"TV" Tommy Ivo

Drag Racing's Master Showman

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610601270

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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DIVDIVIn the early 1960s, Tommy Ivo had the world in the palm of his hands. Still a young man, he was already a star of television and film with a promising Hollywood future ahead of him. Then his producers told him he had to quit drag racing. He quit the entertainment industry instead./divDIV/divThis is the official story of Ivo’s incredible life and racing career. Readers will follow “TV� Tommy as he becomes the most ambitious drag racer in the nation, building his own cars in the garage behind his Burbank home; becoming the first driver to pilot his dragsters to 170, 175, and 180 miles per hour and towing his cars to match races at small-town drag strips across the United States. Always the showman, Ivo pioneered promotional techniques that are today taken for granted. In this regard especially, his impact on the sport cannot be understated, and his legacy is detailed in this incredible bio of one of drag racing’s most irrepressible characters. 2011 International Automotive Media Gold Award Winner /div

Chrysler Engines 1922-1998

Author: Willem L. Weertman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chrysler automobile

Page: 418

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This book chronicles over 75 years of engine design, development, and production at Chrysler Corporation. Every production engine built by Chrysler is covered, with descriptions, pictures, specifications, and timelines provided for each. Each engine is defined in terms of its basic structure (including its cylinder bore spacing, number of main bearings, and valve operation). In addition to the specifications, the book also looks at the personalities behind the engines' development and the vehicles in which the engines were used. - Back cover.

Mopar

The Performance Years

Author: Martyn L. Schorr

Publisher: 671 Press

ISBN: 0982173318

Category: Transportation

Page: 198

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From the early 1960s through the mid-1970s, Dodge and Plymouth supercars and ponycars defined "ultimate performance" on the street, drag strips, and NASCAR's high-speed tracks. Mopar: The Performance Years provides detailed specs, driving impressions, technical data, and fantastic period photos of the Chrysler Corporation's greatest muscle cars. The books were published originally as part of the Quicksilver Supercar Series. Out of print for more than two decades, original editions of the books are coveted by collectors and rarely come up for sale. Not content to let collectors have all the fun, we've brought them back to provide a unique window into muscle car history. For musclecar fans, each page in Mopar: The Performance Years is like finding another present under the Christmas tree. Featured cars include: Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Road Runner, Daytona, and Dart; you'll also find coverage of unique cars and racers like the Little Red Wagon, Trans-Am Challenger, the Golden Commandos, the Ramchargers, Richard Petty, Sox & Martin, A.J. Foyt, and Sam Posey. And, of course, there's wealth of information on Mopar's famous engines, from the Hemi to the Wedge and beyond. The original Quicksilver Supercar series Mopar books: Volume 1, ISBN 0-940346-09-5 Volume 2, ISBN 0-940346-17-6 Volume 3, ISBN 0-940346-22-2

The Original Wild Ones

Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760335376

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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This "raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs" (Roadbike) gets to the reality behind the myth immortalized in Brando's "The Wild One."

Super Stock

Drag Racing the Family Sedan

Author: Larry Davis

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709484

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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Super Stock takes a look at what was the most popular class of drag racing - factory Super Stock. It traces the evolution of the cars, the engines, the rules, the personalities, and many of the teams, from its beginnings in the mid-1950s through to the 1960s and the era of the Super Stock 409s, Ramchargers, 421 Pontiacs, and 406 Fords. This was a time when Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors competed on a weekly basis at local drag strips throughout the country, and the saying ...win on Sunday, sell on Monday... had real significance in the marketplace. This is also the period that saw emergence of the term musclecar and the production of a whole class of American automobiles - which are now the most sought after by collectors, restorers, and performance enthusiasts.

Landy's Dodges

The Mighty Mopars of "Dandy" Dick Landy

Author: Geoff Stunkard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 161325248X

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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One of the greatest innovators of his time, Dick Landy was one of those guys who made you rush back to your seat from the concessions stand so you could watch him navigate the 1320. Win, lose, or draw, watching one of Landy's Dodges battling the likes of Ronnie Sox, "Grumpy" Jenkins, or Hubert Platt was worth the price of admission alone. Landy's Dodges: The Mighty Mopars of "Dandy" Dick Landy takes you chronologically through the cars of Dick's career, from piloting his first mount (1954 Ford Pickup) through his historic years of campaigning Dodges. Chrysler racing historian and author Geoff Stunkard presents a highly detailed account of Dick's cars, including results and images from the Landy family's personal archive and modern shots of his restored cars. In addition to coverage of Dick's 1964 S/S Dodge and 1968 Hemi Dart, scarce info about his Ford Galaxies and Plymouth Savoy is included as well. At no other time has Landy's entire career been chronicled and cataloged in print with this much attention to detail. Sit back in your recliner (wheels up) and enjoy the most comprehensive book on the history of "Dandy" Dick Landy and his cars.

Junior Stock

Stock-Class Drag Racing, 1964-1971

Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709913

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Stock-class drag racing is celebrated in this new book, with hundreds of vintage color photographs showing the way it used to be. If you were a fan or participant back in the day, or love vintage drag cars, this is a book you'll thoroughly enjoy.

Match Race Mayhem

Drag Racing's Grudges, Rivalries and Big-Money Showdowns

Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253052

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Drag racing is a very regulated sport. In the history of the NHRA, IHRA, and other sanctioning bodies, many classes existed in an effort to make sure the cars racing against each other are as equal as possible. It is a noble, if not futile, pursuit. You have two cars facing off that have very similar statistics in terms of weight, transmission type, fuel type, estimated horsepower, and all other sorts of measurables. The byproduct is that often the races that were "fair" were not the races that the fans wanted to see. During the golden age of drag racing, fans didn't care as much about class racing as much as they wanted to see scores settled, rivalries battled, and interesting match-ups. There were the manufacturer rivalries, Ford versus Chevy, Chevy versus Mopar, Mopar versus Ford, as well as numerous driver rivalries. Match races were also a great way to feature wildly popular cars that no longer had a class in which to compete, yet the fans still wanted to see them. So popular and intense were these races that many track promoters didn't bother to promote class racing at all. Instead, they used the match races as headliners, similar to the marquee at your local arena or a billboard in Las Vegas, all resulting in putting more fans in the stands. And the drivers loved it too. Although the prize money for national events was fairly average for the day, the extra appearance fees and prize money to lure the most popular match racers to events increased the driver's take exponentially. Many of the most popular pro drivers quit class racing altogether just to go match racing. Veteran drag race author Doug Boyce tells the tale of the history of match racing through the cars, the drivers, the events, the classes, the rivalries, and everything else that was fun about match racing during the golden era. It's all here, complemented by wonderful vintage photography provided by fans and professionals in attendance. If you are a fan of any class of drag racing, from any era, Match Race Mayhem is a fun addition to your racing library. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Extreme Muscle Cars

High Horsepower Straight from the Factory

Author: Bill Holder,Phil Kunz

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896892781

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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-Features the most mysterious and radical sector of muscle cars ever created -Explores the intense popularity of muscle cars -- many of the top 125 sales at Barrett-Jackson national auto auctions involve muscle cars This book redefines extreme with old-school super stock finesse and pure horsepower. Extreme Muscle Cars gives collectors, gearheads, and novice car enthusiasts a rare look at the fastest and most insane thoroughbred cars to come out of Detroit. Technical specifications including horsepower and torque, and production numbers allow readers to "look" under the hood of these radical super stock machines. Chapter, after exciting chapter features: -Legends of the drag strip including Ford Fairlane Thunderbolts, Mopar Max Wedge and Hemi cars -Masters of the stop light grand prix such as 454 Chevelles, 429 Boss Mustang and Shelby GT-500 Mustang -More than 200 stunning detailed photos that virtually put readers behind the wheel of many never-before-seen muscle cars

Engine Failure Analysis

Internal Combustion Engine Failures and Their Causes

Author: Ernst Greuter,Stefan Zima

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780768008852

Category: Internal combustion engines

Page: 568

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Fundamentals of Automobile Body Structure Design

Author: Donald E. Malen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780768021691

Category: Automobiles

Page: 455

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Providing comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles of automobile body structure design, this book provides an insight into the behaviour of body structural systems not available from complex analysis tools such as finite elements analysis.

Multiplexed Networks for Embedded Systems

CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Safe-by-Wire...

Author: Dominique Paret

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470511701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

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Multiplexed networks are essential for the unified, efficient and cost-effective exchange of electronic information within embedded component systems. This is especially important in automotive manufacturing as vehicles become increasingly reliant on robust electronic networks and systems for improved reliability, anti-lock brake systems (ABS), steering, on-board navigation systems, and much more. The latest systems such as X-by-Wire and FlexRay aim to produce faster, fault-tolerant network component interconnects, for state-of-the-art network implementation and safer, more reliable engineering of vehicular systems. This book provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to automotive multiplexed network buses, covering the technical principles, components, implementation issues and applications. Key features: Presents a thorough coverage of the controller area network (CAN) protocol, including information on physical layers, conformity problems, hardware and software tools, and application layers. Gives a detailed description of the new local interconnect network (LIN) bus, setting out its developments, properties, problems and ways to overcome these. Examines the existing and emerging network buses such as time-triggered CAN (TTCAN), FlexRay and X-by-Wire. Explores the possibilities for linking the various buses that are discussed, explaining how the Fail-Safe-System basis chip (SBC) and other gateways are designed and constructed. Analyses wired and wireless internal and external serial links, including Safe-by-Wire plus, I2C, Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), remote keyless entry, tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and Bluetooth. A valuable guide to embedded systems for a range of applications, Multiplexed Networks for Embedded Systems: CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Safe-by-Wire...is essential reading for electronics engineers and researchers developing electronics for the automotive industry. It is also useful for practising aerospace engineers and other practitioners interested in the application of network technologies, and advanced students taking courses on automotive and embedded system design.

Day One

An Automotive Journalist's Muscle-Car Memoir

Author: Martyn L. Schorr

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760359725

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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In Day One, automotive journalist Marty Schorr recalls life on the front line in the classic muscle car era, thrashing brand-new cars that would become collector vehicles. Most muscle-car books celebrate beautifully-restored vehicles surrounded by hard facts; Day One tells the real story from the point-of-view of one of the period’s most respected automotive journalists, Marty Schorr. For the first time in print, you’ll get a unique perspective on what it was like to actually drive, race, and otherwise thrash what are some of today's most valuable collector cars. CARS, the iconic magazine Marty wrote and edited didn't rely on industry advertising for revenue. Instead, the magazine made money the old fashioned way, from newsstand sales, leaving it able to be honest and frank in its coverage of high-performance street cars. CARS magazine reported on both Day stock and modified cars, cars the traditional magazines wouldn't touch, like the ultra-high-performance vehicles from companies like Baldwin-Motion, Yenko Chevrolet, Nickey Chevrolet, Royal Pontiac, and Tasca Ford. Prepare yourself for Day One to cover the most important cars of a given year, including: Pontiac’s 1962-1963 lightweight Super-Duty 421 street and Swiss Cheese models Chevrolet’s 1963 big-block 427 Mystery Motor and ZL-1 Impala. Ford 1963 ½ 427/425 Galaxie fastback The 1964 Ramchargers The first 426 Street Hemi Cotton-Owens prepared Hemi Coronet A 1966 Olds Twin-Engined (850 cubic inches) Grant Toronado, currently owned by Jay Leno A prototype 1966 Plymouth 426 Street Hemi Satellite One of two 427 SOHC Galaxies prototypes A ’67 Royal Bobcat GTO Plymouth’s original ’68 Hemi Road Runner Hurst-built Plymouth & Dodge 1968 Hemi-Darts and Hemi-Cudas

Galveston's the Elissa

The Tall Ship of Texas

Author: Kurt D. Voss

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738578552

Category: History

Page: 127

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For nearly three decades, the 1877 sailing ship Elissa has been widely recognized as one of the finest maritime preservation projects in the world. Unlike some tall ships of today, the Elissa is not a replica but a survivor. Over her century-long commercial history, she carried cargoes to ports around the world for a succession of owners. Her working life as a freighter came to an end in Piraeus, Greece, where she was rescued from the salvage yard by a variety of ship preservationists who refused to let her die. The story of Elissa's discovery and restoration by the Galveston Historical Foundation is nothing short of miraculous.

Maximum Performance

Mopar Super Stock Drag Racing 1962 - 1969

Author: Jim Schild

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760355657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 1923

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Since the early days or racing, Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth have dominated drag strips and race tracks. During 1955 alone, Chrysler 300s won 37 major stock car races and clinched both the NASCAR and AAA stock car championships. Although the impressive engine options of 1950s consistently out-performed the competition, they were a mere opening act for the extremes of performance that would be unleashed throughout the 1960s--the golden era of drag racing and factory super-performance cars. Maximum Performance: Super Stock Drag Racing 1962-1969 details Chrysler's amazing dominance in this era. Its drivers were among drag racing's first paid professional racers, and this book covers the complete story of Mopar drag racing accompanied by historical imagery as well as contemporary photos. This is the real story behind Super Stock and Factory Experimental drag racing as told the people who lived it!

Hemi

A History of Chrysler's Iconic V-8 In Competition

Author: Geoff Stunkard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251882

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The Hemi is arguably the most iconic American V-8 in racing history. Employing a talented team of engineers, Chrysler refined the hemispherical combustion chamber design and created an engine that produced towering performance. Whether the Hemi was installed in a Charger, Super Bee, Baracuda, Superbird, or any number of other cars, the engine dominated competition in NHRA, NASCAR, and other forms of racing. And in a production car, the Hemi also became one of the most feared engines on the street. Author Geoff Stunkard retraces the fascinating Hemi racing history and covers the big wins, many championships, and key developments in the engine's life. First, he delves into the development and racing exploits of the first-generation 392-ci Hemi. And gives you a behind-the-scenes retrospective of the mammoth effort and resources that went into developing the 426 Hemi. In eight months, Al Ekstrand, Tom Hoover, and other engineers took the 426 Hemi from drawing board to racetrack. In NHRA competition, the triumphs and challenges of Don Garlits, Dick Landy, Sox and Martin, and other drag racers are recounted. In NASCAR competition, the 426 Hemi debuted at the 1964 Daytona 500. Richard Petty qualified second, lapped the entire field, and won the race. By the end of the 1964 Grand National season, Hemi-powered cars amassed 26 race victories. NASCAR stars, such as Richard Petty, Bobby Isaac, and David Pearson, piloted the 426 Hemi-equipped Charger 500, Charger Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, and other Chrysler stock cars to many victories and championships. In addition, the Hemi set speed run records and closed-course speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The 426 Hemi dominated the American drag racing and stock car racing scene like no other engine, and its winning record is astonishing. This engine powered many classic cars and took many drivers to the winner's circle and into the history books. The racing triumphs of Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dick Landy, Don Garlits, and countless others are brought back to life in the pages of Hemi: A History of Chrysler’s Iconic V-8 in Competition. This comprehensive Hemi racing history with never-before-published information is a must-have for Mopar and racing fans.

Speed Read Car Design

The History, Principles and Concepts Behind Modern Car Design

Author: Tony Lewin

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760362068

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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People have never been more broadly aware of design as a concept, or as something that fits into their everyday lives. Even the simplest of consumer products compete to offer something that will better catch the public’s eye and reflect the taste and perceived lifestyle of each individual. Like all design, car design is complex subject. It's one in which many people have an interest--and not just gearheads. Every part of a car represents myriad decisions by the design team ruled by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion. Speed Read: Car Design helps the reader to understand the hows and whys of that design process, offering an engaging review of history, theory, key concepts, and key designers. It’s a book for car enthusiasts, design fans, and anyone with a desire to better understand why our wheeled world looks the way it does.

Design and Simulation of Four-stroke Engines

Author: Gordon P. Blair

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780768004403

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 815

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Provides assistance with the actual mechanical design of an engine in which the gas and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and combustion have been optimized so as to provide the required performance characteristics such as power, torque, fuel consumption, or noise emission. The seven chapters start w