Porsche 911 Performance Handbook, 1963-1998: 3rd Edition

Overview


The iconic Porsche 911 is that rarity--a world-class performance car that can still be improved. This book shows anyone with the tools and a modicum of skill how to make this great car even better with performance-enhancing tricks and techniques ranging from subtle to extreme. Focusing solely on the air-cooled cars produced from 1963 through early 1998, this third edition of the Porsche 911 Performance Handbook provides clearly illustrated, easy to follow instructions for making modifications to every working ...
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Overview


The iconic Porsche 911 is that rarity--a world-class performance car that can still be improved. This book shows anyone with the tools and a modicum of skill how to make this great car even better with performance-enhancing tricks and techniques ranging from subtle to extreme. Focusing solely on the air-cooled cars produced from 1963 through early 1998, this third edition of the Porsche 911 Performance Handbook provides clearly illustrated, easy to follow instructions for making modifications to every working part of the car, from engine and transmission to suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, and more. Author and noted Porsche expert Bruce Anderson goes into questions about buying a 911, custom treatments, and maintenance. Detailed appendices list tune-up specs, conversion charts and handy formulas, and resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760331804
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 6/29/2009
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 818,631
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A respected, long-time Porsche expert and qualified Porsche appraiser, Bruce Anderson served as the National Technical Chairman of Porsche Club of America from 1981 through 2001, and is the current PCA Senior Technical Advisor. His writing on Porsche appears in such publications as Excellence and Porsche Panorama (US), Flat 6 Magazine and Talon Pointe (France), Porsche Post and 911 & Porsche World (UK), The 911 & Porsche Magazine (Japan), and Christophorus, the Porsche factory magazine. Anderson lives in Plymouth, California. www.911handbook.com

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Chapter 1 Porsche 911 Performance History

Chapter 2 Buying a Used 911

Chapter 3 911 Engine Development

Chapter 4 Engine Rebuild Fundamentals

Chapter 5 Engine Performance Modifications

Chapter 6 Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires

Chapter 7 Transmission

Appendices

911 Options

            Tune-up Specifications

            Preventive Maintenance

            Conversions and Formulas

            Sources

            Porsche at Le Mans: The Mid-1990s

            Recommended Reading

            Index

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