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.

Contents:
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?

Chassis
Body-On-Frame
Unibody
Subframe Connectors
Roll Cage
Mini-Tubs
Project: Deep Tubs Installation

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

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

Brakes
Rotors
Calipers
Pads
Master Cylinder
Lines, Hoses and Fittings
Proportioning Valve
Fluid
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
Transmission
Project: Engine Installation

Wiring and Plumbing
Power Source
Wiring Harness
Plumbing
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
Publisher
Cartech, Inc.
ISBN
1613251378
ISBN-13
9781613251379
Format
Paperback: 144 pages
Published
2014

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