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The Definitive Firebird Trans Am Guide 1967 1969

The Definitive Firebird   Trans Am Guide 1967 1969 Author Rocky Rotella
ISBN-10 9781613251492
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 192
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In the mid-1960s, Ford Motor Company took the automotive world by storm with the release of its new pony car, the Ford Mustang. It was the right car for the right time, and it caught General Motors a bit by surprise. One year later, after seeing the Mustang's enormous sales success, General Motors announced the development of its own pony-car platform, code-named "Panther," to enter the market and compete with the tremendously popular Mustang. And what a competition it became. Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds hit the market in the fall of 1966, and the world clamored for more of these new Mustang killers. Over the course of time, these F-Body cars became some of the most popular enthusiast cars of all time. In The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide 1967–1981, Pontiac expert and historian Rocky Rotella examines each production year of Firebird. Production figures, option codes, running changes, model year changes and variances, rarity, collectability, interviews with engineers, and more are thoroughly covered in what is sure to be the ultimate Firebird reference book for years to come. Complementing the detail and year-by-year analysis is a combination of archival photography from the launch of these cars and beautiful color photos of original and restored examples today. Whether you are into the first generation of F-Body Pontiacs, the first Trans Ams in 1969, the early second-generation Super Duty cars, or even the wildly popular Trans Ams from the Smokey and the Bandit era, this book tells the entire story of these immensely popular cars. It is an excellent addition to any pony car, muscle car, or any enthusiast’s library.



The Definitive Firebird Trans Am Guide 1970 1 2 1981

The Definitive Firebird   Trans Am Guide  1970 1 2   1981 Author Rocky Rotella
ISBN-10 9781613253212
Release 2018-02-15
Pages 224
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After the extremely successful debut of the first-generation Firebirds and Camaros, General Motors had a tall task ahead. It had to create an equally popular yet radically different version of the groundbreaking pony car it was replacing. Enthusiasts picked up on the "radically different" part as soon as they saw these cars. Over time, we have come to appreciate how successful these second-generation cars were. They include the early models that had an emphasis on performance along with the continued development of the Trans Am, the 455 Super Duty cars of 1973 and 1974, and the lightning-in-a-bottle popularity of the Smokey and the Bandit editions. During their production run, these Firebirds and Trans Ams were truly the only real performance cars out of Detroit, and for many of the model years, they eclipsed even the mighty Corvette. Pontiac expert and historian Rocky Rotella examines each production year of the second generation of Firebirds. Production figures, option codes, running changes, model-year changes and variances, rarity, collectability, interviews with engineers, and more are thoroughly covered. This is sure to become the ultimate second-generation Firebird reference book. Complementing the detail and year-by-year analysis is a combination of archival photography from the development of these cars as well as beautiful color photos of original and restored examples today. This book tells the entire story of these immensely popular cars, whether you are into the second generation of F-Body regular models, Formula 400 performance models, the Super Duty Trans Ams, or the cars of Smokey and the Bandit fame. It is an excellent addition to any pony car, muscle car, or any enthusiast's library.



How to Rebuild Pontiac V 8s

How to Rebuild Pontiac V 8s Author Rocky Rotella
ISBN-10 9781613250358
Release 2011-04
Pages 144
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Under the guidance of Semon "Bunkie" Knutson, John DeLorean, and a host of creative and innovative people, Pontiac established its own identity and distinct V-8 engine platform under the GM banner. In 1955, Pontiac's V-8 started out at a meager 287ci, but it was an auspicious beginning to an illustrious line of engines. The potent power plant grew and evolved over the coming decades; it included the 389 Tri-Power, 421, Ram Air IV 400, 428, and the Super Duty 455. These V-8s powered a number of legendary cars: the GTO, Firebird, Trans-Am, and many others. This Workbench series book will guide proud owners who want to rebuild these engines and give them a new lease on life. Long-time Pontiac expert and magazine writer Rocky Rotella guides the reader through the entire rebuild process. Drawing on his vast experience, Rotella uses detailed captions and explanatory photos to show each crucial step of the disassembly, inspection, machine work, parts selection, assembly, and break-in process. This book instructs the reader how to skillfully pull the engine and prevent damage to the car. It documents how to carefully inspect the components for problems and fix these issues that could spell doom for a newly rebuilt engine. Finding a reputable and professional machine shop that specializes in Pontiac engines is discussed, as well as aftermarket parts and OEM parts interchange for high performance so you can select the best parts for a particular engine. All essential machine shop procedures are covered in detail. Inspection and pre-assembly are thoroughly explained. Most important, as with all Workbench series titles, the methodical and practical approach provides the insight and vital information required for the task. This, the first-ever book dedicated to rebuilding the Pontiac V-8 engine, is a valuable addition to any Pontiac enthusiast's library.



Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird Author David Newhardt
ISBN-10 9780760350423
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 208
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Celebrate 50 years of Pontiac's iconic muscle car. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Pontiac attained success with its original muscle car, the GTO, but as successful as the GTO was, it was handily outsold by Ford's grand-slam home-run pony car, the Mustang. In response, Pontiac entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Firebird, a model that became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. Eventually the top Firebird model, the Trans Am, became the standard bearer for automotive performance in the U.S. market, kept the muscle car flame alive throughout the dark years of the 1970s and led the charge when performance reemerged in the 1980s. Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years chronicles the Firebird's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the early 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, to the car's continued popularity today.



The Definitive Camaro Guide 1970 1981

The Definitive Camaro Guide  1970 1981 Author Jason Scott
ISBN-10 9781613252192
Release 2017-01-16
Pages 192
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When the Camaro was introduced in 1967 as an answer to the wildly popular Mustang and the "pony car" category it created, the Chevrolet response proved to be very popular in its own right. Of course, every successful act needs an encore, and what followed was the second-generation Camaro, produced from early 1970 until 1981. The new model was a dramatic departure from its predecessor, with a body style and features that evolved steadily over its 12-year production run. From the early years featuring LT1 engines, a multitude of performance packages and dramatic euro styling, to the later years when comfort replaced performance in many aspects, the second-generation Camaro remains extremely popular today. Whether you have an SS, Z/28, Rally Sport, Type LT, Sport Coupe, or Berlinetta, The Definitive Camaro Guide: 1970-1981 showcases the various cosmetic, interior, powertrain, and chassis changes that occurred on all models through the years. Heavily illustrated, the book features more than 450 images detailing the correct parts and accessories your Camaro had when new. Author Jason Scott is an expert on this marque. This guide will help enthusiasts authentically restore their second-generation Camaro. After stumbling out of the gate with a late-model-year release, the second-generation Camaro outsold its predecessor two to one. With the prices of first-generation Camaros escalating rapidly, the second-generation cars have become very popular. More important, little literature can be found in the market to help owners of second-generation Camaros correctly identify parts and components for their cars. This benchmark book will be a must-have for 1970-1981 Camaro owners wanting to correctly bring their car back to original specification.



Original Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am 1967 2002

Original Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am 1967 2002 Author Jim Schild
ISBN-10 1610591410
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Original Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am 1967 2002 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Original Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am 1967 2002 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Original Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am 1967 2002 book for free.



The All American Muscle Car

The All American Muscle Car Author Jim Wangers
ISBN-10 9780760343821
Release 2013-05-26
Pages 192
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The All-American Muscle Car celebrates the fifty-year history of the breed through stunning modern and archival photography, head-to-head shootouts between the cars, past and present, and brilliant essays from today's top muscle-car writers.



Kar Kraft

Kar Kraft Author Charlie Henry
ISBN-10 9781613252864
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 192
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The story of Kar-Kraft began, as did many others in the automotive industry, with an axe to grind. In 1963, Ford was seriously interested in purchasing Ferrari. Ferrari was a legendary brand with considerable success in racing, and Ford saw the acquisition as a great way to be instantly successful in the racing arena. When Enzo Ferrari realized that Ford would not give him complete control of the racing program, he backed out of the deal late in the process. Ford had spent millions in vetting and audits, which then set in motion a vengeful response against Ferrari. The result was the unthinkable: Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. Ford wanted to become competitive quickly, but it did not have the race history or resources in house. To remedy the situation, Ford searched the U.K. for an independent company to help accelerate its race car development. It first settled on Lola Cars and set up Ford Advanced Vehicles. Later, Ford brought its LeMans effort to the U.S. and the Kar-Kraft relationship was established. Although Kar-Kraft was technically an independent company, it really only had one customer: Ford Special Vehicles. Kar-Kraft's story doesn't begin and end with the GT 40 that took the win away from Ferrari at Le Mans. Ford expanded upon the program and organized an all-out assault on racing in general. Cars were prepared for Trans-Am, NASCAR, NHRA, and Can-Am competition. Street versions of the Boss 429 were assembled under its roof. And fabled prototypes including the LID Mustang, Boss 302 Maverick, and Mach 2C were all assembled in Ford's contracted race shop. And then, out of the blue, its doors closed for good on a cold day in 1970. History tells us that Ford won Le Mans, the Daytona 500, and the Trans-Am championship. But it doesn't tell us how this was accomplished. Author Charlie Henry (a former Kar-Kraft employee) has enlisted the help of many of his former co-workers to bring you the very first book ever published on Ford's all-encompassing special projects facility, Kar-Kraft. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}



The Art of the Muscle Car

The Art of the Muscle Car Author David Newhardt
ISBN-10 9780760344217
Release 2013-05-19
Pages 240
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“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in June 1967. The answer: “Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 horsepower weakling.” Unconcerned with such trivial details as comfort and handling, the vintage American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the ride of choice for power-hungry racers and serious gearheads. In a country where performance was measured in brute force, a quarter mile at a time, the muscle car was the perfect machine. In the intervening years, these down-and-dirty, high-performing beauties have earned their place in the automotive pantheon. As prized by collectors and aficionados as they are by denizens of garages and drag strips, classic muscle cars now fetch upwards of a million dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art—including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 ’Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile 442, and AMX Javelin—are all here, on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of portraits and special gatefold presentations that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.



Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook

Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook Author Vic Elford
ISBN-10 1616730552
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Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook book for free.



The Rocky Road

The Rocky Road Author Eamon Dunphy
ISBN-10 9781844883332
Release 2013-10-07
Pages 352
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The Rocky Road is the autobiography of Eamon Dunphy - the man the Guardian called 'the most entertaining, blindingly brilliant pundit of all time'. For more than thirty years, no commentator on Irish sport, politics and culture has been the object of so much love, hatred and fascination as Eamon Dunphy. Now, in The Rocky Road - one of the most hotly anticipated Irish autobiographies of recent times - Dunphy takes us behind the scenes of a passionate life - from childhood poverty in Dublin to the Football League to the forefront of journalism and debate in Ireland. 'An absolute cracker ... provocative, endlessly entertaining, occasionally over the top but brimming with passion and heart. A memoir worthy of the life and times it describes.' Irish Times 'Outstanding ... To paraphrase the great man himself, it's not a good book, it's a great book' Irish Independent 'Absorbing and heartfelt' Sunday Business Post 'Excellent ... a exceptionally engaging read' Irish Mail on Sunday 'A cut above the typical 4-4-2 sporting autobiography ... full of delicious anecdotes' Sunday Times 'It's a testament to his succinctly brutalist skill as a writer that The Rocky Road remains fascinating even in its most wrong-headed moments' Sunday Business Post 'Warm, passionate, angry and funny' Irish Daily Mail 'Doesn't pull any punches' Hot Press 'A compelling memoir' Irish Examiner



Mopar B Body Restoration 1966 1970

Mopar B Body Restoration 1966 1970 Author Kevin Shaw
ISBN-10 9781613251928
Release 2015-11-16
Pages 176
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The Chrysler B-Bodies from 1966 to 1970 are the most-restored cars in the franchise’s storied history. Popular models among them include the Charger, Coronet, GTX, Road Runner, and Super Bee. Restoring a Mopar B-Body is easier than ever with numerous of available aftermarket parts suppliers.

This book offers an in-depth resource for restoring a Mopar B-Body. Step-by-step processes walk you through the tasks of metal repair, suspension rebuild, driveline verification, interior restoration, and more. All components are addressed, creating the most complete resource in the marketplace. With multiple step-by-step procedures and more than 400 color photographs, this is the most-complete hands-on book ever written covering these coveted Chryslers. This will be your primary resource when it’s time to tackle a full restoration or complete a simple repair on your prized Pentastar. You won't find a cheaper "part" that helps you more than Mopar B-Body Restoration 1966–1970.



The Cars of Trans Am Racing 1966 1972

The Cars of Trans Am Racing  1966 1972 Author David Tom
ISBN-10 9781613250518
Release 2013
Pages 191
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The SCCA Trans-Am Racing Series launched in 1966, and was designed to showcase a new class of sporty domestic cars racing on road courses. In a few short years it became the ultimate American automobile showdown, as each major automotive manufacturer participated heavily in the Trans-Am Series. When the modified muscle cars of the series were seen performing well on the country's finest tracks, fans wanted a model of their own in the driveway. These "pony" cars boasted a new look and style not seen before, and their all-around performance eclipsed anything accomplished by production-based American GT cars to this point. The Cars of Trans-Am Racingis unique in that it focuses on the cars used in this legendary series. These vintage Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Barracudas, Firebirds, Cougars, and Javelins all have become extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts today. Seeing them in their 'full-competition' versions when they were new will bring back many fond memories for those who were fans of this series. In addition, enthusiasts who enjoy these cars today look to the Trans-Am Series cars for styling inspiration and performance hints as part of the growing Pro Touring trend. Many of these historic cars have been restored to race-ready condition once again. Additional insight and interviews from the original builders and the teams who maintained the cars provide an insider's viewpoint never before seen in print.



GM LS Series Engines

GM LS Series Engines Author Joseph Potak
ISBN-10 9781610602006
Release 2011-05-15
Pages 192
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DIVVariants of GM’s groundbreaking family of LSX engines are installed in everything from its most mundane panel vans to its earth-shaking Corvette ZR1. First seeing the light of day in the 1997 Corvette, the LS1 and its successors have proven powerful, reliable, and amazingly fuel-efficient.Performance enthusiasts have embraced this remarkable V-8, and it has quickly become a favorite subject for engine swaps. Why? Because the versatile engine offers fantastic power, a compact design, and is light weight. Even better, it responds very well to modification. It is everything the high-performance enthusiast could want.GM LS-Series Engines details all of the steps necessary from concept to completion, including fabrication and installation of motor mounts, wiring, fuel system, and driveline considerations. This is the ultimate guide to installing the LSX in your GM muscle car!/div



Total Performers

Total Performers Author Charles R. Morris
ISBN-10 1932494073
Release 2005
Pages 167
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10 x 10, 250 b/w photos, 150 color photos



Holden Days

Holden Days Author Don Loffler
ISBN-10 1743051158
Release 2012
Pages 276
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If Holden Days was all in pictures with brief captions, it would still be a book to cherish, but Don Loffler uses individual memories to create a rich social history of Australia from 1948 right through until now as Holden owners relive their stories.



Muscle Cars Field Guide

Muscle Cars Field Guide Author John Gunnell
ISBN-10 9781440231803
Release 2004-09-12
Pages 408
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Muscle car enthusiasts can take this fact-filled reference with them anywhere! Featuring more than 300 American muscle cars produced during the last 40 years, this is the ultimate guide for high-performance enthusiasts. This full-color reference features more than four decades of the most powerful American cars ever produced. Listings include a historical background, original factory specifications, available options, original pricing information and an updated price guide, with current values in six condition grades. Includes every type of high performance model from early full-size favorites like the 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS to muscle car heyday favorites like the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner SuperBird, as well as other high-performance classics of the 70s, 80s and 90s.