Doug’s Headers Electric Exhaust Cutouts

The original Doug’s Headers has announced a new-and-improved version of their popular all stainless steel construction electric exhaust cutouts in 2-1/2- and 3-inch diameters. The engineers at Doug’s have taken their famous electric exhaust cutouts and dramatically decreased the size for more versatile installations while lowering the price as well.

These cutouts feature a rugged gear reduction 12V DC motor and a rotating gate for a leak-proof seal every time the cutout is opened and closed. Unlike butterfly-style cutouts the Doug’s cutouts don’t have the leaky gasket sound and when fully opened there are no exhaust flow obstructions.

A pre-wired harness with an illuminated rocker switch is supplied for easy installation. Uncork your exhaust with the flip of a switch from you dash. The cutouts are ideal for racetracks that don’t require mufflers. These Doug’s cutouts are available in singles or pairs and in complete kits with Y-Pipes for easy installation

Doug’s Headers

(909) 599-5955

1940 All Over Again

New Vintage has released new sizes and layouts of their most popular line of instruments, the 1940 series. Kits are now available not only in standard five and six gauges, but also in 3-3/8- and 4-3/8-inch packages, including quad and dual gauges. The ’40 series feature white or black dials, and military/bomber-style graphics that are bold and easy to read, domed glass, waterproof lenses capped by hand-polished stainless bezels. As always, made in Detroit with a five-year warranty.

New Vintage USA

(248) 850-5482

Roof Topper

Steve’s Auto Restorations continues to add to their array of sheetmetal parts for the Model 40 Ford. In answer to multiple requests, Steve’s now offers rear roof corner patch panels for ’33-34 three-window coupes. Dimensions were taken from Steve’s original ’34 coupe to create an exact pattern to which the new patch panels are then formed. Each panel is hammer formed in 18-gauge steel and extends to but does not include the roofline reveal. May also be trimmed to fit a five-window; sold as a pair or individually.

Steve’s Auto Restorations

(503) 665-2222

Puttin’ On the Ritz

Flaming River Top Hat Tele telescoping tilt column enables 1 inch of column adjustability by simply moving the steering wheel toward or away from the driver. A spring-loaded design utilizes a billet lever for smooth and easy adjustment for driver comfort and clearance. The styling is based on the early Corvette steering column; sleek and streamlined with 2-inch diameter stainless tubing.

They come in standard 30- or 32-inch lengths, or other lengths available through their custom manufacturing program. Available in paintable mill, black powdercoat, and polished stainless finishes. Made in the United States, and includes a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.

Flaming River

(800) 648-8022

Something New in A/C Controls

Dakota Digital offers the DCC Series Digital Climate Control system designed for Vintage Air Gen IV systems, created to interface directly with a Gen IV A/C. The DCC Series provides the convenience of full climate control. The DCC Series offers a full-character vacuum fluorescent digital readout to match VFD digital instrument systems, or an LCD display matching the VHX hybrid analog/digital instrument systems. Both horizontal and vertical configurations are available, with the unit sized to match the Vintage Air controller.

The DCC Series sells for $425, 24-month warranty against manufacturer defects, and designed and manufactured in the United States.

Dakota Digital

(800) 852-3228

Nailed It

Direct bolt-on pulleys, machined aluminum replacements from Centerville Auto, and a Buick Nailhead specialty builder and parts supplier since 1969, they’ll fit later model Nailheads that came with air conditioning or the factory heavy-duty cooling package, specifically the ’64-66 Buicks and some of the ’63s.

The pulleys also work on other Nailheads, depending on which combination of parts is used. Price is $399 for the pair, including mounting hardware. They can also be purchased separately.

Centerville Auto

(530) 272-1564