Suspensful Suspension

In addition to a good ride (similar to parallel leaf rear) it also has easy ride height adjustment with 2-1/2 inches built in at 1-1/4-inch increments. With a spacer kit you have a total 4 inches of adjustment at about 1/4-inch increments. This suspension is available for ’32-40 Fords, as well as custom application. Coming soon, super low A and T frames with the Classic 500 Rear.

Bpaw’s Garage

(303) 522-1194

bpawsgarage@comcast.net

Auburn Revisited

Doc’s Kustom now offers this Auburn instrument panel. The main panel is CNC-machined from a solid piece of aluminum, with separate engine-turned inserts made in 22-gauge stainless. Look closely and you’ll also see it’s made with three holes across the top for your LED indicators. It’s available in a five- (shown) or six-gauge panel.

Doc’s will be happy to supply you with the bare panel ($229.95) and engine- turned inserts, or complete with gauges ($568.95), and there are many gauge styles to choose from. It’s shown here fitted with their Performance Series gauges, featuring Smokin Silver Stainless bezels and lighted pointers, from Omega Kustom Instruments, a Doc’s affiliate. Made in the United States.

Doc’s Kustom

(229) 528-4300

www.docskustom.com

Take Flight

OTB Gear expands its air cleaner line with the introduction of the “Aero” and “Eagle.” These air cleaners are cast from premium aircraft grade 356-A alloy and polished to show quality standards. Each features their Platinum Series washable filter with a neutral gray oiled cloth, and stainless mesh for daytime sparkle. Both 2-inch and 3-1/4-inch tall filters are available.

OTB Gear

(909) 595-4995

www.otbgear.com

Digital Explosion

Dakota Digital offers the BIM Series of instrumentation expansion modules. The BIM-17-1 ($99.95, 24-month warranty) is the first product to be released allowing up to 16 additional gauges to be added to any Dakota Digital instrument system produced since July 2010.

The BIM-17-1 adds both a compass and outside air temperature gauge within the existing digital message centers. All necessary wiring, sensors, and hardware are included to make this a true plug-and-play experience.

Dakota Digital

(800)852-3228

www.dakotadigital.com

Powerful Steering

Classic Performance Products offers a new power rack-and-pinion for Mustang II front suspension. CPP’s power rack features all-new parts, not remanufactured that will work with Mustang II–type independent front suspensions. CPP’s power rack comes with -AN fitting adapters and hardware ($299).

Classic Performance Products, Inc.

(800) 760-8536

www.classicperform.com

Disconnect

Flaming River offers this Electric Battery Disconnect Switch that utilizes the passive magnetic solenoid operation in a sealed waterproof design. This heavy-duty battery switch ties into your vehicle’s ignition to control and operate the vehicle’s battery system. When the ignition is turned to the “on” position, the battery is engaged and becomes operational. Turn your vehicle’s ignition to the “off” position, and the battery is automatically disengaged and becomes non-operational.

FR1051 Electric Battery Disconnect Switch: Grounded solenoid with battery terminal covers retail for $119. FR1052 Electric Battery Disconnect Switch: Insulated solenoid with battery terminal covers and plastic cover retails for $129.

Flaming River

(800) 648-8022

www.flamingriver.com

Big Little Block

Ford Racing takes the 302-based stroker to the max with the 500hp Z363 crate engine: M-6007-Z363FT (front sump), M-6007-Z363RT (rear sump); retail price for either is $8,595.

By taking the bore out to 4.125-inch, the displacement of the popular 347 stroker has been increased to 363 ci. Combined with an improved Mahle piston, the Z363 makes 50 more horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque more than the Z347 that it replaces. Components include forged crankshaft, forged I-beam connecting rods with floating piston pins, and a high-performance oiling system. Built with the BOSS 302 block and Z304D aluminum heads, Z363 was built with a 289 or 302 8.2-inch deck height block. Ford Racing Engineers designed Z363 to work both on the street and the strip with strong torque curve that delivers over 390 lb-ft from 3,500- to the 6,500-rpm redline. With a compression ratio of 10.0:1, Z363 runs on unleaded premium pump gas.

Ford Racing Performance Parts

(800) 367-3788

www.fordracingparts.com