Put A Cork In It ... Or Take It Out
The original Doug's Headers has released a new and improved version of their popular all stainless steel construction electric exhaust cutouts in 21/2- and 3-inch diameters. The engineers at Doug's have taken their electric exhaust cutouts and dramatically decreased the size of the actuator for more versatile installations while lowering the price as well. These cutouts feature rugged gear reduction 12-volt DC motors, and a rotating gate for a leakproof seal every time the cutout is opened and closed. Unlike butterfly-style cutouts the Doug's cutouts don't have the leaky gasket sound, and when fully opened there is no exhaust flow obstructions. A pre-wired harness and switch are supplied for easy installation. The cutouts are available in singles or pairs and in complete kits with Y-pipes for easy installation. Contact Doug's Headers at 909-599-5955 or log onto www.pertronix.com.
Flip Yer Lid ... Down
Gaylord's manufactures high-quality truck bed lids that protect and hide your cargo from view and give your classic truck that finishing touch. Every lid is made from long-lasting composite fiberglass that is steel reinforced. Features include dual locks to secure the lid and tailgate together, a double weather seal, and heavy-duty gas struts for easy opening and closing. Installation is simple using a clamp-on mounting system. Gaylord's lids are available in a factory paint finish or in unfinished primer, and they have applications to fit '47 to current GM and '53 to current Ford trucks. For more details, contact Gaylord's at 562-529-7543 or at www.gaylordslids.com.
This new upgrade kit for the FAST EZ-EFI features dual throttle bodies for added horsepower potential with the same easy handheld setup as the original EZ-EFI. The original FAST EZ-EFI features patent-pending technology with the most advanced self-tuning control strategy available anywhere today. You could simply hook up the necessary wires, answer the basic Setup Wizard questions on the included handheld display and the system tunes itself as you drive. But now there is an EZ-EFI dual-quad self-tuning fuel injection system that features all of this same technology and is capable of supporting up to 1,000-plus horsepower engines and has the ability to double your fuel capacity! To find out more, contact FAST by calling 877-334-8355 or visit them online at www.fuelairspark.com.
Paint The Town
Summit Racing is ready to help enthusiasts take their custom paintwork to the next level with its new Summit Racing 2-Stage Paint System. The new lead-free urethane basecoat/clearcoat system from Summit is formulated to create an outstanding finish with minimal drying time. It includes 40 stunning basecoat colors, plus a line of primers, sealers, clearcoats, reducers, hardeners, and specialty additives to deliver the professional results. The Summit Racing 2-Stage Paint System is also available in special formulations to meet stricter, local VOC requirements. For more information, contact Summit Racing by logging onto www.summitracing.com or call 800-230-3030.
Ez Does It
Mothers released a revolutionary new spray-on, hose-off cleaner that is formulated to quickly and easily clean both wheels and tires. Its foaming action clings to the surface while its advanced chemistry safely penetrates, dissolves, and suspends brake dust and grime so it can easily be rinsed away. Do-it-yourselfers are often confused about which wheel cleaner to use, but Mothers has made the choice easy. The Foaming All Wheel & Tire Cleaner is non-acidic and safe for all factory-equipment aluminum alloy or steel wheels and hubcaps on every make and model, including chromed, color coated, clearcoated, and more. Mothers products are available at fine automotive retailers
and e-tailers or log onto www.mothers.com for more.
Coilovers For Classics
Fourteen years of air suspension development has allowed Ridetech to take their suspension experience into the coilover market with the new CoilRide suspension components. Ridetech's engineering team started from the ground up with all-new impact forged aluminum shock body. This mono tube gas pressure design uses 43 percent larger piston area versus traditional twin tubes for superior fluid management and outstanding ride quality. The 5/8-inch chrome shaft travels through a dual seal rod guide for zero oil leakage and long-lasting performance. Available in two models-a fixed valve or rebound single adjustable-in all popular lengths and are made in the USA. For more info, contact Ridetech at 812-481-4787 or online at www.ridetech.com.
You asked for it and Wheel Vintiques has delivered with their new 5-on-5 OE wheels. The 5-on-5-bolt pattern is common to classic truckers and is now available in a 15-inch diameter with widths ranging from 6 all the way to 14 inches. All standard offsets and most custom offsets are also available to suit your truck. Wheels come in bare steel or chrome, and standard or reversed. Various baby moon and spider caps are also available. For more information, contact Wheel Vintiques at 559-251-6957 or online at www.wheelvintiques.com.
Protect Your Wood
After making a substantial investment in your project, you'll want to give it the best protection possible. Horkey's own in-house wood finishing operation required an exhaustive search for the best exterior wood finishing products, and they are sharing with you what they found. Now available to the public, Old Masters Spar Varnish is a user-friendly, superior exterior coating formulated with tung oil and ultraviolet inhibitors, which produces a flexible finish that withstands weathering due to sun, water, and cleaners. The slight amber cast will highlight and warm the existing colors in the wood. Old Masters products are available individually or in a kit. For more information, call Horkey's Wood and Parts at 507-831-5625 or visit www.horkeyswoodandparts.com.
No matter what the tubing project requires, Classic Tube has a sturdy, accurate, and correct size bender to fit your needs. This Classic Tube bender is calibrated to show 0 degrees through 180 degrees right- or left-hand bends, and features a wide hook that grips the tube securely. This bender has an open side design, which can slip over the tube during any point in the bending process. This creates smooth, tight radius bends up to 180 degrees with minimal effort. Swivel handle tube benders can be repositioned midway through the bend for compound angles with no scoring or flattening of the tubing. For more details, contact Classic Tube at 800-882-3711 or log onto www.classictube.com.