Practical Automobile Engineering Illustrated by Staton Abbey newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Odhams Books Limited, 1967, Hardback in dust wrapper.
4th edition, 6th printing [First Published: 1945] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: Over the years, Practical Automobile Engineering has proved its value to engineers, mechanics, students and motorists by the thousand. No other book published at anywhere near this remarkably low price contains so much detailed information (nearly 250,000 words),or is so comprehensively illustrated (over 450 drawings, diagrams and photographs). Apart from overhaul, maintenance and repair, the principles of automobile design and construction are explained, but throughout the approach is thoroughly practical and the needs of the man at the bench have been kept very much in mind.
This book thus provides a complete course of instruction, in one handy volume, for the student, apprentice or ambitious garage worker. The ordinary owner-driver will find it packed with lucid and helpful information about modern cars and their upkeep, while every automobile engineer should have it available as a valuable reference to all aspects of car and commercial-vehicle practice.
The entire text has been revised and re-set for this fourth edition, and a large number of new illustrations have been introduced. The engine, fuel system, transmission, brakes, steering, chassis, suspension and electrical equipment are all treated exhaustively, while special chapters are devoted to automatic transmissions, diesel-engine servicing, and garage service and equipment. No important development of recent years has been overlooked for example, details are included of automatic clutches, overdrives, disk brakes, power-assisted steering, air-suspension and petrol-injection systems.
Good+ in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing and some short nicks. Price Clipped. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Blanks lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 512 pages. Index. 9″ x 6″.
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