If you've been immersed in air-cooled 911s for any length of time, then the author of this chunky tome, Bruce Anderson, will be a familiar name. He's a renowned technical writer and Senior Technical Advisor for the Porsche Club of America, as wellas a one-time columnist for 911 & Porsche World. This is the third edition of his Porsche 911 Performance Handbook, and it covers all the varients of the flat-six air-cooled engine. This book will take you from a basic engine rebuild to major modifications, including turbocharging and supercharging, whilst providing an excellent overview as to what makes the 911 engine tick. It's not all about the engine, though: suspension and brake upgrades, plus wheel and tyre options are covered within the 300-plus pages, and it's packed with excellent pictures and illustrations. Some of the mods covered might be beyond the average home mechnaic, but at least you'll understanad what works and why. --911 & Porsche World, September, 2009
Bruce's grasp of the intricacies of the 911 engine is excellent. This book is one of the best sources of information regarding the 911, and should be a staple in any owner's collection. The book focuses on the history of the 911 engine from a technical perspective, and then talks about performance modifications that can be performed on your car. The focus is the engine, with a lesser focus on the rest of the car's subsystems. The book's one drawback is the layout - the pictures don't match the text on the pages, and the index is just about useless. The book takes on more of an overview of the performance upgrade process with very little how-to focus. It's a great reference for learning about the modifications that you would want your mechanic or engine rebuilder to perform. Bruce's knowledge and integrity in his recommendations are also well respected in the Porsche industry. --Wayne R Dempsey
As a Porsche owner and enthusiast, we fall into two camps when it comes to our cars: 1. We want to take care of them and/or 2. We want them to go faster. Bruce Anderson takes care of us all with an upfront guide to getting the most out of your engine, suspension, brakes, wheels, and tires. He cuts though all the marketing junk out there and makes firm recommendations on what modifications to perform or dodge and the parts and sources that have worked for him and others in the past. Largely based on his advice and help, I built a turbo 911 from 288 horsepower to 450 horses over two years for about 10 grand. If not for this book, I'd still be sorting through the 'creative truths' provided by Porsche aftermarket suppliers. If you're even thinking about doing something like this, or if you just want to take better care of your car, this book is pennies on the dollar. --Porsche club US...By any measure, Porsche's 911 is one of the greatest sports cars of all time. A commercial sales success since its introduction, the 911 is arguably the most successfull competition car ever built, with victiries at the Monte Carlo rally, Targa Florio, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytone, and countless other events. The 911's incredible success ahs been based on tow key factors: a brilliant and charismatic design that provides the perfect car for performance tuners of all ambtion, and abilities, and Porsche's programme of aggressive and innovitive development, which has always kept the 911 several steps ahead of it's competition. Porsche 911 Performance Handbook 1963-1998 is the thrid book editied by Bruce Anderson's exhaustive guide to this famous sports car, covering the entire history of Porsche's air cooled 911s. One of the world's leading 911 experts, Anderson offers advice for buying a used 911, a wealth of information on engines rebuilding and modification, as well as everything you need to know about suspension - highly recommended! --Classic Car Mart, September, 2009
By any measure, Porsches 911 is one of the greatest sports cars of all time. A commercial sales success since its introduction, the 911 is arguably the most successful competition car ever built, with victories at the monte Carlo Rally, Targa Florio, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, and countless other events. The 911's incredible success has been based on two key factors - a brilliant and charismatic design that provides the perfect car for performance tuners of all ambitions and abilities, and Porsche's programme of aggressive and innovaative development which has always kept 911 several steps ahead of the competition. Porsch 911 performance handbook 1963-1998 is the third edition of Bruce anderson's exhaustive guide to this famous sports car, covering the entire history of Porsche's air-cooled 911's. One of the world's leading experts, Anderson offers advice for buying a used 911, a wealth of information on egine rebuilding and modification, as well as everything you need to know about suspension, brakes, wheels, attires, and transmissions. This book is a must-have whetehr you're a 911 owner looking to adda litttle extra oomph to your daily commute, a weekend racer, or a seasoned mechanic. --Bolton News, November, 2009
Just reprinted in it's third edition, this value-for-money title boasts more than 300 pages of advice for any owner or potential owner of an air-cooled porsche 911 - which effectivly means every derivative produced between 1963 and '98. And althoguh that might seem like a vast subject to cover in just the one book, authro Bruce Anderson manages to deal with all the essentials. Claimed by his pblisher to be ' one of the world's leading 911 exoerts', you're getting sensible, no-nonsense advice from somebody witha vast amount of experience. And after a detailed look at the development of the 911 and all the changes made throughout its career, it progresses to an in-depth look at buying an air-colled 911 and the potential pitfalls involved. Every version of the 911 is also given its own checklist, offering at-a-glance advice that will prove invaulable when inspecting any potential purchase. The third chapter is just a sinteresting, profiling the 911's air-cooled engine development ad the many and varied enhancments made to the legendary flat-six powerplant over the years. And then it's on to subsequent chapters, offering advice on how to get the most form your 911 - inclduing engine rebuilds, performance modifications, suspension rebuilds, brake upgrades and a whole lot more. There's no shortage of Porsche 911 books on the market - many of them offering practical advice for the owners and prospective buyers. But at just under twenty quid, this one deserves serious consideration in a crowded market. And don;t let the fact that it's form an American publisher put you off, as he majority of information provided is relevent to UK-spec models. --Classic Car Mart, September, 2009
The iconic Porsche 911 is that rarity--a world-class performance car that can still be improved. This book shows anyone with the tools and a modicum of skill how to make this great car even better with performance-enhancing tricks and techniques ranging from subtle to extreme. Focusing solely on the air-cooled cars produced from 1963 through early 1998, this third edition of the Porsche 911 Performance Handbook provides clearly illustrated, easy to follow instructions for making modifications to every working part of the car, from engine and transmission to suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, and more. Author and noted Porsche expert Bruce Anderson goes into questions about buying a 911, custom treatments, and maintenance. Detailed appendices list tune-up specs, conversion charts and handy formulas, and resources.
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Buchbeschreibung Motorbooks, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut - ungelesen, sehr gut mit leichten Mängeln an Schnitt oder Umschlag durch Lager- oder Transportschaden, als Mängelexemplar gekennzeichnet - Detailed tricks and techniques for enhancing the performance of air-cooled Porsche 911s, from the subtle to the extreme, with added info on maintenance, tune-ups, and resources. 304 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000064515