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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 26 2009

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  We have a really nice article this week with 10 pages of really awesome pictures the Fresno Autorama from Dean Court. This was the 50th year for the Fresno Autorama with Blackie Gejeian at the helm. We see Blackie at all of the shows throughout the year as he makes the rounds selecting only the finest in the industry to his “invitational only” show. This year was a great one and we know you’ll enjoy the coverage. Take a look !

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“Garage Shots” This is where we show you what your fellow rodders are doing in their shops ... this week we got an update from Larry Henderson on the build he’s doing on his 51 Henry J. Take a look at the process from way back in August of 2007 until this March when it’s getting ready for paint. It’s lookin good now !  We’d love to see your garage shots too... you can email them to us at [email protected]

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“Guest Columnists”  We have lots of articles from professional writers in our industry. This week we have an article from Dave Brackett "Glenn McCulloch", Drag Racer, Friend

Some of our other Guest Columnists with tons of articles are Richard Parks, Lance Lambert, Tim Kennedy with “Racing Scene” , Ron Kregoski, and good friend Dick DeLoach. Check out their articles too. 

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Big Al Liebmann is hitting the road again next week and will be at the Rock at the Clock cruise in Wednesday Nite in Old Town, Kissimee Florida.. last year Big Al had a great time and he’s really looking forward to seeing those great people in Kissimmee again this year... if you’re in the area stop by and say “HI” to’s own Big Al Liebmann ! 

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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


Did we tell you things are “Rock’n and Roll’n “ here at !  With the show season getting a huge and successful kick off, guys are selling their cars and getting new rides for the new season. We have RECORD numbers of cars for sale and Great Sales too !  Car guys know that if they are serious about selling .... This is the Place !  We have over 2000 cars listed and we’re getting “Sold” reports every day.  Check out the solds and then list yours here so you can find a new ride on Hotrodhotline too...

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

HotRodHotLine Calendar Giveaway...

  We’re having a special drawing here at !  We have some of our very cool blueprint calendars for 2009 left and we’re going to be giving 25 of them away to lucky Hotrodhotline visitors. All you have to do to enter the drawing is “Register” on our site and you’ll be in the running. We’re going to draw 25 names from those registered during the next 2 weeks and send you a free Calendar. These are very cool ...
   Entering is FREE .... Click here to enter NOW



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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Great News... Surf City Garage car care products are now available at many of your local parts stores.... Auto Zone, Advance Auto, , Napa and Pep Boys are all carrying these fine products now. AND... Surf City Garage is offering a T Shirt Giveaway when you buy their products... For Details Click here


 Both enthusiasts and rod shops can benefit from doing much if not all of their upholstery work.  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. From portable size upholstery machines to stretched sizes with 30″ arms for sewing deep into door panels or large tarps and awnings. Check out their specials

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Specialty Auto Tech dual pass coolers utilize a new multi pass internal baffling system that will increase cooling capacity by 40%. Made of sturdy welded aluminum construction, this cooler will withstand the punishment of the toughest operating systems such as flying road debris. It will contain pressure up to 3,000 PSI.  New from Cool Craft

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Thinking about a new car ?? Check out the great 32 Coupes and Roadsters at Fastlane Rod and Speed Shop and have them build you one to YOUR Specs..... Great Cars built especially the way you want them... Check it out then give Fastlane a call at (816) 545-4747 or visit our website


 Holley products have been the undisputed leader in fuel systems for over 100 years. Holley carburetors power every NASCAR® Sprint® Cup team and every NHRA® Pro–Stock champion. Holley's products include performance fuel pumps, fuel injection, intake manifolds, cylinder heads & engine dress–up products for street performance, race and marine applications. Check out these Spring Specials

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Award-winning quality Hurst Automatic Shifters are designed to provide positive gear change control for street or racing transmission applications. Join us for the second annual B & M Racing / Hurst Shifter Charity Show at our Chatsworth, California Headquarters on Sunday, April 19th.  We’ll have celebrity judges handing out 50+ trophies, Food, Music, Vendors, AND a FACTORY DIRECT SALE... Check it out...

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March Performance new Style Track serpentine system is created with a combination of style and low price that is sure to find favor among car enthusiasts everywhere. The highly styled one piece alternator and air conditioning bracket provides a rigid support for the alternator and A/C compressor; a separate bracket allows the option of power steering or no power steering. Best of all, March's new Style Track bracket kit cost $700 less than other similar units on the market. Take a look


Purdee Industries .... Wholesale Exhaust Components and Home of the Patented Header Buddy, X Pipes and complete install kits and accessories like the full line of SS Specialty Tips... Take a look at the huge selection here

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SYNERGY SERIES Push-Pull 2 Speed Wiper SwitchOn-Low-High) - Includes Polished Bezel & Accent Rings This switch is for simple street rod or boat wiper motors. It will make a two speed motor out of a single speed. This will not work on wiper motors which have a Hi and Low speed wire coming out of the motor. For more info click here

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IMPORTANT NEWS on a New Product It's a well-known fact among engine re-builders and auto mechanics that older engines, especially the flat tappet performance engines manufactured before 1988, require an oil additive known as ZDDP . Back before 1988, normal amounts of ZDDP could be found in our domestic oils, but that has changed .... so you need ZDDP for your

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Sun Visors featuring machined mounting brackets, steel hardware and ready-to-upholster flaps. Comes with built-in threaded fasteners designed to accept Big Al’s machined Registration Holders and Vanity Mirror Medallion is an early Ford bolt pattern with point at bottom.. for more

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Todays Muscle for yesterdays cars ! NEW from Southern Performance Systems... NEW GM Performance LS9 Supercharged 6.2L is now available... SPS has many reasons to visit their website... Monthly specials .... and brand new Video tutorials and more at Southern Performance Systems


Down’s has several body types to choose from: 1932 5W - $7500, Downs Dearborn Deuce - $14,500, 32 Ford 3W Coupe - $7,200, 33/34 Ford 3W Coupe - $7,200, 34/35 Chevy 3W - $7500, 32 Roadster - $5,500, 32 Ford Victoria 2” Chop - $7900, 37 Ford Convertible $9995, 37 Ford 3W Coupe $7800, 37 Downs Pickup - $6500.  See more by clicking here....

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EZ Wiring has a large selection of wiring harnesses... but they also have all of the parts and accessories you need to complete the job.... like these Headlight Switch kits. Check out the entire line of EZ Wiring products...

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   These are the coolest shoes we’ve ever seen... Made in America and embellished with embroidered pinstripe design.... very nice and just too kewl for words... we had to tell you about them.
And.... they’re made in the USA ...Jack just got his and they’re great  Check them out and get yours now.

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Gauges and Instruments made in the USA ... that’s what you’ll find at TPI Tech.  Like these 5” Tachometers... remember all of our gauges come with GLASS lenses... not plastic and with Red Needle Indicators.... Check out the line...

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Wabbits Woodworks is well known for the quality of products they produce... not only do they have fine quality custom dashes, they have armrests to match... and lots of other accessories.... Revisit Wabbits and see all that they offer. You can count on the finest quality and design at Wabbits

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In addition to being the largest supplier of TCI Chassis in the west .... Zigs Street Rods is your One Stop shop for all major brands. From these horn buttons from Billet Specialties to a complete rolling Chassis... Zigs Street Rods has a huge product line and expert staff to help you with your tech and product info needs... Take a look

More Articles this week at
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Unisteer has a NEW Catalog and it’s not only available by Mail.... they say ...Why wait for a catalog to be mailed to you when you can have your own copy now! Click on the "Download Button" on our website or you can request a catalog to be mailed to you by filling out our REQUEST FORM .  Get the details here

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Al’s Liners product has exploded in popularity this year !  Many shops are adding it as a new service / product to boost sales and many consumers are using it as a DIY product. If you’re interested in becoming a dealer for Al’s Liner .. it’s an excellent product that will add to your cash flow ! Check it out Now.

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Enclosed Vehicle Transport is one of our longest running advertisers and we often hear great comments from our visitors who have used them for transport.  Owner, Kevin Dudley, is a great guy and we were pleased to hear from him about the recent addition to his fleet. Check out this fantastic new trailer. and for your Transport needs... be sure to call Enclosed Vehicle Transport !


The Bat Mobile is coming to Pleasanton this weekend.... A rolling piece of automotive and television history, the original Barris Batmobile was designed from scratch by Barris using a scrapped 1955 Lincoln Futura.  Look !

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.

Upcoming Shows
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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association has 2009 schedule is 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.

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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

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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More great shots and a nice story from Roger Rohrdanz on his visit to the Good Guys Orange County Get Together

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

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All kinds of goodies and automobilia at Metro Petro from Big Al

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Mike Lynch had some great shots at the Performance Show in Toronto

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Check out the PeeDee Rod Runners show

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 and many downloadable catalogs too !

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

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

Looking for a Bike ? We have lots for sale at

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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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