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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter June 3  2009

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Joe Mayall

 We start off this week with some very sad news. Good  Friend and Editor of Street Scene Magazine, Joe Mayall, passed away this past weekend. Joe was visiting friends in Las Vegas when he apparently suffered fatal respiratory failure   Joe has many friends in the rodding community and he will be dearly missed.  We always looked forward to seeing him at the NSRA shows and whenever we were in So. Calif.  We have a link to a site created for Joe Remembering Joe Mayall

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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.

prod alan grove

Alan Grove Components has been making specialty brackets for years ... Due to the renewed interest in nostalgia motors we have designed a bracket for the 401/425 Nailhead Buick. Steel bracket mounts to the intake and water crossover manifold, two groove water pump and crankshaft pulleys are required for this application. For more details click here

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Which CENTERFORCE® Clutch Is Right For My Needs? CENTERFORCE® clutch systems are designed with the diverse needs of the customer, or end user in mind. Because of these diverse needs, Centerforce® offers a multilevel line to meet the requirements of a wide range of vehicles and their intended uses. For details click here

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When Jack saw this new product from Clayton Machine we was impressed !  Check out the latest muscle car pedal assembly. Machined from forged aluminum, the assemblies are available for first & second generation Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and Firebird, as well as other applications.With a true commitment to design, quality and excellence, Clayton Machine Works is taking it to the next level. Take a look

prod coker tire

At Coker, it’s all about the tire !  And Coker Tire can give you the “lowdown” on tire construction and features so you are able to choose the very best tire for your car.  Check out the article on Radial vs. Bias Ply tires or one of their other articles on tire construction, sizing, etc. Take a look.

prod dolphin

Dolphin Quad & Speedo gauges are available in white, tan, black and gold only. Quads are available 5” & 3 3/8”, Mechanical & Electronic. We also carry a 2 1/16” electronic tachometer. Choose your quads and speedos by Color ! Look at all of the choices here

dynamat concourse

Dynamic Control of North America is proud to announce it’s sponsorship of the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance Tour  on June 13th. This tour benefits the Arthritis Foundation  The day following the tour, the 32nd Ault Park Concours d’Elegance will take place. . Read More

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prod ford blue transdapt

Ford Blue Accessories join the Transdapt line of popular Chevy Orange Products. Ford Blue valve covers, like the SB Ford set shown , oil pans and waternecks, along with complementary black powder-coated pulleys and air cleaner sets complete the suite of Blue Oval engine bay components. Get all of the details here

prod julianos

There’s always some great new product showing up at Julianos .... take a look at this..  Nifty signal lights that can be added to all kinds of early headlights. They’re actually made to be an exact-fit for stock Ford ’35-’36 headlights, but they work great on a lot of other headlights, too.The lens is white glass for a vintage look—but when you put the power to them, the bright LED’s inside actually light up amber (seen in the “lit-up” light at right). Way cool.

prod no limit

New from The No Limit Custom Shop. Some cars need to be low! I mean LOOOOWWWW! We’ve been building these front ends for years in the shop, and we think it’s time to let ‘em lose. Most Air Ride IFS kits are really coil spring kits modified to use an air bag, not our Air Glide. These are Mustang II based IFS kits, with shimmy style alignment, built in upper

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From Painless Performance, Striker Coldshot
All the power and quality of the ColdShot Water/Methanol System at a substantially reduced cost. The new controller features a 4 push button interface, an external low water LED connection, two 7-segment display LEDs and internal 4 Bar boost sensor. Still the most complete, highest quality, budget priced kit on the market today.  For details click here

prod ruckus

Just in time for Fathers Day, Ruckus Rods has some awesome new tin signs for your shop or office. Check out the 2010 Camaro, the 55 Chev wagon and other very cool designs now available. Take a look.

prod saldana

Saldana Racing has a LONG list of products that they build “custom” for you and for your exact needs and specifications.  You can find not only the exact radiator you need ... but all of the accessories and fittings you need to go along with your radiator. Check out the long list of Saldana Racing products....

prod spalusa

Spal USA introduces new sealed brushless technology. the new SBL300 – a completely sealed brushless motor available in both axial and centrifugal blower configurations to suit a variety of air movement needs. For more details on this innovative new product click here

prod steves

Best New Product at NSRA Louisville Nationals 2008... that shows what a great product this all new Steel 33 - 34 Coupe body from Steves Auto Restorations is. Judged by fellow rodders, and journalists, this is the highest honor a company can get for their product. This is really OUTSTANDING. ... check out the detail and lines of this new 33 - 34 Coupe from SAR

prod surf city

A great choice for Fathers Day is this gift box from Surf City Garage... your rodder can try out 3 of the most popular items from Surf City Garage ... This line is fabulous.. Jack uses it on his 34 Ford and says it’s the Best... Take a look

prod vintage air

From Vintage Air ... the inventors of Performance airconditioning ! Check out the 1969-70 Ford Mustang  Gen IV SureFit System Complete Kit includes: Evaporator, condenser, drier, compressor, compressor bracket, hose kit and binary safety switch For a list of all components click here

prod weedetr

WEEDETR Street Rod Components was started in 1986 by Dale Caulfield. who has been in the business of building street rods for over 30 years. Our new trailing arm suspension kits for the 41-55 GM pickups and panel trucks is designed to be a bolt in kit that is complete less the rear end assembly, which can also be supplied through our ultimate rear suspension packages

prod welder series

Welder Series Introduces Full Line of Welded Hot Rod Parts. This world is full of options, but we feel one of your best is Welder Series' line of high quality hot rod parts. Most of these same parts had been in production for almost 30 years until 2005, when Welder Series was started. After receiving so much positive feedback that people wanted the option of welded kits again  the decision was made to "re-introduce" the welded parts. Check out the available parts

Featured Shops
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Image Street Rods has an impeccable reputation for producing some of the finest cars on the planet ! One small example is the Image Street Rods Phaeton ... the attention to detail is amazing and the workmanship superb ... Take a look at the build process on this car and you’ll want Image Street Rods to be your builder !

More stories this week....
article chev posters

This isn’t really a story ... just something someone shared with us.... the posters made for the Woodward Dream Cruise by GM from the billboard designs that line the streets during Woodward Cruise .... very cool and great for Fathers Day.. we thought you’d enjoy them as much as we did.

article  msd coil

If there is a single part of the ignition that can holds some mystery to its operation, it is the coil. In a stock ignition system, 12 – 14 volts are delivered to the coil via the positive and negative terminals. Within the wink of an eye, it sends and output of 15,000 volts or higher! But there is no slight-of-hand taking place here – it’s all a carefully crafted lesson in electronics. And one that can be tuned to meet a variety of output requirements. MSD Ignition has a nice little article that will tell you more.

article starbird hall of fame

There’s no place you’ll see more rod and custom legends assembled than at the Darryl Starbird Hall of Fame Ceremony. This years Inductees were Gary Howard and Jerry Kugel. The Designer’s Hall of Fame inducted Yosemite Sam Radoff of Canada for his design and artistic ability. For more details take a look here

story kookie kar kopy

And here’s a story you’ll all love... it’s about Gary De Fer and his “Kookie Kar Kopy” Read about how Gary found his car and the years of work to complete it... great story and some really awesome pictures. Check it out.

Upcoming Shows
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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association The Colorado Nationals returns to the Ranch @ The Larimer County Fairgrounds this weekend June 5, 6 & 7! This year’s event is full of exciting event features and activities tailor made for car lovers! See over 2500 rods, customs & classics through ’72 vintage plus vendor exhibits, a great swap meet   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

show nsra schedule

The National Street Rod Association ‘s next show is that always fantastic YORK, PA show. Big Al will be on the scene along with some of our other roving reporters.  Be sure to check out all of the events and get your registrations in now for the great lineup this summer.

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The Right Coast Association has three great events this season.... of course the Syracuse Nationals is one of our favorites ... and we’ll see you there again this year ... They have lots of fun events planned, you’ll have a great time at Syracuse so get the details and sign up NOW !

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Somernites Cruise first cruise was AWESOME.. we have lots of great pictures ... . The folks in Somerset Kentucky always have a great lineup of activities for each months cruise. Junes event the 25th - 27th kicks off with a Rock N Roll Party at a new location. Check out the latest at 

Wheels of time

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

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 
and if you have a car to sell...... this is the BEST place to do that !

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

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Need Tech  Info ???

Did you know that our Hot Rod M.D. is none other than Jim Clark, first Editor of Streetrodder Magazine ? Jim is also a partner in the Publishing company “Tex Smiths Hot Rod Library”. With credentials like that you know you can count on the Hot Rod M.D. for expert advice in any area.

We also have articles from many industry manufacturers and other experts in every field of our industry.   Check out the Hot Rod MD before you start your next project.

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 !


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. 


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

Show Coverage This Week

We have TONS of car show articles this week... way too many to list but here are a few just to get your attention !

show auburn bob molinaro

Bob Molinaro got some great shots at a show in Auburn

show back to the beach sam flowers

Sam Flowers was “Back at the Beach”

show beaver creek richard rush

Richard Rush at the Beavercreek Show

show muncie drag strip

Muncie Drag Strip from John T Crain

show ohio bill and kathy barrand

Bill and Cathy Barrand at a show in Ohio

show pleasanton dean court show rick miller show upper saddle river nj al liebmann

Dean Court and that always fantastic Pleasanton

Rick Miller in New York sent some nice shots

Big Al Liebmann was at the Upper Saddle River NJ show

  We have hundreds of pictures from dozens of shows around the country and around the world every week ..  We add new show coverage articles every day so be sure to check back often for the latest coverage.

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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