Dual Friction Clutches for 2011 Mustangs
The dual friction and DFX Series of clutches by Centerforce, both high-performance single-disc clutches, are now available for ‘11 Ford Mustangs with the 5.0L 32-valve engines and six-speed transmissions. Each of these new clutch assemblies replaces the current assembly with a higher holding capacity pressure plate designed as a direct bolt-in replacement. Note: The DFX clutch assembly requires a Centerforce flywheel.
The DFX Series is the latest in single-disc performance clutches from Centerforce. The series is designed as a direct bolt-in for perfect fit and function. DFX scores big, not only with holding capacity and strength, but it also provides some of the best drivability from a race-inspired clutch. This DFX performance clutch system utilizes the patented Centerforce centrifugal weight system for maximum grip, a patented ball bearing design for a light pedal and quick release, and nodular iron pressure plate rings and reinforcements designed to help prevent drive strap breakage and safety.
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Modular Two-Piece Composite Intakes From AFR
This patented composite SBC intake manifold offers a host of advantages over a traditional aluminum intake. For example, the composite unit runs 30°F cooler than aluminum intakes, features cast-in nitrous bosses, has dual distributor hold-downs, reduces carburetor vibration, has a 9-11 pound weight savings, and features rubber sealing gaskets. The new intake technology has interchangeable runners to a common valley plate and offers a 15-plus hp and torque over the leading competitor.
Airflow Research (AFR)
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VariShock Chevy II Front Bolt-on Coil-Over Conversion
Converting the stock front suspension of your 1962-67 Chevy II Nova or Canadian-GM Acadian to coil-over shocks is now a simple bolt-on procedure. VariShock’s exclusive modular shock tower adapter system and spherical stem assembly gives you a choice of stock or lowered ride heights and can be used for a broad variety of vehicles and performance applications. The tower adapter and lower crossbar replace the factory shock mount and lower spring perch, respectively. Lightweight billet aluminum VariShock coil-overs are available in 16-position single-adjustable or 256-combination double-adjustable versions and provide up to 7 ½ inches of suspension travel. Coil-spring rates range from 350-750 lb-in, suitable for ride quality, handling and drag race performance applications. Pricing starts at $788 and includes shocks, springs, tower adapters with reinforcement plate and mounting hardware.
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King Electronics New Distributor Test Machines
Accurate ignition timing is the real key to obtaining maximum horsepower and efficiency from an internal combustion engine. But virtually no one knows how accurate their engine’s timing is, and if the mechanical and vacuum advance curves are functioning properly, or if the breaker points or electronic ignition module is providing the correct dwell for a hot spark. With a King Electronics D16 or D16-T distributor machine you can quit guessing and actually test these components, including the complete ignition system, to determine whether or not your ignition is performing properly, and find any hidden problems like distributor shaft run-out, which causes erratic cylinder-to-cylinder firing.
King’s all-new distributor machines are a blend of the latest electronics and innovative mechanical features. The 1-hp motor is capable of smoothly spinning a distributor or magneto to 11,000 rpm, and the digital tachometer is accurate to 1 rpm. Whereas older machines attempted to grasp the distributor shaft with a three-jaw chuck, King uses an ER-40 collet system that totally eliminates slippage. The distributor tester’s housing is machined from billet aluminum that is black anodized with laser-etched symbols. An internal tubular frame is TIG-welded, as is the roll-around stand (standard on the Premium D16, optional on the Pro D16-T).
You can test complete ignition systems from distributor to individual spark plugs. They accept all types of distributors and magnetos, including breaker points, magnetic pickups, optical sensors and electronic modules; they even include a high-tension inductive pickup for magnetos. An optional 1.5-hp motor will spin even the largest Top Fuel magnetos. Analog and digital ignition boxes can be checked for output and rpm-activated switches for delaying advance curves, setting rev limiters and nitrous oxide timers within 1-rpm accuracy.
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Edelbrock’s E-Street Crate Engines
Edelbrock announced three new additions to its performance crate engine offerings with a new line of E-Street crate engines. These new crate engines are designed to offer 100 percent brand-new crate engines that are versatile and affordable.
These 350-ci crates are hand-assembled by Edelbrock technicians utilizing brand-new GM short blocks with four-bolt mains. The heart of the performance is derived from the Edelbrock Total Power Package, including E-Street 185cc aluminum cylinder heads and Performer hydraulic camshaft. Black Edelbrock valve covers and breathers accentuate E-Streets’ looks. The compression ratio checks in at a pump-gas-friendly 9.0:1 and delivers a modest 315-plus-hp and 380-plus-lbs-ft of torque (performance varies based on optional induction components).
E-Street crate engines are available in three levels, including a base long block (P/N 45070), a complete carbureted assembly (P/N 45080), and a complete EFI assembly (P/N 45090). Each engine also includes 6 quarts of Edelbrock’s new high performance 30w Premium break-in oil fortified with the key additives required during the break-in process. Every Edelbrock crate engine is backed by a two-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
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BMR Suspension Torque Suspension for 1970-73 F-Bodies
Gain superior handling and greater adjustability in your 1970-73 Camaro/Firebird with a torque arm suspension from BMR Suspension. This complete kit comes with an adjustable torque arm, Watts link, torque arm cross member, coil-over conversion cross member, lower control arms and all necessary mounting hardware. The torque arm is equipped with a Delrin-bushed, telescoping front mount for bind-free axle articulation and a pinion-angle adjustable rear mount. The Watts link centers the rear axle housing even if the suspension is fully extended or compressed. The BMR torque arm suspension (TAS004, TAS005, TAS006) is a true bolt-in kit that can be installed without cutting or welding the floor or frame. The suspension can be unbolted and the car can easily be returned to stock if desired. Applications are available for 10-bolt, 12-bolt and Ford 9inch. The Ford 9-inch version includes a new Strange rear axle housing. Coil-over shocks are sold separately, and the units are available in black hammer tone or red powder coat.
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Weiand Swing-Arm Blower Drive for 6-71 Superchargers
Weiand now offers a new vintage swing-arm-style blower drive for its 6-71 series supercharger system. This drive style gained notoriety as the standard choice for front engine dragsters, gassers and altereds of the ‘60s, as well as on Mel Gibson’s Interceptor coupe in the ‘70s cult classic movie Mad Max.
The drive is composed of cast aluminum and comes complete with matching pulleys to augment assembly. The drive kit (P/N 7201WND) comes with cover, idler arm, idler pulley and fasteners. Vintage ½-inch pitch pulleys in 33T, 34T, 36T and 38T configurations can be ordered separately. The idler pulley (P/N 7203WND) and the drive gear cover (P/N 7204WND) can also be purchased separately for those who already have parts from a previous blower setup. Weiand currently offers 6-71 superchargers for small-block Chevrolet, big-block Chevrolet and Chrysler 392 Hemi applications.
Complete supercharger kits featuring this vintage blower drive will be available in early 2011.
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Just Dashes Complete Resto of 1968-69 Chevelle Dashes
Just Dashes can completely restore your original plastic 1968-69 Chevelle dash bezel, gauges and clock or tachometer. The results are award winning and the quality is unsurpassed. Cracks or other minor damage in the plastic can usually be perfectly repaired. The Just Dashes original cluster and gauges have been professionally detailed to concours condition.
The company will rechrome the plastic bezel, paint the background, restore/repair all of the instruments, detail the knobs and vents and return your dash in better-than-new condition.
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American Powertrain ProFit Mopar E-Body Five-Speed Kit
American Powertrain introduces the new E-body ProFit five-speed kit featuring its new ProShift3 shifter mechanism and all of the parts needed to convert the Challenger or ‘Cuda to a TKO five-speed.
ProShift3 fits the original four-speed shift position in any 1970-74 Challenger or ‘Cuda. The all-new shift mechanism is specially isolated to reduce NVH in the cabin and is assembled to the gearbox prior to installation for easy bolt up. The low-profile tail housing and streamlined main case mean no cutting on the torsion bar cross member and no mods to consoles and most tunnels. A small tunnel patch is included for tight tunnels with minor clearance issues.
The E-body ProFit kit includes a new E-body prepped TREMEC TKO with ProShift3, powder-coated bolt-in cross member, polyurethane mount, PST 3.5-inch seamless DOM driveshaft, choice of mechanical or electronic speedometer solution, a special pilot bearing that works in both four-speed and automatic cranks, Weatherseal reverse light harness and a custom release bearing for use with your OE clutch fork. Complete hardware and instructions and a five-speed pistol grip topper round out the kit.
Kits start at $3,195 and are covered by American Powertrain’s comprehensive warranty and exclusive Customer First 24-hour tech support.
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Jim Inglese 351 Windsor Weber Carburetion
Jim Inglese has been building Webers for street-driven Fords and Cobras since the ‘70s. This 4x48IDA Weber setup for Ford’s 351W provides instant throttle response and a huge torque increase throughout the whole rpm range, and you can run it on the street.
The kits from Jim Inglese come with everything you see here: chrome-plated stacks, Holley low-pressure fuel regulator with fuel fittings, German-made synchrometer, FelPro intake gaskets and stainless intake bolts.
Every carburetion system is assembled and custom-calibrated for you by Jim to suit your individual engine, and he also includes a fully illustrated, color instruction manual to guide you through the installation and synchronization process. Jim also builds Webers for other Ford engines and Chevrolet engines. Price for a complete outfit like you see here is $4,200, shipped ready to run.
Spectro Motor-Guard Premium flat tappet break-in oil is optimally balanced to provide maximum protection during engine break-in. Most engine oils found in today’s market have much lower levels of zinc (zddp) than flat tappet cams were originally designed to be matched with. Spectro has specially formulated its flat tappet break-in oil with the highest levels of zinc for added wear protection and superior ring sealing. Protect your investment and get the most out of your engine—both in performance and longer life—by using proper lubrication during those first critical hours of operation.
The engineers at Spectro also realize roller cam engines have their own unique needs. They have formulated their Spectro Motor-Guard Premium roller cam break-in oil to be specifically balanced to protect your high-performance roller cam engine during the important first hours of running. Whether racing, cruising or boating, you have spent time and money choosing your motor and components. Keep that motor running strong with Spectro Motor-Guard Premium roller cam break-in oil.
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Summit Racing Equipment Two-Stage Paint System
In 2008, Summit Racing introduced its easy-to-use, budget-friendly single-stage paint system for the do-it-yourself hot rodder. Now the Tallmadge, Ohio-based company is ready to help enthusiasts take their custom paint work to the next level with its new Summit Racing two-stage paint system.
The new lead-free urethane basecoat/clearcoat system is formulated to create an outstanding finish with minimal drying time. It includes 40 stunning basecoat colors, plus a line of primers, sealers, clearcoats, reducers, hardeners and specialty additives to deliver the professional results. The Summit Racing two-stage paint system is also available in special formulations to meet stricter local VOC requirements.
Summit Racing’s two-stage system 2K sealer adds extra protection and creates a solid foundation for uniform color. The two-component, 4.2 VOC enamel sealers mix 4:1 with medium or slow clearcoat hardener and can be blended to create a full range of gray scale tones to best match your top coat.
Summit Racing offers additional accessories and additives to ensure a show-quality paint job, including surface wash, fish-eye eliminator and flattener.
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