Battery cables can be one of those things we don’t give much thought to until something goes wrong and you’re left with the bitter realization that not all battery cables are created equal. Thankfully, the folks at Ron Francis Wiring have done the research and created the ultimate battery cable set. Their new underhood cross-link 1-gauge cables have a temperature rating of 255°F (underhood temperatures vary from 212°F to 240°F). They offer more current carrying capacity and less voltage drop, making them far superior to typical auto parts store or welding cables. Their high-grade lugs stay round longer, ensuring a tight seal and corrosion resistance. The kit comes in top post (part number TP-6) or side post (part number SP-6) and includes 6 feet of color-coded positive and negative cables (longer kits for trunk mount also available). Each cable includes matching rubber boots for added protection and a more finished look. All kits also come complete with a crimping tool, extra lugs, and heat shrink tubing. For additional information please visit www.ronfrancis.com or call 800-292-1940.
Stainless Brake Lines
Plumbing the brakes on your street rod or vintage truck is simple with a complete stainless steel brake line kit from Speedway Motors. Speedway’s high-quality stainless steel brake line kits feature 304-grade 3⁄16-inch stainless steel brake lines that not only look great, but are also impervious to the damage that today’s caustic brake fluids can cause to conventional steel lines. These stainless brake lines are annealed so they bend and flare easily. The complete kits also include 303-grade semi-polished AN3 fittings, braided stainless steel brake lines, plus two stainless steel through-frame fittings. Speedway Motors stainless steel brake line kits are available with either 20 or 40 feet of brake line, and your choice of three or four braided stainless lines. Remember, at Speedway Motors, stainless is forever! Call today toll free at 800-979-0122 or visit www.speedwaymotors.com.
Small-Job Blasting Systems
Eastwood’s small-job soda and abrasive blasting kits offer the benefits of a large blast system at a fraction of the cost. The DIY novice can quickly remove rust and coatings down to clean bare metal in a fraction of the time it would take with other methods. The small-job blasting kits work with small home compressors (7 cfm at 80 psi) and with Eastwood’s soda or abrasive media. Remove paint and other coatings from delicate surfaces without harm by using the small-job soda blaster kit. Eastwood’s abrasive crushed glass is used with the small job blaster to remove heavy rust, filler, paint and grime quickly and cost-effectively. Blast at any angle. The suction head draws the media into the airstream to minimize surging or skipping and accelerates the media at the part. For more info on the small-job blaster or Eastwood products, contact ’em at 800-345-1178 or check out their online catalog at www.eastwood.com.
Flame-Thrower Stock-Look Distributor Ford & Chevy V-8s
PerTronix’s new plug-and-play cast distributors for Ford 221-302 CID, and small- and big-block Chevrolet engine applications are designed to provide maximum ignition performance and easy installation all at a price you can afford. These distributors allow you to upgrade your outdated points or stock electronic distributor with a performance-proven distributor that features the patented Ignitor or Ignitor III electronic ignition module and an OE-look cast-aluminum housing. These distributors are perfect for the restoration guys who want a stock-looking distributor without having to use a worn-out 40-year-old unit, or for the ultimate sleeper who wants to hide the modern performance. The PerTronix Ignitor is also compatible with any inductive ignition system coil, but high-rpm performance can be improved when used with the low-resistance Flame-Thrower coils. If you’re using a capacitive discharge system or the PerTronix Second Strike box, no problem, the PerTronix distributor is compatible. The Ignitor III version features a built-in digital rev limiter and multi spark so no external box is needed. Unlike most auto parts store distributors, these units feature all brand-new (not rebuilt) parts. The gears are hardened steel for exact tolerances and the vacuum canister is adjustable for optimum performance. The mechanical advance curve has been tailored for top performance and drivability. The distributors come with high dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts. These distributors are legal in all 50 states and Canada (CARB EO # 5D-57-23). For more information, contact your local performance retailer or call PerTronix at 909-599-5955.