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.

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.

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.

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.

American Hot Rod

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760321655
Release Date: 2005-05-07
Genre: Transportation

What is it about North Carolina that makes our state so special? See for yourself in "Our North Carolina," a stunning pictorial tour through every beautiful corner of our popular state-a tour that captures our unique character and landscape. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the sandy Atlantic beaches and the Outer Banks; from Civil War battle sites and vivid hues of autumn foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway to cities, farmland, and much more, renowned local photographer Kevin Adams showcases the people and places that make North Carolina such a splendid state in which to live and visit. About the Author/Photographer: Kevin Adams is the photographer of "North Carolina Waterfalls," "Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians," "Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia," "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park," and "North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes." A member of the North American Nature Photography Association, Adams has received many awards, including one from the North Carolina Zoological Park, 1998; the North Carolina Year of the Coast Award, 1995; and the North Carolina Year of the Mountains Award, 1996.

Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760364635
Release Date: 2018-06-19
Genre: Transportation

How-to pro Dennis W. Parks pins down the common challenges of automotive rust repair with clear instructions on how to identify, address, and prevent rust in Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention. Rust repair and prevention are valuable, money-saving skills for any car owner. To keep your car looking sharp and to maximize its resale value, you need to keep its body in top-notch condition. Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention details how to repair common auto-rust issues and covers all the tools and techniques for addressing this ever-present problem. Detailed instructions and step-by-step projects cover the latest information on repair strategies, whether you’re dealing with a late-model car, an aging daily driver, or restoring a classic. From identifying the issue to creating a repair plan and from stopping rust in its tracks to preventing its return, Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention is your one-stop guide for dealing with the brown menace.

How To Plate Polish and Chrome

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 076032672X
Release Date: 2006-11-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Beautifully finished metal parts can transform a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it.

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.

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 Paint Your Car

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760343883
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Art

"Dennis Parks' updated edition of How To Paint Your Car features comprehensive guidance on every aspect of automotive painting and exterior upkeep. A verteran Motorbooks author, Parks walks readers through everything they need to know, from primer to paint, tools and materials, and much more"--

How to Restore and Customize Auto Upholstery Interiors

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760320438
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Transportation

This book provides detailed coverage of upholstery and interior options, including the variety of materials, projected costs, tools used, and more.