1. CLASSIC TRUCKS for the Technologically Inclined
Digital subscriptions to CLASSIC TRUCKS magazine are now available from Zinio and iTunes. The digital version of the magazine includes everything that appears in the print version, so if you prefer to read on your computer or tablet, you won't be missing out on anything. You can buy single issues or a full 12-month subscription. Just search for "Classic Trucks" at www.zinio.com or in the iTunes Store.
2. Slant-Edge LS Valve Covers From Proform Parts
Proform Parts has just added these beautiful slant-edge valve covers for Chevrolet LS engines to their ever-expanding line of licensed Chevrolet Performance Parts (formally GM Performance Parts). They fit all LS cylinder heads, providing a significant increase in valvetrain space to accommodate aftermarket roller rockers or shaft-mounted rocker systems. Enthusiasts should check external clearance specs to see if these valve covers will fit a given engine compartment, including engine components and associated bracketry. They are available in six different styles, including raised or recessed Chevrolet and Bow Tie emblems, or no emblem at all. Suggested retail starts at $250. Because these valve covers are taller than stock, they will allow for a wide variety of custom valvetrain applications. Unique mounting studs and oil-restricting baffles are included. Pre-drilled and threaded mounting holes can be used to mount Proform's Integrated Ignition Coil bracket (sold separately). For those not interested in performing coil relocation, this LS valve cover and bracket system is the perfect upgrade. These slant-edge valve covers are sold in pairs. Visit www.proformparts.com to preview all Proform's internal and external engine parts and tools, or give 'em a call at 586-774-2500.
3. The Only Shop Apron You'll Ever Need
New England Speed & Custom's nearly indestructible Denim Fabricators Aprons are offered in collaboration with the guy's good friends at the Hartford Denim Company. These collaboratively designed fabricators aprons are constructed of ultra-tough 16-ounce Cone Mills selvedge denim. The aprons feature crossed straps for total comfort control, hand-peened copper rivets, whole grain leather tape measure holder, body hammer loop, swinging cell phone and scribe pocket, as well as roomy split front pockets for quick tool placement. The aprons come with either a full-front or an optional split-front design for easy bending/movement. These premium-quality fabricator's aprons are so good they come with an unbeatable lifetime repair policy from Hartford Denim Co. These high-quality shop aprons retail for $129.95 and are available exclusively at New England Speed & Custom. For more info on these super-tough shop aprons and any and all parts and services offered by NES&C check out www.nespeedshop.com or call at 860-265-4441.
4. Zeus Speedometer Technology
Classic Instruments is proud to announce the release of the revolutionary Zeus Speedometer Technology or ZST. Thirty-six years of gauge design innovation, customer suggestions, and cutting-edge technology have produced a speedometer with astounding capabilities. Classic Instruments' speedometers with ZST offer the easiest calibration and most advanced user interface available on the market today. ZST speedometer's feature revolutionary instantaneous calibration – just drive the vehicle 30 miles per hour and push a button. ZST eliminates the need for detailed calibration procedures, dip-switch adjustments, or driving a marked mile. The world's first self-diagnosing technology, ZST gives the user the ability to identify common issues with today's electronics – plus cutting-edge electronics accept any known speed signals (pulse generator, Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS), Engine Control Module (ECM), or Global Positioning Systems (GPS)) with no additional interface necessary between the sending unit and speedometer. Integrated state-of-the-art signal processing software ensures smooth pointer operation in fluctuating signal conditions as well. For more information please contact the Classic Instruments team at 800-575-0461 or check out www.classicinstruments.com.