Tips On Choosing Rider Mower Books
Rider mowers are usually customizations of existing mower frames, but some of the newest and highest levels include more custom chassis design and fabrication. The platform itself is intriguing as it offers the potential use of utility engines and self-contained sequential transmissions.
For those interested in building a racer using a rider mower, we suggest learning metal fabrication, engine tuning, and race car preparation. Like any other form of racing, the rider mower is subject to the same physics, and so its worth studying a book on vehicle dynamics. This knowledge can be applied to any car or race car.
Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling
Chassis Engineering is a great introduction to race car design. In a practical and down-to-earth way, it covers the fundamentals of how race cars handle and the requirements for designing and constructing a car. The book includes chapters on chassis design, suspension design, frame construction, aerodynamics and tuning. Overall it provides the reader with the foundation of how the key components of a race car work and interact together.
High Performance Hardware: Fastener Technology for Racers and Enthusiasts
High performance hardware provides both theory and extensive practical information on hardware and fasteners. It covers material properties that relate to fasteners as well as pretty much every type of fastener used on a race vehicle.
Metal Fabricator's Handbook
Welder's Handbook : A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding
Teaches the essentials of fabricating with metals including metal properties, welding equipment, jigs, welding safety, brazing, cutting, and forming. The book goes into details on types of welding as well as consumables, fluxes and sample projects to practice with.
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
A guide to designing the engine as a system and constructing it to produce maximum horsepower. The design aspects use the airflow through each part of the engine as a basis for instruction. Provides detailed information on how to select, modify and tune each component to work at peak efficiency with others in the engine.
How to Make Your Car Handle
Teaches how to improve vehicle handling through suspension and chassis modifications and understanding vehicle dynamics. Includes basic suspension theory on roll centers, roll axis, camber change, bump steer, anti-dive, ride rate, ride balance as well practical chassis modifications.
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Prepare to Win: The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Professional Race Car Preparation
Carroll Smith's guide to preparing a race car for competition. Includes information about fasteners, riveting and welding, basic metal working, plumbing , fuel safety cells, electrical, brake system, clutch, suspension, wheels, tires, engine and gearbox and more.