Kimini: How to design and build a mid-engine sports car - from scratch
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This book teaches you how to design and build your own sports car - from scratch! With this design guide, and your choice of FWD drivetrains, you will learn how to create your own dream car. This guide describes the entire process of designing a sports car: setting goals, research, design, and construction, of a tube-frame, carbon fiber body, mid-engine powered car of your own design. (This is a design guide for creating your own unique mid-engine sports car; it does not contain plans.)
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May 10, 2007"How to build it a certain way, and why!" I read the book in 24hrs. It was a riveting read, I could not put it down! First impression? Excellent! The best best build guide/manual I have ever read. The fact that design decisions are explained and substantiated is a very welcome change from the others build manuals. It is also an excellent reference work for dispelling all the 'myths' out there. The book is also a great read because you describe the tools you used to complete the job, and what you used them for. Not many builders/documenters take the trouble to outline specific pros/cons for buying tools or having the work done. All in all an excellent book, which was well worth the cost. I'm giving it to all my friends for their birthdays, it's that good! Robert Campbell
May 6, 2007"An enjoyable read . . . " I thought I was just going to look at the pictures, maybe skim the text a little. But the text is surprisingly well written, the grammar and spelling good, the format well planned. I find myself reading the full text, and enjoying it. Good job!
Apr 25, 2007"Kimini, the Book" What a great book! It is an easy read that answers many questions a potential custom car builder will have. Not overly technical but Kurt directs you to the proper design books to get the in-depth information you need to design your own car. His views and opinions are a help also, even if you do not agree with him. He is very good at showing that his way is not the only way, and at times, not the best way to do something. That honesty is rarely put in similar books. "Kimini" describes how long it takes, how much dedication, and the toll it takes on a buider to see it through. Yet he shows that anyone can do it if they really want to. This book is a definate keeper, unlike so many of the other "Build your own car" type books that are put on eBay after one reading. Of which I have several so please bid on them! "Kimini" is highly recommended to all who have any interest in custom cars that are more than just fiberglassing on... More > a wing or spoiler. Even if you decide it is more than you want to take on, you will really enjoy following through the entire build process. Good show Kurt! This book has helped me decide which direction I want to go in my car building quest. Being frugal (sounds better than cheap) I got the black and white copy. But now that I see that I will be keeping this book, I may have to buy a color copy too!< Less
Dec 31, 1969My copy of your book dropped onto my doorstep this morning, and I have devoured the first few chapters! Just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say congratulations; I've followed your build on the site for the last few years, and have eagerly anticipated the release of your book. I would just like to say that IMHO it is a fantastic resource for everyone looking at designing, constructing or simply understanding cars and all things automotive! Anyway, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the book (I hadn't anticipated it being so large!), and am sure that it will help me with my project if I ever get it off the ground (living in a 4th floor flat in london, UK with no garage tends to put a hold on such things!!)
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- Kurt Bilinski (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Kurt Bilinski
- July 13, 2009
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 2.29 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 8.5 wide x 11 tall
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