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Old 08-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There's a whole book about cooking on your engine.
Cooking times are given in distance, rather than time
Here is that book: Cooking great meals with your car engine. The heat is on. | Wise Bread.

And here is a second suggestion, a book a student of mine gave me:
Dave Moss, "The Efficient Driver's Handbook" (Veloce Publishing, 2010).
The Efficient Driver's Handbook ... - Google Books I bet it would be a good present for someone...

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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"Metal Fabricator's Handbook" by Ron and Sue Fournier.

A brilliant book about fabricating just about anything using hand tools.

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My favorite book of all time:

Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics
3rd Edition
by Raymond A. Serway
ISBN # 0-03-096027-4

Legit copies can be had for less than $4 from:
9780030960277: Physics for Scientists and Engineers With Modern Physics - AbeBooks - Serway, Raymond A.: 0030960274

As a general college physics text is covers the basics but goes into a fair amount of detail about understanding the scientific basis for how and why a lot of things work the way they do.

You name it ... If you want to understand how and why
Gears, Aerodynamics, shocks, ICE, Electric Motors, Electronics, Aerodynamics, Work/Energy , Combustion, emissions , pumps, radiators, etc ... etc... the scientific basis is in this book , for just about anything I can think of.

They are up to the 8th edition now ... but the 8th edition is like over $200 from amazon ... over $100 for the kindle version ... generally I still prefer the 3rd edition ... even if the 8th were also just $4 ... the fact that it is so much more expensive is just another reason for me to still prefer the 3rd edition.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Only in America do we park a pair of cars worth $70,000 outside of an insulated, weathertight garage built for them so that $1,800 dollars worth of used toys, bicycles and clothing can be "stored".
We have a similar definition of "Garage" - A place to store a £150 lawn mower whilst your £25000 car sits outside in the rain.

Hucho has a website somewhere, readable in Google Translate.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Few books on engines and they are free .

http://e-collection.library.ethz.ch/...h-23866-02.pdf

Handbook of Diesel Engines
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Few books on engines and they are free .

http://e-collection.library.ethz.ch/...h-23866-02.pdf
This one is a PDF of a dissertation entitled "Part-Load Optimized SI Engine Systems," and I spent an hour reading parts of it this afternoon. It has discussions of efficiencies and losses due to friction and such that confirm many of the things we have seen discussed on this site. Some useful graphics and tables, appendices. Nice. Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Charging the Internal Combustion Engine

Some turbocharging data on that.

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