Synopses & Reviews
The iconic Porsche 911 is that rarity--a world-class performance car that can still be improved. This book shows anyone with the tools and a modicum of skill how to make this great car even better with performance-enhancing tricks and techniques ranging from subtle to extreme. Focusing solely on the air-cooled cars produced from 1963 through early 1998, this third edition of the Porsche 911 Performance Handbook provides clearly illustrated, easy to follow instructions for making modifications to every working part of the car, from engine and transmission to suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, and more. Author and noted Porsche expert Bruce Anderson goes into questions about buying a 911, custom treatments, and maintenance. Detailed appendices list tune-up specs, conversion charts and handy formulas, and resources.
Detailed tricks and techniques for enhancing the performance of air-cooled Porsche 911s, from the subtle to the extreme, with added info on maintenance, tune-ups, and resources.
About the Author
A respected, long-time Porsche expert and qualified Porsche appraiser, Bruce Anderson served as the National Technical Chairman of Porsche Club of America from 1981 through 2001, and is the current PCA Senior Technical Advisor. His writing on Porsche appears in such publications as Excellence and Porsche Panorama (US), Flat 6 Magazine and Talon Pointe (France), Porsche Post and 911 and Porsche World (UK), The 911 and Porsche Magazine (Japan), and Christophorus, the Porsche factory magazine. Anderson lives in Plymouth, California. www.911handbook.com
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Porsche 911 Performance History
Chapter 2 Buying a Used 911
Chapter 3 911 Engine Development
Chapter 4 Engine Rebuild Fundamentals
Chapter 5 Engine Performance Modifications
Chapter 6 Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Chapter 7 Transmission
Conversions and Formulas
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