Hotrodhotline Newsletter  December 6, 2012
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Installing Heat and Sound Insulation - Installing Heat and Sound Insulation By Jim Clark (The Hot Rod MD). The exhaust on my roadster is routed close to the floorboards creating a potential heat problem.  This is not as big a problem in an open car but a lot of heat against the underside of the car is still undesirable. Read More

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Garage Shots of Randy Stang’s 1931 Chevy 5 Window Coupe Nov. 29, 2012.  Not long ago, I sent my first ever “Barn and Field Finds” to Hot Rod Hot Line and now; my first ever “Garage Shots” and I didn’t have to go any further than across the street. More Info

Garage Shots

Operational V-12 Diesel Engine That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand - Operational V-12 Diesel Engine That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand – Here is an amazing video fo true craftsmanship. This is not CNC technology; this guy made everything at home on his lathe and drill press. Read More

V-12 Diesel Engine


Motorama Events - The Nations Largest All Indoor Motorsports Event Featuring 1 Million Sq Feet of Exhibit Space. It all goes down February 16th and 17th 2013 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at the Farm Show Complex. Click on the video to your right and take a virtual tour inside the event that attracts over 50,000 motorsports enthusiasts annually.

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EStopp -    This summer at the NSRA Nats in Louisville .. the EStopp was the buzz at the show.  This fantastic new product won  a Best New Product award and had the whole show talking.   The E-Stopp replaces your existing Emergency Brake  hand, pedal or lever brake and mounts conveniently under your vehicles carriage.  It also serves as an anti theft device.. Learn all about it here.


Our friends at GM Performance Motor have signed on as a VIP advertiser at Hotrodhotline .... bringing you the best prices ever on GM Crate motors and Performance parts...  they have a huge stock of motors ready to ship at all times and the best prices ever ... Check it out here.


Cars are SELLING  on !

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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.

Product News

Airbagit - Hot Rod & Muscle Car Variety of Air Springs. 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. More Info


Classic Thunder Road - New dash panels for 1957 Chevrolet from Classic Thunder Road. Available in three finishes, matte black, brushed aluminum or carbon fiber, these panels are manufactured from high quality ABS composite. More Info

Classic Thunder Road

Dolphin - 5 Gauge Sets. Our Dolphin line of gauges are available in many colors: White, Gold, Aqua, Tan, Black and Gray. Dolphin Instruments has a style and color gauge set to compliment any custom interior. 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. More Info


Dynamat - Dynamic Control, Manufacturer of the #1 Sound Damping Material Dynamat, Announces a New Look for the Dynamat Xtreme License Plate Kit. The kit Features a Redesigned License Plate Frame. More Info


Engine Factory - Look Over Engines, Let Us Know The # Engine That Works For You, Also Let Us Know What Horsepower Range You Would Like To Have, We Will Send You Back An Exact Price Quote. More Info

Engine Factory

Hedman Hedders - Block Hugger Hedders The compact, low profile design of Hedman's Block Hugger Hedders is ideal for factory manifold replacement, or engine swap projects that do not have a hedder designed specifically for the applications. More Info

Hedman Hedders

Steve's Auto Restorations - There are 5 Steel Bodies products. The 1932 Brookville Roadster Body, 1934 Three-Window Coupe Steel Body, 1933/34 Roadster Body, 1933/34 Roadster Pickup Body and 1955 & 1957 Chevy Convertible. More Info

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Surf City Garage - Gift Packages in time for Christmas. If you love your ride, treat it to the best car care products on the planet with waxes, polishes, exterior and interior cleaners from Surf City Garage. More Info

Surf City Garage

Alan Grove Components - Short Water Pump Serpentine Street Rod Bracket System. This versatile street rod style bracket system is designed for the small block Chevy using the 1984-91 Corvette reverse rotation SHORT WATER PUMP and corresponding aftermarket aluminum pulleys.  More Info

Alan Grove Components

Be Bop Glass Works -  32 5 Window Coupe. This "32" 5-Window Coupe Body comes complete with Oak Reinforced Interior, Steel Reinforced 1" Boxed Tubing, Steel Plates in Floor Pan, Stock Hinges, Bear Claw Door Latches, Hinged Deck Lid, Reinforced Core Mat in Floor and Body, Removable Dash, Custom Firewall More Info

Be Bop

Bedwood and Parts - Protects Your Finish BedWood for Trucks, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories offers a new custom service for its customers. Once again, BedWood has stepped up to the plate, and has reformulated its already superior EZ Wet Gloss Spray Detailer. The most effective way to polish and protect any custom wood bed is with the EZ Wet Gloss Spay Detailer.  More Info


Clayton Machine Works - AC Vents, Durable chrome plating, adjustable airflow, inner bezel can be removed and painted. Fits standard 2.5-inch A/C duct hoses. More Info

Clayton Machine Works

E-Stopp LLC - The E-Stopp® is the perfect e-brake for custom vehicles and winner of the NSRA new safety product of the year at the  43rd Street Rod Nationals in Louisville . It not only frees up room on the chassis and in the cab but doubles as an anti-theft device when the button is hidden. It works with any kind of brake system that can accept an e-brake cable. More Info


Fatman Fabrication - Fatman’s frame stubs were  developed to allow the installation of a modern IFS into cars whose original frame did not allow use of a simple crossmember.  By carefully plotting the location of the radiator, sheetmetal, and bumper mounts, these trick units can easily replace the original front frame and supply Fatman’s custom IFS systems for up to date handling and style. More Info


Image Street Rods - New Headers and Exhaust Systems Originator of the Rectangular Header Increase Style, Horsepower & Torque with 12 Bolts Available for Chevy & Ford Small Block Available in Raw Steel, CermaKrome & Chrome Fits Angle Plug Heads
More Info

Image Street Rods

Julianos - Crestliner Steering Wheel One of the most beautiful steering wheels to ever grace a Ford interior has to be the famous Crestliner wheel; it’s a design that oozes 50’s-era styling like no other.  This wheel has become a highly sought-after piece for the way it naturally enhances a street rod or custom car interior.  More Info


Kwik Wire - Universal Street Rod Wire Harnesses 2nd Generation 22 Circuit Harness. This harness will adapt to G.M., Ford, and Mopar as a cut to fit harness. This harness is based on G.M. color codes. Each group of wires are long enough to adapt to almost any street rod. All of our harnesses are built with GXL type wire that is intended for use in the engine compartment where higher heat resistance is required. More Info

Kwik Wire

Made 4 You Products - Butn-Snap Wire Loom Kit 7-8 mm wire only. No hardware! Self-locking pegs snap into place, securing both sides of the separator together. Kit contains two, 2-place, 3-place, and 4-place separators.
More Info

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Radir Custom Wheels - Radir Bullet Spoke, Windowed Slot Wheel, 12 Spoke Spindle Mount Wheel, Tri-Ribb III Satin Center, and Tri-Ribb III Full Polish. More Info

Radir Custom Wheels

Shiny Hiney - 1955-57 Chevy Sill Plates Stamped Stainless Steel construction - Features contrasting polished and brushed areas. Stamped and polished Bow Tie in the center - 40% wider than original sill plates.  More Info

Shiny Hiney

Spal USA - Remote Shaved Door Kit With Two Solenoids. Our most popular kit comes complete with (1) seven-channel receiver, (2) remote transmitters and (2) solenoids with 40 pounds of pull each. This kit also includes all necessary hardware for installation. The Shaved-40 kit offers enough pull to open virtually any door on the market today. More Info

Spal USA

Tanks Inc - 1932 Ford Stainless Steel Fuel Tank Die-Stamped STAINLESS STEEL. Reproduction of the Original Tank. More Info


Vintage Air - 1964-67 GTO Gen IV SureFit System. The Gen IV™ climate control system now delivers Vintage Air's proven "just right temperatures" and dehumidified defrost for 1964-67 GTO. The Gen IV™ uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system that requires no cables or vacuum connections. More Info

Vintage Air

Weedetr Street Rods - Independent suspension. MIII IFS systems are currently available for 35-48 Fords, 37-48 Chevrolet car, 47-59 Chevrolet/GMC pickup, 53-56 Ford F100, 62-67 Novas. The MIII is a superior design based on the Mustang II. These suspension systems are standard with tube control arms, coil over shocks, sway bar, manual steering, and 11" disc brakes. Options include air springs, 12" and 13" Wilwood brakes, power steering and polished stainless control arms.  More Info

Weedetr Street Rods

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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 2013 Schedule Now


The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2013. The NSRA Event schedule is full of street rod events across the country.    Check out the 2013 schedule and make your plans now


GoodGuys 4th Spring Nationals March 8 - 10, 2013 WestWorld of Scottsdale; Scottsdale, AZ. – Featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72, Goodguys AutoCross, Vendors, Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral & All American Sunday More Info

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 Rod Shows brings the finest cars in the country together for two fantastic shows each year. The Grand National Roadster show in January is the home of America's Most Beautiful Roadster and showcases the best cars in the country in 7 buildings at the Pomona Fairplex. January 25 - 27 2013 More Info

NHRA Motorsports Museum - Tickets on sale for the 11th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA, June 13-15, 2013 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  More Info

NHRA Motorsports

Motorama Events - The Nations Largest All Indoor Motorsports Event Featuring 1 Million Sq Feet of Exhibit Space. It all goes down February 16th and 17th 2013 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at the Farm Show Complex. Click on the video to your right and take a virtual tour inside the event that attracts over 50,000 motorsports enthusiasts annually. Learn More Here

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The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2013. Southwest Street Rod Nationals Plus. April 12th, 13th & 14th, 2013. State Fair Park. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. No mail-in entries accepted after Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Discount available through Friday, March 22nd, 2013.  Keep checking Their web site for more information


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American Collectors Insurance - Collector Car Hobby Hit Hard By Superstorm Sandy. How to File a Claim and Safely Recover Damaged Property More Info

American Collectors Insurance

CHROME Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC - Get Your Free Car Show Journal. include: Daily Show Records, New Friends, Planning Calendars, and more

Anpac Chrome

BASF Carizzma Candy Painted Silverado Cleans House At The Houston Autorama - Steve in his BASF R-M Carizzma Candy Cinnimon Quartz Pearl Chevy Silverado just cleaned house. This past weekend Houston Autorama rolled into town More Info


NHRA Museum - Put Some Muscle into Your Holiday Shopping! Just in time for the holiday shopping season, tickets for the 11th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA, June 13-15, 2013, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. are on sale starting Dec. 13 and early-bird shoppers receive a significant savings and a goody bag filled with event souvenirs!  More Info

NHRA Museum

Painless Performance - 2012 Sema Show in Las Vegas Nevada, Featuring The 40 Ford of Tom Medley, resurrected from the fire by Randy Clark and the crew at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff. More Info

Painless Performance

Snug Harbor - Hot Rods Cars For Sale - 1932 Silver Roadster. GM Silver w/Charcoal Flames and Red Highlights, N&N Fiberglass Body w/Full Fenders, Custom Steel Frame, SHHR Chevy 350-HP Engine, 700R4 Transmission More Info

Snug Harbor

Stainless Steel Brakes - 10% off Big Bite Rotors Limited time Offer 11/1/2012 - 12/31/2012 More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive - Ford  3-Speed Automatic - Muscle Car / Street Rod / Restoration. The Ford C4 and C6 transmissions are two of the best performing, most durable transmission ever built. By adding a Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive to these transmissions you have an unbeatable package far superior to any factory overdrive automatic and with 6 close ratio gears for performance. More Info

Gear Vendors Under-Overdrive

Goodguys Store - Shop Now For Christmas. Shop online for official Goodguys Gear! Goodguys gifts to Event Tee pride, it's all here in our store. Safe and secure checkout give you the peace of mind ordering online.  More Info

Goodguys Store

Murray Kustom Rods - We are a Hot Rod shop dedicated to the custom metal fabrication of just about anything. Everything from general hot rod maintence and repair to the complete restoration of any classic. We primarily work on antique cars, trucks, and bikes, but we have been known to create parts for anything from assembly lines to aircraft parts. More Info

Murray Kustom Rods

Pete and Jakes - At Pete & Jake’s we like to see our products in action. We encourage you, our valued customer, to send in high quality photos of your hot rod project whether finished or in process. Give us a chance to brag on you a little. More Info

Pete and Jakes

Saldana Radiator -  December 2012 Specials. All of Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy. Street Rod radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency. More Info

Saldana Radiator

Specialty Power Windows - 1967-69 1st Generation Camaros. hese kits are direct bolt in units. No modifications required. Our Camaro kits utilize heavy duty late model GM style motors. The kits come complete with chrome GM switches, wiring harness, and rubber door conduits. Note: Motors will not work with original switches unless polarity reversing relays are used. See Window accessories. More Info

Specialty Power Windows

Super Fine Shine - Before and After - Chrome Plating & Polishing on Street Rods, Motorcycles, Boats, and Antiques. 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. More Info

Super Fine Shine

Carlisle Events - Allentown Auto Mania Event Preview. Carlisle Events Starts 2013 with Four Swap Meet/Car Corral Weekends Season Starts in January with Allentown Auto Mania More Info

Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events and Chip Miller Honored by Bloomington Gold Chip Miller Honored Posthumously by Bloomington Gold Carlisle Events Honored Too as Part of 2013 Great Hall Class. Carlisle Events and the Miller families have been honored and recognized numerous times since the company's inception nearly 40 years ago. More Info

Chip Miller

NSRA Safety Division Top 10 Teams Recognized - National Safety Director, Jerry Glessner, announced the Top 10 Safety Teams for 2012. Since it’s inception over 30 years ago, the National Street Rod Association’s Safety Program remains the only 23-point safetyinspection available to all it’s members at no charge. More Info

NSRA Safety 23

Hotrodhotline is very honored to have been selected to help our friends Dave and Joyce Emery to help them market one of the most outstanding cars we have ever seen.  “XS CASH” was unveiled at the Detroit Autorama this year and captured both a Great 8 win and the prestigious  Al Maynard Best 32 Ford award.   This car is truly one of a kind and would be an amazing addition to a discerning collectors stable.  See the Build and learn more about XS Cash Here.

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The New Tex Smith Autobiography Is In The Offering! - Yes, I’m finally putting finger to computer.  On my autobiography, that is. I have resisted doing this particular book for decades, although I have banged away at segments of it for the past ten years. More Info

Tex Smith

Carlisle Events Wins Award at SEMA - Carlisle Events, the preeminent leader of collector car events worldwide, has been recognized in many circles since its inception in 1974. Though each award has a special meaning to the Miller families, the company's recent recognition during the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) event was extra special.  More Info

Carlisle Events ARMO Awarda

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Announces Super Drift Challenge - at Night! - For the first time in its 39 years, the world-famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 19-21, 2013, will offer night racing with the inaugural Formula DRIFT Super Drift Challenge on Friday and Saturday nights during race weekend. More Info

Toyota Grand Prix

Gone Racin’…Mari Palash Biography by Richard Parks - Mari Nosker (Palash) was born on January 21, 1936 in New Lexington, Ohio to Wilbur Arthur Nosker and Helen Schofield Nosker. Wilbur was born in Ohio and Helen was born in Moxahala, Ohio. Mari was raised in farm country in Ohio and this set the tone of her life. She always remembered her youth and the rural country that was a part of her early years. Mari was raised during the Great Depression and her early life was not always pleasant, but her strong will and personality gave her an inner happiness that she brought to others.  Read More

Richard Parks

Perris Turkey Night Midget GP Notes - The 72nd running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix for Midgets” return to dirt at Perris Auto Speedway Thanksgiving evening was a rousing success from the standpoint of on-track competition, fan and racer satisfaction. Comments on racing websites raved about the 2012 Perris TNGP and winner Kyle Larson. Grandstand attendance this year increased by at least 1,000 over the 2011 TNGP crowd at the paved, half-mile Irwindale Speedway, which had USAC 360 cu. in. sprint cars and Ford Focus Midgets also racing at the TNGP.  Read More

Tim Kennedy

Books are an important part of our hobby, both for technical information and for reading for pleasure.. we have made arrangements with many industry authors and publishers, to get “review” copies of the latest books so that we can share them with you..... We also come across some great new and old movies from time to time .... so we’ll tell you about them too. Check Them Out

Book Reviews


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Big Al Liebmann

23rd Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals Part from  "Big Al" Liebmann

Bob Lyman

3rd Annual East Coast Arties Christmas Party Car Show from
Bob Lyman

Seth Higson

2012 GM Owners Day from
Seth Higson

Bing Gatewood

Smithfield Car Show  From Bing Gatewood

Andreanna Ditton

2012 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show from Andreanna Ditton

Jim Grobe

39th Annual Daytona Turkey Run from
Jim Grobe

Christopher Roach

Joey Doggs Cruise-In from
Christopher Roach

Rick Merkow

9th Annual Motor4toys Charity Car Show from Rick Merkow

Leal Brothers

Blast to the Past “After Hours Part III” from Leal Brothers

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