Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering Volume 4: Ignition, Starters, Generators, Batteries, Electrical Repairs


Mark Bussler


Volume 4 in this illustrated five-part series highlights ignitions, starters, generators, batteries, and electrical repairs.

The Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering series spans five volumes with more than 1500 images and diagrams for enthusiasts, collectors, and mechanics. Volume 4 includes:
– Digitally restored images and diagrams
– Big 7” x 10” pages
– Easy to read writing style
– Author’s original page layouts
– Classic type font and hand-drawn lettering
– Bold retro-style cover

Everything that you ever wanted to know about the inner workings of antique cars, trucks, bikes, engines, tractors, and more are included in this expansive tome of knowledge. Originally printed in 1926, this vast wealth of knowledge for classic car lovers was digitally restored and enhanced by writer-historian Mark Bussler and the CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop for a new generation of automobile enthusiasts.

This detailed, illustrated book collection is a must-have reference guide for all owners of period automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, and anything powered by early 20th-century engines. Enlarged and printed on large 7” by 10” pages, The Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering series is designed for easy reading in the shop or library. Volume 4 focuses on electrical equipment and features elementary classic car electric system workings, ignition fundamentals, batteries, electrical repair, starting motors, and more.

Specific detailed subjects include magnetism, poles, laws, magnetic substances, dynamos, armature windings, field magnets, induction, self-induction, source of current, magnetos, spark plugs, induction coils, spark timing, magneto speeds, types of wiring systems, battery charging, cleaning a battery, replacing a jar, Edison Cell care, testing equipment, lamp troubles, and much more.

Table of contents:
– Chapter 1: Electrical Principles
– Chapter 2: Ignition Fundamentals
– Chapter 3: Ignition Systems
– Chapter 4: Ignition Operations
– Chapter 5: Motors
– Chapter 6: Generators
– Chapter 7: Storage Batteries
– Chapter 8: Electrical Repairs
– Chapter 9: Ford Car Electrical System
– Chapter 10: Ohm’s Law