Hotrodhotline Newsletter  July 18, 2012
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Angie Johnson of Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, Alabama was named Goodguys 2012 Woman of the Year during a special ceremony at the Goodguys 15th annual PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. Johnson’s passion for vintage cars, hard work and 19-year long commitment to the hot rodding industry along with her prominent role as partner in Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop made her an easy choice for the prestigious honor.  Read more here

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We want to introduce our readers to a really great person and a fantastic Resource for business owners.  Angela Waye has been doing our graphic design work for all of our  print ads, brochures, business cards and all of our banner ads for many years now, and she has just launched a new website so we wanted to share her talents with those of you who might have a need for this kind of work.  We have been shouting praises of Angela for as long as we have known her and she has done work for many in our industry...  So if you need ARTWORK for anything... she’s your person.   We HIGHLY RECOMMEND her...  she is Talented,  Dependable, and her rates are very reasonable.   This is a winning combination in this field.  Take a look and save this name for the next time you need artwork of any kind.   You can only contact Angela through email ... no phone calls ... but we’ve been working with her this way for years and it works out fine ... it’s worth the small inconvenience for the great job that she does.

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Hot Rod M.D.  Tech Article   The original gauge package that I selected for my roadster in the 1970s consisted of manual gauges because I was using a magneto in my Buick Nailhead-powered roadster.  I chose them because magnetos and electrical gauges don’t play well together.  I also had an ammeter with a 50-amp maximum range that is no longer adequate for my new 65-amp alternator... read about the gauge swap here

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Cars are SELLLING  on !

sold 32 ford
sold 36 ford
sold 36 ply
sold 35 pickup
sold 38 chev
sold 40 sed del
sold plymouth fury
sold 48 chev2

And We Can Sell YOURS 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.

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Flaming River Touch Start Floor Shift Keyless Ignition SystemWe're 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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62-65 Nova - Black 6 Gauge - Auto Meter Carbon Fiber 6 Hole Black Panel with Carbon Fiber Gauges - Molded ABS Black gauge panel as shown will replace the original gauge housing. This panel comes with Auto Meter Carbon Fiber Gauges-3-3/8" Speedometer and 10,000 R.P.M Tach, 2-1/16" Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Fuel Level and Volt Gauges, turn signal and hi-beam indicators and easy to follow step by step instruction booklet.  Get the details

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Steve's Auto Restorations Custom Louvering Services Looking to add some flare to your Hot Rod or Street Rod? In addition to louvering deck lids, SAR can cover most of your custom louvering needs! Cost is $3.00 or $4.00 per louver with additional fees for some designs and custom layouts. All louvers are three inches in length. Check out the different styles available here

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Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC) leads the aftermarket industry in offering performance disc brake conversion and upgrade kits for a variety of vehicles. We have disc brakes to improve both your vehicle's braking performance and its appearance. Kits range from simple performance rotor and pad upgrade kits to complete performance disc brake kits with our USA Made multi-piston aluminum calipers... get the details here

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Get A FREE Surf City Garage T-Shirt when you buy any of these 3 Enthusiast Grade® Detailing Products at your local Walmart, Pep Boys or other Authorized Dealer!  Now when you purchase any of these three Surf City Garage products at your local Walmart, Pep Boys or authorized dealer, we'll send you a Surf City Garage T-Shirt ABSOLUTELY FREE!   Get the details here

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The same quality that you have come to expect from MSD products is now available in the NEW DynaForce Starter. Every starter is all-new and hand-built in the USA. For maximum performance and reliability, each unit is dyno tested and blue printed before it leaves the factory. The armature is balanced during assembly and guided by two ball bearings for smooth engagement during thousands of starts.  Learn more here

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Yogi's Inc. is your source for street rod, classic vehicle and custom truck accessories. We currently have over 12,000 products available on-line.   Our ONLINE SPECIALS are a big hit with our customers and we have some great pricing every month in many different categories of parts.   Check out the online specials and get all of your parts from one source at

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Painless Performance Products PAINLESS GAUGE CONTROLLER    This controller is the easy way to interface aftermarket gauges with the late model GM LS engines. The CAN (Control Area Network) buss found on today's newer vehicles has a large amount of information regarding the engine and transmission.  Learn more here

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Doing a classic car, classic truck, or hot rod restoration? Goodmark Industries has the sheet metal, trim, and auto parts you need to complete your project. Goodmark has strived to maintain high quality on all restoration parts whether your project is a Dodge Challenger, Plymouth Barracuda, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, Classic Pick-up, or other classic vehicle.   Learn about our huge line of parts here

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Koul Tools Instructional video of how to build a hose assembly using our tool    Read the testimonials from many industry leaders and then watch our video to see just how this slick tool works to help you with your braided hose assemblies... It’s really neat.! Take a look

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What do YOU Need?? Braided Stainless Hose Assemblies? Fasteners?? AN Fittings ? Air Tools? Socket or Wrench Sets? Our friends, The Baldi Family, at Top Line Industrial, can help you with so many of your parts and tool needs. Top Line has a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy on all of their products. Check out their website then give them a call, they’re great people who you’ll love doing business with ! Check it out here:

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it’s  SWELTERING in your shop or garage !    There’s only one way to fix that....  we hate to work when the temp is in the 90’s or even higher...  and we get so much more done if we’re working in comfort...  what we’re saying is  YOU DESERVE THIS ...  The perfect system to cool down your shop ... It’s   Quiet Aire ...Jack got one last year and it’s awesome.   Take a look

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Dramatically improve the cornering performance, traction and steering response of your car with PST’s new adjustable strut rods. Designed to positively locate the lower control arm, these strut rods improve responsiveness and drive control. The adjustable design feature 5/8 high articulation rod ends, CNC bent brackets, and lightweight TIG welded tubing. Finished in black powder coat these strut rods even look great standing still and your car to new levels. Get the details here

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Phoenix Transmissions TH 700R4 transmission is our  most popular performance transmission, we have been modifying and improving this trans since it was first introduced in the early 80’s. We offer several versions of this trans for applications up to 575 horsepower. This trans has a low first gear ratio of 3.06 to 1 and an overdrive ratio of .70 to 1 which translates into stump pulling low end and a 30% reduction in cruise rpm.. Learn more here

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Accelerated Racing Products™ has announced the release of its new TorqStorm™ line of billet centrifugal superchargers.  This new supercharger is designed to boost performance while also enhancing the look of any custom car, said the company.

 The supercharger’s unique housing and cover are precision-machined from 6061 aluminum and are available in natural, micro-polished or black anodized finishes. Get the details here

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Performance Plus Connection Weatherproof Battery Switch Safety Disconnect ShutOff   This switch is designed to provide a complete power shut down in case of an emergency. 2-post with solid brass terminals with 3/8" SAE threads and brass nuts included. Need a " diameter round hole in your bulkhead or rear panel for mounting. 2 position (Off or On) and position panel is included Learn more

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Spirit is proud to announce the 23 XL T.  This new 23 t bucket body has been extended 5” to fit the big guys. The body was lengthened in the cowl, door and the back so the body is still in proportion to the 23 t we have all come to know and love, the only difference is that it is an overall 5” longer.  As well as the new body we have engineered an extended chassis to fit so that when you buy a Spirit kit it all fits together without any modification.  Get the details

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Wise Guys Seats have some great frame and foam packages.  Choose the frame suited for your car and then design a foam package to suit your seating needs.  You can buy it ready to upholster to match your interior or you can have Wise Guys complete the seat to match.  Check out the options here.

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Air Conditioning vents are just one of the specialty accessories manufactured by Williams Street Rods.  This design was made for the Williams Street Rod bus and was seen at last years Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.  Take a closer look and check out all of the new products available at Williams Street Rods... they have some great products.

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Rust Bullet is a unique single component high solids industrial coating, unparalleled in the coatings industry.  Rust Bullet is an advanced coating, which provides far more than just rust protection.  Very different from traditional rust conversion or rust encapsulation products, Rust Bullet’s Patented Technologies are the most effective and efficient method available today, to prevent the corrosion of metals.... learn more here

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ProTec TRAILER SECURITY SYSTEM is designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Any movement of the trailer, or the opening of a door will trigger the alarm. This will cause the electrical brakes of the trailer to be applied making movement impossible in addition to exterior alarms alerting the public.  Get the details here

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The folks at Heinzman Street Rods are CAR PEOPLE...  so they know how to talk to YOU and help you select the best products for your project.  They can build you a rolling chassis,   a turnkey car ... or they can supply you with parts and good advice so you can do it yourself.  At Heinzman you’ll find a wide array of products including every kind of reproduction hood you might need. Check it out here

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Ricks Tanks is the country’s premier manufacturer of hand crafted stainless steel tanks. Since the early 21st century Rick’s has been providing fuel tanks and specialized fuel system components to the automotive aftermarket. 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.  Check out their line of carbureted tanks 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. Older cars don’t have electronic alarms and are not very secure. Check out the McGard Car Lock now

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Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has had a block buster schedule of events for 2012. With some location changes, and new shows... there are still lots of great events for the remainder of the year  with Good Guys.. Check out the 2012 Schedule Now


Somernites Cruise is gearing up for the July cruiseCorvette Summer Specialty Area in July!!! Attention Corvette owners! Small blocks, big blocks, convertibles, coupes, Z06’s, ZR1’s, L88’s and more!This month’s Specialty Area is all about you! If you own a Corvette, this is the place for you There’s lots going on at Somernites, including some very cool new “gear” ... t shirts, workshirts and more socheck out the store there too.


The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012. The BIG ONE is almost here... LOUISVILLE is coming up fast ... Aug 2 - 5th and You can bring your Street Rods land your Muscle Cars now with years up until 1982 welcome at all events. Check out the 2012 schedule and make your plans now


The Syracuse Nationals is THIS WEEKEND. July 20th ... and everything indicates a banner show. The Twelfth Annual Syracuse Nationals was a Record Setter! Every attendance record was broken! The car count climbed to 7,589 show cars. Five Canadian provinces and 40 US states where represented at the NY State Fairgrounds. Over 86,748 fans attended the three day event under clear blue Central New York skies. Be sure you don’t miss the 2012 event ... look here


Carlisle Events has two blockbusters coming up in August ...  At The Truck Nationals  Experiencing the LTAA build is just one part of the Truck Nationals.  With an annual crowd in the tens of thousands, haul in to one of the largest truck events geared towards the entire family.  This show hosts over 2,000 trucks of all shapes and sizes. Check it out here


Bloomsburg Nationals is a new event ... The event, which will span August 10-12, will be held at the massive 227-acre Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. All cars, trucks and motorcycles of varying eras, make, model and style are encouraged to be part of the weekend. Check it out here


25th Pacific Northwest Nationals presented by Wesco Autobody Supply July 27, 28 & 29, 2012, Puyallup, WA, Puyallup Fair and Events  a fun filled event packed with activities and lots of cars.Over 2,500 Rods, Customs & Classics thru '72.  Events include: Super Sunday Get-Together, Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits , Model & Pedal Car Show , Indoor and Outdoor Car Show, Thursday Poker Run, Thursday Kick Off Party & BBQ.  Get the details here


Our friends from the Wheels of Time Show in Macungie are gearing up for another fantastic show this August.   You’ll find many events going on at the show and lots of great cars.   Get the details and make your plans now.


 Cruisin For A Cure is The world's largest one day charity car show in the US.   13th Annual Show - Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa CA
Supporting CITY of HOPE Prostate Cancer Program
This year the event is just PACKED with special happenings and features. Lots of special PRIZES, and entertainment galore... This is a GREAT SHOW so make your plans now. Look Here


The Schedule is set and all is looking great for a fantastic  California Hot Rod Reunion coming up October 19 - 21, 2012.   This is always a really fun event .... Cacklefest,   Racing at it’s best just like the   good old days ... and a midway full of vendors and Hot Rods..    Tickets are on sale now ... so get the details and make your plans to head out to the California Hot Rod Reunion ... you’ll be glad you did !   Check it out here

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East Coast Indoor Nationals
The Largest Indoor Pre-73 All American Car & Custom Motorcycle Show On The East Coast December 1-2, 2012    300 of the Regions Finest Antiques, Street Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Nostalgia Rods, Hot Rods, Nostalgia Drag Cars & Custom Motorcycles  Will Compete For Awards Including $10,000 in Cash PLus Awards in 2 divisions...  Learn more here


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2012 Street Machine of the Year-Ring Brother’s Glasurit Orange Mustang  !   Congratulations goes out to the Ring Brother’s 1965 Ford Mustang “Producer” at this past weekends Goodguys Columbus. The Ring Brother’s won the 2012 Street Machine of the Year award with their BASF Glasurit 90-Line Waterborne Orange painted Mustang    Get the details here

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Centerforce University  VIDEO.... learn why you have to look at the clutch in your car when you have built a high performance muscle car or street car.  A stock vehicle used for commuting to and from the work place has an entirely different requirement than a "high performance" vehicle driven at the extreme of its capabilities, and sometimes beyond!  Watch the video here

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Aussie Invader Update: IT'S OFFICIAL WE ARE GOING... We have been invited to attend the Sydney Motor Show in October this year. Our long time friend and sponsor Russ Tyrie from the VACC has formerly invited the Aussie Invader Team to appear in Sydney with an attention grabbing display of our project. Unfortunately we will not have Aussie Invader 5R ready for this appearance... Read more here

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Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest! from American Collectors Insurance: Steven Comstock’s 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
Priced at $1,628, the Fleetmaster was the second most expensive Chevrolet in 1947. Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson drove one in the film “Two Jakes” (1990) before donating it to the Petersen Automotive Museum in 2003. If it was cool enough for Nicholson, it definitely deserves this honor. Steven Comstock’s 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster is our Cool Ride of the Week  read more here

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Dynamat Frequently Asked Questions.   Whenever we are considering using a product we haven’t used before ... we have lots of questions ...  There’s no doubt that we all want our car to have a quiet ride ... and a cooler interior .. so the need for Dynamat is pretty obvious...  but what about ...   ??????  Learn all about it here.

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Learn everything there is to know about springs... We at EATON Detroit Spring believe that the more educated you are about springs and suspension, the easier our lives are.... so we have LOTS of information to help you learn more about springs and how they can help you achieve the ride you are lookinsg for ...  From  “Springs 101”  to  “Spring Rate and Load”  and many more... Look here for a complete list of articles.

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How do Hedders increase performance ?   What about Heat wraps ? What do hedders do ?    All of these questions and more are answered in the Hedman Hedder  FAQ section.  From the name that helped start an industry ...  made in the USA since 1954 ...  so they KNOW what you need ... Get the answers on all of your hedder questions here

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New Zealand Hot Rod Association Awards Night this Saturday   The committee of the NZ Hot Rod Association National Hot Rod Show would like to invite you to bring a party and help us celebrate with a great night out at the "Top of The Park",  Alexandra Park on Saturday 21 July.
 We have selected menu options which are sure to satisfy all tastes, booked in a red white and blue theme with the venue hosts and have set the dress code at smart casual-no fancy dress required. Radio Hauraki's Mike Currie will MC... get the details here

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Stolen Mustang recovered in ONE HOUR by Lojack. On March 17, 2012, the owner of a 1965 Ford Mustang Classic went for a cruise on a Saturday, came home and parked his Classic Mustang in front of his home. On Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2012, he discovered that someone had stolen his car.
 The owner immediately reported the theft of his Mustang to Los Angeles Police Department-Northeast Division. In less than 50 minutes after entry into the California stolen system/National Crime Investigation Bureau system, officers from the LAPD Wilshire Division had picked up the silent LoJack signal, tracked and located the vehicle.  Read the story here



Finish Line Interiors,  Byron Robeck,  has years of experience and many award winning cars under his belt. You can find dozens of photo galleries showing many examples of the work done at FinishLine Interiors. This is an example of the cars in the  1930’s  Cars Gallery .... but there are many more covering all years and makes   Take a look at this extensive gallery ... .

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Woodys  Hot Rodz has produced some amazing cars in their time since 2003 when Chris started the shop.   The current trend towards  the Tri Five Chevs gives them the perfect car to work with... there are so many ways to personalize a tri five.  Here is the latest project at Woodys .. a  56  Chev...  take a look at the build process here.

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There’s nothing more important than great chrome when it comes to putting the finishing touch on your car. When we were in Minnesota at Back to the Fifties we had a chance to see some of the great quality work done by JR Custom Plating ...   They are real experts and the attention to detail is fantastic... Check out their process here

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This Month, Downs Industries is offering a Special on their
"In Stock" 32 Roadster Bodies.

These Bodies are IN STOCK and available NOW... no waiting !
This special is NOT on our website ...
So Call us and we'll give you the details

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We are getting in  TONS of car show coverage every day ... and thanks to our new system, we are able to get the articles online quickly.  Last year we had over 1600 car show articles and this year we are way ahead of the number we had at this time last year.. so this will be a RECORD BREAKING YEAR for show coverage.   We want to give a BIG THANKS to our great roving reporters ...  so if you see one of them at a show give them a big thank you for all that they do.  To see our most recent show articles  CLICK HERE

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ABPA Gold Cup from Rose Novosel

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Littleton Colorado show from Mike Bourg

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Ultimate Smokin Car night Big Al Liebmann

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Bixby Knolls Dragster Show

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Collector Car Appreciation Day Brian Curtis

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F Body show Myrtle Beach Christopher Roach

show tennesee valley show bob mccary
show tri state cruisers show bob warenda

Tennesee Valley show Bob McCrary

Tri State Cruisers show Bob Warenda

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Spartans Car Club show Chadly Johnson

Coachman Cruise nite Rick Merkow

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Until Next Time...Keep Roddin  and maybe we’ll see you on the road !

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