Overview of the Automotive and Electrical Systems Projects Book
If you drive a high-performance vehicle, whether on the street or the racetrack, your electrical system needs to be up to snuff for optimal overall performance. The electrical system components of the car are every bit as important as the mechanical components, yet surprisingly few people are knowledgeable about automotive electrical performance, upkeep, and repair. CarTech Book's Workbench How-To second volume of the Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems series, subtitled Projects, will teach any reader with a working knowledge of cars to tinker with, repair, and upgrade the electrical performance of their car just as well if not better than they can with its mechanical systems.
In this book, Tony Candela, an automotive electronics expert with more than two decades of experience, gives you the fundamentals so you can take the information in the book and tackle installing the most beneficial products in your car or truck.
The guide is focused heavily on hot rods, but the information learned from it will carry over just as well to any other vehicle and enable a car hobbyist to do electrical work and upgrades on any type of vehicle, as circuitry differs far less from vehicle to vehicle than mechanical aspects do. The aspects of automotive electrical performance covered by this guide include, but are not limited to:
- basic circuitry work (both servicing the existing systems and upgrading to new systems),
- interior lighting,
- performance lighting,
- turn signals,
- performance gauges - selection and install,
- high performance charging systems,
- how to evaluate, optimize, and install electric cooling fans,
- how to determine alternator output,
- upgrade the alternator,
- relocate the car's battery and all associated wiring to the trunk;
- and lastly - installing an aftermarket wiring harness into a vehicle.
Replacing the entire electrical harness is not for the faint of heart, but Tony covers every aspect of the job in intricate detail, so when you finish your project you will know that it was done correctly and performs reliably.
Whether you want to install something as simple as a dome light, seek to upgrade their automotive electrical performance, a new set of electronic gauges, or even a new EFI system, this book will tell you and show you how, with easy-to-follow text, step-by-step captions, accompanied by detailed and sharp color photos.
For those who seek to upgrade their automotive electrical performance, Workbench How-To's book is the optimal tool.
Whether you want to install something as simple as a dome light, a new set of electronic gauges, or even a new EFI system, this book will tell you and show you how, with easy-to-follow text, step-by-step captions, accompanied by detailed and sharp color photos.
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Subject: Automotive wiring and electrical system projects with how-to instructions.
ISBN-10: 1613252293 | ISBN-13: 9781613252291 | CarTech Books SA345