Ant Anstead's Building a Special brings the Haynes story full
circle, coming 61 years after the original Building a 750 Special
was written by John Haynes, Haynes Publishing's founder, when he
was still a schoolboy. This book is a TV tie-in, following the
12-part TV series Ant Anstead Master Mechanic, aired on Motor
Trend, part of the Discover Network in the US and UK, following Ant
Anstead's build of his own-design 'special' car, taking inspiration
from the Alfa 158 - the first World Championship-winning F1 car,
which raced from the 1930s until the 1950s. The 12-part TV series
followed Ant's build of the car, from the first design ideas,
through the construction, culminating in the debut of the car
during the 2019 US Grand Prix weekend in Austin, Texas. The book
follows Ant's personal build of the car, from the selection of the
donor MG TD for the chassis, and Alfa Romeo Spider for the engine
and gearbox, through modifying the chassis, building the
suspension, steering, brakes, bodywork and interior, and putting
all the components together to produce a finished one-off
'special.' Content includes: Introduction The history of specials
Planning Donor car Chassis, suspension, steering, rear axle Engine,
fuel system, cooling system, ancillaries, exhaust Gearbox Bodywork
Braking system Cockpit Wiring Preparation and painting Testing
Setting up and Making road legal.
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