Control Cables Firewall Mount Throttle Pedal
Control Cables new firewall-mount throttle pedal is built from strong billet aluminum. The pedal is machined from high-quality 6061 T6 aluminum and features a spring-loaded pedal pad with a rubber insert. The pedal is approximately 3½ inches long by 1½ inches wide at the top, and tapers to 1¼ inches at the bottom for a clean, sporty look. The two connecting arms for the throttle mount have 36 splines for greater adjustment and are fully reversible. A ¾-inch base with Oil Lite bushings allow for very smooth operation and long life. These awesome pedals are available in a black-anodized finish or brushed finish. Also shown is Control Cable’s optional billet aluminum brake pad. Control Cables have been in business since 1980 and also manufacture a variety of controls and cables for vintage, classic cars, rods and trucks. A product catalog is available by contacting Control Cables, Inc., at 562-949-0455 or by visiting www.controlcables.com.
RetroRack Universal Steering
Finally, a fully adjustable steering rack! Don’t let the name fool you; the new RetroRack is anything but old school. This revolutionary new power rack-and-pinion assembly by AOI is designed for universal fitment in any application. RetroRack is CNC machined from 6061 billet aluminum, provides 8 inches of precise rack travel and is fully adjustable for LHD, RHD, front-steer and rear-steer fitment. The valve housing, pinion tower and center drag link all rotate 360 degrees to overcome any interference or mounting issues. RetroRack racks are available finished in full polish, nickel plate or black anodized, and easily adapt to any classic truck, muscle car, street machine, pro touring, street rod, classic car, or even off-road applications. For more info, call AOI at 800-474-0184 or visit www.americanonlineimports.com to view the RetroRack video and learn all about this versatile steering assembly.
’38-55 Chevrolet Radiator Overflow Tanks
The Filling Station is happy to announce the availability of these cool new reproductions of rare factory accessory items. The repro tanks replace original GM part #’s 985319, 985528 and 986282, designed for 1938-1954 Chevrolet passenger cars and 1938-1955 (1st Series) Chevrolet and GMC Trucks. Not only are these great-looking accessory items, they’re also practical as they take overflow and steam from radiator to the tank, condense it back to water, and then return it to the radiator.
This new item comes with two different decals (for early or late versions), hose and mounting screws. Also included are installation instructions. Price is $119.50 each – order part # VT-73. If you would like more information about products developed by The Filling Station, please call them at 800-841-6622 or visit www.fillingstation.com.
Three Tube Benders in One
One of the most important tools you can have in your toolbox is a tube bender. While not as glamorous as a torque wrench or dial bore indicator, it performs a function just as valuable. It’s not only handy for automotive tubing repairs or fabrication, it also can be used for household fixes. Classic Tube has a great selection of handheld tube benders like this Triple Bender (#3755), which is powdercoated for long-lasting durability. This Classic Tube Triple Bender features three bending grooves for bending either ¼- or 3⁄16-inch (one groove does both sizes), 5⁄16- or 3⁄8-inch tubing. It will provide smooth bends starting at 0 degrees, and going up in 15-degree increments to 90 degrees. Both right- and left-hand bends are possible using the adjustable handle. It’s perfect for the do-it-yourselfer or professional mechanic, and covers all tubing sizes for most cars and trucks. How many times would this tool have come in handy for your projects? For additional information and fluid-transfer products contact Classic Tube at 800-882-3711, or online at www.classictube.com.
Premier Street Rod’s Chevy Cab Corners
Among the countless classic truck components and accessories the folks at Premier Street Rod Parts and Manufacturing Corporation are known for are these finely crafted 18-gauge steel cab corner replacement panels for 1947-53 Chevy pickups. If yours are damaged and need repair, why not replace ’em with brand-new panels? For more information on patch panels, complete reproduction truck cabs, or countless cool components, give ’em a call at 800-447-5000 or visit www.premierstreetrod.com.
OTB Gear in Walnut, California, introduces another stunning example of its commitment to high-quality, nostalgia-style air cleaners – the Razorback. Cast in A-356 aircraft alloy and polished to show-quality standards, the Razorback comes with their exclusive Platinum Series washable, oiled permanent filter. The 12x8x2-inch filter features a neutral gray element and a stainless steel mesh “grille.” This stunning air cleaner will never be confused with a billet product. The aggressive radius of the top casting with its bold fins cascading off both ends makes a strong statement on the Razorback. This critter will separate you from the rest of the barnyard. For more information and ordering, contact OTB Gear at 909-595-4995 or go to www.otbgear.com.
1964-66 Chevy Truck Windshield Gaskets
Steele Rubber Products introduces a new windshield seal for mid-’60s pickup trucks and vans. This windshield gasket is fully molded from dense rubber and requires no splicing for easier installation. The seal fits 1964-66 Chevy and GMC trucks and vans without reveal molding and replaces original factory part # 3794940. The seal is made from Steele’s own heat and ozone-resistant rubber compound. Close attention to detail ensures the highest quality fit and appearance. Steele stands behind all products by offering a money-back guarantee if a customer is not completely satisfied. For more info contact Steele Rubber Products at 704-483-9343 or on the web at www.steelerubber.com.
Hedman Shorty Headers For ’67-87 Chevy Pickups
The C10 and C20 pickups have become increasingly popular over the past few years thanks to plentiful numbers, easy access to parts and (in the C10) “stock car” style truck-arm suspension, perfect for a low-slung stance. The popularity of drop spindles and airbags on these trucks used to mean scraped headers and flattened primary tubes – until now. Hedman’s new “Shorty” small-block headers for 1967-87 C10 and C20 pickups improve ground clearance by several inches, while also improving exhaust flow over stock manifolds. Available either uncoated or with Hedman’s HTC ceramic coating, the Shorty Hedders are available with 15⁄8- or 13⁄4-inch mandrel bent primary tubes and a 3-inch ball-and-socket collector that maximizes exhaust flow and ground clearance, and minimizes the chance for leaks. Each set of headers are hand-welded, include all necessary gaskets and hardware for easy installation, and are backed by a lifetime warranty. For more information please visit www.hedmanperformancegroup.com.
California Gold Chrome Polish
Chrome-plated metal finishes have always been a symbol of prestige on trucks and cars. In order to keep this brilliant plating looking its best, a good chrome polish is a must. Mothers California Gold Chrome Polish will give chrome a crisp sparkle and advanced protection thanks to its thick, rich and easy-to-use formula. It gently cleans and brightens chrome bumpers, wheels, trim and accessories. Mothers California Gold Chrome Polish is formulated with advanced polymers to help protect against fingerprints, spotting, rust and corrosion. Mothers California Gold Chrome Polish is designed with balance in mind. It’s strong enough to clean quickly, but gentle enough not to harm the finish or its neighboring parts. Mothers California Gold Chrome Polish will not streak, scratch or smear, and it also safely cleans and protects exterior glass and mirrors. Mothers California Gold Gold Chrome Polish, part # 05212 (12 oz.) is available at fine automotive retailers and e-tailers. You can also check out www.mothers.com for information on their whole line of car care products.