Tag: Motorbooks

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

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

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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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The Hemi in the Barn by Tom Cotter – More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

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Another excellent book by Tom Cotter

It’s every car lover’s fantasy: the perfectly preserved classic automobile discovered under a blanket in some great-granny’s garage. And as author Tom Cotter has discovered time and again, it’s a fantasy that can come true. The Hemi in the Barn offers more than forty stories of amazing finds and automotive resurrections. Avid collectors big and small recall the thrills of the hunt, the tips and hunches followed, clues pursued, the heart-stopping payoff. There’s the forgotten Duesenberg—probably one of the last unrestored ones around—that Jay Leno found in a Burbank garage. Unbelievably, Leno found another Duesenberg in a parking garage in New York City—a car that was parked in 1933 and never moved. There’s a Plymouth Superbird found buried in a hedge in Alabama. There’s the rescue of the first 1955 Corvette ever built. As entertaining as these tales, are they’re also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions for readers setting off on their own adventures in automotive archaeology.

The Cobra in the Barn by Tom Cotter – Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

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My latest motoring read is “The Cobra in the Barn” by Tom Cotter

It’s the fantasy of every car enthusiast: Pull a tarp off a pile in a barn, or hear a farmer say “”there’s an old car out back”” and discover a classic collectible such as a Hemi ‘Cuda, a rare Porsche, or a Jaguar E-Type racer. Many such tales told during enthusiasts’ bench racing sessions are urban myths. But this book is full of true tales of rare gems pulled out of haystacks or junkyards—and there are before and after photos to prove it!

This is an excellent read that I can highly recommend!

Cobra in the Barn – Tom Cotter