The legendary ‘classic’ Land Rover – the mainstay of the four-wheel-drive market world-wide for over 60 years – was rebranded Defender in 1990, and has upheld Land Rover’s reputation for producing rugged workhorses, with unbeatable off-road capability. This Haynes Manual provides a practical guide to modifications and upgrades for Defender owners who wish to update or improve their vehicles. Coverage includes modifications for both recreational off-road use and to improve comfort and cosmetic appearance.
Miss Daisy in New York. Daisy Dalrymple reist mit ihrem frischgebackenen Ehemann Alec Fletcher von Scotland Yard nach Amerika. Im berühmten Chelsea Hotel in New York freundet Daisy sich mit einigen skurrilen Hotelgästen an. Bei einem Treffen mit dem Herausgeber des Magazins, für das sie schreibt, hört sie plötzlich einen Schuss – ein Reporter ist tot, doch der Täter kann entkommen. Mit ihren neuen Freunden mischt Daisy sich in die Ermittlungen ein. Eine Spur zum Mörder führt sie quer durch das Amerika der Roaring Twenties. Ein Kriminalfall aus den Goldenen Zwanzigern voll skurriler Figuren.
How to Modify for High Performance & Serious Off-road Action
Author: Ralph Hosier
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Buying a Range Rover, Land Rover Discovery or Defender can be just the start of a wonderful adventure. This book describes the options available to the owner, from big wheels and suspension lifts, under-body protection and tuning ideas, right up to how to convert the car into a high speed racer or an international expedition vehicle. with clear, jargon-free instructions, advice on events like family weekend green-laning, international expeditions and full-on competition, accompanied by colour photographs throughout, this is the definitive guide to getting the most from these exciting vehicles.
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.
A quarter of a century ago, the Land Rover Discovery defined at a stroke how traditional 4 x 4 all-terrain ability could co-exist with family-estate practicality at an affordable price. Since 1989, the Discovery has gone through several iterations, but its essential qualities have remained unchanged. Practical, capable, and above all completely distinctive - the stepped roof seemed odd at first but now defines the Discovery shape - the Discovery has gone on to become one of Land Rover's best-loved products. Land Rover Discovery - 25 Years of the Family 4 x 4 looks in detail at the four generations of Discovery, including full specification details and production histories. Topics covered include the design and development of the original Discovery in the late 1980s, and the move into North America; the new 300Tdi engine and R380 gearbox of 1994, and the BMW takeover; Series II models of 1998-2004, and Land Rover's move from BMW to Ford; Discovery 3/'LR3' - 2004-2009, and the new TDV6 engine, developed by Jaguar; Discovery 4/'LR4' - the all-purpose family luxury car; special editions and derivatives of all four generations of Discovery, including Discoverys for the emergency services and the Camel Trophy and G4 Challenge competition vehicles. Superbly illustrated with 351 colour photographs.
Researched in incredible detail, this book explores the story of the timeless VW bus, from early origins through to the present day. This entirely new edition includes details of many of the different camper conversions, and examines the social history and the T2’s evolution. Including full specifications, production figures and buying advice, this is a must for any VW enthusiast.
Available again after a long absence! Always big on character and charm, Fiat’s little cars played an important international roll in providing affordable and practical private transport for millions who had previously thought their dream impossible. With particular emphasis on the now classic 600 and Nuova 500 cars, this book tells the full story of these ‘baby’ Fiats. Built, and exported to, many countries outside of the marque’s native Italy, over 6.5 million Topolinos, 600s and Nuova 500s were sold, and an amazing number survive to this today. Also covered are the wonderful models built on these cars’ tiny chassis by Italy’s leading coachbuilders, and the motorsport success achieved by the Abarth versions of the little cars that everybody loves.
Paul Kupelwieser war ein osterreichischer Industrieller. Er lebte von 1843 bis 1919. In seinem 1918 erschienen Buch "Aus den Erinnerungen eines alten Osterreichers" beschreibt er sein interessantes und zeitweise abenteuerliches Leben. Kupelwieser war leitender Mitarbeiter von Albert Salomon Anselm von Rothschild, er war Generaldirektor der Eisen- und Stahlwerke in Ternitz (Niederosterreich), Teplitz und 1876-93 der Witkowitzer Eisenwerke. 1893 kundigte er seine gut dotierte Position und kaufte die Brioni Inseln - ein Archipel aus insgesamt 14 kleinen Inseln, die wie grune Edelsteine im blauen Meer der kroatischen Adria liegen. Der beruhmte Bakteriologe Robert Koch durfte auf seinen Inseln forschen, Kupelwieser investierte in neue Hafenanlagen und forderte die lokale Wirtschaft, wie den Weinbau. Der Verlag der Wissenschaften verlegt historische Literatur bekannter und unbekannter wissenschaftlicher Autoren. Dem interessierten Leser werden so teilweise langst nicht mehr verlegte Werke wieder zugangig gemacht. Das vorliegende Buch ist ein unveranderter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe."
A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany, 28-30 March 2001
Author: U. Kiencke,G. L. Gissinger
Category: Technology & Engineering
This Proceedings contains the papers presented at the Third IFAC Workshop on "ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE CONTROL" held in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 28-30 March 2001. As the subject indicates, the aim of this workshop was to discuss not only the latest advances related to motor vehicles, but also, and more generally, to exchange ideas between academic partners, car manufacturers and subcontractors. The plenary lectures are of great importance and the thematic sessions in the different sections are the essence of such workshops. However, the discussions between experts in the different fields, the meetings between people from industry, universities and public or private laboratories, as well as the resulting exchange of ideas, are as important. Research is often criticized for providing merely theoretical results and for the insufficient number of its applications. The motor vehicle industry offers a wide field of applications in which we can validate all techniques, tools and methods. This allows us to be involved in all the areas of fundamental research, in all the different possible approaches from fundamental research to technology transfer, and to observe the actual effects of our results. The increase in road traffic was a major problem of the last century. It is clear that one of the challenges of the XXIst century will be to improve driving safety and comfort. The sessions in the Proceedings volume are divided as follows: Driveline control, Driveline modelling, Vehicle dynamics (I and II), Electronic architecture, Intelligent components, Engine control (I and II), Engine modelling, Modelling of combustion and turbo-charging, Diagnostics and Subsystems. The quality of the papers and the diversity of their origins clearly show the interest taken in this key sector of our research and industry.