Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : Veloce Publishing
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2018-12-18
ISBN 10 : 1787112837
ISBN 13 : 9781787112834
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car Book Description:

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car is a unique handbook that assumes no starting knowledge of vehicle aerodynamics. It begins with simple ideas and finishes with sophisticated and effective aerodynamic modifications that work. Three major chapters cover on-road testing techniques that give you all the information you need to decide what modifications you should make - and, after you’ve made them, how well they work. Low-cost techniques allow you to visualize the patterns of airflow over your car so that you can actually see the problem areas that need improvement. Uniquely, you’re also shown how to measure aerodynamic pressures, so you can determine which body surfaces are creating lift, drag and downforce. Want to work out where a wing should be placed? On-road testing to find that out is covered as well. The book also shows you how to measure downforce to see if that wing is actually working! If you wish to reduce drag, more than ten different areas are covered. Reducing frontal area, lowering cooling system drag, optimizing vehicle ride height and rake, reducing the strength of the wake, achieving clean airflow separation and optimizing wheel designs are all covered using the latest research findings. And if you’re a performance driver, there’s a major chapter devoted to reducing lift and improving stability. This chapter includes the design and development of undertrays and diffusers, wings and spoilers. The example car developed measurable downforce when fitted with an undertray and rear diffuser, something that transformed its on-road handling. The author has been writing about the aerodynamics of road cars for more than 25 years. He is also an experienced and proficient car modifier who has performed numerous aerodynamic modifications and upgrades to his own cars. The book’s technical consultant, RH Barnard, is an acknowledged world leading automotive aerodynamicist. If you want a practical, hands-on guide that demystifies and explains car aerodynamics, and shows you how to make effective aerodynamic modifications to your car, this book is for you.

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher :
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2020-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9798689717708
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track Book Description:

At last - a book that shows you how to test the aerodynamics of your road or track car. Measure downforce, lift and drag - all with low cost and easily obtained equipment. See airflow behavior, measure aerodynamic pressures causing lift and drag, and measure airflow speed - even under the car. No more guessing, using rules of thumb or just copying what others have done. Develop undertrays and diffusers that work, set wing angles to give the right results, and optimise drag.Practical, down to earth and low in cost, the techniques covered in this book will revolutionize how you modify the aero of your road or track car.

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track 2nd Edition

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track   2nd Edition
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher :
Total Pages : 70
Release : 2021-03-08
ISBN 10 : 9798718561531
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track 2nd Edition Book Description:

At last - a book that shows you how to test the aerodynamics of your road or track car. Measure downforce, lift and drag - all with low cost and easily obtained equipment. See airflow behaviour, measure aerodynamic pressures causing lift and drag, and measure airflow speed - even under the car. No more guessing, using rules of thumb or just copying what others have done. Develop undertrays and diffusers that work, set wing angles to give the right results, and optimise drag. Practical, down to earth and low in cost, the techniques covered in this book will revolutionize how you modify the aero of your road or track car. This is the second edition - twice as large as the first edition, with many more examples and new chapters.

Custom Air Suspension

Custom Air Suspension
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2017-11-07
ISBN 10 : 9781787117228
ISBN 13 : 1787117227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Custom Air Suspension Book Description:

A step-by-step guide to DIY air suspension for your road car. Manufacturers like Mercedes, Tesla, Audi and Cadillac choose air suspension because they can achieve the highest quality in ride and handling, but until now, there hasn’t been a book that shows you how to get the best from aftermarket air suspension for your road car. This book covers both theory and practice – from the technical advantages of air suspension through to detailed coverage of the development, installation and tuning of a custom air suspension system. It looks at wiring and plumbing, covers a brilliant new low cost electronic air suspension controller, and even shows how to source low-cost components from cars originally sold with air suspension. Want to buy an air suspension kit off the shelf? That’s covered as well, with the six key questions to ask before buying. Written by a prolific hands-on modifier, who has designed and fitted air suspension to his own car, this book is a practical, easy-to-follow guide. Whether you’re after the best ride and handling, or simply like being able to raise or lower your car at the turn of a knob, this book will show you how to do it.

Automotive and engine technology

Automotive and engine technology
Author : Michael Bargende
Publisher : expert verlag
Total Pages : 771
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 3816919812
ISBN 13 : 9783816919810
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automotive and engine technology Book Description:

How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance

How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance
Author : Daniel Stapleton
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2012-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781845842895
ISBN 13 : 1845842898
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance Book Description:

How to modify and upgrade a retro or classic saloon or sports car for modern road or motorsport use, instruments, engine, gearbox, overdrive, wheels, tyres, supercharging and turbocharging, suspension, oil cooling and systems, clutch, cooling, brakes, back axle and drivetrain, exhaust, dyno tuning, carburation, preparation for motorsport.

Optimising Car Performance Modifications

Optimising Car Performance Modifications
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : Veloce Publishing
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2018-09-11
ISBN 10 : 1787113183
ISBN 13 : 9781787113183
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimising Car Performance Modifications Book Description:

Optimising Car Performance Modifications is a highly practical and useful book that covers brilliant techniques to the guesswork out of performance modification. Using just some low-cost tools, you can easily measure the flow restriction of your car’s intake and exhaust. It’s like having a huge flow-bench always available. By making some simple on-road measurements, you can plot the shape of the engine’s power and torque curves - no dyno needed. This allows you to not only see if performance modifications to the engine are improving power, but also see where in the rev range those changes are occurring. Assess the worth of cams, a larger turbo, changed boost control or altered engine management mapping. But the book doesn’t stop there - it also shows you how to measure your car’s aerodynamics, seeing if at speed your car is developing lift or downforce. Want to make a rear wing work well? Test the angle at which downforce is greatest. You can also test the aerodynamic airflow through oil coolers, intercoolers and radiators. Interested in improving your suspension? By using a low-cost app and a smartphone, you can accurately measure suspension behaviour. If you want a practical, hands-on book that will immediately save you money, show where modifications are most needed, and can be used to assess performance outcomes, this is the book for you.

How to Modify BMW E30 3 Series

How to Modify BMW E30 3 Series
Author : Ralph Hosier
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2013-12
ISBN 10 : 9781845844387
ISBN 13 : 1845844386
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Modify BMW E30 3 Series Book Description:

A world of fun, excitement, exploration and satisfaction awaits the owner of an iconic BMW E30 3 Series cars - and this book is your ticket to that wonderful world. Some of the most popular forms of motorsport are examined, along with explanations of how to take part and what equipment you need.

The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual

The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual
Author : Daniel Stapleton
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9781845841423
ISBN 13 : 1845841425
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual Book Description:

Covers all aspects of modifying the MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite for high performance. Includes engine/driveline, suspension, brakes, and much more. with 400 mainly colour photos and exclusive tuning advice, this is a MUST for any Sprite or Midget owner.

Making a Morgan

Making a Morgan
Author : Andreas Hensing
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2015-11-06
ISBN 10 : 9781845848736
ISBN 13 : 184584873X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making a Morgan Book Description:

The authors spent seventeen days at the Morgan factory in Pickersleigh Road, Malvern Link recording step-by-step – from customer’s specification sheet to finished car – how individual craftsmen handbuild a Morgan. Follow this amazing journey through the factory, from craftsman to craftsman, by word and picture.