Way Cool New Stuff
Eric Kaminsky - July 23, 2012 10:14 AM
ATI Performance Products expands their product line with a transbrake valvebody for Powerglide transmissions. CNC-machined from billet aluminum, it is a direct replacement, forward pattern unit that features minimum restriction, high flow passages and ATI’s patented adjustable pressure regulator. It is available as a transmission upgrade option, or as part of ATI’s Superglide lightweight options package.
ATI Performance Products
Get the look and feel of the muscle car era, but with a modern twist, when you put a set of these Magnum wheels offered by YearOne on your car. Using the original design as an inspiration, the company has cast these wheels in aluminum (the originals were stamped steel), and they come in a 17-inch diameter, in both eight- and nine-inch widths. It is available in either the 4.5-inch bolt pattern (used on Mopars and Fords) or the 4.75-inch bolt pattern (used by GM). A variety of backspacings are available. The wheels feature a machined finish with black powdercoated recesses, and wheels accept original center caps and lug nuts.
They are sold individually or in sets of four.
YearOne, (800) 932-7663
LS valley cover
Improve the rigidity of Gen II LS engine blocks with a valley cover from Hamburger’s Performance Products. They are CNC-machined from a solid block of 6061-T6 of aerospace-grade aluminum. The cover features chamfered edges, with reinforcing ribs underneath, and is designed to fit snugly beneath the intake manifold. Measuring just 0.48-inch thick, it installs with hand tools, using the included stainless steel button socket head screws. It also retains the factory O-ring, and has a red anodized finish.
Hamburger’s Performance Products
High flow air filter
Increase airflow, and thereby increase horsepower, with the ExtraFlow series of air cleaners from Spectre Performance. Elements are available in three sizes (14x3 inches, 14x4 inches and 14x5 inches), and feature a recessed base, which fits most popular 5 1/8-inch carb and throttle body flanges. Air enters through both the sides and the top. Available in four colors, the filters come pre-oiled, and are washable and reusuable.
Vintage style knockoffs
Add a touch of nostalgia to your vehicle with a set of vintage-style knockoffs from Rocket Racing Wheels. Designed to fit any of the Rocket Fuel, Booster, Injector, Igniter, Launcher, Strike and Velocity series wheels the company offers, it can be used on either five-lug or six-lug applications. It features threaded adapters (sold in pairs, one left hand and one right hand threads), and comes in either flat angle or deep angle version in your choice of either polished or chrome finish.
Rocket Racing Wheels
Automotive Racing Products (ARP) adds to their extensive line of fasteners with a new head stud kit for Ford flathead engines. Included are studs made from premium-grade, 8740 chrome moly steel, which is then heat treated to a nominal tensile strength of 200,000 psi, enough to provide clamping force to prevent a head gasket failure, even in supercharged applications. Acorn nuts made from solid stainless steel with a polished finish are also included. Designed to be compatible with Edelbrock finned aluminum heads, there are two versions available: one fits 1938-’48 engines; the other fits 1949-’53 engines.
Brake proportioning valve
Simplify the process of mounting, plumbing and wiring custom brake systems with this proportioning valve, available from Wilwood. The combination block separates the front and rear brake circuits, and it can be used with any tandem outlet or dual mount master cylinder assembly. In the rear, there is a single inlet and a single outlet, with an adjustable proportioning valve. Up front, there is a single inlet and two outlets. The proportioning valve can be run as a single outlet with the other outlet plugged, or split to go to each of the front calipers. The brake light switch is activated by pressure in the front circuit. The forged body has two
5/16-inch through holes for mounting the unit either to the frame or a reinforced chassis brace.
Chevrolet car covers
Protect your prized Chevrolet car or truck from the elements with an OER-authorized car cover, available from Classic Industries. For garage-kept vehicles, the company offers Diamond Blue, a single-layer cover to protect from dust and dirt. SoftShield is a woven flannel cover that helps stops nicks and dings when a car is in storage. Outside, the company offers Titanium, a single-layer, water-resistant polyester with a reflective barrier; Titanium Plus adds a soft cotton inner lining. WeatherBlockerPlus is a durable, non-woven, four-layer material that provides the ultimate in outdoor coverage, while remaining breathable to prevent mildew. Diamond Fleece is a three-layer fabric, good for indoor and occasional outdoor use. These covers feature double-stitched seams, mirror pockets, no-scratch grommets, and elastic in both front and rear.
Classic Industries, (800) 854-1280
Improve the handling, stopping power and steering of your 1955-‘57 Chevy by installing this independent front suspension system from Jim Meyer Racing. Jig-built, the assembly bolts right up to existing factory chassis holes using basic hand tools, with no cutting or welding required. It includes GM spindles, ball joints and 11-inch disc brakes (with Wilwood or Baer brakes as options), an optional one-inch anti-sway bar, manual steering (power steering optional), aluminum coilover shocks with powdercoated springs, and tubular A-arms. The assembly features a two-inch lower stance and one-inch narrower track width. It comes complete with detailed photo instructions.
Jim Meyer Racing, (800) 824-1752
Camaro interior trim
Legendary Auto Interiors is now offering “as original” interiors for 1967 to 1981 Camaro. Several hundred products, including seat covers and door panels, are available for these model years. Seats are manufactured to factory specifications using heavyweight vinyl, reproduced in the original grains and colors. Door panels include details such as original-style die-electric heat sealing, precision-cut filler boards for a padded three-dimensional look, and correctly located cutouts.
Legendary Auto Interiors
Underhood dress up kit
Add some underhood bling to your 2012 and newer Mustang with billet accessories from UPR Products. They range from fuse box covers to strut cap covers, hood pin bezels, dipstick handles, master cylinder covers and cap covers. Made in the U.S. from CNC-machined billet aluminum, the pieces are available in satin, polished or black finishes. Each component includes instructions and any necessary hardware.
UPR Products, (561) 588-6630
Channellock adds to its extensive product line with the 758 flush cutter. Measuring 7½ inches long, it is designed to get into tight spaces to cleanly snip plastic ties and up to 10-20 AWG copper wire with its laser heat-treated cutting edge. Made in the U.S. from drop-forged, high-carbon C1080 steel, it also features the company’s signature blue comfort grips.