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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 15 2009

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Sales this week ranged from $14k to $85k ... we can sell Yours TOO ....

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Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did .... and sell your car like them
The prices on these sold cars ranged from $14k to $85 k and we sold them

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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Glen and JoAnn Dura got this great shot of Big Al working hard at a show ! 

    After a fantastic 2008 we were looking back at all of the photos and articles contributed by our Fabulous Roving Reporters and found that Big Al Liebmann had covered over 50 SHOWS in 2008.. with over 14,000 photos for 2008 alone.... that does not include the shop tours, etc... WOW What a Guy !  So many of you send in such great shots from shows all around the country ...we have over 1100 show articles and over 200,000 photos from 2008 alone.... and they are appreciated and loved by all of your fellow rodders. We thank you ALL for being contributors. To see a wrap up of Big Als show coverages..... Go NOW.   

article hall of fame has been asked to be one of the Magazine Award Presenters at the Grand National Roadster Show this year.  We will have a “Hotrodhotline” Pick from among the outdoor car entries on both Saturday and Sunday. WOW !  We can’t wait ... Be sure to stop by our booth in Building 4 ( where the AMBR cars are located) and ask for one of our 2009 Wall Calendars Free to the first 150 who ask !

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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The B & M Racing Super Cooler
■ All aluminum construction
■ Stacked Plate design
■ Pressure tested to 200psi
■ Mounting brackets built into cooler
■ New 3/8” diameter nipple fittings
■ Automatic transmission coolers include mounting kit

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Absolutely the “Best Investment” you can make!
Before the engine leaves your shop, you can: Break-in the engine before you take it to the Dyno Easily observe potential problems while the engine is fully visible Test early and provide recovery time in case of an engine failure Only install engines that are ready and proven Correct most problems quickly and easily Minimize the number of times an engine is installed

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EZ Wiring, manufacturer of wiring harnesses, power windows and switches. Check out their complete line of switches ... Ignition switches,  headlight switches, dimmer switches, and wiper switches..
. you’ll find them all here.

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The innovators at Fatman have just taken their dropped uprights for ’49-’54 Chevy factory front suspension to the next level! The tremendous popularity of these parts has allowed them to be produced as a brand new fabricated steel part for even greater safety and ease of fit. For details go here....

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Just shift it with your right hand drive! The new 3-Speed or Overdrive Right Hand Drive Shift Indicators from ididit inc. are made right in the USA and tailored with style that will keep you from guessing. Acrylic indicators are available with or without housings

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Old Air Products specializes in A/C and Heater Systems and Factory Replacement Parts for Antique, Classic, and Custom Vehicles. Many NOS & NORS parts in stock including Heater Valves, Receiver/Driers, Cables, update kits for STV & POA Valves, A/C Hose Assemblies, Vacuum Valves and Electrical Switches.

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Ron Francis Wiring has all you need to be sure your wiring is safe and looks great too. The power junction block is designed as a multiple power feed center to supply power to accessories that have a heavier current draw and need to be connected directly to the battery. This can be any item where the accessory manufacturer recommends connecting directly to the starter or battery for power.

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Speedway Motors’ clean and stylish polished stainless steel Hot Rod Steering Column has been a huge hit with thousands of rodders. Now the same rugged and simple design is available in plain steel that can be easily painted to match your car’s interior!

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Steele Rubber Products Announces Specialty Windshield Gaskets.  Steele Rubber Products offers a specialty line of front windshield gaskets for street rods and customized vehicles regardless if the top is chopped or modified in any way. Steele offers standard stock front windshield gaskets for many years and models with or without the divider bar intact,... for more information

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At Timeless Rods, We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis. For your convenience we have developed Build Sheet software which enables you to actually design your car and obtain a cost online. We offer several models each with a number of options for you to choose from.

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The Magnetic Finger™, originally introduced as a snug, stretchy finger glove with a powerful magnet under the surface of the index fingertip, has grown into a full-size glove. TurnPro now introduces the T-14, an innovative 5-finger lightweight glove designed to provide maximum dexterity. It features v-squeeze pockets with switchable target magnets in each index finger, synthetic padded leatherette palms and a hook and loop low-wrist comfortable closure with personal ID space

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--Weiand is announcing the availability of their new short style non-adjustable Team G aluminum water pump for Chevy small block V-8, P/N 9220. The 9220 water pump is designed specifically for competition built engines found in circle track and drag racing.  For Details

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Zigs Street Rods carries the finest brands in our industry.Billet Specialties aluminum dome style breathers are designed with performance, ease of maintenance and longevity in mind. Their 2 pc. design with a positive O-ring seal provides easy access to the washable filter. Check it out with all of our other products

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Zoops Products is proud to introduce its new line of Posi-Trak™ Serpentine and V-belt Systems. We now have available a system for the GM Small Blocks with Big Block systems to follow.The Zoops Posi-Trak™ Serpentine and V-belt is the most compact and simplest to install system available and incorporates all of the quality, dependability, and great appearance that Zoops Products Belt Systems are known for.  For Details click here

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Upcoming Shows

  There are still a lot of great shows every weekend around the country... Here are some exceptional shows that are coming up soon.

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This weekend in Atlanta Tribute to the ’34 featuring all models World of Wheels OL SKOOL RODZ (30 cars)
Featuring Rockabilly bands Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles – Fri & Sun All American Cycle Show Mach 5 from the film Speed Racer Chip Foose’s P32 Traditional Rod from the cover of Street Rodder KITT from Knight Rider and more


The West’s finest shows are brought to you by John Buck and company ... and now is the time to be planning for them all.... The Grand National Roadster Show in January, followed by Sacramento, Two l fantastic shows... plan now CLICK HERE will have a booth at Grand National Roadster Show.


This Weekend... Jan 16 - 17th The National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum announces The 52nd Annual Darryl Starbird’s Hall of Fame National Championship Rod and Custom Car Show at Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas $5,000 Award; picked from the “High Five” ; .. FOR MORE

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There’s been a big change for the San Francisco Rod, Custom and Motorcycle Show for 2009 .. The date has been moved to FEBRUARY 20- 22  The show had previously been held in Jan. but this new later date works out better for everyone.... Check it out and be sure to put this long time show on your Calendar.


A show that our own Big Al Liebmann always enjoys is
 Frank Maratta’s Auto & Cycle show . The longest running, family owned independent custom car show in America Feb 6th, 7th & 8th, 2009. “The Show of Dreams” is Celebrating 50 years 1960 to 2009. Cash prizes will be awarded for the Best Bike, Best Car and more! Come enjoy the cars, the exhibitors and the Swap & Collectable Corner.  Check it out

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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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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 in MARCH.. Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  and make all of your plans

Jeffs Fun Run Jan 31

We got a special request from Pickups Limited to call all rodders for a fund raiser for a fellow rodder. Saturday January 31st Jeff’s Fun Run STARTING POINT: Ken Grody Ford - 6211 Beach Blvd. - Buena Park, 90621 Registration begins at 8:00am – first vehicle out at 9:00am COST: $20 Donation paid at the start  For details click here

More News and Articles This week
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We heard from our friend, noted pinstriper Tommy “Itchy” Otis, with the details on his yearly “Von Dutch” award at the Pin Stripers get together at the Grand National Roadster Show. Otis has been the sponsor, creator and presenter of the Von Dutch Award for excellence in hand painted pinstriping since the Grand National Roadster Show moved to Los Angeles 6 years ago. Each year he builds a different award and presents it to the best pinstriper of the show and the year. . This years award will be a copy of the famed guitar he pinstriped for " Brian Setzer "  Read the story

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One of the unique traditions of the Grand National Roadster Show is the GNRS Hall of Fame, itself started in 1960. As originally stated, the Hall of Fame was established to elect “outstanding pioneers in the creative car building sport.” Selectees are inducted at an invitation-only luncheon Saturday during the GNRS show. For its 60th Anniversary show the GNRS is proud to announce that Dick Bertolucci, Steve Coonan, John Mumford and Thom Taylor have been selected for induction into the GNRS Hall of Fame


Always wanted to go to Detroit Autorama and see the Ridler contenders ?  Check this out... if you have a club or group that would like to go together and make a party of it ... You can arrange for a bus tour to the show...  Get all of the details on how to arrange this really great way to see the Autorama with your friends.

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Our friend Kevin at Enclosed Vehicle Transport wants us to let you all know that if you have shipping needs from Scottsdale this month .... Enclosed Vehicle has transport vehicles on the scene ready to move you ! Give them a call

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Speaking of Scottsdale ....  If you’re there for the auctions be sure to stop by the Open House Jan 12 - 26th at Woodies USA .... They’re great people with lots of great cars... Check it out...

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As you know, we have seen an increase in the number of stolen rods and classics recently, so has decided that as a service to our visitors and fellow rodders, we would create a permanent place where you can list and view cars that have been stolen. The latest report is of a 1960 Corvette stolen in Glendale, California

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And speaking of “stolen” you may not always be able to prevent your car from being stolen... so you better be sure you have GOOD Insurance... Check out Anpac

Parts Parts Parts.....

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

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

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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 Added TEN  New Businesses to the Hotrodhotline vendor list last month ! 


Visibolts TM (NSRA new product of the year in 2000) – L.E.D. Lighted Polished Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts. These bolts are a great accent for your custom street rod or daily driver. They are available in sizes ranging from " to " carriage style bolts. We also have oval head bumper bolts, a direct replacement for your 36-41 Chevy and 33-40 Ford bumper bolts. 


AutoRad, LLC specializes in designing and building radiator packages to specifically fit your style of car with the best aluminum radiators for Muscle Cars and Street Rods. period. We also make radiators and core supports for the Tri-5, 67-69 Camaro, and the 66-67 Nova, with more to come in the future. Our radiators are made per order - not mass-produced.


Quality Industrial Sewing Machines is where many well respected professional upholstery shops are turning to for machines, equipment and supplies along with many enthusiasts. We supply top of the line products for your top quality jobs. Quality Industrial Sewing Machines specializes in industrial and heavy duty sewing machines. 40 years of experience in sales and service makes Quality Sew the place to do your business.


Speedway Motors, Americas Oldest Speed Shop has been a trusted source for high performance parts for street rods and racing for over 56 years. Speedway Motors has built a reputation for providing friendly expert advice and superior service. Low prices, Huge Inventory, Same Day Shipping and Award Winning Services ... at Speedway


Kennys Rod Shop has been in business for almost 19 years. Our crew members are talented and passionate about the Street Rodding industry providing you with the highest quality of expertise. We build everything from traditional street rods, hot rods, muscle cars, to over the top all out custom fabricated projects that make our customers proud owners.


Customs & Classics Inc. Established Experienced Exceptional... Build the ultimate performance machine that is uniquely you. No two projects are alike! We have an experienced, expert build team to create those custom modifications that make it you. We can go from radical to mild, it is all about you. Put our expertise to work on your creation


At Standard Lift & Equipment low prices are not the priority; our insistence is on high-quality automotive service equipment-the prices are our gift to you, the customer! .We have built our reputation on service before, during, and after the sale. Purchasing your new lift is a serious and important decision.


Established in 1915, Egge Machine Company is a world-class piston manufacturer and distributor of internal engine components and nostalgic performance products for domestic vehicle applications from the early 1900s to 1980. Egge is one of the few remaining U.S. based piston manufacturers. Egge operates a state of the art foundry, machine shop, Where real Hotrodders get their parts... Egge Machine Company


Our Industry is the WINNER .. now that Downs is back as a family owned business .... providing you with the quality and respect for customer service that we have come to know from Downs in their 28 years of serving this industry. Jamie Downs is running the show again and they promise to have many great things ahead.. Check out the latest at Downs Industries.

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... WOW  

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Boston World of Wheels featured the Best of the Best according to Big Al...

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Filed under the “better late than never” are 150+ shots at Cruisin For A Cure from Dick DeLoach.

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Roger Rohrdanz covered the New Years Day Cruise through Southern California... 

Check out the latest  show coverages this week...

  If you have pictures from a show in your area we’d love to share them ... you can download a “zipped” folder at or you can email the show pictures to  [email protected]   They will be greatly enjoyed !

WE want to remind you that has a CATALOG ORDER page where you can order catalogs directly from many businesses It’s a great way to get the catalogs you need from many many vendors.

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New Featured Car Ads ......

Featured Ads SELL best.... have you noticed ?  It’s well worth the small extra cost to get all of that extra exposure.... Check out the latest
Call us if you need help with your ad  877-700-2468

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We have lot’s of NEW Ads every day....  Take a look  is Giving Stuff Away...

  If you have a motorcycle to sell, now’s your chance to list it for only $15. for a six month ad on  All ads are half off ....  What a deal.. And if you’re looking for a bike we have lots listed there too.... take a look. 

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the next 10 people placing Featured Ads on the  will get a free set of “Stoney Straps” ($30 value)  

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


   That’s all for this week ...... or that’s all we could fit into this already so long newsletter... remember, there’s lot’s more in our Online Magazine at  We add new stories and articles every day.  

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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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