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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 20,  2010

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Floods in Queensland, Australia affect many of our rodding friends.   We have heard from Bruce & Janelle Morris in QLD, and our friend Dale Peucker in Victoria that many rodders were hit hard with the recent 200 year floods in Australia.  We have many friends and readers in Australia and would like to reach out to them during this horrible event.  The Aussies are a strong people

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and they will get through fine but there are some hard times still coming as they work to rebuild and get their lives back together.  Many car clubs are hosting benefit shows and could use donations to be used as prizes,  auction items, etc.  The Aussie Rodders LOVE American stuff and sending items for them to use would be a nice show of support for our friends.  Hotrodhotline is sending a couple of boxes of Shirts and a batch of Calendars ... if you can donate something.. large or small please email  [email protected] or call us 877-700-2468 and we’ll put you in touch with  our contacts in Australia.

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Fabulous New Car Guy Properties in Texas. We are so happy to have a fantastic team of   “Hot Rod” Realtors joining us from Texas.  Keller Williams, “Speaker Team” with  Hot Rodder Derenda Shewbert has just listed 5 fantastic homes here.  Check them all out in our Real Estate Classifieds Section and be sure to call Derenda if you  need a Real Estate Professional in Texas.  Everyone is raving about how Texas is doing well in this economy because they are “business friendly”...  maybe it’s time to move ....

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

AirBagit  has a huge variety of compressors and air ride systems including their popular  FSS system.  Take a look at all of your options and if you need tech assistance or help determining your needs just call the great guys at   Check it out here.


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DynaMat’s new DynaPad is a four-layer composite barrier that provides excellent acoustic attenuation and thermal insulation. This heavier material utilizes "Dissimilar Layer Insulating" technology that solves two of the most difficult automotive problems - exhaust system heat and low frequency noise. DynaPad is used primarily on the floor.   Get details 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


There are many aftermarket Corvette Leaf Springs availalble, but only EATON Detroit Spring offers springs that are nearly 100% correct. We only use SAE5160 High Alloy Spring Steel in the manufacturing of all our Corvette Leaf Springs. for details look here

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ECI Hot Rod Brakes Disc Brake Conversion Kits Chrysler Products  Our new Chrysler product disc brake conversions are designed to bolt on to your stock factory Chrysler drum brake spindles with no machine work required. The steering arms, ball joints and suspension components are retained. These conversions use our aluminum hubs and dust covers, 11 inch diameter rotors and big piston GM calipers.  Details here

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Dolphin Instruments   has Wiper Kits Now Available
Includes motor,wiring,switch,wiper transmissions which fits common sized wiper arms,and aluminum tubing for housing the drive cable. Price is 145.00 GET YOURS NOW ! ! !   See here

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Flaming River is  excited to introduce the next generation of our Keyless Ignition System technology! This 3rd Generation Keyless Ignition System incorporates a fob docking station for more reliable starting and additional security. The new system also incorporates a keyless vehicle entry system complete with door lock actuators.  Learn more here

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Hedman Standard-Duty Uncoated Hedders are manufactured using 18 gauge, mandrel bent primary tubes (some models built using thicker 16 or 14 gauge tubing), and 1/4 flanges (some models use 3/8" flanges). The factory black paint applied to uncoated hedders is not hi-temp, and is for pre-installation protection only. Get Details here

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 "KOULtools™ are simple to use and will save time and fingers from the frayed ends of a braided hose .After choosing the correct "KOULtool™" for your fittings socket size, simply place the socket and adaptor into the "KOULtools™" and clamp it into a vise.Lube the funnel entrance and twist the hose into the socket. Check to see if the hose is in position. You are done in seconds!  Watch our video demo here

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Has a stereo install, off-road lights, a set of electric cooling fans, or maybe all three, exceeded your alternators capabilities? In most cases, your factory wiring or even a Painless Performance chassis harness has only been set up for a factory alternator (100 amps or less). Connecting your new high amperage alternator.   More info here

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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.

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In addition to full builds and custom fabrication Steves Auto Restorations  (SAR) is the only manufacturer of an all steel ‘33/’34 Roadster body. The panels are die stamped and then assembled by hand here in the shop to ensure quality control.  See our 33/34 parts here

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Spirit Industries offers a wide array of fiberglass bodies, chassis, and fiberglass parts and pieces. We have been in business since 1994. We offer 23T's, 27T's, C-Cabs, '28-29 and '30'31 Model A Coupe and Sedan, Sedan Delivery, and '32 3-Window Coupes. We offer every variation from bare frames to complete rolling chassis.   See what we have for you here

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Trick Truck makes  One off custom made metal signs 18" X 24" You will not see your same sign in your buddy's garage These signs are louvered, custom painted, hand striped and lettered. Can be personalized with your favorite saying, etc  Check out the possible options here.

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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 such as, Tom, The Mongoose, McEwen, Don, The Snake,Prudhomme, T.V. Tommy Ivo

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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....
 Check it out here for a show near you.4 is proud to announce that we will be the Official Online Publication for the  2011 Grand National Roadster Show !  And We’re EXCITED ...  John Buck has just announced that the theme for the show will be  “Route 66”  which is PERFECT for this show..  2011 is looking FABULOUS...   Make your plans now.   Check it out.


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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

Hey....  what’s that under the hood of this roadster ??   Leave it to our friend Bill Neumann to come up with an  out of the box idea for powering his roadster...   This is a car Bill built a few years ago ....  Check it  out...  very cool  car.    Take a look here

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With interest in early drag racing on the rise,  the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) is coordinating an effort to display a collection of restored and  recreated cars never before seen together by the public.  What great fun this new addition to the GNRS will be.  Get all the details and see some of the cars that will be on display here.

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Speedy” Bill Smith Joins Nebraska Business Hall of Fame
  From the street to the racetrack, “Speedy” Bill Smith knows how to win. The Founder and President of Speedway Motors is adding another victory to his long list of awards and accomplishments by being inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame. With this honor, Smith joins an elite group of innovative entrepreneurs that includes nationally renowned business leaders such as Nebraska’s own Warren Buffet.  Read more about the upcoming ceremony and Bills work in the Nebraska business community.

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In 2011 the MSD 6A and 6AL will be 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.   Get the details here

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HushMat’s Tim McCarthy has been recognized as someone to watch by Their January 3, 2011 article, “The 2011 Young Turks of CE,” salutes the passionate individuals behind our industry’s brightest operations. Tim has spent countless hours building the HushMat brand while dedicating time and resources to the established car audio retail and distribution channel for sound deadening and sound absorption materials.  Read the story here.

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Automotive Designer Chip Foose and Musician David Steele just added as speakers at the Axes & Axles Workshop, Jan. 28.  The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California and WyoTech are proud to present the first Axes & Axles educational workshop on cars and guitars in conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit, Axes & Axles: The Art of Building Cars and Guitars, Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Fender Telecaster.  Get the details of this exhibit here.

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American Collectors Insurance wants to help you keep your car in tip top shape over the winter, so they’ve come up with a list of  “Winterizing Tips”  to insure that your car will be ready to go when Spring comes around.  Check out these really helpful tips here.

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Finish Line Interiors, Byron Robeck, Jr.  has been a leader in the automotive interiors field for over 30 years. Whether you are looking for a complete automotive interior, or to reupholster your existing seats, replace a convertible top, carpets, or stereo system, Finish Line Automotive Interiors faces each job with the same level of dedication and focus. We take pride in our workmanship and our reputation.  Visit our website and see the huge gallery of customer cars.

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods in Wagoner, OK provides many services .... You can have us build you a complete rod .... you can buy one of the rods we’ve already built here... or we can build you an Engine to go in the car you’ve just finished or want to “freshen up”...  Take a look at all we have to offer here...

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Know what makes this car ????   It’s the quality of the chrome that adds that  Finishing Touch to all the work that’s gone into your project.     The crew at Classic Components has extraordinary experience and skill  in getting the perfect finish and shine on your chrome parts.   Take a look at our process 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.


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


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 Gift idea ...... 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


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.


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.


Our Roving Reporters are an AMAZING bunch .... and Great Friends !   In 2010 we  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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John Stimac was on hand for the first day of Barrett Jackson

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Ray Schuler saw some awesome old bikes at the Las Vegas Vintage MC Auction

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Bill Junge went to  Buses at the Beach ....  very cool

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This cruise in S.C. was shot by Robert Lyman

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Harry Fitser went to a show in Holly Hill Mall in NC

Dale Davidzhar  took in the Autorama in Corpus Christi

 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.  .

CMP Mobile, a Mobile Marketing Solutions company has teamed up with Team Frantic Ford and will be running mobile campaigns to increase fan base and add value for the sponsors of their funny car teams. CMP Mobile will be rolling out SMS (Text) Campaigns and Quick Response (Bar Code) Campaigns called “Team Frantic Fan Scan” These campaigns will compliment each other and ultimately guide you to the Team Frantic Mobile Site.   Get the details here

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Wheel Straightening & Repair  Not only can Stockton Wheel remanufacture custom steel wheels for nearly any application on a built-by hand, one-by-one basis, but it can also build new steel wheels to your specs and straighten nearly any wheel that's been bent, tweaked, or crunched. And, the fact that it has been around since 1883 means that Stockton is a godsend for wheelers who need unusual, no-longer-made wheels with strange sizes, offsets, and bolt patterns.  Get the details here.

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To enjoy the open road in peace, you need the interior of your car to be your own personal sanctuary. And that’s where Dash Away comes in. Spray it anywhere, anytime to get super-fast cleaning with no greasy film residue and no sticky surfaces. It also smells great, better than after a professional detail. Use it on carpet, cloth, vinyl and smooth leather, See Video here.

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The Car Lock, most commonly referred to as a Wheel Immobilizer is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotic rides are extremely vulnerable to theft when left unattended. Watch this the video and see how you can secure your car in 20 seconds or less.   Look here

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Early on a lot of us knew the 700R4 as an overdrive TH-350’.  In terms of size and capacity they aren’t all that far apart, but the mysteries and agonies of the overdrive and lockup took some time to thrash through.  I can still recall when local transmission shops would either refuse to work on them at all or refuse to warranty them... Read this Tech article from Phoenix Transmission by Doc  Frohmader

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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!
Watch this video to see how Rust Bullet works...

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SPECIAL  FREE SHIPPING OFFER from Garage Toys  .No matter what you may want or need for your Garage or Shop.... you'll find it  here Offering a huge selection of products.. from Lifts, to Wall Clocks, to Tools, to Cabinets ... the variety is amazing ... with literally thousands of products. We know you can shop the web for everything in the world, so we try to offer "unique products" that are hard to find, yet are practical to all of us garage nuts.  Take a look

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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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feat 61 chev5  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

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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...
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