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Nitrous Oxide High Performance Manual: How to Specify, Install and Optimise a Nitrous Oxide System for High-Performance (SpeedPro Series)

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Nitrous oxide is no longer purely for drag and street racers, this power boosting add-on is now available for many production cars, and even mopeds! Covering all aspects of nitrous oxide systems, from assessing suitability and choosing a system, through to installation and maintenance, this book presents all the facts, illustrated with 150 colour photographs, written in the clear, easily understood Speed Pro style, and is a must for anyone considering installing a nitrous oxide system. The author's passion for ...

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Overview

Nitrous oxide is no longer purely for drag and street racers, this power boosting add-on is now available for many production cars, and even mopeds! Covering all aspects of nitrous oxide systems, from assessing suitability and choosing a system, through to installation and maintenance, this book presents all the facts, illustrated with 150 colour photographs, written in the clear, easily understood Speed Pro style, and is a must for anyone considering installing a nitrous oxide system. The author's passion for nitrous began in 1980 when experiments with a 250cc motorcycle lead him to design and manufacture what are widely regarded as the best control solenoids in the world. His hands-on experience in the use of nitrous oxide on street cars and his total involvement in every aspect of the design and development of his nitrous systems has put the author in a unique position to inform others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904788898
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing PLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Speedpro Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

About the author 7
Using this book 10
A few important notes before we begin 10
Essential information 10
Chapter 1 Introduction to nitrous oxide systems 12
The properties of nitrous oxide 12
The history of nitrous oxide systems 12
The myths about nitrous oxide 15
Frequently asked questions 16
Chapter 2 A basic 'wet' nitrous oxide system 22
How a basic, single injector nitrous system works 22
Nitrous cylinder 23
Nitrous cylinder valve 24
Nitrous cylinder mountings 25
Nitrous supply pipe 26
Fuel supply adaptors 26
Fuel supply pipe 26
Solenoids (the heart of the system) 27
Metering jets 27
Solenoid to injector pipe 28
The injector/nozzle 29
Electrical components and electrical requirements 30
Activation devices 30
TPS triggered unit 30
Steering wheel-mounted push button switch 30
Chapter 3 Optional extras 31
RPM window switch 31
Boost pressure switch 31
Ignition delay unit 31
Distribution blocks 32
Gauges 32
Purge kits 33
Backup solenoids 34
Bottle heaters 34
Staged systems 35
Progressive nitrous system controllers 36
Chapter 4 Contents of a nitrous cylinder 38
Liquid or gas? 38
The significance of nitrous pressure 39
How long does nitrous last? 40
When to turn off the cylinder valve? 41
Refilling the nitrous cylinder 42
Chapter 5 The effects of injecting nitrous oxide 45
The effect nitrous injection has on torque, power & acceleration 45
The effect nitrous injection has on wear 47
The effect nitrous injection has on detonation 47
Chapter 6 Nitrous injection vs other tuning modifications 49
Nitrous injection versus turbochargers 49
Nitrous injection versus superchargers 51
Nitrous injection versus normally-aspirated tuning methods 52
Chapter 7 Nitrous injection suitability 53
Is nitrous injection suitable for all engines/vehicles? 53
Nitrous injection & turbocharged engines 54
Nitrous injection & supercharged engines 55
Nitrous injection & high-...performance normally-aspirated engines 56
Nitrous injection & compression ratios 57
Nitrous injection & chipped engines 57
Nitrous injection & diesel engines 57
Nitrous injection & alternative fuels 59
Nitrous injection & water injection 60
Chapter 8 Nitrous oxide system types & variations 61
Dry systems versus wet systems 61
Advantages of a simple wet system 63
Single injector systems versus direct port systems 63
Fixed hit systems versus progressive systems 65
Multi-stage systems versus progressive systems 66
DIY systems versus professional systems 66
New systems versus secondhand systems 67
Chapter 9 Brand/system comparisons 68
Nylon pipe versus braided hose 68
Solenoid comparisons 70
The body 71
The plunger tube/housing 71
The plunger 72
The outlet seat 73
The spring 73
The solenoid coil 73
Injector/nozzle comparisons 73
Nitrous cylinder valve comparisons 75
Distribution block comparisons 75
Metering jet location comparisons 76
Wet system comparisons 77
Progressive controller comparisons 78
Chapter 10 Fitting guides 79
Preparations for fitting a nitrous system 79
Test procedures 79
Spark strength test 79
Compression test 80
Leak down test procedure 80
Single injector system fitting guide 80
Nitrous cylinder installation & mounting 80
Supply line routing 81
Solenoid/pulsoid installation 82
Injector (nozzle) installation 83
Nylon line fittings 83
Fuel take-off & plumbing 84
System plumbing 86
Jetting 86
System wiring 87
Arming switch 87
Throttle switch installation 88
TPS switch installation 88
Direct port system fitting guide 89
Fitting the distribution blocks 89
Fitting the injectors/nozzles 89
Progressive controller fitting and user guide 90
The next steps 91
Chapter 11 After fitting a nitrous system 92
Test procedures 92
Static test 92
Road or track test procedure 94
Possible problems during nitrous use 95
The Wizard's tricks 96
Rotor arm modification 96
Sparkplug leads 96
Sparkplug modifications 97
Sparkplug gap reduction 97
Fuel delivery test 97
General nitrous tuning 98
General nitrous usage 98
Beneficial/necessary modifications 98
Ignition timing requirements 99
Increasing the power level 100
Chapter 12 Nitrous systems in use 101
Popular street car applications 101
Hot hatch 101
Saloon cars 101
Sports saloon/coupe 102
Sports car 102
Luxury cars 102
Experiences with nitrous injection 103
How not to fit a nitrous system 105
Extreme applications 106
The future for nitrous 107
Index 112
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