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Get ready for the 2014 Hot Rod Parts Guide

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It's been tough making the transition to having a Hot Rod Parts Guide without Dick Dixon. We've experienced setbacks along the way without his guidance. Fortunately, we're back on-track. The New Guide will go to press and distribute starting December 1st, 2013.

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Sway Bar Education

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Body Roll is reduced by torsional effect of sway bars as they transfer the pressure exerted on the inboard wheels. The weight is more evenly distributed to all four wheels helping the vehicle stay more level with the road and improving control in turns.

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Congratulations to Vic Edelbrock!

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Congratulations to Vic Edelbrock who was awarded the Founders Trophy at this years Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion!

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Collector Perspectives

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Whether you own a collector car, curate an impressive sports memorabilia collection, or prefer to look after fossils, fishing lures, or something else entirely, there’s a universal passion to the collector hobby that’s truly admirable. It’s in this spirit that we created Collector Perspectives, a blog dedicated to collecting – anything: CollectorPerspectives.com

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SEMA Heritage: Don Hellwig 1962

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In December 1962, Petersen Publishing Company photographer Eric Rickman shot Don Hellwig (right) describing a new helper-spring kit to Hot Rod magazine’s LeRoi “Tex” Smith. Those who know Hellwig Products primarily for its truck and camper suspension parts may be surprised by the fact that the kit Hellwig was demonstrating was engineered for a Corvair.

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The Edelbrock End of Summer Carburetor Deal is Back

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THE EDELBROCK END OF SUMMER CARBURETOR DEAL

Edelbrock is excited to announce its "End of Summer Carburetor Deal" consumer promotion. Participating consumers can receive a free limited edition T-shirt and Visa prepaid card when they purchase a new Edelbrock carburetor.

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Join Edelbrock at the 21st Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

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Join Edelbrock Sunday September 15 for the Palos Verdes Concours! Come out and see hundreds of classic and unique vehicles. The Edelbrock Parts Hauler will be there with all the latest Edelbrock Performance parts. Vic and Christi will also be there signing Hats, posters and Edelbrock 75th Anniversary DVD's. As in the past, it's sure to be a great event!

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Edelbrock E-Street EFI - Updating Classic Muscle with Modern Fuel Injection

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Vic Edelbrock, Jr. stops by the PowerTV Studios to show us the E-Street throttle body fuel injection system on his ultra-clean '57 Bel Air. The E-Street system makes converting any carbureted musclecar or classic to a modern EFI system simple and easy, with better fuel economy, higher miles per gallon, and drivability you just can't get with an old-school 4-barrel carb.

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The Road Home: Pairing Classic Cars and Veterans

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American Collectors Insurance is proud to support The Road Home, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing returning veterans with social, training, and employment opportunities in the automotive restoration industry.

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Hellwig Asks - Brake Proportioning Valve: Important to Helper Springs?

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Brake Proportioning Valve - Why is it important to Helper Springs?

Before the introduction of ABS brakes, most vehicles on the road had brake proportioning valves. A brake proportioning valve controls the front to rear bias of the brake system to avoid locking up the rear wheels during a rapid stop. Most of the brake proportioning valves installed are fixed in their bias and do not change the bias as the vehicle is loaded.

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Edelbrock's 8th Annual Rev'ved Up 4 Kids Gala Kicks Off 75th Anniversary

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Over the past 7 years, Rev'ved Up 4 Kids has established itself as a one-of-a-kind charity event that is fun for the whole family and community. Each year there have been added wrinkles to the event, which now includes a Charity Gala the evening before the carshow with free Edelbrock shop tours of Edelbrock's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, California. This year several automotive legends joined the Edelbrock family in kicking off Edelbrock's 75th Anniversary.

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Meet Matt Kraft at the L.A. Roadster Show this weekend

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If you're at the L.A. Roadster Show this weekend and have a moment, take time to say hello to your Hot Rod Parts Guide account director, Matthew Kraft.

The 2013 Hot Rod Parts Guide is going to print! Ads due by July 15th.

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Get your business delivered directly to people who are planning to work on, or have work done to, their cars. Place your display and in-column ads in the 2013 print edition of the Hot Rod Parts Guide.

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Hellwig Asks, Why Heat Treat?

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What is heat treating?

Heat treating is a process used to change the crystalline structure of steel to improve its strength, toughness, and hardness. By using a controlled process, heat treating can double the tensile strength of alloy steel while still maintaining its toughness and ductility.

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Edelbrock's Big Carb Deal is Back!

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FREE AIR CLEANER WITH CARBURETOR PURCHASE

Buy any NEW Edelbrock Carburetor (Performer EPS or Thunder Series AVS) March 1 - April 30, 2013 and Edelbrock will send your choice of a FREE Air Cleaner - up to a $69.95 value! Choose chrome, black or dual-quad.

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1968 Corvette Wins American Collectors Insurance "My Cool Ride 2012!"

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Every week, American Collectors selects one policyholder’s vehicle submission as our “Cool Ride of the Week” from the countless entries. Then, at the start of the year, we have a people’s choice battle royale between the winners of the preceding 52 weeks.

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Christi Edelbrock Gives You the Facts About Edelbrock LLC and Rev'ved Up 4 Kids

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Listen to Donny Caccamise and Tom Spence of Horsepower for an Hour talk to Christie Edelbrock. Learn about the origins of Edelbrock LLC, how Vic Edeldrock Jr. expanded the company, and how they still make the performance products you should install on your vehicle. Bonus! Find out how you can support the future of hot rodding through Rev'ved Up 4 Kids.

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Get young people involved in automotive performance. Support Rev'ved Up 4 Kids

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I still have my first car, a 1971 Buick GS Stage 1. I drove it daily from 1986 to 1996 and I'll never forget bringing it to life every day - especially on those cold mornings where the air just had that crisp snap. I remember opening the garage, pumping the throttle twice and twisting the key like it was yesterday. Four-hundred sixty-two cubes of combustion would shatter the silence like glass. The atmosphere would vibrate. And driving to work was more like rotating the Earth under my tires than traveling across it.

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Site Improvement: Now it's even easier for do-it-yourselfers and Google to find your company in the Hot Rod Parts Guide

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It's the details that count when it comes to making websites work better for people and search engines alike. Today's attention to detail is the addition of links on the homepage that go directly to the Master Categories in the online version of the Hot Rod Parts Guide.

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Send DIY customers straight to websites that sell your parts with "Buy Here" links from Hot Rod Parts Guide.

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Last time he visited our office, Karl Dedolph III of D3 Consulting, Inc. gave us great advice about how to serve everyone better: Introducing the "Buy Here" links for all advertisers that fire up our Big Block Package or fire up and add upgrades to our Small Block Package.

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