Way Cool New Stuff
Compiled by Eric Kaminsky - January 05, 2012 10:00 AM
Camaro engine covers
Let everyone know that you have serious horsepower on tap in your 2010-’12 Camaro with a set of supercharger engine covers from SLP Performance Parts. The two-piece, injection molded covers fit the company’s TVS 2300 supercharger packages, and have an aluminum emblem that reads “Supercharged by SLP”. They are available unpainted, or can be painted to match your car’s color (you must specify year, make, model, VIN number and color code when ordering). Detailed installation instructions are included.
SLP Performance Parts
’Cuda Wiring kit
Upgrade or replace the electrical system in your 1970-’74 ’Cuda or Challenger with a Classic Wiring Update Kit from American Autowire. The kit is designed specifically for modified or Pro Touring styled cars, not OEM restorations. It will handle upgrades like electric fans or aftermarket gauges and air conditioning systems. The package includes headlight, dimmer and ignition switches, fuses, relays, connectors and terminals, boots, grommets, plus wiring harnesses.
Engine installation tool
Make the work of removing or installing an engine and attached transmission a little easier with the Pivot from Mac’s Custom Tie Downs. The articulated engine lift plate can be adjusted up to 35 degrees, and is drilled to accept most common two- and four-barrel carb mounts. Adapters, which are sold separately, are available for specific GM, Ford and blower engines; consult the website for the complete list.
Mac’s Custom Tie Downs
Combine two vital engine monitoring gauges – the tachometer and speedometer – into one with this combo unit available from Doc’s Kustom. Made in the U.S. by their Omega Kustom Instruments division, the gauges feature a 4.725-inch stainless bezel with a glass lens, which will fit in a 4.375-inch hole. The speedometer features one-button programming, and includes an odometer and trip odometer, and goes up to 140 mph. The tachometer measures up to 8,000 rpm. They are available in black, white, tan or silver, and are covered by a three-year warranty. The company also makes custom gauge panels.
Cool New Stuff
Heated windshield washer kit
Keep your windshields clear of frost, ice and snow this winter by installing this heated windshield washer kit from LMC Truck. The kit heats washer fluid to 125 to 135 degrees, and the unit activates when it senses battery voltage higher than 13.0 volts (engine running). The initial heating cycle takes approximately 30 seconds, and then delivers a 50 to 60cc spray in the first three seconds after it is turned on. An additional three-second spray is available in 10 to 20 seconds. The kit installs inline between the windshield washer reservoir and the spray nozzles, with wiring connected directly to the battery with an included ground cable and fused power cable. Mounting hardware and bracket are also included.
Jim Inglese Weber Caburetion expands its product line with a crossram intake for 289-302ci small-block Fords. Each system is built to order, with model-specific linkage conversions for many of the company’s carburetion systems. They include a low-pressure fuel regulator with fittings, stainless steel liquid-filled pressure gauge, a Fel-Pro gasket set, stainless steel intake bolt set, synchrometer, and a detailed tuning and set-up manual. Customizing options include polished manifolds, custom-finished carbs, chrome linkages and air cleaners.
Jim Inglese Weber Carburetion
Get firmer, quicker shifts in Chevrolets and GMCs equipped with 153-tooth V-8 engines with a 10-spline disc (except for the 400ci with two-piece rear main) with this multi-disc system from Centerforce. It includes a pressure plate, disc set, floater, lightweight steel flywheel, plus necessary mounting hardware, and replaces the stock assembly, making it a direct bolt-in replacement. The patent pending system is designed for vehicles with high power levels, and it has a high torque capacity of 1,300 lbs-ft at the flywheel. A specification card is included with each unit. To find a dealer near you, call or visit the website.
Improve performance and add some underhood sparkle on 1998-2002 Camaros and Firebirds equipped with an LS1 engine with a new alternator from Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories. Available in either 105-amp OEM replacement model or 140-amp OEM upgrade version, they both feature heavy-duty copper coils and spike-resistant diodes, with a low idle cut-in internal voltage regulator. The 105-amp model is available in cast, chrome or polished finishes, while the 140-amp model is available only in chrome or polished finishes.
Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories
Firebird/Trans Am interiors
Freshen up the interior of your 1967-’81 Firebird or Trans Am with a new set of seat upholstery and door panels from Legendary Auto Interiors. These reproduction pieces are designed to look and fit like factory originals. Front bucket seats are available in either standard or deluxe form, and rear seat upholstery is available for hardtop models. Door panels feature appropriate cut outs for window and door cranks and handles. Check the website for color availability.
Legendary Auto Interiors
Ford rearend girdle
Strengthen your 8.8-inch Ford rearend with this cover from Brad’s Custom Auto. Made from CNC-machined aircraft-grade cast aluminum, the girdle features a reinforced crossbar, which houses bolts that apply pressure to the bearing caps. Combined with the thick casting, this helps prevent cap deflection under severe loads. It also includes a fill port and drain plug for easy servicing, plus an increased fluid capacity of approximately ½ pint, which helps lower operating temperatures. Each girdle is hand-deburred and inspected prior to shipment, and comes complete with bolts, gasket and installation instructions.
Brad’s Custom Auto
Decal application gel
If you thought that trying to apply large vinyl graphics or decals to your vehicle might be a job too big to tackle, Phoenix Graphix has the solution for you – literally. Their new Slide-On Application Gel allows for decals to be maneuvered, positioned and straightened before they are permanently adhered, and helps eliminate wrinkles and bubbles. It comes in a 16-ounce bottle. Once applied, the decals or graphics can be covered with Slide-Over UV Protectant & Conditioner to maintain their “like new” appearance. It is available in an 8-ounce bottle.
Chevelle A/C system
Add cooling and heating for your 1968-’69 Chevelle with an in-dash Hurricane system from Old Air Products. You can choose from an electronic slide control, or use integrated switching using the factory controls if you want to maintain an original appearance. The modular heating, air conditioning and defrost assembly is designed to provide tri-level cold or warm air. Complete systems include louvers, duct hose, wiring harness, switches, expansion valve, heater valves, compressor, condenser, drier, pressure safety switch, A/C/ hose kit, plus necessary mounting brackets and hardware.
Old Air Products