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HotrodHotLine Newsletter April 22  2010

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How we all love to remember those good old days !   This week we got a great email from  Turk in Colorado with a great story and Video from US 30 Dragstrip in the 60’s.  This is awesome and a real trip down memory lane for so many of us.   Check it out here !

A BIG Thanks to  Turk ... and if YOU have old photos or videos we’d  LOVE to share them with our visitors... this is the kind of stuff we LOVE !   send to  [email protected]    


Stolen Truck Alert !   Stolen Between The Hours Of 2am and 6am From The Parking Lot At Omni Hotel At 4140 Governs Row; Austin, TX.  1951 Chevy Pickup, flat white with green wheels, custom chopped top and suicide doors, Illinois Plates #1073311  For more details and pictures of this truck along with contact info ... Look Here

if you have a car to sell.. THIS  IS  THE  PLACE !  These happy sellers below used our Featured Car Ad..Only  $125.  for Six Months What a Deal ! Sell Yours now. 
Spring is here ... time to sell that car so you can get a New One for the season.

Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did... and

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     If you have a business serving the Pre 76 Car Enthusiast market,  you should be advertising on !   Our reach is tremendous and our rates are very affordable ....  Call us   877-700-2468 and ask for  Mary Ann. or    Email   [email protected] 

We add lots of NEWS articles every day ...     Check out our

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Classic Performance Products’ 1958-64 Tubular Control Arm set provides the 5 of caster you need when running a modern power steering box (can also run with as little as 1-1/2 degrees for manual steering.) These arms come fully assembled with new billet cross shafts and new O.E. type ball joints. CPP’s exclusive pivot assemblies will NEVER squeak, never need grease, and will last longer than any other bushing



MSD is celebrating it’s  40th Anniversary with a very special product... 40th Anniversary 6AL, PN 6440 2010 marks 40-years of ignition performance for  MSD Ignition and we™re celebrating with a limited edition 6AL Ignition Control!  The special ignition control features the first MSD Ignition logo, cast into a  one-off housing. Each unit will be numbered and when the 4,000 units are gone “  they™re gone! The 40th Ignition is supplied with special anniversary vintage  decals plus a limited lifetime warranty!

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Dolphin Gauges and Instruments has added a line of billet accessories to their fine products.  Check out these great looking billet wiper arms  and then look at the variety of dash panels they make to go along with their gauges.  There’s lots to see at Dolphin

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Hedman offers custom curved tubes to ease header installs.  Hedman O2 Sensor X-Tensions are smooth, mandrel bent tubes, in diameters from 2" to 3". tubes. These kits include threaded oxygen sensor bungs that you weld on in the location best suited to your particular need Each kit contains a pair of s-bend extensions, flanges, gaskets and fasteners.  For complete details look here

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Our ZZ-20 Harness is the Original It's A Snap ZZ-20 Wire Harness. It is smaller than a Cigarette Pack  This Harness is the smallest in the industry measuring only 1.5 x 3.5 Inches. It can be placed virtually anywhere! It is Smaller than a Cigarette Pack! We Give A life time guarantee on the panel! and also Toll Free Tech Support!!! It is Pre-Wired for Your Convenience! Includes Color Coded Instruction Manual!!!!!   For more features in the It’s A Snap harness look here


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DynaDeck - The Ultimate Floor Liner .This ultra-durable carpet replacement is made of high grade 3/8” waterproof liner, utilizing a 1lb/sq.ft. vinyl barrier over a 1/4” high efficiency thermoacoustic foam. Has a durable deep twist embossed vinyl grain top facing.   For a closer look and more specs on this Dynamat product  check it out here.

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To receive your free PowerBraid Kit you must purchase one of the qualifying Painless Performance Chassis Harnesses, Fuel Injection Harnesses or PERFECT™ Engine Management Systems from the attached list from any Painless retailer between April1 and June 30, 2010. 2010 FREE POWERBRAID KIT offer applies to retail purchases by the end consumer of Painless Performance products only.  For more details click here

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods  “Blue Oval Cruiser” ... This is a great engine for daily driving or touring. Crisp clean looks and smooth, reliable power from idle to a redline of 5000 rpm. This SBF sparkles with polished intake, chrome valve covers and oil pan. The Turn-key kit is assembled with braided fuel lines, Eldelbrock carburetor and fuel pump.  For complete details click here

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Heinzmann Street Rods is a full service rod shop.We can provide any or all of the parts you need to complete your project or we can build one for you.  Need a chassis ?  We can provide one built to your specs and give you expert advice on what would be the best system for your needs. Check out the details , then give us a call.

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What would you do if you woke up to an empty driveway or garage… if your investment, your pride & joy, your baby… had been STOLEN? Don’t sleep with one eye open!  The Car Lock is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotic rides are extremely vulnerable to theft when left unattended. With the Car Lock you can drive that special car without worrying about where or how long you’ll park it. . Take a look

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Phoenix Transmission has been serving the rodding community for 27 years ! Our most popular performance transmission, we have been modifying and improving this trans since it was first introduced in the early 80’s. We offer several versions of this trans for applications up to 575 horsepower. This trans has a low first gear ratio of 3.06 to 1 and an overdrive ratio of .70 to 1 which translates into stump pulling low end and a 30% reduction in cruise rpm.  For more info click here


ENGINE FACTORY has IN STOCK.... Big Block Stroker  Engines,  Small Block  Chevy Engines, and LS Engines... You can see and  hear over  75 of our Engines actually RUNNIG  on Video... Go to  and click on the VIDEOS  link...then pick your engine !  See what Engine Factory customers are saying .....

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Steves Auto Restorations is well known for building some of the finest cars in our industry ..... and with that comes the ability to fabricate almost any part needed, with precision and style.  One example of the excellent parts offered by SAR are their  decklids for 33 - 34’s in either plain or louvered designs. Check it out here.

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Spirit Industries has a great looking Deluxe 27 Body Kit with Floor, Battery box, doors, and deck lid. The body comes with 2 working doors and decklid that are hinged and latched.  Our top of the line kits include everything but wheels/tires, motor/trans, drive shaft, piece of glass for windshield frame and fuel cell. When you buy a Spirit kit, you can always count on getting support after the sale too. So, if you need a little help putting your Spirit car together, don't hesitate to give us a call. See the complete specs

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GREAT FOR THE HOME BUILDER   Get a head start on your next project with this new complete rolling chassis for ‘47 to ‘54 Chev Truck from Trick Trucks N Rods.   All welding & suspension set up is done, including motor mounts Professionally Tig & Mig welded. You can practically bolt your truck together from here   Other Years and Makes available... Look here for Details


THIS WEEKEND... the  first cruise of the season for Somernites Cruise  !  If you haven’t let already you still have time.. and remember they  will have a Special Area for Pre ‘49 Cars ...Rods,  Classics... ALL Pre ‘49 Cars will be featured... For Details Visit 


Carlisle Spring Swapmeet is this WEEKEND ..  One  of the world’s largest presenters of collector car, truck and motorcycle entertainment, is the preferred auto show destination for enthusiasts and collector car hobbyists worldwide! For more than 36 years, Carlisle Events has been a staple in the automotive community. Our passion is legendary to those who have made Carlisle, PA their “Automotive Hometown.” The season kicks off with the April Swapmeet ... check it out.


The NSRA  is  celebrating it’s  41st Year of Fun with Cars in 2010 and it looks like they have a great schedule.  Don’t forget now 50’s, 60’s and 70’s cars are welcome at NSRA events so bring out those Muscle Cars !  Check out their upcoming lineup and mark your calendars !  Bakersfield is THIS WEEKEND ....   Get the schedule here and dust off that  Tri Five or Camaro and join the fun.

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. Next on the schedule is the Orange County  Get Together May 15th  For the complete schedule  click

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New Cruise in MAY ... The Bama Coast Cruise is debuting at the Wharf Resort and Marina in Orange Beach, AL .   This looks like the perfect combination ... Hot Rods and Beaches !  WOW... what a way to spend the weekend.  Get all of the details on this great new show  at 


2010 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, June 18-20, 2010, Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  It’s TIME to plan for this years Reunion.... the best time a Hot Rodder can have !  Check out the details and make your plans now.  We’ll have details about all of the events soon. Buy tickets now and get a Special Event Goody Bag !


Race N  Rod Nationals on May 23rd at the Laguna Seca Raceway promises a great time to all who show up.  FREE Fan Parade Lap for all Race N Rod entrants,  Mothers Goody Bag,  T Shirts and Free Raffle ...  This takes place on the weekend of the American Le Mans Series which is a great event.. For details click here.

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There’s a New Show in town on the Southern California scene this year...  Long Beach Motorama in Long Beach in September promises to be a show that will become a legendary event in our industry.  Brought to you by the folks at Keen Entertainment who put on the Ink and Iron Show... The Showcase of Kustoms has SO MUCH that will just blow you away..

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MSD Ignition's 6th Annual Employee Appreciation Day & Car Show in El Paso, TX ! The folks at MSD Ignition will hold their 6th Annual Employee Appreciation Day and Car Show on Friday, May 7. The car show will be open to the general public. If you want to display a car you can pre-register at or call 915-856-2461.  This promises to be a really fun event and a chance to meet some of the great folks at MSD and see the MSD facility.  Check it out now...


Overstock SALE at Fastlane !   We just learned that Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop has purchased a few overstock Bodies and is able to offer lower pricing  for the first FIVE orders on these cars.  Fastlane can have your NEW car ( Coupe or Roadster ) done in only 3-4 weeks with this special pricing.  Check out available combinations at  or Call 913-262-1747.

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Collectors stories from American Collectors Insurance.   When our son Eric was old enough to drive, we promised him a used car to drive to High School. Eric found a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air at a used car dealer. It was about 50% restored and something my wife and I could afford at the time. Eric drove the car through High School, then he married and his wife drove the car to her work at a supermarket... Read the rest of the story

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Surf City Garage is having a great PROMO .... If you buy any 3 Surf City Garage products or 1 Glaze Kit at your local retailer, Surf City will send you a FREE very cool T Shirt.  You have a choice from three  designs...
For complete details and a form to claim your t shirt read the article here.


Hetfield, Magnuson Take Home Early-Season Honors from Goodguys. With spring in full swing, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has been busy staging events and handing out major awards. In the past two weeks, two of the 2010 “Terrific 12” awards have been presented at west coast events.  Jerry Magnuson’s “Magnatude” ’32 Muroc roadster earned The Street Rod d’Elegance crown at Del Mar. The sleek, stylish and oh-so elegant ’32 roadster was hand formed by Marcel and designed by Chip Foose.  To see Magnatude and the Hetfield car  take a look here.

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Show it, win it and take it to Indy is the incentive for hundreds of contestants in the annual SoffSeal Show ’N Shine at the 8th Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, June 18-20, The 10 Best of the Best winners, as well as the Top 50 entries from the Reunion, will be invited to the 56th Annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil (Sept. 1-6) at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. All participants will receive a special memento of the occasion and the winner will receive the coveted Bob Daniels Award of Excellence courtesy of SoffSeal. Get the details here

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A Little Knowledge Base 101 Before you Buy  an Air Suspension System.   There are two basic components to an FBSS Air suspension System. The airbags with Brackets on all 4-corners, or with Air Struts. After they are installed, it is time to turn your attention to how you are going to control the pressure and height. There are Many ways... for complete article click here

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Spring Rate - Spring Load - Load Rate
 The most Misunderstood and the most Misapplied spring terms.   What you are about to read is the gospel and anyone who says otherwise is a know-it-all who knows nothing. (all disagreements can be sent to Mike, 3rd generation spring maker with nearly 30 years experience, all ridiculous arguments will be listened to.....   Read more here...


If a picture is worth a 1000 words...a VIDEO is worth 10k !   Check out this Video of the Amazing Koul Tool in action and you’ll immediately see why YOU NEED ONE !   No more problems with those frayed ends of stainless braided hoses....  Check it out... This is a great invention !   Take a look now and see it in ACTION

SUPER ONE DAY SALE !    Click to see sale items

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We continue to add many new companies to our list of advertisers ... this means you’re able to find ALL the products and services you need right here at    Check out the latest here...

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New Cruise in MAY ... The Bama Coast Cruise is debuting at the Wharf Resort and Marina in Orange Beach, AL .   This looks like the perfect combination ... Hot Rods and Beaches !  WOW... what a way to spend the weekend.  Get all of the details on this great new show  at 

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Wheel Vintiques is proud to be one of the most recognized names in the Hot Rod, Muscle Car and Classic Truck industy. With over 50 different caps and accessories and 100 plus wheel styles Wheel Vintiques has the most diverse product line in the industry..  Since 1993, we have been delivering the largest selection of stock steel wheels, billet wheels, wire wheels and accessories to the automotive enthusiast. We think you will agree that Wheel Vintiques is the clear choice for your steel, billet, and wire wheel needs.  Check it out now

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Lakes Style Cars are all the rage, and Zipper Motors produces several models that have that great Lakes look, with functionality improvements and detailing not found in other cars.  The “Lakes Modified” styling blending Hi-tech suspension components has evolved into three truly unique “Lakes Modified”
offerings; the “27” Roadster, the “New” Roadster, and the Coupe.   take a look at Zipper Motors

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These are Sooooo  Coooool !  Check out the Hot Rod Grills ... the ultimate BBQ for Hot Rodders, Racers and all Car Guys.  Made by a major  grill manufacturer, these are top quality grills.  Take a Look at them Now


 QuietRide Solutions.... makes it EASY to insulate your car against heat, sound and vibration... with their Ready Made....  Cut to Fit .... KITS !  WOW...  check out their line of hundreds of kits that will make the very important job of insulating your car so easy. They also have a huge line of firewall insulators... Check it out

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We are so pleased to have Carlisle Events online with us !   The Carlisle Spring Swap Meet and Auction is a legend in our hobby as many of us just wait in anticipation of what treasure we will find there... but Carlisle has 9 other Fantastic Events ... and we know that there are many you’ll want to learn about. Check out the lineup for 2010 at Carlisle

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  We welcome Snug Harbor Hot Rods onboard with us as one of our newest  Premium VIP vendors. We have seen the Snug Harbor Hot Rods booth at Louisville for several years now and have seen the nice cars that they produce so we’re pleased to have them online with us. We’ll be bringing you lots of info on the cars they have and the engines they build, but you can see their Cars by Clicking Here Now !

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American Collectors Insurance is the nation's leading provider of collector vehicle and collectibles insurance. We are proud to offer: Classic car insurance - Affordable, Agreed Value coverage for collector cars, trucks and motorcycles - any year may qualify. We also have competitive rates for modified cars (street rod, hot rod, rat rod, restomod, restorod and other customs.  Get details here

Is YOUR  Business represented here ??  Why NOT ???   You’re missing out on over 60,000 potential customers every day.... our rates are VERY affordable and effective.  Call today  877-700-2468 ask for   Mary Ann

The car show pictures are rolling in as more and more of our visitors volunteer to send in the pictures they take at their local shows.  There are lots of pictures from shows all around the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. .  If you take pictures at a show... send them in and we’ll share them with your fellow rodders.     send to  [email protected]

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Big Al Liebmann attended the Open House at IDA in New Jersey last weekend ....  WOW what a lot of great stuff they have going on at IDA ...  Check out the cars and the projects going on there now. 

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Dean Court sent in pictures from a cool  show in Brisbane, CA

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Hot Rods and Harleys at Laughlin from John Stimac

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Invercargill, New Zealand was the site of a cool show sent in by Bruce Morris

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Debra Cheek was at a charity show in McLane VA

Portland Roadster Show got great reviews from Dale Moreau... here’s the Ford Victoria Dale bought off !.

Super Chevy show in Virginia thanks to Bing Gatewood

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Mike Bourg sent in the Westminster, Co show

Jerry Cook sure gets around... he was in Mt. Home, ID for a show....

and then in Chatsworth, CA for an Open House at  B & E .. WOW !  That’s a ROVING REPORTER !

All of our Car Show Coverage articles are EASY to find... they are listed on a Menu page in the order they are posted with their name and photographer shown... So check them out now  at  and for previous years show articles you click on the year you want to view... we have them all the way back to 1999 ...  so cruise on !

We have pictures coming in all the time so be sure to check back often.If you take pictures at a car show near you... we’d love to share them with our readers.  . Email  [email protected]  or call us 877-700-2468 We’ll send you Hotrodhotline shirts and can even provide  you with passes to most  shows

We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see new featured ads
CLICK HERE   Spring is coming... time to sell that car and get a new ride for the upcoming show season.

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feat 41 willys4  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for ELEVEN YEARS....  and we offer the best service on the planet.  If you need help with an ad call us tolll free at  877-700-2468.    

Check out the latest Ads to go online by clicking here...

FREE Parts Ads for Private Parties .....  Clean out that garage !

Hey..... Someone needs those old parts that have been laying around your garage !       Dig them out.... take a picture and list them here FREE !   You’ll have a few  $$$ in your pocket and a fellow rodder will have that part he needed.   We heard a funny story from one of our readers.... he put his parts online here and someone less than a mile away bought them !    Now that’s a story .......  that guy a few miles away just doesn’t know you have just the part he needs.... until he sees it  here.... 

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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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  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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WE have several companies offering new, updated catalogs for 2010.. Like this New 2010 Release from Heidts ....  Check them out.

article heidts catalog  has  28 Different Sections where we have Articles about all kinds of things for our Pre 76 Car Enthusiasts !   From Hot Rods to Muscle Cars and Beyond.... we have the largest and most frequently updated source of information, news and just plain fun for Rodders...

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 Keep Rodd’n  and we  hope to see you on the road  this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
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