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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 18 2009

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We’re Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary at Hotrodhotline !


Back in 1999 only a few rodders would actually sit down and touch the keyboard ! How times have changed.

   WOW... It’s hard to believe that it was 10 Years ago that Jack and Mary Ann launched what was then a new concept in the Rodding world .... Hot Rods and Muscle cars for sale on the Internet !  At that first booth in Louisville the guys thought we were nuts .... “What IS This “ ?  They’d say ..... “Oh... I don’t do computers” they said.... and we just smiled and said.... “Someday soon you will” ... and of course we all know the rest of the story !


Our booth has gotten bigger and more high tech in design ... now we bring our staff to the shows too.

 We have moved our office twice as our staff grew..

  Though we started out strictly as a “Cars For Sale” site, very soon our visitors were contacting us saying things like.... “I took some pictures at a car show ... can you post those ?”   “I don’t want to sell my car, do you have a place where I can just showcase it”?,  and as those calls and emails came in, we of course said.... “Sure We Can”  and so Hotrodhotline quickly became an Online Magazine fueled by the wishes and content of our visitors. So, you see, This is really YOUR SITE ... your contributions make it work ... we just sort of look after it for you !  And we THANK all of you for the opportunity to do that. Car people are the best people in the world and we’re lucky to be working with you all.

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All of our readers in the Hudson, Florida area ... please be on the lookout for this 70 Chevelle stolen from a Speed shop where some work was being done on the car. The owners are heartbroken as you can imagine, and would appreciate any help... Check out the details and contact information here...

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“The Black Widow” opens show circuit in Del Mar, CA, Goodguys Indoor/Outdoor Show, April 3-5, 2009 & La Verne, CA “Cool Cruise” April 11th - outdoor show Private collectors, aficionados and museum owners come see the masterful reconstruction of the ORIGINAL “Black Widow” found in a garage in 2005 and now finished to perfection in 2009 by Richard Riddell.­Now for sale ... get the details here

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 We’re very pleased to tell you that “Speedy Bill” Smith was honored at the Hot Rod & Restoration Show last week, with the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award .... and it couldn’t have gone to a more deserving member of our Rodding Industry.  Smith founded Speedway Motors in Lincoln , Nebraska in 1952 ... the beginning of what would become the largest Speed Shop in the world


 Tex Smith wants to retire and “go fishing” so he’s decided to sell the successful publishing business he owns which consists of a series of “How To” books that have been a “bible” for hot rodders for years. .. For the more information check out this article on the Hot Rod Library


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

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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If you're serious about buffing, here's the all-in-one package with everything you need to do the job. Also includes our revolutionary Beyond Clay product that makes regular clay bars obsolete. So throw away your clay bar and go Beyond Clay to remove contaminants, swirl marks and surface scratches and then to polish... Check out the Surf City Garage

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Stockton Wheel Rally Wheels are available in sizes 14 x 5 to 17x 9 in all popular bolt patterns. Pick your choice of finishes or combination of finishes - raw, chrome, painted. SWS also carry's a full line of cool trim rings, caps, centers, knock offs, and lug sets for any Rally Wheel you choose or any wheel you might have now. Spice up or stock rallies with new hardware or have a new set of wheel custom built for your application... Check out your options

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Take a look at the NEW line of billet door handles available at Dolphin Gauges. They’ve added some new lines including these great looking door handles... available in several styles. Check it out.

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DynaTape... the finishing touch for any project. Use it to finish off edges, hold down wiring, sealing seams... and much more.. LOOK

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 In additon to the complete line of Springs manufactured by Eaton Detroit Spring, they also carry all of the shocks, and parts you need for building a new suspension system or beefing up the one you have. The folks at Eaton have been friends of for years and they are among the best in our industry to do business with... Check out all of their products and the wealth of tech info on their website.

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Hedman offers These Quality, replacement catalytic converters are 50 state legal, when installed in accordance with your local emissions laws. 23% less back pressure than the factory unit. --50 State Legal--Universal ApplicationsI--ncreased Exhaust Flow = MORE POWER. For all of the details check out this article

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Heinzmann Street Rods offers full turn key cars ... or they can do any portion of your build... if you want to do it yourself... you can buy many parts from them and they’re happy to help you find exactly the right part for your particular needs .. Heinzmann has been serving the rodding community for year and they’re willing to share their expertise with you ... Take a look

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Linear Actuators are just one of hundreds of items available to you at “It’s a Snap”. These are quality units that can be used for trunk pop, door opening and other applications.... Take a look at all of the options available.... Click Here

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This is one thing you absolutely NEED to have in your toolbox.... because even if you don’t need it now... you WILL someday .... and when you’re trying to get those braided hoses into the fittings.... instead of bloody knuckles and a few choice words... you’ll be lookin good with as slick a job as you’ve ever seen.... Take a look at these Koul Tools

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Looking for the finest and most complete lines of products in our industry ?? Looking for great service and good advice on just what parts you need ? Then Pals Hot Rod Parts is the place ... Check out all of the great products

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Phoenix Transmissions are not only the greatest when it comes to tech help and customer service..... they also carry a full line of transmissions and accessories... Like these Chrysler trannies.. .Introduced in 1989 and 1990 these transmissions are essentially the good, strong 904 and 727 trans with .69 to 1 overdrive added to the rear. 4th gear is controlled electrically, requiring a simple toggle switch to engage 4th gear or lockup in stock applications


The time has come for a better way to build two of America’s most cherished icons, the 1955 & 1957 Chevy Convertible, and SAR is your choice for Real Steel EMI ’55 & ’57 Bodies. Complete and accurate, manufactured with today’s technologies including select galvanized panels and resistance welds that meet or exceed 2006 OEM standards... Check it out now

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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

Featured Shops...
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  We all know that it’s the Interior that can make or break our car.... it’s the touch that just puts the frosting on the cake !  So it’s important that we choose a shop with lots of experience... but more importantly ... a real flair for design. You’ll find all of that at Finish Line Interiors ... If you take a look at the Photo Gallery on their website you’ll find many examples of great artistic talent and excellent workmanship... Your CAR DESERVES The best... 

More Articles this week at
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Deuce of Spades... the movie... Update
Securing period correct locations is a difficult task. Securing period correct locations ON A ZERO BUDGET is an impossible task. You guys have NO IDEA just HOW HARD it was to pull this off. But I never gave up, no matter how hard it got. And what seemed to be an endless stream of miracles kept happening, and, somehow, I was able to line up all the locations needed to pull off my many scenes.

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Painless Performance has it’s own TARP program... Totally Awesome Rewards Program....  Accumulated .points can then be used to purchase a wide assortment of premium products detailed on the Painless site. Products include wearables, automotive tools and accessories, hunting, fishing and camping equipment, sports and leisure products and other high quality lifestyle products... Check it out now

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Jamie Downs is again running the legendary Downs Fiberglass body company as a family business and producing the awesome bodies we have known and loved for so many years... This 37 Ford model is In STOCK now and available for delivery. They also have 10 body models that are available  4-6 week delivery ... Check it out.

New Hot Rod M.D.  Articles from Heidts and Eaton Spring
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See the whole process when Heidts replaces the front and rear subframe on a 71 Camaro.  then check out the Heidts Mustang II  Installation process.  We also have several articles with some excellent instruction and advice on Springs from Eaton Spring. Be sure to check out the Hot Rod M.D.  for all your technical needs.

Young Rodders... Rising Star Winners
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  HotRod HotLine is proud to be a sponser of the “Rising Star” program with I.S.C.A. and Championship Auto Shows. These awards recognize the young people in our hobby who are doing an outstanding job on their vehicles. Check out this truck owned by Tim McLellan and shown at the Kansas City World of Wheels show.

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...Next for Good Guys is the always fun Pleasanton All American Get Together...March 28 and 29th 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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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

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.

Streetridepro banner temp has the most complete air suspension lineup for Hotrods and Streetrods in the world. Our products equal or exceed the quality of our competitions Roadgrater, Airbag, Shockwave, Leveler, Muscle bar, airstrut, airshock, or airsprings.All of this at affordable prices because we are the manufacturer, not a reseller or re-packager .. Take a look at what we offer...

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WHIP GLOSS Instant Detailer is a versatile, one-step system specially formulated to work on all painted surfaces, as well as fiberglass, chrome, plastic, and yes, even glass. This one product does all that!
WHIP GLOSS Instant Detailer can be applied in direct sunlight or shade without streaking. Just spray it on and wipe it off - it's that easy!  Check it out


 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...

Bart Mitchell got tons of really fantastic shots at the Good Guys Orange County show... take a look

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Big Al Liebmann covered the Hot Rod & Restoration show... look

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Great shots from Mike Levy at the Run with the Winners at Santa Anita

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Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz covered the Gear Grinders Banquet...lots of interesting stuff and industry legends.

Order Catalogs from your favorite companies....
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 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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