How to Build Real Hot Rods

How to Build Real Hot Rods

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

With 5 ratings

By: T Smith

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How to Build Real Hot Rods Tex Smith. Legendary rodder Tex Smith shows you how to build the rod you've always wanted. This is no pretty picture (how-to" book, this is a get your hands dirty, tear it down, build it right book that shows you every step, trick, and turn of the wrench in putting your dream rod on the streets. Includes selecting components such as brakes, tranny, and engine, formulas for figuring gear ratios, engine RPMs, and a lot more.
I bought a copy many many years ago when I started my first streetrod build, from the ground up...A Deuce 4 door sedan...I was about 35 at the time and as green as a baby to actual-factual info about "Rods, geometry, possible/usual points of failure" in general..Four years later after doing all the work myself except welding of the underpinnings/suspension and steering bracketry and the electrical wiring, I fired the engine that evening and test drove it around the airfield apron, near the hangar in which it was built...
The next day I sent a note to Tex Smith expressing my great appreciation for such a perfect instruction manual, so clearly written and user friendly....12 to 15 years later I sold the deuce when life dictated but since then always encouraged other younger folks to find a copy, (long-since out of print and mine lost in moves)......
I recently met a youngester wanting knowledge and info about the "olden days " of rodding so that he could build a street rod too...
I went to your site during a search and wound up buying two copies since they were offered at such a low price and all we needed was serviceable, legible copies............They both arrived, promptly and in Brand-New condition!...I could not be more pleased...
Thank you for this service,,,,,J B...

- Anonymous

For my husband and his hobby. I assume that he learned something for the price of the book. It was (he no longer owns it) an encyclopedia-style book that he needed when this was his #1 hobby.

- Anonymous

This book is a must for building hot rods. Fast shipping, just what I was looking for. THANKS!!!!!!!!

- Anonymous

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