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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 13 2009

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Ridler Winner ... “Deucenberg”

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 The Big Story this week was the Detroit Autorama and the winner of the prestigious Ridler Award. Hotrodhotline had Big Al Liebmann , Ray Schuler, Fuzzy Fuerholzer, George Reed and Bob Steinhaus covering the show BIG TIME ! We have over 3000 pictures online in several articles ... and the show coverage has already been viewed 20,000+ times.
   This years Ridler Winner was a drop dead gorgeous 32 Ford owned by Doug Cooper and built by Alan Johnson.... for more click here

GG Oc Gettogether

   THIS WEEKEND.... it’s the Good-Guys Orange County Get-Together officially kicking off the 2009 Goodguys season at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California! A tremendous weekend of auto-themed activities starts bright and early Saturday morning with the huge outdoor show & shine as well hundreds of vendor exhibits, the Street Challenge Autocross, live music, kids activities and more. Check it out Now

  This weekend Jack and Mary Ann will be heading out to the Boise Roadster Show ... we won’t have a booth this year .... we’ll just be enjoying the cars and hanging out with our friends.... if you’re in the Northwest, don’t miss this show.  It’s well known for the quality of the cars on display and the New Family is known for for putting on a great show for rodders.


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Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did .... and sell your car like them

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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.


Holley Performance has some great spring promotions going on.... with FREE products with the purchase of specified items. There’s lots to choose from in this promotion so be sure to take a look and get your FREE Parts from Holley, Hooker Headers, Flowtech and NOS products... Check it out

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With the popularity of the fat fendered Ford on the increase, J&B has decided to offer a complete array of dash inserts for the 46-48 Ford. Offered in various kit forms, this product will liven up the dash area of your favorite post-war Ford  Take a look

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The Centerforce LMC Series is a specifically designed low inertia performance clutch that dramatically reduces engine rotating mass. These lightweight, SFI approved competition clutches are intended with most road racing and circle track applications in mind. Centerforce machines these special pressure plates from high-strength aircraft-grade billet aluminum and then attach a special heat-treated replaceable friction surface.

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Absolutely the “Best Investment” you can make...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 . With the new Easy-Run Engine Test Stand you can confidently test and qualify every engine you build before you install it into the vehicle

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New product lines at EZ Wiring ! Take a look at the new billet door handles now available from EZ Wiring. The smooth and sleek design will add class to your interior. These are available in several different designs.  Take a look at them all here.

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Fatman’s Custom IFS will provide the ultimate in handling and style, with application for nearly any vehicle. Polished Stainless Steel Control Arms are a no extra cost standard, using a shimmed style adjustment for a positive, yet clean and easy to align system. Billet and chrome coilovers are included along with ECI Big Brake kits, with options for power steering, sway bars, and even fancier brakes...

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Garage Art introduces our newest Hot Rod Sign - "Deuces Wild" This is a really cool sign and just one of many great Garage decor  items you’ll find at Garage Art. Check out the newest  Deuces Wild Sign here

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It's time to Save like never before!! Jamco Suspension has launched their Spring Super Sale. Savings of up to $200.00 on select items. Now is the time to take advantage of these great savings and get your car ready for summertime  Check it out

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"Bolt-In" direct replacement for the GM Frigidaire/Harrison A-6 Compressor.  The Pro6TEN Compressor is a 10 Cylinder "bolt-in" direct replacement for the GM Frigidaire/Harrison A-6 Compressor. This new design is specifically engineered to fit original A-6 mounting brackets and A/C hose assemblies. This highly efficient compressor offers a smoother, quieter operation
Check out the details here

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Printed Feed Wires.... A perfect finishing touch for your accessories! Contains color coded, printed wires/connections for the 8 most popular accessories.  Check it out from Ron Francis Wiring

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The Bad Boy is only 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2-1/2" and its dual tone air horn is two times louder than your stock horn. It can be used on cars, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts or even lawn mowers. 118 decibels of power at 530 and 680 hz. 12-volt built-in compressor and mounting hardware included  Take a look

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Timeless Rods offers turn key cars as well as any component you may need.  Take a look at their 32 Ford Chassis selection which will accommodate a variety of IFS systems and components. For all of the details on the Chassis selection click here

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Wabbits Woodworks custom makes every dash to order. The layout of your dash in our catalog can change according to your needs. Call for information regarding custom street machine dashes, custom wood dashes, wood dash trim, wood dash for street rods, hot rod dashes, wood dash kits, truck dashes, and consoles needs.

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Zigs Street Rods offers both 7" and 9" diameter power brake unit for street rod applications. Unit comes with new master cylinder and vacuum check valve. Unit is available complete with brake pedal assembly. Bronze bushed brake arms with grease fittings have 1/2"x 20 threaded ends for brake pad installation, Rod ends used on adjustable push rods. Check it out

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Zoops Products is proud to introduce its new line of Posi-Trak V-Belt™ Systems. We now have available a system for the GM Small Blocks with Big Block systems to follow. The Zoops Posi-Trak 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. Check out the NEW Posi Trak

More Articles on Hotrodhotline This Week
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Deuce of Spades update:  When I set out to make DEUCE OF SPADES, I knew what I wanted and I also knew what I did not want. I knew I didn't want to make yet another "caricature" film of the fifties era. I didn't want to make another "Grease". I didn't want poodle skirts, big pompadours, big sideburns and "fifties" greasers combing their hair every two minutes. No. What I wanted was to bring the early fiftie's hotrod era to LIFE. Like it really was, not like Hollywood tries to make it look.

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Anpac Car of the Month.Big Red", as this Ford F-100 was originally known, was purchased by its owner in 1968. It was used as a daily driver and to assist vehicles at the local racetrack. In November 1969, it won first place at the Ray Farner Car Show. Four teenagers all drove "Big Red" during their high school years. The truck was then garaged and years later recustomized, and given the new name "Arrest Me Red.  See the details here

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Way Cool Woodie for the Goodguy Goodguys founder and Chairman Gary Meadors is workin’ on a new car with the help of some old friends. A 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible. Working off a sketch by Thom Taylor, Meadors has appointed Bob Bauder of Crestline, California as captain of the build team.
Check it out here

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In the “Modern Rods” category, we have this awesome custom build from DiMora Designs.The car started out as a stock Oldsmobile Aurora four-door sedan, but with some hand-crafted custom work, the Scattare is now a customized two-door with an extended trunk. Behind the driver is a second trunk lid, which rises to the vertical position.  Take a look here

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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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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We still have some more fantastic shows coming up from the Autorama / World of Wheels folks.  March 20-22 will bring the  Omaha Nebraska World of Wheels and March 27-29th we have the Salt Lake City Autorama .... These are great shows with many activities and the finest cars in the nation AND MORE

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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 

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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

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One of the great Southern California family events returns April 1 with the Prolong Twilight Cruise Night at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California. It’s hot rod heaven as 1970 and earlier rods, customs, classics and muscle cars fill the Museum parking lot at the Fairplex in Pomona.

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.

New    Vendors

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.


 ZDDP Oil Additive After 70+ years of trouble-free metal-to-metal engine protection, emission requirements for new cars is forcing the removal of ZDDP (zinc dialkyl dithiophospate) from domestic motor oil. If your engine was designed prior to the 1990s, the non-roller lifters lifters require ZDDP in the motor oil to avoid premature deterioration. Don't let the lifters run metal-to-metal. Keep ZDDP, via ZDDPlus, in your motor oil. Add a 4 oz bottle of ZDDPlus to every 4 to 5 quart oil

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Wabbit's Dashes & Accessories has been manufacturing the very finest hand-crafted custom
wood dashes for over 33 years. Products are made from such exotic woods as Bolivian Rosewood,
 Carpath ian Elm Burl, Zebrano and Carbon Fiber. All products are coated with a 60 coat flexible epoxy finish that has UV additive to control the sun's yellowing factor. Products will not crack or chip even under the most extreme heat or cold.


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

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

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Atlantic City, NJ show from Joann Dura

Halls Gap Australia show from Dale Peucker

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Richard Haas sent in the Mission Classics show

Yuma Arizona was the site of a fantastic show this weekend.. Dawn Morrison sent in some great pics

Sad News this week....
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For 29 years SoffSeal, Inc. has led the way in the automotive restoration rubber market and each of those years the company has been led by its founder and President Gary Anderson. Unfortunately, Saturday March 7, Gary lost his long battle with heart disease. Anderson had been involved in the automotive hobby his entire life and was one of the founding members of ARMO, an active member of NSRA, NHRA, Goodguys, AACA and many trade organizations.

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Another Great Legend,Jim Deist Passes Away. Jim Deist’s involvement in all types of motor sports was from the heart. The many lives that were saved through his equipment and safety development speaks highly of his dedication for all racers. Jim was the best... Read more about Jim Deist here...

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

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We have lot’s of NEW Ads every day....  Take a look

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

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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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