Posts Tagged ‘Clay Smith Cams’

NEW PRODUCTS

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Performance Distributors has applied their ignition expertise to the popular ZZ series of crate engines with their new ZZ crate engine D.U.I. distributor. This new D.U.I. (Davis Unified Ignition) is specifically designed for the ZZ-4, ZZ-454 and the ZZ-502, and calibrates the advance curve to accommodate the GM Performance Catalog’s timing recommendations. The distributor comes complete, including the Street/Strip D.U.I. coil and Dyna-Module, which allows plug gaps to be opened up to .050-.055-inch. The ZZ crate engine D.U.I. is now available nationally. Performance Distributors 901.396.5782 www.performancedistributors.com

Mooneyes The famous Mooneyes half-sweep tachometer is available again in a no-logo version. This tachometer is identical to the company’s MPG5000TM, only it doesn’t have the Mooneyes logo on its face. Last offered in 2002, these tachometers (P/N MPG5000T) come with a chrome cup and all of the necessary hardware and brackets and simple four-wire hookup makes it easy to mount it to your column or dash. Mooneyes 800.547.5422 www.mooneyesusa.com

S.A.R. Steve’s Auto Restorations has been selling deck lids for 1933-34 roadsters, coupes and cabriolets for well over 10 years. Their die-stamped deck lids are one of the hottest selling items from the S.A.R. Real Steel lineup. In the manufacturing world, tooling wears out over time, which affects the overall quality of the final stamped product. In an effort to continually provide the highest level of quality, S.A.R. has improved and revived its deck lid dies. The edges and corners are now sharper and more precise, which allows for improved fit and finish. The use of electroplated steel has been incorporated to provide protection from the elements and is particularly important when dealing with pinched seams and inner structural pieces that cannot be coated with primer. S.A.R. offers the full deck lid assembly in either trunk or rumble seat configurations or simply the outer skin to fit your specific needs. Louvered options are also available with five rows of 20 or their ever-popular Salt Flat Special, which features seven rows of 23. In addition, S.A.R. offers three different louver styles to choose from and can punch any custom pattern you may need. Steve’s Auto Restorations 503.665.2222 www.stevesautorestorations.com.

BMR Fabrication Protect your fifth gen Camaro while complying with NHRA safety rules with a driveshaft safety loop from BMR Fabrication. Constructed from NHRA-legal, 1/4-inch steel plate, the driveshaft safety loop is cheap insurance to protect your investment and provide peace-of-mind whether you are at the track or on the street. The BMR driveshaft safety loop (P/N DSL014) is for use with manual transmission vehicles and bolts on by utilizing supplied Grade 8 hardware. Available in black hammer tone or red powder coat. BMR Fabrication 813.986.8055 www.bmrfabrication.com

Clay Smith Bringing history to the forefront, Clay Smith offers this T-shirt depicting the original design created and worn by George "Honker" Striegel as he stormed the circle boat racing world, breaking records and winning championships. It’s available in sizes S–XXL. Clay Smith 800.454.7999 www.claysmithcams.com

Proform Parts Got a cool machine that runs hit? This rugged Profrom 15-inch universal fan (P/N 141-647) is equipped with a 180/240-degree adjustable thermostat. Equipped with a heavy-duty motor, highly angled blades and 15-inch diameter, this fan pulls up to 2,800-cfm of air, functions as a fan shroud, plus it only draws 14 amps to get the job done. Not only will it keep the engine running cool, it will give you back up to 15 hp consumed by the parasitic effect of the stock fan. This Bow Tie logo fan bolts to your radiator core support using sturdy brackets and installs with normal hand tools. Proform/Specialty Auto Parts 586.774.2500 www.proformparts.com

Roush Performance Roush Performance introduces a new Phased R2300 ROUSHcharger lineup that allows the growth of horsepower and torque through the life of the unit. Owners can start at a base Phase 1 level and grow to Phase 2, and finally Phase 3 as time, budget and desire allows. Roush will offer several variations for 2005-10 Mustangs in both single-belt and dual-belt configurations that allows the buyer to choose a core system and the starting horsepower level. Each of the new Phased R2300 ROUSHchargers comes with a Roush calibration, something Roush has not previously offered. All of the Phased R2300 ROUSHchargers come with an air-to-water intercooler, and there is a 90-day, parts-only warranty. The Phased R2300 ROUSHcharger line is currently available for order via the ROUSH toll-free phone number only. The kits are expected to begin shipping in mid-June. Roush 800.59.ROUSH www.roushperformance.com

California Pony Cars California Pony Cars now offers this high-performance C Servo piston and cover kit that improves the action of the 1966 high performance C4 automatic transmission thanks to a slightly larger than standard piston diameter. The piston and cover unit replaces the standard “A” unit without any modifications, and the kit includes all gaskets and seals (including pan gasket). Cal Pony Cars 888.225.7669 www.calponycars.com

HEADMASTER: PART 2

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Clay Smith Cams installs the Dart SS Heads

In a previous issue, we showed you how the performance pros at Clay Smith Cams (Buena Park, California), prepped a set of Dart Iron Eagle S/S cast iron heads (and installed Manley valves and Clay Smith springs), which were going on a 283ci Chevy V-8. This month, we visit the shop again to watch Chad Langdon and Evan Speilman install the new heads in the Nova, with some help and sage advice from the cam doctor himself, George “Honker” Striegel, owner of Clay Smith Cams. Also, not ones to leave well enough alone, Dave Lange of Lange Performance then installed a set of Comp Cams Ultra Pro-Magnum roller rockers and their associated pieces.

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