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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter May 5  2009

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SOLD in 2 hours

   Now is that “getting it done” or What !  In just two hours this seller had a deposit on his car !  If you have a car to sell, we may not do it in two hours... ( or maybe we will) but we’ll give you the BEST exposure on the web.  We’ve been selling cars for rodders since 1999 and we have a proven track record of selling cars !  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

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

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UPDATE on Cars Stolen in Costa Mesa ....
We have an update on these stolen cars... apparently there was a witness who saw the cars being loaded and there’s a description of the getaway vehicle and the thieves... Take a look and see if you can help get these cars back.

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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ALAN GROVE COMPONENTS INC. has specialized in fabricated specialty vehicle components for many years.Our mounting brackets are crafted from steel plate and represent our commitment to quality. All welding is T.I.G. and all edges are smoothly finished. 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.

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Clayton Machine Works Introduces a Unique Concept in AC Vents.. Jointly designed with Vintage Air, these modular, elliptical vents offer unmatched styling and functionality. The chrome plated, die cast vents feature working louvers like many OEM applications. Take a look !

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CHROME LIFT-LATCH LAP BELTS IN 24 COLORS Juliano’s has become such a leader in automotive restraint systems for the automotive aftermarket that it takes 4 pages in its catalog to show you the whole line. Naturally, all their belts are all FMVSS approved, but the best part of the lap belts you see here is that they look great in earlier vehicles. Take a Look

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Learn all about ignition systems from the industry leader MSD . Want to get information on Distributors ? Coils ? Spark Plugs and Wires ? Take a look at MSD’s “Ignition 101” which includes diagrams, articles, and videos ... you’ll learn all you ever wanted to know ... and then some !

Take a look at the valuable resource from MSD

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Dolphin Instruments announces the addition of two new COLORS to their line. We are now offering the quad gauges in the black face red needle. Also joining the line are gold bezel beige quad gauges. We are happy to add these new exciting colors to our line giving our customers one of the best selections around!

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Welder Series Sale...Plate, exhaust Bracket, mild steel 4 PACK SALE! Calling this tab an exhaust hanger is like calling Bo Jackson a baseball player. It's so much more! 10ga mild steel, with a 3/8" hole 2-3/4" from the opposite end. A package of four is on sale for half price: just $10 for a limited time, as they say. Take a look at this and the other Welder Series products .... 

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Your vehicle looks great and runs great. Would you want it to drive and feel like a newer, more expensive luxury vehicle? Of course you would....Dynamat makes your car ride and feel more solid. Dynamat is the world’s leading product for eliminating unwanted noise, vibration, and heat. Dynamat is the pro’s choice for turning Hot Rods into cool, quiet, and comfortable rides. Your sound system will also sound better too! Take a look at all of the packages available here.

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Installing air conditioning to your hot rod? Need a cooling fan relay to operate off of a thermostatic switch and when your a/c is on? The dual activation cooling fan relay kits by Painless Performance are exactly what you need. Only a few minutes for the installation and your cooling fan will come on when the engine reaches the preset temperature of the thermostatic switch mounted in the engine head or when the a/c is turned on. and it’s “PAINLESS” 

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Transdapt Pully Line Expanded to Include Powder Coated Models. Whether you are looking to match your already chromed out, aluminum accented or stock looking engine compartment, Trans-Dapt pulleys are your answer. If you are starting a project from scratch, Trans-Dapt's full line of companion products ... Take a look here

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Surf City Garage products are now available at several of your favorite retailers... Auto Zone, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts, and many other fine retailers... You can check for a dealer in your area with their handy “dealer locator” .. first check out the outstanding Surf City products and then find a local retailer... Surf City is sweeping the nation with their awesome products.. you’ll love them

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From SPAL USA ....Hot Rod/Custom Accessories  40 lbs Solenoid w/Hardware.  This solenoid has over 40 pounds of force and a small mounting size which make them ideal for early street rods with small doors, antique vehicles and many others. When installing  door openers it’s important to use quality solenoids ... take a look at what Spal USA has to offer

Featured Businesses
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Image Street Rods is your West Coast connection for all that you might need from a full service rod shop.... need parts ? They have them ... need repairs ? They can do it ... Need a turn key car ? Image Street Rods is the place to go ! They specialize in working with their clients to get that perfect dream car... and they’re great people too ! Take a look

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One of our very long time advertisers is Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop ... where you can get a 32 Ford built to YOUR specs at a reasonable cost. Choose from different equipment packages, colors, interiors, wheels, etc... make it YOURS and have a new car for this season... Check it out today. 

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Steve’s Auto Restorations never ceases to amaze us with the talent of their crew and the work that comes out of their shop.. Mastery of time-honored techniques and access to the latest metal working equipment and technology enables our knowledgeable and experienced staff to confidently tackle virtually any metal fabrication project. For just a small sample of what you’ll see there Click here

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Some of the nicest cars in the country use suspension products from Weedtrs ! Since 1986 Dale Caulfield has been providing the best components around... With the product line now over three hundred part numbers and the coverage expanding from 1926 Ford to mid-60's GM vehicles, there doesn't appear to be an end to the products that WEEDETR is working on. Take a look

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

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A Casual Get Together and Book Signing  for A New Book That Takes Us On A THIRTY YEAR JOURNEY THROUGH HOT RODDING at UTOBOOKS-AEROBOOKS 3524 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505 / 818.845.0707 on May 30, 2009 between 10:00 & 2:00 A New Book About Hot Rod History HARRELL ENGINES & RACING EQUIPMENT: Jim (White) Harrell & Nick Harrel

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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55 Chev Delivery

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56 Ford

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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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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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Tires and Wheels

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.

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

Wabbits revised

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.

More articles this week
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Deuce of Spades update: Resurrecting a fifties El Mirage dry lake SCTA meet - An impossible dream. I think that one of the things that drew me most about 32 roadsters was the role they played, for many years, on the dry lakes. I fell in love with them from the moment I laid eyes on them, dusty, stripped down to their bare and purest form, white numbers gracing their flanks. .. for more click here

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1934 Ford Celebrated at Next Prolong Twilight Cruise, May 6th The California Kid and ZZ Top's Eliminator are some of hot rodding’s milestone cars on display at the next Prolong Twilight Cruise Night at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum on Wednesday, May 6. So, if you have a ’34 Ford or any pre-1970 car show it off at the next Cruise, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is free to the Cruise and Museum

article vintage air show sched

The Vintage Air crew has an extensive show schedule this year, which means you will have an excellent opportunity to visit them at their booth, see all of their new products .... and more importantly ... have a chance to ask their tech people any questions you may have about adding heat / air to your car... See the schedule

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... and we have over 200 so far this year as we just start our season.... stay tuned for the most extensive show coverage in our industry.

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

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The Edelbrock Revvin it up for Kids show was last weekend and Roger Rohrdanz was there to cover it for us.

Mike Bourg sent in a cruise from Colorado.

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Lincolnland Customs show from Fuzzy 

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Niftee Fiftees in Texas from James Mason

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Rhinebeck Spring Dustoff from Zed and also pics from Walt Smolenski

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Summer Knights show from Audrey Fitting


 No car show pics from Big Al this week.... he and Linda took a much deserved vacation .... so instead of car pics this week... we got photos from Charleston and Savannah .... Thanks Al .... hope you had a great time and we’ll be looking forward to the next car show !

  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 !


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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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