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Veteran Car Owner’s Manual by Ernest F. Carter
by Ernest F. Carter
This book gives an insight into the world of veteran cars; their acquisition, renovation; their repair and their idiosyncracies. No genuine veteran enthusiast can afford not to have this book.
All the mechanics of many makes of car are described in the fullest detail, and the whole volume is lavishly illustrated with 44 half-tone plates. Nothing is omitted. This is surely the last word on veteran cars. It is by that well-known authority on the subject, Ernest F. Carter, who has owned Rovers, Metallurgiques, Darracqs, Crossleys and a whole host of Edwardian private motor cars. His technique and expertise have been worked out, not in the drawing office but on the floor of the old coach-house where he has stripped and rebuilt numerous veterans. The author hopes that this detailed survey will short-circuit some of the running troubles of the veteran car owner without the services of a “garage”.
SYNOPSIS OF CHAPTERS I a veteran 10
I a veteran car, checks and faults 2 Checking the cylinder block and COM ponents
3 Carburettor, various types-European. English and American carburettors discussed 4 Ignition systems, advance and retard mechanisms, magnetos described 5 Repair, cleaning and care of veteran radiators 6 Veteran engine lubrication systems explained, some notes on oil 7 A seized engine, engine electrics 8 Cone and disc clutches, their adjustment and upkeep 9 Gearboxes 188 pages 10″x Price Carden-shafts and their troubles, look ing after a chain drive The care of wooden artillery wheels, Edwardian tyres and their pressures Bent steering arms, curing unequal steering lock Driving a veteran or Edwardian car 44 plates Types of chassis, their care and adjustment, notes on shock-absorbers Brakes and their faults Oil and acetylene lamps, early electric lighting systems. “Klaxons,” accumulators and speedometers Care of body work, beading, polishing, upholstery Tools, roadside repairs and “getting home”
A Racing Driver’s
1 –A RAIN COVER S WORI4 +7 RAW CARACCfOlA by Rudolf Caracciola
Of the many famous names that thrilled the world motor racing between the wars that of Rudolf occupies one of the very highest places.
His career opened in 1922 when he drove an old Fafnir in the Avus Race in Berlin: by the following he had joined the Mercedes equipe. But it was not 1926, when he had behind him a long string of in touring and sports-car races, that he was finally mitted to enter a 2,000-c.c. K Mercedes in the Grand Prix. Dramatically, he won, setting up the lap in the process, and his remarkable career was last truly launched.
The years which followed brought “Cracch” outstanding successes as well as personal tragedy with death of his wife in a ski-ing accident. Just prior co in 1933, a terrible accident in practice at Monte shattered his right leg, but in spice of all predictions returned to the crack to snatch victory after victory the Grands Prix for Mercedes-Benz, and he was responsible for the tremendous success which the. of the three-pointed star achieved in the late becoming three times German and European between 1935 and 1939. After the war returned to top-class racing, and it was not until more crashes occurred that he finally quit racing in after thirty years of almost unparalleled driving. 240 pages. Price 31/6
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Veteran Cars in Colour by A. Bird
The twenty-four colour plates in this book represent a pictorial pageant of the development of the motor car from its earliest conception to the mature state it had achieved by the outbreak of the 1914-1918 war. Among the makes featured in this book the GardnerSerpollet Steamer, G.P. Itala, and DelaunayBelleville, Mercedes-Benz, Sizaire-Berwick and the “Alfonso” Hispano Suiza. 70 pages. Price 13/6
of The Sports Car by J. Stanford
as by J. Stanford (New Cheep Edition)
An interesting review of the evolution and the development of the car for sporting use from 1903 to 1961. Special attention has been paid to the Vintage Period with all designs fully described and analysed. 208 pages. Price 5/9
Automobile Engine Tuning by P. E. Irving
he in by P. E. Irving
An excellent practical guide for the keen owner driver, rally and competition enthusiast. This book deals with its subject in a clear, concise manner, its coverage is one of the MOSE comprehensive yet to appear in print, including first-hand up-to-date information on gearing and gear ratios, carburation and racing fuels. lubrication. balancing, induction, exhaust and ignition systems and supercharging.
228 pages. Fully illustrated. Price 26/3