How to Rebuild GM LS Series Engines

Author: Chris Werner
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494600
Release Date: 2008-05
Genre: Transportation

With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. The first of its kind, How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines, tells you exactly how to do that. The book explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates up on the features that make this engine family such an excellent design. As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendicies are packed full of valuable reference information, and the book includes a Work-Along Sheet to help you record vital statistics and measurements along the way.

Jeep Dana and Chrysler Differentials

Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250495
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Transportation

Over the last 40 years, millions of Chrysler, AMC, and Jeep vehicles have used these differentials, propelling these high-performance vehicles to victory on the street, in drag racing, and other applications. Chrysler used the Dana 60 and BorgWarner Sure-Grip high-performance differentials in the Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Super Bee and many other renowned Chrysler muscle cars. These differentials have been tied to historic powerhouse engines, such as the Chrysler Magnum and Hemi V8s in stock car, drag racing, and other forms of racing, making history in the process. Jeep CJs and Cherokees have used the Dana 44 and AMC 20 and put these differentials under tremendous loads, which often requires frequent rebuilds. After years of use, these differentials require rebuilding, and of course aftermarket suppliers offer ring and pinion and other parts to upgrade these axles. In this Workbench series title, the focus is on the disassembly, inspection and step-by-step rebuild of the most popular high-performance differentials. Axles and differentials are not incredibly complex components, but there are some specific steps to follow for rebuilding, upgrading, and setting them up properly, and this book demystifies the process and explains it in detail. A book dedicated to the Dana, Sure-Grip, and AMC Jeep axles has never been published before, and Mopar, Jeep and AMC enthusiasts are hungry for this information. The Dana and AMC axles should remain in wide use into the foreseeable future, and therefore there will be a consistent demand for this information. This book will also feature extensive gear and application charts, so the reader is sure to select the correct gear ratio for a particular vehicle and application. Special coverage is therefore dedicated to ring and pinion gears. In addition selecting the best aftermarket and production axle shafts is covered as well as modifying and upgrading the differential housings.

How to Build Max Performance Buick Engines

Author: Jefferson Bryant
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781934709870
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: Transportation

The photos in this edition are black and white. Skylarks, GSXs, Grand Nationals, Rivieras, Gran Sports; the list of formidable performance Buicks is impressive. From the torque monsters of the 1960s to the high-flying Turbo models of the '80s, Buicks have a unique place in performance history. During the 1960s, when word of the mountains of torque supplied by the big-inch Buicks hit the street, nobody wanted to mess with them. Later, big-inch Buicks and the Hemi Chryslers went at it hammer and tongs in stock drag shootouts and in the pages of the popular musclecar magazines of the day. The wars between the Turbo Buicks and Mustang GTs in the 1980s were also legendary, as both cars responded so well to modifications. "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines" is the first performance engine book ever published on the Buick family of engines. This book covers everything from the Nailheads of the '50s and early '60s, to the later evolutions of the Buick V-8 through the '60s and '70s, through to the turbo V-6 models of the '70s and '80s. Veteran magazine writer and Buick owner Jefferson Bryant supplies the most up-to-date information on heads, blocks, cams, rotating assemblies, interchangeability, and oiling-system improvements and modifications, along with details on the best performance options available, avenues for aftermarket support, and so much more. Finally, the Buick camp gets the information they have been waiting for, and it's all right here in "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines."

High Performance Chevy Small Block Cylinder Heads

Author: Graham Hansen
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494310
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Transportation

Any professional performance engine builder will likely tell you the most powerful and important component in an engine are cylinder heads. If you can afford to invest serious money in one component for a street engine, in most cases it should be a set of cylinder heads. While the small-block Chevy engine has been well-chronicled, specific in-depth information on this important component has been more elusive. This book shows you how to choose the best cylinder head for your application. It covers both Gen I and Gen II small-block Chevy versions, occasionally touching on the Gen III and Gen IV production versions. This book taps into some of the best small-block Chevy cylinder head resources this country has to offer with a combination of insight and best estimates, because much of what we know about port design and airflow management falls under the category of art rather than science. High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cylinder Heads is designed exactly like its predecessor, High-Performance Chevy Small-Block Cams & Valvetrains, in that it starts with the basics and works into more in-depth concepts and variables in an attempt to uncover all those subtle nuances that make up the small-block Chevy. It features airflow basics, extensive flow bench tests (using the Superflow 600 bench), information on production and aftermarket heads, rebuilding and assembly, and basic porting techniques.

Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques

Author: Mike Mavrigian
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250471
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Transportation

Engine production for the typical car manufactured today is a study in mass production. Benefits in the manufacturing process for the manufacturer often run counter to the interests of the end user. What speeds up production and saves manufacturing costs results in an engine that is made to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not what enthusiasts want out of their engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer. In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques and perform detailed procedures, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques. For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximi

High Performance Ignition Systems

Author: Todd Ryden
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250808
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Transportation

High-Performance Ignition Systems: Design, Build & Installis a completely updated guide to understanding automotive ignition systems, from old-school points and condensers to modern computer-controlled distributorless systems, and from bone-stock systems to highly modified.

Roboterjournalismus Chatbots Co

Author: Stefan Weber
Publisher: Heise Verlag
ISBN: 9783957889874
Release Date: 2018-12-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Haben Sie gewusst, dass...bis zu 15 Prozent aller aktiven Twitter-Accounts automatisierte Bots sein dürften?ein amerikanischer Verlag rund 50.000 Bücher anbietet, deren Inhalte gänzlich automatisch erzeugt wurden?"begabte" Algorithmen bereits komponieren, dichten, malen und filmen können?Textgenerierungs-Algorithmen seit einigen Jahren auch lernen zu "fühlen", Witze zu machen und Metaphern zu verstehen?Die Automatisierung der Inhaltserstellung ist die nächste Etappe der digitalen Revolution. Bisherige Software half menschlichen Autoren, Prozesse zu automatisieren, die bei der Produktion von Content nützlich sind. Nun machen sich Algorithmen und künstliche neuronale Netze auf, die Inhalte selbst zu kreieren. Künstliche Intelligenz wird zum neuen Kommunikator. Chatbots, Social Bots und intelligente persönliche Assistenten reden immer mehr mit.Automatisierung und Robotisierung betreffen also längst nicht mehr nur die industrielle Güterproduktion. So sind auch Journalisten und Anwälte neuerdings mit "Roboterjournalismus" und "LegalTech" konfrontiert. Ist künstliche Intelligenz gar der schnellere, verlässlichere und kreativere Autor? Ist die Auslagerung an Algorithmen der Anfang vom Ende des kreativ denkenden Menschen?

Problemzonen

Author: Ildikó von Kürthy
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644200678
Release Date: 2018-10-23
Genre: Literary Collections

Klagen. Lachen. Klüger werden. Und dann gemeinsam weiterziehen durch die Problemzonen unseres Lebens. Hier geht es um Sehnsucht und Schokolade. Um die Liebe und ihr Ende, um Freundschaft, Feindschaft, Eltern und nackte Oberarme. «Problemzonen» versammelt die besten «Brigitte»-Kolumnen von Ildikó von Kürthy. Amüsant, scharfsinnig, todernst und lebendig, neurotisch und dramatisch. Dieses Buch ist ein Reiseführer in die Krisengebiete des Alltags. Texte zum Unterhaken für Frauen, die über sich selbst lachen und mit ihren Freundinnen weinen können.