Bibliography of Technical Books

I have read these books and recommend all of them. I have asterisked what I feel are the most informative/interesting books. I'm not into two strokes so I didn't asterisk books on them. Where available, I've shown the International Standard Book Number (ISBN).


*THE RACING MOTORCYCLE: A TECHNICAL GUIDE FOR CONSTRUCTORS (volumes 1 and 2)
  John Bradley For more info on this book at John Bradley's site


*MOTORCYCLE CHASSIS DESIGN: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE    ISBN 0-85045-560-X
     (good discussions of steering geometry and chassis
     design, with interesting practical experiments)
  Tony Foale and Vic Willougbhy, Osprey  For more info on this book at Tony Foale's site 

*UNDERSTANDING FORWARD MOUNTED SHOCKS (HOW TO DO IT)
  Don Girard - this was only available from Euro Spares and is out of print - no reprinting is anticipated.

*PREPARE TO WIN
*TUNE TO WIN
*ENGINEER TO WIN  ISBN 0-87938-186-8
*NUTS, BOLTS, FASTENERS AND PLUMBING   ISBN 0-87938-406-9
     (this man has more experience in racing/engineering
     than many - readable and practical)
  Carroll Smith, Aero Publishers, Motorbooks Intl.

*THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CYLINDERHEAD MODIFICATION   ISBN 0-85113-066-6
*TUNING BL'S A-SERIES ENGINE, 2nd Edition    ISBN 0-85429-414-7
     (Lots of valuable engine info, backed up with flow
     bench and dyno testing)
  David Vizard, Inter Auto Book Co., Haynes

*RACE & RALLY CAR SOURCE BOOK   ISBN 0-85429-317-5
     (How to build/design race cars with case histories,
     entertaining)
  Allan Staniforth, Haynes

*ROAD RACERS REVEALED    ISBN 0-85045-762-9
     (Not much technical info, but lots of interesting
     pictures of trick race bikes)
  Alan Cathcart, Osprey

*MOTORCYCLE TUNING  CHASSIS    ISBN 0-434-91724-9
*MOTORCYCLE TUNING  FOUR-STROKE    ISBN 0-434-91743-5
MOTORCYCLE TUNING  TWO-STROKE    ISBN 0-408-00830-X
*Also, Robinson's tech articles in Performance Bikes magazine
     (Very readable, with some math/computer stuff)
  John Robinson, Heinemann Professional Publishing

*THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ENDURANCE RACING    ISBN0-85429-253-5
     (interesting history with lots of pictures of 70/80's
     endurance racers)
  John Robinson, Haynes

*THE CHEVROLET RACING ENGINE    
     (another book by a noted car engine builder)
  Bill Jenkins, S-A Design

*SCIENTIFIC DESIGN OF EXHAUST & INTAKE SYSTEMS  ISBN 0-8376-0309-9
  Philip Smith and John Morrison, Robert Bentley Inc. 
*THE DESIGN AND TUNING OF COMPETITION ENGINES    ISBN 0-8376-0138-X
     (dated, but good basic info, easy and interesting to
     read)
   Philip H. Smith, Robert Bentley Inc.

*RACING AND SPORTS CAR CHASSIS DESIGN     ISBN 0-8376-0296-3
  Michael Costin and David Phipps, Robert Bentley Inc.

*4 STROKE PERFORMANCE TUNING    ISBN 0-85429-275-6
2 STROKE PERFORMANCE TUNING
  Alexander G. Bell, Haynes

*MOTORCYCLE ENGINEERING    
*TUNING FOR SPEED    ISBN 0-908031-29-7
     (classics that are full of sound advice applicable to a
     wide range of bikes)
  Phil Irving, Turton and Armstrong




*RACING ENGINE PREPARATION    
     (valuable info from a bigtime NASCAR engine builder)
  Waddell Wilson and Steve Smith, Steve Smith Autosports

*METAL FABRICATORS HANDBOOK    ISBN 0-89586-870-9
*SHEET METAL HANDBOOK    ISBN 0-89586-757-5
     (you need these if you aren't already capable of
     building an Indy car in your garage)
  Ron Fournier, HP Books

SHEET METAL FABRICATION BASICS  ISBN 13:978-1-929133-46-8
ADVANCED SHEET METAL FABRICATION ISBN 1-929133-12-X
ULTIMATE SHEET METAL FABRICATION ISBN 0-9641358-9-2
  Timothy Remus, Wolfgang Publications

Fay Butler  http://faybutler.com/
and
Kent White  http://www.tinmantech.com/
and
David Gardiner  http://www.metalshapingzone.com/
have books, videos, classes and tools on sheet metal work and are all highly recommended.

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THE MODERN FORMULA 1 RACE CAR   ISBN 0-87938-823-4
   (the development of an F1 car from drawing board to racetrack - not a    
    lot of hard technical info, but some very interesting photos of
    trick parts being made)
   Nigel Macknight, Motorbooks Intl.

THE SPORTS CAR
     (good general text)
  Colin Chapman, Robert Bentley Inc. 

RACING CAR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT   ISBN 0-8376-0080-4
     (good general text by a noted designer)
  Len Terry and Alan Baker, Robert Bentley Inc.

RACE CAR ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS    ISBN 0-9617425-0-X
     (good general text by a noted engineer)
  Paul Van Valkenburgh,   Dodd, Meade

INDY CAR    ISBN 0-89586-103-8
  Roger Huntington, HP Books

LIGHT AIRPLANE CONSTRUCTION FOR AMATEUR BUILDERS
   L. Pazmany

THE POWER TO WIN - FORD COSWORTH RACING ENGINES    ISBN 0-900549-77-7
  John Blunsden, MRP

SUPERBIKE PREPARATION   ISBN 0-87938-301-1
  Jewel Hendricks, MRP (Motor Racing Publications)

TURBOCHARGERS    ISBN 0-912656-49-2
  Hugh MacInnes, HP Books

DESIGN AND TUNING FOR MOTOCROSS     ISBN 0-87938-129-9
 Jim Gianatsis, Motorbooks Intl.

POWER SECRETS     ISBN 0-931472-06-7
  Smokey Yunick, S-A Design

THE SOFT SCIENCE OF ROAD RACING MOTORCYCLES    ISBN 0-918226-11-2
  Keith Code, Acrobat Books

AIAA SECOND SYMPOSIUM AERODYNAMICS OF SPORTS AND COMPETITION
AUTOMOBILES    ISBN 0-87938-028-4
  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Western     
    Periodicals Co.

MOTORCYCLE DYNAMICS AND RIDER CONTROL   ISBN 
  Society of Automotive Engineers #SP-428

RACER'S COMPLETE REFERENCE GUIDE   ISBN 0-936834-08-0
  Steve Smith, Steve Smith Autosports

WEBER CARBURETTORS - THEORY    ISBN 0-903192-40-3
WEBER CARBURETTORS - TUNING AND MAINTENANCE    ISBN 0-85113-060-7
  John Passini, Speedsport

TUNING TWIN CAM FORDS   ISBN 0-85113-007-0
  David Vizard, Speedsport

THE GLASSFIBRE HANDBOOK   ISBN 
  R.H. Warring, Argus Books Limited

GLASS FIBER AUTO BODY CONSTRUCTION SIMPLIFIED
  John A. Wills, Post Motor Books

BUILD TO WIN   ISBN 0-85045-826-9
  Keith Noakes, Osprey

TWO-STROKE TUNER'S HANDBOOK    ISBN 0-912656-41-7
     (an out of print classic)
  Gordon Jennings, H.P. Books

You can find a PDF copy of Jennings' book here

THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE, VOL 1,2  
ISBN 0-262-70015-8, 0-262-70016-6
     (probably best left to the real engineers, unless you
     are good at reading around numbers/formulae)
  Charles Taylor, M.I.T. Press

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