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Old 29th September 2005, 00:08   #1
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Hello,

Seeing the content on the Technical sub-forum made me understand that I'd better build my knowledge on various aspects of the car such as suspension and brakes, engines etc. right from the basics

I would be thankful if you could recommend books or web resources which would help me in this respect. One seemingly good resource I found was autospeed.drive.com.au. It seems to have good content (albeit paid). Has anyone tried it? They have a subscription fee of about $35. Is it worth it, and, just as important, are they reliable enough to give them my Credit Card number?
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Google everything. Try Wikipedia also. Howstuffworks.com is another resource.

And there's always www.team-bhp.com!!!
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Hello,

Seeing the content on the Technical sub-forum made me understand that I'd better build my knowledge on various aspects of the car such as suspension and brakes, engines etc. right from the basics

I would be thankful if you could recommend books or web resources which would help me in this respect. One seemingly good resource I found was autospeed.drive.com.au. It seems to have good content (albeit paid). Has anyone tried it? They have a subscription fee of about $35. Is it worth it, and, just as important, are they reliable enough to give them my Credit Card number?
I suggest you stay away from online resources. Though most of them are pretty well documented, some are purely based on people's fantasies, and certainly not worth gambling $35 on.

My suggestion is that, use the $35 to get yourself some good books, Amazon.com has a fantastic resource, you could find everything from books for newbies to books used by people at the very pinnacle of motorsport. Be wary of the shipping costs though, sometimes the shipping costs almost half the price of the books. Try firstandsecond.com too. They have a pretty decent resource. And of course, there is always Team-BHP.
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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/ is the place to hangon.

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If you are looking at books specifically, then try

"Automotive Technology" - Crowse and Anglin.

This is a good book to start off with. Covers all the basic concepts. You can use this along with howstuffworks.com to build up on the basics.
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http://www.autozine.org/

Check out the technical school on that site, it is great.
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hi bhpians,
for a upcoming automotive engineer like me what all are your suggestions regarding the books to read
seniors pls suggest some books

I have already bought
car builder's hand book by Mc Clearly &
engine builder's hand book by tom monroe
both of them through the Autocar india
awaiting a long list to appear

Mods pls move this to the appropriate section if this isn't the most suited one
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Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Thomas Gillespie
Automotive Mechanics by Anglin and Crouse
Race Car Dynamics by Milliken

These are a few beautiful books that I have read. These stress more on fundamentals.

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Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Thomas Gillespie
Automotive Mechanics by Anglin and Crouse
Race Car Dynamics by Milliken

These are a few beautiful books that I have read. These stress more on fundamentals.

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Are you an Automobile Engg?

Hey by any chance,do you have the softcopy of Automotive Mechanics by Anglin and Crouse?
I've got the 1 & 3 ones.
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Modern Engine Tuning and Four Stroke Performance Tuning by A. Graham Bell.
How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems by Greg Banish
Maximum Boost by Corky Bell
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Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Thomas Gillespie
Automotive Mechanics by Anglin and Crouse
Race Car Dynamics by Milliken

These are a few beautiful books that I have read. These stress more on fundamentals.

Spike
I second your list, big time!

To that I would like to add:

"Theory of Ground Vehicles" by J.Y.Wong

"Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals" by John B.Heywood, the engine bible.
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Hey Guys,

Being a big fan and a doer of DIY's, I love reading e-books to get my knowledge.

Since I bought my first car, a used Swift Vxi with ABS, I have been looking to see the kind of DIY's that can be done on the car, nothing in specific though, but i keep browsing to find anything useful that can be done on the car.

I am also an electronics guy, have made audio amplifiers for my Guitar, Only Guitar Tube amplifiers, I do not like any solid state amps, but unfortunately my car has a SS amp in the Head Unit. I mean you must listen to Tube amps to actually know of feel what I am talking about here. I mostly work on things at home, I had made some guitar amp speaker cabinet, and currently am working on an all tube 100 w RMS, Guitar Amplifier, It will be a half stack, with 4X12" speakers in it. and a Head, housing the 5 tubes that will power the amp.

Well you see how I can never get to the topic I want to talk about, please pardon my obsession for true guitar tone here. Coming back to the topic.

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Note from Support : Team-BHP has a STRICT stand against Plagiarism. Neither do we encourage it, nor will we allow it on the forum. Please continue a discussion on the books, but avoid any discussion on free e-book websites.
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I bought the Bosch Automotive Handbook. What an amazing book, loving the detailed explanations of all the technicals. Awesome, its a must read, keeping aside most of the formulae, the explanation bit is awesome.
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I had a book "Cars International 1989" of course, released long back. That was an amazing dictionary of all cars internationaly that time with detailed photos, specifications, price ($)etc.

It listed all Indian cars that time including Ambassador, Standard 2000, Contessa etc among all foreign cars.

It was my first book on automobile and I searched for its next versions since then but failed.

Anyone knows if they publish the book now?
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