Mazda RX 7 Performance Handbook

Author: Mike Ancas
ISBN: 1610590724
Release Date:
Genre: Transportation

High-performance tweaks for the most popular cars and motorcycles. Tips and techniques from the experts will help you maximize the horsepower, handling, and appearance of your car.

The Wankel Rotary Engine

Author: John B. Hege
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486589
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Transportation

Conceived in the 1930s, simplified and successfully tested in the 1950s, the darling of the automotive industry in the early 1970s, then all but abandoned before resurging for a brilliant run as a high-performance powerplant for Mazda, the Wankel rotary engine has long been an object of fascination and more than a little mystery. A remarkably simple design (yet understood by few), it boasts compact size, light weight and nearly vibration-free operation. In the 1960s, German engineer Felix Wankel’s invention was beginning to look like a revolution in the making. Though still in need of refinement, it held much promise as a smooth and powerful engine that could fit in smaller spaces than piston engines of similar output. Auto makers lined up for licensing rights to build their own Wankels, and for a time analysts predicted that much of the industry would convert to rotary power. This complete and well-illustrated account traces the full history of the engine and its use in various cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other applications. It clearly explains the working of the engine and the technical challenges it presented—the difficulty of designing effective and durable seals, early emissions troubles, high fuel consumption, and others. The work done by several companies to overcome these problems is described in detail, as are the economic and political troubles that nearly killed the rotary in the 1970s, and the prospects for future rotary-powered vehicles.

Mazda Rotary engined Cars

Author: Marc Cranswick
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845849436
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Transportation

The complete history of Mazda’s rotary engine-powered vehicles, from Cosmo 110S to RX-8. Charting the challenges, sporting triumphs, and critical reactions to a new wave of sports sedans, wagons, sports cars ... and trucks!

RX 7 Mazda s Rotary Engine Sports Car

Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904788034
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Transportation

Enlarged new edition of the definitive international history of Mazda's extraordinary successful Wankel-engined coupes & roadsters right up to the end of production and the introduction of the RX-8.

Standard Catalog of Imported Cars 1946 2002

Author: Mike Covello
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0873416058
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Transportation

This is the only book that completely lists accurate technical data for all cars imported into the U.S. market from 1946-2000. With many imports approaching the antique status, this book will be a big seller across all generations of car enthusiasts. From the grandiose European carriages of the late Forties to the hot, little Asian imports of the Nineties, every car to grace American roadways from across the Atlantic and Pacific is carefully referenced in this book. &break;&break;Foreign car devotees will appreciate the attention given to capturing precise data on Appearance and Equipment, Vehicle I.D. Numbers, Specification Charts, Engine Data, Chassis, Technical Data, Options and Historical Information. &break;&break;Collectors, restorers and car buffs will love this key book from noted automotive authors, James Flammang and Mike Covello.

Lemon aid Car Guide 2001

Author: Phil Edmonston
Publisher: Stoddart
ISBN: 0773761489
Release Date: 2000-09
Genre: Reference

A guide to buying a used car or minivan features information on the strengths and weaknesses of each model, a safety summary, recalls, warranties, and service tips.