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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Dec 9,  2010

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Response to the New Real Estate section has been GREAT !  So if you have a Car Guy home or commercial property for sale......  List it here and get lots of action....and Real Estate Agents....  you know this is a great place to find buyers for those properties with large garages and shops...

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Just listed TODAY ...   a great car guy property in Texas.. This is a great ranch home with over 3300 sq. ft of shop space !  WOW...  And it comes with a really nice ranch house on 9 acres...   You can see all of our Real Estate Listings here.....We have already had one SALE reported  after only 7 weeks of listing  real estate here.  If you have a home or commercial auto property for sale... we can give you the best EXPOSURE to qualified buyers on the planet.    

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Shop Tours are one of the favorites of our readers.  This article takes you on a tour of  the Tri Five Restoration Shop in Richfield, WI.  John Stimac is from that area and gives us a great tour.  Check it out here.

HUGE  NUMBER OF “SOLDS”  in recent Weeks ......  We normally think summer is the best time to sell a car... but that’s not necessarily the case any more... we have  a LOT of cars SELLING   NOW ! 

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And we can Sell YOURS too !  You DON’T Have to wait until Spring or Summer

Did you know that you an see the most recent “SOLD” cars in our classifieds ?  Just go to the Classifieds,  Click on  Pre 76 Vehicles where you’ll see  Ford, Chev, categories etc... well there is a category  named  “Solds”  When we are notified of a sale we move the ad over to the solds where it stays until the term of the ad runs out. It’s a good way to see recent sales. 

This is the time of year when we are working on our cars ... and we need many products ...  this is a great place to find the new products and services you need, and we have lots more in our  News Section and our New Products Section

Rocket Performance Machine, a leading manufacturer of high-performance and nostalgia-inspired alloy wheels, announced today two new traditional hot rod wheel styles that will be available for spring 2011. The new styles include the Rocket Injector Series and Rocket Strike Series, each designed to preserve the classic look and feel of golden age of hot rods and muscle cars while still delivering maximum style, performance and a surprisingly affordable price.   For details look here

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Zigs has thousands of street rod parts.... like these Billet Oval Interior Door Handles These new oval interior door handles feature a recessed mounting design with rubber trigger stop to provide a quiet lever return action. Available in either brushed aluminum or polished finish . For Details

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Hotronics Products  is one of our longest running advertisers, making quality products in the USA !   With theft being a growing issue in our hobby,  the Hotronics Battery Disconnect is a small price to pay to protect your car.  It’s easy to install and puts one more obstacle between the thief and your car .... Take a look ... and take the time to protect your ride this week.   Check it out here.

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The new Ron Francis flexible braided wire cover has a unique split, semi-rigid, braided construction which makes a clean, uniform installation by gripping the wires tight. The wire covering closes around the wire with about 30% overlap on itself. This allows for complete coverage even around inline plugs, connectors and splices.  Get more info here

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We have Five  15×6 Ford  O.E. Satin Black with  3 3/4″ Back Spece that we need to MOVE.

For details Click Here


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Coy Wheels   C-67: Chrome, Machined, Gun Metal, Flat Black. One Piece Design. Hidden Valve Stem. Multi Back Spacing with Same Deep Lip   Check out all the sizes that are available and the different finishes here.

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Brice Thomas Radiator specializes in the manufacturing of Custom, all aluminum, radiators for the antique, performance, truck and industrial radiator market. With over 50 years experience in the radiator business, we have developed a tremendous amount of knowledge in the heat transfer business. For details on their product line look here.

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EZ Wiring has Switches  for all your needs.  Headlight switches,  dimmer switches, ignition switches ....  take a look here... and then check out their entire line of products.

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Fast Times Rods ... Certainly one of the most recognizable body styles of all time (thanks in no small part to the film "American Graffiti") is the legendary 1932 Ford three window coupe, also known simply as the Deuce. With a 2 inch chop and smooth firewall, this hot rod icon is now available for the home builder.  Get all the specs and pricing from Fast Times Rods

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 Holley’s new Aluminum Street Carbs (0-1850SA & 0-80457SA) are constructed from aluminum which compared to their zinc counterparts equates to a weight savings of over 5lbs each! Holley’s new aluminum 0-1850SA & 0-80457SA will hold their shine and also can be hand polished for a custom look!  Take a closer look here

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HushMat, a leader in the automotive sound deadening and thermal insulation category, announces a new and improved Quiet Tape shop roll..  "This material offers the vehicle technician, installer or Do-It-Yourself customer a pliable, moldable and aggressive, single-sided tape to secure every wire or cable in their vehicle,"Get all the details here

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 INNOVATIVE BILLET HOTROD ACCESSORIES WITH SUPERIOR QUALITY from J & B Microfinish. These  Classic Tuned Port Valve Covers were inspired by Eric Peratt of Pinkees Rod Shop and feature a unique classic design for a variety of Rod & Customs alike.  Take a closer look here

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Mean Green’s  High Output Alternator is the answer to all of your charging problems. The Mean Green Alternator provides up to 300% more power than stock. The Mean Green Alternator can charge any engine no matter what its' power requirements.   Get complete details on how this alternator can improve your performance..  Click Here

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Moduline’s Folding Work Station is their most popular accessory.   It comes in either 24” or 44” widths and gives you extra bench space in your shop when you need it, but folds out of the way when you don’t.  It’s the PERFECT  item for adding workspace  without taking up valuable room.  Check it all out here.

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Spal USA Offers a new 4-Door Push & Pull Switch Kit (part #33040262) developed to give vehicle owners with crank-style windows and manual locks the added convenience and functionality of power windows and power door locks.   For info look here

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Steele Rubber has hundreds of new parts just in... that aren’t listed in their current print catalog.  Take a look and see if they have something new that you need ... Check it out here.

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Wabbits Woodworks  has a huge volume of different makes and models that they can build dashes for ...  These Tri Five Chevy dashes are just one example.  Whatever you need .. you can get at Wabbits because they custom make each dash to the highest quality standards.. Check it out here.

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

Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
 Check it out here for a show near you. is proud to announce that we will be the Official Online Publication for the  2011 Grand National Roadster Show !  And We’re EXCITED ...  John Buck has just announced that the theme for the show will be  “Route 66”  which is PERFECT for this show..  2011 is looking FABULOUS...   Make your plans now.   Check it out.


Sacramento, California is known as the Custom Car Capitol ... and the Sacramento Autorama in February is proud to showcase many of the finest customs in our industry.   With a huge indoor show loaded with “show cars” .. and a fantastic Saturday “drive in” show so you can bring your ride and hang out with your friends.. this is the premier show of Northern California. Learn More


Autorama and World of Wheels Shows really revv up in January...  with 4 Shows in January ....  Cincinnati,  Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans.... Championship Auto Shows promises exciting entertainment and fabulous cars.  Stay tuned for details on celebrity appearances and attractions at these shows. Check it out now

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Motorama Events in Harrisburg, PA in February is one fun filled event !  Big Al went last year and had a blast. Not only do they have  Hot Rods but they have Sprint Cars,  Remote Control Cars,  Bike Races and tons more.  Check it out and get a discount  by using your Hotrodhotline registration code.   Take a look


 The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals is pleased to announce the single most spectacular competition within the indoor car show circuit on the East Coast!!!
With a stunning $10k purse this is a show that will attract the finest in the country.  March 25 - 27th in Philadelphia Registration is open for all car owners and vendors.

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World of Wheels in Chattanooga in January and Birmingham, AL in February promise to be among the best in the country.   Hundreds of the finest cars on the ISCA circuit along with attractions for the entire family.  Check out the details  at

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What could beat  Hot Rods and Muscle Cars at the beach ??   Cruisin the coast of Alabama and hanging out at the beach with fellow rodders ....  What a way to spend the weekend.  You can do it all at the Bama Coast Cruise next May    


NSRA has announced it’s  2011 Schedule and as always they have a fabulous year planned.  From the first show in  April in Oklahoma City to Louisville, to  York and beyond... Check out the new schedule and mark your calendars for next year.

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Good Guys Rod & Custom has announced their schedule for 2011... and it looks like a winner to us !  .   The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2011. The event lineup features eighteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage as well as three “Get-Together's” in Northern California which welcome all years   For the complete schedule  click

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If you have a show or event coming up in the remainder of  2010 or if you have your 2011 show dates... please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE !  Email details to  [email protected]

GARAGE SHOTS .....  Here are some Garage Shots from Tom and Kathy Carrigan. Tom is working on a car build with a Allison V-1710. We have several “Updates” on build projects of some of readers .. Larry Henderson sent an update too .. so take a look here.    Then send us YOUR Garage Shots

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Rodders Row....  Did you know that even if your car isn’t for sale ... you can have it featured on Hotrodhotline ?   Our Rodders Row features the cars of our readers .... like Rod Reitz latest acquisition.    Check it out and then send us Your Ride for  Rodders Row....

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Car Museum Opening in Scottsdale Pavilions By Bill Gilmore, Society of Automotive Historians & Asst. Curator of the new Scottsdale International Automobile Museum  Phoenix Arizona is a great place to live if you love vintage vehicles. Its dry climate helps keep vehicles rust-free and its mild weather allows longer fall and spring car show seasons.  Get the details of this new museum here

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We have several vendors offering Christmas Specials and many that have wonderful gift ideas.   Below are some of the specials but you can also find Gift Ideas in our Buyers Guide under the “Gift” Section.  Look Here

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We continue to add many new businesses to providing you with the only place online you need to find the products and services you need..

Hot Rod Memories Love those old Hot Rod Movies ?  Hot Rod Memories has 400 Titles of those great old movies in DVD. You'll also find 80+ Drag Racing Movies to take you back in time to those good old days. Great Gifts for Christmas or Birthdays ... or Buy some for YOURSELF ! These DVD's are only $25. each which INCLUDES Shipping.  Look Here


The Cheetah is BACK !  Ruth Engineering & Racing, Inc is producing a modern, more street friendly version of the famous Cheetah from the 60’s.  Legendary 60's Racer that promised to give the Cobra a run for it's money The idea was born from the retro-rod industry that is popular now.  Using our knowledge and history of being North East Ohio’s premier Corvette only shop, we have developed a completely unique hotrod for your enjoyment.  Get details here.


Classic Components Chrome Plating specializes in chrome plating  of  hot rod, muscle car and classic cdar parts.  Our goal is to provide fast service with a superior, show-quality finish. We offer traditional chrome plating and restoration of aluminum, steel, die cast/pot metal and brass for your BUMPERS,  Moldings, and trim. See how we can help you with your plating needs.


This is what you’ve been waiting for ....  See Your Paint Job before you actually paint your car ...  This is technology to the ultimate in the rodding industry.  This awesome software actually shows you paint AND graphics on your car so that you can tell how it will look.. It’s AMAZING ...  Check it out and be sure to look at the DEMO....  Take a look here.


Garage-Toys ....   The name says it all..  everything you could possibly use in your garage... from Lifts made in the USA, to  really cool Pitstop Furniture ,  to cabinets, tool boxes and so much more...  Plus check out the special Holiday Offers...  We know you’ll find something here that you just can’t live without....


Wait until you see what this new advertiser has.... has compiled a huge archive of Ford Photos, Prints, Advertisements and made them available as  Posters, Prints, and even Canvas or Sign form.  Hot Rods,  Vintage Racing,  Salt Flats, and more...Starting at only $39.99, there are literally thousands of images to choose from ... these are GREAT...  take a look now


 WHAT IS-- Shineseal™ Aluminum Sealer ?
•What is Shineseal™?  Shineseal™ is a complicated blend of several chemicals resulting in a proprietary formulation.  •How does it work?  When Shineseal™ is applied correctly, a CHEMICAL BOND is formed on the product that it is applied on, thus NO chipping, cracking or peeling can occur.  More 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

We have TONS of new show pictures online this week...   and .. If you take pictures at shows you attend....  we’d love to share them with our visitors...  Send to ...     [email protected]  

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Every year the Petersen Museum has a Swap Meet where car guys find great treasure.  John Stimac went and got some pictures... not sure if he found any treasure he couldn’t live without.

The East Coast Indoor Nationals proved to be all that was advertised... and MORE... Roving reporter Joann and Glen Dura said the show was FANTASTIC

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Our friend Von Hot Rod was at the John Force Holiday show.... Bob Choisser got some great shots.

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Dean Court went to the San Jose Custom show.... WOW  .. Great Cars.

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Really nice Christmas show in Stockbridge Mass from Rick Miller

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Tony Tornabe has some great weather for car shows in Florida... check this out.

 We add new shows every day so keep checking back for the latest.
See this weeks shows here !   We list the shows by the date we have posted them but do have the show date in the description. so they are not in order by the date of the show, but by the date we posted them.  .

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Downs Industries is once again a family owned and run business with Jamie Downs at the helm.  This means you’ll find the best quality bodies and parts.... the kind of product the Downs family has been known for providing for many years.   They are adding many new bodies and styles... so get ready for winter with a NEW Project...check out what’s available now from Downs. .

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Looking for the “Wow” factor for your car ?  Finish Line Interiors has been providing the WOW for Rodders for years.   Even if you don’t have a new project you’re working on... you can update your current ride and be ready for next years cruisin.   Byron Robeck at Finish Line is a talented and expert craftsman... you can see many examples of his fine work  at the FinishLine website

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Our new Zipper Motors shop /show car
Here are a few photos of the new coupe we have been building for our shop / show car. This vehicle will be used to show the different items we have to offer. It will always be available at our shop for you to come and test fit, check out the new interior package components, etc. I will keep adding photos as we get it more complete.Check out our new shop car here.

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It’s a good idea to “rethink” our Insurance each year and as we put our cars away for the winter this might be the time to check out our options. Learn more about the options available to you from  Anpac... Look here

We are adding RECORD Numbers of Cars For Sale so check back often to see the newest ads.

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We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see new featured ads

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

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This is a great time to clear out your garage of those old parts you won’t be using this year... because  someone else NEEDS them !   People all over the country cruise through these parts ads...  there could be a guy a few miles away who needs those parts you want to sell... and they don’t know you have them.... so LIST YOUR PARTS FREE !  Help a fellow rodders and get some extra $$$ in your pocket.


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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 7  pages of catalogs to choose from  and many downloadable catalogs too !  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...
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