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Mopar B-Body Performance Upgrades 1962-79 (S-A Design)

by Andrew Finkbeiner

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This seems to be a very comprehensive manual for the do-it-yourselfer fans of Mopar vehicles. Lots of step by step explanations as well as pictures to make it a great resource for those undertaking a project. ( )
  stampylisa | Jan 14, 2013 |
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An extremely well written manual for the early (best) Mopar lovers. Easy to read and understand with clear photos. This is a perfect addition to my other Performance manuals. ( )
  battlinjack | May 10, 2012 |
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I like that this book has a very fluid writing style, making it easy to read. This book is not for newbies: the "average" person who is reading this book should know the parts of a muscle car and have some basic background in classical mechanics.
  lisa2 | May 7, 2012 |
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My neighbor collects the Plymouth Fury: she has a ’66, a ’73, and a tattoo on her shoulder. While the Fury isn’t exactly a muscle car—it was a C-body, while the models discussed here are B-bodies—it has enough common components to make her comments valuable.

She tells me this book is nicely organized; each chapter is sufficiently self-contained to explain a project, but builds on explanations for those previous. Illustrations are crisp, well-captioned, and useful. The text provides both general background explanation and specific pointers or techniques; Finkbeiner, also an attorney, clearly knows how to organize information and write well, making this volume much easier to follow than the old Chilton manuals. And while those volumes are still necessary for detailed reference (Finkbeiner does not get to the wiring-diagram level of detail), this book provides the theory to make those diagrams understandable.
  EverettWiggins | Apr 13, 2012 |
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This beautifully-illustrated book is a guide to hot-rodding your old Mopar muscle car. It is not a restoration guide. The assumption is that you've got a nice Road Runner (or Satellite or Charger, etc. ) and want to make it go fast. There is detailed information on drivetrain, brake, and suspension mods. For example, this is not about hunting down NOS suspension parts - it's about installing a state of the art suspension system, better than what was on any car on the road when your baby left the factory.
Several color photos are on every page. Each chapter has a well-illustrated step-by-step project, and plenty of other ideas. Inspirational (unless you're a real purist), but not for novices. The author assumes that you know your way around a wrench. ( )
  WaltNoise | Apr 13, 2012 |
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Mopar B-Body Chrysler muscle cars built from the mid 60s to the late 70s include classic models such as the Charger, Road Runner, GTX, Super Bee, and Coronet. Automotive technology has vastly improved since these cars were manufactured, and therefore owners can now enjoy the muscle car experience with a comfortable ride, sharp handling, an efficient transmission, and many creature comforts.

This book explains how to choose the ideal heads, cams, intake, and carb for a complete top-end performance package. In addition, the author discusses and explains the building of a stroker engine. When going fast, you must be able to stop, so substantial brake upgrades are a necessity. All the stock disc upgrades and aftermarket offerings are included, including Baer and Wilwood systems.

Author Andrew Finkbeiner explains how to fabricate, as well as install, subframe connectors and upgrade K-frame members.

A number of weight-saving techniques that vastly improve handling and performance are revealed. Finkbeiner also goes into detail on how to select proper performance components, upgraded steering boxes, overdrive transmissions, clutch, exhaust, electrical system upgrades, and so much more. This B-Body performance guide is a must-have for Mopar aficionados.
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Make old cars go fast / install cool new custom parts / and take to the street

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