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Written by R. W. "Kas" Kastner


Scroll down through the list; the first four books in this list are new e-book (PDF) download versions of all four books Kas has written. The last four books listed are for his original paperback versions.


Kas Kastner's Triumph Preparation Handbook - New Edition Front Cover
Kas Kastner's
Spitfire, GT-6, TR-3, TR-4, TR-250, TR-6
Triumph Preparation Handbook new edition
Download: $17.95 USD

This new Triumph Preparation Handbook new edition is in PDF format, which can be read on most any computer and portable electronic device. It is available for instant download only. The autographed DVDs are sold out.

The previous printings of the "Triumph Preparation Handbook" had very few updates, little added material, and the reproduction of the photos was sometimes not the best. It is now sold out and will not be re-printed. The purpose of this new electronic version of the Triumph Preparation Handbook is to add loads of new material and update the previous technical information, upgrade the photos and drawings and in many cases enlarging the photos to better show detail. This new full page electronic version will give a much better view of the various systems, parts and people too.

Click on the "View Book Images" button below to also view a video of Kas Kastner introducing his latest Triumph Preparation Handbook new edition.


Kas Kastner's Historical & Technical Guide - New Edition Front Cover
Kas Kastner's
Historical & Technical Guide
for Triumph Cars new edition
Download: $17.95 USD

This new Historical & Technical Guide for Triumph Cars new edition is in PDF format, which can be read on most any computer and portable electronic device. It is available for instant download. Some hard copies of this original book are still available for purchase.

There is lots of technical information in this volume; Spitfire big bearing cranks, the real story of the solid copper head gaskets and how they are made by the guy who makes them, special info on Paul Newman's hide-out special Triumph that was stopped from racing right at the very end of it's preparation. There are also chapters on visits to the Camshaft grinder shop, the J&E Piston Company and to the Carillo connecting rod company. There are many photos showing how they do what they do best from start to finish. This book is updated to be full page size, and many photos are updated in their original color and resolution/size.


Kas Kastner's Racing, Winning and Other Myths in Triumph Cars - New Edition Front Cover
Kas Kastner's
Racing, Winning and Other Myths
in Triumph Cars new edition
Download: $17.95 USD

In this book, I found it interesting and wonderful to speak with the "father and son" teams racing in the Vintage series events, teams with Spitfires,TR-4's, and a TR-3. Racing Triumphs has brought these fathers and sons together and they are definitely having a great time.

This book is filled with my personal tales from the olden days, special tools, innovative ways to make some certain modifications and many photos are updated in this book version in their original color.


Kas Kastner's Triumphs, Race Cars, Street Cars and Special Cars - New Edition Front Cover
Kas Kastner's
Triumphs
Race Cars, Street Cars and Special Cars new edition
Download: $21.95 USD

This final book includes the enormous amount of work it takes to detail a Triumph race car in the building (Chuck Gee's GT-6). Right from the junker chosen to be the candidate to the finished hot product. There are over a hundred pages showing you how this work can be accomplished right in your own home garage! This book is filled with lots of very detailed photos with most in high resolution and color.

In addition there are more detailed stories about pet Triumph projects from owners around the world who have invested huge amounts of time and money to present the greatest looking and running Triumph cars you can imagine. The kind of cars some of us dream about but never quite get accomplished. Try a TR-3 body widened to fit onto a TR-6 chassis, or a TR-2 with 290 turbocharged horsepower and beautiful body and detail. Details and color photos for the most part on these great cars. Lots of the usual stories of course are also in this book. I hope you enjoy it.


Kas Kastner's Triumphs, Race Cars, Street Cars and Special Cars
             Front Cover
Kas Kastner's
Triumphs
Race Cars, Street Cars and Special Cars
$47.50 USD

This book is a continuation of the series Kas has written on Triumph cars. This is a full size 8.5" X 11" book with 252 pages and over 500 photos. It covers stories on Triumph cars from Australia with a 290 bhp TR-2, and in Belgium, a lap in a TR-6 on the SPA F-1 track, to Canada where a TR-3 body is fit to a TR-6 chassis. There are lots of other fix-it stuff, articles and stories.

A big section is devoted to the building of a GT-6 racer from scratch. Choosing the best of 3 junkers, the racer is built up over the period of the past twenty months and covered in detail, from suspension, drive line, body additions and fixing, making lexan windows, to the engine dyno run. Detail views of the engine building and preparation which produced 204 bhp at 8000 rpm may help you build any engine. Fourteen chapters deal with the construction in photos and text. Roll cage building , painting, chassis work, engine building all done right in the home garage of Chuck Gee, 2007 winner of the Kastner Cup in his top notch 1500 Spitfire.

So you can enjoy more of the detail of the photos, most in color, a DVD comes with each book. There are many photos on this DVD that there was not enough room to put in the book. Put the DVD in your computer, view and enlarge!


Kas Kastner's Racing, Winning and Other Myths in 
            Triumph Cars - Front Cover
Kas Kastner's
Racing, Winning and Other Myths in Triumph Cars
TR-3, TR-4, TR-250, TR-6, GT-6 & Spitfire
$34.50 USD

Views and recommendations for vintage Triumph racing, unique rear shock absorbers fitting for the TR-4's, tuning the Lucas fuel injection system, stories of the times of the USA Competition Department and other interviews and racing stories. Learn how to make your own needle machine with simple parts and tools. This book is a continuation of the series Kas has written on Triumph cars.


Historical & Technical Guide for Triumph Cars - 
            Front Cover
Kas Kastner's
Historical & Technical Guide for Triumph Cars
TR-3, 4, TR-250, TR-6, Spitfire & GT-6
$34.50 USD

Visits and interviews with important speed parts manufacturers, personal interviews with TR owners around the world, and personal happenings of Kas. With more technical ideas and information, special parts and fixes, this book will be of interest to all Triumph owners.


Triumph Preparation Handbook - 
           SOLD OUT FOREVER
Kas Kastner's
Spitfire, GT-6, TR-3, TR-4, TR-250, TR-6
Triumph Preparation Handbook
$34.50 USD

This book is a compilation of technical material from the series of Competition Preparation manuals that Kas wrote in the sixties along with later information and happenings about the Competition Department and the cars he raced.

**This book is now sold out and will not be reprinted. A new revised e-book edition is now available.**
Triumph Preparation Handbook new edition


"California Air" by John Clancy


Kas Kastner stars in the story of the US Triumph Competition Department. California Air is available in both PAL and NTSC formats. See www.triumphdvd.co.uk for purchase information. In the USA contact Joe Alexander (dealer), www.the-vintage-racer.com or email him at n197tr4@cs.com.

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