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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Aug 4th 2009

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to and checking out the many sections in our Menu. Our staff works all day posting new stories in each of the sections ... literally dozens of articles every week.


Huge July Gains at Hotrodhotline
We could see on a daily basis that our July visitorship was skyrocketing... but not until the end of the month do we know the whole story. Check out the YELLOW graph... that last line is July 2009.. WOW... While our growth is usually very steady... this July we hit a Home Run.... out of the ballpark with total visits.... and we have YOU to thank for that ! And so far... August is looking good too.

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This is the graph showing Hotrodhotline traffic for past 10 months. Yellow bars are actual visitors, others are pageviews, etc.

Featurd Ads SOLD SOLD SOLD on HotRodHotLine !

We got a very nice email from Becky Barry regarding their SOLD 33 Coupe 

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We did SELL the coupe! She went to Fargo, ND yesterday. We couldn't have done it without Hot Rod and your help with the wire transfer being the safest way was just what we needed. I insisted on the wire transfer the day in advance, due to time difference and clearing through the banks system.

 Thanks again for all your help. I recommended your site this morning to a fellow street rodder. I would recommend it to anyone trying to buy/sell a street rod! Your help was awesome everytime I needed something. You can take down our ad if you like, however, it's just one more that folks will see that got sold here at HOTRODHOTLINE.COM. Thanks again   Becky Barry has been helping rodders sell their cars for TEN + YEARS .... can you believe it? And our ads WORK.... just ask these sellers !

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At ... FEATURED ADS SELL....Want to see our recent SOLDS ?  We have a section within our Classifieds where we put all of the Sold car ads that are reported to us.... some people just delete their ads but we have many many of our most recent solds for you to see. They are in our Classified section where you see Ford, Chev, etc.... one of the categories is  “Solds”  just go there and you’ll see them listed.

Look for the booth in Louisville .... # 841

Our booth is set up and it looks like a GREAT weekend ahead.... tons of cars already here.... the exhibit hall is full of  Street Rod related vendors.  The girls from Hotrodhotline office fly in on Thursday so we’ll be in full force Thursday., including Big Al Liebmann, Jack Roberts, Butch Pate and more....


 We always have lots of people visiting and catching up on  “car” stuff from the past year.... so be sure to stop by and say “Hi”  We’ll have our great office staff with us so you can meet the gals you talk to all year and check out the awesome new Hotrodhotline T Shirts and Work shi.. Big Al Liebmann, Jack Roberts, Butch Pate, Ray Schuler, Dale Peucker, and many other Roving Reporters will be on the scene too.  Be sure to stop by our booth.

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Clayton Machine Works will be at Louisville too, and they’re giving out their awesome 2010 Calendars this year... They’re just down the aisle from us in Booth 837.

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Our friends at Welder Series are offering FREE SHIPPING on all Show orders... so be sure to check out their parts. The have both “weld it yourself” parts as well as their new completed parts for those who don’t want to weld it themselves.

article kookie car at nats GUEST COLUMNIST, Ron Kregowski will have his “Kookie Kar” clone on display. This is a fantastic reproduction of the famous Norm Grabowski creation of the 60’s... Be sure to check it out.  You can see the build article on this car in our Guest Columnist section.


Superior Glassworks will be debuting their awesome new body / package this year. We got a sneak peek and it’s really fantastic.. Be sure to check it out in booth 412

Many Hotrodhotline Vendors will be exhibiting... here are some of them along with their booth number.....

Advanced Plating Inc  526
B&M/Hurst  306
Backyard Buddy Corp.  204 
Bilstein Shock Absorbers 1038
Clayton Machine Works 837
Coker Tire 405
Cornhusker Rod & Custom 328
D & J Street Rod Accessories 438
Dick Spadaro Early Ford 733

Donjer Products Corp 922 .
Dynamic Control 946
Eaton Detroit Spring  108
FatMan Fabrications 138
Flaming River Industries Inc 1033
Heidt’s Hot Rod Shop. 507
ISCA 315
Juliano’s Interior Products 1023
Krist Kustoms 844
Lucky 7 Enterprises 637
Mac’s Antique Auto Parts 442

March performance 228
Old Air products 1051
Painless performance 622
Parr Automotive 1016
Richard’s Stuff 435
Rock Valley Auto Parts Inc. 701
Rocky Hinge 938
Rodder’s Alley 813
Ron Francis Wiring 226
 Sanderson Headers 426
Smooth Parts 403
Speedway Motors 835
Steele Rubber products 1160
Steve’s Auto Restoration 208
Superior Glass Works 412
The Detail Zone 227
Unisteer Performance 1050
United pacific Industries 825
Vintage Air 417
Welder Series 134
Wescott’s Auto Restyling 715
Yearwood Speed & Custom 413 

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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Ron Francis ADJUSTABLE Fan control for COOLING COMPONENTS ® 70 amp fan This control is designed specifically to greatly reduce the shock to the electrical system as the 70 amp relay kicks in. In order to make a smoother start up, we separated the two legs of the fan so they start at different temperatures, thus the surge is much lower or about 25-30 amps at a time

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IFS is what makes our cars ride smooth ... and Weedetr has been doing suspension for YEARS. Their MIII IFS is a new design front suspension for street rods and classic trucks. It utilizes a press in lower ball joint that is a lower ball joint, not the screw in upper that is commonly used in other IFS. The MIII uses shims for alignment adjustments and the lower rear pivot is mounted in double shear for superior strength

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Vintage Air, Inc. in conjunction with Clayton Machine Works (CMW) Huntsville, AL have designed and developed an adjustable oval air conditioner louver to add to their product lines. These modular elliptical vents offer unmatched styling and functionality. The chrome plated die-cast vents feature adjustable louvers unlike those found on many OEM applications

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Need to bring those Leather Seats back from the dead ??? Surf City Garage has just the thing..... Check out their Voodoo Blend Leather Rejuvenator...... you’ll be shocked at the results. For information on where you can find Surf City Garage products near you.... CLick Here

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Deluxe Power Window Kit from Spal USA
This kit is designed to be extremely quiet. Suitable for the front or rear doors of nearly every type of vehicle. Note: This kit is equipped with an emergency handle to roll up or down the window in case of a loss of electrical power. This kit offers a traditionally faster/smoother operation and longer life than our standard power window kit.

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At Saldana Racing Products We make performance aluminum radiators, custom aluminum radiators, performance radiators, hot rod radiators, street rod radiators. The Technicians at Saldana Racing Products’ believe that customer service and top quality products are paramount to the success of a business in our industry. . We take pride in the ability to produce very high quality aluminum radiators at a fair price. Check out our complete line

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Painless Performance C.S.I. harness is a universal weather-proof engine harness providing wiring to accommodate the Charging, Starting, and Ignition of just about any non fuel injected engine. The C.S.I. harness is the Painless solution to repairing damaged wiring on your carbureted engine or for cleaning up the clutter and taking the guess work away from those swapping from fuel injection to a carb.

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New Vintage USA is proudly announcing a great addition to their product line: Omega Kustom Instruments. Great American made products at affordable prices. “We were starting development of a instrument line nearly identical to the Omega Kustom line and it just made sense to pick them up,” said Mark Surel, President of New Vintage USA. The gauge kits are available in all standard sizes: 4-3/8”,3-3/8” and 2-1/16”, in black, tan or white.

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If you’re looking for period-correct seat belts for your rod or classic streeter, check out these early GM-style “starburst” belts from Juliano’s. The satin metal push-button is right out of the 60’s, and they come in a rainbow of colors. These are the ideal replacement belts for a period-correct restoration, and the available options satisfy a broad range of requirements.

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The Most Experienced Mustang Hedders of them AlWhen the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line back in March of 1964, Hedman Hedders had already been building headers for a full decade. Simple bolt on tubes (by today's standards) that improved the performance of hot rods and race cars.. Now 50 years later they’re still doing it ! Hedman offers more than 50 hedders numbers for use on 1964 to 2008 Mustangs.

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New from Dynamat ....   DynaTape puts that finishing touch on any product. Use it for seams, attaching wiring, filling holes, and many other uses.  Check out how you can make your car cooler and more quite... the DynaMat way. 

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Dolphin Instruments announces the addition of two new additions to their line. We are now offering the quad gauges in the black face red needle. Also joining the line are gold bezel beige quad gauges. We are happy to add these new exciting colors to our line giving our customers one of the best selections around

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Plug & play air Management prewired, ready to go. Large 1/2HP DC5000 Compressor, without tank. Save hours of install time 3/8" 150psi valves, Solenoids, steel fittings & hose,dual Gauges, wire kit. Cover is $25 Upgrade. This is the original Plug & Play, which saves you over 16hrs of installation time. Just attach the supplied battery and ground leads, plug in your airbags, and air gauge and you are done.

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Alan Grove Components, Inc. is offering a reasonably priced (Price: 350.00) serpentine system. This versatile street rod style bracket system is designed for the small block Chevy using the Corvette reverse rotation short water pump and corresponding aftermarket aluminum pulleys. Works well with most induction systems: single carbs, multiple carbs and fuel injection etc. For complete details on this sytem click here

Featured Shops
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Image Street Rods in Santa Maria, California has a reputation for knowing how to treat their customers well ! Image Street Rods is a full service shop and can help you with any phase of your project... from a turn key car to getting that chassis built for you. Check out the build they did on a 33 Cabriolet.. It’s very cool !

More this week......
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MSD Ignition has a fantastic summer Cruisi for Cash REBATE program in effect until the end of August.  You can get as much as a $50 rebate on MAD products... Take a look here.

Upcoming Shows
Cruisin for a cure 2009

Cruisin For a Cure.... if there was just one So. Cal. show we could attend...... it would be Cruisin For A Cure... HANDS DOWN... this is the largest One Day event in the country... With over 3400 cars, 200 vendors, and all proceeds going to fund Prostate Cancer Research... They are also offering FREE SCREENING for Prostate Cancer... Check it out and then “Be There” !

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The National Street Rod Association ‘is gearing up for the BIG ONE of the year.  We’re on site in Louisville and we can tell already that this is going to be a BIG ONE ! Cars started arriving as early as Monday and Tuesday to get the perfect spot for the weekend. Be sure to stop by and see us ..

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association
The annual tradition known as Hot Rod Week is back bigger and better than ever this year with four jam packed days of hot rodding fun, shop visits, lunch stops and kickin’ tires with rodders from around the globe! No registration is required and there is no fee. Just show up at the Pleasanton Hilton each morning, get a map and head off to join the Hot Rod Week Fun!

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Somernites Cruise had a huge turnout at the Power Cruise and is now gearing up for the Sept. 24th weekend of events. With a block party, early bird cruises and much more Check out the latest at 

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Wheels of Time SRA puts on one of the best events in the country every August.  The Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree in Macungie, PA has something for everyone.  They have raised the qualifying years to 1969 so there should be a lot of great muscle cars as well as the fantastic street rods that always show up. For details check out the WOT website


It's Big & It's Back - Join Everyone Oct. 23 - 24 - 25, 2009 at the 2nd Annual Daytona Beach Dream Cruise! The Daytona Beach Dream Cruise, now in its 2nd year, is a fun-filled, 3-day weekend featuring a variety of activities of interest to car & truck enthusiasts. Enjoy special cruising and more

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The East Coast Indoor Nats has announced their 2009 date and schedule and it looks like this year will be bigger and better than ever ! This show is always a HUGE event on the East Coast so plan for Dec 4th - 6th ... All American Pre ‘73 cars and loads of fun.... Check it out and make your plans now !  Take a Look.

WELCOME.....New    Vendors

We continue to have new businesses signing up at Hotrodhotline.  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 !

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The Busted Knuckle Garage is an automotive and motorcycle gift shop. We specialize in offering Busted Knuckle Garage brand gifts and garage gear. With over 150 products in the line, we carry herbal skin care for working Mechanic’s, a full line of clothing including shirts, jackets and caps, garage stools, coat racks, clocks, thermometers, fender covers, work gloves and a deep selection of vintage shop signs, floor mats, work bench mats and more. Looking for personalization? We do it on our work shirts, signs, coat racks and floor mats. We make it easy to give a greasemonkey a gift, even if it’s for yourself

East west auto parts

East West Auto Parts is that dream Salvage Yard we are all looking for !  Where we can search their database or call them to check their huge inventory of Classic GM Parts and parts cars as well as other brands. You also might want to check out their “Parts Cars” section where they have some cars that would be good donor cars.


Super Bright LEDs Inc. offers an online store located at that sells and distributes LEDs, LED light bulbs and other LED products. We have an ever expanding inventory that includes many types of LED light bulbs for all kinds of vehicles including tail lights, instrument lights & dome lights. LED light modules and LED light strips are also available and are perfect for many types of accent lighting applications.


Great NEW NEW Product to protect your car ! It’s from McGard... a well known and respected company in our industry .The Car Lock is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotic rides are extremely vulnerable to theft when left unattended. Older cars don’t have electronic alarms and are not very secure. With the Car Lock you can drive that special car without worrying about where or how long you’ll park it. Take advantage of out of town car shows, weekend rallies, and short trips around town without fear of car theft


Tin Man Fabrication, Inc. specializes in complete builds for street rods, muscle cars and specialty vehicles in addition to manufacturing a full line of engine mounts for custom applications. Our motor mounts cover an array of early and late domestic engines for Ford, GM and Chrysler. Please check out our website to view our products and projects.


The Technicians at Saldana Racing Products’ believe that customer service and top quality products are paramount to the success of a business in our industry. We respect that years of absolute satisfaction in each transaction is what makes a business strong. We take pride in the ability to produce very high quality aluminum radiators at a fair price... .We are proud of what we do here and it shows. Give us just one chance and you will see the difference we can make.


 Fast Times Rods Inc. has built an excellent reputation on the quality and value of our products. We proudly stand behind everything we sell.  Fast Times Rods has become the largest Chassis builder in the state of New York---it comes as a result of an excellent reputation in the industry. Give us a call, we look forward to talking with you.

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Looking for an appraisal service in Southern California ? If something were to happen to your car it’s important that you can establish the correct value for insurance.  SV Auto appraisals has a wealth of experience in the field. It’s important to have someone familiar with our industry when getting an appraisal on your car. 

Show Coverage This Week

 The Roving Reporters have been out in FORCE over the past week ....  we have shows from East to West and all parts in between...  Here are just a FEW of those we’ve gotten in this week...

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Carrie Rahm was at KKOA

Myrtle Beach Harry Fitser

WSRA with Harold Thompson

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Port Perry Ontario with Duncan Craig

Richard Haas at Billetproof

Purcilville, VA with Chuck the Slacker

We have dozens of new car show articles online this week. You can see them all in our 2009 Show Coverage section. Be sure to check back often because we add several new articles every dayCLICK HERE for Coverage.

Some of our Newest Featured Ads

 We have a record number of ads coming in this summer as the season heats up. has been helping rodders sell their cars now for TEN YEARS.... and we offer the best service on the planet. If you need help with an ad call us tolll free at 877-700-2468.  

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Looking for a Bike ? We have lots for sale at

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Parts Parts Parts.....

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

There’s a guy just a few miles away from you that NEEDS some of those old parts that have been laying around your garage.... but he doesn’t KNOW you have them.... so get them listed right here FREE and achieve two good things... clean out your shop .. AND help out a fellow rodder. List your parts ads Free here at

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We know you have lots of parts sitting in your garage that someone else needs
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Big Al Alert......

Arriving on Thursday, Big Al Liebmann will be on the scene at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals with camera in hand. Be sure to have Big Al shoot your car.... he’s the fastest camera finger on the planet...... How fast ???? How about 378 pics in 78 minutes at Cruisn on Main Street last weekend .... WOW.... Look out Louisville... Here Comes Big Al !

Order Catalogs from your favorite companies....

 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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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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