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Oct 27, 2011

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11 is headed to Vegas Baby !
It’s the SEMA show beginning Nov 1 next week.  This is the largest automotive trade show on the planet, and will be exhibiting in Hot Rod Alley, Booth 22682.  Be sure to stop by and see us if  you’re there ... and pick up one of our cool Blueprint calendars.   Many of our advertisers will be there as well, showing off their newest products... Check out the list of vendors here.

As  Tech Editor,  and Hot Rod M.D.,  Jim Clark continue to finish up his  32 Ford Roadster project, he has sent us another article on installing a trunk latch.    Check out this step by step process along with many great tips that will help you with this process. .

Read the Trunk Latch Article Here

For More Body & Paint Articles Look Here

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2012 welcoming a wide range of hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classic cars to the country’s premier

event venues. California, Arizona and Texas will host multiple events while the biggie – the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio July 6-8.   Click here to download the complete 2012 Event Schedule.

The SOLD’S  are POURING in like CRAZY this week.....

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And we can Sell YOUR Car too....

Did you know that you can 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

Big Als Carponents THROTTLE ASSEMBLY is spring loaded, fully adjustable, compatible with most throttle cables and features our unique slotted arm.  Works on anything with a flat firewall.  Mounted by two screws on the mounting block, which attaches to the firewall,   Take a closer look here

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 Featured Product from Cool Craft .. Custom Fan Shrouds ...  just supply us with your dimensions,  and we’ll do the rest.  Custom  shrouds are available with Spal fans or you can use your existing fan.  Take a look at all of the possible configurations 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


  This kit is compatible with 63-69 Falcon/Comet (60-62 as well with 63-65 control arm replacement), 62-69 Fairlane, 65-73 Mustang, 67-73 Cougar, Maverick/Comet, Granada/Monarch, and some Torino.
The kit includes everything needed to swap out your front drum brakes for OE type front disc brakes originally available on 68-73 Mustang. For more details look here

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  Eddie Motorsports New Tri Five Billet Hood Hinges.  Our billet hood hinges are CNC machined to perfection. They are made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum and utilize sealed bearings for smooth and long lasting operation. Our hinges come complete with stainless steel gas struts and mounting hardware   Take a closer look here

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Ron Francis Wiring  WR-85 RETRO SERIES Chevy Powered Wiring Kit   The GM Powered RETRO SERIES harness is designed with 40+ years experience in the do-it-yourself wiring business. It is very similar in design to what Ron started with in 1974 but with a few twists and turns to bring it up to today’s capabilities! It is a 12 circuit model that is nearly completely pre-wired. A ‘drop in’ harness for that cost conscious enthusiast who does not intend to upgrade any components other than the running gear and steering column.  Check it out here

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Featured Product  from  Hurst Shifters    The Original Quarter Stick Designed for 2 and 3-speed automatic transmissions in both forward and reverse valve body shift patterns
Detent activation is controlled by a chrome-plated trigger contoured to fit comfortably into the driver’s hand.  Take a closer look here

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  March Performance   Brackets and Pulley systems for LS Engines Just the thing for mounting accessory components on the popular LS motors when used in Hot Rod and Street Rod applications. Precision CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum for strength and perfect fit and Hardcoated on high wear areas for durability. A OEM style tensioner ensures perfect belt tension and a canister style power steering pump provides compact hydraulic pressure for power steering. Clear powder coated for maintenance free operation, available in black powder coating as well.  Look here

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Nu Relics manufacturers over 300 Make / Model Specific Power Window Kits.. - bolt into original mounting holes   Works with the curved glass of the 1960s and 1970s models   Numerous models available to remove the vent window   Uses Stock Channels
New Delco OEM Motors - made in USA   Learn more


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Purdee    “X” Pipes and complete Install Kits   Increased Power and Torque, Equalized Back Pressure Pulses,  Reduced Interior Resonance...  Easy Installation.  Take a look at all of the options  here

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R Jays Speed Shop has hundreds of product lines... from Pete & Jakes Chassis to all of the small parts you need to finish your project...   it’s a virtual  One Stop Shop for all your rodding needs.  Check out the deals on the Chassis then look around at the rest of their line.

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Scott's Camaro Clips - Sway bars are now standard & included.  For all of you Camaro fans out there here is the one and only clip you’ll ever need or want. This clip comes complete and easy to install just like the Tri-5 and Nova Clips. There is nothing as easy as this clip. It comes with your choice of optional equipment or bone stock.   Get complete info here

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Superior Glass Works  is pleased to announce some exciting news regarding the Limited Edition Superior 54 Sport Wagon, their modern tribute to the legendary Motorama Corvette Nomad show car.  A completed Superior 54 Sport Wagon will be on display at SEMA Booth # 33206.  For complete details look here.

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Unisteer Unisteer Performance Products  is proud to offer a number of options for racers for many makes/models of cars.  Shown are just a sampling of what’s available

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Wheels Vintique . has  reproduced the 1966 GT-350 Mustang Hertz Magnum-500. Take off the standard mag-500 wheels that you have been driving on and replace them with the correct wheels with out having to hunt the junkyards or auto swaps. They are offered with the correct original outer and center cap in a 146 with a 3.75″ rear spacing.  Check it out here

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 Zigs Street Rods ..Our shock kits enable the installation of tube shocks on 28-48 Fords. The 28-34 kits include stamped and folded upper brackets (weld-on or bolt-on), lower shock mounts, shocks (14-1/2" open, 9-1/2" closed), hardware and instructions. 28-34 shock kits available with chrome shocks.  Take a look here

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The days of hunting through a junk yard are over. No need to drag home a donor housing only to find out that for various reasons it won’t work for what you are building, or worse, that it may cost almost as much to clean up and modify as one of Dutchman’s custom built to order brand new housings. Save yourself the headache and trouble, order a Dutchman Housing today. We have several different styles to choose from, both for looks and function.  Get the details here

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  Classic Instruments is excited to announce the floatless fuel sender!!!  Most aftermarket fuel senders use a rotating float arm and resistance cards to measure the amount of fuel in a tank which can lead to erratic pointer movements. This Floatless Fuel Sender utilizes an internal pressure transducer to measure the amount of fuel in a tank.   Read all about it here

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If you are looking to improve the performance of your vehicle, look no further. This package will offer you the performance and dependability you are looking for! This engine is ideal for streetrods, Corvettes, Camaros and other performance vehicles. Priced very reasonably, this engine includes the block, Vortec-style heads, oil pump and tim timing cover. Check out the Jasper Engines solutions here

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Holley Performance  Need to feed some serious horsepower? Have a nitrous or forced induction powerplant that also sees street duty? Holley's new Dominator™ in–line fuel pumps are the answer! The patent pending twin pump design allows you to use one pump for cruising and both pumps when you activate the nitrous switch or start building boost!   Learn more here

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The NEW Hooker Darkside black ceramic coated Headers offer the nostalgic, aggressive look of black with a more refined texture and appearance than is possible from any painted finish. The satin sheen provided by this coating is truly striking and sure to please.   Check it out here.

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Racing Power Company
Chrome & Aluminum Engine Dress-Up Accessories For The Automotive Aftermarket Industry. Aluminum Hood Scoop   Hilborn-Style with inlet screen and bezel (20" long x 5" tall) Adjustable centerline on dual quad (7 3/4" to 9 1/4") Fits carburetors with 5 1/8" neck.  Look at the entire product line.

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

Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has THREE BIG  Shows coming up in November.    The ever popular Pleasanton and Scottsdale and a 2nd Yearly event at DEL MAR ... WOW .. what a line up ..  Check it all out at the Good Guys Site.

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The National Street Rod Association has completed it’s  2011 season but have a lot planned for 2012.  You can see the new schedule at their website and learn about all of the benefits of joining NSRA.
Take a look here

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  The East Coast Indoor Nats is already gearing up for this years show in December. Over 300 cars are expected for an event full of fun for the family. This is the time to get in on the ground floor for planning to show your car, or to participate as a vendor or sponsor... One of the most popular events in the East Coast lineup... this is always a WINNER... Check it out here


It’s time to start thinking about  2012 and the BIG Indoor shows that are coming up ...  Grand National Roadster Show is already in full swing with lots of fantastic features planned.  This year’s theme is  “Back to the Future”  How cool is that ?     You can make your plans now to be a part of this great show...  We can’t wait to get there.    Check it out and register now !


There is SO MUCH planned for Sacramento Autorama in 2012,  One big NEW feature will be the Club Building with over 200 club members participating... Suede Palace,  Pinstripers... and of course the Koolest Kustoms on the planet...    Check it out and register now


It’s the 80th Birthday for the 32 Ford and the Petersen Museum is celebrating BIG TIME ...  Deuce Week will be devoted to the celebration and is proud to be sponsoring the event.   Every day brings a different event...  Rod Shop Tours,  Concerts,  Hot Rod Roundtable... and SO MUCH MORE...  Register NOW


Join us February 18th and 19th at the 34th annual Motorama Events, the nations largest all indoor live action motorsports festival filling 1 million sq feet of exhibition space with everything motorsports.  Exhibit your car in the Rod and Custom Car show featuring more that 150 various awards and $15,000 in cash and prizes.  If thats not enough to entice you, enjoy live arenacross, go kart and quarter midget racing explore the Speed  Show featuring more than 400 dirt, drag and off road custom vehicles“ or take a drive on the Remote control race tracks. Get the details here

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Don’t    forget,  we have  a HUGE Calendar of Events at  and If you have a show or event coming up in 2012... please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE ! Email details to [email protected]   We’re also happy to provide your event with goodie bags and giveaways for your raffles / drawings.  Contact  [email protected] for goodie bag info.

Thinking about a new ride for next season ?   Fastlane Speed & Rod Shop says  “Why buy used when you can get NEW Cheaper”?  You can have a car built to YOUR Specs faster and for less $$$ than you may think.  Give Fastlane a call today and see what they can do for you.   Look Here

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Classic Rods & More   has a HUGE selection of products to choose from ... many different manufactures, like these Rocky Hinge Brackets... You can count on finding the latest products at great prices at Classic Rods & More...  AND  They offer 24 Hour SHIPPING ...  Check it out here.

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Enclosed Vehicle Transport has been with us here at for many years and we still hear from our readers about what a great job Kevin and his crew do for them.  We’re happy to recommend them to any of you who need a transport company ... learn more

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LoJack® for Classics  SPECIAL PRICING..
Buy Online or Call 1-800-838-1177 x3873 Use Promo Code: CCA1HH295 and pay only $295! That’s $400 OFF the MSRP! Limited time offer.
LoJack® for Classics is the only stolen vehicle recovery system used by police and the only one that recovers your vehicle in 24 hours—or your money back. We have a greater than 90% success rate on cars and trucks, using Radio Frequency technology that tracks your vehicle where GPS can’t.
The innovative self-powered system won’t interfere with your vehicle’s battery or wiring. And our covert and noninvasive installation is carefully done by a certified technician.
LoJack for Classics is also available with Early Warning, which alerts you by phone, e-mail and text if your vehicle moves.   Look  here for more info


Check out the new “Advanced Warning” system now available with Lojack for Classics.
It lets you know when your garaged or stored car has been moved...
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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..

HEMI HEMI HEMI ... If you’ve got one, you know how hard it is to find a good source for your parts ... Well search no more... Hot Heads has everything you need for your Hemi ... and they’re great folks who can help you decide exactly what you need... Whether it’s a Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, De Soto ... if it’s a HEMI - We’re the people to contact... Take a look

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Performance Suspension Techonolgy has been the #1 name in musclecar suspension since 1984. We offer a complete line of Front End Rebuild Kits that save time and money by providing a complete, all-in-one package. Our Original Performance Front End Kits restore your musclecar’s front end to factory standards, and our world-famous POLYGRAPHITE® Front End Kits offer a stiffer, near-zero deflection bushing to significantly improve your handling.  Check out our entire line here


Ricks Tanks is the countrys premier manufacturer of hand crafted stainless steel tanks. Whether your project requires basic features, or technical chambering with staged multiple pumps you can rest assure your product will be hand made with the highest of standards and concourse quality. We have an extensive product line of production fuel tanks specializing in but not limited to mid 50s through early 70s muscle cars, and trucks.


Get 10% OFF until Oct. 31. from Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC) leads the aftermarket industry in offering performance disc brake conversion and upgrade kits for a variety of vehicles. Classic Muscle Cars, Trucks,compact, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 Ton applications, SUV's, Jeeps, Late Model Performance Vehicles, Street Rods & Customs, Sport Compacts,


Double R Trailers invites you to build your custom trailer with us. Our design team will help you build the trailer of your dreams while staying within your budget. Double R Trailers is where dreams become reality! We build all types of enclosed trailers. All of our trailers are steel frame and aluminum smooth skin. Truly this is the best of both worlds. You cannot beat the integrity that only steel offers with the aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance and low weight of aluminum smooth skin.


Carol and I founded "Butch's Rod Shop" in 1975 and built it into one of the largest HotRod and Custom Car parts stores in the nation. We were the first to introduce a complete line of chassis and suspension parts for 28/48 Mopar, most GM & Fat Ford Rods, along with a super selection of similar products, plus accessories for the true 50's Customs. Due to an ongoing health problem,  we were forced to sell the business in March of 1999. Well, a few years later I got the old back fixed and am feeling much better! After years of just hanging around at shows we decided to go back into the business and in 2010 we re-opened as Butch’s Cool Stuff!


Vintage Glass manufactures domestic windshields, side and back glass for all your pre-1980 street rod, custom/classic, muscle car and truck needs. By providing the highest quality products in a timely manner we are able to enjoy one of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the industry. If you're in the market for glass for your pre-1980 domestic street rod, custom or classic, muscle car or truck - please check us out.


A Big THANK YOU to so many of our readers who are sending in pictures.. If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them... let us know   Email   [email protected]  


As expected,  this past weekends  California Hot Rod Reunion was AWESOME ...   Steve Gibbs and Dave McClelland had a great time ... as did the thousands of people who attended..  Check out the CHRR Wrap Up here

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This is just a FRACTION of the shows that came in this week
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.  .

Oct. 26, 2011 Martin Chevrolet Open House October 22 2011 in Saginaw MI. Pictures By: Bernie Perreault (1 Page)

Oct. 26, 2011
Wild Wheels Weekend, October 22 - 23, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA. Pictures By: Bing Gatewood (1 Page)

Oct. 26, 2011
9th. Annual Virginia Fall Classic, October 21 - 23, 2011 in Newport News, VA. Pictures By: Debra Cheek (4 Pages)

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9th Annual Virginia Fall Classic Trunk or Treat October 21 2011 in Newport News, VA. Pictures By: Debra Cheek (1 Page)

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8th Annual Jalopyrama October 22 2011 in Annapolis, MD. Pictures By: Jeff Berry (1 Page)

Oct. 26, 2011
Prince William Cruisers Car Show October 2011 in Occaquan, VA.Pictures By: Jeff Berry (1 Page)

Oct. 26, 2011
3rd Annual Gearhead Car Show October 22, 2011 in Buda, Texas. Pictures By: Richard "Too Low" Haas (1 Page)

Oct. 26, 2011
San Antonio Raceway Nostalgia Drags, October 22 2011 in Seguin, TX. Pictures By: Richard "Too Low" Haas (1 Page)

Oct. 25, 2011
Super Run 2011 in Henderson, Nevadaon Sept. 22-25, 2011. Pictures By Bruce Levine (2 Pages)

Oct. 25, 2011
Johnsville NAS Show October 2011 in Johnsville, PA. Pictures By: Dave Guttman (1 Page)

OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries, announced the lineup of guest judges for the 2011 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational. The judges include: Murray Pfaff, a hot rod and custom car designer; Larry Erickson, who has designed vehicles for brands including Cadillac and Mustang;  Get complete details here

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The showroom of Performance Plus Tire and Auto Superstore takes on a different appearance each Fall.  This is when the store is in full swing for their annual food drive to support local families for the Thanksgiving holiday. It all started 14 years ago when owner Hank Feldman’s son was in Scouts and they needed a project. Hank decided to have a food drive using the boys as the food sorters. That first year Performance Plus Tire fed 10 needy families from a local school.. Read More Here

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Follow along as the crew at RETRO POWER with Christopher Smith of Space City Airbrush work their magic on this 1933 Chevy.  “It’s all in the details” By Michael Riley   How many times have you walked through car show and saw a rod with custom graphics that stopped you in your tracks and you find yourself wondering how it was done?  Take a look

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Our Hi-Tech carbureted LS Engine
is quickly becoming the engine of choice for hot rods, vintage cars, trucks, and race cars.
Easy installations! Runs right out of the box guaranteed!!! Listen to this engine run LIVE !

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The Engine Factory has also been recently named as the Engine Supplier for the Television Show  “Car Warrior”  so watch for more on their entire line on the show.

We are setting records for the number of cars listed here and SOLD .....    Check out the new listings every day and if you have a car to sell.....   We can help you

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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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Just Two of our recent Car Guy Homes...  Check them all out now... and if you have a home or commercial property that is looking for a  Car Guy Owner... we can show it off for you.

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.    f you have a commercial automotive property for sale or lease, we have a huge audience for you and it’s only $150. for six  months to run an ad.  

  We’ve  ALL Got Parts.... and we all NEED Parts...  that’s why you should be checking  out the Parts Section of our Classifieds ... AND .. those parts you’ve been tripping over all winter...  the ones that you keep moving out of the way when you’re working in the garage ???   Yes... THOSE ONES....  You can sell them right here. The Ads are FREE ....  and there’s probably someone a few miles away who needs those parts... but they don’t know your HAVE THEM....  Unless you advertise them here.

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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.


We also want to remind you about our  EMPLOYMENT Ads .... If you have a job opening in the auto industry this is a great place to advertise it ...  we have many talented people in our readership who may be looking for a job.Check it out here


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Don’t Forget....  has  TWENTY THREE different section with New Articles Added Every DAY....  Check out the categories below to find some great stories and pictures.

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 Almost all of what we have at Hotrodhotline is sent in by our Readers... so if you  have show pictures,  a story,  something interesting to share... we’d LOVE to post it for you... Just send to  [email protected]


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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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