Dakota Digital BIM Series Expansion Modules
Dakota Digital is proud to unveil the BIM series of instrumentation expansion modules. The BIM-17-1 is the first product to be released within this highly anticipated new series. This allows for the addition of up to 16 gauges to be added to any Dakota Digital instrument system produced since July 2010.
The BIM-17-1 adds both a compass and outside air temperature gauge within the existing digital message centers. With a direct plug-in connection to the Dakota Digital control module, installation couldn’t be simpler. All necessary wiring, sensors, and hardware are included to make this a true plug-and-play experience. The BIM-17-1 has an MSRP of $99.95 and carries a complete 24-month warranty. For more information call 800-852-3228 or check ’em out on the web at www.dakotadigital.com.
AutoRad’s New Chevy Truck Radiator/Core Support Units
AutoRad Radiators is known for their handcrafted, quality aluminum radiator/core support assemblies designed for both performance and beauty. They are proud to announce the latest additions to their line, with three bolt-in replacement models for Chevy trucks (for years ’55-59, ’60-66, and ’67-72), available for any engine configuration. As with all their radiators, the Chevy truck units feature high-grade .090 all-aluminum tanks and sides. Each piece is TIG welded inside and out for a clean, secure weld. The cores are vacuum brazed for a strong, reliable seal. Two rows of 1-inch tubing is standard (1½-inch tubing is an optional upgrade for competition motors). Other options include Maradyne fans for optimal airflow and a fan shroud that is neatly formed into the core support. The radiator and core support are rubber mounted, and the support is braced to ensure a smooth fit and lasting performance. For additional information please visit www.autoradradiators.com or call 770-983-1345.
Hotchkis TVS for ’67-72 Chevy
Classic truck builders no longer have to compromise on ride and handling to achieve the perfect stance—the new Hotchkis Total Vehicle System for ’67-72 Chevrolet C10 pickups is, according to the manufacturer, the most complete high-performance bolt-on suspension system ever offered for classic pickups, providing the perfect slammed stance, supercar handling, and a family-friendly ride. Technology born on the high-banked ovals of Stock Car racing and proven in Goodguys and Optima Ultimate Street Car competition means your C10 can out-handle a new muscle car, and it can be installed in your driveway with basic hand tools.
The system includes tubular upper and lower control arms up front that extend the wheelbase 1.8 inches to center the wheels within the wheelwells for increased stability and a better look. Geometry is improved by increasing the caster measurement up to +9 degrees. The camber curve is improved and bumpsteer is corrected with a new centerlink assembly and heavy-duty tie-rod sleeves. Ride height is optimized with sport lowering springs, a 17⁄16-inch front sway bar reduces body roll, and Hotchkis-tuned Bilstein shocks and shock relocator brackets control the bumps along the road. The rear of the truck gets an adjustable full-length trackbar setup and an adjustable anti-squat bracket system to improve the truck’s instant center for maximum traction. A ¾-inch blade-style rear sway bar reduces body roll. Ride height is lowered 4 inches in front and 6 inches in the rear. Check out the entire line of Hotchkis Sport Suspension parts and components at www.hotchkis.net or give ’em a call at 877-4-NOROLL.
Split-Color Grip Steering Wheels
Split-color front grips, the newest addition to the growing list of options for Con2R custom steering wheels, look as though they could have rolled off a factory line in Detroit back when saying “Fill ’er up” didn’t require a bank loan. Available in eight standard grip colors and an endless array of custom options makes it possible (for the first time) to create your own custom steering wheel with two or more color sections on the face of the grip. Complete with chromed bezels to separate the grip sections, all Con2R steering wheels are built on a chrome-plated steel frame with your choice of spoke pattern, offset, colors, and trim. These wheels have a 15-inch outside diameter and feature a center blow horn button with a standard three-bolt mount pattern. Split-color front grip steering wheels start at $354.95 plus shipping. For more info on these wheels and the complete line of cool Con2R products check out their website at www.con2r.com or give them a call at 503-626-6390.
Flush Gas Doors From Doc’s Kustom
Doc’s Kustom offers several versions of slick, flush-mount gas filler doors, three of which are shown here. Your choices range from rectangular and oval styles with flip-up lids, to the round pop-up style you see in the right foreground. The rectangular and oval styles are available in 51/2- and 61/2-inch lengths, and the round pop-up is 21/2-inches in diameter. They can be ordered with ball-milled grooves or with a smooth finish, and all come fully polished. Prices range from $89.95 to $99.95 for the rectangular and oval type, and up to $119 for the round pop-ups. All Doc’s Kustom parts are made right in their own building—nothing is manufactured overseas. For more info on these cool fuel fillers call ’em at 229-528-4300 or visit ’em at www.docskustom.com.
Kugel’s New Increased Capacity Reservoirs
Kugel Komponents offers new, increased capacity remote-fill reservoirs built from a solid piece of billet aluminum and are available in a single, double, or triple option. Each original reservoir held 1¼ ounces of fluid. The new versions have more than double that capacity; they now hold 2¾ ounces. Reservoirs have threaded outlets on both the back and bottom and can be mounted anywhere above the master cylinder. You no longer need to remove carpets or get under the vehicle to get to the master cylinder, making it a cinch to check brake fluid levels. Remote-fill reservoirs mount to the vehicle by way of four ¼x20 threaded holes and feature new and improved twist on and off caps, vapor barrier with seal, and stainless steel mounting hardware. The reservoirs are available in a plain or polished finish, and remote-fill caps for Corvette master cylinders are also available. Contact Kugel Komponents at 562-691-7006 or on the web at www.kugelkomponents.com.
Schwartz Performance ’48-55 Chevy Pickup Chassis
Schwartz Performance has introduced their new ’48-55 first-series Chevy pickup chassis. Now you can get the Pro Touring look along with slot car handling. The new chassis features mandrel-bent rails, MIG and TIG welding, narrowed rear framerails for mini tubs, adjustable trans mount, power rack-and-pinion, welded-on running board mounts, extensive cross bracing, and will except either coilover shocks or RideTech’s Shockwaves. Standard with a “full roller” chassis is a full floating 9-inch rearend with 31-spline axles. Wilwood or Baer brakes are available starting with 12-inch rotors all the way up to slotted 14-inch ones. This chassis bolts on with no floor cutting or modifications. They utilize the stock body mount holes, stock bed mount holes, radiator core support, and comes complete with holes for factory bumper brackets. The front suspension features custom upper and lower control arms, spindles, and steering arms all manufactured by Schwartz Performance. The upper arms have greasable ball bearings instead of bushings and the lowers have premium Teflon-lined Heim joints for perfect alignment the first time. Out back is a custom triangulated four-link, also using premium Teflon-lined Heim joints for bind-free performance on the street, highway, or track. Small-block, big-block, or newer LS-series engines all fit with zero rack interference or firewall modifications. Schwartz Performance chassis are over 200 percent more ridged than factory frames. Prices start at $8,500. Visit www.schwartzperformance.com for more info or an authorized dealer near you, or call 815-206-2230 for further information.
New Interior Cab Trim for ’73-87 Fullsize Chevy Trucks
Replace your worn-out or missing interior cab molding pieces with new replacement parts available exclusively from LMC Truck. These molding panels have been developed and manufactured to be an exact replacement for your original steel or injection-molded plastic trim. Windshield and side window upper moldings are produced using formed and textured steel as original. Plastic panels are made from new tooling using improved heat-resistant thermoplastic compounds to better withstand the test of time. Available in black, the items can be painted to match the color of your interior. Prices range from $9.95 to $29.95. For more information and to see a full selection of interior cab moldings including A-pillar, interior windshield molding, rear pillar, air vent covers and much more … get your free catalog today at www.lmctruck.com. For more information or to order a catalog visit the website or call 800-562-8782.
Control Cables Floor-Mounted Throttle Pedal
Control Cables’ new floor-mounted throttle pedal is constructed from strong, billet aluminum. It eliminates having to route cables through the firewall by utilizing an under-the-floor cable-mounting bracket. This design helps to maintain a clean, uncluttered firewall. The pedal is approximately 6-inches long, has a 2-inch-wide base that tapers to 1¾-inches at the top, which gives it a sporty look. It features a non-slip rubber pad and comes complete with all mounting hardware for an easy installation. It comes in your choice of a black anodized or brushed aluminum finish. Also shown is the optional billet aluminum brake pad. In business since 1980, Control Cables manufactures a variety of cables and controls for the classic truck market. For complete information contact Control Cables Inc. at 562-949-0455 or on the web at www.controlcables.com.