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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Feb 27 2009

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    Spring is coming on us fast and we can hardly wait ...  car shows and cruises are starting up, we’re all making plans for the summer shows and getting our cars spruced up ..... and many are getting new cars for the new season.  There’s lots going on at Hotrodhotline and with all of our friends... Don’t forget, if you have a show in your area be sure to email us the details so we can get it listed in our Calendar of events.


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You can place your ad online using our system, you can email your ad or you can call us for Help and we’re happy to be sure that your ad gets online. Online Ad Placement

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   Many of you will remember The Black Widow, a very cool Hot Rod which first appeared in the 50’s and was very well known and loved during that era. The car disappeared only to resurface in 2005 when Richard Riddell meticulously restored it. Richard passed away last year and now this great old car is for sale. Take a look

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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Big Al’s Handles and Cranks will work on domestic or imported cars and trucks that have manual door openers or window cranks. It is necessary for customers to identify the year and make of the vehicle when ordering. Measurements: Door Handle – 4-1/2”, Window Crank – 5”, Vent Crank – 3-1/2”

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Why not utilize the WHOLE core? Let us make you an aluminum shroud that covers the entire core giving you the maximum temperature drop. Our aluminum shrouds have a standard depth of 1/2" without the fan so they dont rob you of precious engine space. The shrouds are avilable with or without a fan. Cool Craft

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EZ Wiring offers many other products along with their wiring kits.. like these power window kits. Power window kit will work for all windows with flat glass only that go straight up and down And that are between 6” & 24”. Sold in pairs. Kit for 2 doors. For details

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Hooker Headers is proud to announce their new “Darkside” black ceramic coating process available on select header applications. This exclusive proprietary black ceramic coating offers the nostalgic look of the past as well as the aggressive look of a modern high-tech build. For details and application information

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Speaking of getting a new car for the summer.... Fastlane Speed and Rod shop can build you an Awesome 32 Ford Roadster or Coupe at a Great Price...  You have many really great options to choose from.  Check out all of the options available then give them a call at Fastlane !  Check it out now

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If your Ford Flathead powered Hot Rod still has the old V-Belts, this March Performance serpentine conversion is the best way to get modern serpentine belt reliability and "No Slip" operation in one Highly Styled package. AND Now you can have the comfort of Air Conditioning to bootCompact in design with inward mounted alternator and A/C units that fits nicely in tall narrow hoods... for more.

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Known in the plating industry as Black Chrome and called Black Pearl by others, our “Midnight Pearl” exhaust tips are tank plated with a special version of our nickel plating which results in a dark mirrored image. Because we use more nickel plating than any of our competitors, combined with the unique plating, hardening and clear coating process.....  for more details 

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Todays muscle for yesterdays cars....The LS1 shares little other than similar displacement and external dimensions with the earlier small-block V8 engines. It is an all-aluminum 346 ci (5.7 L) push rod engine and produces 350 hp (261 kW) and 375 lb-ft (508 Nm) of torque, depending on the application. SPS Engines can give you all the muscle you need...

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New from TPI Tech ! Redliner Gauge Sets  New Style
  White Face, Grey Center with Red Liner & Red Pointer.Why spend hard earned money for a gauge that doesn't come with advanced features? Don't spend more time programming your speedometer than needed. Check out the gauges from TPI Tech  all made in the U.S.A.

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We all know Zigs Street Rods as the best place to get your TCI Chassis... but they have lots of other great products too. Like these FRENCHED HEADLAMPS FOR RODS AND CUSTOMS OF THE 40'S & 50'S  Check it out here

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New from  Unisteer... If you don’t want to be stranded because of a dead battery, than this is the unit for you! The Battery Brain Gold monitors the power of your battery and will disconnect it once the power level is drained to the minimum amount needed to start your vehicle. This helps provide for a sure start every time.. take a look

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More News and Articles This week
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Grant Mackels-69Camaro -New Orleans award for paint.. Great Car ! has partnered with Championship Auto Shows to sponsor the “Rising Star” Awards and special Educational days for young people at Autorama and World of Wheels shows. These awards are open to any and all entries registered to participants under the age of 25 years old. There are five awards given at each show. The awards include an Outstanding Display, an Outstanding Engine, an Outstanding Interior, Outstanding Paint and a Best Overall entry. Winners Here

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DEUCE OF SPADES - the plot......
A modern day hotrod girl owns a 32 roadster of unknown origins. In it, she accidentally find a letter, dating back to 1955. From "Johnny to Bettie". Sealed, stamped and containing one golden ring on a chain. Ready to go, but never mailed...  Get the latest update on roddings very own Movie from our friend Faith Granger

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  2009 is already shaping up as a great year for Als Liner as the public learns more and more about this great DIY liner product...  and more dealers sign on.. looking for a new product to carry in 2009 ? Als Liner could be perfect !

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Hey look at this... Big Al’s car is now almost as famous as our own BIg Al ! It’s featured on this new Grundy Insurance ad ...  Check out Big Als car and the great coverage offered at Grundy.... home of the “Agreed Coverage” policy.

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Check out who won the Darryl Starbird “Go for the Gold” award this year ! It’s none other than Scott Whitaker, Dynamat CEO and diehard rodder.  Scotts awesome Mercroder designed by Larry Ericson and built by Larry Kramer . The $20,000.00 cash award “Go for the Gold” was chosen from a field of nine unbelievable vehicles. Look

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One of our favorite events at the GNRS is the Pinstripers Reunion. The Pinstripers Reunion is a very special place, with very special people. I met most of them about three years ago as they were setting up their tables and Von Hot Rod came over and graciously showed me around. It’s impossible not to like the pinstripers. They have as much enthusiasm for their skill and trade as any group that I’ve ever been associated with....

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Did you know that when you request a Ron Francis Wiring catalog you not only get a catalog... it also includes a wealth of tech information and tips. This catalog is a must have for all car guys, especially those doing some wiring projects soon. You’ll see all of the latest products from Ron Francis Wiring as well as all the information you need to help you plan and execute your wiring project.  You can order the catalog right from the Hotrodhotline Catalog Order Page

Upcoming Shows

  Derek at DMP Fastners invites you all to his open house on March 22nd in Chatsworth, CA.  DMP and QMP Racing will be featuring shop tours and special sale prices on many items. We’ve known Derek for a number of years and he’s a great guy. DMP has a huge assortment of quality fasteners and they’re adding new products all the time. Check it all out

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2nd Annual B&M & Hurst Charity Car Show 2nd Annual Charity Car Show
Registration opens at 7:30am Car show from 9:30am to 2:30pm Held at B&M Racing & Performance 9142 Independence Avenue, Chatsworth, CA
Over 50 Trophies, Celebrity ,Judges ,Food , Music Vendors

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Hey... it’s almost time for “The BIG ONE” The Detroit Autorama ... home of the Ridler Award and so much more.  It’s coming up March 6-8 th so get your tickets now. Chip Foose’s P32 Traditional Rod, The Kopper Kart ,Builder/Owner of the Year DARRYL STARBIRD
Featuring the “Predicta” & “Lil Coffin” ,Kookie Kar & Norm Grabowski ,2009 Autorama Preservation Award Recipient ,The Neil East Roadster from the 60’s cover of Rod & Custom ,Cavalcade of Kustoms ,“Motor City Auto Arts” Pinstriper Charity Jam AND MORE

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association has announced their 2009 schedule and it’s packed with some really awesome events...Starting out with the Orange County Get Together MARCH.. 14th  Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  and make all of your plans

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The National Street Rod Association has an exciting line of shows planned for 2009 ... The kickoff is the April 3 - 5th Oklahoma City Event.. 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

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.

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This is the place to find all that you need for your project.. You can find ANYTHING you need for your car right HERE   We continue to add many fine businesses to our vendor list.


Lamb Cylinder Heads is a full service engine machine shop ..... we offer any machine service
you need... from a complete engine, to better cylinder heads, blueprinting, or any service in between !  Our shop is equipped with the best equipment and we have the experience to give you top quality work ! Check out our services


Centerforce, the leading manufacturer of performance clutch systems in the United States, wants HotRod, Muscle Car and Classic Enthusiasts to know that Centerforce is the place to shop for your next performance clutch. The Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch system was awarded The Best New
 Performance Street Product Award by SEMA


Godman Hi Performance has over 30 years experience in the Performance Hose & Fitting Industry. PRODUCTS: Aeroquip hose & fittings full line R&B Nickel, Black, Stainless Steel .Braided hose, and Black braided hose. Power Steering fittings, Tube-0-Ring in all sizes fits Gm and Ford Pumps and Racks. GM and Ford Snap-on fitting for your fuel rails A/C Units, A/C Driers Polished, A/C Bulkheads Square or inline, and LOTS MORE... take a look


Davviki introduces for 2009 the '33-'34 five-window body style. Using the same steel with hardwood structure proven in their '32 five window, the new model has had great acceptance from traditional rod builders. Davviki offers 11 different body styles. Each package is built to customer specifications, with many custom options available... Check it out.


Rodsters, Inc. is a small family business which manufactures fiberglass bodies and parts for the street rodder. The bodies are designed with the end function in mind, which is a street rod that can be driven for years because of quality construction at a moderate price. Styles offered are a 31 roadster and roadster pickup which can be purchased as a bare body, body and frame combo or as a complete roller.


Moody's Upholstery is excited to announce a new item for 2009. The production of the 1967-69 Camaro Inner Trunk Lid Cover with a perfect fit—You can see it this weekend at the Chicago World of Wheels show where it will be introduced... This is a fantastic new product for Camaro owners . for more

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... 

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San Francisco Rod and Custom and Motorcycle show was AWESOME !

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

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Check out the cool cars at the East Coast Indoor Nats.

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The Winternationals in Pomona got off to a bad start and it eventually took 7 days to complete them... 

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Tony Tornabe sent in a show in Palm Beach, FL

More on Hotrodhotline this week

The 100th issue of the SLSRH Newsletter is dedicated to the Spurgin/Giovanine/Borgh Roadster that is being restored by Ernie Nagamatsu. The roadster, with various parts, owners and numbers, had an illustrious career and involved many men who became well-known at the dry lakes and on the drag strips. Yet, just as important in this story are the men and women who searched for the illusive roadster and brought this race car back to life. Chief among them is Ernie Nagamatsu, who makes his living as a dentist, but who has a passion for history and race cars... Very interesting

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  If you have a motorcycle to sell, now’s your chance to list it FREE for 3 months What a deal.. And if you’re looking for a bike we have lots listed there too.... take a look. 

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We have many very fine Car Dealers who have inventories numbering in the hundreds of cars ... they have many cars listed here on but you can see what else they have at their websites. CLICK HERE FOR DEALERS

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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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