View Single Post
Old 06-13-2013, 10:31 PM   #3

Yellow_Glide's Avatar
Drives: 2011 1LT "Chakita". 04 Yota
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Round Rock, TX
Posts: 823
From your original post sounds like your looking for general working knowledge so I'll offer a few thoughts. Take a look at the "how stuff works" website under automotive and get an idea of what you know and at what level. The purpose is for you to deteine what you want to learn. Start with the basics: engines, transmissions and suspension.

For engines, if you understand the basic principles of how a four cycle lawn mower works the. You may want to focus on the subsystems of cams / valvetrain. The crane cams website has some great docs you can download and print out. For what you would pay for a book you can buy a lot of paper and ink. Next you could look at heads, crankshafts / rods and pistons, then oilong system.

If you go the book route to build a reference library, look for an older book Chevrolet Power. This book was the bible years ago but there is a section in book on suspension which is outstanding. For newer books, most places like Barnes and noble will give excerpts from the books so you can check the authors writing style, content, etc. if the author assumes you have a certain level of knowledge you may be trying to read several books at the ame time.

Hope this helps.
Hi, my name is Chakita. I have cams!!!!

Build thread:

Yellow_Glide is offline   Reply With Quote