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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 21 2009

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Sales this week ranged from $21k to $98k ... we can sell Yours TOO ....

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Your Car Could Be HERE !    $125. for 6 mos

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

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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Hose down your tires and they look better than ever, blacker than night itself. Unfortunately, that look lasts maybe 20 minutes. At Surf City Garage, we wanted to make it last for weeks. That’s why we created Beyond Black, the ultimate tire dressing. It’s never greasy and dirt won’t stick, plus it even protects against UV rays. Just apply it and buff, and your tires will look wetter than wet and blacker than black... Watch a Video of this Surf City Garage Product in action...

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Stockton Wheel is known throughout the world as one of the originators of the early "Hot Rod" wheels. If you're looking for the "Nostalgia Look", your search is over. SWS carries a complete line of Nostalgia wheels for just about any application. What we don't have on hand we can build to suite. Mix and match trim rings and caps, or mix or powder coat available.  Take a look at the selection

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Steve Frisbie, owner of Steve’s Auto Restorations, Inc. (SAR) in Portland, Oregon, has just completed a How-to-Instructional DVD on Body Leadwork. Steve is passing on the skills that helped him create the RealMad and NewMad and become known as one of America’s premier coachbuilders. The SAR DVD is helpful to beginners and professionals alike. In the video Steve demonstrates and simplifies ... For Details

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Imagine attempting to drink….from a bowl….while blasting through a corner, doing 60 feet in less than one second, hitting the jumps, or ripping across the water at full speed. This is exactly what your carburetor is trying to do. The Holley carburetor has served us well for over 100 years, but the design is dated. The number one problem is the float bowl

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Phoenix Transmission Products has been providing quality performance built automatics since 1983. Its is our mission to provide the best in service and products for all your transmission needs. We are a company owned and operated by car enthusiasts who understand the value of your project and will work with you to achieve your performance objectives.... Take a look

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Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. Most of the time a little fuzz appears on the hose end and the battle begins. It is not only time consuming, it can get bloody. KOUL tools has delivered a solution

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Save $$$ with Car Builders Packages from It’s a Snap .. There are several packages available that enable you to buy the accessories and components you need when putting your car together... Check out the various packages and save some dollars with It’s a Snap.

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Hedman ... Proud to Say “Made in the USA” since 1954.. Check out the new Turbo Mufflers Like regular Hedman TURBO Mufflers, these Hedder Mufflers are high quality turbo-style mufflers. They come from the factory with a 12" head pipe welded on, and an integrated collector

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Lot’s of new Signs from Garage Art.... ...Washington Chief Gasoline Texaco Star , Pegasus , Early Corvette and , OK Used Cars. ,-Quality made in the USA from heavy 18 gauge metal.  -Screen printed nazdar enamel graphics -  The perfect touch for your shop or garage wall... Take a look

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It takes more than just new springs to achieve better handling. Replacing just the springs and reusing the old eye bolts, bushings, u-bolts and shackles is just doing half a job. While they may look OK, those parts are just as old and worn as the springs you replaced. Using the old eye bolts, bushings and u-bolts may not allow the new springs to perform as they should. In fact re-using the old parts can place undue stress on the new springs... more here

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Dynamic Duo!  Dynamat's Scott Whitaker gives Jay Leno a run down on how to keep cars cool and quiet.
Take a look at this online video .


Dolphin Gauges not only carries a fine line of gauges, they also have all the goodies you need to finish the job. Check out their extensive line of Dash Panels and Surrounds for many makes and models of cars.... like this 32 Ford Dash Panel.. You can browse by make and year at the Dolphin Website.  Take a look

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More News and Articles This week
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Photo from American Hot Rod Foundation

  We have heard this week that famed Hot Rod Magazine photographer Eric Rickman has been moved to hospice care as his health continues to fail. We had the good fortune to be seated at a table with Eric at a Hall of Fame luncheon a few years ago and had just a wonderful time ... we wish “Rickman” and his family the best.  for more information 

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Model 40, arguably one of Ford’s sleek exhibit at the Wally Parks NHRA Mo June 2009. “The 1933-’34 Ford Model 40 was a very important car both for Ford and for hot rodders. It helped pull Ford out of the depression and powered racers from Indy to El Mirage. It’s an important milestone anniversary that the Parks Museum’s is excited to celebrate,” said Tony Thacker, executive director of the museum


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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Speedway Motors, Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska, has acquired the street rod-related assets of Total Performance, Inc. of Wallingford, Connecticut. The purchase unites two of the oldest, most respected names in street rodding and creates a stronger company that will better serve its customers.

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Free Parts From Painless  It's not $700 billion…. But it's free! It's so simple we're amazed Washington didn't think of it already. Buy a qualifying Painless Performance Chassis Harness, Fuel Injection Harness or Switch Panel from any Painless retailer and receive a FREE PART directly from Painless.

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PAL's 2008/2009 Hot Rod Parts Catalog 
 Our Catalog includes a small portion of the products from nearly 200 manufacturers available thru PAL's. Please contact us at 1-811-225-7257 for pricing and info on the many other products we sell. We carry the finest...
.Alum - A - Tech Alum. Radiators, Bill's Hot Rod Company
Boese engineering, Centech Wiring ,Custom Autosound
Dakota Digital ,Fatman Fabrications. Gennie Shifter, Gotta Show SS Hose Products, Hot rod & Custom Supply ,Kwik Wire.. and many many more... take a look

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Step out of the world of standard automotive interiors and into the world of design, comfort, and style built with experience, quality, and passion. Finish Line Automotive specialties include custom design and fabrication of award winning street rod interiors and complete interior restoration of concourse class vehicles. They match styles, colors and designs to existing interior or create complete interiors. See what we can do....

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Looking for a full service rod shop to build a car or do some of the work you can’t do ? If you’re in the midwest then Heinzman Street Rods is the place to go... Take a look at their shop and see that they are truly full service from frame to engine to body work and paint... they do it all with style and expertise. Take a look at the Heinzman Street Rod Shop

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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Two of America’s Great Cities Play Host To World of Wheels January 23-25
The heart of New Orleans and Chicago host World of Wheels this weekend at the Superdome and McCormick Place. Both shows are packed with exciting things to see and do. Check out the schedule


 The Grand National Roadster Show THIS WEEKEND... be there or be square ...  followed by Sacramento, Two l fantastic shows... plan now CLICK HERE will have a booth at Grand National Roadster Show.

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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

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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  We have three new articles in the Hot Rod M.D. this week...
the first is from Speedway Motors in the Transmission section showing you how to set up a hydraulic clutch release bearing.

 We also have an article from JB Microfinish showing the installation of an arm rest.  

Then our friends at Welder Series sent in a little tip on selecting the correct weatherstriping for your doors. 

The Hot Rod M.D. has hundreds of articles broken down into various sections and components with photos and videos to help you with your project... These are articles from industry professionals and experts...  Take a look

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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 ! 


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


 J & B Microfinish's experienced craftsmanship is put into each piece designed and manufactured. That is why you can see their products and one off parts displayed on high-quality vehicles that are featured in hundreds of nationally recognized magazines. With drive and innovation they are continually adding to the product line and are proud to say they are a dealer for Classic Instruments.. see their line here


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.


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

Richard “Too Low”  got some fantastic shots at the show in Austin last weekend.....

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Our friends Bruce and Janelle Morris in Australia went to a really neat show.... 

  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 !

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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.

More on Hotrodhotline this week
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We are adding more and more to our Society of Landspeed Racing Historians website .... many of Land Speeds icons and legends have found us and are contributing their stories and photos... it’s a wonderful way to honor the beginnings of this hobby we all love... Be sure to check in and read the newsletters we post there each week.  Last week we had lots of photos from Jack Underwood... Look Now.

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On a sad note, we got word that Legend Dick Kraft has passed away this month.  Dick has been at the forefront of land speed racing and hotrodding since it’s beginnings ... You can see much of his great story at   Ironically, we have a Dick Kraft car listed for sale here on you might find it interesting to take a look at this 39 Ford Convertible...

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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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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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