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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter May 13  2009

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to and checking out the many sections in our Menu. Our staff works all day posting new stories in each of the sections ... literally dozens of articles every week.

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In our “From our Friends” section this week, the tragic story of a car guy in Nebraska who lost his collection to fire.... a sad reminder of what could happen to any of us ... and a reminder to keep our assets list and our insurance policies up to date !  See “From our Friends”

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We have hundreds of stories from our “Guest Columists” this week Dave Brackett reminisces about his days with publisher Tom McMullen and his “Chevy Two”. Check out stories by Richard Parks,  Lance Lambert, Ted Kennedy, Ron Kregoski, Dick DeLoach and Dave Brackett

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We knew the seller of this 32 Ford was happy to have sold it in 2 hours .... but we also heard from the BUYER .. and he said he was ECSTATIC when he got the car ! Thats what we work for.... Happy Buyers AND Sellers... You can use our online system to list a car or you can do it the old fashioned way.....  using our great staff with REAL people to give you the help you need.  877-700-2468

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

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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B&M manual shifter knobs are perfect for when style and performance matter! These knobs are made from the finest materials available, they incorporate the latest styling as well as ergonomic design. Each knob is designed to fit most cars with a floor mounted manual transmission stick. The knobs are tightly secured via an innovative stick locating/locking method that keeps the mounting method invisible

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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. Break in new cams, test for leaks, ensure proper oil pressure, and gain the confidence that the engine meets your quality level before you put it into service. Take a look

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EZ Wiring manufacturers a wide variety of products for your project...  Gauges, Power Window Kits, Wiring Harnesses, Gauge Panels and lots more... Take a look and get all of those goodies you need right in one place. Check it out.

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What a beauty this set up is ! Fatman’s Stage II IFS system 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 OEM quality forged upper arm shafts with stamped knurling for a clean and easy to align system... Get all of the details here

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American Racing Wheels have been around for many years. The timeless look of their line of wheels is a tribute to the hours of design work that went into each and every model of there line-up. New from J & B is our Highway Star Series, Billet Domed Wheels Centers designed for a cleaner look, while still retaining the retro look of the American Wheel

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The Future of Cool is here... Check out Old Air Products New "Bolt-In" direct replacement for the GM Frigidaire/Harrison A-6 Compressor. Old Air has a full line of air/heat systems and parts for your project.  Take a look

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Our newest generation wiring panel has arrived. This newly engineered fuse system known as the ACCESS 24/7 [patent pending] comes standard with 24 fuses and 3 relays, along with a unique mounting system and room for 4 additional relays. RON FRANCIS WIRING is now in our 34th year of high quality, extremely user friendly wiring systems for custom and upgraded automobiles. Check this out now.

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Wow!! Speedway Motors now offers a reproduction version of one of the most popular carburetors ever – the original Stromberg 97! Original equipment on ’30s and ’40s cars and trucks, the Stromberg 97 has long been favored by hot rodders and racers who realized the performance qualities of this timeless fuel supplier. There have been numerous attempts to reproduce this unit, with little success. “Speedy” Bill Smith of Speedway Motors took on the challenge to make a great design even better

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Steele Rubbers exclusive Peel-N-Stick weatherstripping can be used just about any place on your vehicle. With our easy-to-use peel-n-stick adhesive backing, simply cut-to-size and fit to the areas that need to be sealed. These general use parts are made from the same quality rubber found in all of our parts. Available for MANY USES ... check it out.

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The detail and craftmanship on the dashes from Wabbits Woodworks in phenomenal.  Their 24,000 sq ft facility has the finest in equipment so they can fashion the best for your car. Check out the wide selection and dress up your car with the class and style of a Wabbits Dash ! 


Zigs Street Rods is offering Free Freight and 24 hour shipping on all 5 Piece Kits and Front End Purchases. Take a look at the huge In Stock selection at Zigs Street Rods ... for the best in pricing and in customer service... Zigs can’t be beat. Check out the whole line here

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 Hot New Products from Zoops ... Ultimate Engine Belt Systems. FREE Nickle Chrome Plating When Purchasing Any Posi-Track Serpentine or V-Belt Systems. Get all the details on the many packages available from Zoops. You have to mention this special ad when calling in your order so make a note of the Special “call code” in the article.

More News and Articles
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Anpac Insurance Car of the Year Award ... Check out this awesome winner ... and be sure to look into Anpac so you’ll be properly insured in case of disaster or accident. Take a look now

article centerforce

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.. Use our guide or call our tech dept. to determine which Centerforce product is best for you.

article holley win carbs

Holley Performance is giving away 52 Carbs in 52 weeks... you could be a winner.Holley will be giving away one carburetor per week starting March 1, 2009 through March 1, 2010. The sign up online is an easy process and should take less than a couple minutes. Holley has 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. The Holley line also includes performance fuel pumps, fuel injection, intake manifolds, cylinder heads & engine dress–up products

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We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis. For your convenience we have developed Build Sheet software which enables you to actually design your car and obtain a cost online.. We offer several models each with a number of options for you to choose from. Timeless Rods has just the package for YOU !

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The Syracuse Nationals is celebrating TEN big Years ! We know... because was there from the beginning ! And What an awesome show it is ... we had to miss last year but we’ll be back this year and we can hardly wait. Check out all of the Big Ten Anniversary events that will be going on this year.

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Heidts Hot Rod & Muscle Car Parts NEW full-color 68-page catalog. The 22nd edition of the catalog features several new products, including the company’s ‘55-’57 Chevy Car Triangulated 4-Link Kit and a second generation Chevy Camaro/Firebird (`70-`81) Bolt-On Subframe.
  Click Here to view or request our new HEIDTS V22 Catalog.

Blast to Past Ron Harris

Our “Blast to the Past” section features photos from those “Good Old Days”  where our visitors send in photos of their early cars and tell some of their cool old stories ... Here’s Ron Harris and his ride. Take a look and then send us YOURS

Upcoming Shows
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The National Street Rod Association has an exciting line of shows planned for 2009 ... Coming up next is the Mid America Street Rod Nationals, May 22 - 24 in Springfield, MO. 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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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. Get the details on the May Mopar Madness Check out the latest at 

KOA show

KOA is planning their next show for August and it sounds like it will be a real winner ... We all love those old kustoms and old skool rods... you’ll find them at KOA as well as a great gathering place for Kustom lovers. Check out the complete show schedule here

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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 May 30th Pleasanton show...  beautiful location for a top notch show. Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  and make all of your plans

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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 !


The New Jersey Grand Prix Festival is a first class vintage race event, car show & festival. Activities during the weekend will also include-a Car Show, Remote Control Car Racing, A Live Broadcast from Cruisin' 92.1 radio station, Modified Stock Car Exhibits, a Lunchtime Veterans' Salute including entertainment, Kidz in Concert, The Honor Guard & Color Guard. It’s coming up May 30th

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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

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.

Looking for a Bike ? We have lots for sale at

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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
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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 !


 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


“It’s Not Just a Shoe...It’s a Way Of Life”. We are the owners of a major motorcycle website and we came up with these shoes after going to many different motorcycle shows and decided that it was time for something different. Rather then the basic all black leather shoe or boot we wanted the striping to be embroidered into the leather before hand crafting the shoes. Once the shoe sample was finished we knew that we nailed it! The shoes came out great! Now it's time for these kicks to hit the streetsTake a look now and get your order in.


New Vintage USA is the place to go for all of your period correct and specialty needs. Their designers have been developing great new products that are styled to look period correct with all new, modern technology behind the scenes. All of their products are designed and manufactured right here in the USA. The Woodward series gauges have glass domed lenses, bright inner trim and feature an easy to program speedometer with all the hardware and senders and include a lifetime warranty.

Show Coverage This Week

 Our fantastic Roving Reporters are on the job this season !  We have lots of shows from all over the US and even some from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe !  If you take pictures at a show you can send them in so your fellow rodders can enjoy them too.

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Big Al is back on track after a vacation, he hit TWO cruises last weekend.... WOW ... Whatta GUY ! 

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Brian Basquez and Dean Court both attented the Brizio Shop Party ! And what a party it was ! 

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

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Mike Levy covered the George Barris show ... always a great time !

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Hot Rod Happenings and several other Texas shows came in from the Leal Brothers.

  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 !


Don’t forget.... this newsletter is just a SMALL part of what we have on Hotrodhotline... we add many new articles every day .... Check them all out at

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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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