Classic Engines, Modern Fuel: The Problems, The Solutions by Paul Ireland brings together a collection of popular articles previously published by the author in assorted car magazines. Coming out in the UK in March and the US in April, the book is based on in-depth research carried out at Manchester University, the articles investigate how classic engines respond to modern petrol/gasoline, and the results are presented here in a way that any enthusiast can understand.
One chapter ranks some brands and grades of modern petrol/gasoline, helping you choose the best type for your vehicle, while other chapters present the findings that debunk some of the myths about petrol/gasoline and engines. Real data is provided to help you tune your classic vehicle, and ensuring that it runs as it should. You will be able to experience the pleasure of driving your classic car instead of worrying about it breaking down.
The appendix gives a down-to-earth description of how to rebuild and tune SU and similar carburetors. After reading this, even a very nervous owner was able to rebuild and re-tune his twin SU carburetors.
Paul Ireland’s years of experience and no-nonsense scientific approach will help you get the best from your classic car. The author says of himself:
Although I have a PhD in experimental Nuclear Physics, I am the black sheep of the family. My father and two sons are “proper” engineers. Fortunately, I have inherited my family’s practical abilities and a love for all things mechanical. This combination of interests has allowed me to run the most comprehensive tests ever performed on a classic engine and modern petrol. Testing possible solutions on my 1949 MG TC has allowed me to make practical recommendations that will benefit all owners. Owners can share their own experiences on https://classicenginesmodernfuel.org.uk/.
Title: Classic Engines, Modern Fuel: The Problems, The Solutions
Author: Paul Ireland
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Publication Date: March/April, 2020
Price: £15.99 / $25.00