Recommended Reading

by Jeff Lucius

I own all of the books and manuals that are listed here. When I get some time, I'll post pictures of the covers plus a brief commentary about each.



AERODYNAMICS, CHASSIS, SUSPENSION, AND TIRES

Herb Adams, 1993, Chassis Engineering: HPBooks, 133 p.

Thomas D. Gillespie, 1992, Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics: SAE International, 495 p.

Paul Haney, 2003, The Racing & High-Performance Tire - Using the Tires to Tune for Grip & Balance: TV Motorsports & SAE, 286 p.

Joseph Katz, 1995, Race Car Aerodynamics - Designing for Speed: Robert Bentley, 270 p.

Fred Puhn, 1981, How to Make Your Car Handle: HPBooks, 200 p.



AUDIO

Joe Pettitt, 1996, How to Design and Install High Performance Car Stereo: CarTech, 128 p.

David B. Weems, 1990, Great Sound Stereo Speaker Manual with Projects: TAB Books, 248 p. [focused on home speaker systems, the info can still be applied to car stereo]

Glenn D. White, 1991, The Audio Dictionary, 2nd ed.: University of Washington Press, 413 p.

Andrew Yoder, 2000, Auto Audio, 2nd ed.: McGraw-Hill, 392 p.



BRAKES

Lane Eichhorn and Drew Corinchock, 1995, Today's Technician Classroom Manual for Automotive Brake Systems: Delmar, 253 p.

Lane Eichhorn and Drew Corinchock, 1995, Today's Technician Shop Manual for Automotive Brake Systems: Delmar, 328 p.

Bob Henderson and John H. Haynes, 1994, The Haynes Automotive Brake Manual: Haynes, various pagination.



BODY AND PAINT

David H. Jacobs, Jr., 1988, Ultimate Auto Detailing: Motorbooks International, 208 p.

David H. Jacobs, Jr., 1991, How To Paint Your Car: Motorbooks International, 159 p.



COOLING SYSTEMS

Randy Rundle, 1999, Automotive Cooling System Basics: Krause, 221 p.



ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

Al Santini, 2003, Tech One: Automotive Electricity and Electronics: Delmar Learning, 493 p. [Includes DSO testing and diagnosis.]

Horst Bauer (editor-in-chief), 1999, Bosch Automotive Electrics and Electronics, 3rd ed.: SAE International, 314 p.

Alvis J. Evans, 1996, Basic Digital Electronics: Prompt Publications, 188 p.

Jim Horner, 1986, Automitive Electrical Handbook: HPBooks, 159 p.

Stan Gibilisco, Editor-in-Chief, 2001, The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics, 8th Ed.: McGraw-Hill, 791 p. plus CD-ROM.

Harry Kybett, 1986, Electronics - A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Ed.: John Wiley & Sons, 304 p.

Frank 'Choco' Munday, 1998, Custom Auto Electronics and Auto Electrical Reference Manual: Graffiti, 264 p.

Skip Readio, 1999, How to do Electrical Systems, 2nd ed.: Leroi Tex Smith, 125 p.

William B. Ribbens, 1998, Understanding Automotive Electronics, 5th ed.: Newnes, 434 p.



ENGINE BUILDING

Tom Monroe, 1996, Engine Builder's Handbook: HPBooks, 169 p.

Rick Voegelin, 1990, Engine Blueprinting: S-A Design Books, 126 p.

Ben Watson, 1997, Pro Engine Blueprinting: Motorbooks International, 144 p.

David Vizard, 1990, How to Build Horsepower, Vol. 1: S-A Design Books, 128 p.

David Vizard, 1996, How to Build Horsepower, Vol. 2: Cartech, 128 p.

Smokey Yunick, 1989, Power Secrets: S-A Design, 127 p.



ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS AND MANAGEMENT

Horst Bauer (editor-in-chief), 1999, Bosch Gasoline-Engine Management, 1st ed.: SAE International, 370 p.

Jeff Hartman, 2003, How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems: Motorbooks International, 271 p.

Heinz Heisler, 1995, Advanced Engine Technology: SAE International, 794 p.

John B. Heywood, 1988, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals: McGraw-Hill, 930 p.

Richard Stone, 1999, Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines, 3rd edition: SAE International, 641 p.

Dave Walker, 2001, Engine Management - Optimising carburetors, fuel injection and ignition systems: Haynes, 128 p.



FACTORY MANUALS

Chrysler Corporation, 1990, 1991 Body Diagnostic Procedures for Dodge Stealth - SRS Air Bag System: Part number 81-699-0157, 77 p.

Chrysler Corporation, 1990, 1991 New Model Highlights - Chrysler/Plymouth, Dodge, Dodge Truck: Part number 81-699-1000, 166 p.

Chrysler Corporation, 1991, 1991 Powertrain Diagnostic Procedures for Dodge Stealth - 3.0L SOHC/DOHC/DOHC Turbo Electronic Fuel Injection: Part number 81-699-0178, 311 p.

Chrysler Corporation, 1994, 1993 - 1995 Powertrain Diagnostic Procedures - 3.0L MMC Electronic Fuel Injection (SFI) (Includes Speed Control/Charging): Part number 81-699-94005, 400 p.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1988, SOHC/DOHC Engine Driveability Troubleshooting Manual 1989: Pub No. MSSP-204B-89, 207 p.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1988, 1990 Laser Technical Information Manual: Part number 81-699-9002, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1990, 1991 3000GT Body Repair Manual: Part number MSSP-401B-91, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1990, 1991 Stealth Import Service Manual - Body Repair: Part number 81-699-0115, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1990, 1991 Stealth Technical Information Manual: Part number 81-699-0114, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1991, 1992 Stealth Import Service Manual, Vol. 1, Engine, Chassis & Body: Part No. 81-270-2115, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1991, 1992 Stealth Import Service Manual, Vol. 2, Electrical: Part No. 81-270-2116, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1992, 1992 - 1993 Engine Overhaul Manual: Pub No. MSSP-201B-01, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1992, 1993 3000GT Technical Information Manual: Pub No. PYUE9201, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1993, Parts Catalog 3000GT '91-'94 Z11A, Z16A: Pub No. MSSP-001B-96 (1/2), various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1995, 1996 Stealth Import Service Manual, Vol. 1, Engine, Chassis & Body: Part No. 81-270-6115, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1995, 1996 Stealth Import Service Manual, Vol. 2, Electrical: Part No. 81-270-6116, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1996, 1997 Montero Sport Technical Information Manual: Pub No. MSSP-270B-97, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1998, 1999 3000GT Service Manual, Vol. 1 & 2: Pub No. MSSP-001B-99 (1/2) & MSSP-001B-99 (2/2), various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1999, 1992 - 1996 3000GT Service Manual, Vol. 1, Body and Chassis: Pub No. MSSP-001B-96 (1/2), various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1999, 1992 - 1996 3000GT Service Manual, Vol. 2, Electrical: Pub No. MSSP-001B-96 (2/2), various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1999, 1992 - 1996 Engine Overhaul Manual: Pub No. MSSP-201B-96, various pagination.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, ----, W5MG1, W6MG1 Manual Transmission Service Manual: various pagination. [printed from the pdf-file translation of the Japanese-language Getrag manual]



FORCED INDUCTION

Alan Allard, 1982, Turbocharging & Supercharging: Patrick Stephens, Ltd., 192 p.

Corky Bell, 1997, Maximum Boost: Robert Bentley, 250 p.

Corky Bell, 2001, Supercharged!: Design, Testing and Installation of Supercharger Systems: Bentley Publishers, 339 p.

Earl Davis and Diane Perkins-Davis, 2001, Supercharging, Turbocharging, & Nitrous Oxide Performance Handbook: MBI, 160 p.

Joe Haile, 1997, Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging & Nitrous Oxide: Whitehorse Press, 198 p.

John D. Humphries, 1992, Automotive Supercharging and Turbocharging Systems - A Technical Guide: Motorbooks International, 176 p.

Hugh MacInnes, 1984, Turbochargers: HPBooks, 159 p.



FUEL INJECTION

John Baechtel, 1997, Chevy TPI Fuel Injection Swapper's Guide: S-A Design, 128 p.

Jeff Hartman, 1993, Fuel Injection - Installation, Performance Tuning, Modifications: MBI, 160 p.

Charles O. Probst, 2001, Corvette Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Management: Bentley, 388 p.

Mike Stubblefield and John H. Haynes, 1997, Haynes Fuel Injection Diagnostic Manual (1986 thru 1996): Haynes, various pagination.

Ben Watson, 1997, How to Tune & Modify Chevrolet Fuel Injection: Motobooks, 192 p.



GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE

Horst Bauer (editor-in-chief), 1996, Bosch Automotive Handbook, 4th ed.: Robert Bosch GmbH, 892 p.

John Dinkel, 2000, Road & Track Illustrated Automotive Dictionary: Bentley Publishers, 253 p.

Dan Goodsell, 1995, Dictionary of Automotive Engineering, 2nd. ed.: SAE International, 265 p.

Martin W. Stockel, Martin T. Stockel, and Chris Johanson, 2000, Auto Fundamentals: The Goddheart-Willcox Co., 607 p.

Richard Stone and jeffrey K. Ball, 2004, Automotive Engineering Fundamentals: SAE International, 594 p.

Mike Stubblefield and John H. Haynes, 1994, Haynes Automotive Reference Manual & Illustrated Dictionary: Haynes, 367 p.



IGNITION SYSTEMS

Christopher Jacobs, 1999, Performance Ignition Systems: H P Books, 151 p.

Todd Ryden, 2004, How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems - For Domestic and Import 4, 6, and 8-Cylinder Cars: S-A Design, 128 p.



INTAKE AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS

Ben Watson, 1994, How to Build & Modify Intake & Exhaust Systems: Motorbooks International, 160 p.



MATERIALS

Forbes Aird, 1994, Racer's Encyclopedia of Metals, Fibers & Materials: MBI, 128 p.

Forbes Aird, 1996, Fiberglass & Composite Materials: HPBooks, 153 p.

Forbes Aird, 1999, High Performance Hardware - Fastener Technology for Auto Racers and Enthusiasts: HPBooks, 201 p.

Carroll Smith, 1990, Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook: MBI, 223 p.

Carroll Smith, 1984, Engineer to Win: MBI, 279 p.



MISCELLANEOUS

Larry Atherton, 1996, DeskTop Dynos: S-A Design Books, 126 p.

R. M. Clarke, compiler, 2003, Mitsubishi 3000GT, Dodge Stealth Performance Portfolio 1990-1999: Brooklands Books, 136 p. [a collection of 35 magazine articles; a few in color; available from http://www.books4cars.com/, http://www.autobooks.com/, http://www.speednation.com/store/product1262.html, and http://www.3sxperformance.com/literature.asp]

Thomas J. Glover, 1999, Pocket Ref, 2nd ed.: Sequoia Publishing, 542 p. [An amazing pocket-size guide (3.5"x5.5"x0.625") with all sorts of reference information, including, but not limited to, automotive, chemistry and physics, computers, electrical, general science, hardware, math, plumbing, steel and metals, water, and welding. Available at Sequoia Publishing]

Alan Johnson, 1976, Driving in Competition, 3rd ed.: Norton, 156 p.

John Lawlor, 1992, Auto Math Handbook - Basic Calculations, Formulas, Equations and Theory for Automotive Enthusiasts: HPBooks, 146 p.

Joe Pettitt, 2000, Sport Compact Bolt-On Performance Guide, Vol. 1 Import Cars: CarTech, 176 p.

Richard A. Young and Thomas J. Glover, 1996, Measure for Measure, 1st ed.: Blue Willow, 864 p. [The definitive source for more than 39,000 conversion factors between approximately 5,100 measurement units used worldwide. Available at Sequoia Publishing]



PERFORMANCE TUNING

A. Graham Bell, 1998, Four-Stroke Performance Tuning, 2nd ed.: Haynes, 327 p.

A. Graham Bell, 2002, Forced Induction Performance Tuning: Haynes, 464 p.

Carroll Smith, 1984, Tune to Win: MBI, 172 p.



REPAIR

Bob Cerullo, 1993, What's Wrong With My Car?: Penguin Books, 269 p.



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