01. Old School With a Shine
ididit introduces a great new finish for their popular do-it-yourself Old School Straight steering column. Now available in high-quality polished stainless steel (part number 1012360025), ididit’s 1½-inch diameter old school column will shine till the end of time! This 304 stainless steel column comes in a standard length of 36 inches (with a ¾-inch DD output shaft) but you can cut it down with ease to any length desired (as short as 6 inches)! Bolt your favorite three-bolt wheel directly onto the column, no adaptor required! The Old School Straight Polished Stainless Steel Column sells for $250, and can be used with any of ididit’s large selection of column drops and floor mounts as well. For more info on the old school column or any of ididit’s huge selection of steering components check out their website at www.ididitinc.com or call (517) 424-0577. As always, ididit products are 100-percent American made.
02. Universal 48-inch Ladder Bar Kit
Plant the rearend and get the traction to the ground with Jim Meyer Racing’s gasser ladder bar-style control arms. These longer ladder bars are designed for lots of horsepower and will keep housing flex to a minimum and eliminate spring wind-up. They are designed for any car or pickup with a chassis. The 48-inch-long ladder bar kit features 1x.156-inch-wall D.O.M. (drawn over mandrel) seamless tube ladder bars with left-right adjusters on the rear lower arms, laser-cut three-hole adjustable front brackets you weld to the extra-long 2x3-inch box tube crossmember that you cut to fit your chassis, and ¾-inch Grade-8 fasteners and lock nuts. They also offer a more complete Gasser rearend kit that includes an any-width 9-inch housing and third-member, Dutchman alloy axles, coilover shocks, Panhard bar and two crossmembers, brackets, and Grade-8 fasteners. See their complete line of 18½- and 24-inch-long four-link kits at www.jimmeyerracing.com
or call ’em at (541) 994-7717.
03. Cooling Modules For Tri-Five GM Trucks
Be Cool Inc., the unmatched producer of module cooling systems, now offers an up to 750hp bolt-in (fully assembled) module in both crossflow and down-flow performance-grade double row 1-inch core radiator, a 12-15 psi “Be Cool” signature cap, 11-inch dual chrome high-torque puller fans, billet signature fan motor caps, and fitted with stainless steel “Show & Go” fan shroud. Best of all, this module includes an all-aluminum fabricated, bolt-in factory fit core support. These Be Cool modules are totally assembled and include a diamond-cut aluminum vented recovery tank and filler neck topped with a “Be Cool” signature cap. Also, with A/C systems, the module includes a dual-pass condenser with glamour frame, condenser brackets, and custom formed hard lines with #8 and #6 female ends. All modules, including A/C, provide a wiring harness with temperature waterproof 40-amp relays (fans on at 195 and off at 175 degrees). Be Cool’s Tri Five Truck modules fit all Chevrolet pickups, Suburbans, Cameos, and panel trucks. Fill the system with Be Coolant/Super Duty Antifreeze and the standard warranty doubles! All Be Cool radiators are proudly made in the USA. For more information regarding Be Cool products visit www.becool.com, or give ’em a call at (989) 895-9699.
04. Cool Crank Handle Switches
Electric-Life is always excited to bring new and exciting products to the automotive enthusiast. Recently approved by the Electric-Life R&D department, are their original power crank switches. These high-quality units are designed to utilize the existing window crank handle to operate power windows, thus keeping the traditional look and adding modern comfort. Electric-Life’s new Original Crank Handle Switches are made in the USA and are CNC machined from military-grade Delrin, a lightweight, wear-resistant thermoplastic. The switches can be installed on both reverse polarity and straight power window motors delivering up to 20 amps of power to the motor. Designed with different shaft choices, this provides quality, ease, and precise installation on any vehicle. Every crank switch comes complete with a wiring harness and connectors to attach directly to your power window system. For more info contact Electric-Life Power Window Systems and Accessories at (800) 548-2168 or check out www.electric-life.com.
05. Classic Pickup Fuel Tanks
Brothers Truck Parts’ new all-aluminum 19-gallon capacity fuel tanks are designed especially for 1960 to ’62 Chevy and GMC trucks and make 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 and without the need to remove the bed. Available with a top- or side-fill option. For more on these cool new tanks and the complete Brothers line of parts and accessories contact ’em at (800) 977-2767 or check out www.brotherstruckparts.com.
Butch’s Cool Stuff has added the ’71-72 Chevy C10 to their line of custom Stainless Steel Tube Grilles. Someone once said that changing the grille is the easiest and most inexpensive way to make a dramatic change to the look of your rod or truck. Butch’s starts with polished full round stainless steel tubing and bend, weld, and polish it into some really cool custom grilles. They fabricate and assemble their grilles to the highest standards so that each and every grille from Butch’s Cool Stuff will add a spectacular finishing touch to your classic pickup or just the right touch to your daily driver! For more info on these cool custom grilles and their complete line of parts and accessories check out www.butchscoolstuff.com
07. Electric License Plate Retractor
These plate retractors are designed to provide installation in a minimum amount of space. They are under 1½ inches tall in the retracted position. The main housing is 4x6-inches and the license plate mount is 8x8 inches. They’re manufactured from aluminum, come with a brushed finish, and are designed to lower the license plate when the ignition switch is turned on. A separate switch can be installed in the system to keep the license plate up or down while ignition is being operated. Mounting is by two holes provided in the top cover plate. License frame not included. For more info, check out Carolina Custom at www.carolinacustom.com.
08. Premier Street Rods’ Complete Bed Kits
Premier Street Rods offers an affordable alternative to bodywork on rusted-out truck beds. Premier’s high-quality assemblies are steel reproduction bed kits made from high-grade 14-gauge steel. They’re available for 1947 to ’72 Chevy pickups, and you are sure to save lots of time, energy, and expense putting a fresh new truck bed on your build rather than spending a lot of time and money restoring your beat-up original. For more info contact Premier Street Rods via www.premierstreetrod.com.
09. Quick Fuel Technology “Slayer Series” 600- and 750-cfm Street Carbs
In 2011 Quick Fuel Technology (QFT) received the Business Innovation Award for its innovative design in E-85 carburetors. This innovative spirit has lead to the development of a new affordable series of 600- and 750-cfm vacuum secondary street carbs named the QFT “Slayer” Series. They share the same QFT race engineering, all-aluminum construction, and hand-built quality that goes into all QFT race-winning carburetors. The Slayer’s incredible value (just $299 Racer Net) is made possible by QFT’s new CNC machining centers and the unique design that utilizes a secondary metering plate with changeable jets, eliminating the costly secondary metering block for most street/strip cars. The majority of fine tuning on a street carburetor is done on the primary side, and the Slayer provides all of the popular options: changeable idle air and high-speed air bleeds, three-stage emulsion circuits, changeable primary idle feed restrictions and power valve restrictions. A welcome feature is the QFT QuickSet adjustment on the vacuum secondary diaphragm that provides a quick external twist adjustment without changing springs. Secondary metering can be altered with changeable main jets and the secondary float is also notched for jet extensions. Additional features are a fully adjustable electric choke and a show-winning polished finish that will improve any engine compartment. For more information contact Quick Fuel Technology at (270) 793-0900 or on the web at www.quickfueltechnology.com.