CarTech Book Detroit Speed's How To Build A Pro Touring Car



  • High-Quality Paperback
  • 144 Pages
  • 441 Illustrations
  • Photos And Charts
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CarTech Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car Book.

When the need for creating a Pro Touring Car hits you, there's no stopping the urge. This book (SA293) is like having a mentor along with you every step of the way. Trends in automotive modification come and go; some are outlandish, some are practical. Currently, the trend is Pro Touring. While it's expensive, it definitely leans toward the practical. It was at first just a name used for GM cars, but "Pro Touring" has come to mean a style for all cars from many years. It is essentially the art of adding modern technology to aged designs to create cars that start, stop, drive, handle, and behave like modern performance cars. You can do this in many ways and choose from many suppliers.

Detroit Speed is at the forefront of the Pro Touring movement. The company is in a unique position to design and manufacture parts; they also build cars and test the parts for their effectiveness on the street and track. Kyle and Stacy Tucker have used their impressive engineering skill and marketing savvy to create a unique company that leads the Pro Touring movement.

In this book (SA293), you will discover the history of Detroit Speed and how they create performance parts. Learn-to-install sections cover front subframe and rear suspension assemblies as well as upgrades to wheel tubs, brakes, fuel system, driveline, cooling system, and more; also included is an LS swap. The featured cars are customer builds as well as Detroit Speed test cars including a number of different Chevrolet products, a 1966 Mustang, and a 1969 Charger. Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car is an important addition to every performance enthusiast's library.

SA293 Features:
Pages: 144
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 441 color photos and charts

Chapter 1:
Pro touring explained
Why pro touring?
Choose your poison
Who is Detroit Speed

Chapter 2:
Skills, techniques, and tools
Who can build a pro touring car?
Where can a pro touring car be built?
What tools are needed?

Chapter 3:
Subframe connectors
Roll cage
Project: deep tubs installation

Chapter 4:
Front suspension
Geometry 101
Ride height
Subframe and front suspension assembly
Control arms
Bushings and ball joints
Springs and shocks
Anti-roll bar
Project: subframe assembly and installation

Chapter 5:
Rear suspension
Leaf-spring suspension
Multi-link suspension
Rear-end housing
Ride height
Control arms
Track locator
Anti-roll bar
Project: QUADRAlink rear suspension installation

Chapter 6:
Master cylinder
Lines, hoses and fittings
Proportioning Valve
Project: Brake system assembly

Chapter 7:
Tires and wheels
Tire sizing and ratings
Wheel sizing and construction
Will it fit?

Chapter 8:
Engine and drivetrain
GM LS-series engines
Ford modular engine
Modern Hemi engine
Crate engines
Engine upgrades
Making the swap
Project: engine installation

Chapter 9:
Wiring and plumbing
Power source
Wiring harness
Project: wiring harness installation

Chapter 10:
Pro touring cars
1969 Camaro: COPO conversion
1966 Mustang: fastback flyer
1963 Chevy II: size matters
1965 Chevelle: simplicity wins
The Camaros: Eternal test cars

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This product will fit the following Bronco years:

This product will fit the following C10 years:

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