Edelbrock has three additions to their performance crate engine offerings with a line of E-Street crate engines. These 350ci 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 horsepower and 380-plus lb-ft of torque (performance varies based on optional induction components).
E-Street crate engines are available in three levels, including a base long-block (PN 45070), a complete carbureted assembly (PN 45080), and a complete EFI assembly (PN 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. Prices start at $3,495.
Chevs of the 40’s Rust Prevention Magic (RPM) costs $35 for an 8-ounce tub (prices, products, and availability subject to change). This new wax-like product is easy to apply and will protect bare metal from rusting. It will not reverse rust or remove it, so you need to sandblast or glass bead any rusty parts clean first.
You apply it by heating the clean part up to 120 degrees using a hair blow dryer or heat gun and then you brush the RPM on with an inexpensive paintbrush. The substance melts as it is brushed onto the hot part getting into the pores of the metal thus preventing rust. Wipe the excess RPM off with a towel or paper towel and let it come back to room temperature and dry. The RPM dries to an invisible barrier that prevents rust from forming. Examples of things you can coat are: cast-iron brake rotors/drums (do not coat the brake shoe contact areas), suspension components like spindles/control arms/tie rods, driveshafts, metal brackets, and even exhaust pipes.
Chevs of the 40’s
Inspired by History
Places like Bonneville, El Mirage, and Muroc inspire the design for the Heritage (rotary forged 6061-T6 center for strength) wheel from Billet Specialties. You can order with either Billet Specialties polish or powdercoated finish to the center and mate to a soft lip rim for multiple looks. Available in 17- through 22-inch diameter and 5x4.5, 5x4.75, and 5x5 bolt patterns, each wheel is custom-built to your specs here in the United States.
Billet Specialties, Inc.
If your car didn’t come with retractable belts from the factory, you now have access to this stiff-arm lap belt, just like OEMs use. The 13-inch rigid arm comes with a 61-inch-long adjustable belt and total length is 74 inches. They’re made exactly like original OEM equipment so they look right at home in any car. The belts meet all FVSS specifications, and the price is just $29.95 per passenger.
Juliano’s Hot Rod Parts
Hot Rod Steel
This line of Hot Rod wheels from Coker Tire includes four styles that offer their own unique styling: Hot Rod Steel, Hot Rod Wire, Smoothie, and Solid. You can mix and match a set of tires to fit the theme. All of Coker Tire’s Hot Rod wheels are manufactured by Specialty Wheel and feature four options for bolt patterns: 5x4.5, 5x4.75, 5x5, and 5x5.5. All Hot Rod wheels from Coker Tire are available in primed or chrome plated finish, but there is also the option for custom powdercoating, with 12 colors to choose from. The Hot Rod Steel resembles an OE-style Ford wheel commonly referred to as a “steelie.”
The Smoothie and Solid wheels are similar in style, but the main difference is the centersection. The Smoothie accepts a smaller center cap, similar to that of a Chevrolet Rallye, while the Solid accepts a larger cap, like the ones found on a Hot Rod Steel wheel.
The Hot Rod Wire doesn’t resemble any of the three other offerings. It features a 52-spoke design that resembles the OE-style wire wheels, with modern sizing options and bolt patterns to fit most applications.
Coker Tire Company