On the day this arrived, the government announced that pump fuel would soon include extra ethanol. Those of us with classic cars have reason to worry as ethanol is known to rot hoses and metalwork on older vehicles, so this small book, which has the promising word ‘solutions’ in its subtitle, is timely.
There’s nicely illustrated advice on tuning SU carburettors if you’re hands-on, but the rest is seriously scholarly, with charts and graphs aplenty and technical talk of things like ‘cyclic variability’. Ireland did really thorough testing to get his graphs, but whether you need to understand as much as he does is debatable. The info you want about how to cope is in there, but you’ll have to dig. GC
Paul Ireland, Veloce, £15.99 ISBN 978-1-7871-15-90-3