Hot Rod Your Model A is the most complete guide to building an A-V8 out of an older restoration that we’ve ever seen—and it’s now in stock in our TRJ Library and ready to ship. The first in his “Big Book Series,” the 330+ page offering is laid out like a shop manual, measures 10×11-1/2 inches and is loaded with every morsel of information you could possibly need to get your flathead-powered Model A on the road.
This book leaves nothing up to the imagination. Vern and his team give step-by-step instructions from beginning to end, honing in on the key details while keeping the big picture in mind. From dropped axles to dropped headlight bars, juice brakes to banjo rears—every piece and process is explained in Vern’s signature straightforward tone. The book also includes parts lists, templates and hundreds of clear, full-color photographs to make sure you get the job done right.
Spiral bound and wrapped in a heavy-duty binder, this book will be right at home in your library or garage. It’s built to last—and even includes a special-edition Vern Tardel notepad—so it’ll be the perfect companion to your next early Ford project. Dave Hunt of Santa Rosa, California, volunteered his ’29 Tudor to be the subject of this book, and we have a full feature on the ’50s-style A-V8 along with a deeper look at Hot Rod Your Model A in the upcoming TRJ #77.