We did not just get our
knowledge, we have done a lot of reading of books and magazines. These are
the ones that we would recommend that you read.
Car and Car Conversions
Classic and Sportscar
Race Car Engineering
Any magazine article written by Carroll Smith or David Vizard.
Prepare To Win, Engineer To Win, Tune To Win, Drive To Win and Nuts, Bolts,
Fastener and Plumbing all by Carroll Smith. If you only buy five books get
these. They are the best. Buy them. All about car preparation tuning and design.
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics by Milliken / Milliken. Expensive, technical but
worth it even if you only understand 25% of it.
Race and Rally Car Source Book by Allan Staniforth. A good book for beginners.
Tuning BL`s A-Series Engine by David Vizard. Even though it is specific for
just the one engine it contains so much information that can apply to any
engine it is worth buying.
How To Build Horsepower Vol 1 by David Vizard. Applicable to all engines but
biased to American V8`s. Again essential reading.
Race Car Engineering & Mechanics by Paul Van Valkenburgh.
Competition Car Composites By Simon McBeath.
Race Car Chassis Design and Construction by Forbes Aird.
Modifying and Tuning Fiat/Lancia Twin-Cam Engines by Guy Croft. Essential
if you are modifying this engine.
Brake Handbook by Fred Puhn.
Morris Minor Exploring The Legend by John Pressnell. An excellent book about
the Morris Minor with articles about us.
Automotive Supercharging and Turbo Charging Manual by John D. Humphries. Very
technical and good if you can understand it.
Other Essential Reading
Any manufactures / suppliers catalogues, vehicle automotive manuals (such
as Haynes ), trade magazines and journals, Demon Tweeks catalogue (
www.demon-tweeks.co.uk ), any other race car parts suppliers catalogues.