Auto restoration from junker to jewel

Front Cover
Motorbooks International, 1980 - Technology & Engineering - 291 pages
1 Review

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This book has to be the worst book ever on any automotive topic. The author has shown that he hasn't the slightest clue how a car works, let alone restore one.
For example; on page 110 his diagram
and description of the drive train on an automobile defies description;he has the crown wheel going east- west in the diff housing, meshing at ninety degrees to tiny spur gears on the axles.This would, if it could work at all, cause each axle to rotate in the opposite direction to its opposite. Similarly, his description of what he calls a"centre- pivoted steering system"looks like the fanciful scribblings of a five year old. I could go on and on, listing the unbelievable ignorance diplayed, but space forbids it.
This book should not be sold, anywhere.
In fact, I find it amazing that the manuscript was not rejected at first reading by the publishers. But maybe a non automotive editor was conscripted to proof read it.


chapter 3

15 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information