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The Hot Rodder's Quick Reference
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Mopar Tech Special
Nine Lives CD-ROM
S.H.A.L.T.: The Book
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What do you do? Check The Reference. In it you find nearly two dozen suggestions to prep, fine tune, adjust, and repair your carb. All under the heading "Carburetor." All with references to guide you toward more information.
But then a fuel injection system catches your eye. You want to know what the pros think before you spend hundreds of dollars on it. What do you do? Check The Reference. In it you find specific references to three reviews of the system.
Still not sure? Check the Subject Index in The Reference. Ah! An article about fuel injection vs. carburetion. The index tells you where to find it.
Your mind made up, you want to call Holley and get the system of choice. Or maybe you'd rather get catalogs from the major wholesalers and see who's selling it cheapest this month. No problem; The Reference lists names, addresses, and phone numbers for well over 300 manufacturers and distributors.
The Reference is none other than The Hot Rodder's Quick Reference. Presented to you by Coltrane Productions.
It has over 2,000 references to product reviews.
It has over 300 manufacturers' names, addresses, and phone numbers.
It has over 400 entries in its subject index, all referenced.
It's easy to use, impeccably organized, and exhaustively cross-referenced.
If it's in here, you'll find it.
No rooting around through hundreds of entries all lumped under a broad category like "Engine." You need help with the intake manifold? 14 tips. Thermostat giving you problems? Four tips. Just look under "Thermostat" in the "Cooling System" chapter.
At the end of each of the 14 chapters, there is a product guide which is divided up the same way: by part type, just the way you need it.
Why sift through dozens of entries relating to the short block when what you need is help with piston rings? Just look up "Piston Rings." It's that easy.
Why are you still waiting? The Hot Rodder's Quick Reference only costs $10.
How much is your time worth to you?
Here's a list of the tech tips in The Reference. This doesn't even include the directory of product reviews, supplier contact list, and magazine index!
General Cleanup Car Wash Cloth Carbon Cleanup Electronic Parts Cleaning Engine Washing Hand Cleaning Hose Cleaning Rubber Cleaning Small Parts Cleaning General Engine Aluminum Protection Clearance Check Custom Detailing Custom Detailing II Engine Additive Engine Assembly Lube Engine Break-In Oil Engine Installation Protection Engine Machining Engine Teardown Prep Machine Work Parts Scrounging Parts Storage Remote Engine Cranking Simpler Engine Reassembly Stored Engine Port Cover Timing Mark Top Dead Center Location Trick Parts Source Tune-Up Order Tune-Up Tip General Shop Assembly Manuals Bead Blasting Assemblies Car Cover Transport Car Tarp Warning Chrome Plating & Bead Blasting Garage Security Record Keeping Mathematics Air Filter Size Formula Air Temperature/Horsepower Ratio Fuel Injector Formula Gear Ratio Formula Rearend Gear Ratio Formula Tire Diameter/Engine Speed Ratio Unsprung Weight Ratio Nuts n' Bolts Acorn Nuts AN Hose Check AN Fittings Wrench Bolt Locking Bolt Removal Bolt Selection Bolt Storage Bolt Tightening Bolt Tightening II Bolt Torque Chart Bolt Torquing Custom Mounting Brackets Gasket Assembly Lube Hard Line To AN Hose Lock Washer Replacement Making A Gasket Nut Threading O-Ring Holder Odd Hardware Source Sheetmetal Screw Swap Twelve-Point Bolts Wrist Pin Retainers Tools Engine Tools Crankshaft Timing Gear Puller Harmonic Balancer Puller Fabrication Manual Engine Turnover Shop Tools Cheap Portable Jack Cheap Portable Jack II Engine Crane Wheels Engine Stand Bolt Security Engine Stand Tray Fabrication Equipment Floor Jack Clearance Grinder Vibration Dampener Jack Stand Leveling Jack Stand Raising Power Saw Cleaning Toolbox Flare Wrench Damage G-Force Gauge Height Micrometer Alternative Metric Tool Identification Metric Tool Matchup Micrometer Alternative Screwdriver Drill Socket Screwdriver Screw Grabber Screwdriver Slippage Torque Wrench Tune-Up Wrench Bolt Grabber Paint and Body Doors Door Weathershields Inner Panel Installation Latch Detailing Glass Silicone-Free Glass Paint Chip Repair Easy Paint Removal Engine Painting Masking Foot-Deep Finish Paint Filter Painting Chrome Parts Sheetmetal Chevelle Inner Fender Note Countersinking Sheetmetal Drilling Cleanly Drilling Specific Depths Drilling Through Carpet Easier Fender Alignment Fender Installation Clearance Fiberglass Hood Hold-Down Sheetmetal Reinstallation Sheetmetal Tolerances Silicone-Free Sheetmetal Splatter Prevention Welding Safety Equipment Trim Odd-Shaped Washer Reservoirs Weatherstrip Installation Wiper Rehabilitation Undercarriage Gas Tank Strap Resto Undercarriage Cleaning Undercarriage Color Choice Undercarriage Protection Interior Carpets & Covers Trunk Mat Contouring Instrumentation Electric Tach Recalibration Gauge Grounding Oil Line Upgrade Tachometer Grounding Temperature Gauge Error Interior Trim Headlight Switch Problems Pedal Pad Installation Safety Devices Crotch Strap Installation Race Belt Buckle Placement Race Belt Mounting Angle Race Belt Pull Tab Margins Shoulder Harness Length Suspension Front Suspension Adjustable Shock Tuning Aligning MacPherson Struts Alignment Benefits Drag Race Alignment Weight Transfer Cheap Fix Weight Transfer Expensive Fix Weight Transfer Improvement Overall Suspension Adjustable Shocks Bushing Torquing Electronic Shocks Polyurethane Squeak Elimination Suspension Upgrade Rear Suspension Anti-Sway Bar Coil-Spring Airbag Coil-Spring Lift Bars Lift Bars Pinion Angle Adjustment Pinion Snubber Snubber Air Gap Tuning Spring Squat Prevention Underrider Bars Wheelhop Control Wheelhop Control II Steering Quick-Ratio Steering Rack & Pinion Swap Remote Power Steering Reservoir Steering Disassembly Tie-Rod Disassembly Superstructure Rollcage Subframe Connectors Tires & Wheels Air Pressure Drag Slick Pressure Hard Wheel Balance Fix Lug Nut Quality Overall Diameter Selection Racing Slicks Benefit Running Slicks Tape-On Wheel Weights Tire Diameter Chart Tire Diameter Chart II Tire Type Selection Tire UV Protection Tire-Wheel Matchup Wheel Cleaning Wheel Clearance Check Wheel Lug Torquing Wheel Securing Wheel Stud Size Wheel Stud Spacing Brake System Brake Lines Bleeder Caps Bleeding Brakes Front Line Clip Disc Brakes GM Intermediate Upgrade Drum Brakes Drum Backing Plate Cleanup Drum Backing Plate Repair Drum Brake Tools Drum Clip Interference Lightweight GM Brakes Emergency Brake Emergency Brake Removal Parking Brake Cleaning Parking Brake Maintenance Master Cylinder Brake Proportioning Valve Disappearing Fluid Power Brakes Grand National Power Assist Fuel System Air Intake Cold Air Benefits Dual Air Induction Hood Scoop Isolation Low-Restriction Filter Oil Breather Plug Carburetor Base Plate Breakage Booster Swap Bowl Screw Leak Carb Stud Alternative Carburetor Size Selection Carburetor Stand Fabrication Dual Throttle Return Springs Fuel Cup High-Gain Boosters Holley Gasket Lube Holley Jet Extensions Holley Metering Gasket Note Holley Power Valve Gaskets Holley Rear Jet Note Holley REO Pump Holley Vent Note Jet Tool Notched Holley Floats Parts Organization Staggered Jetting Venturi Polishing Fuel Lines Braided-Steel Fuel Line Fuel Cell Placement Fuel Line Angles Fuel Pressure Regulator Benefits Fuel Pump Current Fuel Pump Selection Hatchback Fuel Cell Barrier Gasoline Aviation Gasoline Nitromethane Additive Octane Selection Unleaded Gas Conversion Intake Manifold Aluminum Manifold Cooling Clean Manifold Swap Intake Gasket Adhesion Intake Manifold Cooling Intake Manifold Selection Intake Manifold Selection II Manifold Bolt Torquing Manifold Cooling Power Manifold Heat Shield Benefits Manifold Port Sizing Measuring Air/Fuel Distribution Race Port Sizing Rubber End Seal Swap Upper Intake Heat Shield Intercooler Intercooler Benefits Intercooler Style Choice Nitrous Oxide System Nitrous Benefits Nitrous Limits Spacer Fuel Flow Improvement Fuel Temperature Control Heat Sink Spacers K&N Stubstack Note Spacer Size Supercharger Supercharger Benefits Supercharger Cam Selection Supercharger Carb Tuning Supercharger Fuel System Supercharger Gaskets & Fasteners Supercharger Ignition Timing Supercharger Maintenance Turbocharger Hose Coupling Replacement Turbo Chilling Turbo Life Extender Electrical System Alternator Alternator Cleaning Keep The Alternator Battery Battery Charging Danger Battery Charging Warning Corrosion Prevention Full Charge Defined GM F-Body Trunk Mounting Overcharging Battery Trunk Mounting Trunk Mounting Benefits Computer Chipless Computer Reprogramming Distributor Chevrolet Distributor Note Chevrolet HEI Distributor Distributor Gear Gap Fuses Fuse Box Wiring Fuse Protection GM Extra Fuse Box Ignition Anti-Vibration Mounts Ignition Advance Guide Ignition Coil Anti-Vibration Ignition Coil Check Ignition Coil Placement Ignition Coil Selection Ignition Run-On Ignition Timing Ignition Tuning Ignition/Camshaft Timing Spark Plug Wires Boot Seizing Fix Header Interference Performance Wires Wire Looming Wire Sleeve Benefits Wire Sleeve Warning Spark Plugs Indexing New Engines Indexing Plugs Inserting Tough Plugs Performance Gapping Plug Gapping Reading Plugs Wiring Adel Clamp Installation Current Drain Test Mysterious Short Solution Power Distribution Box Rear Wiring Groove Soldering Connections Stereo Wire Selection Temporary Wire Tying Wire Crimping Wire Insulation Selection Wire Routing Wire Selection Wire Tying Wiring Harness Clamp Valvetrain Cylinder Heads Cylinder Head Airflow Cylinder Head Decking Cylinder Head Flatness Cylinder Head Selection Exhaust Port Sizing Head Bolt Installation Head Bolt Sealant Head Bolt Torquing Head Compression Boost Head Gasket Installation Head Gasket Selection Head Stud Torquing Stuck Head Removal Unsalvageable Heads Lifters Adjusting Lifter Preload Lifter Installation Lifter Order Lifter Reuse Stuck Lifter Retrieval Pushrods Bigger Pushrods Pushrod Bending Pushrod Length Pushrod Length II Pushrod Selection Pushrod Valve Lash Rocker Arms Rocker Arm Clearances Rocker Arm Cup Breaking Rocker Arm Lubrication Rocker Arm Oil Deflectors Rocker Coil Bind Valve Covers Quick Release Valve Covers Valve Cover Gasket Adhesion Valve Springs Damper Preparation Easier Valve Spring Assembly Easier Valve Spring Change Valve Spring Check Valve Spring Dressing Valve Spring Height Setup Valve Spring Height Tool Valves Exhaust Valve Timing Holding Valves Up Intake Valve Timing Max Valve Overlap Chart Valve Leak Detection Valve Overlap Benefits Valve Stem Seal Type Valve Stem Seals With Guides Engine Guts Block Block Honing Camshaft Cam Compression Selection Cam Gear Bolt Note Cam Rust Removal Camshaft Break-In Camshaft Selection Camshaft Timing Camshaft Timing Shortcut Dial Indicator Plunger Position Roller Cam Gear Note Two-Piece Cam Covers Connecting Rods Connecting Rod Bolt Selection Connecting Rod Numbering Connecting Rod Side Clearance Crankshaft Crankshaft Grinding Knife-Edged Crank Mopar 440 Crank Note Cylinders Compression Ratio Chart Compression Ratio Power Increasing Compression Misfiring Cylinder Location Optimal Compression Ratio Main Caps & Bearings Main Bearing Preparation Main Cap Fit Main Cap Numbering Two-to-Four Bolt Conversion Piston Rings Piston Ring End Gap Check Piston Ring Lubrication Piston Ring Distances Piston Ring Distances II Piston Ring Phasing Piston Ring Preparation Pistons Keith Black Piston Note Piston Fabrication Preferences Piston Fly-Cutting Piston Top Grinding Piston Tru-Arc Installation Piston Type Choice Piston Wall Clearance Measurement Piston Wall Clearances Piston/Cylinder Head Clearance Race Piston Warning Timing Chain Timing Chain Installation Engine Accessories Accessories Electric Pre-Oiler Oil Accumulator Oil Evacuator Leak Oil Pre-Heater Vacuum Leak Diagnosis Windage Tray Belts & Pulleys Cogged Belts Custom Brackets Oversized Pulleys Pulley Magnafluxing Reduced Ratio Pulley Squeaky Belt Quieting Oil Filter Oil Filter Bypass Blockoff Oil Filter Removal Remote Oil Filter Checks Oil Pan Dipstick Installation New Pan Cleaning Magnetic Drain Plug Oil Pump Melling Oil Pump Upgrade Oil Pump Pickup Cracks Oil Pump Pickup Depth Oil Pump Pickup Depth II Oil Pump Pickup Securing Pump Capacity Selection Starter Mini Starters Solenoid Wire Harness Starter Shims Cooling System Accessory Coolers Cooler Mounting Cooler Type Choice Cooling Line Choice Cooling Fans Clutch Fans Dual-Fan Cooling Factory Clutch Fans Fan-Radiator Clearance Fan Shroud Cooling Fan Shroud Flaps Cooling Lines Blue Silicone Hoses Bypass Cooling Coolant Selection Cylinder Head Cooling Ford 289 Overheating Fix No-Silicone Freeze Plugs Overheating Diagnostics Ribbed-Hose Problems Radiator & Pump Aluminum Radiator Overflow Can Mounting Pressure Cooling Water Pump Note Water Temp. Sending Unit Swap Thermostat Reduced Temperature Thermostat Thermostat Removal Thermostat/Computer Mismatch Thermostat Cooling Exhaust System Catalytic Converters Converter Mounting Gap Converter Selection Exhaust Pipes Crossover Counterpoint Crossover Pipe Installation Larger-Diameter Tips Oval Pipes System Backpressure Losses Headers Header Bolt Clearance Header Bolt Tightening Header Coating Header Design Choice Header Fitting Header Installation Header Tube Size Guide Merged Header Collector Oversized Headers Mufflers Muffler Flow Drivetrain Automatic Transmission ARP Flexplate Bolts ATF Drain Plug Cast Aluminum Pan Dipstick Installation Dipstick Race Prep Dipstick Tube Leak Flexplate Origin Four Speed Benefits GM Trans Gear Ratios Scattershield Bolt-On Shift Improver Kits Shifter Cable Placement Shifter Installation Trans-Header Clearance Fix Differential GM 10-Bolt Swap Driveshaft Driveshaft Failure Considerations Driveshaft Replacement Manual Transmission ARP Flywheel Bolts Clutch Air Gap Clutch Assembly Alignment Manual Transmission Installation Release Bearing Installation Slip-Yoke Slip-Yoke Leak Slip-Yoke Replacement Yoke Preparation Torque Converter Chevrolet Bolt Patterns Converter Terminology Transmission Mounts Bellhousing Bolts Polyurethane Trans Mount U-Joints GM U-Joint Lock Greaseless U-Joints U-Joint Needle Bearing U-Joint Replacement