Calleja Memorial Car Show
Victoria, AU e-mail
Firewise Community Annual Car
Orlando, FL e-mail
Schauffhausen, Switzerland e-mail
Car Show 2012
Palm Desert, CA e-mail
at Old Town
Orlando, FL e-mail
New Catalog Features!
customer accounts and payment options
have been updated with exciting new
To see the new account
features, use the “Log In or
Create Account (Optional)” link
in the upper right corner of the RockAuto
Once logged in
to your account, there is a new
"My Account" link that
directs you to your account page.
As before, see your past parts orders,
arrange returns, change your account
preferences and much more.
A car list drop-down
contains all the cars that you have
ordered parts for. Now directly
from the catalog you can quickly
add or remove cars from your list
by clicking "Click to See a
List of Your Vehicles."
for a car on your list even faster
with the new "Shop for Vehicle"
button directly from the accounts
your past orders for particular
cars, part names or part numbers,
you can now limit the search results
to the 10, 25, 50 or 100 most recent
Use the “Log
In or Create Account (Optional)”
link to set up your account today!
If you have questions about the RockAuto
accounts see our FAQ
can now accept multiple payment methods
for a single order. If you are looking
to use multiple payment methods select
your type of payment, check the “Partial
Payment” box, and enter your
preferred payment amount. Once your
payment information has been entered,
select “Add Payment” and
the first payment will be applied
to your order and the balance due
will be updated.
Please note that
Gift Certificates are now entered
the same way as other payment methods
(found in the payment dropdown list).
For those of you with unused RockAuto
gift cards from Christmas there’s
no better time than the present to
use them up!
VIP Tour of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show
to overwhelming response, we are out
of free Chicago Auto Show VIP Tour
tickets. Thank you for your interest!
in the Chicago area and want to attend
an Exclusive VIP Tour of the 2012
Chicago Auto Show hosted by MotorWeek
host, John Davis? A handful of RockAuto
customers will get the inside scoop
on the hottest vehicle debuts in the
Exclusive Pre Show VIP Tour of the
2012 Chicago Auto Show
WHO: Led by MotorWeek host and nationally
recognized car expert, John Davis
WHERE: 2012 Chicago Auto Show, McCormick
WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2012 starting
at 10:00 AM
COST: Tour is free. Parking costs,
etc., are your responsibility
Just sixteen tour slots are available!
If you are a current RockAuto customer
and are sure you can attend, then
please fill out the form here.
We will fill the slots on a first-come,
first-served basis and will let you
know shortly if you qualify. At that
time we'll also provide you with further
details about the MotorWeek event.
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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
I bought my dream car, a 1958 Metropolitan,
and was going through it (restoration-wise).
I decided to load up my wife and go
for a spin. We got to the end of our
street and it died. I pulled the choke,
pumped the gas pedal. Nothing.
Luckily, we were only a few houses
down and on flat ground, so she walked
home, and I pushed it home.
Here's the boneheaded part: I bought
a rebuild kit and tore into the carburetor.
A full day's labor, a practically
new carburetor, and it still won't
start. I knew it was getting spark,
but a tune-up kit and new coil couldn't
hurt. Everything's back together,
new spark plugs, wires, proper gap,
etc.......still won't start!
Do you know it just needed gas? Turns
out my gauge is empty at 3/4. Argh!
Gaines in Texas
Tell us about
your most infamous auto repair blunder
or unconventional fix. Use your woe
to help others avoid similar mistakes
or share off-the-wall solutions that
worked (at least for awhile!). Please
email your story to email@example.com.
Include your mailing address and shirt
size (large or extra large) and we
will mail you a RockAuto t-shirt if
we publish your story (see the t-shirts
under Extras in the catalog). The
story will be credited using only
your first name and your vague geographic
location (state, province, country,
continent, etc.) so you can remain
do the red lines and serpent in the
Alfa Romeo logo signify?
I hate that
sinking feeling when I realize I have
stripped a bolt or broken the head
off a fastener. The car project, whatever
it was, suddenly got harder and less
Near the top of the
don't-strip-or-break-it list are spark
plugs. Nobody wants damaged threads
in a cylinder head or half a spark
plug frozen in place. Unfortunately,
the potential for problems increases
when high mileage spark plugs are
left untouched in relatively soft
aluminum cylinder heads. Some unusual
spark plugs like those on the late
model Ford Triton engines are just
prone to breaking. Listed under Extras
and some specific car models, RockAuto
has spark plug non-foulers and spark
plug hole chaser tools that can clean
up damaged threads. There are even
tools specifically designed
to remove broken
spark plugs and bits of spark plug
porcelain from the Ford Triton engines.
But preventing problems
is the best solution. Watch Pat Goss's
hands-on tips for removing spark plugs
without breaking them. I learned a
few things that will keep my next
spark plug change fun, not nerve wracking.
Jeff's 1964 Dodge 330
car I’ve finished the restoration
on is a fairly rare 1964 Dodge 330.
It's one of 47 produced with the 383
cubic inch engine and four speed transmission.
The car was taken down to the bare
unibody and rebuilt from the ground
up. Everything from the body and paint,
weatherstripping, mechanicals, interior
and more has been meticulously redone.
But even with all this careful work
my favorite thing to do is take it
out and drive it like it was meant
to be driven – pedal to the
The Dodge was restored
with originality in mind but there
have been some period correct upgrades
here and there to up the fun factor.
The 383 engine is at home in the garage
and in its place it a 440 big block
with 10.5:1 compression, a slightly
bigger cam, aftermarket intake, headers,
shifter, and gauges. Also the exhaust
was changed to a 2.5” x-pipe
system with stock style tailpipes.
Sitting out back are a set of old-school
"Pie Crust" slick tires
mounted on 15x7 steel wheels.
Some of the many
RockAuto parts are as follows: Fuel
Tank Cap, Starter Relay, Dimmer Switch,
Brake Light Switch, Door Jamb Switch,
Horn Relay, Upper Radiator Hose, Lower
Radiator Hose, Heater Hose, Fuel Filter,
Water Pump, Water Pump Gasket, Fuel
Pump Gasket, Intake Manifold Gasket,
Oil Pan Gasket, Thermostat Housing/Water
Outlet, Thermostat Housing Gasket,
Thermostat, Motor Mounts, Alternator,
Accessory Drive Belt, Valve Cover
Gaskets, Oil pressure Sending Switch,
Lug Nuts and more!
taking the car to various car club
events and shows. The car has always
been a pleasure to have, and it always
draws a crowd with many compliments.
Jeff in California
P.S. I have bought
products for two Jeeps, a Mazdaspeed3,
Datsun 510, 1970 Oldsmobile 442, Nissan
350z and finally this Dodge 330. I’ve
always been impressed with the service
you purchase parts from RockAuto?
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New, old, import, domestic,
daily driver, trailer queen,
classic, antique, we want to
see them all! Please e-mail
with your vehicle's history,
interesting details, and what
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you organizing a car show or
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goody bag stuffers to gift certificates...we
can help. We can even publicize
your event in our newsletter.
send us an email
with information about your
do the red lines and serpent
in the Alfa Romeo logo signify?
The red lines and serpent in
the Alfa Romeo logo represent
Alfa Romeo's early 1900s beginnings
in Milan, Italy. The red cross
on a white field is the Milan
emblem or flag. The serpent
or Biscione is the coat of arms
for the Visconti family, medieval
rulers of Milan. The thing in
the serpent's mouth is either
a man being eaten or a baby
being born depending on the