Way Cool New Stuff
Complied by Eric Kaminsky - May 30, 2013 10:00 AM
Replace a worn and malfunctioning clutch and brake pedal in your 1966-1970 Mopar with this new kit available from American Powertrain. Made in the U.S., the all-steel replica of the original pedals fits the original manual or automatic pedal housing, is black powdercoated for durability, and includes the firewall brace, solid bushings and necessary hardware.
Tube straightening tool
Straightening coiled or bent hard line tubing just got a little easier with this tool from Classic Tube. Five hard anodized aluminum dies compress the tube to straighten it as it is pulled back and forth. A threaded knob on the top moves the top two dies, exerting the correct pressure to straighten any length of tube. Zinc plated for long life, a flanged bottom secures it a vise, or it can be bench mounted. It handles tubing from 1/8- to ½-inch outer diameter.
LS7 cylinder heads
Racing Head Service is now offering assembled aluminum cylinder heads for LS7 applications as part of its Pro Elite line. The six-bolt design is compatible with RHS LS Race and GM LSX blocks. CNC-machined, they feature COMP Cams valvetrain components in a variety of configurations, including chromemoly, titanium and tool steel retainers, and have a 12-degree valve angle and .220-inch raised intake runners, which fits both stock and aftermarket LS7 intake manifolds. A ¾-inch thick deck surface increases rigidity, as does a reinforced solid rocker rail.
Racing Head Service
Ford steel fenders
Replace those rusty, damaged or missing rear fenders on your 1939 or 1940 Ford car with these new steel reproduction pieces available exclusively from Dennis Carpenter. Stamped from 19-gauge steel, they fit all 1939 or 1940 Ford cars, except wagon and delivery models. They mount to the body just like the factory originals, and feature reinforcement brackets where necessary, and are coated with a protective silver paint. Fenders are sold individually, but can be ordered as a pair at a slightly lower cost.
Complete the look of your muscle car with a set of Magnum 500 wheels from Coker Tire. Made in the U.S. by Specialty Wheel, these steel reproductions are made on precision tooling using robotic welding, and feature a chrome plated finish with painted lug wells. Sizes available include 14 x 6, 14 x 7, 15 x 6,
15 x 7, 15 x 8, 15 x 10, 16 x 7, 16 x 8 and 17 x 8. They feature a 5 x 4½ bolt pattern, and are for 1968-1973 Ford, Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and AMC cars. The company has a complete line of accessories (valve stems, center and lug nuts), and also offers a combo package, where tires and wheels can
be ordered together, with free mounting and balancing.
Add electrical circuits to your vehicle simply and easily with this board from Trick Cable and Switch. Featuring six 30-amp relays, it features a ¼-inch stud for the 12-volt DC supply voltage and a #10 stud for the ground. Triggers for the relays are provided through a 12-pin socket. The relays can operate on either 12-volts DC or a ground trigger. Each relay is individually fused with ATC fuses for maximum protection.
Trick Cable and Switch
Often pitted, rusted or even missing, the gravel shield fits between the body and the rear bumper. The Filling Station is now offering reproductions of these hard-to-find pieces for 1949-1950 and 1953-1954 Chevrolet cars. Die stamped from 18-gauge steel, the reproductions feature the shape and bolt holes found in factory originals, and the smooth surface finish is ready for painting.
The Filling Station
When working underhood or in tight spaces, sometimes you need both hands, but still need illumination. TerraLUX Inc. has solved this dilemma with its LightStar 80 LED penlight. One of its unique features is the rubber BiteGrip, which allows users to hold it in their teeth, keeping both hands free. Weighing just 2.4 ounces, it is powered by two AAA alkaline batteries, and has a 80-lumen output. It is available in either titanium gray or high visibility orange. It is available online or a retail locations nationwide.