Practical Engine Airflow


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Practical Engine Airflow: Performance Theory and Applications is an important tome for understanding the principles of how air affects your engines.

Engine airflow performance impacts your intake, cylinders, heads and exhaust system. It is critical to your engine's power and anyone that chooses to work on their engine needs to comprehend the dynamics and physics behind it.

Now, before you let words like "dynamics" and "physics" scare you off, this book tackles these processes in layman's terms. Within these pages are the building blocks on specific procedures for applying practical and simplified principles to managing and unlocking your engine's potential. The author covers V-8s, V-6s and imported 4-cylinder engines. You'll learn about:

  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Air density
  • Fuel consumption
  • Air motion
  • Boundary layers
  • Intake flow port capacity
  • Obstructions
  • Air velocity
  • Pressure changes

A level of skill isn't really required. Whether you're a seasoned engine builder or someone that tinkers in the driveway, understanding the fundamentals of engine airflow performance found in Practical Engine Airflow: Performance Theory and Applications will only make you a better craftsman.

While this is a book that's best read cover to cover, the chapter breakdown lets you easily find what you need. You've got Airflow Basics, Combustion Chambers, Intake Manifold and more. Within each chapter, there's a thorough study of airflow in relation to carburetors, throttle bodies, plenum characteristics, exhaust flow tuning and flow benching. You'll get the basics for dealing with pressure changes, torque peak RPM, lift-to-diameter ratios, mixture conditioning and wave tuning. There are details about finding the software program to best suit your purposes.

If you don't know why your valve size is critical to turning air through cylinders with the smoothest flow or how the throttling device regulates engine speed and power output that varies air delivery, it's time to learn more about engine airflow performance. Author John Baechtel is a former editor at Hot Rod and Car Craft. He's also a founder of the Westech Performance Group's engine dyno-testing facility. He's put over three decades of experience with high performance engines into Practical Engine Airflow: Performance Theory and Applications, as well as manuals like Performance Automotive Engine Math and Competition Engine Building.

Note: This manual is a print on demand by the publisher and thus has black and white photos and diagrams. It's harder to get; however, we keep this manual in stock and offer Free and Fast Shipping to our continental US48 customers.

Subject: Theory and applications behind engine airflow. ISBN-10: 1613255241 | ISBN-13: 9781613255247 | CarTech Books SA308P


  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: John Baechtel
  • Pages: 160 - With 300 B&W photos and charts
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-61325-524-7