Authors: Chris Maida with Mark Zimmerman, Softbound, 255 Pages, ISBN: 9780760316399, 2014 Reprint of 2005 1st Edition
- Includes - Engines - Brakes - Electrical Systems - Suspension - Exhaust - Transmission - Bodywork
In 101 Harley-Davidson Twin Cam Performance Projects, experienced mechanics and motorcycling journalists Chris Maida and Mark Zimmerman guide accomp you through the important steps of upgrading the major onents of your motorcycle, while adding some style in the process.
From simple maintenance, like replacing chains and belts, to complex suspension or fuel injection modification, you'll be ready to take on any weekend project. They'll explain the tools, skills, and cost involved, as well as handy tips known by the pros. With over 100 projects, there's bound to be something for everyone.
If you've ever wanted to do it yourself, but were afraid of the cost, frustration, or simply didn't know where to begin, 101 Harley-Davidson Performance Projects is your one-stop resource, and the best tool in your garage.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this. Most people, including myself, skip this part. The exception is when I'm curious about what the authors are trying to accomplish, so I'll be sure to do that by the end of this paragraph. Another reason why I'll read this type of page is when there's a reoccurring element in the book that I want more info about.
In 101 Projects For Twin Cams, that would be the Information Boxes that you'll find in every project. What we are trying to accomplish is to simply provide you with what you need to modify your Harley-Davidson Twin Cam motorcycle the way you want without making costly and aggravating mistakes.
Each project comes complete with an Information Box, which gives you, in a concise form, what you need in the form of time, money, skill, parts, and tools to do that project. The time and money values are often given in ranges, since there are a number of things—like what manufacturer's parts you use that can affect how much a job will cost in cash and hours.
As for the skill levels, a Level One rating means anyone who knows what end of a tool to use should be able to do that project. Level Two means you should be familiar with :ools and machinery. A Three rating indicates that you should be comfortable doing Level One and Two projects,
As well as working on complex assemblies. Level Four projects require very special tools and the training to use them properly. These projects are for mechanics that have been successfully spinning wrenches for a number of years and ale ready for a more complex job.
The parts and tools listings tell you what you'll need to o that particular job. You'll notice that the tool and parts lists for some engine projects are very specific, while others are more general. This is because the engine projects cover scecific installations on a Twin Cam engine, and since the A ' rubber-mount) and B (counterbalanced) engines are almost identical, I'm able to tell you exactly what you'll need. In contrast, chassis and some engine projects cover a wider range of options, so the parts and tools lists are more general. For example, a tool list may just say, "Basic hand tools." A look into the first section, lArork and Tools, will list what this encompasses.
The aim of some projects are to educate the reader about systems and theory rather than give a step-by-step install. Some projects are engine related and have instructions as well as a series of installation photos, just like the tech stories I write for American Iron Magazine as its editor.
Each Information Box also has Tips, which are bits of information that will hopefully make the job go a little easier. There are also Performance Gain and Complimentary Modification listings. The first tells you what you'll gain by doing that particular project, whether it's horsepower or "bling" factor. The second gives you some advice, as in what project we suggest you can also do when bolting up the project at hand.
Finally, it's time to thanks the people that helped make this all happen. First on the list is my buddy Mark Fabrizi, the owner and head wrench of Marquee Customs & Classics. Most of the engine install sequences were shot at Mark's shop, with him doing the installation. Readers of American Iron Magazine should recognize his big hands, as they've seen them often in AIM tech stories. Our thanks also go to the crew at Harley-Davidson of Danbury, Connecticut, for their help, as well as Fred's Auto Machine Shop. We also extend a huge thanks to the many manufacturers who participated in the installations, which, of course, made them and this book possible.
Mark Zimmerman would specifically like to thank Al and Carl Lucchino, Bob Carey, Liam Gleason, Rod Pink, and last but certainly not least, his good friend and racing buddy, Dan Voldstad.