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Engineer to Win (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – January 11, 1985
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Carroll Smith presents the information logically, clearly and with the correct amount of depth so that you may make cognizent decisions. He is able to write in such a way that it reads easily...as though you have recorded your conversation as he answers your many questions. It is not dull, engineering jargon but interesting, factual data presented well. It would be nice if all subjects were as well documented and presented. A thanks to Mr. Smith for sharing the information. It must have taken many years (and lessons) to gather.
The pictures are done well, the graphs and tables present the information clearly and adequately backup his statements. If you read the book and absorb all that is presented for you, you will be a much wiser individual for the experience. You will be a better racecar builder AND a better driver as you will understand what is happening as you navigate the course.
I would recommend not only this book but the entire "to WIN" series as they all share these traits.
Smith spent nearly the first third of the book explaining the history, refining, and structure of steel. Interesting stuff but what he was getting to was why ferrous metals fail, and not all of the information in the first third of the book was required for that. And this is a metals book, he had little experience with composites and there is really no useful information about them in the book.
All of his information on threaded fasteners is in his fastener book (which is very good) so reducing that would have made more space for info about race car systems.
I was surprised to see that much of his info about welding was either outdated or incorrect according to the American Welding Society.
So, don't expect too much from this one and check critical information with other sources.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best book on metallurgy for Aluminum and race car and metal working ethics.Published 5 months ago by Christina
Author needs to get over himself. Every chapter I read all he talked about for the first few paragraph, if not pages, was how you needed to buy his other book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alex Knox
My son is currently a mechanical engineering student and involved with Future Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE). He had to have this book. He has told me it's a great book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nitnoy
In college times the only copy of this book in the library passed a long time in my hands.
It was a pleasure, in this digital age where a lot of application make the... Read more
Anything by Carroll Smith deserves five stars. He selflessly shares his race car how to knowledge and experience saving you some heart ache. Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by Zac M
Good information on suspension for the understanding ofd the dynamics, and offers solutions that are applicable to your suspension, would recommend this bookPublished on December 21, 2013 by Jim Mann