MANUAL OF MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED). 1937. London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1940 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good - 612 pp + advertisements, 7 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, diagrams (some fold-out). Chapter headings: General Arrangement of a Mechanically Propelled Vehicle; Driving; Mounted Drill and Vehicle Operation; The Driver's Tools and Vehicle Equipment; The Petrol-Engine; The Fuel-Supply System; The Compression-Ignition System; Electrical Ignition Systems; Engine-Cooling Systems; Low-Tension Electrical Components; The Transmission; The Steering; The Brakes; Wheels, Tyres and Tubes; Spring-Suspension and Mounting of Chassis-Assemblies and Body; Maintenance Routine; Minor Repairs and Breakdown Expedients; Training in Driving and Maintenance; Appendices. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of text block, tiny stain at bottom of rear endpapers, a few tiny scuffs on spine, previous owner's name on front pastedown.
Speller, W.J.C.THE RIGGING MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT ("A" LICENCE). AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SERIES: GROUND ENGINEERS. London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1941 Second Edition Heavy Card Very Good- 143 pp, 8 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Assembly and Rigging, and the Correction of Faults (Assembly of Aircraft Structures; Rigging Adjustment and Check / Controls: Adjustment and Check / Correction of Faults Experienced in Flight); Defects and Deterioration in Materials, and Methods of Effecting Minor Repairs and Replacements (Timber: Defects and Deterioration / Metals (ditto) / Other Materials / Control Mechanism: Defects and Deterioration / Inspection After a Bad Landing / Wheel Brakes / Miscellaneous Gear / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs / Aircraft Fire Fighting Equipment); Hydraulic Equipment Affecting the Safety of Aircraft (Hydraulic Installations / Safety Devices / Undercarriage Locks / Methods of Testing Units / Installation Notes); Seaplanes and Flying Boats (Order of Erection (Flying Boats) / Rigging / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs of Hulls and/or Floats / Marine Equipment: Description and Maintenance); Instruments: Methods of Inspecting and Testing the Installation (Air Speed Indicators / Altimeter / Turn Indicator / Compass Installation in Aircraft, and Adjustment); General Service Electrical Installation Including Continuity and Insulation Tests (The Generator / Accumulators / Low Tension Insulated Cables / General Electrical Parts, Components, and Accessories); Appendices (Specimen Certificate of Safety for Flight / Specimen Release Note / Glossary of Aeronautical Terms); Inset: De Havilland Compression Strut. Interior - soft bump to top corner of pages, soft waviness at top edge of pages due to previous dampness, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning and light wrinkling on spine, light water stains at top edge of boards and on top of text block, very light soiling on boards.