Detroit Speeds : How to Build a Pro Touring Car

Foreword by Kyle Busch

by Tommy Lee Byrd


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Detroit Speeds: How to Build a Pro Touring Car will help you discover the history of Detroit Speed and how they design performance parts. Learn-to-install sections cover front subframe and rear suspension assemblies as well as upgrades to wheel tubs, brakes, fuel system, driveline, cooling system, and more; also included is an LS swap. The featured cars are customer builds as well as Detroit Speed test cars including a number of different Chevrolet products, a 1966 Mustang, and a 1969 Charger. Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car is an important edition to every performance enthusiast's library.

Pro Touring Explained
Why Pro Touring?
Choose Your Poison
Who Is Detroit Speed?

Skills, Techniques and Tools
Who Can Build a Pro Touring Car?
Where Can a Pro Touring Car Be Built?
What Tools Are Needed?

Subframe Connectors
Roll Cage
Project: Deep Tubs Installation

Front Suspension
Geometry 101
Ride Height
Subframe and Front Suspension Assembly
Control Arms
Bushings and Ball Joints
Springs and Shocks
Anti-Roll Bar
Project: Subframe Assembly and Installation

Rear Suspension
Leaf-Spring Suspension
Multi-Link Suspension
Rear-End Housing
Ride Height
Control Arms
Track Locator
Anti-Roll Bar
Project: QUADRALink Rear Suspension Installation

Master Cylinder
Lines, Hoses and Fittings
Proportioning Valve
Project: Brake System Assembly

Tires and Wheels
Tire Sizing and Ratings
Wheel Sizing and Construction
What Will Fit?

Engine and Drivetrain
GM LS-Series Engine
Ford Modular Engine
Modern Hemi Engine
Crate Engines
Engine Upgrades
Making the Swap
Project: Engine Installation

Wiring and Plumbing
Power Source
Wiring Harness
Project: Wiring Harness Installation

Pro Touring Cars
1969 Camaro: COPO Conversion
1966 Mustang: Fastback Flyer
1963 Chevy II: Size Matters
1965 Chevelle: Simplicity Wins
The Camaros: Eternal Test Cars

product details

  • Publisher: Cartech, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1613251378 (1-613-25137-8)
  • ISBN-13: 9781613251379 (978-1-613-25137-9)
  • Format: Paperback: 144 pages
  • Date Published: 2014


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