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How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod
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How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod

by Mike Bishop, George McNicholl, Vern Tardel
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Ol’ Skool Rodz, May 2007

“What makes the book so valuable is the way that Bishop and Tardel explain to the reader not only what they are doing, but the logic behind the decision to do each different aspect of the car a certain way. From picking an intake manifold to deciding on the proper brakes and even choosing the best Flathead block, Vern Tardel’s many years of experience in building Ford hot rods is free for the price of a softbound book … Thinking about building a hot rod? This book is a great resource.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760309001
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Motorbooks Workshop Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
306,304
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Ol’ Skool Rodz, May 2007

“What makes the book so valuable is the way that Bishop and Tardel explain to the reader not only what they are doing, but the logic behind the decision to do each different aspect of the car a certain way. From picking an intake manifold to deciding on the proper brakes and even choosing the best Flathead block, Vern Tardel’s many years of experience in building Ford hot rods is free for the price of a softbound book … Thinking about building a hot rod? This book is a great resource.”

Meet the Author

Mike Bishop is a lifelong technoid gearhead scribe. He has been the senior editor for the Saturn V press-information package, author of over 30 how-to books on motorcycles, cars, trucks, and snowmobiles, an editor and feature writer for motorcycle and hot-rod magazines, and an award-winning writer/producer of service and sales training videos for the import automobile and motorcycle industries. He is the author of How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod (Motorbooks, 2000).

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