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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 6,  2010

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  Very Sad News today.... we have just heard that Rodding Legend Barry Lobeck has passed away after a long battle with cancer.    Our condolences go out to Ginny and all of Barrys family.  He will be missed by all of us in the rodding community.  We’ll post any information we receive about services as soon as we hear.  For more info look here.   


Hotrodhotline always starts off the New Year with a morning trip to  “T” Willys   New Years Day get together in Boise,  This year it was a chilly 8 degrees but that didn’t stop the rodders in Boise from turning out.  It was a great way to start off the New Year with friends.   Take a look at our newest Roving Reporter’s  efforts at the show.

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 ! 

It looks like it was  Sell a  “TRUCK”  Week on Hotrodhotline

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sold chevy pu1 sold el camino
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sold f150 sold international

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

Dynamat says The perfect sound Damping solution just got easier with Dynamat Custom Cut. Give your floor the solid car feel and effectively block road noise. Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut to cover the toe board area (pedal area) to the front of the rear riser on Bel air Sedan, Convertible and Wagon 2 and 4 Door models. Will also fit 150 and 210 2-Door models.  

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Steves Auto Restorations Weekly Specials   1933/34 Gas Tank Cover $395.00 Stock reproduction features correct width bead. Includes bumper bracket "humps" & bumper bracket holes. Gas filler hole & side mount holes are lazer etched, you cut. Produced with SAR’s Real Steel 1934 3-Window Coupe Project! Stamped from heavy gauge electroplated steel. Will fit all 1933/34 Ford passenger cars. More here

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UNI-FIT Flange Hedder Reducers Hedman's Uni-fit flange hedder reducers can be bolted to virtually any hedder. Choose between the traditional gasket design, or the newer ball & socket style. Manufactured from mild steel.These reducers do not have built-in O2 sensor bungs. If you require O2 bungs, we recommend the use of Hedman's O2 Sensor reducers. Info on Hedman Hedders  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


AirBagit FBSS Airride Bagged Suspension Kit
You start with our Basic Kit, which is not so basic at all. This is everything you need, but not maybe everything you want. So we offer an array of option UPGRADES to build your kit any way you want.  Take a closer look here.


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Alan Grove  mounting brackets are crafted from steel plate and represent our commitment to quality. All welding is T.I.G and all edges are smoothly finished. Our brackets are guaranteed to fit and include all the necessary bolts, nuts, spacers, hardware, belt-length recommendations and "easy to follow" illustrated instructions for simple installation.  Details here

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Clayton Machine Works (CMW) adds to their product line with these new “Pro-Touring” door handles and window cranks. Designed to fit 1949-up GM and Ford splines, these new handles are a perfect addition to your muscle car or hot-rod. Machined from billet aluminum, powder-coated, then re-machined to create dynamic high-lights, the look and detail is second to none. .Take a closer look here

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Compu Tronix MIGHTY MODULE II™ WITH D-W-E-L-L CONTROL.  is the highest performance points replacement module in the industry, bar none!  THREE times the energy of conventional modules with 100% output over the entire operating RPM range when used with the COMPU-TRONIX RX-2 SUPER HIGH ENERGY COIL. . Get the details here

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Dolphin Instruments offers a full line of Metric Gauges in both 5 and 6 gauge sets.Our line of great looking, high quality gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish curved glass lenses and polished stainless or gold bezels. The electronic sets include a fully programmable electronic speedometer for easy calibration with any tire size/axle ratio. Get more info here

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One of the biggest safety issues with our older cars is inadequate headlights. The lights and lenses were designed when 35 or 40 mph was fast. Now we are always overdriving the stock lighting. Even if you have upgraded to Halogen bulbs, the lights are still not up to modern standards because the light must pass through the cloudy stock lenses with inefficient optic design. Now Juliano’s has designed .... read more here

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One thing we were being asked at car shows and on our tech line was to produce a kit with everything in one box. The kit provides the finishing touches on any harness installation. Plus, PowerBraid will protect the harness from abrasion and wear. Laterally split design closes around wire bundle without the need for additional taping or zip ties.   NEW From Painless Performance

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SPAL USA, a leading manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket electric cooling fans since 1959, introduces a 16" Fan Gasket for hot rodders and enthusiasts who want to mount their fans directly to the radiator core without a shroud. The specially designed rubber Fan Gasket  provides an additional 1/4-inch clearance from the cooler core. More here

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Gen IV™ is Vintage Air's most powerful and intelligent climate control system. Gen IV systems utilize our exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control servomotor drives to eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and instant temperature adjustments.  More here

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Welder Series Boxing plates are designed to box from ahead of the front crossmember to behind the rear crossmember. The plates are divided into front and rear sections to make it easier (and cheaper) to ship and easier to handle. 10 gauge (slightly thicker than 1/8" - the same thickness as the frame rails) steel. Front and rear boxing plates are also available individually.  More info 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....
 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]

STOLEN CAR ALERT ....Southern California.. We had two reports of stolen cars in So. California over the New Years weekend... this  60 Chev was taken in Granada Hills, CA ... the other car, a 34 Ford was taken and luckily it was recovered in a Body Shop where arrests were made.  For more details and contact information look here.

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We have a Video demo of  Surf City Garage Metal Polish in action....   if a picture is worth a thousand words....  a Video is worth a Million. Take a look at how slick this Metal Polish is.
Take a look here.

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EUROPE’S FIRST DRAGSTER IS 50 YEARS OLD   First showing of restored car with re-created engine is at Autosport International 2011 marks its 50th birthday and the show is the start of a year of celebrations. The car is Europe’s first dragster and is owned by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.   More here

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The Green Hornet, Dennis McCarthy, and the K&N Filters Connection   At the top of Los Angeles-based mechanical engineer Dennis McCarthy's resume it lists his profession as "Transportation Department/Stunts." If at all feasible, McCarthy's description of what he does for a living may even be more cryptically understated. Imagine staring down these twin Gatling type hood guns at this 1965 Chrysler Imperial in your rearview mirror. Read More 

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The Genuine Boyds  all New 2011 Builder’s Guide is Here Genuine Boyds founded its roots in a family tradition of hot rodding.  This makes us directly involved with our product allowing us to focus our twenty-five plus years of custom wheel experience into hand crafting the finest forged wheels available
Take a look at the latest builders guide here.

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Custom Colors for Wheels using BASF  is just one of several really interesting features on the BASF Carizzma Colors blog page this week.  Check out so many really cool colors and designs featuring  BASF paint. Take a look here...

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Tickets are now available for the 9th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, held June 16-18, 2011 (Thursday – Saturday) at the historic Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The 2011 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series kicks off at the National Hot Rod Reunion.   For details look here

One of the very cool things American Collectors Insurance does is to  “showcase”  some of the cars of their policyholders.  This week the  Cool Ride  of the Week is this very nice 70 Corvette 454.  WOW... What a great car. Learn more about the weekly contest at American Collectors Insurance and  about the fantastic coverage offered for you car and your collectibles.

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Image Street Rods is your West Coast solution for all your custom fabrication and specialty street rod needs!  This 40 Ford is our latest project.. Check out the new pictures of Eric Rhea's 1940 Ford in the projects page. We put in a brand new floor and wheel tubs.   Look here

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American Muscle Cars, Inc. is a full-on automotive manufacturing company, with comprehensive fabrication facilities, body and paint services, AND is now manufacturing complete 1967-1969 Camaro coupe and convertible replacement bodies available to the public as a new canvas to build their dream cars, or available as completely customized turn-key cars.  Check out their latest, this 69 Chevelle...   Look here.

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RADIR WHEELS Custom Hot Rod Shop  Specializing in  STRAIGHT AXLE CARS.  Now the people you know so well for those great Radir Wheels are building Hot Rods .....    Take a look at some of the very cool cars coming out of the Radir Shop   here.

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Nothing says it better than the words of a satisfied customer.... and Restore A Tag has plenty of  good words....Beautiful Restoration, Absolutely Incredible, Your art work is untouchable. Thanks for the fast turn around and the careful packaging. Everyone stops me and asks about my 1933 Maryland plates. Thanks Again.        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..

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


The BopTop by Sid Chavers is a lightweight Convertible Top available for the 1928-29 and 1932 Ford Roadsters that can be removed, broken down, and stored in the trunk of the car while using very little space.  Get details here


 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 Gifts for Christmas or Birthdays ... 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.


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.


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.


Garage-Toys ....   The name says it all..  everything you could possibly use in your garage... from Lifts made in the USA, to  really cool Pitstop Furniture ,  to cabinets, tool boxes and so much more...  Plus check out the special Holiday Offers...  We know you’ll find something here that you just can’t live without....


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.


A BIG Thank you to all of our great Roving Reporters... they did a fantastic job and we know that their coverage is enjoyed by all of you.  This is our tribute to them and our way of  letting all of you know who’s behind the pictures you see here.

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Ed Daly sent in pics from Good Guys Scottsdale show.

Lindee Wood got some great shots at a cruise in Bremerton, WA

Jerry Hatto covered the Mooneyes show AND the John Force Show

 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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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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