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  • Mr Ree
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    Such awesome information here.

    Thanks for posting this up 13 years ago, Muz.

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  • jonesisabella3
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    Excellent..! Thanks for sharing the above useful guidelines.

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  • Billzilla
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    Originally posted by Billzilla View Post
    Um, when it starts working again ... http://www.bevenyoung.com.au/

    You can safely buy everything Smith has ever written and learn a lot from it.
    There's a cheaper place now ...
    www.abebooks.com
    I've bought a lot of books from them, very cheap and lots to choose from.

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  • cheapracer
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    Thanks for your time and effort Muz.

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  • Old Major
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    Originally posted by bigmuz
    http://www.carrollsmith.com/books/purchase.html

    http://www.carrollsmith.com/books/boxedset.html

    Boxed set for the win- $100 US plus shipping for every book he wrote.

    Jsut noticed the sae released a compilation he was working on when he passed away, photocopies of 15 sae papers on chassis and suspension design. $100 just for that! They're acting like it's a 'tribute' to him. Wankers...
    That is where I got mine from.

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  • jmac
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    I can only add a 'me too' for the recommendations on his tune to win, engineer to win, drive to win and screw to win (which is possibly 'actually' listed as the book on fasteners )


    Drive to win is probably the most amusing (though the humour is likely subtle and mild for most people's tastes, I liked it) and for 95% of us if we were only allowed one of his books, tune to win would be the one. there's absolutely bugger all in it that is 'dated'. Perhaps a little about tyre and shock absorbers, but it's very obvious as to where things have headed, and how to still be able to optimally apply everything he discusses in a modern context. Absolutely brilliant.

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  • Nero
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    yep, tech bookshop in vic has it...not worth the money IMHO

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  • BigMuz
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    http://www.carrollsmith.com/books/purchase.html

    http://www.carrollsmith.com/books/boxedset.html

    Boxed set for the win- $100 US plus shipping for every book he wrote.

    Jsut noticed the sae released a compilation he was working on when he passed away, photocopies of 15 sae papers on chassis and suspension design. $100 just for that! They're acting like it's a 'tribute' to him. Wankers...

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  • Billzilla
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    Originally posted by FaTs
    Where does one find Carroll Smiths books? Amazon?

    Um, when it starts working again ... http://www.bevenyoung.com.au/

    You can safely buy everything Smith has ever written and learn a lot from it.

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  • Bob Saget
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    Where does one find Carroll Smiths books? Amazon?

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  • Nero
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    "engineer in your pocket"?

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  • AlexinPerth
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    Nice, thanks Muz. Gotta book another tuning day now, try some of these changes!

    Alex.

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  • edo
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    lol, I think I paid $30 for a book that had all that in it. Its got lots more too, worth buying...only trouble is I cant remember which one it was!

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  • 2JZR31
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    Thanks Muz.

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  • BigMuz
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    I just looked for an email from a bloke and found it- I'd forgotten it completely!

    It really is awesome. The basis of it is open wheel cars from the eighties which is what Carroll was doing as a race engineer, however, the gist of it is true for all motorsport cars.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

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