How to Build a Killer Street Machine

Book Description

How to Build a Killer Street Machine gives you the knowledge necessary to build the ultimate multipurpose muscle car. Theres much more to building a competent street machine than simply bolting on a bunch of cool-looking parts. You must carefully consider each components function and how it will impact the other choices you have made. Author Jefferson Bryant provides the information necessary to help you modify your car for improved performance on the street, drag strip, and even a road course. Major topics covered will include engine, transmission and drivetrain, suspension, brakes, and wheels and tires.

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Jefferson Bryant has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years and written several books. This book is aimed at the novice wanting to modify or tune their first car and is packed with pictures, tips and the occasional formula in a way that is easily digestible.

Bryant has divided the book into 11 chapters which are listed below;

  • The Car
  • The Plan
  • The Engine
  • The Transmission
  • The Drivetrain
  • The Chassis
  • The Brakes
  • The Body
  • The Interior
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Power Adders

The first chapter outlines all the various styles of modification that are common today with a few examples from Street Rods to Lowriders. The next planning stage is something that is often overlooked and leads to a project failing. Bryant shows how to take all of the factors that will influence the project such as the builders skill level, budgets etc.

The next 5 chapters cover topics such as transplanting engines and transmissions, upgrading the braking system and fitting an air bag system.

The bodywork section covers topics such as removing the dreaded tin worm, tools and techniques to use for created custom body modifications.

The final chapter is very interesting covering the methods for imporving the power output of most engine. Among the methods that are covered are super-charging, turbo charging and installing a Nitros-oxide system.

A small-block powerred Cheverolet S-10 built in a pro-street style.
A small-block powerred Cheverolet S-10 built in a pro-street style.
Building a street machine will often require taking the body of the frame.
Building a street machine will often require taking the body of the frame.

Full color design including 22 inch wheels and dropped suspension
Full color design including 22 inch wheels and dropped suspension
Nitros Oxide is the great equalizer. In terms of instant power it gives the best bang for the buck.
Nitros Oxide is the great equalizer. In terms of instant power it gives the best bang for the buck.

About The Author

Jefferson has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for over 10 years. He began his career in the mobile electronics industry as a retailer, serving as Car Audio Manager, creating a boom in the local marketplace for car audio. Jefferson moved on to the manufacturer's level, designing plastic products for Q-Logic brand, under the Rockford Corporation umbrella for 3 years. Jefferson then founded Bryant Media in 2003.

Jefferson Byrant
Jefferson Byrant

Based in Stillwater, Ok, Jefferson wanted to focus on the car culture that existed in the lower-Midwest United States. In 2002, Jefferson was recognized as a Top-100 Installer by Mobile Electronics Magazine, and is a MECP-Certified Installer and Product Specialist.

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