Al Bartz

Al Bartz "Engine Man"

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Biography of Al Bartz, renowned racing engines builder. Born in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1938. At a very early age he showed a keen appetite for dismantling anything mechanical to find out how it was made and how he could improve it. After an apprenticeship at Hilborn Injection, he worked for famed engine builderq TRACO.q Al opened his own racing engine shop in Van Nuys, California in 1966. He was very innovative, always exploring new concepts with the dry sump and injection systems. Al Bartz built some of the best racing engines to power Formula 5000, NASCAR, INDY cars, CanAm, TransAm. These were driven by the best drivers in the world. Al Bartz died in 1981, he was 43 years old. Strongly recommended. A hard-to-find book not generally available in the conventional book trade.No race car, no ride, so he went to work for Jim Travers and Frank Coon, engine rebuilding masters. ... and Bruce McLaren wanted me to go to England to work there for him on the Canadian-American Challenge Cup Chevrolet engines.

Title:Al Bartz "Engine Man"
Author:Phil Henny
Publisher:VOOK - 2011-12-12


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