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HotrodHotLine Newsletter February 11  2010

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  We want to remind all of our visitors who live in the Western States that the  60th Sacramento Autorama is coming up on Feb 19 - 21.  You’ll see Rods, Kustoms and Muscle cars along with some great special attractions.  This is the premier car show for Northern California ... one you don’t want to miss.   We’ll be on scene to get coverage of the show so watch for Jack and Sue in their Hotrodhotline shirts ! Get details 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.  These cars sold in FEBRUARY !     If we can sell in February we can sell anytime !

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sold 34 ford3 sold 37 truck
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sold buick

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

     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  or email for a 2010 Media Kit .  You can speak with our New Advertising Coordinator, Steve Vaus,  or with Mary Ann.   Email [email protected]    or  [email protected] 

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

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In an exclusive partnership with Brembo Brakes, Classic Performance Parts is now an exclusive supplier for GM AFX Muscle Car disc brake kits from Brembo. Brembo engineering produces Zero-Off-Pedal Drag on rotors from pads. The Billet Aluminum Bells with Brembo “Float” bushings allow the disc to seek its true centerline for consistent braking performance.  For more details  look here

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Wabbits Woodworks  arm rests are extremely high quality. They come standard with a brush finish. We can chrome or gold plate arms to match your gauges. The choice is yours ! Cutouts for Power Windows, have operational door opening mechanisms and lights under arm rests to facilitate door entry access at night.
 Get more info and a closer look here.

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Kids, the candy store is OPEN once again! Factory direct pricing for some of our most popular items, manual shifters, automatic shifters, torque converters, coolers and kits! You're not going to find prices this low on this many items.  Click HERE to check out the  "specials" section and have fun shopping!      at  B & M Racing

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Holley Performance Products is proud to announce the introduction of their Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) kit for Holley Carburetors with electric chokes. This kit makes is possible to run electronic transmissions in a carbureted car. The kit supplies the needed signal to an electronic transmission such as a 4L60E or 4L80E.   Get the details here

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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 !

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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 the largest selection of TCI chassis, and suspension parts in the west.  Take a look at our Specials.

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Ron Francis Wiring not only has the complete wiring harness you need for your project....  they also have all the “goodies”  and extras you need to finish the job.  From switches, to relays,  to these spiffy little indicator lights ... Ron Francis Wiring has all you need for your wiring job.   Take a look here.

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Airbagit has both Dealer Programs and Retail Pricing...  what ever your Air Suspension Needs....  can take care of you.  Check out our entire product line and dealer pricing then call us about our dealer plans !  This week we are offering our COMPLETE AIR BAG LINE!!! Nobody offers this many Air Bags in ONE PLACE! We are the manufacturer, and therefore we can give you deep discounts, like our FREE AIR BAG SPECIAL!

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EZ Wiring Kits all use GXL  High Temp, cross linked polyetheylene jacketed  wire that is grease, oil and acid resistant.    Each wire is labeled every 5’ for your convenience.  Take a look at all of the features we offer.

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The Volare and Cordoba suspensions have proven to be a viable budget front suspension over the years, but share a common problem with ride height. To get a low stance, the torsion bars need to be loosened so much that suspension travel suffers, causing a harsh ride thru bottoming out. Fatman Fab  comes to the rescue with a 2” drop spindle that accepts either the Volare 11” or the Cordoba 12’ factory disc brakes and brackets.   Click here for more..

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Jamco Suspension has teamed up with RCD Classics for a complete line of Bilstein Shocks for the Classic cars. Whether you have a 1949 Mercury, a 1957 Chevy or a 1967 Riviera, we now have the best performing shock on the market. The Bilstein shock has a Digressive Working Piston Assembly - The piston head design allows independent tuning of the compression and rebound damping forces to provide optimum ride comfort and performance without compromise. Get the details here

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HEIDTS Classic Truck 4-Link Kits  Coil-over, 4-Link rear suspension provides the best ride for any classic truck. These kits attach directly to the stock frame rails. The adjustable axle brackets let you set ride height in one of three positions. A bolt-in upper crossmember for coil-overs is included. Kits available in plain steel or with polished stainless steel. Get all of the details right here.

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Are you looking for a cool stainless steel molding to accent your interior or complement that new paint job? Can’t seem to locate just the right piece? Maybe you should take a look at these. McMillan Rod and Custom has introduced solid stainless steel half round moldings in 3/8” & 1/2” wide versions. For a closer look and more info check it out here.

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Here’s a new product from J B Microfinish designed to have nostalgic shape and also have simplicity in construction. Made from the finest billet stock, this product will bring quality to the interior of your favorite hot rod. The oval backing plate has been ball-grooved and the arm rest base has been contoured to give it a retro appearance. This product comes complete with a contoured wood block, ready for your choice of upholstery material and stainless installation hardware.   See it here

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Old Air Products brings you  The Pro6TEN Compressor is a 10 Cylinder "bolt-in" direct replacement for the GM Frigidaire/Harrison A-6 Compressor. This new design is specifically engineered to fit original A-6 mounting brackets and A/C hose assemblies. This highly efficient compressor offers a smoother, quieter operation, creating less vibration and engine drag, increased fuel mileage, improved engine and cooling system performance. Get more information here.

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Speedway has a comprehensive selection of Hot Rod parts ...  like this.  For a truly nostalgic look, you need a set of split wishbones on your old Ford. This kit includes a set of new split wishbones, 4" drop I-beam axle, reverse eye spring, shackles, lower shock mounts, spring perches, and all hardware

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These engines are our Stock OEM Take-Out Engines with Transmissions, Factory Dress Accessories and ECMs at Southern Performance Systems. We have lots to choose from ... like the LS1,  LS2 .  We specialize in providing you with bragging rights under your hood .. since 1974.  For details on more of our great engines... Click Here 

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Steele  Rubber is  Your Rubber Parts & Weatherstripping Complete Solution.  With so many choices in automotive restoration parts, how can you be sure you are getting the best quality parts for your car, truck or street rod? The answer is simple, you deserve a “Complete Solution” when purchasing rubber parts and weatherstripping  Look at all they offer

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Check it out from Zoops...Ford 302 compact front mount bracket/pulley system  Complete front-mount kit includes: alternator, air cond.,and power steering brackets-serpentine crank, water pump, alternator, pow. steer. pulleys-Sanden 501 polished compressor, chrome 105 amp GM alternator, type 2 pow. steer. pump, a/c clutch cover, alt   For more click here.

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Another HushMat innovation that makes the electronic installs easier. Get rid of the duct tape that doesn’t stay stuck.  HushMat Quiet Tape adhesion is guaranteed. Use quiet tape to secure wire harnesses and cables to door panels, floor, trim panels, back of the headliner and vehicle side walls. Eliminate the nuisance noise caused by wire harnesses and cables rattling.  See it here

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The Sacramento AutoRama will be celebrating it’s  60th Year in  2010 ... the best show Northern California has to offer will be a knock out this year...  Stay tuned to Hotrodhotline for details on all that’s  planned for this banner year   Look here...


It’s time  for our Winter Show season and no one can beat the Auto Rama and World of Wheels shows from Championship Auto Shows.  No matter where you live.... you’ll find one of their  shows near you this season. ! February brings us the Detroit Autorama ... and more .Check out the dates and make your plans now.


The NSRA  will be 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 !

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. The event lineup features nineteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. For the complete schedule  click

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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.

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2010 Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductees.  2010 Induction’s will be held August 15, 2010 at Swope Museum in Elizabethtown, KY.  For complete details on all of this years Inductees please go to this page.

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Guest Columnists....   We have some really great Guest Columnists here at  One guy with some great stories to tell is Dave Brackett .. we’re working on an article about his newly built Henry J but now we’d like to revisit this neat article he wrote about  “sharing a house with Tom McMullen”  just a peek back into history with a long time rodder.  Take a look here.

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American Collectors Insurance is pleased to offer the most comprehensive towing and labor expense reimbursement plan available for collector vehicles. The TLC (Towing & Labor for Collectors) Plan offers an extra layer of protection to help you better enjoy the classic driving experience.  Get the Details Here

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ALLEY SURFING ..... a pastime much enjoyed  by true car guys.   Jack is an alley surfing addict...  and apparently so is Bob Choisser, our Roving Reporter from California.  On his trip to GNRS this year Bob hit some new alleys ! And he’s  sharing... Take a look at what he found !

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MSD's Race Support Semi is on the road and at the races! With a full schedule of events across the country, our new rig shows MSD's commitment to the racers and enthusiast that depend on MSD Ignition components. Not only is the trailer a rolling warehouse of MSD parts, but it also serves as a state-of-the-art testing facility.  Get the schedule and details here.

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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  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 

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Herbert Performance is a high performance parts supplier & manufacturer that ships performance and  race parts worldwide. With locations in Lincolnton, N.C., and Chino, Calif., the company provides the best customer service in the performance industry and aims to build long term relationships with its valued customers. Contact Herbert Performance’s knowledgeable sales staff by calling 1-877-497-2787. In business since 1949, Herbert Performance is a trusted leader in the performance parts industry.

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"Is Your Hot Rod Running Hot ? "  If so we have the solution for you.  Mahaffey Motorsports offers  custom fan shrouds made of aluminum to your specifications.. They are built to provide maximum potential for  your radiator and fan combination.  Take a look at how Mahaffey Motorsports Fan Shrouds can keep YOU Cool

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Trique Mfg. designs, and carries the full line of Altman Easy Latch Kits. The Altman Easy Latch Kit is the first vehicle specific bolt-on bear claw latch installation kit for your hot rod, street rod, custom, classic car or truck. Each kit utilizes the stock interior and exterior door handles as well as the exterior door locks.. We also design and manufacture a full line of billet aluminum interior and exterior products: door handles, interior lights,  and more... Take a Look

Classic Performance Products ...  your number 1 source for  Suspension ..... Brakes ..... Steering...
Whether it be  Chevy Parts,  Ford Parts or Street Rod Parts,  CPP is the place to go to find all that you need to complete your project.  Their high tech website offers tons of Tech Advice so that you choose the right parts for your project including installation guides.  Take a look at all CPP has to offer YOU.

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Diamond P Industries  has combined their skill in producing fine castings with their love of  Hot Rods to introduce a new line.   Check out their introductory line of  SBC Valve Covers and Shifter knobs and keep checking back as they develop even more new products for your car.  Take a look....


We welcome   Eddie Motorsports online with us featuring a fantastic line of very nice parts. Our billet hood hinges are CNC machined to perfection. They are made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum and utilize sealed bearings for smooth and long lasting operation.  Check out the fantastic products from Eddie Motorsports    Take a Look

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.   We are wrapping up our coverage of the Grand National Roadster Show this week and ended up with over 5873   pictures from both professional and enthusiast photographers, so there’s something for everyone.   We have  73 Pages now online and more to be added !

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We put together an article that includes only the contenders for Americas Most Beautiful Roadster Award so that you could see several pictures of each car.  These are all really really nice cars... we don’t envy the judges in this competition.  We have a photo gallery of each car... so check it out !

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Two of our youngest photographers, Bart and David,  got some great detail shots..... You’ll like these.

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Big Al was at the Frank Marratta show this past weekend as was Walt Smolenski... check out their pics

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Mike Bourg took in a swap meet in Denver area

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Our friend and Roving Reporter Dale Peucker got an award with his very cool truck at this show in Australia...

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Judy Newkirk got some great shots at a show in  Florida

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Charles Sidney got some great shot at World of Wheels in Atlanta

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 some shows

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 !

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Fast Times Rods knows The undisputed king of the Gasser Wars in the Sixties, Willys Coupes have seen a huge surge in their popularity in recent years. Available in several versions  including: Pro-street with wheel tubs to fit any available tire and wheel combo, Pro-tour to use 20 x 10 wheels and of course our ever popular Gasser package with choice of straight or 3 inch drop axle. Take a Look

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Timeless Rod and Customs   specializes in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis. For your convenience we have developed Build Sheet software which enables you to actually design your car and obtain a cost online.  For details take a look here.

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Brilliant Specialty Car Protection  You've made a BIG INVESTMENT in your specialty car. Now let CHROME® specialty car insurance from ANPAC® help you protect your investment with coverage designed for car buffs by car buffs. CHROME® gives you many important benefits, including .....   Read more here

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How about a Willys Sedan Delivery ..

Very Cool !

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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feat 67 chev ss  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.  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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