01. Trans-Dapt PerfectMatch Parts
OEM-color powdercoated engine accessories are perfect for restored stock engines, a clever way to camouflage high-performance “sleepers,” or a quick way to clean things up under the hood. There is no better way to improve the look of your engine bay than by replacing all of the old, beat-up, or rusted metal accessories and covers. Whether you’re performing a complete factory restoration or a stealthy pro-touring build, Trans-Dapt’s PerfectMatch products give you the high-quality replacement parts with the show-stopping appearance you are looking for. Helping to set PerfectMatch products apart from the competition is its powdercoated finish. Paint can fade, crack, peel, or flake off, especially with the extreme heat under the hood. They are also easier to maintain than chromed or polished pieces, as the powdercoating doesn’t require any special polishing or cleaning to maintain its looks. PerfectMatch oil pans, water necks, engine pulleys, radiator support panels and bars, timing chain covers, valve covers, valve caps and breathers, alternator brackets, and air cleaners are available for a variety of GM and Ford applications. Their colors match the original production factory pieces, with some of the GM applications available in both the OE Chevy Orange as well as Asphalt Black. For more information on Trans-Dapt’s PerfectMatch products call 562-921-0404 or visit www.tdperformance.com.
02. Classic Pickup IFS
Total Cost Involved Engineering is happy to offer the new TCI Engineering 1935-64 Ford car and truck Mustang II-style front suspension system. This American-made product is engineered for easier installation, enhanced drivability, and a broader range of alignment adjustments. TCI has re-engineered the original spring towers to now utilize a vertical metal plate for mounting the upper control arms. This new design allows easy camber/caster adjustments via shims instead of alignment slots. This weld-on frontend features a new crossmember design, boxing plates, new coil-spring hats, 1-inch DOM tubular upper A-arms, 11⁄8-inch DOM tubular lower A-arms, spindles (stock height or 2-inch drop), power rack-and-pinion, 10½-inch GM disc brake kit, black powdercoated springs, and painted shocks. Many other options are available as well. For more information, give ’em a call at 866-925-1101 or check out www.totalcostinvolved.com
03. Central Pneumatic Earthquake 1⁄2-inch Impact Wrench
The Central Pneumatic (part number 68424) professional-class ½-inch drive wrench from Harbor Freight delivers more power with better weight distribution, lighter materials, and a more compact housing making it an easy-to-use tool for heavy-duty assembly or disassembly. The Earthquake impact wrench is manufactured using premium-grade components and close tolerances that give this tool a longer life span than conventional air wrenches. Precision machined to master-mechanic standards, this is one of the most powerful wrenches in its class with variable speed and less vibration. The #68424 has a maximum torque of 700 lb-ft and a torque range of 50-550 lb-ft. For more info on this impact wrench and the complete line of professional-grade, affordable tools at your local Harbor Freight store, visit www.harborfreight.com.
04. Speedway Motors Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool
They say that stance is everything when it comes to building an attention-grabbing hot rod, street machine, or classic truck. And now you can build your chassis with a just-right stance thanks to the Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool from Speedway Motors. This innovative new tool lets you simulate your vehicle’s final ride height, even before the body or engine are installed. Adjustable from 13½ to 21 inches, it’s the perfect tool for setting up custom coilover suspensions, allowing you to determine proper shock length prior to ordering your coilover shocks. The Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool is sold in pairs and includes 5⁄8-inch rod ends, ½-inch reducers, jam nuts, and quick-release pins for easy length changes. Remember, it’s better to test, not guess, when you’re setting up the suspension on your new project. The Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool is one of the latest parts from Speedway Motors, America’s oldest speed shop. Call today toll free at 800-979-0122 or visit www.speedwaymotors.com.