Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Vol. 2

Projects

Author: Tony Candela

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252293

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 9011

Countless collector car owners are skilled at performing mechanical work, but for many of them, electrical work seems like a black art, too complicated and too confusing. However, electrical upgrades are absolutely essential for a high-performance classic car or a modified car to perform at its best. With a firm understanding of the fundamentals, you can take this comprehensive guide and complete a wide range of electrical projects that enhance the performance and functionality of a vehicle. In this revised edition (formerly titled Automotive Electrical Performance Projects) brilliant color photos and explanatory step-by-step captions detail the installation of the most popular, functional, and beneficial upgrades for enthusiasts of varying skill levels. Just a few of the projects included are: maximizing performance of electric fans; installing electronic gauges; upgrading charging systems; and installing a complete aftermarket wiring harness, which is no small task. Each facet is covered in amazing detail. Veteran author Tony Candela, who wrote CarTech's previous best-selling title Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, moves beyond the theoretical and into real-world applications with this exciting and detailed follow-up. This Volume 2 is essential for any enthusiast looking to upgrade his or her classic vehicle to modern standards, and for putting all the knowledge learned in Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems into practice.

Automotive Electrical Handbook

Author: Jim Horner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895862389

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

View: 6563

How to wire a car from scratch.

Automotive Wiring

Author: Dennis W. Parks, John Kimbrough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610597966

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8694

EFI Conversions

How to Swap Your Carb for Electronic Fuel Injection

Author: Tony Candela

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250835

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 2423

Converting from a carbureted fuel system to electronic fuel injection (EFI) improves the performance, driveability, and fuel economy of any classic vehicle. Through a series of sensors, processors, and wires, it gathers engine and atmospheric information to precisely deliver the correct amount of fuel to your engine. With a carburetor, you must manually adjust and change parts to adapt it to differing conditions and applications. Installing a complete aftermarket EFI system may seem too complex, but it is within your reach by using the clear and easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions. You will be able to confidently install the correct EFI system in your vehicle and enjoy all the benefits. A variety of EFI Systems are currently available--throttle body injection (TBI), multi port fuel injection (MPFI), stack systems, application specific, and special application systems. Author Tony Candela reveals the attributes of each, so you can select the system that's ideal for your car. Author Tony Candela explains in exceptional detail how to install both of these systems. To achieve top performance from an EFI system, it’s not a simple bolt-on and plug-in procedure. This book takes the mystery out of EFI so it’s not a black art but rather a clear working set of parameters. You are shown how to professionally install the injectors into the intake system as well as how to integrate the wiring into the main harness. In addition, each step of upgrading the fuel system to support the EFI is explained. The book also delves into integrating ignition and computer control with these aftermarket systems so you can be out driving rather than struggling with tuning. Turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous applications are also covered. A well-installed and -tuned EFI system greatly improves the performance of a classic V-8 or any engine because the system delivers the correct fuel mixture for every operating condition. Get faster starts, better fuel economy, and crisp efficient performance. In EFI Conversions: How to Swap Your Carb for Electronic Fuel Injection, achieving all these benefits is easily within your reach.

Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems

Author: Tom Denton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136073817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 928

View: 1871

This textbook will help you learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 vehicle electrical and electronic systems courses or related modules from City and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and is also ideal for higher level ASE, AUR and other qualifications. As electrical and electronic systems become increasingly more complex and fundamental to the workings of modern vehicles, understanding these systems is essential for automotive technicians. For students new to the subject, this book will help to develop this knowledge, but will also assist experienced mechanics in keeping up with recent technological advances. This new edition includes information on developments in hybrid car technology, GPS, multiplexing, and electronic stability/vehicle dynamics control. In full colour and covering the latest course specifications, this is the guide that no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without. Also by Tom Denton: Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems ISBN: 978-0-08-096945-9 Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis, Third Edition ISBN: 978-0-08-096955-8

How to Paint Your Car on a Budget

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494227

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 4168

If your car needs new paint, or even just a touch-up, the cost involved in hiring a professional can be more than you bargained for. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives-—you can even paint your car at home! In How to Paint Your Car On A Budget, author and veteran DIY hot rodder Pat Ganahl unveils dozens of secrets that will help anyone paint their own car. From simple scuff-and-squirt jobs to fullon, door-jambs-and-everything paint jobs, Ganahl covers everything you need to know to get a great looking coat of paint on your car and save lots of money in the process. This book covers painting equipment, the ins and outs of prep, masking, painting and sanding products and techniques, and real-world advice on how to budget wisely when painting your own car. It’s the most practical automotive painting book ever written!

Chevy Differentials

How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt

Author: Jefferson Bryant

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251610

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 3811

Millions of Chevrolet vehicles were built and sold in the 1960s and 1970s, and the great majority of those were rear-wheel-drive models with differentials known as 10-bolts or 12-bolts. High-performance limited-slip versions of these differentials also have been installed in Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, and many other GM muscle cars from 1964 through the 1970s, as well as Chevy and GMC trucks. If you have owned a GM performance car from the 1960s or 1970s, you have owned one of these sturdy, reliable, and versatile differentials. Many of these differentials are now more than 50 years old and are due for an overhaul. In Chevy Differentials: How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt, author Jefferson Bryant walks you through the entire process of procuring, evaluating, and rebuilding the perfect differential for your GM application. In this step-by-step guide, you learn how to completely disassemble the differential, evaluate components, and select replacement parts. You're also shown all of the up-to-date techniques for re-assembling the differential and axle. Informative sections on axle identification and replacement parts are also provided. Maybe you have found a salvage-yard unit and want to rebuild it to upgrade your existing vehicle. Maybe you would like to install an aftermarket 12-bolt assembly for extreme performance or racing. This is the only book dedicated solely to rebuilding, setting up, and modifying these axle assemblies for long service life and maximum performance. If you’re going to rebuild a Chevy 10- or 12-bolt axle, this book delivers the essential information to get the job done right.

How to Design and Install High-performance Car Stereo

Author: Joe Pettitt

Publisher: S-A Design

ISBN: 9781884089855

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 3948

The first edition of this book (1-884089-17-8) has been a consistent best seller. This revised edition contains the latest car audio and electronic components, with detailed information on how to install and tune a car audio system. Installing or upgrading highquality car stereo systems is a top priority for all types of car enthusiasts--from 20-year-old sport compact owners to 50-year-old classic car restorers.

How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork

Tips, Techniques & Step-by-step Procedures - Applies to ALL Meta-bodied Cars

Author: Martin Thaddeus

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844114

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 9855

A guide to body and chassis restoration offers advice on all aspects of restoration for metal-bodied cars, including patching panels, removing dents, and protecting against rust.

How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems

Author: Todd Ryden

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494715

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 7586

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. Whether you just want to update the tired ignition on your tow vehicle, help get your drag car consistently into the 9s, or just understand how your ignition system works, this book is for you.

Engine Management

Advanced Tuning

Author: Greg Banish

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494421

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 4903

Takes engine-tuning techniques to the next level. It is a must-have for tuners and calibrators and a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make horsepower with a fuel-injected, electronically controlled engine.

How to Wire Your Hot Rod

Author: Dennis Overholser

Publisher: Wolfgang Productions

ISBN: 9781929133307

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 5254

The one automotive job we all dread is the wiring. Yet, with help from this new how-to book even the neophyte mechanic can install a wiring harness. Dennis Overholser, longtime technical specialist for Painless Performance Products and avid hot rodder, walks you through nine chapters sure to clear away your fear of electricity. Topics include: the basics of DC electricity; installation of additional circuits; choosing and installing the best battery, starter, and alternator; installation of the gauges; finding and installing a new EFI harness; and wiring a complete scratch-built hot rod. Photo-intensive, hands-on sequences document and help explain the installation of both an EFI harness on a late model V-8, and the installation of a complete harness kit into a newly built hot rod. Written in easy-to-understand language, this new book from Wolfgang Publications is a necessary addition to any hot rodder's book shelf. With 144 pages and over 350 color photos, this wiring book is the electrical bible you need for that next electrical project.

Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Systems: Network and installation

Author: Hemant Joshi

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070620970

Category: Electric power systems

Page: N.A

View: 7937

Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Systems is a comprehensive coverage on every aspect of design, installation, testing and commissioning of electrical systems for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. This book would serve as a ready reference for electrical engineers as well as bridge the gap between theory and practice, for students and academicians, alike.Vol. 2: Network and Installation provides its readers all the pertinent aspects of network and installation of electrical systems from project procedure, rules and standards to design principles and installation practice. Containing over 100 illustrations

Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Systems: Equipment and selection

Author: Hemant Joshi

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070620964

Category: Electric power systems

Page: 536

View: 9691

Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Systems is a comprehensive coverage on every aspect of design, installation, testing and commissioning of electrical systems for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. This book would serve as a ready reference for electrical engineers as well as bridge the gap between theory and practice, for students and academicians, alike.Volume 1: Equipment and Selection provides its readers a detailed description of various equipment typically used in electrical distribution system. Along with the working principle and procurement methods, the book discusses selection criteria of different electrical equipment

How to Rebuild & Modify Ford Flathead V-8 Engines

Author: Mike Bishop,Vern Tardel

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343993

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 1687

Few new engines in automotive history have been as quickly embraced by performance-minded gearheads as was Ford’s V-8 in 1932. Deuce roadsters were racing–and winning–almost as soon as their fenders could be unbolted. When the new L-head version was released motorists of nearly all stripes came to embrace the affordable engine that gave Ford cars performance to equal cars costing several times as much. Ford’s vision–and gamble–paid off handsomely and set Ford apart from his competitors. More than two decades would pass–a veritable eon in the automobile industry–before another engine would offer the excitement generated by Henry Ford’s beloved flathead V-8. This is the ultimate resource for the Ford flathead V-8 engine. It guides readers through everything from engine architecture to selecting the right engine for the right project, building and rebuilding the engine, and buying a crate engine. Whether you’re looking to hot-rod or restore your flathead, this book is a required addition to your workbench.

Automotive Upholstery & Interior Restoration

Author: Fred Mattson

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253311

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7267

After disassembling and gutting your car, it is easy to feel that you're in way over your head when it comes to the upholstery. This is why so many do-it-yourself restorers outsource the work, at considerable expense, to an experienced upholstery shop. Taking the time to acquire the skills for upholstery restoration may feel like a daunting task, but what if an experienced upholsterer presented every skill you needed to restore upholstery yourself? Starting with a list of necessary tools, author Fred Mattson guides you through all the required tasks, including seat restoration; door panel removal, patterning, assembly, and installation; headliner removal and installation; carpet cutting; and even convertible top restoration. The easy-to-follow step-by-step presentation allows for a thorough understanding of all the processes. Every photo in this book provides a hands-on approach that shows you how to repair and restore a car’s interior to concours, show-quality specifications. Other restoration books may show you beautifully restored interiors, but they don't show you how to produce them. This book helps you develop the skills needed with instruction from a professional upholsterer, saving you thousands of dollars over outsourcing the restoration. If you are interested in saving money, doing a complete restoration yourself, or simply want to know how it's done, this book is a handy addition to your automotive library.