Classic Engines, Modern Fuel
The Problems, the Solutions
This book brings together a collection of popular articles previously published by the author in assorted car magazines. Based on in-depth research carried out at Manchester University, the articles investigate how classic engines respond to modern petrol/gasoline, and the results are presented here in a way that any enthusiast can understand.
One chapter ranks some brands and grades of modern petrol/gasoline, helping you choose the best type for your vehicle, while other chapters present the findings that debunk some of the myths about petrol/gasoline and engines. Real data is provided to help you tune your classic vehicle, and ensuring that it runs as it should. You will be able to experience the pleasure of driving your classic car instead of worrying about it breaking down.
The appendix gives a down-to-earth description of how to rebuild and tune SU and similar carburettors. After reading this, even a very nervous owner was able to rebuild and re-tune his twin SU carburettors.
Paul Ireland's years of experience and no-nonsense scientific approach will help you get the best from your classic car.
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A small and unassuming but extremely important book all restorers should read. Classic Cars --- Well done, Paul Ireland and Veloce Publishing! SpeedReaders --- an absolute "must-have" for the classic car fan. Well done! Autoliefhebbers.be --- A fascinating and eminently readable reference book. Kieron Fennelly --- If you have a reasonable understanding of your cars fuel system and wish to indulge further then this is the book for you. SIX appeal --- This is a recommended read for all car owners with classic engines. FromTheFrameUp --- a useful reference work for owners of older MGs who want to know how their engine works with the petrol they can buy on the forecourt. MG Owners Club Newsletter (Bournemouth & Poole) --- It is a slim volume, but there's a lot of useful information here. Even if you don't drive a 'classic'; as a petrolhead you should read it. IRDC Quattro