Porsche 356 Performance Guide, Second Edition, 2009
By Duane Spencer, 200 pages, over 350 photos, charts and graphs.
Softbound, black and white.
In print for 20 years, this updated edition of Spencer's book covers all 356 models with an emphasis on street performance, engine and transmission rebuilding, suspension and modern upgrades to keep your 356 running at its best. Chapters include a 356 model spotter's guide, a buying guide, performance engine components, engine upgrades, engine assembly, converting a 912 engine to a 356, converting to 12 volts, gearbox and gear ratios, how to make your 356 handle, safety, bodywork and vintage racing. An updated list of vendors for all parts and services rounds out the book. In chapter 2 you'll find detailed information on OEM and replacement crankshafts, rods, piston and cylinder choices, carburetors, ignition components, with technical information and explanations of how to choose the right ones for your application. Unlike the Factory manuals, this book covers the many modern components that have reached the market in the last few years, replacing parts that are No Longer Available. The other chapters give you a well-rounded education in all aspects or owning, maintaining and upgrading your 356 to extend its life and maximize your ownership experience.Back