Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering Volume 5: Wiring Diagrams, Data Sheets, Questions and Answers


Mark Bussler


Volume 5 concludes the in-depth five-part series with detailed antique car wiring diagrams, data sheets, and a thorough look at classic electrical systems.

The Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering series spans five volumes with more than 1500 images and diagrams for enthusiasts, collectors, and mechanics. Volume 5 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 5 focuses on electrical systems, wiring diagrams and data sheets.

Included subjects: How to read wiring diagrams – symbols – charts – generators – lamp voltages – dimming devices – electric horns – ignition timing – spark plugs – distributors – currents – methods of regulation – proper conduction – hydrometer tests – low battery – electric gear shifts – and more.

Includes wiring diagrams and datasheets for Apperson, Buick, Cadillac, Case, Chalmers, Chandler, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Cleveland, Cole, Cunningham, Davis, Dodge, Dort, Duesenberg, Durant, Essex, Ford, Flint, Franklin, Gardner, Gray, Haynes, Hudson, Hupmobile, Jackson, Jewett, Jordan, Kissel, LaFayette, Lexington, Lincoln, Marmon, Maxwell, Mercer, Moon, Nash, National, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Overland, Package, Paige, Peerless, Pierce-Arrow, Rco, Rickenbacker, Rollin, Rolls-Royce, R&V Knight, Star, Stephens, Studebaker, Stutz, Wills Sainte Claire, Willys-Knight, and Winton.

Table of contents:
– Chapter 1: Reading Wiring Diagrams and Auxiliary Electrical Equipment
– Chapter 2: Wiring Diagrams and Data Sheets
– Chapter 3: Summary of Electrical Principles
– Chapter 4: Ignition Instructions
– Chapter 5: Generators
– Chapter 6: Wiring Systems
– Chapter 7: Battery
– Chapter 8: Glossary of Automobile Terms