MGB Electrical Systems

Updated & Revised New Edition
Author: Rick Astley
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
ISBN: 9781787110526
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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This book is essential reading for every MGB enthusiast. The mechanical aspects and the restoration of the vehicle have been written about in numerous publications but the so often maligned electrical systems has never before been comprehensively covered. For those new to vehicle electrical systems the book provides a simple primer using mechanical analogies. Each system in the car has its own chapter, with simple and uncluttered circuit diagrams in which each wire can be seen in its real colours. More than a how-to-do guide, the book also explains the "why" of each system and procedure, aiding diagnostics when things don’t go quite as they should. The many fault finding guides help pin those elusive problems down. For those wishing to improve the car for reliability and safety.

Classic British Car Electrical Systems

Your Guide to Understanding, Repairing and Improving the Electrical Components a
Author: Rick Astley
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842154
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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This book covers British car electrical systems from 1950 to 1980. Particular emphasis is placed on the Lucas, Smith and SU components that were ubiquitous in British cars of the period. Each major system is given its own chapter, providing theory, component parts and full system operating explanations. Modifications are suggested for those wishing to bring performance and reliability up to more modern standards. Fault-finding charts, cross referenced to the appropriate pages in the book, are provided throughout.

The MG Midget & Austin-Healey Sprite High Performance Manual

Enlarged & updated 4th Edition
Author: Daniel Stapleton
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178711001X
Category: Transportation
Page: 418
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This totally revised, updated and enlarged book is THE complete guide to building a fast MG Midget or Austin-Healey Sprite for road or track. Daniel has been continuously developing his own 'Spridget' for years, and really does know what works and what doesn't when it comes to building a fast Midget or Sprite. Best of all, this book covers every aspect of the car, from the tyre contact patch to the rollover bar, and from radiator back to exhaust tailpipe. This new edition contains updated information for parts and suppliers, many new photos, and features new material covering aerodynamics, including results from testing the effect of modifications at the MIRA wind tunnel. With over 400 mainly colour photos and exclusive tuning advice, this is a MUST for any Sprite or Midget owner.

Jaguar/Daimler XJ

The Essential Buyer's Guide
Author: Peter Crespin
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842006
Category: Transportation
Page: 64
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Consumer guides & advice.

How to Build & Power Tune Distributor-Type Ignition Systems

New 3rd Edition!
Author: Des Hammill
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841867
Category: Transportation
Page: 64
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Expert practical advice from an experienced race engine builder on how to build an ignition system that delivers maximum power reliably. A lot is talked about ignition systems and there is a bewildering choice of expensive aftermarket parts, which all claim to deliver more power. Des Hammill cuts through the myth and hyperbole and tells readers what really works, so that they can build an excellent system without wasting money on parts and systems that simply don't deliver. Ignition timing and advance curves for modified engines is another minefield for the inexperienced, but Des uses his expert knowledge to tell readers how to optimize the ignition timing of any high-performance engine.

How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork

Tips, Techniques & Step-by-step Procedures - Applies to ALL Meta-bodied Cars
Author: Martin Thaddeus
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845844114
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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A guide to body and chassis restoration offers advice on all aspects of restoration for metal-bodied cars, including patching panels, removing dents, and protecting against rust.

Fast Ladies

Female Racing Drivers 1888 to 1970
Author: Jean François Bouzanquet
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842251
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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It took a great deal of determination on the part of women to sweep aside male resistance from the inner circles of the motoring world. A veritable saga with a wealth of illustrations spanning almost a century of motor racing. Over forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

The Collector's Guide
Author: Andrew Ralston,Mike Forbes
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841255
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 128
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Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.

Forza Minardi!

The Inside Story of the Little Team Which Took on the Giants of F1
Author: Simon Vigar
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841603
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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After 20 years of glorious ‘failure’, the best-loved team in Formula One is consigned to the history books, and it deserves one of its own. Minardi had a successful time in Formula Two until the tiny Italian outfit was ready to hit the big time in 1985. It somehow survived in F1’s shark-infested waters as bigger teams (Lotus, Arrows, Tyrrell) were dragged under. They have a truly international fan-base and are the ‘second team’ of most F1 devotees. Minardi is held in such affection as everyone loves the plucky underdog – Minardi’s annual budget would have lasted one month at the other Italian team up the road. Yet, from its plant in Faenza near Bologna, Minardi has produced cars that qualify, sometimes score points and often lead the way in their technology. Gian Carlo Minardi also developed a reputation as a fabulous talent-spotter – Fisichella, Trulli, Webber and the youngest ever World Champion Alonso all started their F1 careers with Minardi. For the last five years, Minardi was owned by controversial Australian tycoon Paul Stoddart. Cast as David against the Goliath of F1’s governing body, Stoddart constantly hit the headlines as he tried to get a more equal share of the sport’s billions. Ultimately, he failed and Red Bull has now bought the team. Despite a petition of 15,000 names, the Minardi name has vanished from the F1 grid and true motorheads miss it. This is the one and only inside account, with exclusive, comprehensive interviews with bosses, drivers and engineers. 140 unique photos complete this revalationary tale.

BMW GS

The Essential Buyer's Guide
Author: Peter Henshaw
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841352
Category: Reference
Page: 64
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BMW's GS series is one of the world's milestone motorcycles and has been in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the 'adventure sport' category and in many ways, it's the Range Rover of motorcycling.

Ford Escort RS1800


Author: Graham Robson
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841409
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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The Ford Escort MkII was a worthy successor to the original MkI. It became Ford's most successful rally car and the cars are still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. Contains full details of every 'works' Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.

Menschheit 2.0

Die Singularität naht
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Lola Books
ISBN: 3944203135
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 672
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Das Jahr 2045 markiert einen historischen Meilenstein: Es ist das Jahr, in dem der Mensch seine biologischen Begrenzungen mithilfe der Technik überwinden wird. Diese als technologische Singularität bekannt gewordene Revolution wird die Menschheit für immer verändern. Googles Chefingenieur Ray Kurzweil, dessen wahnwitzigen Visionen in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten immer wieder genau ins Schwarze trafen, zeichnet in diesem Klassiker des Transhumanismus mit beispielloser Detailwut eine bunt schillernde Momentaufnahme der technischen Evolution und legt dar, weshalb diese so bald kein Ende finden, sondern im Gegenteil immer weiter an Dynamik gewinnen wird. Daraus ergibt sich eine ebenso faszinierende wie schockierende Vision für die Zukunft der Menschheit.

Digitale Bildverarbeitung

Eine Einführung mit Java und ImageJ
Author: Wilhelm Burger,Mark James Burge
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 354027653X
Category: Computers
Page: 532
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Die Autoren geben eine fundierte Einführung in die wichtigsten Methoden der digitalen Bildverarbeitung. Dabei steht die praktische Anwendbarkeit im Vordergrund, formale und mathematische Aspekte sind auf das Wesentliche reduziert, ohne dabei auf eine präzise und konsistente Vorgehensweise zu verzichten. Der Text eignet sich für technisch orientierte Studiengänge ab dem 3.Semester und basiert auf der mehrjährigen Lehrerfahrung der Autoren zu diesem Thema. Der Einsatz in der Lehre wird durch zahlreiche praktische Übungsaufgaben unterstützt. Das Buch eignet sich auch als detaillierte Referenz für Praktiker und Anwender gängiger Verfahren der digitalen Bildverarbeitung, z.B. in der Medizin, der Materialprüfung, der Robotik oder der Medientechnik. Softwareseitig basiert das Buch auf der in Java implementierten und frei verfügbaren Bildverarbeitungsumgebung ImageJ.

Vergleichende Regierungslehre

Eine Einführung
Author: Hans-Joachim Lauth
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531901060
Category: Political Science
Page: 397
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Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft bildet einen Kernbestand der Politikwissenschaft. Der Band "Vergleichende Regierungslehre" gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die methodischen und theoretischen Grundlagen der Subdisziplin und erläutert die zentralen Begriffe und Konzepte. In 16 Beiträgen werden hierbei nicht nur die klassischen Ansätze behandelt, sondern gleichfalls neuere innovative Konzeptionen vorgestellt, die den aktuellen Forschungsstand repräsentieren. Darüber hinaus informiert der Band über gegenwärtige Diskussionen, Probleme und Kontroversen und skizziert Perspektiven der politikwissenschaftlichen Komparatistik. Die "Vergleichende Regierungslehre" dient sowohl zur Einführung in die Thematik als auch zu deren Vertiefung.

Eine Geschichte der Oper

Die letzten 400 Jahre
Author: Carolyn Abbate,Roger Parker
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406655432
Category: Music
Page: 735
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Die Oper ist in vielerlei Hinsicht das außergewöhnlichste künstlerische Medium der letzten 400 Jahre: Opernhäuser, Ausstattung, Technik und nicht zuletzt die Künstler lassen sie zu einer nachgerade unerschwinglich teuren Kunstform werden – eine Kunstform, die zudem offenkundig unrealistisch ist. Und doch vermag nichts anderes menschliche Leidenschaften mit solch überwältigender Kraft, Dramatik und Gefühlsstärke auszudrücken wie gerade die Oper. Dieses Buch – seit langem die erste einbändige und zugleich umfassende Gesamtdarstellung zu diesem Thema – liest sich wie eine Ode an die Oper selbst. Seine beiden Autoren stellen zahlreiche Werke der bekanntesten Opernkomponisten vor: von Monteverdi, Händel und Mozart über Verdi, Wagner, Strauss und Puccini bis zu Berg und Britten. Sie bieten einen anschaulichen, oft amüsanten und stets informativen Überblick über die sozialen und politischen Hintergründe der jeweiligen Kompositionen, beziehen deren literarische Kontexte und die wirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse mit ein, unter denen sie entstanden sind, und vernachlässigen auch nicht die Polemiken, die das Operngeschehen über die Jahrhunderte kontinuierlich begleitet haben. Auch wenn inzwischen die beliebtesten und langlebigsten Werke aus einer längst vergangenen Epoche stammen, deren Lebensumstände uns heute völlig fremd sind – und auch wenn die zeitgenössische Oper heutzutage auf den Bühnen kaum eine Rolle spielt –, so hat die Oper doch nichts an Reiz, Lebendigkeit und Attraktion eingebüßt. Heute wie vor 400 Jahren lässt sie das Publikum Tränen vergießen, zischen, heftig debattieren oder in Begeisterungsstürme ausbrechen. In dieser Wirkungsmacht übertrifft sie jede andere Kunstform.