The Kit Car Manual (2nd Edition)

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By: Iain Ayre .

A rising number of enthusiasts are attracted by the prospect of driving a tailor-made car that they have built themselves, and the vast range of designs available ensures that there is a vehicle to suit all tastes, from replica classic sports cars to specialist track-day machines. Written in a humorous, down-to-earth style, here is all the information required to choose a suitable kit and complete it successfully to produce a safe, roadworthy car.

This fully updated second edition includes advice on:

  • The pros and cons of various donor-car packages and engines.
  • How to build up a realistic picture of the finances and time required to build a kit.
  • How to turn your garage into a motor engineering workshop.
  • Choosing the right engine, and the basics of rebuilding and tuning.
  • Kit-car chassis basics and suspension types, and overhauling and upgrading braking systems.
  • Working with GRP bodywork, and planning and fitting interior trim.
  • The basics of vehicle electrics, including understanding and using DIY wiring looms.
  • Fuel system, engine management system and cooling system basics.
  • Setting up: suspension, brakes, engine tuning, noise reduction.
  • Paperwork: British SVA and American regulations, and exhaust emissions issues.
  • Appendix of useful contacts: UK and US kit manufacturers, parts suppliers, magazines and kit-car clubs.

 

Iain Ayre has been living, breathing and writing about kit and performance cars for fifteen years, and has built and run a number of kits, including his own design for a close replica of the Jaguar XK120. He is currently working on two Cobra replica designs based on running gear from a US police car and a Mazda MX-5! He has written for most of the British and US kit magazines over the years.

 

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Publisher Code:
H4521
ISBN 10:
9781844255214
ISBN 13:
 
Published:
2008
Dimensions:
210x280mm
Pages:
176
Illustrations:
Hard Bound, colour ill
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9781844255214
 
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Condition Sync Code:
1000
Author:
Various
Book Title:
The Kit Car Manual (2nd Edition)
Language:
English
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