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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter April 16  2009

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 LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP Stolen from the secured yard of Spectre Performance in Ontario, California at approximately 2:30AM Saturday April 11, 2009 2002 Freightliner FL70 Toterhome with 38’ 5th Wheel Trailer One of the items in the trailer was a custom built 1970 El Camino. Details Here


WOW What a week at !  Cars have been selling really well for so early in the season... so if you have a car to sell it’s time to list it on Our Featured ads are just $125. for six months with 6 pics. We even sold Sam Memmolos trailer this week ! Sell your car on We;ve been selling cars for rodders since 1999 !

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Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did .... and sell your car like them


Join us again for fun and prizes on Sunday, April 19th, 2009 at B M Racing in Chatsworth, CA.  Registration is open to all domestic vehicles manufactured from 1900-1973 with exception for any year Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, Challenger or Viper. Original Hurst vehicles may enter for FREE... For all the details click here

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Our good friends Bruce and Janelle Morris of Queensland, Australia took a trip to New Zealand for two car shows recently. The Kiwis sure know how to put on a car show... lots of great cars and it looked like they were having lots of fun ! A big Thanks to Bruce & Janelle for sharing their pictures of a great weekend. Check it out in our show coverage section.

Industry and Product News

  In case you haven’t seen it.... we have a “NEWS” section where we publish product information, news articles and industry updates every day.
... See the Latest NEWS from the world of Rodding and Muscle Cars.

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STREET ROD PARTS YOU NEED! For 28 years our family has provided the street rod industry with premium composite bodies and panels. My father taught me to always place an urgency on the customers time and needs, and to deliver nothing but quality to assist their builds. I’m proud to tell you that Downs Industries is once again family owned, focused, and as strong as ever. For 2009, we have some exciting innovations slated for release. We look forward to seeing your creations from our products.  Look here

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Introduced in 1980, the AOD has been used in nearly every model of Ford vehicle requiring a durable, compact overdrive transmission. The AOD is a good swap choice from the C-4, C-6 of FMX transmissions and shares many common dimensions with these units. Low gear ratio is 2:40 to 1 and overdrive is 0:67 to 1. This trans uses the small block bell housing pattern ... get all the details from  Phoenix Transmission. They’re great people

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No one understands street rods springs better than the people at Eaton Spring..... Why? Because we drive street rods and we make springs. We listen to what you say and then build a custom set of springs that will set your ride just the way you like it. No "one size fits all" springs here.  See how we can help you

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Now available at Pals Hot Rod Parts... you can get Welder Series kits as well as products from the best manufacturers in our industry... and Charlie Petersen will be there to help you determine the parts you need... that’s the beauty of Pals .... Customer Service AND great products.  Check them out now.

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Our ZZ-20 Harness is the Original It's A Snap ZZ-20 Wire Harness. It is smaller than a Cigarette Pack
This Harness is the smallest in the industry measuring only 1.5 x 3.5 Inches. It can be placed virtually anywhere! It is Smaller than a Cigarette Pack! We Give A life time guarantee on the panel! and also Toll Free Tech Support!!! It is Pre-Wired for Your Convenience! Includes Color Coded Instruction Manual!!!!! Take a look

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Dolphin Gauges makes dash panels and gauges for a wide variety of cars... like these Willys dash panels... We are manufacturers of precision, high quality, reliable gauges for the automotive industry. Over the years we have worked to bring you the perfect gauges for your needs. We have listened and made changes to the design to make our gauges into the quality designs used today. Look at our products

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Hedman TIGHT TUBES have the flattest collector on the market! Exclusively from Hedman, these hedders feature a unique 4-into-1 flat collector that produces the same power as a standard collector, while providing maximum clearance. Perfect for Street Rods and custom projects.  Built in the USA and backed by Hedmans limited lifetime warranty.
Get all the details here...

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New Hot Rod Kit:... KOUL tools have repackaged their most popular AN hose tools to accommodate the “hot rod and muscle car” enthusiasts. The new 681 kit contains installation tools for -6, -8, and -10 AN hose ends. These tools take the pain out of making up stainless hose assemblies. You can now take the worse hose end and install it into the AN fitting in less than 10 seconds. Go to our website and read all about them.

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Protect and clean up any harness installation with our braided wire wrap. Laterally split design closes around wire bundle without the need for additional taping or zip ties. 25% edge overlap allows for easy installation over splices and inline connectors without exposing wires and cables..  Check out this new Painless Performance productt..

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This is the secret to an instant detail. Specially designed to maintain your ride’s shine between wax sessions, Speed Demon uses our Advanced Particle Suspension Technology to actually suspend dust–so it absolutely, positively can’t scratch your paint. Its advanced polymers and Brazilian Carnauba wax also block damaging UV rays and penetrating surface contaminants. Speed Demon works great on chrome and glass, too. So before you put your pedal to the metal, spray on Speed Demon for the fastest-acting, longest-lasting, zero-buildup shine around... You’ll find it at Surf City Garage or a retailer near you

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Aluminum TQ, RT5 & SLT Wheels from Stockton Wheels
  It was destined to happen... After a 125 years of being in the wooden wheel, steel wheel, spoke wheel, and wire wheel business, we have decided to take our expertise into the arena of aluminum wheels. We are very excited about our new 1-piece aluminum wheel series. Be sure to check out the Customer Gallery to see how these hot new wheels look on some very cool rides.

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BIG NEWS from the National Street Rod Association this week !  2010 is that start of the PLUS Years ...beginning in 2010, vehicles thirty years old and older will be accepted for participation at every NSRA Event.. The National Street Rod Association remains committed in our efforts to provide our members the very best For details click here

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  The Hot Rod M.D. is in the house.....

We have FIVE New Videos in the Hot Rod M.D. section.  They are all videos from Holley Performance. We have Holley Accelerator Pump Tuning, Carb Idle Mixture Screws, Carb Power Valve Video and Carb Main Jet Tuning Video. A Great addition to the Hot Rod M.D which has hundreds of pages of articles and videos on many topics. Take a look.


Deuce of Spades, the movie, Update
DEUCE OF SPADES – 1955: The Saugus drasgtrip, revisited Saugus was one of the more obscure of the Southern California dragstrips and was only in operations for a few years in the early to mid fifties.....  for more... click here


Join in on the fun, over 1,000 followers in the first week and gaining speed! We will be having free giveaways, games, videos, never-before-seen photos and more, and will be only for our friends on Twitter. Take a look

Featured Shops
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Steves Auto Restorations has always been a shop we’ve admired... yet we’re always just floored with each new creation... Take a LOOK at this ! Another completely hand-fabricated marvel spawned from the pen of designer Chris Ito is this 1933 Dodge Pickup l AMAZING !

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The interior on your car is it’s “Finishing Touch” the part you live with the most.... the touch, the feel, the smell !  So after all that you’ve put into your car... you want the best for your interior. Take a look at the outstanding work at Finish Line Interiors .... you’ll want them to do YOUR car too !

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Heinzmann Street Rods is a fully equipped shop where they not only have all of the latest equipment...... they have the EXPERIENCE and Expertise to do your job. From turnkey cars to just working on the portion of your build that you aren’t comfortable doing.... Heinzmann is the place to go ! Take a look.

Upcoming Shows

ATTENTION BOISE !  This Saturday there will be a car show at the Schucks Store on Overland Rd. near 5 Mile Rd.  Be there at 10 a.m. .. they’ll have food and drinks, prizes and lots more... Check it out if you’re in the Boise area.

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The National Street Rod Association has an exciting line of shows planned for 2009 ... Next NSRA Show is that always awesome BAKERSFIELD SHOW.. April 24... where thousands of Pre ‘48 vehicles and rodders will get together for a great weekend.  ....  Plan NOW

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Somernites Cruise has announced a fantastic new schedule for 2009 starting with April 24 and featuring a stop by the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. The folks in Somerset Kentucky always have a great lineup of activities for each months cruise. Check out the latest at 

KOA show

KOA starts off the year 3rd Annual Southern Leadsled Nats April 23, 24, 25, 26 , 2009 Fairgrounds, Hickory NC, with Kustoms *Street Rods* Ole Skool Bikes*Choppers* RatRods*Imports and MiniTrucks all welcome. Check out the complete show schedule here

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association has 2009 schedule is packed with some really awesome events...Next for Good Guys is the May 30th Pleasanton show...  beautiful location for a top notch show. Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  and make all of your plans

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The hot rodders are rolling back to Bowling Green for the 7th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway on Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21, 2009. “We’re rolling back to Bowling Green with more hot rods, more speed, and more family thrills than ever says Tony Thacker, Exec. Director of the Parks Museum .... details here

Parts Parts Parts.....

FREE Parts Ads for Private Parties ..... Clean out that garage !

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We know you have lots of parts sitting in your garage that someone else needs... You can Sell your parts here FREE too.

Need Tech  Info ???

Our HUGE Knowledge base of articles includes hundreds of articles with great photos to cover almost anything of a technical nature you might want to see... Chassis,  Suspension, Air conditioning, Drive Shafts, Wiring .. and so much more...   Check out the Hot Rod MD before you start your next project.

New    Vendors

  This WEEk we had  FOUR New Businesses AND 2 New Car Dealers Sign up with us at This is THE PLACE where you can find ALL of the products and services you need for your project !  Check out the latest ! And don’t forget to check out our Vendor Directory for a complete listing of the best businesses in the industry !


MSD Ignition products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it's a daily driver, show car or racer. Our team designs, develops, tests and manufactures the entire line of MSD products including Ignition Controls, Coils, Timing Accessories and Spark Plug Wires and Accessories. !


Champion Racing Engines LLC is adamant that they only provide the best quality workmanship and parts in their engines. With 49 years in business they respect the power of reputation in the industry and have come to be relied upon as the place to go for the best engines, .  GO CHAMPION


Dearborn Classics is an international mail order company that specializes in the manufacture and supply of quality parts and accessories for the Ford Ranchero, Ford Falcon, Ford Fairlane, Ford Galaxie, Ford Torino.  Check out their extensive inventory !


Have you always wanted one of those cool old gas pumps for your shop ? Now you can have one ! For only $2500 you will have your pump custom build to your specs in your colors and design. This is a fantastic new idea with a back to the fifties look and feel. Check out your options here


Cool Flex LLC The original "problem solver" Chrome fluid transfer hose! Made in the USA using only the best of materials. Check out these features: Rolled stamped Cool-Flex logo on aluminum covers guarantees that you are buying the very best! All copper construction for greater heat dissipation, 100% stainless steel clamps, Simply the best you can get for your ride. Cool-Flex is covered with a lifetime warrantee. Get Cool-Flex, it fits! Look Here


“It’s Not Just a Shoe...It’s a Way Of Life”. We are the owners of a major motorcycle website and we came up with these shoes after going to many different motorcycle shows and decided that it was time for something different. Rather then the basic all black leather shoe or boot we wanted the striping to be embroidered into the leather before hand crafting the shoes. Once the shoe sample was finished we knew that we nailed it! The shoes came out great! Now it's time for these kicks to hit the streetsTake a look now and get your order in.


New Vintage USA is the place to go for all of your period correct and specialty needs. Their designers have been developing great new products that are styled to look period correct with all new, modern technology behind the scenes. All of their products are designed and manufactured right here in the USA. The Woodward series gauges have glass domed lenses, bright inner trim and feature an easy to program speedometer with all the hardware and senders and include a lifetime warranty.

Streetridepro banner temp has the most complete air suspension lineup for Hotrods and Streetrods in the world. Our products equal or exceed the quality of our competitions Roadgrater, Airbag, Shockwave, Leveler, Muscle bar, airstrut, airshock, or airsprings.All of this at affordable prices because we are the manufacturer, not a reseller or re-packager .. Take a look at what we offer...

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WHIP GLOSS Instant Detailer is a versatile, one-step system specially formulated to work on all painted surfaces, as well as fiberglass, chrome, plastic, and yes, even glass. This one product does all that!
WHIP GLOSS Instant Detailer can be applied in direct sunlight or shade without streaking. Just spray it on and wipe it off - it's that easy!  Check it out

Wabbits revised

Wabbit's Dashes & Accessories has been manufacturing the very finest hand-crafted custom
wood dashes for over 33 years. Products are made from such exotic woods as Bolivian Rosewood,
 Carpath ian Elm Burl, Zebrano and Carbon Fiber. All products are coated with a 60 coat flexible epoxy finish that has UV additive to control the sun's yellowing factor. Products will not crack or chip even under the most extreme heat or cold.

Show Coverage This Week

  Thanks to our amazing Roving Reporters for sending in all this great show coverage. In 2008 we had 1127 Show Coverages... and we have over 200 so far this year as we just start our season.... stay tuned for the most extensive show coverage in our industry.

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Check out the latest  show coverage s this week...

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Early Ford V8 Show in Illinois from Fuzzy Fuerholzer ..

Cool cruise in La Verne from Bart Mitchell

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NSRA show in Oklahoma City from Dan Ballow

Zed went to a show in Virginia

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Bart Mitchell also went to a show in Pico Rivera featuring low rider cars a few weeks ago.

Great shot from Bart Mitchell at the Super Chevy show !..

Order Catalogs from your favorite companies....
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 You can order catalogs from many of your favorite companies right here at  Just go to our “Catalog Order Pages” and click on the link. Some catalogs can also be downloaded or browsed online... Take a look  we have 6 pages of catalogs to choose from and many downloadable catalogs too !

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New Featured Car Ads ......

 We have tons of Cars being listed for sale now as we hit Spring....
Tis the Season .... and This is The Place ! If you have a car to sell .... has a proven track record of selling cars .. since 1999

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We have lot’s of NEW Ads every day....  Take a look

If you have a bike to sell.... we have a winter special going on until the end of April  .. list your bike free for 3 mos.

Looking for a Bike ? We have lots for sale at

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Jack Lawfords 34 Ford

Until Next Time
 Keep Rodd’n and we hope to see you on the road this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
and the Staff at Hotrodhotline


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