01. Programmable RFID Keyless Ignition System
Flaming River has just expanded its line of keyless ignition systems to include a new "hands-free" programmable unit that uses RFID proximity technology to automatically authorize your vehicle to start. The system can stand alone in any vehicle or be integrated into any of their tilt columns in a paintable, black powdercoat, or polished finish. This new system is fully programmable to allow you to use your keyless entry/trunk release system, door poppers, or other popular remotely controlled accessories. A single "fob" can even be programmed to operate multiple vehicles. Other convenient features include the ability to learn and recognize additional key fobs or replacement fobs, an emergency bypass mode that allows the vehicle to be started using a unique PIN number, and a security lockout feature that prevents the system from being activated when the key fob is inside of the vehicle's proximity range. For more information, call 800-648-8022 or visit www.flamingriver.com.
02. Quick Fuel Technology Black Diamond Series
Engine compartments are hostile environments for carburetors. Carburetors can reach a peak underhood temperature of between 180-200 degrees Fahrenheit, and the chemical residues in the fuel, oil, and coolant can literally bake onto your carburetor and become corrosive over time. While an unsightly looking carb won't usually affect performance, underhood heat will. For years, racers and tuners have increased performance by lowering fuel temperature. Quick Fuel Technology (QFT) has introduced a highly durable Teflon coating that lowers fuel temperatures by 6 percent to ensure maximum power and response. It is impact and scratch resistant and also resists corrosion from underhood chemicals and harsh environments found in high humidity and coastal regions. The high-performance Teflon coating is designed specifically for the unique requirements of carburetors and is available in a satin black finish. NitroPlate, an industry leader in all types of high-temperature coatings, designed and applies this coating on select SS-Series, Q-Series, and QFX-Series carburetors for QFT. With the Black Diamond Series, your carburetor will shed dirt and resist corrosion, offering a showroom fresh appearance and unique performance advantage for years. For more information, please contact, Quick Fuel Technology at 270-793-0900 or visit www.quickfueltechnology.com.
03. Gearstar's New GM 4L60E, 4L65E, 4L70E Performance Transmissions
First introduced in 1982 as the 700-R4, GM's 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission hasn't always been known for its durability. Fortunately, Gearstar's 30 years of continual development for both improved OE durability and aftermarket performance has enabled it to develop a range of 4L60E-based automatics capable of harnessing up to 650 hp. Upgrades include a 28-element sprag, a carbon fiber 2-4 band, high-energy friction discs, a 10-vane pump, a high-capacity 3-4 clutch drum, heavy-duty steel plates, a Transgo shift kit, hardened rings, a revised pressure regulator, new solenoids, a hardened sun gear shell, Torrington bearings, and a Corvette servo. For ease of installation, Gearstar's comprehensive transmission packages are ready to drop right in. They come complete with a high-performance torque converter, a new pan, a fluid cooler, a fill tube, and a transmission mount. Rated at 450 hp, pricing for the Level 2 4L60E overdrive starts at $2,295. Level 3 and Level 4 models are available as well, rated at 500 and 650 hp, respectively. For LS-series motors, Gearstar also offers 4L65E and 4L70E automatics that match up perfectly with the revised bellhousing bolt patterns found on these newer blocks. For the ultimate in durability, Gearstar utilizes the same five-pinion planetaries GM integrated into the 4L65E and 4L70E into its own Level 3 and Level 4 packages. All Gearstar transmissions are backed by a 36-month warranty, and each unit is dyno tested prior to shipping to ensure the highest in quality control. For more information, please contact Gearstar at 330-434-5216 or visit www.gearstar.net.
04. Classic Tube Offers STOPFLEX Stainless Braided Hoses For Any Application
Classic Tube can custom make STOPFLEX stainless steel braided hoses to your exact specifications or furnished patterns. Made in the USA, these hoses will be manufactured to any lengths and with any fitting combinations you might require. These D.O.T.-approved hoses can be used for any stock vehicle or for your modified classic truck, street rod, or custom cars. They're also perfect for custom chassis, engine swaps, marine applications, or any other custom project as well. Classic Tube's braided stainless hoses are perfect for plumbing disc brake conversions on any classic truck. STOPFLEX meets or exceeds the Department of Transportation's strictest manufacturing requirements and are Teflon covered with stainless steel braid. This tough construction eliminates volumetric expansion, resulting in higher efficiency fluid transfer, and a more positive brake pedal. To preview these kits, and all of Classic Tube's fuel, brake, transmission, vacuum, hydraulic line applications, tools and other fluid transfer products, visit www.classictube.com or call 800-882-3711.
05. The Eastwood Company's New TIG 200 DC Welder
The Eastwood TIG 200 DC Welder has high-frequency Mosfet inverter technology with a high-frequency start feature that guarantees an instant arc strike with no tungsten contamination. The voltage self-sensing circuitry automatically detects a power source range of 110 or 220 volts, 50-60Hz, and delivers from 10 up to 200 amps DC. The Eastwood TIG 200 DC Welder welds steel and stainless steel up to 3/16-inch thick and includes preset post and pre-flow gas, overload protection, adjustable amperage control for either panel (trigger switch) or foot pedal operation. Eastwood's research and development team engineered and tested these new welders in-house, on real-life projects, to ensure the production of units that are durable, reliable, and compact. Eastwood markets unique tools and supplies for repair, restoration, and modification of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Founded in 1978, Eastwood constantly strives to develop new products to serve the home automotive hobbyist, as well as individuals and organizations focused on the restoration and preservation of automobiles and motorcycles. Check out Eastwood's huge line of restoration tools and products at www.eastwood.com or call 'em at 800-343-9353.
06. LS Integrated Coil Brackets From Proform Parts
The GM LS engine line has proven to be the most popular engine addition to the Chevrolet Performance line since the small-block over five decades ago. But for the enthusiast who wants to personalize his or her engine compartment, the location of the stock coils is a problem. Proform Parts has already released its line of very cool slant-edge LS valve covers, and now the company offers this LS integrated ignition coil bracket to attractively and easily relocate those pesky coils. These brackets lift the coils up off your Proform valve covers so you can clearly see the Chevrolet and Bowtie emblems. A unique rail mounting system was designed to attach to the threaded holes in the valve cover, and the individual coils attach to the rail so they can be mounted in multiple positions. All the necessary hardware is included with the LS integrated ignition coil bracket system. Proform Parts also carries replacement coil relocation extension cords (part number 69525 for 18-inch or 69526 for the 46-inch) for the LS enthusiast up for a complete relocation project. Visit the LS Performance Parts section on www.proformparts.com for additional information or call 586-774-2500.
07. Classic Instruments
Classic Instruments now offers "The Finishing Touch" for 1956 Ford F-100 trucks. The package is an updated, complete replacement to the original gauges. The electronic cluster features speedometer, tachometer, fuel (75-10 ohms), water temp, oil pressure, and volt gauges. Design features include a multi-layer dial design, OE styled graphics, red pointers, original styled green arrow turn indicators, red Halo high beam, LED illumination, and easy connector for wiring. It is available in black, gray, tan, or white designs. As always with Classic Instruments, it is backed by unsurpassed customer service and a five-year warranty. For more information please contact the Classic Instruments sales team at 800-575-0461 or www.classicinstruments.com.
08. Classic GM Style Made Better
Love those classic chrome GM switches, but can't find them anywhere? Watson's StreetWorks, known for innovation, has a solution. Their new Billet Paddle Rocker Switches reminiscent of the old GM style power window switches have a bit of nostalgia and a whole lot of class. And with a whole lot more choices in bezels and what they can do, your entire vehicle can have a consistent look. The four-switch panel shown can be used as a driver door control for power windows or as a standalone console switch center. If you want to use it to control functions other than power windows, simple on/off and momentary switches are available to fulfill just about all your switching needs. Switches are available in oval, rectangular, or shield-style frames and three-, four-, or five-switch panels. Call Watson's StreetWorks with your specific needs at 860-859-0513 or check out www.watsons-streetworks.com.
09. Speedway Motors' Tru-Ram LS1 Exhaust Manifolds
The GM LS1 V-8 is a marvel of modern performance engineering. Why would you want to equip yours with headers based on a tired, old tube steel design? Speedway Motors has developed a better option: stainless steel Tru-Ram LS1 exhaust manifolds. Made of high-grade stainless steel, Tru-Ram LS1 exhaust manifolds combine the reduced noise level and low maintenance of a cast manifold with the excellent flow characteristics and dramatic performance gains of a tube header. Tru-Ram manifolds are a perfect replacement for restrictive OEM LS1 manifolds or noisy, leaky tube steel headers. Tru-Ram LS1 exhaust manifolds are designed to tuck tight against the engine block, providing the ultimate in frame and steering clearance for a wide range of applications. Large 13/4-inch primary ports and 3-inch outlets deliver fantastic flow and horsepower gains. Tru-Ram LS1 exhaust manifolds are made from durable and corrosion-resistant 17-4 stainless steel, which delivers an extremely strong casting that polishes brighter than other forms of stainless. This cast construction is superior to tubular steel headers for minimizing noise and retaining heat, while thick flanges eliminate leaks. Tru-Ram stainless steel LS1 manifolds are available beautifully polished or unpolished, and have standard three-bolt header flanges. Each pair includes gaskets and stainless steel hardware. Call 800-979-0122 or visit www.speedwaymotors.com.