Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering Volume 1: Engine, Principles, Cylinders, Crankshafts, Carburetors, Clutches

Release date: January 15, 2021
Author: Mark Bussler
Length: 446 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
ISBN: 978-1592180912
MSRP: $24.95
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The definitive five-part book series about classic automobile engineering starts here with Volume 1.

The Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering series spans five volumes with more than 1500 images and diagrams for enthusiasts, collectors, and mechanics. Includes:
– Digitally restored images and diagrams
– Big 7” x 10” pages
– Easy to read writing style
– Author’s original page layouts
– Classic type font and hand-drawn lettering
– Bold retro-style cover

Everything that you ever wanted to know about the inner workings of antique cars, trucks, bikes, engines, tractors, and more is included in this expansive tome of knowledge. Originally printed in 1926 by the American Technical Society, this vast wealth of knowledge for classic car lovers was digitally restored and enhanced by writer-historian Mark Bussler and the CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop for a new generation of automobile enthusiasts.

This detailed, illustrated book collection is a must-have reference guide for all owners of period automobiles, motorcycles, and anything powered by early 20th-century engines. Enlarged and printed on large 7” by 10” pages, The Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering series is designed for easy reading in the shop or library. Subjects covered in Volume 1 include elementary engine principles – spark plug position – throttle valves – the inner workings of cylinders – crankshaft balance – water cooling systems – cone, disc, hydraulic, borg and beck clutches – four-cylinder, six-cylinder, eight-cylinder, and twelve-cylinder engines – much more.

Table of contents:
– Chapter 1: Outline of Automobile Construction
– Chapter 2: Explosion Engines
– Chapter 3: Cylinders
– Chapter 4: Pistons
– Chapter 5: Valves and Their Mechanism
– Chapter 6: Camshafts
– Chapter 7: Connecting Rods
– Chapter 8: Crankshafts
– Chapter 9: Crankcases
– Chapter 10: Carburetors
– Chapter 11: Cooling Systems
– Chapter 12: Manifold Design and Construction
– Chapter 13: Clutches

About the Author:
Restoration process designer Mark Bussler is the founder of CGR Publishing and lead cover designer. He has written and illustrated more than 100 books, including Best of Gustave Dorè, 1939 New York World’s Fair: The World of Tomorrow in Photographs, 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair: The Pan-American Exposition in Photographs, Magnum Skywolf, Chicago’s White City Cookbook, Omega Ronin (2021) and more.

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.

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