NPD is now a distributor for Real Deal Steel 1967-69 Camaro and Firebird coupe body shells. Constructed with 18 gauge steel and 25 percent more spot welds than GM originally used, it provides a solid foundation for your first generation F-body vision. Rally Sport, deep wheel tubs and rear spoiler options are also available, pricing starts at $13,000.
CPP has what you need to finish off that motor and get it into your ride. Install a modern, dependable, lightweight, low maintenance, high-powered V8 that works with all Vortec and most LS engines. Retail starts at $599. All CPP parts have a lifetime warranty.
The DYAD Drive System Multi-Disc Clutch Kits from Centerforce are designed to handle the additional torque loads from a modified performance engine. The technology allows the clutch to handle up to 1,300 lbs.-ft. of torque. The patented system relies on a pair of discs being driven from a single damped hub, ensuring that both discs are fully damped. Find it at Summit.
Rev Wheels 107 Aluminum Rally Wheel is available in sizes: 17×7 17×8 17×9 18×8 18×9 20×8 20×9.5. Available finishes are: Polished or Silver with mirror machined trim ring built into wheel 4, 5, and 6 lug applications. More info and wheel styles at their website below.
If you own a late model vehicle made by General Motors, consider swapping the factory Mass Air Flow sensor for JET Performance’s new Powr-Flo MAF Sensor and you can bump up horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. It’s the trifecta of performance. The Powr-Flo MAF sensor optimizes airflow better than the factory sensor. This allows the engine’s ECU to create a more performance-oriented air/fuel ratio. Get it through Summit.
If you need a battery charging system, then CTEK has you covered. And we mean that! The company makes everything you need to monitor, maintain and also re-condition your batteries. It’s not merely hype that their website is named “Smarter Charger”. Their products use an algorithm that goes through eight steps to communicate with your battery, charging only as necessary, thus doing it very efficiently, leaving things at an optimal level.
The MUS 4.3 charger utilizes technology from CTEK’s pro products. It diagnoses if your battery can even receive and retain a charge. And it can do a lot more. CTEK also has a way for you to see what’s going on with your batteries on your phone via Bluetooth. Visit their site to learn more about its Battery Sense and the full line of products.
If you like the look of the factory instruments in “Tri-5” Chevrolets, you’ll dig these new, direct replacement “SuperStock” gauge sets from the Old Skool Zone. They enhanced the originals and provided a full set of six instruments that look era correct. But they use the latest in electronic drive technology to provide you with accurate info.
Royal Purple offers ultimate protection for enthusiasts with Max EZ synthetic power steering fluid specialized for power steering systems in cars and trucks. Max EZ is formulated with a blend of premium synthetic base oils and Royal Purple’s proprietary Synerlec additive technology. Synerlec creates a high-strength ionic bond with metal surfaces which provides unmatched oil film strength, further preventing metal to metal contact.
The Wheelsmith is now making 16 inch Vintage Wheels available, building them in widths from 4.4″ to 12″. They come in bare steel, powder coated, full chrome, and chrome rim with bare center. The company offers custom back spacing. These are wheels made in the USA by real car guys. See their wide variety of styles at their website below.
Whether altering drivetrain position or swapping in a non-factory transmission, the weld-in transmission crossmember kit from Total Control Products is the correct part for the job. Sized to directly fit ’64-70 Mustangs and ’62-67 Novas, the crossmember has a maximum width of 29” and ships as an unassembled weld-together kit, allowing ultimate flexibility in positioning the drivetrain. The crossmember bracket accepts common GM-style urethane mounts for directly mounting to most commonly used transmissions.
You Mopar fans can get an EFI-ready fuel tank, complete with built-in electric fuel pump, with Aeromotive Stealth Fuel Tank Systems for your hotted-up A- or E-body. Inside each reproduction steel tank sits a high-output electric fuel pump that’s rated at 340 liters per hour (lph) free flow. That’s enough flow to feed an EFI engine making up to 850 horsepower or a carbureted engine making up to 1,000 horsepower. Get it through Summit.
The SC Sport Seat by Cerullo Performance Seating is designed to fit hundreds of muscle, pro-touring car and classic cars. They can be made in any color and material. Visit them online for more info.
Edelbrock has expanded its E-Force Supercharger systems to include the 2016 Camaro SS with manual or automatic transmissions. These new systems increase the power of the 6.2L LT1 to 580 horsepower and 548 ft-lbs. of torque to the rear wheels for a 140 horsepower and 124 ft-lbs. torque increase over stock with manual transmission.
The United Pacific Industry 1957 Chevy sofa with actual restoration parts will make any man-cave stand out and immediately be the center piece of conversation, providing that extra classy touch in any showroom. Or pamper your waiting customers to ease the passage of time. If you’ve got a ’57 Chevy in the garage, this sofa is the perfect complement to your timeless beauty in whatever room you put it in.
This custom shield fills the gap between the grille and the radiator support proving a clean finished look to your engine compartment as well as increasing cooling efficiency by directing air into the radiator instead of over it. Architectural grade finishing process resists fading. Stamped from .040- or .063-inch thick aluminum, this product is available in black anodized, clear anodized and polished finishes. Priced from $99.95 with models custom fit to the ’65-66, ’67-68 and ’69-70 Mustang.
On the street or autocross course, VariShock offers the ultimate direct-replacement shock absorber for cars and trucks. VariShock Bolt-Ins are designed and manufactured with quality, American-made components and offered in factory-valved (SensiSet), single-adjustable (QuickSet 1), or double-adjustable (QuickSet 2) versions.
SPC Performance’s Street Rod and Musclecar Front Upper Control Arm gives Mustang owners front-end adjustability to dial in a precise suspension setup. This upper control arm product is the perfect option for drivers looking to transform a Mustang into a serious corner carver. Find it at Summit.
Protect your painted running boards with polished stainless steel moldings from McMillan Rod & Custom. This product will offer you needed protection as well as a nice accent. The “Standard Universal Kit” is made from type 304 stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish.
With applications for Tri-five, Nova, Camaro, Chevelle, Impala and C10s, CPP’s 500 Series are a great upgrade for the factory power steering box or an easy way to convert from manual steering to power steering. This latest design integrates the aluminum upper housing right into the top of the steering box to allow for better clearance.
Add some style to your storage with these classic consoles from H&H Classic Parts. These are universal consoles that will fit anything with a bench seat.
OER is offering authentic, high-quality replacement gauges to help you monitor your classic vehicle’s vital signs. They have six new reproduction gauges: three for 1970-71 Mopar A-Body models, and three for 1972-76 Mopar A-Body models.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article with product details first appeared in the July 2016 print issue of the Drive Magazine.
Smooth functionality with outstanding appearance is designed into every set of Eddie Motorsports’ Billet Hood Hinges and their latest addition is for the popular GM classics including 1967-1969 Camaro & Firebird, 1964-1967 Chevelle, 1963-1967 Impala, 1964-1967 GTO, and 1964-1967 Olds Cutlass.
Forget the core charge! Chevs of the 40s’ new replacement clutch kits for 1938-53 Chevy cars and trucks come with a 9″ clutch, pressure plate, pilot bushing, throwout bearing, alignment tool, and lube.
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Classic Industries’ latest in the line of Mopar Authentic Restoration Products is a new remote outer door mirror from OER. It fits the driver’s side (left hand) door of a variety of Dodge and Plymouth vehicles, specifically 1966-72 A-Body models equipped with a vent window and remote mirror option, and 1966-70 B-Body models.
Protect wiring, hoses, fuel lines, hydraulic lines and other similar components in the highest automotive heat conditions with Heatshield Products Lava Tube. The material is specially formulated and uses a fibrous thermal-barrier weave made from volcanic rock. The basalt fiber allows Lava Tube to protect components from continuous temperatures of 1,200° Fahrenheit, and intermittent temperatures of 2,000° Fahrenheit.
Summit Racing has you covered with its new Garage Cabinetry Sets. They are a convenient place to store things and give you a place to get actual work done. Features include: Industrial-grade steel construction, high-quality, welded frame construction, 3.2 mil thick epoxy powdercoat paint finish, HMC high-security tubular locking system and keys, and tough bamboo work bench surfaces
Racepak’s IQ3D Drag Logger Dash is designed for the sportsman drag racer looking for a compact, all-in-one solution for data logging and instrumentation. It eliminates the need for an external data logger, and features an easy to access MicroSD memory card, four user-definable display pages, programmable shift and warning lights, and the ability to display up to 28 inputs.
Performance Automatic has new Ford 6 Speed Coyote Street Smart Transmission Packages complete with everything you need: 11.5” Factory Spec Torque Converter, flex plate, block plate, inspection cover, “6600” Stand Alone Transmission Controller and wiring harness, plus all the required hardware.
Classic Instruments has just released their updated gear selector interface module the SN46Z. The kit includes a transmission mounted sensor and interface module that works with Classic Instruments’ gear selector gauges or individual LED indicator lights. The transmission sensor works with most three and four speed automatic transmissions and easily connects to the shift arm with the included parts.
A version of this article first appeared in the June 2016 print issue of the Drive Magazine.
Improve the handling, styling and braking capacity on your 1973-1987 Chevy/GMC C10 pickups with Wilwood’s 2.50” drop ProSpindle and disc brake upgrade kits. Your 1963-1972 models that have been updated with the later model ball joints are covered too. A safer, sturdier and more lightweight alternative, ProSpindles feature forged aluminum bolt-on steering arms and forged aluminum knuckles with fortified caliper mounting bosses for the full range of Superlite and Aerolite disc brake kit options. The modular late model style bearing and hub assembly is multi-pattern drilled to accommodate both the 5 on 4.75” and 5 on 5.00” wheel lug mount patterns.
Aeromotive has an all-new belt-drive EFI regulator, now with -12 ports. The new regulator, part number 13137, is designed for use with both a belt and a hex-drive fuel pump. It has two AN-12 ports and an AN-12 return port, along with dual springs that expand operating pressure range while maintaining a low profile and reduced weight. The standard spring (installed) supports a 30-75 psi base, while the high-pressure spring (included) supports a 75-120 psi base. The regulator supports a 1:1 vacuum and boost reference.
Swapping an overdrive manual transmission into a classic hot rod or musclecar is a smart way to increase fuel economy and improve highway drivability. Problem was, those transmissions are pretty chunky, so the swap involved a lot of hacking and fabrication.
McLeod’s new Musclecar 5 five-speed changes all that. It provides that all-important overdrive gear in a smaller, more compact package. The case is small enough to fit nicely inside most transmission tunnels, which virtually eliminates expensive or tricky modifications.
The Musclecar 5 has synchronized 8620 forged gears that allow the transmission to handle up to 500 ft.-lbs. of torque. The Musclecar 5 features a 2.95 first and 0.63 fifth gear, ideally suited for street cars. An internal rail shifter delivers quick, smooth, actuate shifting, and the transmission uses the common GM 32-spline output shaft—identical to a GM TH-400. Get it through Summit.
Total Control Products patented line of high performance center-take-off rack and pinions enables correct geometry and a level of positive, direct steering that is not possible with adapted OEM units. Both manual and power versions feature quick ratio, straightcut gears, requiring only three turns lock-to-lock. The unique modular design utilizes an assortment of mounting brackets and centerlinks to adapt to various classic Ford/Mercury vehicles including Mustangs, Cougars, Falcons, Comets and Rancheros.
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This kit comes with all you need to install a 6R80 transmission in any 79-98 Mustang/Cobra. At the core of the kit is Stifflers single tube crossmember. Add to that a set of adjustable bolt-on mounting brackets that allow the optimum placement of the crossmember with no modifications required. Top all that off with a custom designed multi-adjustable transmission mount with integrated polyurethane bushing and you have the 6R80 Install Kit!
Vintage Air has released its all-new ProLine Louver Balls for 1965-1977 GM cars and trucks equipped with factory air. These CNC-machined billet aluminum louver balls are drop-in replacements for the round factory vents and replace the plastic originals. The new GM ProLine Louver Balls are precision CNC machined from T-6061 billet aluminum and come in the factory 3.050-inch diameter. They deliver maximized air flow and stylistic designs that will complement your stock dash and are multi-directional, rotating with ease within the aluminum bezel.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the December 2016 print issue of the Drive Magazine.