g,day all I was thinking we all don't like to butcher or mags and how many times have you wanted a tech article from an old issue. But no matter how much searching through our old issues we just can't seem to find it.
I was thinking that a pull out section in each issue that we could cataloge together would be great to refer back to when needed.
It could be anything from the basics to the really technical stuff.some ideas are
-relay diagrams for different types of relays including the numbers and what they mean
-tailshaft angles and setting up
-power valve numbering/ cross reference of different brand jets
-math formulas for all automotive applications
-diagnosis for different makes of hei
-all the different manufacturers firing orders
these are of the top of my head. I am sure we could come up with a million others. If anyone else thinks this is a good idea add what you would like to see and maybe if there is enough intrest the ed might add it to the magazine
100 horsepower per litre........i,ve got 1 litre per cylinder
I just wish Primedia would publish an electronic index of its enthusiast publications.
---------------A nobody who never was . . . .
I think you guys are on to something. I would love to have that material organized and available at my fingertips.
Thou shalt make it fast while keeping it loud, and thou shalt make plumes of tire smoke as a burnt offering to the Lord God. As these things are pleasing to him
Yeah buddy, thats what I like to hear!!!
Just here to help, Professional Automotive Technician, Engine Builder, and Ford guru.Bill Voorhees
since I have subscribed to this magazine and a few others I note down in a book the articles and magazine year month and page details. Then afterwards when I have the time I enter it into a spreadsheet format under headings like ignition, cylinder heads, big block etc.. and the list is complied. Now I have 12 pages and some of catagorised articles with references to the magazines they came from. It makes the info library so simple to locate.
there are over 40 automotive and truck magazines on this siteeach one has a tech section... let me describe just one of the things brought up..relay internal configurations...there are several hundred different relays used in automotive applications..there is a lot of good info on them if you can find the proper section at wellsve dot com they also have sections on coils ignition modules.. sensors.. as they manufacture them..you do need to identify which relay...as for HEI diagnosis... there are probably a dozen articles. spread out on this perhaps more.. in the magazines..look for some of my posts.. also.. under waynep712 waynep7122 and the current one.. the magazines are in the biz of selling magazines and promoting products to let you know they are available.. there are service manuals that cover most of the detailed issues and on most of the computerized cars.. you have to have the exact version for the car..i just looked at a 2007 jeep grand cherokee manual... i think it had 7,000 pages in its electronic form.. most since the year 1998 have over 1,000 pages.. many have 3000 pages..some of the magazines have sorted their tech sections like that.. it all depends on who is assigned to it.. and how detailed the senior staff who are usually really crazy buzy want it.. its a TON of work sorting articles.. i would love a job doing it and i only live about 15 miles from el segundo.. i can actually see the first peterson building from where i live... but for those who know.. that a saab story currently.. and yes i spelled that right.. my question.. is how much do i have to pay the magazine to come to do this .. i ask the jay leno shop how much i have to pay them to work a them also.. they won't answer.. must think i am after jays job on the tonight show.. there are also special issues.. i picked up a nice one that covered some engine swaps..they back in the early 70s actually took articles and reprinted them in HOW to books with a thicker cover.. i still have a set of those somewhere... learned a LOT from them.. want to know something.. i lived so close to a staffer.. that he would bring home cars in the 70's .. do parking brake turns in front of my house... i drooled over the silver trans am wagon he drove home one day... yea that one... he complained the radiator leaked.. click the source internet media icon at the bottom of most pages... it will load a new page then click the OUR SiTEs tab...sit back and say WOW... don't forget to bookmark the stupid videos site.. i love that one..there is also a little site called google.. when used properly.. you will find the articles and info you are looking for.. and a lot of times. leads right back here to one of the magazines...so.. take 2 google searches... and post again in the morning... thats my prescription.. but i will answer as much of a directed question as i can...
19brookwood60:since I have subscribed to this magazine and a few others I note down in a book the articles and magazine year month and page details. Then afterwards when I have the time I enter it into a spreadsheet format under headings like ignition, cylinder heads, big block etc.. and the list is complied. Now I have 12 pages and some of catagorised articles with references to the magazines they came from. It makes the info library so simple to locate.Hi,I subscribe to many car mags also, would you care to share your spreadsheet??!!Sounds awesome to me. I just bought some of those cardboard magazine holders and am in the process of organizing all my mags by title and year.Rick