From the drawing board to the mill, automotive designer Jason Rushforth is proud to debut Rushforth Wheels. With a heavy emphasis put on design-naturally-as well as function, these two-piece forged billet wheels are offered in diameters ranging from 17-24 inches and are available in custom bolt patterns, widths, offsets, and finishes. The finish options include brushed, powdercoated, fully polished, and its exclusive "smoked titanium" that debuted at the 2007 SEMA show. Rushforth Wheels are truly design driven to complement your unique custom truck. For more information about Rushforth Wheels, call 951-609-3483, or visit www.rushforthwheels.com.
Click It Or...Well, Just Click It
Whether you like them or not, seatbelts save lives, and with as many drivers that have a "loose nut behind the wheel" these days, you'd better protect yourself and your passengers. Juliano's offers just about any kind of seatbelt or harness, and its three-point restraint with an emergency locking retractor has a beautiful, timeless chrome latch that looks right in any truck. Its FMVSS-approved harness incorporates a powerful retractor, and is supplied to you complete with the heavy-duty installation kit shown and comes in your choice of 13 colors. For more details, call Juliano's at 800-300-1932, or visit www.julianos.com.
The Task-Force At Hand
Classic Instruments lends its unmistakable style and quality to the '55-59 Chevrolet Task-Force pickup's dashboard. Classic Instruments' newest offering, the Tach-Force Package, is a complete, direct retrofit unit that includes all the original gauges, retaining an original look, while incorporating a tachometer and LED lighting. The Tach-Force features a dual-layer design, 12-volt electronic movements, and pushbutton calibration. The unit is available in black, white, vintage, and gray. It comes fully assembled, complete with a reproduction bezel and all the appropriate sending units. For more info, contact Classic Instruments at 800-575-0461, or visit www.classicinstruments.com.
Clayton Machine Works (CMW) has introduced its newest product: a set of innovative valve covers for the venerable small-block Chevy. These polished aluminum valve covers offer fresh, high-end style with a new functionality for the discerning owner. CMW wanted to incorporate entirely new ideas in both the look and function of the PCV valve and breather. Adding to the uniqueness are the removable styling elements, including a center section, which can be painted, polished, or plated in numerous combinations to the owner's preference. There is also an optional carbon-fiber center section available. Virtually the entire line of CMW parts is capable of looking like "one-off" parts without the "one-off" price. To learn more, contact Clayton Machine Works at 256-489-2450, or view its full product line at www.claytonmachine.com.
Back To Black-Chassis Black
Necessity is the mother of invention, and the Eastwood Company identified a need for a super-durable chassis coating that is not only beautiful, but also as tough as nails. Eastwood challenged its chemists, who responded with the new 2K Ceramic Chassis Black. This proprietary formulation imbeds finely ground ceramic particles into a high-quality 2K (two-component) 4:1 urethane base, thus producing a chip- and chemical-resistant coating. In addition to incredible UV resistance, fast dry times, and a finish that's second to none, the ceramic particles create a smooth, more continuous barrier. This coating is easily applied with an HVLP spray gun (1.5-1.7 nozzle), and when laid over Eastwood's 2K Epoxy Primer you'll have a no-worry finish that will outlast any other chassis coating. Get the full scoop from Eastwood by calling 800-345-1178, or visit www.eastwood.com.
Shift To The Max
TCI Max Shift Performance Transmission Fluid is proven to generate quicker shifts, extend durability, and reduce temperatures up to 30 degrees in both street performance and racing vehicles versus OE fluids. Now it's available in convenient gallon and quart-size resealable bottles and features a unique, updated look. TCI Max Shift Performance Transmission Fluid features a base mineral oil with advanced proprietary additives that greatly enhance critical clutch and band operation, while reducing internal friction deposits. TCI Max Shift Performance Transmission Fluid is compatible with other fluids and contains exclusive friction eliminating, antifoaming, and extreme-heat-reducing additives, therefore extending the life and performance of any transmission. Find out more about TCI Automotive by calling 888-776-9824, or visit www.tciauto.com.
Take The Mess Out Of Greasy
Ever thought you are getting too old or too wise to be washing greasy parts in the backyard and essentially transferring the mess to the ground, or worse yet, the water supply? Reward yourself and clean small, greasy parts easier, faster, and safer with the new 5-gallon Oil Eater Table-Top Parts Cleaner. Measuring only 13-inches wide by 14-inches long and 5.5-inches deep, the parts cleaner pumps up to 5 gallons of degreaser through a brush, so you can clean parts fast without making a mess of your workbench. A removable lid keeps the tank clean when not in use. The Table Top Parts Cleaner comes ready to use with 1 gallon of environmentally friendly, water-soluble Oil Eater cleaner/degreaser. For information about Oil Eater products, visit www.oileater.com, or call 800-528-0334.
Cut It Out
Everyone involved in the hot rod world knows the sweet sound of open headers. They also feel the adrenaline rush that accompanies that sound. To those who enjoy that pleasing sound and feel at the flip of a switch, Race Ready Performance offers its Electric Exhaust. It uses T-6061 billet aluminum and 304 stainless steel in the construction of its cutouts, which come with a lifetime warranty. Depending on your vehicle's exhaust system, Race Ready Performance's kits come complete with one or two cutouts, a wiring harness, a switch, installation hardware, and instructions. The cutouts range in size from 2 1/2 to 5 inches in diameter. Check out Race Ready Performance by calling 866-722-3732, or visit www.racereadyperformance.com.
Performance Stainless Steel is proud to introduce its new stainless steel 360-degree swivel GM thermostat housing. It's CNC machined from 304 stainless steel and available in natural and polished finishes. The double O-ring design ensures a positive seal, eliminating the need for a gasket or sealant. Its 15-degree up position and 360-degree swivel feature allows you to clock your hose right where you need it, and it comes with stainless mounting hardware, that helps guarantee its stainless steel parts will keep their beauty way beyond chrome and aluminum. Call Performance Stainless Steel at 866-335-7901, or visit www.performancesst.com.