Classic Instruments now offers a complete instrument kit for ’47-53 Chevrolet/GMC trucks. The kit comes complete with your choice of a speedometer or speedtachular (tach built into a speedometer), accompanied by a quad, along with all of the necessary sending units, bezels, and necessary hardware to install the instruments in the original dash. Available in 12 different face options, turn signals and high beam indicators are an available upgrade. Sky Drive is another option.
Danchuk now offers ’55-57 Chevrolet steel fan shrouds (PNs 16625, 16626, and 16627). These shrouds are made of thick, top-quality steel, powdercoated black and are available for V-8s in three different configurations: stock V-8 position, V-8 with six-cylinder core support, and V-8 with stock core support but using conversion brackets to locate the radiator to the six-cylinder position.
Demon Carburetion has introduced six new-and-improved four-barrel carburetors in the following sizes: 650, 750, and 850. Each size is available in two forms, three are equipped with mechanically operated secondary throttle plates, and the remaining three with vacuum-operated secondaries. Vacuum-secondary Speed Demons are instantly recognizable by the red billet aluminum cap on the vacuum pod.
The 650 model performs at its best on mildly tuned engines with displacements of 302-427 ci. The larger 750 Speed Demon works exceptionally well on 393- to 477-cid engines and excels on mildly tuned engines from 427-455 ci. The largest carburetor of this new Speed Demon range, the 850, is particularly well suited for operation on big-block crate motors, ranging in displacements from 488-540 ci.
Eddie Motorsports now offers billet aluminum hood hinges for ’62 Chevy Impalas ($700 per pair). Eddie’s line now includes hinges for ’61-68 and ’70 Impalas. CNC machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum in their Southern California facility, these hinges use stainless steel, nitrogen-filled gas struts in place of the stock coil springs. They also use high-quality needle bearings for a smooth and reliable operation. Designed as direct fit, the hinges utilize the stock mounting holes that are elongated for ease of gap adjustment. Eddie’s billet hinges are offered for steel, fiberglass, or carbon-fiber hoods and are available with a machined or brightly polished finish or in a wide variety of Fusion-coated colors.
Because no Ordinary Knob will do!
Ididit’s Retro Knobs are now included on selected Chevy columns. Instead of the standard knob everybody has, ididit Inc., is now including their sleek and stylish Retro Knobs on selected Chevy Retrofit columns. Ididit’s Retro Knobs more closely resemble the vehicle’s original design, which adds even more style to your ride! Vehicles that now include the Retro knobs are: ’55-59 Chevy Trucks, ’55-57 Chevy Cars, ’58-60 Impalas, and ’58-62 Corvettes.
Turnkey Powertrain recently expanded their line to the new Ford racing 5.0 modular 4v Coyote, Boss 302, and 5.0 Aluminator engines. The newest product is the Road Runner billet aluminum front-runner system to accommodate power steering and aftermarket air conditioning. A high-quality compact package, all brackets and pulleys are made from 6061-T6 aluminum at their facility. A PSC power steering pump and Sanden Sd7 A/C compressor are standard with the kit. The drive system is compatible with Ford racing and OEM alternator kits, which can be ordered with the drive system as a package. Kits also include all of the other Turnkey components you would expect, like power steering reservoir with fittings, A/C fittings, belt, OEM tensioner, and high-quality hardware. Kits are available in natural, polish, and black hard anodize.
Wilwood’s front D52 caliper is a direct bolt-on replacement for OE calipers on various ’68-96 GM models using a stock 14-inch wheel, you now have an alternative to the heavy GM-type caliper.
The D52 caliper represents the latest refinements in modern caliper design and manufacturing, including forged aluminum body, stainless steel pistons for their slow heat transfer properties and high corrosion resistance, and high temperature seals for controlled piston retraction, which improves driver feel and is available in two bore sizes. Other benefits of the new caliper include a weight savings of 4 pounds per caliper and 10 different pad compounds providing optimized braking and driver feel for the most extreme competition environment to the hardly driven show vehicle. Caliper finishes include cast-iron gray, black, red, and other custom Wilwood colors. The new calipers mount in the original location over the stock rotors and use the same style OE D52 brake pads and OE master cylinder. Save weight and gain reliability the new aluminum D52.
Alternate Light Flashing Modules
Here’s an easy way to make your turn signals or side marker lights wig-wag, or alternately flash like many newer cars. It increases the chances that drivers around you will actually see your directional intentions. Watson’s ALF Modules make any two lights flash alternately from just the input of a standard flasher. It works with LEDs or incandescent or one of each, and is perfect for their Flush Mount Amber Front Lights with 12 superbright LEDs. Kit includes two three-amp maximum load modules (one for each side), connectors, and instructions.
The RetroRack is a power rack-and-pinion assembly by AOI designed for universal fitment in any application.
RetroRack is CNC machined from 6061 billet aluminum, provides 8 inches of precise rack travel, and is fully adjustable for left- or right-hand drive, front-steer, and rear-steer fitment. The valve housing, pinion tower, and center draglink all rotate 360 degrees to overcome any interference or mounting issues.
RetroRack is finished in full polish, nickel plate, or black anodize, and easily adapts.
Visit the AOI website at to view the RetroRack video and learn all about this versatile steering assembly.
More Accessories for the Coyote
Vintage Air now offers their latest Front Runner engine drive system for the Ford Coyote 5.0L engines.
The Coyote Front Runner system is the smallest drive component package available for easier engine swaps into older vehicles. This kit includes Vintage Air’s exclusive machined compressor/steering pump mounting bracket, SD7 compressor, remote reservoir power steering pump with pulley, integrated belt tensioner and idler pulley, ARP polished stainless bolts, and separate Dayco serpentine belt. This kit retains the Coyote engine’s OEM water pump, alternator, and drive belt. Machined finish package as shown.
Southern Rods and Parts now offer a new Tri-Five two-speed windshield wiper motor kit. These kits come complete with a prewired two-speed switch and switch extension to use for factory knob and bezel at no extra cost. This motor mounts to the factory location and uses your OEM wiper mechanism. No hidden costs or options to buy. Introductory price is $204.95 for two-speed kit, $249.95 for two-speed with intermittent feature.
Kicker Performance Audio has developed a solution for iPod or iPhone users to add tunes to vehicles not previously equipped with a music source. The PXi50.2 Amplified Controller for iPod and iPhone delivers the weather-resistant quality expected from Kicker powersports gear, while also providing a way for users to enjoy their personal soundtrack while driving, and without any head unit.
The small-footprint device features a “brain”/amplifier unit that connects with an iPod or iPhone and delivers 50 watts of power (25 watts by 2 at 2 ohms) to any aftermarket audio system in most any vehicle.
Stromberg Carburetor offers a new finish for its genuine Stromberg 97 model named Barn Find (PN 9510A-BF) that’s intended for cars with an established patina.
The cast-iron bases are lightly rusted before a careful mist of black. The main castings and stainless steel parts are lightly media blasted. And the external brass parts are specially aged. While every Barn Find model is even supplied with a “Reconditioned with Stromberg Genuine Parts” rosette decal to complete the look, some parts, like the choke plate and springs, are left untouched for operational efficiency.