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HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 11  2010

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Stolen Car Alert   ... Southern California
Green 1972 Datsun 240z with RB26DETT 5 speed stolen on 3/30/10 from my house in Lakewood, CA. Contact me asap if you see this car. It was stolen from the alley between my house and a Vons mini strip mall on about March 31, 2010.   Click here to see the article and contact info...


  We just heard from our good friends at the Somernites Cruise and they are really excited about their kickoff cruise on April 24th.  They wanted us to remind you that the April cruise will have a Special Area for Pre ‘49 Cars ...Rods,  Classics... ALL Pre ‘49 Cars will be featured... For Details Visit 

Somernites Cruise is celebrating it’s 10th Year and all of the fun there is FREE....  Cruisin,  Block Parties,  and lots of events going on around town.. It’s a great way to start off the show season....  So be there on April 24th !

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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Dolphin Gauges  line of great looking, high quality “Shark” gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish curved glass lenses and polished stainless bezels. Fuel, oil and temperature sending units are included. All Shark gauges have creme faces and red pointers in a Stainless Steel Bezel at this time. Look Here

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Painless Performance has  4 New Products on the Loose ! The first of which is an addition to our industry leading line of integrated harnesses. Within the past few years many of the engine and transmission combos transplanted into project vehicles have moved away from the outdated Gen 1 Chevy small block over to the ever-so-popular 1999 - Up Gen 3, 5.3L & 6.0L, Chevy small block.   Look

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The multitude of services  provided at SAR range from concept designs and custom metal fabrication to ground-up restorations and turnkey rods. In addition to full builds and custom fabrication we are the only manufacturer of an all steel ‘33/’34 Roadster body. The panels are die stamped and then assembled by hand here in the shop to ensure quality control.  Take a look at  our Rear Rolled  Pan  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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Dynamat “ Custom Cut “ A better car right out of the box !  No Cutting ...     No Guesswork ...  The Right Amount of Dynamat for the Job.   Professional builders and restoration shops trust Dynamat to give their cars the solid feel of a new luxury car. Dynamat first, for a really quiet and incredibly solid ride. Check out the Dynamat Custom Cut store now

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods 347 Stroker Plus   Our most popular FORD ENGINE ! Tailored for Classic Mustangs, Cobra's ,Fox bodied weekend warriors and FORD in a FORD Street Rod. No other performance engine builder brings the COST to VALUE and LOOKS to the Ford product line as Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines. For engine details and specs  look here.

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AIR MANAGEMENT Plug & Play from AirBagit   is the best investment you can make in Air Management. You have no plumbing, or wiring to do, as we have done it all for you. Just plug in the wiring harness and your airlines to each bag and airtank, and you are done. Save 16hrs of "Fun" and about $100 on air fittings and wire, and 10 trips to your hardware supply.  Get all the details here...

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Welder Series is your source for hundreds of ready to weld kits... like this Motor mount kit for Chev small or big block w/urethane bushings.   Check it out here....

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New from Alan Grove Components...a tight-fit bracket system for the 1964-68 Chevelle, El Camino and other low hood applications using the short water pump and have limited space for power steering. Mounts alternator and power steering on drivers side and may be used with or without A.C. Compressor. System is designed for standard case GM alternator, Chevrolet Saginaw non-metric power steering pump with attached reservoir and Sanden 508 A.C. Compressor.  Take a closer look here

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Clayton Machine Works (CMW) announces the addition of direct bolt-in pedal assemblies to their growing muscle car product line-up. Developed in conjunction with Detroit Speed & Engineering and Wilson Muscle Cars, these new pedal assemblies offer unmatched styling for both manual and automatic transmission applications.  Machined from forged aluminum, the assemblies are available for first & second generation Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and Firebird, as well as other applications. Get the details here.

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Early Ford Vintage Radius Rods...Are you building a nostalgic hot rod, and cruising the swap meets and internet for the beautiful, and highly sought after, tapered oval tubing ’32-’34 radius rods? The guys at Fatman’s have figured out a way to reproduce them, formed from 1/8” steel as the original, and assembled by TIG welding for more strength.  See them here


Hedman Performance  '67-69 F-Body LS Swap   Muscle Rods HEDDER & MOUNT Kits are designed specifically for the installation of an LS series engine into earlier model Muscle Cars. They make the project easier by taking out much of the component guesswork.   Take a look here for your application

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Juliano’s new Pro Clamp exhaust couplers are now available for your entire exhaust system, front to rear. The new system uses a tapered seat to create a positive seal with no gasket required. The union makes a permanent seal by tightening a threaded collar that can also be quickly disassembled. Check out the details and see how this system can work for you.... click here

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Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy. Street Rod Radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency. We can always add a Spal fan and Shroud to cool even the most stubborn engine. Custom Radiators to fit your Street Rod are always welcome - they’re our specialty   Take a look at our product line here.

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SPAL USA, a leading manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket electric cooling fans since 1959, introduces a 16" Fan Gasket for hot rodders and enthusiasts who want to mount their fans directly to the radiator core without a shroud. The specially designed rubber Fan Gasket (#30130074) provides an additional 1/4-inch clearance from the cooler core and is ideal for mounting pusher style fans. It features universal ...  read more here

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Weedetr MIII IFS systems are currently available for 35-48 Fords, 37-48 Chevrolet car, 47-59 Chevrolet/GMC pickup, 53-56 Ford F100, 62-67 Novas. The MIII is a superior design based on the Mustang II. These suspension systems are standard with tube control arms, coil over shocks, sway bar, manual steering, and 11" disc brakes... for more...

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Somernites Cruise 2010 is gearing up for a fantastic year !  The  totally FREE event happens every month from April through October and is filled with great happenings for the whole family.  This is a great way to spend your weekend .... cruising with your friends. Check out the 2010 schedule for Somernites Cruise in Somerset, Kentucky !


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 !


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 !  Oklahoma City and Bakersfield are coming up in April so register now.

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. This weekend is Del Mar ... a really fantastic show For the complete schedule  click


Carlisle Events, 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.


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...  Showcase of Kustoms 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! 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...

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Image Street Rods... What We Do -  Parts -Repairs
- Frames/chassis - Upgrades  -Partial builds - Complete builds  -  It is our commitment to excellent customer service and quality work that keeps our customers coming back ... Take a look at some of our projects and our great pricing on Frames and  Chassis this month.  Take a look here.

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Honorees Announced for the 8th Annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, KY.  This year’s Honorees are Joe Jacono, J.E. Kristek, Leffler Brothers & Loukas, T.C. Lemons and Larry Reyes. Grand Marshal Chris “The Greek” Karamesines will lead this legendary pack to the annual nostalgic drag racing pilgrimage to Bowling Green. The Justice Brothers Reunion Spotlight will shine on the Ford Drag Team. All Honorees and many others will be recognized at the Reunion Honoree Reception on Friday, June 18 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, host hotel for the Reunion. For Details Click here

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12 Detailing Secrets from Surf City Garage
  It's a simple fact that we all want our vehicles to look great.   Having a collection of 125 muscle cars ourselves, we understand that detailing your ride is a full time job that requires patience, time and most importantly, the right products. Here at Surf City Garage, we have a product for your every need. Whether you are just touching up for a show this weekend, or engaged in a full-blown detail job in your garage, our Enthusiast Grade Detailing Products have got you covered.  Take  a  Look Here

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Vintage Air, Inc. manufactures a wide array of components for air conditioning your vehicle. We specialize in manufacturing products that can be used to air condition most any type of vehicle. Our main focus is within the specialty car market such as Streetrods, Muscle cars, Customs, and Classic cars and trucks. We can help you find the correct unit for your particular needs.... take a look here.

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Does My Vehicle Qualify ??  American Collectors Insurance offers customers outstanding protection at affordable rates. To be considered for our program, collector vehicles must: Be driven on a limited basis, for pleasure only   Not to be used for racing or timed events ....  See if your vehicle qualifies for the Great rates and coverage...

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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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

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Bo’s Hot Rod Shop has a really cool new Willys package that you can build yourself or you can have them build it for you.  Bo’s offers  Chassis,  Fabrication,  Rollers or Turn Key cars .... Bo’s is a small shop that prides themselves in doing high quality work and building award winning cars.  Take a look at  Bo’s Hot Rod Shop !

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We’re very pleased to have our friends At Genuine  Boyds online with us and we know you’ll really like their innovative wheel designs. It was Genuine Boyds that graced the winner of the AMBR award in Pomona ... Right now you can see them at 

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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You’ll love these pics from Huntington Beach Cruise from Roger Rohrdanz... WOW

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Cruisin Grand in Escondido ... we have two show coverages from this great event...

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AZ Sportswear has a show every year and Bobby Royal was on the scene.

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We have pics from the Lake Havasu show from both John Stimac a

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James Drew was our Nascar reporter  for this race !

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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fet 37 ford cpe  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 !

We had someone stop by our booth at SEMA to tell us he had bought some parts from a Hotrodhotline classified ad from someone who lived just a few miles from him....  parts he needed had been close by and he never knew it until he saw them on   It show that what we’ve always said is  TRUE...There’s a guy just a few miles away from you that NEEDS some of those old parts that have been laying around your garage....  but he doesn’t KNOW you have them....  so get them listed right here FREE and achieve two good things...  clean out your shop .. AND help out a fellow rodder.  List your parts ads Free here at

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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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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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