Clarity You Can See
Any enthusiast knows that the finishing touch of a freshly detailed pickup is a clean, crystal clear set of windows. This is why the professionals at Meguiar’s just made it easier to get a streak-free glass finish with the introduction of the all-new Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner. Taking glass care to the next level, Meguiar’s made sure to bottle up the latest in glass care technology for 2012. Complete with a new dust-repellant solution, this product is guaranteed to help glass surfaces stay cleaner longer, reducing the time and effort spent on car care. What’s more, Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner contains a unique lubricant that creates an easy slide effect between the product and any cloth surface, ensuring that no residue is left behind. Instead, dirt is swept away and the transparent look of any glass surface is restored. Designed with car guys in mind, this easy-to-use product comes in trigger or aerosol spray versions and helps consumers obtain that effortless, professional look in only a few quick squirts. Available now at major retailers and auto enthusiast/specialty retailers nationwide in a 24 oz. trigger spray or a 19 oz. aerosol spray. For more information, please call Meguiar’s at 800-347-5700 or visit www.meguiars.com.
All New Vintage Air Gen-IV SureFit Systems
Vintage Air has completely redesigned their climate-control systems for 1960 to ’66 Chevy trucks. Using their revolutionary Gen-IV climate-control technology, these systems now deliver Vintage Air’s famous “just right temperatures” and dehumidified defrost equal to the best OEM systems. These new Gen-IV systems use exclusive fully electronic microprocessor controls that require no cables or vacuum connections. Separate high-capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and fullsize aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide amazing performance and instant temperature adjustments. 1960 to ’63 systems include a replacement electronic control panel. 1964 to ’66 systems feature Vintage Air’s unique “cable-converter” technology to easily adapt your truck’s original Deluxe control panel to all-electronic operations. Vintage Air’s Sure Fit systems are engineered to “bolt in” with only very minimal modifications to your classic truck. For more info and to find a dealer near you, contact Vintage Air Inc., 800-862-6658 or online at www.vintageair.com.
OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 12V Performance Charger
The OPTIMA Digital 1200 makes other chargers obsolete. They charge batteries other chargers can’t and do it faster than competitive chargers with up to two times the output. Designed with advanced digital charging technology, the Digital 1200 delivers multi-stage charging, conditioning, automatic battery maintaining and reconditioning modes in addition to quick-set controls and an industry-leading LCD information display center. The Digital 1200 is the ultimate power source for all your battery charging and maintaining needs. The ultra-premium Digital 1200 will fully charge and maintain all types of 12-volt batteries while significantly extending their lives. Contact Optima at 888-867-8462 or on the web at www.optimabatteries.com for more info.
Series Two Polished Stainless Frames
Nothing says “authentic” and “vintage” like polished stainless steel, and nowhere does it look better than on the frame of a CON2R Series Two steering wheel. These hand-polished flat frames are available in the same six-spoke patterns as the original brushed stainless steel Series Two steering wheels from CON2R with your choice of three-hole or slotted spokes. They also come with the same eight options of standard mix or match grip colors. With this polished frame, CON2R has taken yet another unique step to ensure you get your steering wheel your way. CON2R’s Polished Series Two Wheel is a $75 upgrade. For more info, contact CON2R at 503-626-6390 or on the web at www.con2r.com.
Cool Custom Tanks
Brothers Truck Parts’ new all-aluminum gas tank is designed especially for 1960-62 Chevy & GMC trucks and makes the popular conversion of mounting the tank under the bed a snap. Designed with ease of installation in mind, Brothers Truck Parts tank mounts without the need to remove your rear frame crossmember. The special mounting brackets make installing and removing the tank effortless without needing to remove the bed. Available with a top- or side-fill option. Tank holds approximately 19 gallons. For more info contact Brothers Truck Parts at 800-977-2767 or on the web at www.brotherstruckparts.com.
Holley Performance Products All-Aluminum Carburetors
These popular 600-cfm carburetors have been revamped with an aluminum main body, bowls, throttle body, and metering block. That means a 40-percent weight savings and a polished finish that stays shiny longer, all with a price tag that fits any budget. These bolt-on-and-go performance carburetors are available with manual or electric choke (0-1850SA and 0-80457SA respectively). Both feature a single push-on style fuel inlet, multiple vacuum ports for accessories, and Ford A/T kickdown. 700-R4 linkage and 4L60/80E TPS kits are available separately. The 0-1850 and 0-80457 carburetors have been staples in the hot rod and muscle car world because they run great on a wide variety of applications, thanks to their universal calibration and vacuum secondaries. With the well-mannered characteristics of 600-cfm airflow, adjustable needle and seats, and a choke, these carburetors are right at home on most stock to mildly modified classic pickups. For more information, contact Holley Tech Service at 270-781-9741. For the nearest dealer call 800-HOLLEY-1. Or visit them on the web at www.holley.com.
New Art Morrison Four-Bar Kit
The suspension experts at Art Morrison Enterprises have developed a kit that allows builders to adapt a highly effective, adjustable four-bar rear suspension to a wide variety of vehicles. Notable benefits of this setup from AME include the use of “Johnny Joint” lubricated rod ends that provide the articulation and tightness of competition spherical bearings for precise housing control, adjustable coilover shocks, and the ability to tune the roll stiffness through the adjustable antisway bar. Morrison’s new four-bar package is great for true high-performance street applications. The “Johnny Joints” are lubricated to provide necessary harmonic dampening and quiet operation. Shock and sway bar adjustability allow the suspension to be as taut as desired. Included in the AME package are four “Big Tube” bars with “Johnny Joints” and mounting brackets, rearend housing mounts, a crossmember and coilover mounts, a pair of Strange adjustable coilover shocks, an antisway bar with mounts and adjusting links, plus all required hardware. For additional details on this and other suspension components call 800-929-7188 or visit AME’s information-packed website at www.artmorrison.com.
Chevy LS Serpentine Belt Drive System
Visual Impact Performance Systems’ Turbo Trac Serpentine Belt Drive Systems for Your Chevy LS works with any cylinder head configuration and all LS blocks. Unlike some drives that fit only certain heads, VIPS offers a solution in their complete kits. By including the water pump and everything needed to mount the drive. VIPS’ Turbo Trac Systems are foolproof and no drilling is required. Chevys and Chevy-powered vehicles alike can take advantage of VIPS’ design excellence and attention to detail. Turbo Trac systems differ in that everything is included – an Edelbrock aluminum water pump, pulleys, brackets, 105-amp alternator, Sanden SD-7 A/C compressor, hardware, and even the Dayco polycog belts. Precision CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, every pulley, bracket, or mount are made in-house to VIPS’ uncompromising standards. Creating the look you want and the performance needed underhood is much easier now, thanks to VIPS’ Turbo Trac drive systems. For more information, please contact Visual Impact Performance Systems at 704-278-3552 or on the web at www.visualimpactperformancesystems.com.
PML “Straight Fin” Differential Covers
Classic styling abounds throughout PML’s lineup with the introduction of eight new “straight fin” design differential covers. Whether you are restoring a classic pickup or looking to keep your workhorse in top condition, these covers will make a world of difference. Besides their great look, the straight fin design offers improved cooling for increased performance. The design is classic, understated, and practical. These covers are designed to fit 1990s, and pre-1990 Ford and GM/Chevrolet trucks, and are being offered in three finishes: natural cast, polished, and black powdercoated with shaved fins. Get more info on these cool covers by contacting PML at 310-671-4345 or visit their website at www.yourcovers.com.