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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter July 25, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter July 25, 2013
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This newsletter contains highlights from the car showsstoriesevent listingsnew vendorsnew products and classified ads that appeared this week on Visit us daily so you don’t miss anything!


This week's featured classified ad is a smooth 1969 Pro Touring Camaro Convertible. It's listed at $59,900 and is located in Newark, Ohio.  

This is a new restoration with a Chevy high performance 406 small block pushing out 460 HP! 

See more cars like this in the classifieds section or on our website!

Letter from the Editor:

We bring you a wealth of hands-on information this week--from Gunner's Performance Tips to the Hot Rod M.D.'s Headlights tutorial. If you've got a tip you're looking for, or tech you're working on, let us know! We've also seen quite a few stolen car announcements come through lately, and we appreciate the vigilance - hopefully we can help reunite some folks with their vehicles or at least create stronger community awareness. It's nice to know this community watches out for it's own.

Tips for Hotter Street and Strip Performance Part 1 - Carl Wegner stresses an engine is basically an air pump. He told Hot Rod Hotline how this affects performance and gave us “tips you can take to the bank” for hotter street and strip performance. His tips make the air pump more efficient. Read More


Headlights Part 1: The Basics - Headlights, technically referred to as headlamps, are standard equipment on any new vehicle and only require that you know where the controls are located for operating them. However, when building or modifying a hot rod knowing how to select new headlights and mount them is necessary. Read More


Don Jones' Excellent 1958 Impala - Check out this super clean Impala that Don Jones built. It took him 12 years to finish this project, but it was worth it! Read More


Goodguys Summer Showdown Round 3! - Beat the heat this summer with these cool rides as they battle each other for the title of Summer Showdown Champion! Read More


NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series - Tim Kennedy gives us a re-cap of week 8 of the series from Irwindale Speedway. Read More


STOLEN: Porsche Race Car and Trailer - A Porsche race car and trailer were stolen from Canoga Ave. in Woodland Hills, California on a Thursday morning. There is a reward for the recovery of both. Read More




Cruise to the Show!  Have you ever had the chance to see KITT up close and personal, how about the oh so famous Smokey and the Bandit Iconic Trans Am? – well at this year’s Cruise to the Show, we roll out the red carpet for the real stars, the cars. 


Wheels of Time Street Rod Association is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the art of street-rodding. Our members enjoy displaying their handiwork at many local and national events. We host many such events every year right here in our own Lehigh Valley. Our premier event is the fantastic Rod and Custom Jamboree held each August in Macungie, PA. Over 2000 street rods and custom cars are on display every year at this popular event.


Advanced Plating can provide you with the quality and service you expect from a world class company. Located in our new 60,000 square foot facility located in Nashville, TN, we are able to turn out the show quality chrome plating and powder coating we have become known for. 


Krist Kustoms has been in the hot rod interior business for over 12 years. Krist Kustoms started as a custom hot rod upholstery shop in 1998, and has been growing ever since. While they still specialize in custom hot rod interiors, they now have their own line of hot rod seating and interior parts and accessories. 


 Cruisin For A Cure We're very proud to have the fine folks at "Cruisin For A Cure" online with us. Each Year, Cruisin For A Cure makes it's mark  as the Nations Largest One Day car show. Next year the show will be on September  at the Orange County Fairgrounds again, where we expect over 4000 vehicles and will offers PSA Prostate Cancer screening for men over 40. Proceeds from the show benefit City Of Hope.  




American Autowire - 1961-1966 Ford Truck Complete Wiring Kit. Read More


Classic Instruments  is pleased to announce the release of the Esquire series. Read More


Classic Performance Products - CPP’s New 400 Series™ Power Steering Box for 1962-67 Nova. Read More


Classic Rods & More can now provide you with a proven MII IFS for your 1928-31 Ford Model A. Read More


GM Performance - E-Rod 5.3L ENGINE 315 hp / 335 lb.-ft. Automatic transmission. Big power and emissions efficiency available only from gmpp! Read More


Hurst Shifters - Pro--Matic 2™ Ratchet Shifter. Read More


MSD Ignition - Lucky 7 Week 7 - DynaForce Starter. Read More


O’Brien Truckers - “Short Oval” Scoop Air Cleaner. Read More


Ron Francis Wiring AR-88 Cooling Fan System-Cooling Comp./Walker 2 Speed Fans. Read More


Wheel Vintiques 71 Series Street Rod Wire Wheel (Paint/Chrome). Read More


Big Al’s Carponents - Marque and Mini Marque Arm Rests. Read More


BMS Navigo Custom Trailers - offers a line of 5 core models that will accommodate any specialty trailer need from the transport of motorcycles and ATV’s to a rolling 53’ multi-vehicle mobile command center. Each model can be customized beyond the long list of standard features accommodating virtually any need or desire. Read More


Cool Craft - Buick Electra, 1961-64 V8 Aluminum Radiator. Read More


Dynotech Engineering - Multi-Piece Driveshaft. Read More


ECI Hot Rod Brakes - Zero Offset Chevy Disc Brake Conversion Kits. Read More


Eddie Motorsports Big Block Chevy - S.Drive Pulley Kits. Read More


Hooker Headers announces LS swap headers & mounts for 2nd-Gen F-bodies. Read More


Hot Heads - 300 Style Cast Exhaust Manifolds - Chrysler. Read More


Jasper Engines & Transmissions - We offer custom remanufacturing for gas engines, transmissions and differentials. Authentic gas engines include a numbers-matching build, original paint, testing and, upon request and for an additional charge, valuable documentation of the remanufacturing process. Read More


March Performance - Introducing the Carbon Spider and Carbon Spider Fuelie. Read More


Powertrain Control Solutions - Paddle Shifter with Display. Read More


Tuff Stuff - GM Alternators. From the early GM style 10DN alternators that require an external voltage regulator to the latest alternators for the LS engines, Tuff Stuff makes the custom alternator you are looking for! Read More


Unisteer Performance Products Racers Corner Rack & Pinion Kits. Read More


Williams Street Rods 1932 and 1933-34 Ford Windshield Frames. Read More


Holley - Ultra double pumpers now available with manual choke. Read More


Steele Rubber - 1965-1968 Chevy Wagon tailgate seals. Read More


Yogi's Gas Tanks - Yogi's offers everything you need to complete your fuel system. Read More



  The Event Schedule is sponsored by Chrome Insurance. When you list your event, it will automatically be listed on Chrome's iPad app and Event Listing page.

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24th East Coast Indoor Nationals - The largest all American pre- 1973 car and custom motorcycle show and marketplace on the east coast. Read More


Goodguys - 26th Wesco Autobody Supply Pacific Northwest Nationals in Puyallup, Washington. Read More


Somernites CruiseWeekend July 25th-26th-27th - Ultimate Door Prize. Read More


NHRA Motorsports MuseumNew England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at New England Dragway, Sept. 12-14, are available for purchase.  More Info


National Street Rod Association - 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. Over 10,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be on hand at the Kentucky Expo Center this summer. More Info


Anpac Chrome Show for Kids - Mark your calendars for this year's show, which will be Saturday, September 21, 2013! Read More


Cruise to the Show Returns September 28-29, 2013! Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY. Read More



We receive vast amounts of show coverage everyday and we're so happy to be able to share it with you. Thank you so much to our great roving reporters. If you see one of them at a show give them a big thank you for all that they do. 

Cruisin' Tommy's Hamburgers
Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals
4th Annual Brookville Roadster Show and Open House

7th Annual Auto Club Employees Car Show
NHRA Division 7 Drag Race
Rosie's Diner Car Show

Syracuse Nationals
Bent Axles Car Club Show and BBQ
NHRA Sportsman Heritage Nostalgia Drag Race
Click To see Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them with our readers, email [email protected]  or call us at 877-700-2468.



Dutchman Axles - Axle Tech: What axle material do you use? What makes your axles stronger than stock?  Why induction hardening vs thru hardening? Why are your axles machined after heat treating? These are just a few of the questions we address every day at Dutchman. Read More


Stay Connected with Enclosed Vehicle Transport. We just launched our mobile website version. Read More


Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop - Blow Out Prices on 32 Coupes, Roadsters. Read More


ShineSeal Stop Oxidation - How ShineSeal works: Shineseal™ is a proprietary chemical sealant. NOT a polish, cleaner, or a was. Shineseal™ offers protection against Dulling / Oxidation by impregnating and chemically bonding into the pores of your products. Read More


Superior Glassworks -  Catalog the leading manufacturer of street rod fiberglass parts, street rod and race bodies, and custom street rod chassis. Read More


Vintage Glass - Special sale prices are offered through the website & are available to online purchases only! Read More



Buy or sell your car, or find parts for a project or restoration in our Classifieds Section.  Here's a sample of the most recent "Sold" vehicles.

Featured Ads

A "Featured Ad" with six pictures and unlimited words runs for 6 months for only  $125. Questions? Call us at 877-700-2468 or e-mail us at [email protected]! We’re happy to help.

1929 Model A Ford Coupe
Price: $22,500
  1937 Ford Cabriolet
Price: $75,000
1924 Ford Track T
Price: $21,000

1972 Chevy Monte Carlo SS
Price: $14,000
1960 Chrysler New Yorker
Price: $5,500
1955 Chevy 2 Bel Air Post
Price: $55,000

1932 Ford Coupe
Price: $38,500
  1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe
Price: $60,000
1940 Ford Coupe
Price: $40,000
Project Vehicles   Classifieds Homepage   Modern Rods

Parts Listing

List your parts. If you've got extra parts laying around, odds are a someone needs them! Clear out your shop and help a fellow rodder or see if that part you need is in someone else's garage.
We love to read your stories and learn about your shows, rides, rods and adventures. Send questions and stories to [email protected].
  Until next time, keep roddin!
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