Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook: Technical Guide for Racer, Restorer and Builder
This complete guide analyzes the thousands of options available and shows you how to choose the correct fastener for any application, whether it be racing, street performance or restoration. Plus important information on thread cutting, torque, material selection, inserts, panel fasteners and much more. Pub. 1990.
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This book will help prevent one from making both large and small mistakes when it comes to joining parts or moving fluids. Even one idea from this book regarding the proper use of a bolt, avoiding the wrong way to run tubing, or finding some fastener that you didn't know existed will make it's purchase well worth it. Carroll's writing style does bring some personality to what to many is a pretty dry topic. "Do it another way and you deserve what comes to you" I think is one of his lines from another book. He passed away in 2003. I am very sad that I never met him in person.
Jeff "The Alignment Guy"
Review: Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook: Technical Guide for Racer, Restorer and BuilderUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
I'm no engineer, and I've never even used a rivet gun. But this book was great fun for me anyway, because Smith so clearly knows his stuff, and is willing to share his hard-won knowledge persuasively ... Read full review