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HotrodHotLine Newsletter April 29  2010

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We just love it when the Hot Rodding tradition is carried on through generations ... so when we got this article on Alec Harrell Carlson we were really excited.  Alec R. Harrell Carlson, turned 14 last month and he, along with his grandparents, just bought his first car— a 1937 Ford Tudor. Alec began to get serious about cars at a young age. For instance, when he was 11, at his own initiative, he asked management at the El Segundo, CA Automobile Driving Museum if he could become a docent. ...  read the story 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.

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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] 

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Classic Performance Products, Inc. announces its lastest development, a complete bolt-on disc brake conversion for the early Novas with zero offset. Designed to fit 14” disk brake wheels, this kit is unique to the industry because it does not move the wheels in or out, and does not affect wheel backspacing. Most kits on the market today push wheels out over 3/4”, which not only looks unattractive, but causes the tires to rub. With CPP’s new kit, those problems are solved... get details

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Hooker Headers Announces  1955-57 Chevys; LS (all exc. LS7) Engine Swap Headers .  These swap Headers allow enthusiasts to drop an LS (all exc. LS7) engine into the ever popular 1955–1957 Chevy. These new Headers were designed to fit with a stock gear box or Saginaw 605 gear box only.  For more images and complete details  click here



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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Hurst manual shifters has been the high performance OE equipment of choice for several manufacturers. Look to Hurst shifters for OE quality and durability, with superb aftermarket performance.   Some of the best selling Hurst Manual Shifters include: •Competition/Plus, •Billet Plus
•Indy shifters   For complete information on the entire Hurst Line take a look here.

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Why spend hard earned money for a gauge that doesn't come with advanced features? Don't spend more time programming your speedometer than needed. TPI-Tech Instruments gauges do not come with dip switches in the back of the gauge that require two people and multiple tries of programming in order to get the correct speed.  Instead, we have one single push button switch that can be mounted anywhere you desire. Programming is made simple with this switch.  Take a look

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Wabbits Wood Works is  well known for their finely crafted dashes, but you can also get fantastic steering wheels too. Available in 4 spoke all wood design or Banjo style with a wood rim. They come complete with horn button and a polished or black billet adapter. Wood wheels have a high gloss epoxy finish. Banjo Wheels are offered in Polished Stainless Steel or Polished Stainless Steel with a Gold accents  Get a closer look and more info here.

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Zig's Street Rod Center offers the finest parts and accessories for your classic car, street rod, 55 thru 57 Chevy, and classic truck. Handling over 50 product lines gives us the ability to find the exact product to fit your needs. We have built several personal rods as well as several Good Guys West Coast Giveaway Cars. This expertise gives us the ability to offer technical assistance on your project.  Check out our great deals on TCI Chassis Products !

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Ron Francis has this new SYNERGY SERIES Steering Column Tilt Lever (WithOUT Button) Polished Dress-Up Levers for your steering column - Includes 4 SYNERGY color Accent Rings  Special tilt lever handle for late GM steering columns that includes our matching aluminum knob. Made with stainless steel shafts and SYNERGY SERIES Accent Rings to match other switches, bezels & levers. Get our matching Turn Signal Lever and Shifter Knob to really make your column look sharp!   Take a closer look here

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Holley Performance Products is proud to announce the introduction of their all new Ultra Dominator® carburetors, designed for improved performance, weight savings and show quality looks. Ultra Dominators are made totally from aluminum, allowing them to be 3.8 lbs. lighter than their predecessors which had zinc metering blocks and bowls.  Complete Details Here

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Coming Soon from UniSteer !   The 1957-1959 Ford Full Size Rack & Pinion Conversion Kit is almost done !  Unisteer® Performance Products is a manufacturer of specialty steering systems and steering components for street rods, classic cars & muscle cars as well a large variety of custom vehicles. Get details on this new product line here

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After a long search, RJay ‘s is very proud to offer the highest quality 2" chopped '32 Ford Roadster windshield assembly. Lower stanchions are chrome plated die-cast, with stamped polished stainless upper stanchions. The hand made main frame is chrome plated.  RJay's '32 Windshield Package also includes chrome plated windshield frame cones with frame studs, chrome plated brass wingnuts, plus all necessary rubber gaskets and hardware.  Take a look 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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Superior Glass Works Introduces New 1941-46 Chevrolet Pick Up Chassis  Despite limited production numbers during World War II, many of these Art Deco Chevy trucks have found themselves in the hands of car enthusiasts. Like most old trucks, their chassis can show considerable wear after all these years.  We offer a safe, strong, and good looking chassis built to Chevy’s original specs that will accept original and aftermarket body panels.
For Complete details look here.

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“Header Buddy”  FAQ’s   All you need to know about how the Header Buddy works,  how to install,  how it will help you. The HEADER BUDDY was invented with only one thing in mind. To do away with exhaust collector gaskets for ever. How many header owners have spent many a Saturday afternoon replacing header collector gaskets?  Get all of the details and answers to your questions right here.

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Eddie Motorsports introduces Billet trunk hinges for 1967-1969 Camaro. All CNC machined out one billet piece of 6061-t6 aluminum. Hinges come standard with stainless steel gas shocks. This product has a machine natural finish. Other finishes are available.  Take a look here.

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Cool Craft is now offering Specialty Auto Tech dual pass coolers utilize a new dual 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.. For complete details look here

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Big Als Carponents TRUNK PROP ROD
 Machined aluminum ½” tube with 5/16” stainless rod, latch & Hardware. Closed tube/rod length 13”. Open tube/rod has two positions that must be set upon installation. Middle open position 19-1/2”. Maximum open position 21-1/2”.    This is just one of the quality products offered by Big Als Carponents... Check it out now.

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Egge Machine now has a huge selection of S T E E R I N G  S U S P E N S I O N  NEW - Complete inventory - IN-STOCK - of vintage steering and suspension products from front ball joints to rear spring shackle kits are now available at Egge Speed Shop. Our Undercar parts meet or exceed OEM specifications  Here is an example of just one of the hundreds of parts we have in stock:  Take a look here.


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 !  Knoxville 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


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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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 !

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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...


Somernites Cruise is gearing up  for the May cruise   May 20 -22 with lots of things planned for this month.  Dairy Queen Cruise,  Rock N Roll Blast,   Saturday MOPAR Show and much more. For Details Visit    There’s something special going on every month so be sure to check out the entire schedule


Carlisle Kit Car and Imports show is coming up on May 21 - 23rd ..  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.

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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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WOW... Take a look at this COE ....This Hauler is a 55 set on a 98E-450 chassis with a v-10. Wilburns is  building this one for John Mcglynn of Elmore Ohio to haul his vintage front engine dragsters. Yes he has 2 and we are setting this one up to load and haul em’ in style…..This rig is almost done. It was covered in 2010 Ford Flame Blue, the bed lifts to allow loading the vintage dragsters. Four 48″ toolboxes for tools and supplies for his summer trips to the track. Watch for this one at the Indy Good Guys in June… See this build right here.

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Since 2001, Enclosed Vehicle Transport has  been helping people everyday providing the safest and most reliable enclosed method to transport their motorcycles and automobiles. We provide enclosed shipping to any location within the lower 48 states. It's very true, you have quite a few choices to get your vehicle from "Point A to Point B" via an enclosed carrier. The enclosed part is where the similarities end.


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)  ONLY 4 LEFT done in only 3-4 weeks with this special pricing.  Check out available combinations at  or Call 913-262-1747.


Jess Torres shared pictures of his 48 Delivery and his 57 Ranchero in Rodders Row this week.  Jess is 74 years young and living in Roseburg, OR  Check out Jess’s  cool cars...  then send us YOURS....  Rodders Row


Join us at The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California for an intimate panel discussion on the extraordinary life of motorsports legend Mickey Thompson. The panelists include Mickey’s son Danny Thompson, Danny's mother Judy Thompson Creach, business partner Alex Xydias, fabricator Tom Jobe of Surfer’s Top Fuel Dragster fame, and Gale Banks of Gale Banks Engineering. Panelists will retell the tales of working side-by-side with one of motorsport history’s most memorable people. Discussion will be moderated by the legendary of NHRA Dave McClelland.  Get the Details HERE

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Our friend, 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 HotRodHotLine.Com last year and has been working on it ever since. Here is an update on Bill's 32 Coupe Build...Bill’s Latest update April 2010.   Check it out

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Former Northwest Funny Car standout Kenney Goodell passed away on Tuesday night after experiencing a massive heart attack a week prior at his home in Sherwood, OR. Goodell, 64, will always be remembered for his long line of nitro funny cars and his successful marketing partnerships with Portland area businesses. He was a true showman in the wild and colorful world of drag racing.  Read about Kenny “The Action Man” Goodell here

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SAVED !.... Read about Patrick Higgins find in a small California town....  great catch Patrick !  Take a look

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Congratulation to this weeks winner of the My Cool Ride contest sponsored by American Collectors Insurance....  This 41 Willys belongs to Mark Orwoll of Seal Rock , Oregon.  See the article here.

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March Performance has just added a  “flip page” catalog to their website...  It’s very cool... you can view each page by flipping through the catalog online... or you can download it to your computer.  Check it out now.

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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Our Rods may be cool...... but most of them lack enough cargo space to carry all of our essentials on a trip.  But... there’s an easy solution.... a cool little trailer from Champion.  These trailers look great, are so easy to tow, and make your travels so much more pleasurable because you can take all of your  “stuff”.  with you.  See what they have !

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Dixie Rod Works is in business to build you the car of your dreams !   This full service rod shop can do it all... body and paint,  chassis,  and even build the engine to power your ride.  Check out their offerings and then give them a call about your dream ! Take a look

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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

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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NSRA  Bakersfield show last weekend was a BLAST.  From all reports, the new policy of allowing “newer” vehicles into the NSRA shows has worked out well with few complaints. We have TONS of coverage from Bakersfield so you can see how this new policy is working out and enjoy the show.   Take a look.

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Roger Rohrdanz sent in pics from Doheny Wood ... a fabulous show !

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Dean Court covered a show in Benecia, CA

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The Blue Oval show in Butler, NJ was covered by Big Al

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Lindee Wood covered the Heap Herders show in Caldwell, ID

Dale Satterlee keeps us up to date in Western Kentucky

Thanks to Donnie Jeffries for sending in pictures from this show in Louisville

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Patrick Czernicki sent in pictures from Schenectady, NY show this weekend

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Jason Denny sent in pics from the Somernites Cruise.

Williamsburg, VA was the scene of a neat show sent in by Bing Gatewood!

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
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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
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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...
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