“Carburation, Carburetters and Petrol Injection,” by Charles H. Fisher. (Chapman and Hall, 21/-.)
This book, by Charles Fisher, has reached its second edition and we are not surprised. In its 354 pages it provides as clear and comprehensive a survey of carburation as anyone could desire. The elementary theory of carburation and development of the carburetter occupies the early chapters. The hydraulics of carburation, and the various aspects of manifold design in relation to different crankshaft layouts and firing orders are dealt with very fully and in a most readable manner. Fisher not only deals with installation and road tuning, but he goes on to describe representative modern carburetters. Automatic mixture controls and aero-engine petrol injection are covered in the concluding chapters; the book is right up to date and has the further merit of a useful index. We commend it to amateur tuners as well as to students and designers. It is a very sound work on a complex subject.