Pint-Size Pickups

Jerry Dixey’s Classic Automobilia has introduced their new limited edition Classic Speed Shop pedal pickup truck just in time for the 2011 holiday season. The all-metal construction features retro speed shop graphics, a chrome grille, and wooden side rails. Little “parts pedalers” from ages 3 to 7 will have a great time cruising the sidewalk in style. At 37 inches long it will also fit very well on a shelf in an office or man cave. Just 100 of these black Classic Speed Shop pickups will be produced. The cost is $249 and the shipping is free in the continental U.S. for the 2011 holiday season. To order call (800)676-3026 or visit www.classicautomobiliausa.com on the web to see their complete line of pedal cars and trucks.

High Performance Wheels

Introducing the New V Forged line of wheels for the performance-minded enthusiast from Victory Lane Garage. The VF105 (shown here) is a perfect example that features a three-piece rim construction with the unique V-shaped spokes. They’re designed to work with big-brake kits and staggered stance applications, with sizes available from 18- to 22-inch diameters and widths from 7 to 14 inches. With a variety of finishes options available, such as high-luster, chrome-plated, powdercoated, and brushed satin two-tone. All VF105 wheels are custom built to the customer’s requirements and are made in the USA. For more info on V Forged performance wheels contact Victory Lane Garage at (877)965-1506 or visit www.victorylanegarage.com for details.

Autocross Anyone?

Detroit Speed is proud to introduce the X-Gen 595 Front Suspension. Detroit Speed’s X-Gen series of front suspension systems allow you to integrate Detroit Speed suspension technology into any vehicle. This complete suspension module is available with a 59.5-inch track width and is ready to be subbed into your application through their 2x4-inch rail sections. These are the same suspension systems found in DSE’s bolt-in front frames so they have been designed, engineered, and developed to provide the ultimate in performance on both the road and the track. The X-Gen 595 specs are as follow: a track width (hub to hub) of 59.5 inches, maximum wheel backspacing of 6.125 inches, a total suspension travel of 6 inches, framerail dimensions of 2x4x0.120 inches, an outer-to-outer frame width of 34.25 inches, and a framerail length of 25.25 inches.

Detroit Speed, Inc. is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. The company provides products and services to transform a vintage muscle car into an all-around versatile vehicle. In addition to design and fabrication services, the company manufactures a line of components to bring performance vehicles into the new millennium. For more information, contact Detroit Speed, Inc. at (704)662-3272 or on their website at www.detroitspeed.com.

Meguiar's New All Metal Wheel Polish

In an effort to answer one of the most common car and truck care questions, Meguiar’s introduces its new All Metal Wheel Polish, a product that transforms dingy, oxidized wheels into like-new shape in just minutes. The all-new wheel cleaning formula acts quickly to remove oxidation without scratching and can be applied with either Meguiar’s DynaCone polishing tool or by hand. Leaving metals stunningly bright, this new product uses gentle polishing oils to achieve a perfect shine every time. For use on all uncoated, polished, or chromed metals, Meguiar’s All Metal Wheel Polish is safe to use on cast aluminum, magnesium, and billet alloy. Meguiar’s All Metal Wheel Polish is not intended for use on painted, clearcoated wheels or chrome-plated plastic, but is the ultimate solution for consumers searching for a way to keep their metal wheels looking new. For more information, please call Meguiar’s at (800)347-5700 or visit Meguiar’s at www.meguiars.com.

Dual Under-Floor Pedals

Build the truck of your dreams with a clean firewall and the pedals of your modern brake system under the floor. The new Jim Meyer Racing Products early Ford-style single- or dual under-floor pedal assemblies will clean up your firewall with a smooth look and give your interior the original retro look. The assembly features a steel cage, removable pedals with bronze bushings on a ¾-inch diameter shaft, and ½-inch diameter pedal holes at the top of the pedal arms. It is designed for dual-chamber, two-bolt master cylinders or a booster to fit under the floor. This pedal assembly is available as a universal fit or model specific kit. The dual- or single-pedal assembly welds to the inside of the framerail. Boosters, master cylinders, and brake plumbing products are also available. Ask about their dealer program for your customers. All parts are available separately and made in the USA. For a good look at their complete product line see their website at www.jimmeyerracing.com or call them at (541)994-7717.

A TIG Machine For Today

HTP America continues to set new standards in AC/DC inverter welders with the introduction of the Invertig 221. The Invertig 221 AC/DC inverter welder will allow you to produce professional welds with all types of metal. This 200-amp TIG welder features a full 220 amps of rugged welding power, and the machine has been scaled down in size (the beauty of an inverter welder) to 40 pounds so it is easy to take right to the job. The Invertig 221 is packed with features; it is the only welder in its class with independent AC amperage adjustment. This feature gives you precise control over the heat input to both the work piece and the tungsten by allowing you to separately adjust the electrode negative and electrode positive amperage. The 221 also offers you the ability to adjust the AC frequency from 20 Hz to 200 Hz. The high AC frequency gives you a more focused arc with greater arc control. The Invertig 221 allows you store up to 64 separate welding programs and provides outstanding performance when stick welding in either AC or DC modes. There are three models to choose from: Air Cooled, Water Cooled or Dual Voltage. Every Invertig 221 comes with a 3-year warranty and a 90-day money back guarantee. The Invertig 221 is an excellent DC welder with a smooth, stable arc coupled with the 221’s high speed DC pulse makes intricate work on mild steel, 4130, stainless, Inconel, and titanium a breeze. The 221 gives you arc control like you have never before experienced. For more info on the Invertig 221 and the complete line of HTP welding equipment give ’em a call at (800)USA-WELD or on the web at www.usaweld.com.

PML Now Provides Low-Profile Support and Styling to ’60s Ford Muscle Cars

PML has just released its latest offering: a low-profile transmission pan for the Ford C6 transmission. Now, classic Ford and Mercury muscle cars and classic pickups from the ’60s and ’70s can benefit from the strength and cooling of an aftermarket PML pan. Since 2003, PML has offered a large, extra-capacity pan for truck owners with the Ford C6 transmission. This new, low-profile version now expands the field, offering muscle cars and slammed pickups a functional, stylish option. Manufactured from the high quality, sand-cast aluminum that PML is known for, these pans are designed to fit many classic Ford trucks and cars. The pans are offered in three finishes: as-cast, black powdercoat, and polished. And it’s not just the look of the pan that is beneficial. The fins act as a heat sink to transfer heat out of the transmission fluid. A thick, precision-machined gasket flange provides a leak-free seal. A drain hole and magnetic drain plug allow for easier fluid changes. The PML pan also adds rigidity to the powertrain, with sand-cast aluminum providing more structural stiffness than stamped steel. For information on PML’s full line of products check out their website, www.yourcovers.com.

Cherry Bomb Performance Exhaust – Builder Kits

New Cherry Bomb Builder Kits are a collection of 45-degree, 90-degree, 180-degree mandrel bends, 4-foot straight tubing, rubber isolated stainless hangers and two braided stainless flex couplers. The Builder Kits are for the do-it-yourself rodder who wants to design his/her own exhaust system. All of the smooth mandrel bends and 16-gauge tubing are aluminized and made in the U.S.A. at our plant in Loudon, TN. Then Cherry Bomb adds rubber isolated stainless hangers and braided stainless flex couplers to the Builder Kits to eliminate vibration noise and cracked welds due to engine flex. Cherry Bomb’s Builder Kits are available in 2-1/4- (PN 300725), 2-1/2- (PN 300726), or 3-inch (PN 300727) and suggested retail is $375. For more info call (866)869-9704 or go to www.cherrybomb.com.

The MetalAce 44F Imperial English Wheel  

The MetalAce 44F Imperial English Wheel is constructed from a massive casting and features an immense 44-inch throat. It is the toughest English wheel you can buy and provides ample working room for any job. The upper wheel and lower anvils are 3-inches wide with optional 2-inch-wide lower anvils available for smaller jobs. The rigid cast-iron frame provides a very sturdy, vibration free platform for all metal shaping jobs. The screw lift assembly features a quick-release cam that lowers the anvil yoke to change anvils, or remove the work piece. When the handle is rotated back to the operational setting, the original pressure setting is maintained. The lower yoke is also adjustable on both sides of the axle to true the lower anvil to the upper wheel. In addition to all of these great features, the upper wheel and lower anvil can be rotated 90-degrees for larger panels! As with all MetalAce products this USA-made English wheel is something even the most discriminating metal shaper would be proud to display. For more on the MetalAce and lots more quality metalworking tools check out the Van Sant Enterprises website at www.trick-tools.com or give ’em a call at (877)VAN-SANT.

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