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.
05. Revolver Serpentine System
March Performance new Revolver serpentine system is created with a combination of style and a low price that is sure to find favor among car enthusiasts everywhere. The highly styled one-piece alternator and air-conditioning bracket provides a rigid support for the alternator and A/C compressor; a separate bracket allows the option of power steering or no power steering. Best of all, March’s new Style Track bracket kit costs $500 less than other similar units on the market. For more information, please visit www.marchperf.com.
06. New Instrument Series
The V8 Red Steelie series features a vivid red background with spun aluminum numbers and accent graphics that brightly bounce off the red background. The series also features the uniquely designed pointer for the V8 line, which is chrome plated and balanced for precision accuracy. Additional details within the instruments are laser-etched markings on the light diffuser ring, which add a level of dimension and functionality. The etching corresponds with the indices on the face and flow into a polished stainless high-step bezel that is crimped around an optic-grade curved lens to complete the overall design. For more information please contact the Classic Instruments sales team at 800-575-0461.
07. Dually Superwide Chevrolet 1947-54 Pickup Fenders
Superior Glass Works introduces their new, superwide rear fenders for the 1947-54 Chevy pickups. Measuring 19-inches wide, they permit the use of a dually rear axle or super-fat rear tires without tubbing the bed. These fenders are styled exactly as the original steel parts and will look right at home on your AD series pickup. Because they mount to the bedside with a flat flange, these fenders can also be used on other year, make, and model trucks needing the fattest fender possible or adapt them to your COE project. These fenders are the latest addition to Superior Glass Works’ extensive line of hand-laid fiberglass parts for Chevy trucks from 1931-55 including hoods, fenders, grille shells, stock and wide fenders, running boards and more. In business for over 35 years, Superior Glass Works is the leading manufacturer of fiberglass parts for 1931-55 Chevrolet cars and trucks and offers 24 complete composite bodies. The company’s full-service chassis shop also builds custom chassis for most 1931-54 Ford and Chevy trucks. More information about these new fenders and other products mentioned is available at www.superiorglassworks.com or by calling 888-731-7670.
08. Trans Cooling Pan
Derale offers this GM TH350 (part number 14200) transmission cooling pan. It features heavy-gauge steel construction, 2 quarts of extra fluid capacity, and patented turbulator cooling tubes that reduce fluid temperatures 20-50°F. A two-stage heat-dissipating black finish, 1⁄8-inch NPT temperature-sender port, magnetic drain plug with rubber/steel washer and pan gasket are included. Derale Performance, 323-266-3850;www.derale.com.
09. Professional Mechanics Formula Penetrating Oil
Promech Professional Mechanics Formula Penetrating Oil was developed and used by a small circle of professional mechanics, hot rod shops, and restoration professionals. It is now available to the public. Promech is faster acting and more effective at freeing up rusted, corroded, or seized bolts, nuts, and hardware than anything currently available, retail or industrial. Promech is not intended to be a universal lubricant. It is concentrated on developing the penetrating part of the formula. After all, the slipperiest substance on earth is not going to loosen that rusted bolt or nut if it cannot get in there to work. Promech has also been shown to work very well in cases of “galvanic corrosion of dissimilar metals” such as the seizing of a steel bolt in an aluminum block. Like those nasty water neck bolts in your aluminum intake. Consider being able to save some of those irreplaceable parts on your old rod, instead of having to torch them off. Additionally, Promech has shown unique properties such as actually “fizzing” the corrosion out, as well as the ability to “creep and climb” into the seized fasteners, a huge plus when working in an inverted position. Years of field testing and recent ASTM lab tests confirm Promech performs far above the competition. Available at retailers and www.promechoil.com.