Way Cool New Stuff
By Auto Staff - January 02, 2013 10:00 AM
Legendary Auto Interiors is now offering rallye seats for 1966-’72 Chevelle/El Camino, 1966-’72 GTO/LeMans, 1966-’72 Cutlass/442, 1966-’72 Skylark/GS, and 1970-’72 Monte Carlo. Available in the factory original colors and grains, the seats feature matching bolster profiles, an angled profile on the seat base that allows compression without damage to base covers, and a welt cord that is lower than the ridge line at seat edges to improve comfort, among other features. The company is also taking orders for its soon-to-be-released 1968-69 Chrysler A- and B-body cars. Seats for 1966-67 Chrysler A- and B-body cars (Dart, Barracuda, Sport Satellite, GTX, Road Runner, Charger, Coronet and Super Bee) are in development.
Legendary Auto Interiors
Electric water pumps
Improve the circulation of your car’s engine with a Performance Quotient Series electric water pump from PRW Industries. These pumps help eliminate the power drag on your engine from conventional pulley-driven units. Turning at approximately 1,400 rpm, the pump can be wired to operate manually even when the engine is off. The motor is rated for 2,750 hours of continuous operation at 176 degrees. Kits are available for small-block Chevys, big-block Chevys, small-block Fords, big-block Fords and Ford 351 Clevelands, and include gaskets, billet aluminum inlet fitting, mounting hardware, pigtail connector, and for Ford applications, a timing cover block-off plate.
Mustang steering wheel
Dress up the interior of your 1965-1973 Mustang with this Corso Feroce steering wheel from Scott Drake. Styled after those found in Shelbys of the era, it is handcrafted from marine-grade mahogany, features polished aluminum spokes, and measures 15 inches in diameter. Column adapters and Mustang and Shelby emblems
are sold separately.
Drake Automotive Group
Camaro engine cover
Give your new ZL1 Camaro a distinctive look under the hood with this carbon fiber engine cover from Nowicki Autosport/Design. Made from high-temperature infused carbon fiber, it replaces the factory stock unit, and requires that mounting grommets be transferred, making installation quick and easy. The entire cover is clearcoated and polished for durability.
Complete those detailing jobs in less time with this improved random orbital from Griot’s Garage. Featuring a seven-amp, 850-watt motor, the dual action unit has a variable speed control (six speed settings), ergonomic six-position adjustable handle with rubberized grip, domed and rubberized palm grip and molded finger grips. There is also a constant speed switch. It is available with either a 10-foot (18 AWG) or 25-foot (16 AWG) power cord, and has a six-inch hook-and-loop backing plate; foam pads are sold separately.
EnerSys®, makers of Odyssey® batteries, has added to their product mix with a new line, the Performance Series. Designed with the same rugged construction as the company’s Extreme Series, the new batteries still provide plenty of deep cycling capabilities, but are meant for those who don’t need as many cold cranking amps or reserve capacity minutes. They feature the company’s Thin Plate Pure Lead technology, and the polypropylene case and cover resists oil, cleaners and gasoline.
Up the performance potential of your 2010-2013 Camaro or 2008-2013 Corvette with a supercharger package from SLP Performance Parts. Utilizing Eaton’s 2300 TVS four-lobe rotors (the same as those found in the Corvette ZR1), the intake manifold and cylinder head are port-matched for better airflow, and the system includes plug-and-play wiring harnesses, plus pre-bent and pre-cut hoses. A new belt tensioner is included, as is a five-bolt pulley mounting system and a hand-held programmer, with an intercooler keeping temperatures under control. It is backed by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty of all supercharger components, with an optional five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty available. Horsepower is increased to 575hp (426hp stock) on the LS3 with manual transmissions and 550hp (400hp stock) on the L99 with automatic.
SLP Performance Parts
Improve handling, control and ride quality of your GM or Chrysler muscle car with a set of monotube shock absorbers from Hotchkis Sport Suspension. Developed in conjunction with Fox Racing Shocks, they feature a lightweight, smooth bore, hard anodized aluminum body, which houses a high-flow piston, specially formulated oil and high-pressure nitrogen for a smooth ride under varying road conditions and temperatures. The ½-inch chrome plated alloy shaft has also been heat treated for durability. They are designed as direct replacements for factory originals, and come complete with all necessary mounting hardware. They fit 1964-1988 GM A-, F-, G- and X-bodies, plus 1963-1976 Dodge A-, B- and E-bodies; see website for specific cars.
Hotchkis Sport Suspension
Auto Metal Direct adds to its extensive line of GM sheetmetal with these reproduction front fenders for the 1967 Chevelle and El Camino. Made from heavy-gauge steel like factory originals on the company’s all-new steel tooling, they are shipped with a rust-resistant EDP coating, ready for fitting, priming and painting. Driver side and passenger side fenders are sold separately, and the company also offers inner fenders.
Auto Metal Direct
Front sway bar
Get better handling when driving your 1967-1972 Mopar A-body when you install this front sway bar from Hellwig Products. Designed for pro touring applications with as much as 5¾ inches of backspacing on the wheels, the tubular bar measures 1¼ inches in diameter. Made in the U.S. of high-strength tubular DOM steel, it comes complete with all the necessary hardware for installation.
Get more power from your Ford 351 Cleveland engine when you add this stroker crankshaft from Eagle Specialty Products. Made from forged 4340 chromoly steel, it is available for either 3.850-inch or 4.000-inch strokes, with a minimum rod length of six inches required. Recommended for engines up to 1,500hp, it is internally balanced, with a target bobweight of 1,765.
Eagle Specialty Products
Console cushion lid
Add a touch of style and comfort to your 1997-2004 Corvette with this console cushion lid assembly from Mid America Motorworks. Officially licensed by GM, it features a leather cover with durable vinyl skirt and redesigned foam, and is available in multiple designs and color combinations with embroidered C5 or Z06 emblems. Simply remove the factory original latch and console door molded liner, and bolt this new assembly to the factory hinge.
Mid America Motorworks