Summary Book Review American Performance V-8 Specs: 1963-1974 (Second Edition) by Rick O. Rittenberg:
Download pdf or read book American Performance V-8 Specs: 1963-1974 (Second Edition) written by Rick O. Rittenberg and published by Rick O. Rittenberg. This book was released on 2020-06-15 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Performance V-8 Specs: 1963-1974 (Second Edition) provides extensive information on all the performance V-8 engines in Muscle Cars, Pony Cars, and Supercars. Also included are sports cars such as Corvette, Cobra, GT40, and Pantera. Numerous tables and charts display engine information in a clear and concise style. This data-packed book is a valuable resource for automotive enthusiasts. Says automotive writer Diego Rosenberg: “This book is laid out in a manner that embraces your interest and keeps you entertained with historical takes on the era. It’s a seminal piece of automotive history that should be a mandatory reference for every enthusiast.” Each chapter is dedicated to a manufacturer and contains five sections: (1) Engine specs including bore, stroke, horsepower, torque, compression ratio, carburetion, rod length, bore spacing, block height, valve size, journal diameters, and firing order, (2) Engine application charts for American muscle car and sports car models, (3) Road test results from automotive magazines of the 1960s and 1970s (over 1,000 total tests), (4) Additional engine details and historical background, and (5) Gallery of color photographs (over 400 total photographs).