Juliano's Interior Products now offers officially licensed GM seatbelts, in addition to their already extensive lineup of top-quality safety restraints. With three buckle designs including brushed stainless or plastic-covered push-button releases with GM logos or the color-matched Chevy Bowtie lift latches, there's sure to be a perfect match in both style and color for any classic GM pickup. These lap belts are available in 60- or 74-inch lengths and in over 40 different colors. Of course, all of Juliano's seatbelts are made in the USA and meet or exceed FMVSS 209 and 302 safety standards. Installation is straightforward using your existing mounts or choose Juliano's award-winning anchor plate kits instead. To check out their complete selection of GM seatbelts visit www.seatbeltstore.com or www.julianos.com, or give them a call at 800-300-1932.
UConn Research Institute and the Fitch Fuel Catalyst
From the University of Connecticut Research Institute: “We have completed a series of experiments studying and measuring the ability of a novel catalyst to constructively modify commercial gasoline and diesel fuel. This catalyst has the ability to selectively remove hydrogen and or add oxygen to hydrocarbon components of fuel. The catalyst demonstrated the ability to produce reformed fuel species at room temperature which is novel and provides evidence these catalysts are broadly applicable in fuel applications,” including automotive. This catalytic effect “leads to enhanced combustion from the hydrocarbon fuel feedstock.” This catalyst is marketed under the brand names Fitch Fuel Catalyst. UConn research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. As reported by numerous automotive consumer magazines, 1- to 2.5-mpg fuel savings are a direct result of using the Fitch Fuel Catalyst. For further information call 888-881-2774 or go to www.fitchcatalyst.com.
Ford Racing Performance Parts' New Z460 Crate Engine
Ford Racing has taken its line of Boss Block-based crate engines to the max with the biggest small-block Windsor crate engine ever – the Z460! With 575 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque, the Z460 packs a pump-gas-fueled punch that works well on the street and on the track. The foundation of Z460 is the legendary Ford Racing 9.5-inch deck Boss Block topped off with high-port/high-flow Ford Racing Z-Heads. To get to the 460ci displacement, the block is bored to 4.150 and a 4.25-inch stroke crank is used. Premium components from the best aftermarket companies are used throughout the engine, like a SCAT forged steel crankshaft, SCAT forged H-beam connecting rods, forged Mahle pistons, and Clevite bearings. Every Ford Racing Z460 engine is hand-assembled in the U.S. with performance clearances. The Z460 features a mix of the best OEM, Ford Racing, and aftermarket parts to deliver strong street performance at an outstanding value. Go to www.fordracingparts.com to find a Ford Racing dealer and learn more about the full lineup of Ford Racing parts.
Speedway Motors Firewall-Mount Pedal Assemblies
Do you need a simple firewall-mount brake pedal or brake-and-clutch pedal combo for your street rod, classic truck, or other specialty vehicle? If so, Speedway Motors has a strong and affordable solution for you. Speedway's Universal Firewall-Mount Pedal Assemblies are engineered for simplicity, strength, and easy installation. Sturdy steel mounting brackets can be bolted or welded to your vehicle's flat firewall and provide support for your brake master cylinder, power booster, and clutch master cylinder (on clutch-and-brake models). The brake-only pedal assembly bracket is pre-drilled to accept either a manual master cylinder (with 3¼-inch bolt centers) or common four-bolt power booster (with 33⁄8x33⁄8-inch bolt pattern). The clutch-and-brake assembly bracket is pre-drilled for a manual brake master cylinder and a common clutch master cylinder with a 2¼-inch bolt center. Bronze bushings ensure smooth operation for the swinging pedal arms, which feature 6:1 pedal ratios and mounting tabs to simplify pedal pad installation (pedal pads sold separately). The Speedway Motors Universal Firewall Mount Pedal Assemblies are made in the USA and wear a bright zinc-plated finish to prevent corrosion. For more info call 'em today at 800-979-0122 or visit www.speedwaymotors.com.