New lungs for small-blocks
Are you choked up over your small-block Chevy's lack of performance? Breathe new air into it with Pro Action 23-degree SBC heads from Racing Head Service (RHS). Their new Pro Action small-block Chevy cylinder heads utilize advanced airflow and cooling technology to deliver tons of out-of-the-box power and torque. RHS's unique manufacturing process ensures its products meet strict tolerances and achieve superior final workmanship-they call it their Clean Cast Technology-in order to eliminate the need for extensive after-purchase porting. As an added benefit, the refined RHS water jacket design flows much better than many other heads, delivering improved heat dissipation and yielding more consistent and reliable horsepower! Their Pro Action 23-degree SBC cylinder heads feature specially designed runners and combustion chambers (available in 50cc, 64cc, and 72cc) to maximize volume, atomization, and velocity, and are available in aluminum or iron and straight or angle spark-plug configurations. Get a hold of RHS for more info at 877-776-4323, www.racingheadservice.com.
Hate your 'gate?
Now you can get a tailgate for your '54 GMC that's fit to party on thanks to MAR-K. Their new tailgate is made from correct-gauge electrogalvanized steel and features rugged welded construction like the original and accurate bends and dimensions to boot. They are available with the original embossment and GMC lettering in the center area, just like GM intended. Chains and trunnions sold separately. MAR-K makes a wide assortment of restoration and custom parts for GM trucks. For further information, contact MAR-K Quality Parts at 405-721-7945, www.mar-k.com.
Maybe you inherited a set of weak peepers, or maybe grey hair is taking the place of good eyesight-either way, you need to protect what's left while out in the garage or shop. Thankfully, HTP America Inc. has taken eye protection a significant step forward with their reader safety glasses. They combine style and safety with reader magnification built right in. So now, instead of wearing readers (also known as cheaters) under safety glasses, you can wear a single pair of highly efficient safety glasses-in the shop, at the job site, or wherever protection is needed. They have a contemporary nylon frame styled with advanced ergonomic thinking and offer a choice of seven base polycarbonate lenses. Extended user comfort is assured by a soft rubber nose pad with self-adjusting fingers at the bridge. What's more, clear wraparound lenses deliver more peripheral vision and come in a choice of the four most popular diopter strengths: +1.0, +1.5, +2.0, and +2.5. HTP reader safety glasses also have 99.9-percent ultraviolet protection up to 400 nanometers and exceed ANSIZ87.1-2003 high-velocity industrial safety standards. For more information, contact HTP America Inc. at 800-USA-WELD, www.usaweld.com.
Work smarter, not harder
Had enough of wimpy valve spring compressors? At last there's an easy-to-use manual valve spring compressor sturdy enough to carry the Powerhouse Products name! Built to handle the high-rate valve springs used on today's high-performance engines, the Powerhouse Products heavy-duty manual spring compressor features a welded steel box-tubing frame and utilizes an over-center-type clamping device that can compress any valve spring. The Powerhouse heavy-duty manual valve spring compressor features a compressor arm that slides up and down, allowing a full range of adjustment. A quick-release locking pin is used for speed and ease of use. As an added bonus, this unique spring compressor can be purchased with an optional base that holds the unit upright so the compressor can be used in conjunction with a mini spring tester. For more information about the heavy-duty manual valve spring compressor, call 800-872-7223, or visit www.powerhouseproducts.com.
The heat is on
Do you have a hard time talking over the heater fan in your truck that makes more noise than rocks in a blender? Well, SPAL centrifugal blowers provide a high-performance solution to heating, cooling, and ventilating cars, trucks, off-highway equipment, and other mobile applications. Their high-efficiency blowers are low-profile, lightweight, and easy to install where space is limited, and are available in 12-volt, 24-volt, single-, and double-wheel blowers to suit most any HVAC system. Despite their trim design, they're rugged and well suited for any application. SPAL blowers are dynamically balanced to ensure low vibration and quiet operation. SPAL offers single-, three-, and four-speed versions, as well as a selection of adjustable rectangular and circular louvers to complete any system design. Check out their recently introduced waterproof/dustproof blower assemblies. Call 800-345-0327 or click onto SPAL's Web site for more details at www.spalusa.com.
So you just don't feel quite right doing what everyone else has already done, huh? Maybe you have a '47-53 Chevy or GMC truck and want to do something different and cool? How about a one-piece windshield for your hauler? Harmons Chevrolet Restoration Parts now has this great upgrade to replace the original two-piece windshield. The new one-piece windshield features a unique V-bend and is available in clear or a green tint; both have a blue tint band at the top. There are also two different rubber gaskets if you want to run it without the chrome reveal. Get a hold of Harmons today at 800-851-2433 or visit www.harmons.com.