno test results provided in this book
The author is a regular contributor to several Ford magazines, has dyno tested virtually every modification and component available, from synthetic lubricants, iced intake manifolds and throttle bodies to cams, cylinder heads, and blowers. Actual dyno test figures are provided as are specific details on test engine specifications used in each run. Any Ford 5.0L performance enthusiast will benefit immensely from Holdener's thorough research and informative presentation style. Richard Holdener.
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128 pages
8-3/8 X 10-7/8
300 b&w photos
SA Design
Item #SA61
ISBN #1884089453


"Among tech-savvy car crafters, Ford's EFI 5.0L Mustang mill is arguably the most popular late-model, high-tech hop-up candidate. For those into blowing, nitrousing, boring, or stroking this engine, CarTech (SA Design) has published what may be the ultimate hop-up book:5.0L Ford Dyno Tests, which contains 128 pages of results and analysis of more than 2,000 dyno pulls on 5.0L engines. This book compares products from different manufacturers and isn't afraid to choose winners and losers. If you're into Ford 5.0 power, Holdener's no-BS style takes the guess work out of selecting a kick-ass EFI engine combo." --Marlan Davis, CAR CRAFT, September, 2000

"Interested in which crate motors produce more horsepower? How about which mass air meter yields the biggest gain? We were surprised to see that a set of extrude honed stock heads was worth 38 horsepower on a stock engine! Nothing sucks more than spending hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on the latest and greatest parts, only to gain no power or reduction in ET.5.0L Ford Dyno Testsis a book that people have been asking for for quite a long time. Read what works and what doesn't and make an educated decision before spending your money." -- FORDMUSCLE webmagazine, May, 2000
 

 

5.0L Mustang Bolt-On Performance Guide

5.0L Mustang Bolt-On Performance Guide
Covers The Single Most Popular Performance Car On U.S. Highways
Provides One Source Of Information Covering Hundreds Of Components From Dozens Of Manufacturers
Nothing Similar In The Marketplace
Covering the most numerous Mustangs on the streets today (1973-1995), 5.0L MUSTANG BOLT-ON PERFORMANCE GUIDE provides the Ford enthusiast with a comprehensive catalog of bolt-on performance parts designed to improve the already potent Mustang. Author Smith, a Ford collector himself, provides the reader with details on induction and exhaust systems, transmissions, driveline and suspension modifications, electronic modifications, and a reference/resource section where the reader can obtain additional information or purchase components. John Smith.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA54
ISBN #1884089240

 

Builder's Guide to Bolt-Together Street Rods

Builder's Guide to Bolt-Together Street Rods
by Bruce Caldwell
Twenty years ago, building a street rod required serious fabrication skills, more tools than most pro shops had, and a lot of time spent building, adapting, repairing and modifying parts to fit.
That’s all changed.
The street rod industry has made it simple with reproduction bodies, ready-to-run crate motors, pre-fabricated rolling chassis, and plug-and-play wiring kits. As a result, today’s street rodder can build a car with a one-stall garage, basic hand tools, a credit card, and a list of toll-free numbers for a couple dozen parts suppliers.
This book guides the “wannabe” street rod builder through the process of choosing, planning, and building his or her first street rod project, including detailed info on selecting engines, drivetrains, suspensions, accessories, and even what colors to consider. It’s an invaluable guide for helping first-time street rodders build a safe, reliable and fun street rod.

AVAILABLE NOW!

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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
250+ b/w photos
SA Design
Item# SA72
ISBN #1884089615
 

Building & Tuning High-Performance Electronic Fuel Injection

Building & Tuning High-Performance Electronic Fuel Injection by Ben Strader
If you want to add one of the slick Holley, ACCEL, or Edelbrock fuel-injection systems to your small-block V-8, or if you want get rid of the black cloud behind your Eclipse after your injector and 20G swap — you need this book. With information in this book, you’ll never have to wonder if your tune is just right — you’ll know it. If it isn’t — you can change it.

If you want to add one of the slick Holley, ACCEL, or Edelbrock fuel-injection systems to your small-block V-8, or if you want get rid of the black cloud behind your Eclipse after your injector and 20G swap — you need this book. With information in this book, you’ll never have to wonder if your tune is just right — you’ll know it. If it isn’t — you can change it.

After a description of what programmable EFI offers its users, author Ben Strader (founder and senior instructor of EFI University) gives a detailed account of what you want to accomplish with your EFI system, then shows you how to get there. You’ll learn to: define air and fuel requirements based on horsepower and RPM; set up your base fuel and ignition maps to get things up and running fast; tweak your fuel and timing maps for light- and heavy-load situations; and adjust timing for cold-starting or high-boost conditions.

In the second section of Building and Tuning High-Performance Electronic Fuel Injection, Strader gives a detailed description of the systems from 11 respected EFI manufacturers. He helps you weigh the info on cost, features, tunability, and ease of installation between the available systems, so you can find the high-performance aftermarket EFI system that’s right for you.

AVAILABLE AUGUST 2004 -- PLACE YOUR ADVANCE ORDER NOW!

128 pages
8-1/2 x 11"
300 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA83
ISBN #1884089798

 

Chevrolet Big Block Parts Interchange Manual

Chevrolet Big Block Parts Interchange Manual
Never Before Produced Work Covering One Of The Most Important High Performance Engines Used By Enthusiasts
Gives The Enthusiast A "Safer," Less Expensive Way to Build High-Performance engines by Using Factory Manufactured Components
Beginning with the earliest big blocks through present models, CHEVROLET BIG BLOCK PARTS INTERCHANGE MANUAL provides complete parts interchange information, allowing the hot rodder to custom build his own high performance version of the famous Chevrolet "Rat" motor from off-the-shelf factory parts. Includes factory part numbers, casting marks, production histories, suppliers, performance capabilities of various components, etc. The author is a full-time high-performance engine builder, specializing in big-block Chevrolet engines. Ed Staffel.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
120 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA31
ISBN 1884089151


"Ed Staffel Jr. has written parts interchange manuals for both the big- and small-block Chevy engines. These books cover not only casting numbers but all the different applications in which the parts can be used. Staffel includes clearances for easy engine assembly, cam specs, ignition tips, and more. He also gives advice on some aftermarket parts and points to watch for when applying them to stock Chevy engines. Both are excellent additions to any reference library." -- CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE, November 1997

 

Chevrolet Small Block Parts Interchange Manual

Chevrolet Small Block Parts Interchange Manual
Very Current - Includes Information On The Very Latest Generation Small-Block Engines
Beginning with the earliest small block and carrying through the very latest "Gen III" models, CHEVROLET SMALL BLOCK PARTS INTERCHANGE MANUAL provides complete factory parts interchange information, allowing the hot rodder to custom-build his own high performance version of the famous Chevy "Mouse" motor from off-the-shelf parts. Includes factory numbers, casting marks, production histories, suppliers, component performance capabilities, etc. Ed Staffel.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
144 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA55
ISBN #1884089259


"Will it fit? Ed Staffel's new book, the Chevrolet Small Block Parts Interchange Manual answers the question once and for all. This valuable resource arms you with more than 300 black-and-white photos and 128 info-packed pages. Numerous charts list casting numbers to help identify swap-meet-treasure... or trash. If you're building a Mouse motor, you need this book.-- Steve Magnante, HOT ROD, September 1998

"Ed Staffel Jr. has written parts interchange manuals for both the big- and small-block Chevy engines. These books cover not only casting numbers but all the different applications in which the parts can be used. Staffel includes clearances for easy engine assembly, cam specs, ignition tips, and more. He also gives advice on some aftermarket parts and points to watch for when applying them to stock Chevy engines. Both are excellent additions to any reference library." -- CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE, November 1997

 

Chevy TPI Fuel Injection Swapper's Guide

Chevy TPI Fuel Injection Swapper's Guide
How To install and modify GM Tuned Port Injection systems
Covers 1985 to 1992 TPI systems
From the earliest small-block Chevrolet engine produced in 1955 to the brand new modern small block, all are candidates for the latest high-tech TPI fuel injection systems. Street enthusiasts, hot rodders, show car builders, and performance seekers are turning to the TPI system. Salvage yards, aftermarket dealers, and factory parts counters are the sources for these systems. Retrofitting a TPI system to an older engine isn't exactly rocket science, but is does require a good deal of knowledge not only of basic induction systems, but also computerized controls and circuitry. This manual takes the reader step-by-step through the fuel injection system and the retrofitting of a TPI system to a typical Chevy small-block motor.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA53
ISBN #1884089127


"One of the most popular induction swaps for the small-block Chevy is the '85-'92 Tuned Port Injection (TPI) unit. More and more, we are seeing TPI transplants under the hoods of '55 Bel Airs, '79 monte Carlos, and everything in between. If this modification intrigues you, the Chevy TPI Fuel Injection Swapper's Guide will be an invaluable asset. Written by leading aftermarket performance authority John Beachtel, this giude references the different TPI units - there were variations in the cold start injector, sensor compatibility, and intake manifold bolt angles, among other details. To help visualize important technical points, Baechtel has included 300 black-and-white photos. Even if you aren't about to swap your Mouse to EFI, this book contains excellent general information on how EFI functions and how to tune it for increased performance." -- Steve Magnante, HOT ROD, February 2000

"For anyone contemplating a tuned port injection (TPI) or an electronic fuel injection (EFI) swap in to a musclecar-era vehicle, this is the one book you should have in your automotive library."-- CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE, July 1998

"This information book is the latest offering by one of the leading automotive journalists, and a must for anyone who is planning to install a Chevy motor fitted with Tune Port Injection. Filled with all of the "must know" information concerning such an upgrade, you will certainly find the conversion much easier to accomplish using this well written guide."
-- GOODGUYS GOODTIMES GAZETTE, May 1998
 

 

Chrysler Performance Upgrades, Hot Rodder's Do-It-Yourself Guide

Chrysler Performance Upgrades, Hot Rodder's Do-It-Yourself Guide To
Dusters, Chargers, Challengers, Cudas Author Frank Adkins is a trained ASE Certified Master Technician and Chrysler aficionado
Written for the "nuts and bolts" level Chrysler enthusiast, this book covers virtually every aspect of performance improvement including engine swaps, suspension upgrades, transmission mods, brake improvements, rear end interchanges, etc. Ten chapters cover all aspects of performance improvement on Chrysler muscle and performance cars of the '60s and '70s. Included is information on installing an electronic ignition and electronically regulated charging systems for vehicles not so equipped. Frank Adkins.
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8-3/8 X 10-7/8
128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA60
ISBN #1884089402


"Every Mopar enthusiast remembers their learning curve: a long, slow climb from beginner to expert. Sure, there are plenty of history books and restoration guides, but when it comes to hands-on hot rodding, there aren't many sources for accurate information. In my case, I networked with like-minded friends, attended dozens of Mopar shows, and went to salvage yards just to look at parts as my understanding of Chrysler products developed over serveral years. If Frank Adkins' Hot Rodder's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Chrysler Performance Upgrades was available then, I could have skipped about four years of hunting and searching. It is perhaps the most informative book ever written for rear-wheel-drive Mopar owners who aren't obsessed with originality or date-coded parts. Adkins is a hands-on guy, and it shows. Whether you are new to the Mopar scene or were born with a Pentastar in your mouth, this book belongs in your library." -- Steve Magnante, HOTROD, July 2001

"Looking to make your Chrysler whip on the 5.0s and Camaros that dominate the scene? Frank Adkins knows how and tells all in Chrysler Performance Upgrades, a new book that doesn't take the PHR high-tech methods to task, but does inform on small-block, big-block, and Hemi upgrades that won't cause you to take out a second mortgage. It's down-and-dirty, and full of data for you Mopar gurus, covering these timeless rides from tires to tune-ups." -- Popular Hot Rodding, November 2000

 

Custom Painting, The Do-It-Yourself Guide

Custom Painting, The Do-It-Yourself Guide To
How To Paint Like The Pros
Discusses prep and spray equipment, primers and preparation
Covers air brushing, special effects, powder coating, and special finishes
NEWLY REVISED AND UPDATED! Custom Painting shows how to produce eye-popping custom paint tricks. Easy to read and filled with 100s of hints. Includes practical advice on choosing the right paint, spray gun preparation, and touch-up techniques, etc. Tom Brownell.
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8-3/8 X 10-7/8
144 pages
Over 300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA10 ISBN #1884089496


"Everbody likes a nice paint job. Even your grandmother would be psyched about an awesome pearl paint job on her Buick. But a great paint job is much more than just time and materials. It's about knowing the best paint to use, what tools are best, stripping techniques, creatived designs, pinstriping, and paint preservation and care. This newly revised edition of Custom Painting written by Tom Brownell has all the latest information on new paint formulas, primers, and surface preparation, plus at-home powder-coating techniques. If you are interested in learning more about the art of custom painting, this is a great place to start." -- CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE, February 2001

"Tom Brownell has hit on one of the tougher duties in our activities, one that probably ties up more money than it took to acquire the car itself! Painting is tough to teach, but Brownell's sofbound book,Do-It-Yourself Guide to Custom Painting,does a solid job of getting the latest info on new formulations, primers, and surface prep, as well as high-volume spray equipment, and at-home powder-coating techniques. As a bonus, he goes over the basics of how to paint flames and pinstripe. Just think how much money you could save by putting this stuff to work!" -- POPULAR HOT RODDING, June 2001

 

Desktop Dynos

Desktop Dynos
Using Computers to Build and Test Engines
State-of-the-Art Guide to Understanding and Optimizing the High-Performance and Racing Engine
This is a true "Hot Rodder's" engine guide. DESKTOP DYNOS will reveal more to you about high performance and racing engines than you've discovered in all other enthusiast books and magazines combined! Typical engine books describe what components and procedures are known to increase power specific applications. This "Outside-In" approach is the direct result of trial-and-error testing, still the most common method of engine development used today. This book blazes a new trail. It describes engine building from the "Inside-Out." Larry Atherton.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA51
ISBN #1884089232

 

Engine Blueprinting, The Step-By-Step Guide

Engine Blueprinting, The Step-By-Step Guide to
Practical Methods for Racing and Rebuilding
Selecting and preparing parts
How to buy machine shop work
This completely revised and updated version containing an additional 32 pages is simply the best book you can buy on engine preparation for street or racing! Rick Voegelin's highly acclaimed combination of savvy writing and wrenching skills puts this best-seller in a class by itself. All important preparation techniques are clearly illustrated and explained in this easy-to-read text. Engine Blueprinting shows the reader how to use precision measuring tools, calculate compression ratios, degree a camshaft, and much more! Loaded with helpful advice, this book should be in every enthusiast's tool box. Rick Voegelin.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
160 pages
400 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA21
ISBN #1884089267


"Rick Voegelin's book, The Step-by-Step Guide to Engine Blueprinting, is an excellent source of performance-oriented engine building information for the beginner and the seasoned veteran alike. This digest should be in every enthusiast's greasy mitts."-- Steve Magnante, HOT ROD, August 1998

"Packed with text, photographs and drawings illustrating every aspect of precision engine building, Engine Blueprinting is the finest book ever produced on the subject."--GOODGUYS GOODTIME GAZETTE, April 1998

"You've probably figured out that blueprinting, once considered necessary for only race engines, is also a critical component in extracting maximum performance from a healthy street engine too. Engine Blueprinting, by Rick Voegelin, is written for the enthusiast, not the scientist. Included in its 159 pages are sctions on how to use and read precision measuring tools, calculate compression ratios, degree a cam, prepare components, assembled parts and lots of other stuff that you can feel when you hit the gas. We highly recommend this book." -- MUSCLECAR REVIEW, February / March 1998

 

How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 Engines

How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 Engines <
by Will Handzel.
In 1997 Chevrolet did the unthinkable: they re-designed the most popular and most modified engine in American history.

The Chevrolet small-block V-8 made its debut in 1955, and with its arrival, Chevrolet instantly leaped to the forefront in the minds of hot rodders and performance enthusiasts alike. While the engine grew in displacement and technology over the next 30 years, its basic design remained unchanged . . . until 1997, when the Generation III LS1/LS6 engine design was introduced. The LS1 engine first appeared in the 1997 Corvette, and soon followed in the Camaro Firebird and thousands of full-size Chevy trucks and SUVs. It also powers the hot new Pontiac GTO!

This book is essential for the enthusiast who wants to get the most performance out of this new engine design but is only familiar with the older Chevy small-blocks. Covered is everything you need to know about these engines, including the difficult engine removal and installation, simple engine bolt-ons, electronic controls for the Generation III engine, and detailed engine builds at four different power levels.

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2004 -- PLACE YOUR ADVANCE ORDER NOW!

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8-1/2 x 11"
144 pages
600 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA86
ISBN #1884089844

 

Ford Performance

Ford Performance
Considered by many as the major source of Ford performance information
Packed with building tips from racers and builders
This thoroughly revised and updated edition, with an extra 16 pages, provides accurate technical guidance for understanding and building all popular Ford performance engines. Ford Performance is filled with over 300 rare photos and includes hundreds of technical secrets developed by top racers and engine builders. Pat Ganahl.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
144 pages
Over 300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA05
ISBN #1884089275


"There are plenty of books out there catering to the small block Ford crowd. Unfortunately, there aren't even half as many which focus on the other great Ford powerplants; the FE's, Clevelands, and 385 series engines. Therefore, when we came across this book by the legendary Pat Ganahl, we were excited to bring it to your attention. The book does mention the small block Fords, but coverage is surprisingly (refreshingly) limited. There is alot of good information on building powerful Clevelands, FE's and 429/460's. The chapters cover standard and performance rebuilding tips, identifying factory parts, as well as some review of aftermarket parts. If you own a Cleveland, FE or 385 series, this is a good reference to have around the garage." --FORDMUSCLE webmagazine, April 2000

 

Harley-Davidson Bolt-On Performance

Harley-Davidson Bolt-On Performance
by Jerry Smith
Modern Harley-Davidsons are worthy performers — they’re powerful, reliable, comfortable, and they handle and brake pretty well too. But if you really want to turn your particular H-D into a canyon carver, a tire smoker, or the ultimate in cross-country transportation, there is definitely room for improvement.

In this guide, author Jerry Smith outlines each of the systems that contribute to your bike’s performance and discusses some of the different products out there to take it to the next level, including: induction, cylinder heads, ignition, pistons and rods, exhaust, driveline, suspension and breaking. He brings the information to you, directly from the mouths of some of the industry’s most respected manufacturers. Whether you just want to do a carb swap and add a set of pipes, or you’re looking for the biggest crate motor that can fit in your frame, Harley-Davidson Bolt-On Performance gives you the information you need.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 2004!!

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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
300 black & white photos & illustrations
SA Design
Item #SA88
ISBN #1884089879

 

High Performance Crate Motor Buyer's Guide

High Performance Crate Motor Buyer's Guide
BRAND NEW, UPDATED EDITION!
by John Baechtel
What could be better than horsepower in a box? That’s essentially what you get when you buy a crate motor – factory-built horsepower that’s ready to bolt in to your project vehicle.
In the last 10 years, the crate motor market has boomed – stock and high-performance V-8 motors are available from Chevrolet, Ford, and Chrysler, and from many aftermarket companies as well. Most feature factory warranties, a multitude of options, and to-your-door delivery.
John Baechtel is an expert on performance engines. In this book, he’ll show you what crate motors are available from the major manufacturers; he also covers the accessories you’ll need, how to prep and install a crate motor, and how to get it started and properly broken in. It’s the ultimate guide to buying a crate motor and getting the most out of it.

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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
220 black & white photos and dyno charts plus 35 engine spec sheets
SA Design
Item #SA32 ISBN #1884089739

 

High Performance Ford Engine Parts Interchange

High Performance Ford Engine Parts Interchange
First-ever book covering Ford engine parts interchange
Covers entire range of Ford engines, 221-CID to 460-CID
HIGH PERFORMANCE FORD ENGINE PARTS INTERCHANGE MANUAL covers both big- and small-block Ford V-8 engines, this first-ever book on the subject provides indispensable information to the Ford enthusiast. Included are high performance factory parts, interchangeability between Ford Windsor and Cleveland engines, extensive coverage of the 302 and 351 series as well as the 390 through 460 engines, factory casting numbers, etc. George Reid. Sftbd
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128 pages
over 300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA56
ISBN #188408933X


"Parts interchangeability among Ford V-8 engines can sometimes be very confusing. CarTech's volume on parts interchangeability will guide you through the maze. It deals with casting numbers, cylinder heads, blocks, cranks, and rods, as well as cams and valvetrains. Both small- and big-block engines are discussed, with Cleveland and Windsor identification and SVO components included." --MUSTANGS AND FORDS, March 2001

"If you are trying to mix and match cranks and rods, this book will tell you if it can be done. If you are trying to find the correct casting number for a Boss 429 distributor, this book will have it listed. What we really find appealing about the book is that, not only is it a perfect resource for those interested in factory correct restorations, but it is equally as useful for the performance oriented engine builder. Each chapter points out building tips, such as how to improve a Cleveland's oiling system, or what heads will yield the best horsepower gains. As with all SA Design books, this one is filled with over 150 pages of detailed photographs and diagrams. This book will prove to be a priceless resource, as many of the original Ford V8 parts become harder and harder to come by." -- FORDMUSCLE webmagazine, February, 2000

 

High-Performance Ford Focus Builder's Handbook

High-Performance Ford Focus Builder's Handbook
by Richard Holdener
The sport compact performance market is hot and getting hotter – and while the Honda Civic and Acura Integra have long been the dominant players in the market, a newcomer is emerging as a popular car for performance modifications – The Ford Focus.
Well-built, inexpensive, good looking, and easy to modify, the Focus is quickly catching the Hondas in terms of market popularity.
This book shows Focus owners exactly what it takes to improve their car’s performance, from simple modifications like installing a new air intake to radical mods like installing a turbocharger. The author also shows what those modifications can do, with before-and-after dyno tests for each modification. There’s also extensive info on suspension and brake modifications for better handling and braking. It’s a one-stop shop for those who want a sharper, faster Focus.
This is the first book in the marketplace dedicated to Ford Focus performance modifications!

"All I can say is WOW! . . . If you are looking for dyno validated performance modifications, this is your book. Author Richard Holdener has compiled 55 before-and-after dyno test results of just about every popular performance modification available for the Ford Focus."
--www.myfordfocus.com, September 2003

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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
300 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA90
ISBN #1884089895

 

High Performance Honda Builder's Handbook

High Performance Honda Builder's Handbook
Volume 1-- Revised

by Joe Pettitt
The first edition of Honda Builder’s Handbook Vol. 1 has become the "Bible" of how-to books for high-performance sport compact and Honda enthusiasts alike, having sold over 29,000 copies.
This new revised edition brings the reader up to date with the latest tricks and techniques used to get maximum horsepower from Honda engines. This revision covers all the fundamentals of super-tuning a high-performance Honda/Acura engine and give real world examples that prove the theory and show you how it works in practice. This edition contains advice from Honda performance experts, like Oscar Jackson of Jackson Racing and Rob Smith of RPS. It also includes build-up information on a B20/B16 Hybrid, a 12-second turbo-charged GSR Civic, PAC Motorsports stroker motors, and a B20/B16Ai “Frankenstein” combination, and covers the build-up of an ultra-radical 825-horsepower turbocharged B18CI Honda Civic.
Table of contents includes: How to Build Honda Power; Bolt-On Performance Guide; Tuning The Airflow Path; Bottom End Building Tech; Camshaft Choices & Tuning; Tuning Fuel Injection; Ignition Tuning; Hot Street & Strip Combinations; Turbocharged Project CRX. Appendices include: Drag Strip Dyno; How To Find Mean Effective Pressure; Horsepower/Torque Air/Fuel Mass Air Flow; VTEC Explained; Russ Collins Blueprints B16A1 Build; Jackson Racing D16 Blueprint Summary; AEM Engine ID and Spec Chart; Source Guide.

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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
250 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA49
ISBN #1884089631

 

High Performance Honda Builder's Handbook 2

High Performance Honda Builder's Handbook
Volume II
Coverage includes suspensions, brake technology, nitrous oxide, tires, and more!
Front-wheel drive dragstrip and performance driving tips
Following in the footsteps of the very popular book of the same title (Volume I) by Pettitt, this work focuses primarily on suspension modifications, brake technology, nitrous oxide tuning, tire selection, aerodynamic body modifications, fuels, and dragstrip/ performance driving tips for these front drive wonder cars. Illustrated with hundreds of photos. Joe Pettitt.
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8-3/8 X 10-7/8
128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA58
ISBN #1884089380

 

Holley - Rebuilding & Modifying

Holley - Rebuilding & Modifying
Step-By-Step Guide
Rebuilding Tricks the Pros Use
Performance/Economy Mods
HOLLEY - REBUILDING & MODIFYING, a quality S-A Design WORKBENCH® BOOK, takes you step-by step through disassembly, parts inspection, modification, reassembly, installation, and on-car tuning of all popular Holley modular carburetors. This hands-on guide includes clearly labeled steps, hundreds of detailed photos, and easy-to-understand instructions that make working on Holleys as simple as 1-2-3. Also contains terrific modification tips, secrets for performance, racing, or economy use. This unique book is guaranteed to help you get the most from your Holley! Jeff Williams.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
SA Design
Item #SA27
ISBN #093147227X

 

Honda Engine Swaps

Honda Engine Swaps
by Aaron Bonk

When it comes to their personal transportation, today’s youth have shunned the large, heavy performance cars of their parents’ generation and instead embrace what has become known as the “sport compact”-- smaller, lightweight, modern sports cars of predominantly Japanese manufacture. These cars respond well to performance modifications due to their light weight and technology-laden, high-revving engines. And by far, the most sought-after and modified cars are the Hondas and Acuras of the mid-‘80s to present.

An extremely popular method of improving vehicle performance is a process known as engine swapping. Engine swapping consists of removing a more powerful engine from a better-equipped or more modern vehicle and installing it into your own. It is one of the most efficient and affordable methods of improving your vehicle’s performance.

This book covers in detail all the most popular performance swaps for Honda Civic, Accord, and Prelude as well as the Acura Integra. It includes vital information on electrics, fit and drive train compatibility, design considerations, step-by-step instruction, and costs. This book is must-have for the Honda enthusiast.

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2004 -- PLACE YOUR ADVANCE ORDER NOW!

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8-1/2 x 11"
128 pages
350 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA93
ISBN #1884089933
 

How to Build & Modify GM Pro-Touring Street Machines

How to Build & Modify GM Pro-Touring Street Machines
by Tony Huntimer
GM’s muscle cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s were great for their time – but what they did best was go in a straight line. Today’s performance cars have it all though – speed, handling, and comfort. This book shows you how to build a Pro-Touring machine: a classic muscle car that accelerates, stops, corners, and rides like Detroit’s best new high-performance cars.

Author Tony E. Huntimer goes through a car’s major systems – drivetrain, chassis, suspension, body, and interior – and shows you how to upgrade that classic muscle car to make it a modern performer. Electronic fuel injection, 6-speed trannies, better shocks and springs, modern seating and instruments, and subtle body mods are all covered, along with step-by-step how-to sequences on many key modifications. Classic muscle car looks, with modern muscle car performance – that’s what Pro-Touring is all about!
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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
375 black & white photos & illustrations
SA Design
Item #SA81
ISBN #1884089763

 

How To Build A Lowrider

How To Build A Lowrider
First-Ever Book On This Subject
Solid How-To Information For The Enthusiast
Recent Newsstand Figures Show Lowrider Outselling Hot Rod
Once confined to Southern California, the lowrider phenomena is now securely entrenched across the U.S., with shows, competitions, and specialty builders found from Los Angeles to New York. This first-ever look at this specialized form of car building provides a serious, in-depth "how-to" examination of major elements of lowrider constructions, with technical information concerning the design and construction of the unique hydraulic systems, specialty metal plating, vehicle lowering, drivetrain modifications, etc. H OW TO BUILD A LOWRIDER includes a good emphasis on the latest trend in lowriders, i.e., European and Pacific Rim lowriders. Frank Hamilton.
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128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA46
ISBN #1884089186

 

How To Build Big-Inch Chevy Small Blocks

How To Build Big-Inch Chevy Small Blocks
by Graham Hansen
Have you been bitten by the big-cube bug? The quest for big cubes doesn’t have to lead to a big block anymore. Now you can add cubic inches to your current power plant without having to swap intakes, headers, motor mounts, and other accessories all at once.
By building a big-cube small block, you can have all the additional torque and horsepower of a big block, without all the extra weight, expense, and effort. In this book, Graham Hansen takes a step-by-step approach to selecting the best OEM or aftermarket block, crank, rods, and pistons to construct your big-inch short block. He also discusses how to select the best heads, cam, and induction and exhaust systems, specifically for a big-inch engine. In addition, the final chapter includes seven different combinations for big-inch power, complete with dyno graphs!

AVAILABLE NOW!!

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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
320 black & white photos & illustrations
SA Design
Item #SA87
ISBN #1884089860

 

How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks

How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks
by George Reid
Have you been dreaming about a little extra displacement for your Ford? By increasing the bore and stroke of your current engine, you can add those cubic inches without the hassle of switching to a big block.
George Reid thoroughly explains the concept of building a stroker, paying special attention to the effect that increasing the bore and stroke have on the engine as a whole. With this information, you’ll be better able to tailor your heads, cam, intake manifold, carburetor, and exhaust system to get the most out of the extra cubes.
Also included is a complete guide to factory head and block castings, as well as aftermarket block and head guides, so you can choose exactly the right parts for your project. This book is the definitive guide for building a big-inch Ford small block, complete with four engine buildups ranging from 331 to 408 cubic inches.

AVAILABLE NOW!!

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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
300 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA85
ISBN #1884089836

 

How To Build High-Performance Ignition Systems

How To Build High-Performance Ignition Systems
by Todd Ryden
How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems is the complete guide to understanding automotive ignition systems, from old-school points and condensers to modern computer-controlled distributorless systems, from bone-stock to totally aftermarket.
Author Todd Ryden leads you through the various components, systems, and subsystems, explaining the theory behind the operation and how the parts work with each other to achieve the ultimate goal of efficient combustion. Coils, wires, spark plugs, distributors, magnetos, inductive systems, CD ignitions, multiple-spark systems, computer ignition controls, rev limiters – all are covered for both street and race applications.
This book will help you understand how your car’s ignition works, and it will help you choose the right components for your car’s performance needs, whether it’s a ’55 Chevy with a 265 small-block or a 2003 Cobra with a 4.6-liter modular motor.

AVAILABLE NOW!

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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
250 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA79
ISBN #1884089720

 

How To Build The Small Block Chevrolet

How To Build The Small Block Chevrolet
Build a Street or Racing Small Block
Easy-to-Follow Engine Preparation Steps
HOW TO BUILD THE SMALL BLOCK CHEVROLET is a quality step-by-step Workbench Book that shows you how to build a street or racing small-block Chevy in your own garage. Includes hundreds of clear photos and easy-to-read text that explain every procedure a professional builder uses to assemble an engine from crankshaft to carburetor. Detailed sections show how to disassemble a used engine, inspect for signs of damage, select replacement parts, buy machine work, check critical component fit, and much more! Guaranteed to help you build reliable horsepower the first time! A must-have for every small-block Chevy fan. Larry Atherton & Larry Schreib.
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8-3/8 X 10-7/8
144 pages
SA Design
Item #SA26
ISBN #931472261

 

How To Build High Performance Chrysler Engines

How To Build High Performance Chrysler Engines
Written by Frank Adkins.
Since the late 1950s and the famous “Elephant” Hemi, through the ‘70s and ’80s when Chrysler engines terrorized drag strips and southern stock car racing, and the new millennium of now famous Magnum powerplants, Chrysler has consistently produced some of the strongest performance engines for street and race track use. Author Adkins, an ASE-certified master technician with an ASE certification in Advanced Level Engine Performance has written a book for Chrysler performance engine builders. Adkins details performance modifications for each family of engines and each specific model within the family– making interchangability of parts a common theme. Included are aftermarket components and services, do-it-yourself modifications, technical specifications, performance figures, and a comprehensive review of engine upgrades.
• Chrysler has significantly increased its participation and visibility in sprint car, NHRA drag racing, and NASCAR with its reintroduction to Winston Cup and Busch Series racing in the year 2001.
• Chrysler’s new Magnum series of engines and crate motor performance powerplants have gained major visibility in the marketplace.
• Author is a highly educated and technically outstanding expert on Chrysler engines.
144 pages.
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Item #SA67
ISBN #1884089542
 

How to Build Honda Horsepower

How to Build Honda Horsepower
by Richard Holdener.
Honda performance enthusiasts all have one basic question when it comes to making their cars faster: “What parts work, and what don’t?” The only way to know for sure is to install the parts on a car and test the power output on a dynamometer (dyno). Richard Holdener has done just this in How To Build Honda Horsepower.

Holdener’s extensive testing provides dyno-proven data for all popular Honda performance parts, from air intake systems to exhausts, cams and cylinder heads to nitrous, turbos, and superchargers. There is even a chapter on engine build-ups. In addition, test runs on nearly every Honda model, from the single-cam DX to the 2.2L Prelude, are included.
Acura models are covered as well, from the 1.8L LS through the GSR and Type R all the way up to exotic NSX.
If you’re looking for performance answers, there is no better place to find them than in this book.
Table of contents includes: The Long & Short of Air Intake Systems (with 8 dyno tests); Intake Manifolds & Throttle Bodies (9 dynos); Heads, Cams & Sprockets (10 dynos); Headers, Cats & Performance Exhause (9 dynos); Superchargers: Big Boost Bolt-Ons (11 dynos); Turbocharged Terrors (8 dynos); Nitrous, ECUs (Chips) & Underdrive Pulleys (10 dynos); and Engine Buildups (8 dynos).

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192 pages
Over 300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA71
ISBN #1884089607

 

How to Build Horsepower vol1

How to Build Horsepower
Volume 1
Build Horsepower in any Engine
How To Search for Hidden Power
€ Dyno Proven
HOW TO BUILD HORSEPOWER - VOLUME 1 gives you an inside look at the techniques expert engine builder David Vizard uses to build horsepower in engines from 4 cylinders to big-block V-8s. With over 40 years of experience in tracking down the subtle factors that add up to big power improvements, David explains how you can get these same results in your workshop. This volume covers major engine components, including: the short block, cylinder heads, camshafts, induction, carburetion, ignition, headers, and exhaust systems. Get the most from any engine with this clearly-written book. Includes 600 + photos. David Vizard.
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128 pages
SA Design
Item #SA24
ISBN #931472245


"If you're looking for information on modifying Holley carburetors, SA Design's book How To Build Horsepower: Carburetors & Intake Manifolds, by David Vizard, offers excellent information on the subject. The book covers Holleys as well as Q-jets, Carters, Webers, and intake manifolds and is a great addition to any hot-rodder's performance library."
-- CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE, October 1998

 

How To Build Horsepower vol 2

How To Build Horsepower
Volume 2
Carburetors and Intake Manifolds
The Very Latest Technical Updates
Acclaimed automotive technical writer David Vizard examines the finer points of carburetors and intake manifolds, looking for the smallest of modifications and upgrades which often result in large performance gains. HOW TO BUILD HORSEPOWER; VOLUME 2 includes Carter, Holley, Predator, Weber, Dellorto, and Mikuni carbs, dozens of factory and aftermarket manifolds, tunnel ram intakes, etc. Also covers carb calibration methods, analysis of different designs, mixture ration, test results of various carb and intake combinations. David Vizard.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA52
ISBN 1884089143

 

How To Build Max Performance 4.6 Liter Ford Engines

How To Build Max Performance 4.6 Liter Ford Engines
by Sean Hyland
The 4.6-liter Ford has become one of the premiere modern performance engines. In fact, it’s beginning to rival Ford’s own 5.0 liter in terms of popularity, potential, and availability.
With Mustang buy-in prices dropping and media and aftermarket support booming, there has never been a better time take your 4.6-liter’s performance to the next level. In How To Build Max-Performance 4.6-Liter Ford Engines, renowned engine builder and tuner Sean Hyland gives you a comprehensive guide to building and modifying Ford’s 2- and 4-valve 4.6/5.4-liter engines. You will learn everything from block selection and crankshaft prep, to cylinder head and intake manifold modifications. He also outlines eight recommended power packages and provides you with a step-by-step buildup of a naturally aspirated, 405-horsepower Cobra engine.
This is the definitive guide to getting the most from your 4.6-liter Ford.

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, THIS BOOK IS TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK. Orders placed now will be shipped out by the end of May or early June. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
320 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA82
ISBN #188408978X

 

How To Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks On A Budget

How To Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks On A Budget
10 best engine combos for the buck
Covers the single most frequently modified automotive engine
A realistic 'low buck' approach to building serious horsepower
Author Vizard, a highly regarded engine builder and technical writer, turns his attention to the ins and outs of building serious horsepower small-block Chevy engines on a budget - would you believe 600 horsepower for about $3,000? Included are details of factory part numbers, easy do-it-yourself cylinder head modifications, inexpensive but effective aftermarket parts etc. David Vizard.
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160 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA57
ISBN #1884089348


"As expected, the book is crammed with information - in fact, more information than any beginner is likely to need or be able to appreciate. But for someone who's ready to move beyond mere assembly onto blueprinting and component optimization, there's a lot here to chew on." -- CAR CRAFT, December 1999

 

How to Build Max Performance Ford V-8 on a Budget

How to Build Max Performance Ford V-8 on a Budget

Low-cost formulas for building serious horsepower.
By George Reid. This book addresses high-performance V-8 engines such as the 289, 302, 351ci small-blocks found in Mustangs, as well as the FE series of big-blocks. Emphasis throughout is a budget approach to building high performance powerplants through the use of over-the-counter factory components and selected aftermarket pieces. Includes realistic, low-cost formulas for building serious horsepower in Ford V-8 engines.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
300+ b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA69
ISBN #1884089550

 

How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V8s

How to Build Max Performance Pontiac V8s
by Jim Hand
Have you been searching for a book dedicated strictly to Pontiac performance? Look no further — How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s is the one you need. From the 287 to the mighty 455, from Tempests to Tri-Powers, this book covers it all.

Pontiac performance began back in 1955 with the mid-year introduction of a 4-barrel induction package. From there, the performance people at Pontiac upped the ante year after year, putting together performance packages for the 326, 389, 400, 421, and 455-cubic-inch engines. From Tri-Powers and Ram Air packages to factory cast headers, Pontiac has a performance and racing history as memorable and unique as any.

Author Jim Hand begins with a year-by-year timeline, tracing Pontiac performance packages from 1955 through 1979, and then moves on to chapters on bottom end parts, and cooling, oiling, and ignition systems. He has also included special sections on the available carburetors including Tri-Powers, Q-Jets, Thermoquads, and AFBs, as well as detailed info on head porting and exhaust systems, featuring quantitative flowbench and drag-strip results. If you want to increase the performance of your Pontiac, How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s will show you how.

AVAILABLE JULY 2004!!

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8-1/2 x 11
128 pages
300 black & white photos & illustrations
SA Design
Item #SA78
ISBN #1884089674

 

How To Design and Install High Performance Car Stereo

How To Design and Install High Performance Car Stereo
BRAND NEW, UPDATED EDITION!
by Joe Pettitt
If you want to take your car stereo to the next level, How To Design and Install High-Performance Car Stereo shows you what it takes to put together a quality system without wasting time and money on the wrong gear. It also guides you through installing and tuning everything correctly, so you can finally enjoy the high-performance sound you crave.

Author Joe Pettitt gives you the how, where, and why for all the head units, amps, crossovers, speakers, subwoofers, and enclosures that work together to form a high-fidelity mobile audio system. You will also learn how to install and tune each of those components to maximize its performance with your particular system.

And if you’ve ever wanted to try custom fabbing your own kick panels, door panels, amp racks, or sub boxes, this book shows you how to do that too.

AVAILABLE NOW!

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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
330 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA45
ISBN #1884089852

 

How To Install and Use Nitrous Oxide

How To Install and Use Nitrous Oxide
Injection Systems For Maximum Horsepower
Includes information on nitrous basics and advance nitrous theory
Written with the assistance of Nitrous Oxide Systems
Nitrous oxide injection is one of the potentially easiest, least expensive, and fastest ways to substantially increase engine horsepower. This new title, authored with the assistance of one of the industry's largest manufacturer of nitrous equipment, provides the latest technical information available regarding the proper installation and use of this high performance, yet potentially damaging equipment. Joe Pettitt.
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8-3/8 X 10-7/8
128 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA50
ISBN #1884089224


"If we had to name one product that has done more for horsepower in the last 20 years, it would have to be nitrous oxide. This stuff makes power, but you have to know how to use it. That's where SA Design's nitrous oxide book comes in. Author and ex-Hot Rod magazine staffer Joe Pettitt has done a great job of covering the range from basic plate systems to the exotic multistage systems. This book details a wide range of material that's useful to any nitrous user and would be especially helpful to entry-level enthusiasts who could learn about nitrous before they take their first steps.-- CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE, June 2000

"How to Install and Use Nitrous Oxide is filled with information on nitrous, including the basics of advanced nitrous theory. Photos, charts, and graphs accompany the text and illustrate key points. Hands-on sections of the book cover how to plumb a nitrous system and how to set up an engine to handle nitrous. There's information on ingnition timing, compression, wiring, solenoids, octane, and fuel delivery." -- SPORT TRUCK, April 1999

 

How to Install & Tune Sport Compact Turbos & Blowers

How to Install & Tune Sport Compact Turbos & Blowers
by Joe Pettitt

Lightweight and high-revving, sport compacts are today’s most popular cars. They have developed a cult following among today’s youth and are fueling a multi-million dollar industry in modification parts and equipment.

While most owners of sport compacts can afford the simple bolt-ons available, some owners want to take their modifications a step further. There is intense competition to be the fastest, and quite often the only way to win is to go to the next level – by installing a supercharger/blower or turbocharger on your engine.

This book is an enthusiast’s guide to understanding, installing, and using turbochargers and superchargers on sport compact cars. It covers the basics of each system and compares their pros and cons. Typical installations are covered and explained in detail, as is building and tuning small-displacement 4- and 6-cylinder engines to maximize performance and reliability with forced induction.

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2004 -- PLACE YOUR ADVANCE ORDER TODAY!

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8-1/2 x 11"
128 pages
300 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA89
ISBN #1884089887

 

How To Tune and Win With Demon Carburetion

How To Tune and Win With Demon Carburetion
High-Performance Race, Street, and Off-Road Applications
HOW TO TUNE AND WIN WITH DEMON CARBURETION provides a detailed look at carburetor and engine theory in an easy to understand manner, and is a guide for choosing the correct carburetor for the application. Tuning tips for racing, and street/strip use are included and each of the four Demon models are analyzed in detail along with the basics of combustion, air flow, emissions, fuel systems, and gasoline. To add to the learning experience, each chapter includes side bars and review questions. For convenience, a glossary of over 460 relevant terms, is included. Consisting of 160 pages and over 400 photos, charts, graphs, and illustrations, Demon Carburetion is positioned to become the industry standard of technical reference for the enthusiast who has a thirst for knowledge. The Demon carburetor has taken the industry by storm with it's revolutionary design and exacting performance. Founded by Barry Grant, Demon Carburetion is one of the newer, more recognized names in performance carburetor manufacturing. Ray Bohacz.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
160 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA68
ISBN #1884089569


"..whether you own or are thinking of buying a Demon for your ride, this is a must-have book for your automotive library." -- Hemmings Rods & Performance, February/March 2002

"Ray Bohacz is one of PHR's strongest contributors. This guy just flat doesn't turn down an assignment and writes until his big New Jersey heart about pops! He works that hard. His latest endeavor is a book that encapsulates many of the things he's learned doing carb stories for PHR, titled How to Tune and Win with Demon Carburetion. This is no tech story re-do, as Bohacz worked with Barry Grant very closely for a combination of manufacturing technology, theory, and customer experience to bring about everything known or thought of out into the open and onto the shelf of your local bookstore." -- Popular Hot Rodding, January 2002

"Demon Carburetion has been getting good props lately, first being added as standard equipment on all the True Value IROC Firebirds for the final race of the 25th Anniversary season at Indy last August4, then getting an SA Design book all about them. How to Tune and Win with Demon Carburetion is a 160-page manual authored by sometime HOT ROD contributor Ray Bohacz and is available from CarTech Books." -- David Freiburger, HOT ROD, December 2001

 

Six-Pack: Mopar Street Muscle in the '60s

Six-Pack: Mopar Street Muscle in the '60s by Robert Genat
There is no automotive decade in history that matches the ‘60s. The rule of the day was performance, and American auto manufacturers were tripping over themselves trying to come up with the hottest new performance theme to gain an advantage in the minds and wallets of potential customers. While crazy colors and dealership promotions like Chrysler’s Rapid Transit System were all well and good, Chrysler Corporation really grabbed enthusiasts’ attention with the actual performance options on their vehicles. One of the wildest of these options was the “Six-Pack”.

The Six-Pack option, available on certain models and engines, included 3 two-barrel carburetors. Not only did this arrangement look impressive, but it also produced some impressive horsepower figures and was bolted onto some of the most legendary engines Chrysler ever produced. This book covers not only the engines, but also the cars they came in, the development history, advice for tuning and modifying, and information on other Chrysler performance models.

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2004 -- PLACE YOUR ADVANCE ORDER NOW!

128 pages
8-1/2 x 11"
200 color photos, 100 black & white photos
SA Design
Item #SA92
ISBN #1884089925

 

Sport Compact Nitrous Injection Guide - Revised

Sport Compact Nitrous Injection Guide - Revised
by Joe Pettitt.
This is a new revised and updated version of a best seller. Sport compact vehicles - Hondas, Acuras, Nissans, and even the Ford Focus - and the alteration of these vehicles is the fastest-growing automotive performance market in the country, with sales to top $2 billion in 2002.
Nitrous oxide injection is the preferred performance enhancement for street driven vehicles and is one of the easiest, least expensive, and fastest ways to substantially increase engine horsepower while maintaining everyday drivability. Used incorrectly, nitrous oxide can destroy an engine.
This title shows the reader how to produce safe, nitrous enhanced power from high-revving, small displacement, 4-cylinder engines.

AVAILABLE NOW!

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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
250+ b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA73
ISBN #1884089747

 

Super Tuning and Modifying Holley Carburetors

Super Tuning and Modifying Holley Carburetors
How to Select and Tune Holleys
Learn How Holley Modular Carburetors Work
HOLLEY CARBURETORS shows you how to select, install, tune, and modify all popular Holley performance carburetors. This quality book gives a detailed view of basic carburetor functioning, modifying for performance applications, custom tuning for street, racing, off-road, turbocharging, economy, and other special uses. Simple and direct advice on Holley four-barrel models 4150/4160, 4165/4175, 4500, 4360, and the 2300 two-barrel. Every amateur or professional will find the easy-to-read text a welcome change from other carburetor books. For hands-on rebuilding information see Holley Rebuilding & Modifying by Jeff Williams from CarTech. Dave Emanuel.
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144 pages
8-3/8 X 10-7/8
SA Design
Item #SA08 ISBN #1884089283


"This revised edition contains additional pages and up-to-date part numbers for Holley carburetors. It shows the reader how to select, install, tune and modify all popular Holley performance carburetors." -- PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY, September 1999
 

 

Sport Compact Bolt-On Performance Guide

Sport Compact Bolt-On Performance Guide
Includes Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, BMW and more!
Covers turbochargers, superchargers, NOS, camshafts, exhausts and ignitions
Sport compact cars have become the muscle cars of the '90s and the 21st century, with drag races taking place all across the country. The popularity of these cars for street and strip have spawned its own market of performance accessories designed to help the enthusiast build fast and dependable sport compact cars. This volume brings together in one source, information, facts, figures, and details covering the majority of aftermarket performance items available for the import enthusiast. Joe Pettitt.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
176 pages
Over 300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA65
ISBN #1884089526

 

Street Supercharging, A Do-It-Yourself Guide To

Street Supercharging, A Do-It-Yourself Guide To
Build a Supercharging Street Screamer
Buying, Installing, Tuning Blowers
STREET SUPERCHARGING is the hottest book about today's hottest performance topic. For brute horsepower, nothing can equal a high-winding supercharged engine, and this quality book is the definitive reference of modern supercharging science. From basic design and selection to hands-on installation tips, this easy-to-read book explores many types and brands of superchargers. Technical and practical advice from top experts is included in every chapter. Includes listing of blower and accessory manufacturers. Pat Ganahl.
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128 pages
8-3/8 X 10-7/8
SA Design
Item #SA17
ISBN #1884089291


"Hot Rodding is a very technical hobby. While magazine articles can help you to understand certain concepts, there's nothing like a 128-page book devoted to one subject to really get into the details. This is exactly what Pat Ganahl has done with his updated S-A Design bookStreet Supercharging. It is a '99 update of Ganahl's original book published 15 years ago. Overall, this is a great introduction to the world of supercharging for the entry-level enthusiast. There is also a wealth of strong technical information for the hot rodder with a little more experience who still wants to know more about making horsepower." --CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE, July 2000

 

Official Factory Guide To Building Ford Short-Track Power

Official Factory Guide To Building Ford Short-Track Power
How to Build Winning Short-Track Engines for Claimer Class, Spec Series, and Sportsman Racing. Written by engineers from the Ford Racing division, this book provides detailed instructions as well as specific parts lists and assembly techniques for building short-track versions of Ford's 351. Included are build lists for low dollar claimer engines, limited late-model motors, and full competition engines. Machining and assembly procedures, factory part numbers, best parts combinations, factory drawings, acceptable salvage yard pieces, and aftermarket components - it's all here in this official factory prepared book. Richard Holdener.
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128 pages
8-3/8 X 10-7/8
300 b&w photos
SA Design
Item #SA63
ISBN #188408947X


"Building Ford Short-Track Poweris an excellent resource on how to identify and select the right Ford racing parts and assemble them into a powerful and reliable, low-cost engine. The book details several potent 302, 351 and 347 buildups, with indepth coverage of head porting, manifold and carb selection, as well as a variety of dyno comparisons under the scrutiny of Richard Holdener (author of 5.oL Dyno Tests.) Perhaps reason enough to buy the book is the section containing Ford's engineering drawings of 302 and 351 blocks and heads." --FORD MUSCLE webmagazine, November 2000

 

How To Build Max Performance Chevy Rat Motors

How To Build Max Performance Chevy Rat Motors
Hot Rodding Big-Block Chevys
Extremely Current-Competing Books Are Very Out Of Date
One Of The Engines Most Frequently Modified By Enthusiasts
One of the all-time favorite engines of the hot rodder, drag racer, and car enthusiast, the big-block Chevrolet engine has been in existence for over 30 years. During this period, literally millions of these engines have been modified, resulting in an extensive body of knowledge, both good and bad, regarding the best ways of building a high performance version of the power plant. Author Staffel is a full-time race engine builder specializing in preparation of high performance Chevy big-block engines. He provides the reader with the very latest theories, techniques, and supplier information, ensuring the preparation of an up-to-date high-performance engine. Ed Staffel.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
144 pages
300 b/w photos
SA Design
Item #SA48
ISBN #1884089208

 

Super '60s Fords - The Inside Story of the Most Powerful Fords Ever Built

Super '60s Fords - The Inside Story of the Most Powerful Fords Ever Built
by John Smith
In the ‘50s, Detroit built cars with style in mind . . . but as the ‘60s arrived, a younger group of car buyers had another thing in mind: Performance! Ford Motor Company met that demand with some of the fastest and most powerful cars on the street.
In this book, John Smith covers the entire Ford performance story in the ‘60s, -- and not just Mustangs and Cobras, but Galaxies, Torinos, Falcons, Fairlanes, Shelbys, Mavericks, and every other Ford that got extra horsepower stuffed under its hood in this fast-moving decade. Models are covered year by year, from the Supercharged T-birds of 1957 to the last gasp of the muscle car era in 1973, and everything in between. Performance engines and stats are listed for each year, and an informative appendix includes information on deciphering VIN tags and parts codes.
With 200 black and white and more than 100 outstanding color photos, this book has the images and information that Ford fans want on their favorite performance models, from supercharged Y-blocks to Boss 429s.

AVAILABLE NOW!!

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8-1/2 x 11
160+ pages
200 b/w photos & 100+ color photos
SA Design
Item #SA25
ISBN #1884089690

 

Small Block Chevy Performance vol1

Small Block Chevy Performance
Volume 1: 1955-1981
Complete Parts Identification and Selection Guide
What Makes the Small Block Perform!
CHEVY PERFORMANCE - VOLUME 1 is widely acclaimed as the best power source book for the most popular engine of all time: the smallblock Chevy. The detailed text and photos explore every important aspect of this legendary performance engine. Extensive chapters highlight the proven technologies in preparing blocks, crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, and much more! Numerous photos show popular ignition, carburetor, camshaft, and valvetrain tricks. Anyone who wants to find out more about the small Chevy workhorse will find this book worth its weight in gold! John Baechtel.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
SA Design
Item #SA07
ISBN #0931472075

 

Super Tuning And Modifying Carter Carburetors

Super Tuning And Modifying Carter Carburetors
Tuning for Power or Economy
Includes Step-By-Step Rebuilding Tips
CARTER CARBURETORS is the only authoritative source of information on tuning, modifying, and rebuilding Carter 4-barrel performance carburetors. Considered an outstanding reference by many experts, this book is brimming with difficult-to-find details and tips. Hundreds of photos and drawings illustrate basic functioning and performance characteristics of the Carter Thermo-Quad, AVS, AFB, and WCFB carburetors. Includes rebuilding tips. David Emanuel.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
112 pages
SA Design
Item #SA11
ISBN #0931472113

 

Smokey Yunick's Power Secrets

Smokey Yunick's Power Secrets
Tuning for Power or Economy
Includes Step-By-Step Rebuilding Tips
Expert Smokey Yunick Tells it Like it Is!
40 Years of Race-Winning Experience
SMOKEY YUNICK'S POWER SECRETS is a unique milestone from the acknowledged master of no-nonsense engine development. Henry "Smokey" Yunick is a living legend in racing circles, and in this book he explains race-engine preparation in the direct and unrelenting style that is his singular trademark. From carburetors to shop tools, Smokey tells it like it is. This book is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; a classic that you'll enjoy reading again and again. By Smokey Yunick with Larry Schreib. SA06
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128 pages
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Item #SA06
ISBN #0931472067

 

Street Power, The Complete Guide To Bolt-On Street Power

Street Power, The Complete Guide To Bolt-On Street Power
Buy the Right Parts, The First Time!
Reference to Basic Performance Parts
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOLT-ON STREET POWER will help all do-it-yourselfers get the most from their performance buck. With easy-to-read text and hundreds of photos, this book explains every major category of speed equipment, including intake manifolds, carburetors, ignition systems, cams, valvetrains, headers, mufflers, clutch and driveline components, gauges, and instruments. This book provides a clear explanation of how performance parts work and offers valuable equipment selection advice. Includes an extensive Street Power Parts listing of manufacturers and suppliers; great for ordering catalogs, asking technical questions, etc. Jay Storer.
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8-3/8 x 10-7/8
128 pages
SA Design
Item #SA23
ISBN #0931472237

 

 

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