Online Catalogue last updated 16th of October 2013
Books for the tractor restorer are abundant, but gas engine guides are harder to find. Into that void steps Peter Rooke with his new book, Gas Engine Restoration. Building on the strength of a series of articles first published in Gas Engine Magazine, Rooke gives a comprehensive overview of engine restoration.
Rooke tackles the job in a methodical, step-by-step fashion, explaining not only how, but also why. Though much of the text addresses mechanical work, the author does not overlook the cosmetic restoration, offering counsel on when to restore and when to protect an original finish. Carts, assembly and routine operation are also discussed.
Generous use of colour photography complements the text, lending additional depth to Rooke's instruction. An appendix includes a variety of need-to-know information. Whether you're new to gas engines or an old hand, this book is an invaluable guide to the topic.
Spiral-bound paperback, 8-1/2-by-11 inches, colour photographs
Code No. 014769, 112 pages, ISBN 9780941678759, $33.00