Way cool new stuff
Compiled by Eric Kaminsky - January 11, 2012 10:00 AM
Keep the engine in your 1955-’57 Chevy or GMC pickup, Suburban or panel delivery truck from overheating with this cooling module from Be Cool. The bolt-in, modular assembly can handle up to 750hp, and is available with either a cross-flow or down-flow double row one-inch core. Fully assembled with a wiring harness, waterproof 40 amp temperature relays (which turns fans on at 195° and off at 175°), and vented aluminum recovery tank, it comes complete with a 12 to 15 psi billet aluminum cap, dual 11-inch chrome high-torque puller fans, polished stainless steel fan shroud and a fabricated aluminum core support. For vehicles with air conditioning, modules include a dual-pass condenser, brackets and hard lines.
Mustang hose kits
Improve the look of the engine bay in your 1965-69 Mustang while providing protection for a variety of hoses with the Hose Candy kit from Oomph! Labs. Included are Hose Skins™, which are made from carbon fiber and Kevlar, and slip over radiator, heater, brake booster and vacuum lines; BOA Clamps™, which heat shrink to conform to any shape, and replace metal clamps, plus Sidewinder couplers, for making quick connections. Hose Skins are available in a variety of colors. The kit also comes with high temperature silicone hoses, a bottle of the company’s Liquid Clamp, and heat shrink wraps.
Oomph! Labs, (866) 760-5848
Demon air cleaner
Initially designed for the 625 cfm Street Demon carburetor, this air cleaner also fits all modular-style Demon carbs. Measuring 14 inches in diameter and supplied with a three-inch deep filter element, the chrome-plated assembly also has a return flange built into its recessed base, at the gasket, which allows it to be used on carbs with choke-operating mechanisms. It comes with two securing studs (¼-inch x 20 threads per inch, for the Street Demon, and 5/16-inch x 18 threads per inch, for other Demon carbs). It is topped off by a tri-lobe wing nut.
Accessory drive brackets
Properly mount accessory drive components when you swap a GM LS engine into a muscle car or truck with these brackets from Holley Performance. Designed to give a factory-style appearance and correct belt alignment, kits are available for Corvettes, F-bodies or trucks, with or without air conditioning, and can be used with any water pump or balancer offset. Although they are shipped with a natural finish, they can be painted, coated or plated. All necessary brackets and hardware are included, allowing you to source the various components from a donor vehicle, salvage yard or parts supplier.
Plasma cutter guide
Cut clean circles, curves, radii and straight lines with Eastwood’s plasma cutting guide, designed specifically for the company’s Versa Cut plasma cutter. Featuring large, 13/8-inch diameter wheels and a ¼-inch adjustable rod, it can cut circles from three to 16 inches in diameter in materials up to 3/8-inch thick. It also has a spring-loaded screw that can be inserted through the center guide hole to support the metal being cut.
Get the look of a race car and improve the aerodynamics of your 2010-2014 Mustang, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500 with this rear spoiler from Kenny Brown Performance. Inspired by the spoiler found on the factory Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition Mustang, this unit is manufactured in California by Paul Brown Racing. It is four inches wider, two inches taller and two inches deeper than the racing version. Made from fiberglass to OEM specifications, it features carbon fiber endpieces, and attaches directly to the rear decklid.
Kenny Brown Performance
Improve the performance of your Powerglide transmission with this replacement for the low gear band from ATI Performance Products. Designed for use with lightweight aluminum drums, it is made from cast steel, and provides 21 percent more clamping area over a stock unit. The band’s friction lining helps ensure high performance and longevity.
ATI Performance Products
MSD Performance has introduced a new line of starters, called DynaForce. Featuring all new components, the starter has a 3.4hp motor, gear reduction of 4.4:1, a blueprinted solenoid, ball bearing supported armature and pinion gear, and a billet mounting bracket that be rotated into several different positions to help clear oil pans, exhaust systems or suspension parts. The unit is powdercoated in MSD red. Shown is the model for 318 to 440ci Chrysler V-8s. The company also makes starters for Chevy V-8s, GM LS engines, Pontiacs, small- and big-block Fords and Ford FE powerplants. ￼
Lessen road noise and keep water and debris out of your 1965-’68 GM station wagon with a set of new tailgate seals from Steele Rubber. Crafted from original parts, these seals fit Chevrolet Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala, Caprice and Pontiac Catalina, Bonneville and Executive wagons. Made in the U.S. from heat- and ozone-resistant materials, they are come with a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Give your engine bay an update with PerfectMatch™ components from Trans-Dapt Performance Products. Their product line, featuring powdercoated finishes, includes oil pans, valve covers, valve caps and breathers, water necks, engine pulleys, alternator brackets, radiator support panels, timing chain covers, and air cleaners for a variety of GM and Ford applications. Colors match original factory paint, but are much more durable.
Ford cylinder heads
Air Flow Research has re-engineered and improved the design of their 185cc Renegade cylinder heads for small-block Fords. They come standard with 2.020-inch intake valves, 1.600 exhaust valves, Pacaloy hydraulic roller springs, adjustable guide plates, and Manley retainers and locks. A ¾ -inch thick head deck provides strength for blower or nitrous applications, with combustion chambers of 58cc or 72cc. They are designed for 302 to 351ci engines operating at 1,500 to 6,500 rpm. The 195cc version features 2.050-inch intake valves and 1.600 exhaust valves, all the features of the 185cc version, and is designed for 331 to 392ci engines operating at 2,000 to 7,000 rpm.
Air Flow Research
Mopar transmission kit
Rebuild your Chrysler 904 or 727 TorqueFlite transmission for improved response and better handling with a “Max Performance Kit” from Performance Automatic. The kit includes all seal, gaskets, and a Raybestos Performance clutch, the same parts used in the company’s line of Street Smart transmissions.
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