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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 3 2009

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There’s still time for you to go !

   It’s THIS WEEKEND .... Detroit Autorama ... the biggest and best indoor show in the nation ... and will be covering the whole show for you. Our own Big Al Liebmann is already on the scene and he says the quality of cars is AWESOME.... we’ll have pics tomorrow

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  One of the special exhibits at Detroit Autorama is a clone of the famous 77 Sunset Strip “Kookie Kar”.  Our own Guest Columnist Ron Kregowski has had an obsession with this legendary car since the 50’s and he followed his dream to re-create it ... Best of all... Norm Grabowski will be on hand to view the finished car for the first time.... Check out Ron’s “Build” article and story about the Kookie Kar.

education_photos4  is also a proud sponsor of the “Rising Star” award which honors the best young builders at each Championship Auto Show program.  This is part of a larger education program which includes “student day” where local students are given a chance to come to the show and be treated to a program featuring a prominent industry builder. We’re looking forward to seeing the winners of the Rising Star in Detroit.


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

We got an interesting email from a seller who just upgraded his ad from a regular classified to a Featured Ad ....”Just thought I would let you know that since getting the upgrade to a feature ad a couple of days ago for my orange 29' Ford Pickup, that I have had more response in 3 days than in the last 5 months combined!! And it may be sold tomorrow as an offer is pending subject to shipping.” 

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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.

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Show season is coming and we want our ride to look it’s best....  well... we have just the package.... Jack at Hotrodhotline personally recommends Surf City Garage producst.... he’s a fanatic about the appearance of his cars and he says that he’s never seen anything like Surf City products.... The results are amazing and they’re easy to use... We recommend that you try the Perfect Shine Package... if you do... you’ll be sold !

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Alan Grove Components Brackets & Pulleys Skillfully Manufactured.. ..Guaranteed To Fit !
Our brackets are guaranteed to fit and include all the necessary bolts, nuts, spacers, hardware, belt-length recommendations and "easy to follow" illustrated instructions for simple installation.  For more information on Alan Grove brackets

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Check out the latest from Clayton Machine Works... new elliptical door handles with a choice of three different bezels for different looks. CMW has a reputation for excellence in design and workmanship... in all of their fine products. Take a look at the entire line... You’ll find something you just can’t live without... we’re sure of it !

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Thinking of getting a new car for the summer ??.... Fastlane Speed and Rod shop can build you an Awesome 32 Ford Roadster or Coupe at a Great Price...  You have many really great options to choose from.  Check out all of the options available then give them a call at Fastlane !  Check it out now

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Dolphin Gauges is showing off their new 5 GAUGE PROGRAMMABLE METRIC SET... The metric gauges only come in white.Temp gauge reads in Celsius and the oil pressure reads in BAR. Speedo in KMH.  Perfect for that “correct resto” on European cars. Dolphin has lots more ... Check it out

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Featuring The All New DynaDeck from DynaMat !  In reducing noise and heat transfer, Dynamat is better than OEM and outperforms all other products on the market.  You’ll turn your car into a quieter riding and cooler car when using Dynamat... Check it out

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When the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line back in March of 1964, Hedman Hedders had already been building headers for a full decade. Simple bolt on tubes (by today's standards) that improved the performance of hot rods and race cars. More than fifty years later, Hedman Hedders is still doing the same thing. Hedman offers more than 50 hedders numbers for 1964 - 2008 Mustangs

Julianos POR-15 PR

Juliano’s is now a national distributor for the entire POR-15® line, and will be representing POR-15® at major shows throughout the country this year with a full display of its products. The Rust Preventative Sealer shown here is one of the company’s most well-known products.  POR-15® line goes far beyond rust treatments and gas tank coatings, to include heat resistant and brake caliper paints, paint strippers, non-toxic degreasers and even special coatings for garage floors.  For details contact Julianos

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New generation brushless motor from SpalUSA. The SBL300 features IP68-certified waterproof construction, integrated power and signal electronics, a low-inertia inner rotor, reduced axial dimensions, low weight, high efficiency, low noise and excellent resistance to vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. Our new motor also incorporates smart soft start (reduced inrush while still protecting from stalled/stuck fans) ... for details click here

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Winner of the Best New Product award at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals, this 33-34 Ford Coupe steel body from Steves Auto Restorations is truly amazing. Built with die-stamped 19 gauge electroplated sheet metal components and assembled in precision fixtures by SARs premiere tool fabricator and metal stamper... For more information

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 Vintage Air, Inc. in conjunction with Clayton Machine Works (CMW) Huntsville, AL have designed and developed an adjustable oval air conditioner louver to add to their product lines. These modular elliptical vents offer unmatched styling and functionality. The chrome plated die-cast vents feature adjustable louvers unlike those found ... for all details click here

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Hairpin Axle Bracket (Batwings). For hairpin front suspensions. Laser-cut steel, 3/8” thick main upright plate has 3/8” diameter holes on 4-3/4” centers. The 3/16” C-plates are formed so the main plates are vertical, even though the axle boss is on an angle. Designed for 2" or 2-1/4" axle boss.  For all details on this and other Welder Series products ... take a look

More News and Articles This week
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Bias Ply Versus Radial Tires   What is the difference between the two? The main difference lies in the tire's construction. The basic carcass of all tires is made up of layers of rubber permeated fabric. These layers are referred to as plies, and the most common fabric used today is polyester. The method or the “direction” these plies are applied, with relations ..... complete article

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Bill Neumann, former editor of Rod & Custom magazine is known to many by his famous roadsters and customs, and as Founder and CEO of Automotive Performance Systems, Inc and NEUSPEED®. Bill is now building a new hot rod project. He purchased a 1932 Ford 5-window coupe project car from John Francis who had it advertised on Hot Rod Hot Line last year and has been working on it ever since

Featured Shops
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Image Street Rods ....Providing amazing service & outstanding product at a great price! Image Street Rods is your West Coast solution for all your custom fabrication and specialty street rod needs! From one off components to complete turn-key dreams we have the knowledge and ability to make it happen. Our commitment to quality insures customer satisfaction everytime!

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Weedetr’s Dale Caulfield started out in the street rod industry in the late 1960's doing body and paint work for his father, Jim Caulfield. Jim had a shop in Southern California that did body and paint work primarily on antique and hot rod cars. He has worked on several famous cars in his career. The first one was the Bud Bryan/Rod & Custom hiboy. This was the first of the nostalgia roadsters that pushed the return of the flathead hiboys. Another car was the Doyle Gammel 32 three window  for more about Weedetr click here

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Young Rodder, Jason Talley, is 23 years old and lives in Murrieta, CA. I’ve been into hot rods practically since I was born. I have had over 150 hot rods, Chevelle’s, Nova’s, Pickup’s, and quite a few wagons. I have had all Chevy with the exception of my Buick Grand National and my 32 HiBoy. I currently own a 32 HiBoy.... more Young rodders


Modern Rods .... That’s what this awesome 2009 Ford F 150 from Performance West is ! It was great to see our good friends Debbie and Larry Weiner of Performance West at the GNRS show in Jan.... and it’s always great to see the cars that are produced under their direction .... very talented people .... Take a look at their award winning vehicles from the 2009 GNRS....  they’re very cool !

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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Hey... it’s time for “The BIG ONE” The Detroit Autorama ... home of the Ridler Award and so much more.  It’s coming up March 6-8 th so get your tickets now. Chip Foose’s P32 Traditional Rod, The Kopper Kart ,Builder/Owner of the Year DARRYL STARBIRD
Featuring the “Predicta” & “Lil Coffin” ,Kookie Kar & Norm Grabowski ,2009 Autorama Preservation Award Recipient ,The Neil East Roadster from the 60’s cover of Rod & Custom ,Cavalcade of Kustoms ,“Motor City Auto Arts” Pinstriper Charity Jam AND MORE

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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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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 

KOA show

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

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.


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


Davviki introduces for 2009 the '33-'34 five-window body style. Using the same steel with hardwood structure proven in their '32 five window, the new model has had great acceptance from traditional rod builders. Davviki offers 11 different body styles. Each package is built to customer specifications, with many custom options available... Check it out.

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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World of Wheels in Indy from John T Crain... !

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

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Check out the cool cars at the East Coast Indoor Nats.

  We have a delay this week in getting some of our show coverage articles online due to one of our staff members being out for a family medical emergency..... we’ll be up to speed soon so keep checking back for show coverage articles from this past weekend.

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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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