Automotive Wiring

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760339923
Format: PDF
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Automotive wiring is a primary skill required for proper completion and safe operation of any custom build, whether it is a traditional custom, hot rod, or classic daily driver. While restorers typically have the option of buying a new or reproduction wiring harness, custom enthusiasts often have few options except to figure out how to do it themselves. This book guides builders through every step from determining what components they need, to selecting wire type and gauge, methods of connection, and other considerations. The book includes numerous charts showing typical configurations and suggested installations. A troubleshooting section lends a hand in tracking down the inevitable problems that can arise.

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Vol 2

Author: Tony Candela
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613252293
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Countless collector car owners are skilled at performing mechanical work, but for many of them, electrical work seems like a black art, too complicated and too confusing. However, electrical upgrades are absolutely essential for a high-performance classic car or a modified car to perform at its best. With a firm understanding of the fundamentals, you can take this comprehensive guide and complete a wide range of electrical projects that enhance the performance and functionality of a vehicle. In this revised edition (formerly titled Automotive Electrical Performance Projects) brilliant color photos and explanatory step-by-step captions detail the installation of the most popular, functional, and beneficial upgrades for enthusiasts of varying skill levels. Just a few of the projects included are: maximizing performance of electric fans; installing electronic gauges; upgrading charging systems; and installing a complete aftermarket wiring harness, which is no small task. Each facet is covered in amazing detail. Veteran author Tony Candela, who wrote CarTech's previous best-selling title Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, moves beyond the theoretical and into real-world applications with this exciting and detailed follow-up. This Volume 2 is essential for any enthusiast looking to upgrade his or her classic vehicle to modern standards, and for putting all the knowledge learned in Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems into practice.

How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760342473
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A major part of any auto restoration is bringing the interior back to life, and How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to tackle any job on any type of car, from prewar classics to full-on customs to modern vehicles. Veteran author Dennis Parks takes you step-by-step through all the processes, from restoring seats, door panels, floor coverings, and headliners to adding sound dampening and thermal insulation. With tips and advice for selecting the right tools and planning your job, as well as maintaining your restored interior, How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors is the only book you’ll need to get the job done. Installing Floor Coverings Repairing and Re-covering Seats Making Custom Door Panels Crafting Custom Headliners, Consoles, and More Upholstery Maintenance and Care

How to Wire Your Hot Rod

Author: Dennis Overholser
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781929133307
Format: PDF
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The one automotive job we all dread is the wiring. Yet, with help from this new how-to book even the neophyte mechanic can install a wiring harness. Dennis Overholser, longtime technical specialist for Painless Performance Products and avid hot rodder, walks you through nine chapters sure to clear away your fear of electricity. Topics include: the basics of DC electricity; installation of additional circuits; choosing and installing the best battery, starter, and alternator; installation of the gauges; finding and installing a new EFI harness; and wiring a complete scratch-built hot rod. Photo-intensive, hands-on sequences document and help explain the installation of both an EFI harness on a late model V-8, and the installation of a complete harness kit into a newly built hot rod. Written in easy-to-understand language, this new book from Wolfgang Publications is a necessary addition to any hot rodder's book shelf. With 144 pages and over 350 color photos, this wiring book is the electrical bible you need for that next electrical project.

Custom Auto Electrickery

Author: Frank Munday
Publisher: Graffiti Publications
ISBN: 9780949398352
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Custom Auto Electrickery will help the home based enthusiast unravel the mysteries surrounding Auto Electricals and Electronics. Author Choco Munday explains every area of this field in easy to understand layman's terms. From a simple rewire to installing and troubleshooting your own engine management system, it is all covered in this book.

Ultimate Garage Handbook

Author: Richard Newton
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760316405
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every gearhead dreams of having a great garage-a clean, well-lit, functional place to work on cars, motorcycles, etc. And whether your garage is a simple workspace or a shrine to your toys, there's always something to improve. Inside Ultimate Garage Handbook you'll find tips on best utilizing your space and 16 step-by-step projects that will take your garage from average to ultimate and make you the envy of the neighborhood. Author Richard Newton-an ASE Master Technician and author of 101 Projects for Your Corvette 1984-1996, Corvette Restoration Guide 1963-1967, and How to Restore and Modify Your Corvette 1968-82-takes a real-world approach to each project, including cost, time, tools, skill level, and more. From lighting upgrades, flooring upgrades, and storage solutions to ways to incorporate special equipment like air compressors, heaters, blasting cabinets, and workbenches, Ultimate Garage Handbook is the perfect addition to the hands-on car aficionado's library.About the AuthorCorvette expert, Richard Newton is an ASE Master Technician who spent 15 years in the auto service industry before becoming a magazine editor and freelance automotive writer. He resides in Lakeland, Florida.

Hot Rod Wiring

Author: Dennis Overholser
Publisher: ArtKulture
ISBN: 9781929133987
Format: PDF
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A guide to electric wiring in hot rods, includes information on choosing components, batteries, starters and alternators, and start-to-finish installations.