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The Best Books You Should Own When Building A Traditional Hot Rod!!! – Matt Murray @IrontrapGarage

The Best Books You Should Own When Building A Traditional Hot Rod!!! – Matt Murray @IrontrapGarage


Another excellent and educational video from Matt, in this one he opens up his library to share some essential books to increase our knowledge of traditional hot rods. I have a good library myself, but some of these were new ones on me, and I’ll certainly be looking out for them!

Here’s Matt’s comments and list

We get a ton of comments and message about the ins and outs of building a traditional hot rod, and where to find the information. Well today Matt is going to share a few of the books he references the most when working on any of the projects. A vast majority of the information on traditional hot rods can be found on the internet, but it some times can be watered down and miss the mark. Obtaining this books that were written by the early hot rodders can be a great source of information and inspiration. Be sure to comment down below with other books that you would add to the list!! –

Ford “Green Bible” Reprint – https://www.amazon.com/1928-1948-Gree…

Souping The Stock Engine Reprint – https://www.amazon.com/Souping-Stock-…

How To Build A Traditional Ford Hot Rod – https://www.amazon.com/Build-Traditio…

The Fast Ford Handbook Reprint – https://www.amazon.com/Model-Speed-Se…

Ford Speed Manual – https://www.amazon.com/Ford-Speed-Man…

The V8 Album – https://www.amazon.com/ALBUM-Early-Fo…

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Books from Richard Edmonds Auctions


About an hour away there is an auctioneers that specialise in transportation and automobilia. I managed to score a set of books called “Automobile Engineering” from 1920 published by the American Technical Society. Very interesting stuff!

Upon collection from the auction site there were a number of cars to be collected, including a Model T and a Metropolitan

Richard Edmonds auctions are in Chippenham Wiltshire and hold regular classic car and automobilia auctions.

How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead V-8 Engines – Mike Bishop and Vern Tardel


Keep it mild or build it wild, but either way, How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead V8 Engines will help ensure your flathead is delivering the power you need.

The ultimate Ford flathead resource for hot rodders and restorers.The last commercially produced Ford Flathead V-8 was cast over 60 years ago. Simple by today’s high-tech standards, during its performance reign from the late ’30s through the mid ’50s, the flathead was unsurpassed for go-fast power on the cheap. It spawned the modern aftermarket speed-equipment industry and became a favorite of bootleggers, dry-lakes racers, dirt trackers, street racers, and a whole generation that just wanted fast cars


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