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This book explains and illustrates the wide variety of today's auto math equations in clear terms for every do-it-yourselfer. Calculations explained include: gross vehicle weight, bore and stroke, gear ratios, alignment (caster, camber, toe in/out), fastener strengths, air flows, carbs, centrifugal force, fuel consumption, modulus of elasticity, tire pressure, oil viscosity, cam timing, brake horsepower, and so much more. Ideal for engineers, drivers and students.
This easy-to-use and comprehensive reference explains and illustrates in layperson's terms virtually every automotive and motorcycle math equation the DIY enthusiast, shop pro, or race driver needs to know. Includes formulae and calculations for: gross vehicle weight; center of gravity; bore and stroke; gear and final-drive ratios; tire pressure and temperature; alignment; steering box ratios; piston speed; voltage and amps; brake horsepower; fastener strengths, English-metric conversions; air flows, force of friction; brake-specific fuel consumption; tensile strength; air density and humidity; cam timing; lap timing; the math of gasoline octane and oil viscosity; decibel levels; and more. Forbes Aird's previous MBI titles include Carburetor Performance: How To Tune and Modify and Mechanic's Guide to Precision Measuring Tools. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
This easy-to-use and comprehensive reference explains and illustrates in layperson's terms virtually every automotive math equation.
This book explains and illustrates the wide variety of today's auto math eq