Parts Shopper

Way Cool New Stuff

Eric Kaminsky - October 01, 2012 03:02 PM


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Pistol grip shifter
Heide Performance Products brings a touch of nostalgia to late-model Mopars with its pistol grip shifter. Designed for automatic transmission-equipped Dodge Challengers, Charger and Magnums, plus the Chrysler 300, it is made of stainless steel, which is then polished and fitted with polycarbonate grips. Faux woodgrain and faux carbon fiber grips are also available, as are colors upon special request. The top of the shifter features the HPP logo.
Heide Performance Products
(248) 307-4263

Premium oil filter
Pennzoil adds to its extensive selection of filters with their new Platinum HE oil filter. Featuring an exclusive synthetic-blended two-ply filter media, the company notes it is designed to remove 99 percent of engine oil impurities. A silicone anti-drain back valve helps prevent dry starts, while the PFTE-impregnated sealing gasket makes installation and removal easy. Inside, a steel spiral wound center tube and end caps provide structural strength.

Leak detector
Locate vacuum or pressure leaks quickly and easily without the need for electricity or compressed air with the Hose Tester system from Oomph! Labs, developers of the Hose Candy product line. Designed for use with Hose Candy Sidewinders, a quick-coupler system, the kit comes with modular connectors and adapters to work with fuel pressure and vacuum gauges, plus tees and plugs. It can test lines from 3/32- to ½-inch, and includes a storage case. It is not designed for pressure testing radiators, heater hoses or cooling systems.
Hose Candy
(866) 760-5848

Dial bore gauge
Get accurate reading on the size of your engine’s cylinders with this electronic dial bore gauge from Sunnen Products. Featuring large, six-digit LED readouts for easy visibility, it can check bore sizes from 0.54 inches (1.37mm) up to 12 inches (300mm), and lengths up to 24 inches, and is accurate to +/- 0.00012 inches. Accessories include a right angle attachment, blind hole probes and probe extensions. Battery life, under normal conditions, is 5,000 hours.
Sunnen Products
(800) 325-3670

Mustang suspension system
Improve the handling and performance of your 2005-2012 Mustang or Shelby with the Shelby Track Pack suspension system from Shelby Performance Parts. Engineered to balance the weight of all models, from V-6-powered Mustangs through the Shelby GT500, the full coilover suspension kit features single adjustable custom valve inserts for the front and rear, allowing the driver to customize spring rates based on driving style. Also included are rear control arms, rear coilover shocks, front struts with integrated caster/camber plates, a Watt’s-type link with higher capacity differential cover, and all linkage and brackets necessary for installation.
Shelby Performance Parts (702) 405-3500

Mopar control arms
QA1 has re-engineered their Mopar upper and lower control arms for increased strength and durability, and they are now available for A-, B- and E-bodies. Made from DOM seamless tubing, they save weight but still bolt back into factory mounting locations. The upper control arms have polyurethane inner pivot bushings, and increase caster adjustment by approximately three degrees. The lower arms are ready to bolt in to any stock K-frame or QA1 tubular K-frame. Bushings, shafts and other hardware necessary for installation are included.
(800) 721-7761

Boss 302 intake
When Ford introduced the 2012 Mustang Boss 302, it highlighted the car’s performance heritage while bringing it to a new generation. Airaid has now teamed with Boss 302 racing champion Parnelli Jones to release a special edition intake system for this car as part of its MXP Series. It features a 4¼-inch diameter carbon fiber intake tube, a billet plate that accepts the factory MAP sensor, and a roto-molded cold air box that keeps hot engine air from reaching the 1,300 cfm air filter. The filter is available in either an oiled or non-oiled version, and is washable and re-usable. All necessary mounting hardware is included, and the system utilizes the factory mounting points.
(888) 876-8984

Detailing products
Keep your car or truck looking its best with these detailing products, available from Summit Racing Equipment. Their private label line includes their Quick Cut HD Rubbing Compound for removing sanding scratches on basecoat/clearcoat finishes; Quick Cut Polishing Compound for erasing wet/dry sanding marks before turning into a polish; Power Buffing Glaze, for removing compounding swirls, especially on dark colored vehicles; All In One Rubbing Compound & Polish, which produces a high-gloss finish, and can remove sanding scratches after color sanding; Hand Glaze, for a gentle, silicone-free finish; and Quick Shine Instant Detailer, to remove dust, dirt, fingerprints and smudges. All liquids are available in 16- or 32-ounce bottles. Summit also offers Body Clay, to remove impurities from wax, plus paint overspray and other contaminants. Use of the detailer spray with the body clay is recommended.
Summit Racing Equipment
(800) 230-3030

G8 hood panel
Dress up your Pontiac G8’s engine bay with this polished and vented hood panel from American Car Craft. Made in the U.S. from 304 stainless steel, which has been polished to a mirror finish and will not tarnish, rust or fade, the “peel and stick” installation is quick and easy. It fits 2008-2009 V-6, GT or GXP G8 models with a stock hood only.
American Car Craft
(727) 861-1500

Chevy floor mats
Give your 1955 or 1956 Chevrolet interior a fresh new look with these period-correct reproduction floor mats from Classic Industries. Measuring approximately 16 by 18 inches, they are made from high-quality plastisol, which duplicate the original grain, texture and color while providing a longer life than rubber mats. They feature an embossed Bow Tie emblem, and are available in all seven original factory colors (black, dark blue, red, light green, light blue, brown and turquoise).
Classic Industries
(800) 854-1280

Plastic repair stapler
Make repairs to broken and damaged plastic parts with Eastwood’s Hot Stapler. The system utilizes stainless steel staples (flat, wave or contour), which are heated then pushed halfway into the broken parts, and when they cool, a permanent reinforcement between the broken halves is made. With three heat settings, it can be used on a variety of plastic materials and thicknesses, such as urethane bumper covers, consoles, dashes, and more. It comes in a sturdy, toolbox-like carrying case, which holds the stapler, power unit with cord, and staples (100 of each variety).
Eastwood (800) 343-9353

GM A-arms
Improve handling as well as front end stability in your 1967-69 Camaro, 1967-69 Firebird or 1968-74 Nova with new A-arms from BMR suspension. Made from 1¼-inch and 1½-inch DOM tubing with 3/16-inch
mounting plates, both upper and lower arms feature low-deflection, internally-fluted polyurethane bushings with easy-to-access grease fittings. Upper arms have CNC-machined cross shafts. They are sold as a complete system or individually, and are available in either a black hammertone finish or red powdercoating.
BMR Suspension (813) 986-9302