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Way Cool New Stuff

By Eric Kaminsky - February 14, 2013 09:54 AM


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Mustang wiring harness

When making an engine swap using the 2005-2009 Mustang GT three-valve 4.6L engine, complete your project with a new wiring harness from Ron Francis Wiring. Offered in both panel/telorvek style or wrapped, it is available for both manual and 5R55S automatic transmissions. Kits come complete with everything to hook up factory sensors, ECM (although reprogramming is necessary), electric fans, fuel pump wiring and diagnostic ports, plus detailed instructions.

Ron Francis Wiring

(610) 485-1981


Corvette radiator

Flex-A-Lite has added to their line of direct fit Flex-a-Fit aluminum radiators with models for 1963-1972 and 1973-1982 Corvettes. Available with either front or side outlets, they are available with or without electric fans. The radiator/fan combination bolts in without drilling or cutting required. The electric fan moves 3,300cfm of air, and comes mounted on the radiator from the factory. Radiators feature a two-row, one-inch all-aluminum core with side tanks hand-welded to patented “T” channels. The company also sells an optional direct-fit transmission cooler kit (shown) for automatic-equipped cars.


(253) 922-2700


Thermal insulation 

Keep the interior of your vehicle cooler and quieter by installing Under Carpet Lite from Boom Mat. The multi-layer composite material measures just ½-inch thick, and is easily installed by mechanical fasteners or with the company’s high-temperature spray adhesive (sold separately). It features three layers of acoustic and thermal insulating material over a base material. It prevents the transfer of noise, rattles and squeaks, and eliminates up to 85 percent of unwanted heat. It is available in four sizes:

24 x 54 inches (nine square feet), 48 x 54 inches (18 sq. ft.),

54 x 72 inches (27 sq. ft.), or in bulk (one linear foot x 54 inches).

Boom Mat

(800) 264-9472

Charger scoop emblem
Dress up the hood scoop on your 1970 Dodge Charger R/T with this reproduction emblem from TrimParts. Made to original Mopar specifications, it features red letters outlined in bright aluminum with a black background. Two versions are available: one with original-style studs on the back (it comes complete with fasteners), the other with automotive double-back tape instead of studs. Both are officially licensed Mopar Authentic Restoration items.
(513) 934-0815 

Camaro license plate bracket

Man Machine Interface expands its line of patented Aero-Plate front license plate mounting brackets with one for the Gen 5 Camaro. Precision CNC-machined from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum, it comes complete with stainless steel fasteners for durability and corrosion resistance. It mounts to the bottom of the front fascia using factory screw locations, so there are no holes to drill. It can be installed without having to raise the car, and comes in either a black anodized or polished finish.

Man Machine Interface

(440) 871-6496 

Keyless ignition system
Flaming River has expanded its line of keyless ignition systems to now include a “hands free” programmable unit that utilizes RFID technology to remotely start your vehicle. The system can be installed in any vehicle, or can also be integrated into the company’s line of tilt steering columns. The programmable feature allows you to use an existing keyless entry fob, as well as add additional key fobs. An emergency bypass mode allows the vehicle to be started by inputting a unique PIN number. The system can be mounted in the dash, or in either a floor shift or column shift tilt column.
Flaming River
(800) 648-8022
Master cylinder
Improve the look of your engine bay while also improving braking efficiency with a tandem chamber master cylinder from Wilwood Engineering. It features a slotted flange mounting (accommodating mounts between 3.22 and 3.40-inch centers), so it can be installed in a variety of vehicles, and comes in 7/8-inch, 1-inch and
11/8 inch bore sizes, making the unit compatible with both manual or power brake systems. A bellows gasket is found under the black anodized billet lid, and the cylinder is available in either in bare aluminum, media burnished or black E-coated finish. Dual outlets allow for either right or left hand plumbing, depending on mount location.
Wilwood Engineering
(805) 388-1188

C5/C6 Coilovers

Eliminate the tranverse leaf springs in your C5 or C6 Corvette by installing these coilovers from MTI Racing. Produced in conjunction with Bilstein, the coilover kit features inverted shock mounting, CNC-machined billet components, resulting in a 50 percent reduction in unsprung weight as well as crisper, more responsive handling. Made in the U.S., the shocks have stainless steel inserts, an anodized finish, custom Aurora spherical bearings, and the ability to make quick ride height adjustments.

MTI Racing

(770) 919-7774


’57 Chevy dash panel

Classic Thunder Road expands their product line with a new series of instrument panels for 1957 Chevys. Made from high-quality ABS composite material, the main dash panel is a two-piece assembly that forms a shroud around the steering column; a separate two-gauge cluster mounts on the dash to the right of the main cluster. Available in three finishes (matte black, brushed aluminum or carbon fiber), they come with or without gauges and wiring harness. Buyers have a choice of AutoMeter gauges or the company’s High Velocity or Concours gauges. The main panel houses a speedometer, tachometer, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, while the secondary panel has a fuel gauge and voltmeter.

Classic Thunder Road

(866) 882-3535 


Wiring harness

Replace a damaged, brittle or malfunctioning wiring harness in your 1974 to 1977 Camaro with this new one from Painless Performance. It has 18 circuits, which will handle all standard factory components, plus allow connections for modern aftermarket accessories. The harnesses follow the same path as factory originals, and utilize factory attachment points. Each harness has a large six-gauge charge wire to handle 125-plus amp alternators. All exterior lights have correct sockets and bulbs pre-installed, and the assembly includes a fully integrated ground circuit.

Painless Performance

(800) 423-9696


Brake duct kit

Keep the front brakes on your 2010-2012 Mustang GT cooler with this duct kit from Classic Design Concepts. Designed to be used in conjunction with the company’s chin spoiler, the kit include four ABS ducts feeding air through 2½-inch tubes onto the surface of the front brake rotors. No drilling is required for installation, and it does not require relocating the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

Classic Design Concepts

(866) 624-7997


Performance wheels

Hotchkis Sports Suspension is now offering racing-inspired cast aluminum wheels for late model GM, Chrysler and Ford muscle cars. Three different styles are available: H-Sport (a multi-spoke design available in Gloss Silver or Matte Black), S-Sport (a double five-spoke design, available in Gloss Silver or Matte Black with machine polished accents), and Y-Sport (available in a Matte Graphite finish or machine polished face with Matte Graphite accents). All come in 20-inch diameters, with the H-Sport and S-Sport wheels being 8½ inches wide for the front and 9½ inches wide for the rear, while the Y-Sport is nine inches wide in front and 10 inches wide for the rear. They are designed to fit factory and aftermarket tires, and clear factory and aftermarket big brake kits.

Hotchkis Sports Suspension

(888) 735-6425






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