Pro Touring Door Handles and Window Cranks
Clayton Machine Works (CMW) adds to their product line with these new Pro Touring door handles and window cranks. Designed to fit '49-and-up GM and Ford splines, these new handles are a perfect addition to your classic pickup, muscle car, or hot rod. Machined from billet aluminum, powdercoated, then remachined to create dynamic highlights, the look and detail is second to none. The suggested retail price is $115 for a pair of door handles and $120 for a pair of window cranks. CMW's motto sums it up: "With a true commitment to design, quality, and excellence, Clayton Machine Works is taking it to the next level." They are the designer and manufacturer of high-style automotive products such as valve covers, door handles, and window cranks, throttle assemblies, dome lights, and other trim pieces for interior and exterior use. Virtually the entire line of CMW parts is capable of looking like one-off parts without the one-off price. For more information, contact Clay Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Clayton Machine Works.
New Made-To-Fit '67-72 Ford Truck Steering Columns
Ididit introduces the newest addition to its Ford Truck Retrofit Made-To-Fit line of steering columns. The all-new floor shift, Ford top shaft, and Ford wire plug steering columns for '67-72 Ford trucks are ready to be installed. These columns are a direct bolt-in application and will connect either to your stock box or rack. Standard features of these '67-72 all Ford steering columns are 100 percent American-made, eight-position tilt, Ford top shaft so you can attach your stock Ford steering wheel on top, Ford wire plug, and era-specific knobs and handles to match the originals. Available finishes include paintable steel, chrome, and black powdercoated. Don't let your '67-72 Ford truck go without one of these Made-to-Fit steering columns. For more information, visit www.ididitinc.com or call 517-424-0577.
Stand Apart From the Crowd
Rally America introduces its new HC-9 nine-spoke steel classic truck wheels. These cool wheels are available in diameters from 16 to 20 inches and Rally offers matching trim rings and a large assortment of neat reproduction Ford- and Chevy-style hubcaps for 'em as well (or they'll accept '40-48 OEM Ford passenger car caps or '40 to '65 OEM Ford truck hubcaps, too). The new HC-9s are offered in a multilug bolt pattern, and though they're offered unpainted they are able to powdercoat them at your request. For more info, contact Rally America at www.rallyamerica.com.
GM Performance Parts' E-Rod 5.3L Crate Engine
Dave Ross, the GM designer who conceptualized the E-Rod '55 Chevy that debuted at the 2009 SEMA Show, revisited 1955 as the inspiration for a new project that would blend modern driveability and efficiency with classic looks. And rather than a car, he went with the capability of a truck. The result was the E-Rod '55 Chevy pickup, and it introduces the new E-Rod 5.3L crate engine package (PN 19258004). The truck wove together a vintage design and the new E-Rod 5.3L and combined it with a Chevrolet 3100 Series body from Dynacorn Classic Bodies (www.dynacorn.com), which is a new GM Official Licensed Product that is available from GM Restoration Parts (www.gmrestorationparts.com). "A couple of years ago, you never would have used the words environmentally conscious and hot rod in the same sentence, but that was before E-Rod," Ross says. Like some other elements of the truck, the E-Rod 5.3L is linked to modern Chevy trucks, and is similar to engines offered in the '10 Silverado lineup. It is rated at 315 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque and features camshaft phasing. That technology actively advances or retards the camshaft timing to optimize power, efficiency, and emissions across the entire rpm band. With an aluminum engine block and other proven LS family engine features, the E-Rod 5.3L is the most affordable E-Rod engine system. It carries an MSRP of $7,150, but most enthusiasts should be able to find the engine at a street price of around $6,000 through the dealers offering it on www.gmperformanceparts.com. At the site, customers can search and compare prices with GMPP dealers across the country.