View Thread: I want to learn!


masestylez
What is a good book (or website if you have one) that would teach me in depth mechanical things about cars? Every from engines to suspension to electronics. I don't care if it's a textbook for a degree I want something that will teach my ass off.

lexus1581
yea me too i need some amazing book cause of lack of a teacher

mrgokou
this site i will give u is the BIBLE of Cars... So take it, and read it religiously.

:fro:

http://autozine.kyul.net/technical_school/tech_index.htm

now there... u have been blessed my son. Go forth and spread the knowlede.:drive:

911GT2
Nice link gokou. I was just about to post that.

masestylez
I've seen that (good site) but I want like a book, something more like a textbook, there isn't a good basic auto engineering textbook anywhere you know of?

lexus1581
i have auto repair for dummies that i got like 2 years ago and never looked through

mrgokou
No sorry, i wouldn't know a textbook or anything like that. I just learned a lot from that site i gave you.

masestylez
Originally posted by lexus1581
i have auto repair for dummies that i got like 2 years ago and never looked through

I've got that, not a bad book

FYRHWK1
how to build something engines by smokey yunick and turbocharging by corky bell, those 2 will teach a shitload but they're pretty in depth, not too hard though. in terms of suspension tuning, good luck, theres so mny books i've never found a good one.

masestylez
ill check em out

eric rxb
Check out all of Carrol Smith's books. They are supposed to be really really good, a friend of mine is supposed to lend me a few of them.

SLP Addict
Get the Carrol Smiths "To win" Series, and also Power secrets by Smokey yunick, and any book by John beachtel

SLP Addict
Oh and David Vizards- Max performance SB chevy on a budget, along with Rick voeglins- Engine Blueprinting.

Dreamn
Originally posted by eric rxb
Check out all of Carrol Smith's books. They are supposed to be really really good, a friend of mine is supposed to lend me a few of them.

Read them, loved them, they get a bit technical ( a little too much for a complete novice like myself) but there was also alot of info in there I could use.

911GT2
Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis by William and Douglas Milliken (on the ideas of Maurice Olley).

Supposedly "the book" on handling and suspension.

masestylez
I went out looking for books today at the completely destroyed Hastings...after the rack fell on my alright busted up foot, I set about looking for the books. I found the Smokey Yunick and the Turbo book discussed up there, but they were fucking expensive so I didn't buy anything. I also found an 80$ electrical guide that explained how everything electrical in a book worked, that sounded good :D. and I 72$ book on Engine Rebuilds that also held a lot of promise. OH and the pimp find of the night was Porsche History Revision 7, talk about tech galore! It was 30$ or I would of bought it on the spot

911GT2
I'd like to buy some Porsche history books, but being in college with no job leaves me without spending money not dedicated to alcohol.

911GT2
And ouch!

That chassis design book is 120 CDN (80 USD)!!

masestylez
I'm trying to save my money as much as possible and buying an 80$ book I don't REALLY need doesnt fit into the budget

masestylez
Originally posted by 911GT2
And ouch!

That chassis design book is 120 CDN (80 USD)!!

Jesus, I'm going to ebay these books

911GT2
Also realize that most of it is on the net.

You'll have to wade through a lot of bullshit, but it's there.

masestylez
Now that i've seen prices I might just go for a swim

masestylez
is there anything other than Autozine you could name me

911GT2
Not any particular site that's as comprehensive.

And your google search is as good as mine!

Actually, howstuffworks could be a good resource.