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HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 18  2010

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to 

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We would especially like to have more coverage from Florida,  the Carolinas,  the South  (Georgia, Alabama, MS)  and also from Texas.  We welcome coverage from all over the US, Canada, Australia and Europe .... but we’re a bit short in the areas mentioned ...

    Calling all Rodders with Cameras !
The show season is revving up and we’d like to beat  last years record of 1248 shows covered ... but we need YOUR help !  If you attend car shows  and cruises  and have pictures ... we’d like to share them with your fellow rodders.  We can offer you free passes to most shows,  Hotrodhotline Shirts,  business cards and assorted goodies ... and Your  “By-Line” in all of your articles ... Plus... you’ll be making lots of rodders happy !  Our readers love the show coverage !  So if you’re interested in becoming a “Roving Reporter” for  email [email protected]  or call  Mary  Ann  877-700-2468.  

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Check out Justin Smiths 29 Ford Pickup

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Bryan Bart is doing a fantastic job on his Merc... take a look !

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JT Duty has a very cool 63 Bug !

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Josh Puhan is really making great progress on his 40 Chev.

We  have some very cool rides in our Young Rodders section .. we want to remind you to send in  your Young Rodder pictures so we can feature Your Ride in an article and make you eligible to win a prize package provided by some of sponsors. We really enjoy seeing what the younger crowd is doing ... sort of takes us back to those good old days when we got hooked on cars.  It’s amazing what a talented and determined kid can do with a car even on a limited budget.
Remember ????
Take a look at our Young Rodders

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 has sprung ..... it’s time to get that car on the MARKET !  !

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

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And We Can Sell YOURS Too !

ATTENTION  BUSINESS OWNERS.... 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 ....  Our visitorship has increased dramatically this past year and we now have over 60,000 DAILY VISITS.  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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Seeing is Believing .... and you can see the results of  Surf City Garage amazing detailing products in their many online videos.   Check out the  “Road Trip Grime Terminator” product.  You need this for the car you drive to a show .  Check it out here

Then we want you to take a look at a very funny Surf City Garage video  in our “Clubs” section. Go Here and the click on the video on the left.

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MSD Ignition Controls are known throughout the world for their performance and reliability. There is an Ignition Control for every application including your daily driver, turbos and blown engines, circle trackers and even 200+ mph Pro Modified Cars,  Street/Strip Ignitions.  You can see a large selection of MSD Products including the special 40th Anniversary edition Ignition Control  here...

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This PERFECT®™ Engine Management System developed by Painless Performance®™ provides an opportunity for the avid car nut to upgrade their hot rod with a simple-to-install fuel injection system. Benefits gained when a fuel injected engine is transplanted into a hotrod are many ... read more



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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Stop Vibration And Road Noise  Whether you're a car audio enthusiast or simply looking for a quieter ride to and from work, upgrade your car with Dynamat and make your car drive and feel like a luxury vehicle. Dynamat creates a "sonic barrier" that restores dynamic range lost to road noise.   For details on how Dynamat works for you

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Genuine SAR parts...   Looking for the finest quality parts for your car  ?  Steves Auto Restorations offers many.... like these  Grilles !  Take a look at the stamped all steel grilles and other fine parts from SAR.  Take a look here.

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WOW ... Take a look at how these Dolphin Gauges look in this great looking wing panel !   Get a close up look right here..

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Billet Aluminum Ignition Coil Brackets Now Available for LS Series Engines now available from Hamburger Performance.  Replaces the Thin, ENGINES Unattractive Factory Fixture  For Use With Factory or Aftermarket Coil Packs  See a larger photo and get all of the details here.

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It takes more than just new springs to achieve better handling. Replacing just the springs and reusing the old eye bolts, bushings, u-bolts and shackles is just doing half a job. While they may look OK, those parts are just as old and worn as the springs you replaced. Using the old eye bolts, bushings and u-bolts may not allow the new springs to perform as they should. In fact re-using the old parts can place undue stress on the new springs.  Old U-bolts can not achieve and maintain the correct torque. Rubber can be dry and cracked. Threads on the shackles can be stripped. Do your car and you a favor and replace those old parts. Eaton Detroit Spring has them all !

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Heinzmann Street Rods can supply you with all you need for your Rod or your  ‘55-’57 Chev ... including complete  Tubular A Arms Kits,  Engine mounting kits... and much more.  Take a look at some of our product line ... and if you need us to install the parts.. we can do that too !   Check it out here.

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It’s the Hardcore 454 at Herbert Performance ! This is truly "The Mouse That Roared" with big 454ci displacement, Motown cylinder heads with high-volume/flow 220 cfm intake ports, and a Motown intake manifold that outperforms all others on the market. You get reliability and a 600 dyno tested horsepower engine... Check out the details here.

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Pro Clamp™ Spin-On Muffler Connector From Juliano’s: 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. See more here

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Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. Most of the time a little fuzz appears on the hose end and the battle begins. It is not only time consuming, it can get bloody....  Koul Tools Eliminates that problem... Take a look

Toy Protection !

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TOYS.... You’ve got them.... others want them !  Protect your toys with McGard. Our latest product, the Car Lock, adds mechanical security to your vehicle providing complete protection for your cars.  Take a look at our Car Lock and our Wheel Lock product line  ....   Click here

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At Phoenix Transmission, All transmissions are custom built to order to provide a trans and converter matched to your engine, vehicle, and driving requirements. Unlike many of our competitors, all of our torque converters are built in house to insure the greatest compatibility and highest quality possible. All of our performance automatics are thoroughly Dyno tested in our 15,000 square foot manufacturing.   facility.  With something as important as your transmission... you want the BEST.. Take a look

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The month of March is Official Hot Rod Month at!  There is still a couple of weeks left to buy all your hot Rod and Muscle Car products at huge savings...Hurry....It won’t last long  All month long we are offering HUGE savings on all our Hot Rod and Muscle Car products .  take a look at the huge savings here...

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Spirit Industries has some very cool new bodies... check out the  29 Sedan,   29 Sedan Delivery and Model A Coupes...  you’ll also find  Rolling Chassis and  a compete line of parts to finish your project.  Get your new ride at Spirit... Check it out now.

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When the trailer for your muscle car, hot rod, boat or ATV is in need of repair, look to Stockton Wheel Service to have all of the parts and expertise to keep your trailer in top condition. Stockton Wheel Service carries a full line of trailer wheels, hubs, bearings, and suspension components; including hard-to-find and obsolete parts.   Check it out here...

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Custom Louver Service Now Available!  Louvered Panels for Sale online! Custom made panels available any size or shape. $1.00 per Louver plus metal cost. 2" or 3" Louvers available  Check out the options at Trick Truck N Rods ... they’re a full service shop that can handle all your needs. Take a look

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Don’t miss the Shop Tour for Nova Lovers at Classic Performance Parts on March 20th.  Looks like a great time    Get all of the details here

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Our friends at B & M Racing are having their annual car show in Chatsworth, CA
on Sunday  March 21st.  This is a charity show and last year the turn out was fantastic...  check it out and have some weekend fun for a great cause.  Get the details


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. They’re gearing up for Pleasanton and then Del Mar...  .  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. Buy tickets now and get a Special Event Goody Bag !


Championship Auto Shows has two great shows this coming Des Moines and Winnepeg  to round out  March !  These are fantastic shows so check the Autorama Website  for the details on all of the remaining Championship  Auto Shows for 2010.


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.

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods is a full service shop providing turnkey service,  complete engines and more !   They also have several completed cars for sale right now like this very cool 3- Window Coupe.  Check it out here.

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     We got a call from our friends at SEMA this week, asking us to remind all of you that there are scholarships available from SEMA but that the deadline is fast approaching.   They offer both scholarships and  “loan forgiveness” programs. If you know a student preparing for a career in the automotive industry, SEMA is ready to lend a hand. And if you know a recent graduate with outstanding student loans, we can help, too. SEMA maintains a program to pay part of the college tuition costs of today’s top students or contribute toward your employees’ student loans.  For more details click here

CALIFORNIA  Legislative Update....  IMPORTANT ... AB 1740 is a bill which would delete the current 500 ‘kit-car’ limit on the number of specialty constructed vehicles that can be registered in the state of California on an annual basis. Our bill would delete this limit, and instead require the Department of Motor Vehicles to register any car that meets specified criteria. This issue is a particular interest of mine, having grown up around custom cars as the son of Dean Jeffries and being an automotive enthusiast to this day..  We would encourage you to write letters, send faxes and make phone calls to the Transportation Committee consultants
For all of the information  on this important legislation CLICK HERE

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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 more details here.

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The Renegades of Long Beach, California are one of the oldest clubs in So. California.  Our friends at Keen Entertainment are putting on a new show in September with the help and cooperation of the Rengades so we thought it  would be great to learn more about them.  Check out two stories on the Renegades.  Be sure to check out the Showcase of Kustoms information in our New Vendor area.

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We have two new articles from Guest Columnist, Dave Brackett.  In this story, Dave details the build of his latest....  his  Henry J Cruiser.  Take a look at how Dave transformed his project  car, bought in 2002...into a very cool cruiser.    You’ll also read about a very nice Karmann Ghia build by a friend of Daves.  Take a look here.

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Lance Lambert  is always good for a funny story.... funny because they are all so easy to relate to... this month he sent us a great one....
MANLY MUSTANG By Lance Lambert
 “Let me begin by apologizing to my friends in the Mustang community. I assure you that you’ll only be upset with me for a short time. Apologies should also be extended to Falcon owners, high school dropouts, women and “manly” men”............Read this and many other stories by Lance Lambert in our Guest Columnist sectionBook Reviews.

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...


Welcome to a fantastic new Rodding event at the Mazda Raceway !  Race N Rod Nationals is Sunday May 23rd as part of the American Le Mans Series at the raceway.  Lots of very cool “happenings”  including a FREE parade lap for Race n Rod participants.. Get all of the details here.

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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

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Somerset Kentucky is the site of a twice a year Classic Car Auction.   April 24th is fast approaching so check out the site for info on consigning your car for the Spring auction or for finding out what they have that might be the perfect car for you !  Take a look at  


 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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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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  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

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]  or call us for info on getting them to us.

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Boston World of Wheels
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Cubby Caldwell got some great shots at the Boise Roadster show

Walt Smolenski also went to Boston WOW

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NSRA Safety Inspection in Simi Valley Ca. by the Roam’n Relics

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Very nice cars on display at Performance World in Canada pics from Mike Lynch

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Goodguys Scottsdale was a huge success...  Bobby Royal and John Stimac both sent in pictures

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 39 lincoln is well known for selling some of the finest cars in our industry.... and this week we have two really outstanding specimans !   This Ridler Caliber  ‘39 Lincoln is a masterpiece ....   then from the shop of Jesse Greening  his 71 Camaro ...2009 DSE Modern Muscle Award, 2009 Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist, 2008 SEMA GM Design Award “Best GM Vehicle.”

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feat 56 ford  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 heard from one our our visitors today that he SOLD his parts here on in  TWO DAYS !   WOW ... so clean out that garage and list your Parts for FREE ... You’ll have more room and some rodder will have the parts he needs...

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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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