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Heidts Wins best Suspension and Chassis

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Heidts Wins! Best Product "Suspension and Chassis" Award At the Hot Rod and Restoration Show!! With the NEW Heidts Muscle Pro-G™ Independent Rear Suspension For First & Second Gen Camaros!


Heidts PRO-G™ high-horsepower Independent Rear Suspension
March 18, 2011 Indianapolis, IN. Heidts Muscle, a division of Heidts Automotive, is proud to announce their NEW High-Performance, High-Horsepower Pro-G™ IRS Rear Suspension Module for First & Second Gen Camaros that has won the prestigious “Best Product – Chassis and Suspension” award at the Hot Rod and Restoration Show in Indianapolis on March 18, 2011.

"This is a great tribute and recognition to our entire team that worked hard to engineer, design and develop the New Pro-G IRS module,” according to Wallace Leyshon, President and CEO of Heidts Automotive. Leyshon continues, “The Heidts PRO-G™ IRS Rear Suspension Module is just the tip of the iceberg of technically advanced product being developed at the new Heidts. Follow us on Face book or on the Heidts website and you’ll be surprised at how many new and technically advanced products will have and will be introducing over the next few years.”


The NEW Heidts HP-IRS is a complete bolt-in package, bringing the sophistication, superior ride and handling of an IRS to First & Second Gen Camaro owners.

The 9” center section with Posi-Traction, HD axles and CV joints assures easily managing plenty of power. The IRS’s performance friendly geometry provides maximum grip and handling in all driving types of driving from cruising to all out competition.

The NEW Heidts HP-IRS has been heralded by media as a benchmark product. In the January 2011 Issue of Super Chevy Magazine Managing Editor Jim Campisano wrote:

“About once every ten years, someone comes up with a breakthrough part in the aftermarket. The HEIDTS Bolt-in Independent Rear suspension could be that part for 2011 and beyond”.

You can view the Heidts Pro-G™ at the Hot Rod & Restoration Shows New Product Showcase under Brake Chassis and Suspension category -- New Product Winner. The complete package as detailed below.

The Heidts PRO –G High Horsepower IRS (HP-IRS) package includes:
• 9” Aluminum Housing.
• 3rd Member, Iron, Posi-Traction
• HD CV Joint Half shafts
• Tubular Upper & Lower Arms
• Steel Outer Uprights
• Top Cross member
• Frame Mounting Brackets
• Front Pinion Support
• Forward Struts (Requires Sub-Frame Connectors)
• 10.5” Wilwood Rotors
• Black Wilwood Calipers
• Billet Single Adjustable Coil-Over’s with Chrome Springs

Options include:
• Double-Adj. Coil-Over Shocks
• Parking Brake Kit and Cable Kit
• Choice of Gear Ratios

About Heidts Automotive:

Heidts Hot Rod & Muscle Car Parts is a mid-sized manufacturing company that has been in business since 1985 when it was started by its founder, Gary Heidts, in his garage and now occupies a modern 25,000 square foot facility in Wauconda, IL. Heidts has built its business on Engineering Excellence, Quality Products and Fast Friendly Service. Recently purchased by Wallace Leyshon, Heidts continues its focus on being an industry leader in the quality, innovative design and manufacturing of Front & Rear Suspensions for pre-1949 Street Rods and 1960-1980 Muscle Cars. Heidts is one of the premier forces that challenges and supplies the market with not only some of the finest components, but some of the finest service as well.

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PRW Industries stainless steel rocker

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Designed specifically for small block Chevy engines from 1957-2000, PRW Industries, Inc. stainless steel rocker arms incorporate an exceptional lightweight design that provides plenty of clearance for large diameter springs. These rockers are manufactured from premium quality 15-5ph stainless steel, a superior alloy that is high in nickel and chromium. This rigid premium material provides high yield strength to help resist deflection and has extraordinary fatigue resistance. PRW stainless steel rocker arms feature full-cage friction reducing needle bearings. The nose rollers and shafts are Cr40 steel, heat-treated and hardened to resist the severity of racing and to minimize scrubbing. Each rocker body is hand-polished, assembled and carefully inspected to provide our customers with some of the finest quality available to the racing and performance industry.

Highlights:
• Lightweight design
• CNC machined pushrod cups
• Available in a variety of ratios
• Heat-treated Cr40 steel rollers and shafts
• Wide assortment of ratios to suit almost any cam
• Available for self-aligning applications and in split-sets
• Features full complement friction reducing needle bearings
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PRW Flexplates for small block Chevy's

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Xtreme Duty SFI Flexplates for late model small block Chevys by PRW
PRW Industries Inc. is proud to introduce Xtreme Duty Platinum Series SFI Flexplates for the 1986-97 small block Chevy engine. SFI 29.1 approved and designed to exacting standards, these flexplates were manufactured using the finest cold welding processes to create the premiere product for street, high performance, and extreme duty racing applications. These flexplates were engineered as an internally balanced one piece plate available for both the small block V8 and the 90° V6 engines. Designed to take the punishment of high horsepower engines, the precision welded ring gears and the durable, 4mm center plate withstand maximum intensity rpm and the stress of engine torque. For more information, please contact: PRW (714) 792-1000 or www.PRW-USA.com

Highlights:

• 4mm thick centerplate
• Exceeds SFI 29.1 standards
• Available for both the small block V8 and the 90° V6 engines
• Precision welded using robotic machinery and a cold-welding process
• Engineered for the most rigorous racing while still suitable for the street
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PRW releases Super Pump for small block chevy

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PQX® High Performance Aluminum Water Pumps by PRW

Designed specifically for the 1969-87 small block Chevy engines, PRW Industries, Inc. engineered these high flow aluminum pumps to deliver a faster, increased water flow. These “super pumps” significantly improve cooling for all street, high performance, and racing applications. The pressure-injected, aluminum alloy pump bodies feature a precision cast-iron impeller design and pressure-balanced water passages to equalize flow and minimize engine hot spots at any speed. Other features include steel hubs for corrosion resistance and heavy duty, 0.750” shafts, and shielded-sealed roller ball bearings.

Highlights
• Block to hub 6.9735”
• .750” diameter steel shafts
• Aircraft industry tolerances
• Available in a satin-cast finish
• Reliable cast iron CNC machined impellers
• Pressure injected aluminum alloy pump bodies
• Billet steel hubs and shielded-seal roller ball bearings
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American Collectors Insurance News

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Restore Your Vehicle With Peace of Mind

Vehicles under restoration are like a work of art in progress. They require consistent care from a passionate owner. While you thumb through the Hot Rod Parts Guide looking to find the perfect piece for your car, insurance may be the furthest thing from your mind. However this is the exact time to think about protecting all that you have invested: the countless hours of your time and thousands of dollars of your hard-earned money. American Collectors Insurance offers coverage for stock and modified vehicles including those in restoration. Take comfort in knowing American Collectors has you covered so you can finish that masterpiece worry free.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Keep in mind that whether it is a muscle car, street rod, custom built truck or car, American Collectors Insurance provides overage for your collector vehicle. Coverage is available in all 50 states for ANY YEAR, ANY MAKE and ANY MODEL. That’s right! There are no restrictions on the age of the vehicle. If you use and treat your modern car like it is already a classic think of American Collectors!

Program features and availability vary by state. Please contact American Collectors Insurance for additional information
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PRW introduces a new edition to their elite line of high flow aluminum pumps!

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PQX® High Performance Aluminum Water Pumps by PRW

Designed specifically for the Ford 4.6L 1996-2001 & 2005-10 Mustang GT & Cobra engines, PRW Industries, Inc. introduces a new edition to their elite line of high flow aluminum pumps. Engineered to deliver a faster, increased water flow, these “super pumps” significantly improve cooling for all street, high performance, and racing applications. The pressure-injected, aluminum alloy pump bodies feature a precision cast-iron impeller design and pressure-balanced water passages to equalize flow and minimize engine hot spots at any speed. Other features include steel hubs for corrosion resistance and heavy duty, 0.750” shafts, and shielded-sealed roller ball bearings.
Highlights:

• Block to hub 3.430”
• .750” diameter steel shafts
• Aircraft industry tolerances
• Available in a satin-cast finish
• Reliable cast iron CNC machined impellers
• Pressure injected aluminum alloy pump bodies
• Billet steel hubs and shielded-seal roller ball bearings
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NCI Promotional Products

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NCI Promotional Products – “exclusive supplier for the Hot Rod Parts Guide”

12 Oz. Bistro Mug with your Company Logo. Designed to fit today’s single cup coffee makers. Stainless exterior with , insulated with black plastic liner. Features a spill-resistant thumb slide and sturdy 3- finger handle with thumb rest. 4-3/8” high

Check us out: www.ncipromotionalproducts.com
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Mattson’s Radiator News

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Mattson’s Radiator Back in Business

Mattson’s Custom Radiator, the high-end aluminum radiator manufacturer popular with top vehicle builders for several decades, is once again family owned and operated. After its owner of the past eight years fell victim to a struggling economy, Jack Mattson, Jr. and his son, Jack Mattson III, teamed together to reestablish the business originally started in 1957 by their father and grandfather, Jack Mattson. Now named Mattson’s Inc. Custom Radiator, the company also includes a subsidiary, The-Fan-Man, a top distributor of SPAL electric fans.

Armed with a new name, innovative new product designs, and a trusted manufacturing staff with 39 years of Mattson’s production experience, the Mattson family is set to put themselves back on top again with their meticulously crafted polished radiators.

Top builders in the industry are extremely supportive. According to Scott Bonowski, Grand National Roadster Show 2011 Builder of the Year, "At Hot Rods and Hobbies we always use the best products available. Mattson's craftsmanship never fails to impress, and we can be assured that not only are their aluminum radiators beautiful, but they are engineered to fit properly and perform as needed."

“We want people to know there’s a better radiator shop out there than they’ve seen. We have the quality they’re looking for,” says Jack Mattson, Jr. of the custom car builders and owners who show their vehicles. “Not only do we have the same high quality and level of service that we have been known for in the past,” adds Jack Mattson III, “but my dad is always tinkering with the designs to improve on them. Our new Sidewinder fan kit is an example of his design talents. He’s come up with a low-profile design and an offset motor that offers high volume output within limited space.”

Mattson’s was recently spotted displaying its wares at the SEMA show and several car shows in Southern California. If the gleaming product we’ve seen is any representation of what is available, we’ll be first in line.

About Mattson’s Inc. Custom Radiator and The-Fan-Man
Mattson’s Inc. Custom Radiator is a full service shop that utilizes your measurements and drawings to design a radiator for any project vehicle. Specializing in muscle cars, street rods, hot rods, classic trucks, show cars and trucks, lowriders, off-road trucks, race vehicles and more, Mattson’s prides itself in high quality construction and unique designs. All Mattson’s aluminum radiators feature 40% greater cooling efficiency than standard brass radiators, ultra-strong tanks and mounting flanges, show-quality TIG welding, a double pass design for increased cooling, and a billet aluminum filler neck. All are 100% pressure-tested and are compatible with all coolants.
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Meziere News

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Meziere Introduces the new Super Duty electric water pump for Modular Engine Ford.

Meziere Enterprises now builds a pump for street enthusiasts that run aftermarket belt driven superchargers. If your application requires the pump to work under the added stress of a high tension supercharger belt we offer a great new product. With the proven Meziere 55 gallon per minute flow rate technology and dual bearing idler pulley, this pump can stand up to the beating that the high RPM and the higher belt tension dish out. As with all electric pump conversions from Meziere, you increase horsepower to the wheels by reducing the engine driven load. You also get quick cool downs when at the track and reduced temperatures during stop and go driving.

Keeping up with the performance industry has its challenges. The mechanical belt tension and high boost rates associated with the aftermarket centrifugal supercharges are deadly to the bearings in the accessories that share the belt with the supercharger. With that in mind we built the Super Duty pump to live where no other pump can.
The new Ford Modular engine Super Duty electric water pump, part number WP349S can be ordered through Meziere or any of our numerous dealers in the US, Canada and Australia.

Retail Price $560.84

About Meziere Enterprises
Meziere Enterprises is the most innovative supplier of performance water pumps in the world. We design, develop and manufacture performance parts for all forms of motorsports and the serious hobbyist. We build components, for performance vehicles, and original equipment manufacturers. We manufacture in North America, but sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive cooling systems; driveline parts and chassis components. Meziere Enterprises is committed to product development, engineering, sales and customer service and is located in Escondido, California.
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NCI Promotional Products

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NCI Promotional Products – “exclusive supplier for the Hot Rod Parts Guide
Be Prepared – Put your logo on it. Reusable, heavyweight hooded Poncho. 10oz. each. One size fits all.
Perfect giveaway for outdoor events, outings, or take to the track.

Check us out: www.ncipromotionalproducts.com
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DAKOTA DIGITAL Releases the VHX Series of Instrumentation

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DEBUTING THE 1957 CHEVY CAR APPLICATION


Dakota Digital is proud to unveil the VHX Series of Instrumentation! The first product to debut in this family is the legendary 1957 Chevy car application. The VHX Series brings years of development and decades of automotive engineering experience to this quickly evolving product line. Offering lighted needles, backlit faces and full character message centers for all displays, the VHX Series provides a fresh approach to outfitting a custom vehicle. The VHX Series utilizes solid state sensors and precision stepper motors for the ultimate in accuracy, coupled with a limited lifetime warranty for complete support both now and in the future. The VHX Series allows for future plug-in expansion modules, allowing nearly any type or amount of vehicle data to be shown within the message centers. The 1957 Chevy Instrument System attaches directly into the stock instrument pod and utilizes either a stock or aftermarket wiring harness, and stock, modified or late model drivetrain. Systems available with a blue or red display color and either a satin silver or carbon fiber style face.

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SpeedStuff, LLC - Your automotive dress-up parts supplier

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32" Chrome tilt steering column, floor shift, with chromed aluminum banjo steering wheel, horn button and steering wheel adapter.
Dash ignition. $500.00 + S&H

32" Chrome tilt steering column, column shift, with chromed aluminum banjo steering wheel, horn button and steering wheel adapter. Dash ignition. $550.00 + S&H

32" Chrome tilt steering column, floor shift, with chromed aluminum banjo steering wheel, horn button and steering wheel adapter. Column ignition. $550.00 + S&H

33" Chrome tilt steering column, column shift, chromed aluminum banjo steering wheel, horn button and steering wheel adapter. Column ignition. $600.00 + S&H



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ROCKET RACING | LAUNCHER SERIES WHEELS FOR 2010

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Premium Wheels Available in Three Different Finishes are Purpose-Built for Traditional Hot Rods & Street Rods.

Vintage drag and hot rod enthusiasts can now preserve the classic look and feel of their golden age hot rods, street rods and muscle cars, without sacrificing style, safety or affordability with Rocket Performance Machine’s new nostalgia-inspired Launcher Series wheels for 2010. Rocket Launcher wheels maintain the original Nostalgia Gasser 10 spoke spindle mount appearance of 50s and 60s drag cars. During that golden age of drag racing, 10 and 12 spoke Gasser front runners could be found on everything from, “run what you brung” roadsters, to full blown and supercharged Altereds and Gassers. Back then, the 15x4 ½ size fronts were only available as spindle mounts on straight axles, but Rocket uses a much safer five lug bolt-on application for its Launcher Series. In addition, Rocket Launcher Series wheels are load rated at a full 1560 lbs per wheel. Available in three different finishes including Gray Painted Centers with Machined Outers, Fully Polished and Full Satin "As Cast", Rocket Launcher Series traditional styling, bolt-on performance and unbelievable pricing are sure to impress even the most seasoned vintage drag and hot rod enthusiasts. Like all other Rocket Performance Machine wheels, the Rocket Launcher Series wheels are precision-crafted, designed and tested to meet or exceed U.S. D.O.T. Requirements & SAE Standards.
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Modern Chevrolet Performance Parts | Chevy LSX454 Big Block Crate Engine

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With the LSX Bowtie block, GM Performance Parts engineers were able to build a 21st century 454 with the latest technology – and it requires no more space under the hood than a production LS engine. It’s perfect as the power plant for a late-model Camaro drag car or a high-tech retro-fit for a ’70 Chevelle pro-touring machine. The LSX454 is filled with an all-forged, super-tough rotating assembly and features a pair of our new, deep-breathing LSX six-bolt cylinder heads. It also comes dressed with all-new orange powder-coated valve covers with engraved “LSX454” logos. With a carburetor and high-flow GM Performance Parts intake manifold, the LSX454 is good for about 620 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque —or about 580 hp and 600 lb-ft. with fuel injection. We offer the best service and availability for the full line of GM Performance crate engines, component parts, and dress up parts. Please give us a call for all of your Performance Parts needs and questions.
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CON2R | Custom(er) Designed Steering Wheels

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The world of steering wheels has just been spun around by CON2R. With their "Custom(er) Designed” system you can - for the first time ever - create the perfect wheel for your ride from more than 250,000 component combinations that include spoke patterns, trim designs and grip colors.
Built on a fabricated steel frame available in 3 offsets, these 15” diameter wheels feature a center blow horn button and standard 3 bolt mount pattern. Priced at $319.95
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Thermo-Tec Automotive Products | Exhaust Wrap Kits

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Now you can get everything you need for a complete, professional installation of our exhaust wrap, all in one package and save money. Kits include Exhaust Insulating Wrap, Hi-Heat protective coating and stainless steel Snap Strap for easy installation; available in original and black. For each Wrap there are two different sizes, one for the motorcycle and 4 cylinders and a kit for the 6-8 cylinder engines. Benefits include a reduction in under-hood temperatures, improved horsepower and torque and added protection for sensitive parts.
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Clayton Machine Works Introduces Muscle Car Pedal Assembly

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Huntsville, Alabama - Clayton Machine Works (CMW) announces the addition of direct bolt-in pedal assemblies to their growing muscle car product line-up which offer unmatched styling for both manual and automatic transmission applications. Machined from forged aluminum, the assemblies are available for first & second generation Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and Firebird, as well as most other applications. Each manual kit comes complete with brake and clutch arms, pedals with dimpled rubber pads, throttle assembly, and all necessary hardware needed for installation and retails for $659.00. Automatic transmission applications are offered without the clutch arm and come with a wider brake pedal, and have a suggested retail price of $479.00. Clayton Machine Works’ motto sums it up. “With a true commitment to design, quality and excellence, Clayton Machine Works is taking it to the next level.” They are the designer and manufacturer of high style automotive products such as valve covers, door handles and window cranks, throttle assemblies, dome lights and other trim pieces for interior and exterior use. Virtually the entire line of CMW parts is capable of looking like “one off” parts without the “one-off” price.

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Calico Coatings | Header Coatings

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High-performance coatings have been used in NASCAR® for more than a decade and Calico Coatings has been there since the inception. Calico is a performance coating applicator that provides superior coating solutions to race teams, engine builders, the U.S. Military and other industries that have issues with friction, wear, heat and corrosion. Their coating solutions include Teflon®, ceramic, dry film lubricants, phosphate, PVD and Titanium Nitride coatings. Headers are coated with Calico’s CoolKrome coating, a high-luster, ceramic coating that eliminates thermal fatigue, increases horsepower and reduces under hood temperatures up to 30%. Calico prides itself on thoroughly understanding their customers’ challenges, often customizing coatings to meet their specific needs. We understand how important your time is and we are dedicated to providing unbeatable turnaround time and the highest quality and service in the industry.
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Heidts | Chevy 1955 - 57 Triangular 4-Link

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HEIDTS ‘55-’57 Chevy Car Triangulated 4-Link Kit is a very popular kit as it does not require a Panhard Rod And can handle some serious horse power. Bars are fully adjustable, 1-1/4” X .156 tube with 3/4” stainless adjusters and urethane bushings, angled and straight chassis brackets, tabs and hardware. These kits are available in plain steel or polished stainless steel tubes.
NOTE: Intended for stock or aftermarket frames.

Kit includes: Chassis and axle brackets, adjustable links, full upper coil-over crossmember, adjustable HEIDTS coil-over's and all hardware. with no cutting or floor modifications. Adjustable 4-link mounts allow suspension tuning. Axle housing with brackets installed, 3rd member, axles and rear brakes also available.
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Fatman Fabrications | 1957 - 1964 Ford Tubular Control Arms.

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Fatman Fabrication has kept busy developing more new parts for the popular Fifties Fords! Tubular control arms will trick up your car’s appearance, and incorporate revised upper control arms to achieve modern alignment settings. They replace the originals, using OEM rubber bushings on the bottom for a comfortable ride and a molded urethane lower spring seat to reduce noise while being removable for conversions to Airride or QA-1 coilovers. A further improvement for the 63-64 cars is an upgrade to the front bushing mounts that eliminates the troublesome original cranked adjuster bolts. A CNC machined alloy steel upper arm shaft is fitted with urethane bushings for enhanced control. New ball joints are installed into the CNC machined sleeves, TIG welded to .188 DOM alloy steel tubing. Sway bar mounts are provided to use to complete the installation.
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