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Classic Car Electrics

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Classic Car Electrics

By Martin Thaddeus
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Paperback 250 x 270mm Over 300 colour illustrations 96 pages

ISBN: 9781903706640

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Goes back to basics in term anyone can follow.
Covers the subject in depth , without getting too technical.
Useful for the enthusiast who is not familiar with electrics.
The only book you need.
Covers simple servicing to serious fault finding.
Keeps your classic on the road and in peak running order.
Covers all models from the 30s to the 90s
Tips and hints on fault finding and servicing.
Save money, do it yourself servicing and repair.
Clear language and photos throughout.


This full colour book provides clear and complete information for the classic enthusiast who wishes to service, repair or improve car electrical systems.


Although classic car electrical systems are notoriously idiosyncratic, tempermental and difficult to work with, a key to keeping an older vehicle on the road is correct and regular maintenance of the electrics. This book contains extensive, well-illustrated information for the classic enthusiast who wishes to service, repair or upgrade their car. The combination of the basics of how and why things work, all in plain language, along with extensive color photos and diagrams means that, with a reasonable tool kit, a little common sense and this book, the owner should be able to tackle pretty much any electrical fault in any classic car as well as maintenance. Definitely a must have for anyone who owns, or plans to own a classic.

Independent Reviews

"The book covers all models from the 1930s to the 1990s, it is packed with useful hints and tips, to keep your classic on the road and in peak running condition. Electrics are explained so that anyone can benefit." Restored Cars

" In 16 well-packed chapters, the author looks at all the main electrical systems of a car charging, ignition, starting, lighting and accessories. Well written and illustrated, this is the perfect book for the home handyman. Recommended." New Zealand Classic Car

"... plenty of colour photos to accompany the easy to read text. Examples of what can go wrong are also provided along with lots of handy tips." Australian Classic Car

"All steps are well illustrated, so that even the least electrically minded can tackle the tasks with reasonable confidence. If your car has got a persistent problem, this may well help you out." The Automobile

"The book is very well illustrated with some useful line diagrams to clarify the subject. It is clearly written, free of jargon and is highly recommended if you have little or no knowledge of the wonders of a car's electrical system." Mini Cooper Register

"Aided by colour photography and invaluable diagrams throughout, author Martin Thaddeus gets his electrical message across very effectively. For practical-minded enthusiasts everywhere, this is surely a worthwhile buy." Classic Car Mart

"If, like me, you consider electrics to be something of a black art, this is the book for you. A very useful little book if you want to know more about how your car ticks or want to get stuck into maintenance without shocking results!" The E-type Club magazine

"As someone who once inadvertently earthed the printed circuit board of my car and watched fascinated as all the copper melted away, this book is very welcome. Using a variety of classic cars it covers the basics of electrical systems with clear photos and a friendly, very readable style. Re-building a starter motor on the kitchen table is something most of us will be able to relate to. Great for beginners and anyone wary of car electrics." Classics Monthly

"The author does a credible job taking the novice through basic electric theory, system overviews, components and interconnection devices. Not model or make specific, the book gives great general information on making your old car's electrical system renewed and functional again. Every basic operation is covered from crimping to soldering, rebuilding components, and even renewing old instruments." Autoist, publication of the Volkswagen Club of America

"Within the 96 pages, all aspects of most old cars' electrical systems are covered in a straightforward style and easy-to-navigate sections. A must for any enthusiast." Classic Car Mart


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