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Author Smith, Carroll, 1932-2003.

Title Engineer to win / Carroll Smith
Published United States : Silverado Publication Co (CA), 1984


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 W'PONDS  629.228 Smi/Etw  AVAILABLE
Description 278 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Series Motorbooks workshop ; 190
Motorbooks workshop ; 190
Contents Introduction to metallurgy -- Plastic and elastic deformation of metals -- Iron and steel making -- Alloying and heat treatment of steels -- Historic overview of man's production of iron and steel -- Non-ferrous metals and their metallurgy-composite materials -- Metal fatigue: or why things break -- Threaded fasteners: an educated re-look -- The joining of materials: riveting, bonding & welding -- Plumbing revisited -- Braking system -- Pre- and postnatal care for the racing wheel and tire -- Springs and shock absorbers -- Load transfer and suspension geometry -- Gearbox and final drive -- Changes in the world of vehicle dynamics -- Tools & tips -- Beancounting for the non-beancounter -- Bits & pieces -- Corporations that the racer should know about
Summary "Is titanium for you? Can better brakes reduce lap times significantly? How do you choose the rights nuts and bolts? Which is more important, cornering or straight-line speed? Why did it break again? Engineer to Win not only answers these and many other questions, it gives you the reasons why." -- Back cover
Notes "The essential guide to racing car materials technology or how to build winners that don't break"--Cover
"First published in 1984 by MBI Publishing Company and Motorbooks ..."--T.p. verso
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 277-278
Subject Automobiles, Racing -- Design and construction.
LC no. 84016526
ISBN 0879381868 paperback