Fresh Foundations

JW Rod Garage now offers complete replacement frames for 1948-1952 and 1953-1956 Ford Trucks. The frames are made of fully TIG-welded 10-gauge steel and are outfitted with Mustang II-style front crossmembers, tubular center sections, rear coilover crossmembers, and body mounts. For more info on these high-quality frame assemblies contact, JW Rod Garage at 888-414-8787, or check out www.jwrodgarage.com.


Fuel Tank Problem Solver

MAR-K now makes a cross sill for 1947-48 GM trucks that is notched to provide clearance for the fuel tank. If you have a 1947-48 GM short Stepside truck and plan to use the original fuel tank – you need this cross sill! This center cross sill does not bolt to the frame of the truck, but includes all holes for bolting to the angle strips and bedstrips. Constructed of 14-gauge electro-galvanized steel with a 12-gauge reinforcement plate, this heavy-duty part is made by MAR-K in Oklahoma City, USA. MAR-K manufactures a wide assortment of cross sills for GM, Ford, and Dodge trucks along with many restoration and custom bed parts. For further information, contact MAR-K Quality Parts at 405-721-7945, or visit www.mar-k.com.


AMSOIL's Reformulated Silicone Spray

AMSOIL Silicone Spray has recently undergone a reformulation and packaging redesign. The product is delivered by means of an aerosol spray that effectively lubricates and protects non-metal surfaces with a dry lubricating film, making it ideal for applications that may be damaged by conventional lubricants such as grease or oil. AMSOIL Silicone Spray provides outstanding protection where light-duty or silicone lubricants are recommended, including rubber, plastic, nylon, upholstery, vinyl, wood, cardboard and other nonmetal surfaces. Silicone Spray's special non-staining formula is also excellent for waterproofing and protecting leather boots, shoes, jackets, suede, and more. It leaves a clear, odorless film and locks out water while keeping applications contaminant free. For more information about AMSOIL synthetic motor oils and performance products contact your nearest AMSOIL distributor, or call AMSOIL at 800-777-8491, or go to www.amsoil.com.


New CPP 500 Series Power Steering Box

Classic Performance Products' 500 Series Boxes for 1967-'87 C10 and C20 Chevy Trucks (#CP50014) are available now. 500 Series boxes are a great performance upgrade for the factory power steering box or an easy way to upgrade your truck from manual steering to power steering. CPP's 500 Series boxes are manufactured using all new components, not remanufactured ones like many on the market today. The 14:1 sport-ratio adds a new dimension of handling to your truck. CPP has tuned the torsion bar and valve for smooth operation and excellent road feedback. They also work with factory power steering pitman arms and 3⁄4-30 rag joints, as well as the popular 7⁄16-inch tube size (11⁄16-18 inverted flare) pressure and 3⁄8-inch tube size (5⁄8-18 inverted flare) return port fittings. Classic Performance Products, Inc. has been providing top-quality steering, brake, and suspension components for classic Chevy and Ford cars and trucks for over two decades. Call 800-830-1724 and order a catalog, or check out www.classicperform.com.


Headers for LS1/LS6 Swaps in Chevy C10s

Patriot Exhaust Products has recently introduced an LS1/LS6 “Clipster” style header for the popular 1973-'87 Chevrolet C10 pickups. Header part number H8087 uses longer 1¾-inch primary tubes, which results in more horsepower and torque when compared to tight-tuck or block-hugger styles. These headers will accommodate stock factory steering setups, and most aftermarket conversion suspensions as well, and can be used with most aftermarket motor and transmission mounts designed for the LS1/LS6 engine transplant like Patriot's own SK100 mount kit. Extra ground clearance makes “slammed” trucks drivable and above framerail exhaust system installation easy. Headers come with welded oxygen sensor bungs in the collectors for fuel injection applications. Part number H8087 comes with a raw finish for individual customizing or with Patriot's very popular polished high-luster metallic ceramic coating for increased resistance to corrosion and thermal fatigue part number H8087-1. Patriot Headers come complete with high-temp gaskets, header bolts, reducers, and complete instructions. Contact your local performance part retailer or PerTronix customer service at 909-599-5955, or check out www.pertronix.com.

GM-Style Seatbelts

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.

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