Detroit Speed's How To Build A Pro Touring Car by Tommy Lee ByrdDetroit Speed's How To Build A Pro Touring Car by Tommy Lee Byrd

Detroit Speed's How To Build A Pro Touring Car

byTommy Lee Byrd, Kyle Tucker

Paperback | October 21, 2014

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Trends in automotive modification come and go; some are outlandish, some are practical. Currently, the trend is Pro Touring. While it's expensive, it definitely leans toward the practical. It was originally a name used for GM cars, but "Pro Touring" has come to mean a style for all cars from many years. It is essentially the art of adding modern technology to aged designs to create cars that start, stop, drive, handle, and behave like modern performance cars. You can do this in many ways and choose from many suppliers.

Detroit Speed is at the forefront of the Pro Touring movement. The company is in a unique position to design and manufacture parts; they also build cars and test the parts for their effectiveness on the street and track. Kyle and Stacy Tucker have used their considerable engineering skill and marketing savvy to create a unique company that leads the Pro Touring movement.

You will discover the history of Detroit Speed and how they design performance parts. Learn-to-install sections cover front subframe and rear suspension assemblies as well as upgrades to wheel tubs, brakes, fuel system, driveline, cooling system, and more; also included is an LS swap. The featured cars are customer builds as well as Detroit Speed test cars including a number of different Chevrolet products, a 1966 Mustang, and a 1969 Charger.Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Caris an important edition to every performance enthusiast's library.

. He has many years of experience writing automotive articles (from features to technical how-to) and shooting pro-level photographs. Tommy grew up as the son of an expert custom auto body and paint man, and calls Dayton, Tennessee, his home.Author Kyle Tucker and his wife Stacy are the founders and co-owners of Detroit Speed and Engin...
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Title:Detroit Speed's How To Build A Pro Touring CarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613251378

ISBN - 13:9781613251379

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Kyle Busch 


Introduction 


Chapter 1:

Pro Touring Explained 
Why Pro Touring? 
Choose Your Poison 
Who Is Detroit Speed? 
Chapter 2: Skills, Techniques and Tools 
Who Can Build a Pro Touring Car? 
Where Can a Pro Touring Car Be Built? 
What Tools Are Needed? 

Chapter 3:

Chassis 
Body-On-Frame 
Unibody 
Subframe Connectors 
Roll Cage 
Mini-Tubs 
Project: Deep Tubs Installation 


Chapter 4:

Front Suspension 
Geometry 101 
Ride Height 
Subframe and Front Suspension Assembly 
Control Arms 
Bushings and Ball Joints 
Spindles 
Springs and Shocks 
Anti-Roll Bar 
Steering 
Alignment 
Project: Subframe Assembly and Installation

Chapter 5:

Rear Suspension 
Leaf-Spring Suspension 
Multi-Link Suspension 
Rear-End Housing 
Ride Height 
Control Arms 
Springs 
Shocks 
Track Locator 
Anti-Roll Bar 
Project: QUADRALink Rear Suspension Installation 

 

Chapter 6:

Brakes 
Rotors 

Calipers 

Pads 
Master Cylinder 
Lines, Hoses and Fittings 
Proportioning Valve 
Fluid 
Project: Brake System Assembly 
Chapter 7: Tires and Wheels 
Tire Sizing and Ratings 
Wheel Sizing and Construction 
What Will Fit? 


Chapter 8:

Engine and Drivetrain 
GM LS-Series Engine 
Ford Modular Engine 
Modern Hemi Engine 
Crate Engines 
Engine Upgrades 
Making the Swap 
Transmission 
Project: Engine Installation 

Chapter 9:

Wiring and Plumbing 
Power Source 
Wiring Harness 
Plumbing 
Project: Wiring Harness Installation 


Chapter 10:

Pro Touring Cars 
1969 Camaro: COPO Conversion 
1966 Mustang: Fastback Flyer 
1963 Chevy II: Size Matters 
1965 Chevelle: Simplicity Wins 
The Camaros: Eternal Test Cars