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The Nitrous Oxide High Performance Manual [Paperback]

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Nitrous oxide is no longer purely for drag and street racers, this power boosting add-on is now available for many production cars, and even mopeds! Covering all aspects of nitrous oxide systems, from assessing suitability and choosing a system, through to installation and maintenance, this book presents all the facts, illustrated with 150 colour photographs, written in the clear, easily understood Speed Pro style, and is a must for anyone considering installing a nitrous oxide system. The author's passion for nitrous began in 1980 when experiments with a 250cc motorcycle lead him to design and manufacture what are widely regarded as the best control solenoids in the world. His hands-on experience in the use of nitrous oxide on street cars and his total involvement in every aspect of the design and development of his nitrous systems has put the author in a unique position to inform others.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.69" Width: 8.03" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 22, 2006
Publisher   Veloce Publishing
ISBN  1904788890  
ISBN13  9781904788898  

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112 page advertisement  Feb 25, 2008
I am considering using nitrous oxide on a couple of my project cars, and wanted a book that gave some good information about setting up a progressive nitrous controller. I picked this one up and was seriously disappointed.

The book is written by a self-proclaimed nitrous oxide expert from England, Trevor Langfield. In the `About the author' section, written in the third person by the author himself, he details some less-than-impressive racing results on some niche cars of no real interest to the average American performance enthusiast.

Starting at the end of this first section, the book becomes a 112 page advertisement for the author's own company's products, Wizard of NOS. Every chapter is comprised of a brief explanation of the concepts involved (similar to what most manufacturers put in their online FAQ) followed by an explanation of why the WON (author's acronym for his own nitrous product manufacturer, Wizard of NOS) products are superior to all others (even moreso than most manufacturers put in their online FAQ). You may think I am exaggerating - I am not.

Here's a typical example: The second chapter is entitled, "A Basic `Wet' Nitrous Oxide System", and gives a brief description of the components included in a typical wet nitrous system such as bottles, supply lines, and solenoids. In the sub-chapter, "Fuel Supply Adapters" the author offers the following:

"Most kits are supplied with a basic `T' piece that its intended to be fitted in the fuel pipe leading from the fuel pump to the engine's fuel delivery system. WON offers a range of fittings that are vehicle specific to ease this aspect of fitting a nitrous system."

Get the gist? That is the sub-chapter in its entirety. There is no mention of the fact that the `T' connection needs to be after the fuel filter but before the fuel pressure regulator to ensure a clean fuel supply that does not take pressure from the fuel injection system - just that the WON version is top notch.

I have little doubt that his stuff is good, I'm just not used to paying book prices for a catalog. I guess more than anything, I'm annoyed at the author's use of an educational book series to market his products. There is some useful information here, and some of it does make a good case for the superior design of the WON line of nitrous products, but that's not the point. If I want to be talked into buying a specific company's products, I'll look to user reviews and magazine comparo-stories. When I buy a book about a specific technology, I expect objective, unbiased information about that technology and not a marketing brochure for one provider of equipment.

If you are looking for material to help you sell Wizard of NOS products, buy this book. If you are looking, as I was, for technical details of properly setting up a nitrous oxide system, you should probably keep looking.
Disapointing  Nov 21, 2007
This is an out of date product manual/brochure for the Wizards of Nos company. If you want more information about the Wizards of NOS company, the website is probably more up to date. If you want more information about NOS this in not the book you are looking for. Either way, avoid at all costs.
Moderately useful for beginners, too much time wasted on selling his own nitrous products  Nov 4, 2007
There is some moderately useful information for beginners here, but it becomes extremely tiresome reading about the purported superiority of this man's nitrous products vs. the rest of the market. Even if it were true, it's unnecessary to cram the sentiment into every paragraph. There are also some factual liberties taken in the "turbo vs. nitrous" section which I found to be rather curious and unnecessary...
What you have in this book is ALL you need to know about nos injection.

There arnt chapters on how nos has been used since 100years ago!
If you want a history of nos or to be able to work out the metering jet sizes for yourself using maths, this book isnt for you.
Also if you are looking for how to build a full on race system, dont bother!
Do what you know you should do, ring the kit manufacturer directly!
There is no way ANY book can give a perfect specification for race use.

On the other hand, if youve never used nos before this is the book for you.
If youve heard of nitrous and are interested but want to know more, or have decided to buy a kit but are looking for good advice on specification buy no other book.
This book gives you only what needed, in clear, easy to understand english.
How the nos gas works in your engine, how long a bottle will last for per extra 25bhp extra nos shot, how to perfectly fit every bit of a nos kit with loads of pictures,by anyone who can use a drill and a spanner!
Also there are details of REAL cars (honda civic, subaru wrx, mr2 turbo, BMW M3, Dodge Viper), and how much extra power can be added.

Yes this book is biased towards Wizards of NOS products, but there is a reason for this.
Ive read books written in the 70s, 80s and 90s about nos. The information in all of them is the same.
The reason for this is they are ALL based on the same basic nos kits (carb plates and non progressive shot injection).
In 20years the Wizards of NOS have developed their products non stop.

You pays your money and you takes your choice.
But would you rather know the truth or buy cheap and blow an engine?
Also from personal experience, the very man who wrote this book, the very man who started and owns Wizards of NOS WILL talk to anyone who can use a telephone!
Trevor Langfield replies to questions asked on his forum virtually daily.
Customer or not you get the same support.
Good book.  Aug 5, 2007
Although the author DOES write about how his products are better then the standard off the shelf zex,NoS,Cold fusion, it's only because
they are, and the book shows you EXACTLY why.

It really is a good book. Even if you think you know the basics.


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