How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod

Author: Mike Bishop
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760309000
Release Date: 2000-10-01
Genre: Transportation

Build your own flathead roadster just as it would have been built in the 1950s! Using a 1929 Ford Model A, this guide follows its construction from start to fantastic finish. Bishop begins with a wealth of expert advice on planning your project, finding traditional parts, and acquiring the tools, time, space, and services needed. From frame, front suspension and steering, to brakes, engine and transmission, Bishop's expert approach is fully illustrated with specially commissioned photos and line drawings.

How to Build a Hot Rod Model A Ford

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760308799
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Transportation

-Includes a detailed work-up of the rare Ardun kit, a conversion designed by engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, who went on to produce the Corvette for General Motors. - Captain George McNicholl is just that, a captain, master of deep-sea vessels out of Vancouver, Canada, for 30 years. - Captain McNicholl has an abiding interest in the hot-rod Ford, and is a member of hot-rod and custom-car clubs, with specialties in the flathead and the Ardun modifications. - McNicholl has built -- "modified" -- all three of the types of flathead shown in How to Build -- carbureted, blown, and the Ardun type.

Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder s Guide

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 076033532X
Release Date: 2009-10-28
Genre: Transportation

You’re building a hot rod. The first step is the chassis. If it’s not right, the car won’t handle well. If it’s really not right, the car might destroy itself. There are choices to be made, from frame rails to suspension components, and some combinations will work better than others. Next is the body. This is what everyone sees first. It’s what makes a hot rod a hot rod. This book is a sure-fire guide to the best approach. Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process, from finding and using existing panels to choosing New Old Stock panels from the aftermarket. The Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide offers fool-proof advice for building the hot rod of your dreams.

How to Build Hot Rod Chassis

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760308365
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The ultimate in street rod chassis design know-how! Tim Remus offers up new tips and techniques for building your own chassis the right way. Do it yourself with a '50s flair while using the latest techniques to achieve 21st century performance. Remus shows you what goes on in a variety of chassis shops to offer a well-rounded look at your hot rod's most important asset-the foundation.

How To Build Classic Hot Rod V 8 Engines

Author: George McNicholl
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760327777
Release Date: 2007-01-15
Genre: Transportation

The classic V-8 engines that got so many hot rodders started-the legendary Ford flatheads and Chevy 348s and 409s-are igniting a whole new generation. This hands-on, how-to guide is the first to give thorough, detailed, and clearly illustrated instructions for a complete buildup of these classics, including the Chevrolet 348-ci V-8 engine, the Chevrolet 409-ci V-8, the Lincoln flathead V-8, and the Ford flathead V-8/60 H.P. Longtime automotive enthusiast and writer George McNicholl offers in-depth and hard-to-find information on engine components and alternative parts, along with parts numbers, current prices, machining procedures, assembly directions, and dynamometer information. His book, illustrated throughout with color photographs, finally puts some of the world's great engines within reach of this generation's hot rodder.

Automotive Wiring

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760339929
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Transportation

Automotive wiring is a primary skill required for proper completion and safe operation of any custom build, whether it is a traditional custom, hot rod, or classic daily driver. While restorers typically have the option of buying a new or reproduction wiring harness, custom enthusiasts often have few options except to figure out how to do it themselves. This book guides builders through every step from determining what components they need, to selecting wire type and gauge, methods of connection, and other considerations. The book includes numerous charts showing typical configurations and suggested installations. A troubleshooting section lends a hand in tracking down the inevitable problems that can arise.

The Complete Builder s Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspensions

Author: Jeff Tann
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781934709184
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Transportation

In How to Build Hot Rod Chassis, highly regarded hot rodding author Jeff Tann covers everything enthusiasts need to know about designing and building their new chassis and suspension system. It thoroughly explores both factory and aftermarket frames, modified factory solid-axle suspensions, and aftermarket independent front and rear suspension setups. No matter what design a reader may be considering for his own car, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis delivers a wealth of information on the pros and cons of all systems available.

Boyd Coddington s Hot Rod Engines Drivelines Chassis

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760322651
Release Date: 2005-09
Genre: Transportation

This book combines Boyd Coddington's How to Build Hot Rod Chassis and How to Build Hot Rod Engines and Drivelines into one comprehensive resource that brings his secrets and techniques back in print after more than 15 years.

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair 2nd Edition

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760349458
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Transportation

Step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.

How to Paint Your Car

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781610587570
Release Date: 2013-06-15
Genre: Transportation

How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know. With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.

Hot Rod Garages

Author:
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760344200
Release Date: 2013-08-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides a look inside the garages of some of the most famous hot rod builders in the United States.