Ford F-1 and F-100 Parts from Honest Charley

The term “hot rod” generally refers to a vehicle built before 1948, and heavily modified in terms of its appearance and performance. However, post-’48 vehicles are picking up in popularity, especially after the NSRA allowed these so-called “late-model” vehicles into its events. One particular group of vehicles that strikes a chord with hot rodders is old pickup trucks, such as the Ford F-series. That’s why Honest Charley Speed Shop has introduced a new product line specifically for ’48-56 Ford F-1 and F-100 pickups. Whether you’re building a beater or a full-on show truck, the ’48-56 Ford truck is an excellent platform to build upon, and Honest Charley Speed Shop has a variety of restoration components when you’re ready to take the next step. If you’re interested in this new line of Ford F-1 and F-100 truck parts, contact Honest Charley Speed Shop toll free at 888-795-7077 or check out their newly renovated website at www.honestcharley.com.

Add Class to your Classic

American Autowire, a premier automotive electrical manufacturer for street rod, muscle, and classic cars, is announcing an improved Courtesy Light Dim Down Module (PN 510197). This electronic module allows the courtesy lights to remain illuminated for a user-selected amount of time, or until the ignition switch is turned on. At the end of the timed delay the courtesy lights will gradually fade to dark. An adjustment knob allows the delay time to be set from 0 to 60 seconds. The module includes a mounting bracket and fully detailed color instructions, too. This new module replaces the former Courtesy Light Delay Module (PN 500777). This revised module accommodates up to six 1156-type bulbs and can be attached to other accessory modules with either the included locking wedge or a stand-alone mounting bracket. The Courtesy Light Dim Down Module is available right now for $69. For more information call 800-482-WIRE or visit www.americanautowire.com.

Music to your Ears

They’re back! The famous heavy-duty mufflers that were used by the original hot rodders in the ’40s and ’50s are available once again. For those who are not familiar with Porter Mufflers, they are vintage steel-pac mufflers that have a very deep, desirable, unique sound. Porter Mufflers are still hand-manufactured right here in the USA, just like they were back in the ’30s. The bodies are made from quality 16 gauge, aluminized steel and have a steel coil center. They are hand-packed with stainless steel wool to give them that classic, vintage rumble your ride deserves. Special care goes into each handmade muffler to assure they are of the highest quality and built to last a lifetime. Porter Mufflers were first made popular back in the ’30s. They were started by the Porter brothers of Los Angeles, California. The Porter Muffler Manufacturing Company became an institution on the West Coast in 1938. Their policy was to give their customers the best possible product they could buy anywhere, and give it to them at a fair price. Porter Mufflers continued to grow and became a household name all across America through the ’50s and ’60s. To get your hands on a pair of these macho mufflers, contact Porter at 763-463-3452 or www.portermufflers.com.

CPP’s Brand-New Power R&P for Mustang II IFS

Classic Performance Products (CPP) is excited to introduce an all-new power rack-and-pinion for the Mustang II front suspension. CPP’s power rack features all new parts, not remanufactured ones. No need to worry about rebuilt cores with stripped fitting threads and bent tie rods. These high-quality racks will work with any Mustang II-type independent front suspension. CPP’s new power rack comes with AN fitting adapters and hardware, and retails for an affordable $299. CPP has been providing the classic Chevy and Ford truck, as well as Chevy passenger car, markets with top-quality steering, brake, and suspension components for the last two decades. Call 800-830-1724 and order a catalog today, or check out the website at www.classicperform.com.

Now Why Didn’t We Think of This?

Aerosol cans that come with straws are great for spray-accuracy, but what happens when you lose that straw? Well, thanks to a neat product called Hold-It, you will never lose that little red straw again! A Hold-It is a one-piece component used to secure your straw to an aerosol can. It’s made of an extremely durable rubber/elastic polymer, and therefore stretches to fit just about any size can. Take a minute and order a couple—they’ll save ya both time and aggravation! Place an order at www.hold-it.net or by phone at 281-440-1655.

Awesome Instruments

Classic Instruments is proud to announce the recent unveiling of the V8 Speedster Series of instruments. This set, designed by renowned automotive designer Tom Gale, has a unique dial face executed with the perfect combination of aesthetics and techniques. The emblematic V8 badge on the face of the gauge embraces the American hot rod heritage. With the accentuating chrome pointers and etched indices, these gauges represent the timeless quality that Classic Instruments strives for and consistently achieves. Classic Instruments is proud to produce this instrument that is exceptional, exclusive, and extraordinary, just like you and your classic truck. For more info on the new V8 Speedsters or the complete line of Classic Instruments’ wares contact ’em at 800-575-0461 or check out their website at www.classicinstruments.com.

PA’s 200-4R Street Smart Package

Performance Automatic wants to “Overdrive Your Ride” with their “Guaranteed Forever” 200-4R Street Smart Package. Dyno tested and ready to bolt in, this 200-4R Stage II transmission is capable of handling up to 400 horsepower. Expertly assembled using Alto Red Eagle clutches and bands, plus they add a rebuilt pump and modify the valvebody’s shift characteristics and finish it off with a deep aluminum pan, too! The PN PA20104, 200-4R Street Smart Package includes their Stage II transmission, 2,200–2,400-stall converter, new trans mount, throttle cable kit, dipstick, and filler tube. Lifetime warranty included! The 200-4R fits easily into almost any classic pickup, street rod, or muscle car. This is a great upgrade from any TH350 and you get Overdrive—smart, real smart. Performance Automatic is a leader in performance transmission technology. Their expertise and innovative products are recognized nationally. To find out more, please visit www.performanceautomatic.com.

Juliano’s Hi-Tech Woodgraining

There’s something about a woodgrain dash that no other finish can match for sheer elegance and beauty. It traditionally required hours of tedious work, and you pay dearly for it. Thankfully, it’s the 21st century, and Juliano’s offers woodgraining by a process known as hydographics—which translates into a fast turnaround time and a lower price. The process is a modern, state-of the-art technique that re-creates the same old-world finishes we love. There’s an infinite range of color possibilities in yellow, tan, red, and brown wood tones, in every traditional woodgrain style, such as oak, burl, birdseye maple, rosewood, walnut, cherry, etc. Turnaround time is days, not months, and large pieces are not a problem. Juliano’s can woodgrain virtually any kind of part made of any material, including steering wheels and all types of large trim panels. Call Juliano’s at 860-872-1932, or visit them on the web at www.julianos.com.

Billet Exhaust Hangers from Deeds Engineering

These beautiful new hangers provide the exhaust industry with a new, long awaited option for mounting exhaust systems. The billet aluminum construction translates to a solid, tough product while the soft, high-temp bushing dampens exhaust vibration to your truck’s chassis. Stainless steel hardware holds everything together for a high-quality package. They’re available for 2¼-, 2½-, and 3-inch exhaust tubing sizes, and all of ’em are offered in a natural machined or a hand-polished finish. The hangers use an aluminum body to clamp around the exhaust tubing and a sleeve through the bushing is used to bolt the hanger to your chassis or a bracket. These hangers are perfect for anyone who requires a high-tech machined look, and also doesn’t want to cut, grind, or weld on their finished chassis to mount their exhaust system. For info on these hangers, or the complete line of cool Deeds products, contact Deeds Engineering at 818-842-2500, or on the web at www.deedsengineering.com.

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