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.
5. Coker Tire Offers Whitewall Tires in Modern-Sized Radials
Throughout automotive history, the whitewall tire has been one of the most popular choices on everything from luxurious Cadillacs to muscle cars. As time went by, the whitewalls got narrower, offering clean looks with the same undeniable style. These days, whitewalls are still available from Coker Tire Company with varying styles ranging from wide whitewalls of the '50s to this new line of tires from American Classic. The difference in the new line of American Classic tires is the variety of sizes available, making them an option for any car enthusiast. The new tires are steel-belted radials, so it's a step up from the bias-ply tires of yesteryear, but they display the classic styling of a thin whitewall. Thoroughly developed and made in the USA, the new American Classic tires feature an all-weather tread design for optimum performance on wet or dry surfaces and they are S-rated, which is good for 112 mph. Available in over 30 sizes and configurations, ranging from 14- to 17-inch wheel diameters, these tires are great for classic pickups, modern muscle cars, or even luxury sedans, like Lincolns and Cadillacs. The crew at Coker Tire Company works hard to keep up with the demand of consumers all around the world, and these American Classic whitewalls are yet another product in Coker Tire's immense lineup. If you'd like more information on this line of tires, feel free to drop by Coker Tire Company's headquarters, which is located at 1317 Chestnut Street in historic downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, and open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Coker Tire can be reached toll free at 800-251-6336. Visit www.cokertire.com to place an order, request a catalog or simply browse around to see all the products in Coker Tire's lineup.
6. Speedway Motors G-Comp Performance Spindles
Speedway's all-new G-Comp Performance Spindles feature tough, one-piece forged steel construction and are designed as direct bolt-ons for 1967-1969 Camaros, 1964-1972 Chevelles, 1968-1972 Novas, all popular subframes used as classic truck front suspension clips. The G-Comp Performance Spindle's clean-sheet design includes a raised and relocated upper ball joint engineered to deliver improved negative camber gain and positive caster gain. G-Comp Performance Spindles also provide a 2-inch lower ride height and increased alignment adjustability. The spindles utilize bolt-on OEM steering arms and will accept OEM or aftermarket disc brakes designed to fit on OEM-style disc brake spindles, giving you a wide variety of affordable brake options. Best of all, these high-quality G-Comp Performance Spindles are priced at just $279.99 per pair. G-Comp Performance Spindles are part of an ever-expanding line of performance parts from Speedway Motors, America's oldest speed shop, where they've made hot rodding safe, fun, and affordable for over 61 years. Call 855-682-9234 or visit www.speedwaymotors.com.
7. CPP's New Classic Fit GM-Style Key Columns
Classic Performance Product's Classic Fit five-way adjusting tilt columns are designed for those who want great performance at affordable pricing. Now these popular columns are available with a GM-style key and include the key assembly, wiring, and ignition switch. CPP's key columns are made from stainless steel tube with chromed finish, and are available for automatic, column shift, and in 28-, 30-, 32-, 33-, and 35-inch lengths. These steering columns work with a standard 1-inch double-D output shaft and accept any 1967-'94 GM steering wheel or aftermarket adapter. Automatic column shifts come with a "Bonus Pack," which includes both three-speed and overdrive shift indicators, standard, and offset shift levers. CPP offers steering columns for a wide range of applications for early Ford and Chevy cars and trucks. Retail prices start at $375. Classic Performance Products, Inc. has been providing top-quality steering, brake, and suspension components for classic Chevy and Ford cars and trucks, as well as street rods, for over two decades. Call 800-830-1724 and order a catalog or check out www.classicperform.com.
8. Ford 289-351W Serpentine Pulley Systems
Building on the success of their popular Chevrolet systems, Eddie Motorsports has recently introduced their new line of S.drive Serpentine Pulley Systems for small-block Fords. The compact Ford S.drive systems are American made and feature pulleys and mounting brackets that are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum by Eddie Motorsports in their Southern California manufacturing facility. The kits are available in configurations with or without power steering and/or air-conditioning. With Eddie Motorsports S.drive Serpentine Pulley Systems, one part number gets you a complete kit with everything you need to easily accessorize the front of your engine. To ensure a perfect, trouble-free fit on any small-block Ford engine, the Eddie Motorsports S.drive kit comes complete with a one-piece, billet aluminum timing cover that incorporates all required accessory mounting bosses. The S.drive systems also contain all of the necessary billet aluminum pulleys and stainless steel fasteners as well as the highest quality, name-brand components including an Edelbrock water pump, Powermaster alternator, Gates tensioner, and six-rib serpentine belt. Sanden A/C compressor and Maval P/S pump are also included where applicable. Small-block Ford S.drive pulley systems are affordably priced with kits starting at $2,075. Kits are also available for 351 Clevelands. For more info contact Eddie Motorsports at 888-813-1293 or www.eddiemotorsports.com.