Your Tranny Can Stand The Pressure
Automatic transmissions are complex parts, mysterious boxes filled with fluid and strange-looking components that are oftentimes a challenge for even an accomplished transmission builder to understand. If you have a GM 700-R4 transmission in your truck, don't take chances with low line pressure and premature failure. TCI's new '82-86 GM 700-R4 Constant Pressure Valve Body puts an end to TV cable and line pressure problems. While the TV cable still needs connection for proper transmission operation, the TCI 700-R4 Constant Pressure Valve Body provides more freedom when setting part throttle shift points and works with a wide variety of cable brackets and carburetor styles. For more information, contact TCI at 888-776-9824, or visit them online at www.tciauto.com.
Pump It Up
Holley Performance Products is proud to announce the availability of their new line of HP mechanical fuel pumps for small- and big-block Chevy and small-block Ford engines. Holley's HP mechanical fuel pumps are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum for durability and good looks and will flow 170 gallons per hour, which is capable of fueling a 1,000-horsepower engine. Its three-valve design utilizes high-pressure check valves to provide stable fuel pressure and high-volume flow throughout the engine's rpm range. The fuel pump bases are independent of each other, can be rotated from the top for ease of installation and to accommodate any fuel system plumbing layout, and are fully rebuildable. For more info, contact Holley at 270-782-2900, or for the nearest dealer, call 800-HOLLEY-1. Visit them on the web at www.holley.com.
Look no further for the ultimate Ford "hot rod" engine, perfect for your classic Ford truck. Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) has complete three-valve 4.6L '05-08 Mustang engines ready to ship. These all-aluminum babies are rated at 350 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 330 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm, and feature their throaty Hot Rod 3V camshafts, and they weigh in at only 435 pounds dressed. To drop in any aftermarket application, use FRPP's new wiring and installation kit (PN M-6017-463V, not included) for an easy install in any body style. Engines also include a power steering pump and pulley, A/C delete, and accessory drive belt. For more crate motor info, contact Ford Racing Performance Parts at www.fordracingparts.com, or visit your local Ford dealer.
Step On The Class Pedal
Lokar is excited to launch their new Competitor Series throttle assemblies designed with a unique internal spanner nut ensuring perfect pedal tension. By adding this built-in tensioning feature, Lokar has eliminated the possibility of excess slop in the throttle pedal. Another milestone of the Competitor Series throttle pedal is its larger and incredibly sturdy mounting base, which has an amazingly sleek and narrow appearance. The base is available in either a centered or an offset version that will raise or lower the center of the throttle assembly an entire inch. All of these features coupled with a spring-loaded throttle pad, Delrin bushings, and superior design have made the Competitor Series throttle pedal a real standout-or should we say "on." Available in a brushed or black finish. For more info, call Lokar Performance Products at 877-469-7440, or visit www.lokar.com.
Take The Edge Off
Tired of the sharp lines usually associated with billet interior knobs? ididit is proud to reintroduce their line of Retro Knobs that are as cool and sleek as ever. ididit produced the Retro Knobs with the mid-'50s in mind, but they can be used on just about any vintage application you can imagine for an extra touch of style. Their new Retro Knobs are available in chrome, black powdercoat, brushed, or polished aluminum and fit on many tilt, turn signal, emergency flasher, and column shift posts. Check out ididit today at www.ididitinc.com, or call 517-424-0577.
Plastic Is For Plants
Most of us need some sort of license plate frame for our trucks, so you might as well have a nice one-or two. Thanks to Billet Frames, a manufacturer of personalized CNC-engraved billet aluminum license frames, you can have them your way and toss the cheap plastic ones in the recycling bin. Their CNC billet aluminum license frames are a unique addition for all trucks, and are manufactured 100 percent in Germantown, Wisconsin. Choose from polished or black anodized finish. Numerous frame styles, fonts, and font colors are available, too. Billet Frames clearcoats, seals, and waxes the frames for long-term durability before shipping. For more info, contact Billet Frames online at www.billetframes.com, or by phone at 262-250-1500.
Southern Rods and Parts and Southern Air are proud to announce further advancements in their Maxi Cooler series of heat, air conditioning, and defrost units. Improving on an already great unit was hard, but several new and improved features have made the Maxi Cooler 2 hard to beat. First off is its all-new three-water electric water valve that allows for just the right mix of hot water for the perfect temperature settings. Second is the Magic Button that allows for the compressor to be engaged or disengaged in any of the settings. Finally are the super efficient air conditioning and heater cores that allow the units to get colder and hotter than many other units on the market. Southern Rods can be reached at www.southernrods.com, or at 864-848-0601.
Cut Time And Water
The Original California Car Duster Company has developed its new Platinum Jelly Blade. Designed for professional auto detailers, it is manufactured entirely (blade and handle) of super soft medical-grade silicone to better conform to curved and contoured surfaces than any other "blade" currently on the market. Patented T-bar technology is employed to quickly whisk water off most any surface-without scratching even the most delicate paint on an antique, classic, or custom vehicle. Through the use of the Platinum Jelly Blade, the time required to dry a car, truck, SUV, or van is about a third that of normal towel or chamois methods. For additional info from The Original California Car Duster Company, call 818-998-2300 or visit www.calcarduster.com.
It's A Blast
Start enjoying the benefits of Soda Master blasting today. Designed and engineered by Skat Blast, the Soda Master is an affordable solution for car enthusiasts, restoration shops, and home restorers who want to soda blast in an enclosed-type cabinet. This easy-to-use, fast, and effective soda blast attachment is a fraction of the cost of other units.
The Soda Master utilizes one of today's high-tech media (100 percent pure sodium bicarbonate-extra heavy-duty baking soda) manufactured specifically for soda blasting. Soda blasting is an excellent way to remove carbon, surface contamination, dirt, grime, corrosion, paint, surface rust, gasket materials, etc., from critical engine components, transmissions, electrical items, carburetors, wiper motors, heads, pistons, valves, cylinders, radiators, and more without harming or warping the original surface.
For more information about TP Tools, call 800-321-9260, or visit their website at www.tptools.com.