Bow Tie Emblem Alternators From Proform
Proform Parts, America's leading supplier of Factory Performance GM officially licensed parts, now has beautifully polished Bow Tie emblem alternators. These 100 percent new alternators use four part numbers covering the most popular GM car and truck applications: the internal regulator alternator for '73-86 vehicles (PN 141-656), the 100-amp alternator (PN 141-657), the 80-amp alternator (PN 141-659), and the 60-amp one-wire unit (PN 141-658). All Proform alternators feature heavy-duty rotors, CNC-machined pulleys and show-quality polished cases. Each Proform alternator is tested prior to shipping and a performance graph is enclosed with the respective alternator. To preview Proform's complete line of Bow Tie emblem engine products and internal and external engine parts, dress-up kits and tools visit www.proformparts.com.
Stainless High-Strength Castle Nuts from Totally Stainless
Used in areas where high stress plays a roll, superstrong stainless high-strength slotted tall nuts (commonly referred to as castle nuts) are now available from Totally Stainless. These meticulously machined pieces offer features that extend peace of mind in high-stress areas, and the bottom surfaces of these nuts are machined to order to match the height you may need. When ordering, state the size (7/16-20, 1/2-20, 9/16-18, 5/8-18 or metric) and specify the height from the bottom of the nut to the bottom of the slots. For more info on these and Totally Stainless' complete selection of fasteners and fastener kits contact 800-767-4781 or visit www.totallystainless.com.
Tight Tuck Headers for 348-409 Chevrolet
Patriot Exhaust Products has recently introduced a Tight Tuck Block Hugger-style header designed to fit 348-409 "W" Block engines in most street rod and classic truck applications. These headers are constructed from 16-gauge tubing and 5/16-inch-thick flanges and utilize large 13/4-inch primary tubes and 21/2-inch collectors for improved flow and more horsepower. Patriot claims that its tight-tuck design solves many of the problems associated with engine swaps especially in classic pickups, street rods, and traditional hot rods. The headers are designed to fit in the tightest of engine compartments, clear all stock motor mounts, and can be used with any oil filter system or transmission and starter combination. Patriot tight tucks are available in a raw finish for individual customizing, PN H8066, or with Patriot's very popular metallic ceramic coating for increased resistance to corrosion and thermal fatigue, PN H8066-1. Patriot Headers come complete with high-temp gaskets, header bolts, reducers, and instructions. For more info, contact your local performance part retailer or PerTronix customer service for a catalog and the name of your local dealer at www.pertronix.com or call 909-599-5955.
Billet Hood Hinges for '55-57 Chevy/GMC Trucks
The metal masters at Eddie Motorsports now manufacture these awesome billet aluminum hood hinges for '55-57 Chevrolet and GMC trucks. The hinges are CNC-machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum and employ high-quality sealed ball bearings for a smooth reliable operation. The hinges are available in machined, satin, or brilliant polished finish, black or clear anodized, or a wide variety of colored Fusion-coated finishes. Designed as direct fit, "bolt-on" units, the hinges utilize the stock mounting holes that have been elongated for ease of gap adjustment. Eddie's billet hinges are a great value in comparison to similar products on the market. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in underhood customizing or just want to replace your weak stamped-steel stock hood hinges with these stout billet pieces, Eddie Motorsports hinges are the answer. These quality hinges start at just $600 per pair. To check these hinges (and Eddie's complete line of top-quality components contact Eddie Motorsports at 909-945-9293 or www.eddiemotorsports.com.
Chevy/GMC Custom Dashpad With Gauge Pods
Now you can upgrade from your small '67-72 GM/GMC truck eyebrow dashpad to this full dashpad, containing three pods for the gauges of your choice. The ideal combination of form and function to not only improve your interior's looks, but also allows you to install any 21/16 OD gauges, such as boost, oil temp, trans temp, clock, and more right where you can see them. This all-new Just Dashes pad utilizes your factory defroster vents and is available with or without stock-style speaker holes. It is engineered to perfectly fit the dash, and the pods are angled toward the driver. No more having to take your eyes off the road to monitor the engine. The pad is constructed from durable polyurethane foam over a steel insert, and is covered with state-of-the-art vinyl. Just Dashes is the exclusive manufacturer of this unique pad, and it's available in any factory color to match your stock interior or a custom color from your supplied color swatch. The pad is easy to install using the factory mounting points, and will accept any brand 21/16 OD gauges you wish to add. Visit www.justdashes.com to find out more about this product, and all of its other interior restoration parts and services.
No-Weld F-100 Rear Axle Lowering Kits!
Need an easy way to lower the rear axle of your '65-79 Ford pickup? This newest design by Fatman Fabrications will drop the truck 5 inches in the back, using the original axle, and with no welding involved. Fatman has designed a special bracket, which allows the axle to be shifted to the top side of the stock rear leaf springs, and a new pair of proper length shocks are bolted to special axle brackets. The framerail does need to have clearance cut for the "C" in the frame reinforcement plate, which bolts in place to finish the job, providing vertical clearance for the repositioned axle. Normal weights can still be carried, and this kit won't weigh down your wallet too much. Check it out with the Fatman tech staff at 704-545-0369 or go to www.fatmanfab.com.
Street & Strip Top End Engine Kits for Small-Block Chevy
Summit Racing Equipment, the world's largest direct mail and Internet supplier of high-performance automotive parts, now offers complete top end kits for the pre-'86 small-block Chevy.
Available in two versions-355 hp/400 lb-ft of torque and 375 hp/400 lb-ft of torque-Summit Racing Street & Strip top end engine kits feature a pair of fully assembled Summit Racing Street & Strip aluminum cylinder heads (62cc chambers, 170cc intake/69cc exhaust) matched up with a Summit Racing Street & Strip aluminum intake manifold and a Summit Racing hydraulic cam and lifter kit. You also get a Summit Racing timing chain set and cam locking plate, a complete set of Trick Flow gaskets, a Trick Flow pushrod checker, and hardware from Summit Racing and GM Performance.
For more products and pricing information, visit www.summitracing.com, call toll-free 800-230-3030, or visiting one of Summit Racing's three retail stores in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; or McDonough, Georgia.
Crossflow Conversion, Maximum Cooling
U.S. Radiator released its '55-59 Chevy and GMC truck crossflow conversion radiators. U.S. Radiator's new crossflow radiator and bolt-in mounting supports for '55-59 Chevy and GMC trucks offers maximum temperature drop while cleaning up the engine compartment's looks and accessibility.
The mounting kit utilizes the original core support mounting holes for both top and bottom mounts with one simple easy-to-do modification. The crossflow radiators are available in both aluminum and copper/brass construction, allowing longer core tube length and greater temperature drop from inlet to outlet for those hard-to-cool applications. With nothing extending above the top core support bar, front access to the engine compartment is greatly improved for maintenance and overall appearance. For more information on these new radiators, and U.S. Radiator's complete line of high-performance radiators visit www.usradiator.com.
Smeding Performance standing tall in Texas!
You've been reading about the Smeding Performance team's engine builds in a number of magazines over the years, and they've satisfied countless readers and high-profile rod shops alike. After establishing a sterling reputation for precision engine work and assembly in their 19 years in Sacramento, California, Smeding Performance has stepped up to a brand-new 12,000-square-foot facility in Boerne, Texas. With some added employees and much more space for the machine shop, shipping area, engine assembly, and brand-new DTS dyno room, the Smeding Performance known for powerful yet streetable engines from small-block to very big-block is still delivering quality workmanship from quality aftermarket engine components. All engines are run in and tuned on the dyno before shipping, and all but a few very high-performance engines are offered with a three-year warrantee at unlimited mileage. The Smeding team picked up on the Texas brand of hospitality right away, and although founder Ben Smeding hasn't got his y'all right yet, he welcomes customers new and old to visit the new facility when they're near San Antonio. Contact Smeding Performance at
210-338-8585 or on the web at www.smedingperformance.com.