Collector Car Restoration Bible: Practical Techniques for Professional Results

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The Ultimate Guide to Do It Yourself

Whether you are in need of a complete frame-up restoration for your beloved collector car, or simply a touch-up paint job or a fender, Matt Joseph knows the best way to get the job done and shows you how in Collector Car Restoration Bible.

From the basics of paint and body work, to engine remachining, to complex brake, suspension and electrical system projects, Joseph ...

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Overview

The Ultimate Guide to Do It Yourself

Whether you are in need of a complete frame-up restoration for your beloved collector car, or simply a touch-up paint job or a fender, Matt Joseph knows the best way to get the job done and shows you how in Collector Car Restoration Bible.

From the basics of paint and body work, to engine remachining, to complex brake, suspension and electrical system projects, Joseph covers all the bases in this exhaustive, full-color restoration guide.

  • More than 1,000 color photos show you every part of the complete restoration process.
  • Learn to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that can ruin a rebuild project.
  • Complete descriptions of all the automotive systems: engine, electrical, body and chassis, brakes, exhaust, suspension and more.
  • Practical, best-practice advice helps you reach your restoration goals
You won't find a more complete collection of expert advice, great color photography and informed writing anywhere else. Collector Car Restoration Bible is the complete one-stop do-it-yourself resource you need.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873499255
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 10/14/2005
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Place to Begin 8
Chapter 2 Alligator Tactics, Logistics and Timing 20
Chapter 3 Good Restorers and Old Engines 32
Chapter 4 A General Approach to Engine Rebuilding 43
Chapter 5 Basic Engine Remachining 56
Chapter 6 The Crankshaft and Bearing System 69
Chapter 7 Basic Engine Remachining: The Piston System 88
Chapter 8 Engine Lubrication and Cooling Systems 106
Chapter 9 Final Engine Assembly Hints 116
Chapter 10 Old Car Ignition Systems 123
Chapter 11 Staring and Generating Systems 138
Chapter 12 The Truth About Carburetors 154
Chapter 13 Fuel Containment and Delivery Systems 169
Chapter 14 Clutches and Transmissions 188
Chapter 15 Getting the Drive Back to the Wheels 206
Chapter 16 Front Wheel Bearings and Drum Brake Friction Systems 218
Chapter 17 Brake Actuating Systems 232
Chapter 18 Chassis, Suspension and Steering 247
Chapter 19 The Mysteries of Front Ends Made Almost Simple 259
Chapter 20 The Physical Restoration and Refinishing of Collector Car Bodies 268
Chapter 21 Sheet Metal Basics 277
Chapter 22 The Repair of Minor Impact Damage 290
Chapter 23 Shrinking and Stretching, Welding and Sectioning 308
Chapter 24 Auto Body Metal Preparation and Filling 340
Chapter 25 Automotive Refinishing, Part I 353
Chapter 26 Automotive Refinishing, Part II 364
Chapter 27 Automotive Refinishing, Part III 387
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