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Selected Reading Material:

 

The Romance of Engines by Takashi Suzuki Ph.D.

SAE International Press

 

Okay, so I ripped off Dr. Suzukiís title (more or less) for the name of my website.Though Iíve never met him, the good doctor and I share a passion for engines.Great, interesting book!

 

Allied Piston Engines of World War II by Graham White

SAE International Press

 

This super book is loaded with photos, engine drawings, stories, and a host of great info.A gem!

 

Aircraft Piston Engines by Herschel Smith

McGraw-Hill

 

Another delightful book!And Mr. Smith includes non-Allied engines as well.

 

A Few Selected Websites to Enjoy:

 

http://www.aviation-history.com

 

A beauty if you love aircraft!Loads of great photos and info on planes and engines.

 

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_home.htm

 

Tons of info presented in a delightfully entertaining fashion.

 

http://www.geocities.com/kiwiengineer2002/sleeve.html

 

An excellent discussion, with many diagrams, of how sleeve valve engines work.