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I have Don's SCT manual, but are there any other good tuning books (even better if they are specifically on mod motors) I'd really like to learn a LOT more about things like idle, trouble shooting, fuel, ect.
 

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Check these out. Greg's book is the best for tuning information.
Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno by Richard Holdener.
Great book with 185 back to back dyno runs testing pretty much every combination. Good book to have when drinking and BS'ing with friends. Turbos FTW!!!


Ford Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Control
by Charles Probst
Best book on how all the sensors and smog stuff interact with the motor. Covers 5.0 mustangs only but will give you a good understanding on how the engine works. Its kind of technical and over 400p so only if your extra motivated to learn about motors.

Supercharged! by Corkey Bell
Super technical, not much real world useful information. More on design of blowers and manifolds.

Supercharging, Turbocharging, and Nitrous Oxide by Earl and Diane Davis
Decent book that's an easy read (only 150p) It has good info on types of blowers, turbos and nitrous kits with good pictures. Its a great book if you are deciding between the types of power adders.

Mustang Performance Engine Tuning by MM&FF
General information on Mustang motors and power adders. Not as good as the other books. Tends to repeat itself quite a bit.

Four Stroke Performance Tuning by A. Graham Bell
Super technical with no real world information. Read this if you make custom blowers / manifolds or design your own motors.

Forced Induction Performance Tuning by A. Graham Bell
Way better than his other book but still super technical for most people going into compression wave tuning for custom manifolds and such. Good info on blowers and turbos and how they are designed, but nothing to help you decide what you want.

High Performance Mustang Builders Guide by Sean Hyland
Great book on suspension modification and drive train modification.

Mustang Chassis, Driveline, and Suspension Tuning by MM&FF
Sucks. Too much info on transmissions (mostly autos).
Engine Management Advanced Tuning by Greg Banish. This is the best book on how EFI works and is calibrated. An excellent read for sure!
Maximum Boost by Corky Bell. Excellent book on turbo system design and operation. If you are going turbo then read this book first.
Electronic Fuel Injection by Ben Strader. This is another good book on EFI calibration. Its not as good as Greg's book, but covers most of the stand alone EFI systems and general operation principles.
 

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There is no substitute for experience in the field. You run into so much odd BS when actually tuning cars.
Nothing ever works as planned. I work in IT, I see random BS everyday. HAHA

I've picked up both Greg's book and Richard Holdener's (never knew the FRPP headers were so worthless). Thanks for the req's guys as I get done a few I'll pick up more. I also have the SCT manual they sell and the CD LaSotta sells.

Hope fully between these I'll get a larger grasp on exactly what the changes being made actually do in relation to others.
 

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Besides the ones mentioned, Fundamentals of Internal Combustion is a good one. Hope you have brushed up on your math before you dive into it. Learning at least some of what is in this book, will help you apply what your doing in the software.
Thanks I'll check Amazon, love that place.

Do you mean the book by Willard W. Pulkrabek? there are 2 internal combustion books.
 
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