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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Feb 17   2011

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   One of the highlights of the Grand National Roadster show is the Pinstripers Reunion hosted by our friend Von Hot  Rod.  Dozens of very talented stripers join to raise money for a charity each year and enthusiasts are treated to  the chance  to win a work of art at auction.  We just got a great story in from Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz who did a great job covering the event.  Check it out here.

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 We always like it when we get  “Garage Shots” ... like this one sent in by John Stimac showing his friend  Don Sauberan's  shop where they are working on a very cool  32 5-Window.    Check it out here....
Then show us what you’re doing in your shop this winter..

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Winter is not supposed to be the time to sell a car... but we’re selling them here at !   Check out some recent and QUICK sales

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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

In 2011 the MSD 6A and 6AL is  all new! New digital control. New power. New rotary dial rev limiter. Same great MSD style. The ignitions have been redesigned from the ground up with the performance enthusiast in mind. · 535 volts through redline rpm· Digital controls provide superior spark accuracy.....  learn more here

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McMillan Rod & Custom New  ¼” half round stainless dash/upholstery trim    Machined from type 304 stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish. These work equally well as dash trim, upholstery accents, or multitude of other applications .  Get a closer look here


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ENGINE FACTORY has been building quality engines since 1969.  .. You can see and  hear over  75 of our Engines actually RUNNING  on Video... Go to  and click on the VIDEOS  link...then pick your engine !  You can also see our quality machine work and all of the engines we have available.  Take a look here


 Mighty Image is Your #1 source for American Made Collectibles and is proud to bring you licensed collectibles from HOT Rod, NHRA , MOTORCULT, LOWRIDER, SCHNEIDER CAMS, CROWER CAMS, REVELL/TOM DANIEL, STROMBERG, FAMOSO RACEWAY, DRAG CARTOONS, as well as many of our favorite drag racers.  Check them out here

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E.C. I.  Hot Rod Brakes Early Ford Disc Kits Our Early Ford disc brake conversion kits are engineered and designed to bolt on to your stock (or repro) Ford spindle. Absolutely no machine work is required. Installation is accomplished using simple hand tools and the components supplied in the kit.  Look here

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Dynamat Xtreme is a patented, lightweight elastomeric butyl and aluminum constrained-layer vibrational damper. Dynamat Xtreme conforms and fuses easily to sheet metal and other hard substrates.  Dynamat has a full range of products for all your sound deadening and heat transfer  problems. Take a look

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Eaton Detroit Spring says... Your search is over! What had been nearly impossible to find parts are now readily available and in stock at EATON Detroit Spring. Designed from the original factory blueprints our Axle Pads and Spring Seats have the fit and finish you are looking for on your project.   see all of our products here

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Flaming  River  introduces  the  all  new  XL  Front  Steer  Power  Rack  &  Pinion—designed  for  wide-framed  cars  and  trucks—eliminating  the  need  for  an  extender  and  ensuring  that  the  bellow  is  never  overextended.  This  is  a  completely  new  power  rack  and  pinion  steering  unit  –  not  a  remanufactured  rack  –  designed  and  made  in  the  USA.  See it here

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Hedman Turbo Hedder Mufflers  Like regular Hedman TURBO Mufflers, these Hedder Mufflers are high quality turbo-style mufflers. They come from the factory with a 12" head pipe welded on, and an integrated collector.  Get details here

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McGard  Car Lock, adds mechanical security to your vehicle providing complete protection for people who really care about their cars. Consistent high quality that insures the greatest value for our customers is the foundation of our business, and is evident in every McGard product we make. See how it can protect you

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 Saber Cabinets are solid steel cabinets offered at a 40%-50% discount to other comparable high-end metal cabinets. Our cabinets are not the light-weight, flimsy cabinets sold at Big Box stores.  With 1 mm steel construction and double wall panels, Saber Cabinets can handle all of your work area and storage needs.  See all of our combinations here

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Dolphin Gauges newest line, the Shark gauge line, brings even more stylish gauge sets to our offerings. One touch programming, digital display w/ trip meter, hour meter, max speed alarm, and max speed recall. High quality "performance look" gauges feature the finest air core movements available.  See here


Snug Harbor 550HP Supercharged SB Chevy Do you want ultimate power, aggressive looks, and the ability to drive down the expressway? Then your hot rod this 550 HP supercharged monster from Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines. The beauty of this supercharged engine are the components that are used to assemble this motor. That together with polished components and painted in your choice of colors, says "Best Engine In Show". With all that performance, you can have your cake and eat it too.  For details look here

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Spirit Industries Deluxe 27 Body Kit with Floor, Battery box, doors, and deck lid. The body comes with 2 working doors and decklid that are hinged and latched!!!   Spirit offers a wide array of bodies, chassis,  and fiberglass parts ... Take a look  here

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Stockton Wheel has a huge selection..... like this 20 Series Wheel - Chrome Rim  The Series 20 wheel is available with Painted or Powder Coated Center and Chrome Rim. (Shown with optional Ennis Cap). This wheel fits Ford, Dodge and GM applications and ranges in size from 15x4 to 16x10 including 16.5 sizes in standard or custom backspaces.. See our entire line here.

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The World’s First Nanoprecision Gloss from Surf City Garage.  Now you can give your car the kind of glaze you’ve only dreamed of. The secret is in our drag-reducing detailer, Nano Glaze Gloss Coat. With this product, you can give your car a 100% Nanoprecision Gloss in just minutes.  And the best thing is that you can now get Surf City Garage products at many local retailers....   Check it out here.

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

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Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
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NEXT    WEEKEND.... Two Big shows...  the Detroit Autorama and  St. Paul, MN ... WOW... then in March there are 5 Championship Shows....Chicago, Salt Lake City, Des Moines,  Omaha and Winnepeg...  These are the  TOP shows in the country... where you’ll see the best cars and great attractions... Check it out now

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THIS WEEKEND....  Big Al will be on the scene at Motorama in Harrisburg, PA  February 19-20 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


Our friends at  Classic Performance Products  CPP in Anaheim California have two events coming up in March.. There’s an Open House and  also a  NOVA Show... lots to do,  entertainment, prizes and more.. just a great day for Muscle Cars in So. Cal.  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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Plan now for a fabulous Spring Cruise....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    


Somernites Cruise has announced their 2011 Cruise Events schedule and they have a fantastic lineup planned.  Every month from April until October you can joins thousands of fellow rodders for this FREE weekend of fun. Check it out here.


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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The Right Coast Association has three great shows lined up for 2011.May 27-29 will be the inaugural King of Trucks with a show field open to all makes/years and a full line up of activities for the performance enthusiast.  The12th Annual Syracuse Nationals, July 15-17 (the largest show in the Northeast) accepting all vehicles up to1980 and the 2nd Annual Winfield Award, presented by Meguiar’s, to the hottest custom on the planet.The 9th Annual Granite State Nationals, Aug 20-21 in one of the most picturesque towns in New England. For details look here


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

New Article from the Hot Rod M.D.  Jim Clark was busy installing an access door for the master cylinder in his 32 Ford, and these parts from  Rock Valley Antique Auto Parts made the job easy and it looks great too.  Watch Jim through the whole process in his  Hot Rod M.D. article.
For  hundreds of articles on all sorts of subjects to help with your project...

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American Collectors Insurance offers very competitively-priced coverage for modified cars (street rods, hot rods, rat rods, restomods, restorods and other customs). Along with affordable rates and superior service, customers enjoy a variety of program options, including: For details look here

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Koul Tools video...Talk about  SLICK.... when you see how this works... you will know you need one.. no more wrestling with braided steel lines trying to get the fittings on... this makes it EASY... look and see how this works...

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Deuce of Spades Movie Review   We saw our friend Faith Granger at GNRS and she had a line a mile long waiting to talk with her and get a signed DVD.   Faith is almost a cult figure in our industry .... so admired for her work on this film and all that she has brought to our hobby.  Roger Rohrdanz and Richard Parks sent in a review of her movie.

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  Winternationals Weekend of Fun at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, Feb. 24-27From the Museum’s Wally Fundraiser Dinner and Night of Champions to extended museum hours and free Museum admission, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California is where racers and fans converge to celebrate the start of the NHRA season with the 51st annual Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals. The 60th Anniversary of the NHRA is another reason to celebrate this year. Learn More

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Painless Signs with OFAA as Title Sponsor!   The Dallas-Fort Worth based leader in vehicle wiring technology, Painless Performance, has signed on with the Outlaw Fuel Altered Association (OFAA) as the title sponsor for the 2011 racing season. Painless Performance is bringing a $10,000 chip to the table which will be used to give a big boost to the points fund for the 2011 Championship chase, creating the 2011 Painless Performance $10,000 OFAA Shootout.   Learn more here.

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Rust Bullet has been Scientifically Proven to be the BEST and has received an unprecedented Two United States Patents! "MORE CARS ARE DESTROYED BY RUST THAN BY ACCIDENTS"-Automobile Association of America (AAA), department of statistics Take your BEST Shot and Start Protecting your Investment Today!  See it here

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Airbagit Knowledge Base 202  now available. If you thought knowledge base 101 was helpful wait till you see the all new Knowledge Base 202.  Check it out here

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We had several Hotrodhotline advertisers in the SpotLight this past month... receiving honors and recognition for their fine work.

At the Grand National Roadster Show this year we were pleased to see Steves Auto Restorations with a contender for the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award.    SAR is masterful in their design skills and amazing in their execution.... every time we see a new car come out of that shop we think that they will not be able to “top” it... but somehow they do.... and this one was spectacular...  Take look and get the details

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Another of our advertisers with an AMBR contender using their product was BASF paint, which graced the lines of the amazing “ It WAAZA  Auburn”.  This car got a lot of attention at the show and we’re sure the paint played a big part.... Take a closer look here.

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This great looking 33 was very close to our booth at GNRS and we were really excited when we learned that the car had been built by  Byron Robeck, Jr. of FinishLine Interiors ... including of course the spectacular interior.   We also saw the car at Sacramento Autorama where we got to meet with Byron...  Jack liked his work so well he’s sending Byron photos of his   Sprint Convertible for ideas on an interior....   See more here

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Classic Components  Chrome Plating  We specialize in chrome plating most styles of automobile and motorcycle wheels and parts. Our goal is to provide fast service with a superior, show-quality finish.  In addition to chrome plating wheels, we also specialize in small components.  See more here.

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 At the Heinzman Street Rods, we feel the basis of a good car is the ingenuity of a custom built chassis.  We specialize in many designs and options for any Street Rod Chassis.  Take a look at our shop and the many options we offer... then give us a call.. we’d like to talk to you about our chassis

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Trick Truck N  a full service rod & restoration shop for street rods, muscle cars, classics, bikes  and of course, trucks.  Our Shop Services include Complete Frame and Suspension Modifications- Air Ride Suspensions- Metal Shaping - Fabrication- Engine and Driveline Swaps and Installation- Electrical Wiring and more.  Our shop rate is a low $38. hr ... serving Ohio and surrounding states

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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..

Dutchman Motorsports designs and manufactures custom rear ends & alloy axle shafts in our Portland Oregon facility. Best known for our high performance street and racing automotive products, We have a large selection of off the shelf components including ring & pinion gears, limited slip positraction carriers and differentials, full spools, billet housing ends, wheel studs and bearings, bearing retainer plates, 3rd member cases and pinion supports, and complete assembled Ford 9" 3rd members.  Get details here


Gen I and Gen II Camaro .... Gen I and Gen II Nova... ?   SRD Parts is an innovator in suspension and frames,   upper and lower control arms for Muscle Cars... With the finest materials and  Quality USA Workers...  their products are simply the best ! Take a look at what SRD Parts has for your Muscle Car.


Kwik Wire has just introduced it’s New  48 Special  4 Circuit Harness  .Our Family owned business manufactures everything in the heart of America. Our FonduLac, Wisconsin based company builds everything with top quality parts, offers Toll Free Tech Support and Ships all orders within 24 hours.  Look here


 Classic Rods and More...   where you’ll find a HUGE selection of the best quality parts in the industry... from  Suspension,  to Brake Kits,  to Billet and Chrome... and it’s ALL with a Guaranteed 24 Hour Shipping Promise....  How’s that for service ?   See what they have for your winter project here.


MSD Ignition introduces the all new Digital 6AL Ignition Control! MSD started with a clean slate and drew up plans for an all new housing. We kept the same footprint as the traditional 6AL but lowered the profile for a sleek look. The wiring is all routed out one end of the unit through a sealed and locking connector. This eases installation and keeps your wiring looking neat and clean. The rev limiter was moved right on top of the housing for easy access to the two rotary dials to set the limit in 100 rpm increments. Look here


Sid Chavers, Innovator - Traditionalist. Having been in the Custom Upholstery business for over thirty four years, Sid definitively has his roots in the traditional school of first generation Interior Customizers. It is Chavers desire to honor what has gone before and is now recognized as classic, while bringing new refinements and style to these same classic designs


 Monster Transmission & Performance is a provider of  world-class products at incredible prices. At Monster Transmission we are committed to bringing you  the best quality transmissions and performance converters at the absolute lowest prices on the internet.
Get info on the great deals here.

Classic Instruments has been creating superior automotive instruments for over thirty years. Located in Boyne City, Michigan they strive for perfection and will not stop until the highest quality is produced.  CI creates anything from race style products in their Velocity Series to the nostalgic look of the Vintage Series and the industry innovative design of the All-American Series. No job is too big or to small, whether it’s a single gauge or a custom six gauge set they are happy to be there to help. CI is dedicated to satisfying its customer’s needs with new products and brilliant designs. Learn more here


We’re off to a GREAT Start for show coverage this year...  We already have many more show coverage articles than we did at this time last year...  we’re predicting that we will go over the  1500 Car Show Article  mark for 2011.... Help us get there by sending in pics from shows and cruises you attend....

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Sacramento Autorama brought out several local area HotRod Hotline Roving Reporters...  Michael Corazzeli,  Dean Court, RJ Wilson, Rod.... here with Jack, Jack Jr,  Mary Ann... and our friend  Von HotRod....    this is what it’s all about... great friends sharing their rodding experiences with their fellow rodders.


Normally we’d have a shot of Hotrodhotline Photographer Bart Mitchell in our booth but at the Sacramento Show.... he was BUSY getting great shots of the action... including some of the pinup girls....  There is a car in this shot....  really....Check out Barts coverage of the Sacramento show.

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Very cool shots from Travis Scanlan at the World of Wheels in Kansas

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The cruises are starting... Jay Bernard went to one in Florida

Bing Gatgewood went to  a show in Virginia...

Victorian Show in Australia.. they’re winding down their season.

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Judy Newkirk is cruising in Florida too.

the Dr. George show in Palm Springs from Mike Levy.

 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.  .

MULLINS TRAILER WINTER SPECIAL!  Sale price good through the last day of Winter – March 19, 2011  Get ready for the 2011 cruise season by adding a Mullins Trailer behind your street rod for only $2000.  Regularly priced at $2300, the Deluxe Mullins Package includes body, frame, hinges, prop rods, locking latch, wiring, lights, and your choice of TEN different fenders to match the looks of your street rod. Details here

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On Sale at Phoenix Transmission, PTGM300/245 is a new 245mm lock-up torque converter for vehicles using the LS series engine and 4L60E transmission. This torque converter is available in stall speeds ranging from 2800 to as much as 4000 rpm and features an anti balloon hub, furnace brazed cover tig reinforced fins, Torrington bearings and a lock-up clutch that has an even greater apply area than the full sized 300MM unit it replaces. This converter weighs over 10 lbs  See it here


Garage Toys offers Free shipping on everything shipped UPS ground this week.   Take a look at the huge selection of products offered ...  you’ll find tools, office and shop decor items,  and even  top quality Lift Systems... there’s a lot to choose from .. get your
Garage-Toys  now... Look here

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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

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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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Until Next Time
 Keep Rodd’n  and we  hope to see you on the road  this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
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