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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 13,  2010

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Hotrodhotline is Gearing up for the Grand National Roadster Show in just a FEW Weeks...   this is one of the BEST Shows on the planet.....  we’re always excited to get back to our old stomping grounds and see so many of our friends. Jack will be judging the Saturday Drive In Show again this year.... it’s a tough job but someone has to do it.    For details on all of the events at the show go to Rod Shows Calendar

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Young Rodders ...   We’ve revamped our Young Rodders section and eliminated the  “contest”  Now every young rodder who sends in their story will get a prize / gift from Hotrodhotline and one of  the sponsors who support this page.   We have so many great kids involved with rodding that we want to showcase as many as possible... like  15 year old Quentin Addison who built this 31 Pickup with his Grandfather... 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

CPP’S New Steering Linkage Kits For 1958-64 Chevrolets Now Available.steering linkage kits that are a must when upgrading your 1958-64 full size Chevrolet to a 500 series power steering box.  These kits are an improvement over the 1958-62 factory replacement and are a direct replacement for 1963-64 original manual steering.

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Randy Coys Wheel Warehouse  has a HUGE selection of Wheels and Tires.  From their own  Coys Wheel LIne to many others.  Pictures here is the Coys C57 which comes in chrome,  polished or flat black.  Check out the Coys Line and the rest of the brands they carry.  You’ll find great wheels for  all Muscle Cars,  Hot Rods and even  those “Modern Rods”.     See Coys Wheel 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


Holley Complete Billet Fuel System Components
Holley products have been the undisputed leader in fuel systems for over 100 years. Holley carburetors have powered every NASCAR® Sprint® Cup team and every NHRA® Pro–Stock champion for four decades.  Get details on the fuel system components


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Jack saw this at SEMA and thought it was the slickest thing since sliced bread...  ACCU AIR  e-Level™ Air Suspension Controller   The e-levelTM controller offers the ability to save three unique vehicle heights into memory at the touch of a button using TruPositionTM Height Sensors installed in each corner of your suspension. These three heights are then instantly accessible from the TouchPadTM or Rocker Switch Interface.. Get all the info here...

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B & M Racing  Universal Super Coolers are 100% aluminum construction and use stamped plates sandwiched together to create one of the most efficient oil cooling devices available. Not only does this unique design provide for maximized cooling through more efficient heat dissipation but it also provides a much sturdier cooler which is practically impervious to flying rocks or other debris. Take a closer look here

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Brice Thomas Radiators    FORD FLATHEAD CENTER FILL NECK STAMPED.    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.. Learn more here.

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Digital Paint Booth....   that’s right !    A computer software that lets you see what YOUR car would look like with a  new paint job .....     WOW...  250+ colors ....  ways to apply different layouts ... this is what we ALL need BEFORE we paint our car.. Try it HERE

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Downs Muscle  ???  You may not have known that our long time friends Downs Industries have not only the best street rod bodies.... they have a new line of MUSCLE...  check out the Camaro bodies.....

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All EZ wiring kits use GXL 125 high temp cross linked polyethylene jacketed wire that is grease, oil, gas, and acid resistant. Each wire is labeled every 5” Its entire length so checking a circuit is EZ ! COLOR coded wire! EZ wiring is the EZ way . Look here for more

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One of the most legendary engines in muscle car history is the Chevy 454 Big-Block. With the LSX Bowtie block, GM Performance Parts engineers were able to build a 21st century 454 with the latest technology – and it requires no more space under the hood than a production LS engine.The LSX454 is filled with an all-forged, super-tough rotating assembly and features a pair of our new, deep-breathing LSX six-bolt cylinder heads.  Get a closer look here..

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Heidts  NEW PRO-G 1967-69 & 70-73 Camaro BOLT-IN Independent Rear Suspension is now available.  The High Performance designed suspension will handle Approximately 600HP. It is a complete BOLT-IN kit, hub to hub that will make your Camaro the hottest ride in town.

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Hushmat ULTRA Vibration Damping & Thermal Insulation Material is a 1/8” thick and 0.47-0.50 lb per square foot pressure-sensitive, constrained-layer damping material which has excellent adhesion for many difficult to-bond-to substrates such as oily steel, automotive E-coat, primers, finishes, laminated and chopper-gun fiberglass and many plastics, including polypropylene. Learn more here

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J B Microfinish "Highway Star" Series "G" Shifter
 With the popularity of the 5 and 6 speed manual transmissions being set up and installed in hot rods of the current era, we have decided to design and manufacture an adjustable billet shifter handle.The “G” Shifter is made from 6061-T6 billet plate and features a three position mount, a sleek radiused design and a unique deep grooved, domed top shift knob .   Take a closer look

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Mean Green    M.G. Industries has just released its new 200 amp MeanGreen Alternator for most all late model Chevy and GM Chassis with modular gas and 6.6L Duramax diesels. This unit puts out a whopping 220 amps at just 2,000 Rpm's. Designed to fit stock brackets, this Mean Green unit is a direct bolt-in.  Get details

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Old Air Products specializes in custom AC systems and factory AC & heater system replacement parts for Antique, Classic, Vintage & Custom Vehicles. We manufacture the HURRICANE® AC Heat & Defrost system for Hot Rods, Street Rods & Custom vehicles. We carry complete kits and all of the parts and fittings you may need.. Let us help you create an AC & heater system for your car.

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RON FRANCIS WIRING is a distributor for Lambert Enterprises which manufactures High Intensity LED Automotive Lighting Systems for Street Rods, Custom Cars and Trucks. We have taillight conversion units to fit in your housings. Our LED conversion cards have both brake / turn and tail (running) light functions.   Get more details here.

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Speedway Motors  Customer Top Pick  Moroso Tall Aluminum Valve Covers with Breathers  Covers have 1-3/8" shielded breathers on one side only. Extra tall to clear rocker arm stud girdles. From the gasket mounting surface to the bottom of the breather tubes (inside), they measure 3.520" deep. S/B Chevy

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Wabbit's Dashes & Accessories, Inc. has been manufacturing the very finest hand-crafted custom wood dashes for over 25 years. Our family started out, as many small businesses do, on a shoestring budget in a small 16' x 20' building. Today, we are located in a 24,000 square foot manufacturing plant and have invested heavily in state of the art equipment such as CAD scanners, CAD routers, laser cutting equipment and a robotics spraying system. This insures our customer of extremely high quality products at an affordable price.  Look at our work 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.4 is proud to announce that we are 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.

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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

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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

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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 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    


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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.


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


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]

STOLEN CAR Stolen from Pittsburg, CA  the night of December 19, 2010; -1911 EMF (Evert-Metzger-Flanders) restored horseless carriage automobile.  Red touring body with black fender.  The trailer was recovered on Dec.  31 but the car is still missing.

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SAN Compiles State Laws and Regulations Impacting Specialty Vehicles On behalf of hobbyists nationwide, the SEMA Action Network has released a compilation of state laws and regulations governing specialty motor vehicles.The compilation is a one-stop shop for state resources listing each state’s specialty vehicle definitions, registration and titling provisions, inspection criteria and other requirements and exemptions. Details here

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The MSD 6AL Ignition Control set the standards that other ignitions strive to reach. In fact, you’ll find ignitions from other companies that carry the 6AL name (and in some cases, the same part number). For 2011, the bar has been raised even higher as we introduce the all new Digital 6AL Ignition Control. Complete details here

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We don’t know anything about this video....  someone sent it to us and the origin is unknown....  BUT  we know that it will look very FAMILIAR to many of you .... of course Jack would have NEVER done this back in Maine on those snowy days....  HA !   Take a look at this very funny cool our Blast to the Past

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Southern Performance Systems, founded in 1974, can provide you with Bragging Rights under you Hood with our years of Experience and Knowledge. We specialize in LS Series Fuel-Injected Engines that provide great Performance and still get great Gas Mileage.   Look at this example of our SHOW QUALITY engines.... Like this Burnt Orange LS7

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A Visit to Matt's Garage  Orange, CA  Jan 1  ,2011
Matt Tachdjian has always been a "car guy".  In the '50's his father Mike Tachdjian had what we used to call, a "junk yard" in Pasadena, CA.  Pictures from those early years are framed  and in the lobby of his garage.  Roger Rohrdanz visited Matt’s Garage and wants to share it with all of you here...

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Celebrity Appearances at the Kragen O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show   Bryan Fuller is a custom car and bike builder. He created Fuller Hot Rods in 2002 and was hired by Chip Foose to help him build some of Chip's show winning creations  Bryan joins  Courtney Hansen, and Lee Reherman in Celebrity appearances at the GNRS and Sacramento shows.   Details here

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Rodders Row  Russ Grieve Here’s a picture of my 32 Roadster, its got ASC rails, I beam on stainless hairpins, 8” rear, 4 bar and panhard rod, stainless column based on VW Microbus innards, Tuck-n-Roll, folding mohair quick top with glass rear window, rover aluminum 215ci V8 with Edelbrock inlet and 500 carb, 5 speed manual trans...  More here

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Krist Kustoms was established by Shawn Krist in 1998. Shawn's wife Jenna started working full time at Krist Kustoms in 2004. Believe it or not, paperwork isn't her forte, she builds and upholsters many of the complex panels you see in our interiors. Shortly after that, Chris Latham ditched his desk job for a full time gig at Krist Kustoms. For over 10 years, we have been designing and fabricating high quality, award winning hot rod interiors.   Check it out here.

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Tom Fritz proudly announces the premier of five original oil paintings during his return to both the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California this January. In addition, this will be the first time his newest Harley-Davidson authorized original, "Percussion Discussion" will be shown to the public.   Take a look at these wonderful paintings

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. There are companies that can provide you with parts, but only Steele Rubber Products provides the  combination of Parts, Service and Knowledge you expect from an industry leader.   See their newest parts here

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Zipper Motors  ’27 Lakes Modified body features a firewall and floor molded as one piece with the body. The doors have been suicided and redesigned with a complete inner panel, hidden hinges and "Bear Claw" latches. In addition, the reveal has been removed for a smoother look..  See more 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..

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.

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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

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Super Fine Shine, inc. The leaders, in handling Custom Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central & Southern Ohio since 1990. Are you looking for "Show Quality" plating at an affordable price? Look no further. We always offer a few different pricing options on everything. We handle stripping of plating, rust, and paint. We ship UPS, all over the country, Learn more


Hot Rod Memories  owned by Jay Ohrberg , in business for 23+ years  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 ... or Buy some for YOURSELF ! These DVD's are only $25. each which INCLUDES Shipping. Look Here or give Jay a call at  760-809-0902

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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.

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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.

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Our Roving Reporters are an AMAZING bunch .... and Great Friends !   In 2010 we have had  1416  Shows submitted here to !   A BIG THANKS to so many who send in shows and give their fellow rodders  a look at all that is going on in our community throughout the year.

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Welcome to Shelly Vanpelt... our newest Roving Reporter from the Cincinnati area is  a fellow car enthusiast and avid photographer. Shelly  is also involved in Vanpelt Sales (, a flathead ford supply business.

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Shelly got some great shots at the Cavalcade of Customs in Cincy last week.

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In sunny Florida, Jay Bernard was cruising

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Here’s Fuzzy and friend George Barris at an Alabama show

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Robert Lyman moved from NY  to NC and will be covering the great shows there for us now.

 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.  .

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

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feat 69 camaro  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for TWELVE +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.    

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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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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