101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster - (Motorbooks Workshop) by Wayne R Dempsey (Paperback)
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About the Book
Straightforward illustrated instructions for modifying two of Porsche's most prized sports cars.
Since its introduction in 1997, the Porsche Boxster has earned a reputation as one of the world's greatest sports cars, as well as a huge, loyal following of devoted drivers. This book is aimed at those owners of Boxsters who want to improve their machines while avoiding thousands of dollars in mechanic's costs. Clearly and simply written, with straightforward illustrations, this manual offers 101 projects to help you modify, maintain, and enhance your Porsche. Focusing on the 986 and 987 Boxster models, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster presents all the necessary information, associated costs, and pitfalls to avoid when performing a wide array of projects. In a word, it makes owning a Porsche Boxster an unqualified thrill.
From the Back Cover
When the first Boxsters were introduced in 1996, Porsche enthusiasts everywhere began doing what they've always done--perform their own maintenance and look for ways to further sharpen the handling and improve the performance of this unique machine. The aftermarket has responded in kind, providing tools, engine and suspension parts, diagnostic software, and cosmetic applications specifically for the Boxster. Porsche expert Wayne R. Dempsey guides you through 101 projects that will help you maintain, modify, and enhance your Porsche Boxster. Focusing on both the 986- and 987-chassis models and "S" models, "101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster" presents all the necessary information, tips, and costs associated with each project. Each project is presented with clear and concise step-by-step instructions so that you have a thorough understanding of what to expect. Whether you're changing the brake pads or doing a complete engine swap, "101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster" will guide you through the process, with tips and insight gained from years of working on these incredible roadsters. With more than 600 color photos and diagrams, "101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster" is an invaluable resource for any Boxster owner.
About the Author
Wayne R. Dempsey is the author of several best-selling Porsche how-to books, including 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster, 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 (1998-2008), 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 (1965-89), and How to Rebuild and Modify Porsche 911 Engines. He has been working and playing with mechanical machines all his life. Wayne earned both BS and an MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His connection to automobiles deepened when he raced with the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Racing Team. Post MIT, Dempsey spent a few years building communications satellites for Hughes Space and Communications, before leaving to pursue an entrepreneurial calling. Literally starting in his garage, Dempsey co-founded Pelican Parts, an internet-based automotive-parts company specializing in European cars. Today, Pelican Parts is thriving business featuring an active online community and numerous technical articles authored by Dempsey (PelicanParts.com).