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How to Keep Your Muscle Car Alive (Motorbooks Workshop)

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Muscle cars were made to be driven, not entombed in a museum or show garage. The trouble is, classic muscle cars--those built between 1964 and 1974--are nearly half a century old and need a bit more maintenance and care than last year’s model. That’s where this book comes in. Drawing on decades of experience, Harvey White lays out the steps for keeping a muscle car alive, day after day, year after year. His book shows how an owner with a modicum of mechanical ability can do the basic repairs and maintenance to keep a muscle car on the road.

With clearly outlined and illustrated information on all major systems--including suspension, steering, and brakes; wheels and tires; engine; cooling; exhaust; fuel; ignition and electrical; transmission; rear axle and driveshaft; accessories; bodywork; interior and upholstery--this book puts the welfare of your muscle car into good hands: yours.

Synopsis:

The engineers who designed your muscle car never even began to consider what it would take to make a vehicle last 30 to 40 years or more. Furthermore, decades of maintenance, repair, and modification could easily have resulted in the use of incorrect parts or mismatched combinations of parts. The good news?  None of these shortcomings mean your muscle car cannot be reliable; to the contrary, with a little work it can be driven on a daily basis.

            In addition to identifying all the problems associated with driving a car built almost half a century ago, How to Keep Your Muscle Car Alive is full of tips and tricks to help sort them out. And, you don’t have to perform all of the work yourself in order to benefit from this book. Even if you’re working with a mechanic, it’s best if you understand the “whats” and the “hows” yourself, regardless of who does the actual wrenching. 

About the Author

Author Harvey White has always appreciated muscle cars. He was fortunate enough to be a teenager in the 1970s when muscle cars were plentiful and inexpensive. While he was still in high school he purchased his first muscle car, a 1969 Olds 442, from its original owner for $500. He has owned and driven a muscle car ever since. His current car is a 1968 Oldsmobile 442 convertible. It’s been his daily driver for the past 23 years. Harvey works as an engineering manager in the computer industry. Previously, he owned an automotive service shop that specialized in automotive wiring, fuel injection, and carburetion. He decided to write this book to pass on what he has learned through years of experience keeping muscle cars alive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760335468
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Subject:
Automotive - Antique & Classic
Author:
White, Harvey
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Automotive - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
Muscle cars -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Automotive-Repair and Maintenance
Subject:
muscle car maintenance
Subject:
carburetor tuning
Subject:
driveline vibration
Subject:
Automotive - Repair & Maintenance - General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Motorbooks Workshop
Publication Date:
20090404
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color photos, 50 diagrams
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.63 x 8.25 in 1.88 lb

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The engineers who designed your muscle car never even began to consider what it would take to make a vehicle last 30 to 40 years or more. Furthermore, decades of maintenance, repair, and modification could easily have resulted in the use of incorrect parts or mismatched combinations of parts. The good news?  None of these shortcomings mean your muscle car cannot be reliable; to the contrary, with a little work it can be driven on a daily basis.

            In addition to identifying all the problems associated with driving a car built almost half a century ago, How to Keep Your Muscle Car Alive is full of tips and tricks to help sort them out. And, you don’t have to perform all of the work yourself in order to benefit from this book. Even if you’re working with a mechanic, it’s best if you understand the “whats” and the “hows” yourself, regardless of who does the actual wrenching. 

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