New Hemi Engines: 2003 to Present: How to Build Max Performance by Larry Shepard

Looking to transform your Gen III Hemi into an even more responsive and faster powerplant? Check out this new how-to guide from CarTech author and expert Larry Shepard.

The New Hemi engine has an aggressive persona and performance to match. Powering the Challenger, Charger, Ram trucks, and other vehicles in the Chrysler lineup, the New Hemi produces at least one horsepower per cubic inch.

Unleashed in 2003, the New Hemi has been offered in several iterations, including the 5.7-, 6.1-, 6.2-, and now the 6.4-liter. With each successive engine introduction, Chrysler has extracted more performance. And with the launch of the Hellcat 6.4 supercharged engine, Chrysler built the highest horsepower production engine ever made, at 707 hp.
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The Cars of Trans-Am Racing: 1966-1972 by David Tom

David Tom, Founder and Registrar of the Historic Trans-Am Registry, presents a stunning tribute to the cars of Trans-Am racing- the only  book in print on the popular race series, referred to by David Friedman as “the pony car wars”. This beautiful hardcover book contains many photos never-before-seen in print, with high-gloss pages and color photos aplenty.

Features include insight and interviews from the original car builders and teams who maintained the cars, and a full history of Trans-Am racing from the very first event in 66 at Daytona. Continue reading “The Cars of Trans-Am Racing: 1966-1972 by David Tom”

Review of Jeep, Dana & Chrysler Differentials by Larry Shepard

This is the second book I’ve reviewed from CarTech, and I have to say I’m impressed with the consistent high quality of their books. These are the perfect how-to manuals for anyone who likes to work on cars, as they are very straight-forward and easy to follow as well as loaded with some really great info and helpful tips. Continue reading “Review of Jeep, Dana & Chrysler Differentials by Larry Shepard”