Plenty of Pumping Power
Tuff Stuff Performance now offers new aluminum water pumps for the GM 5.7L LT1 engine. These pumps are unique in that one part number covers all of the popular LT1 applications, including the ’92-96 Corvette, ’93-96 Camaro and Firebird, and the ’94-96 Caprice and Impala.
Available in chrome-plated, polished aluminum, or as-cast finishes, these pumps incorporate a heavy-duty center shaft, heavy-duty bearings, and premium-quality seals. Gaskets and chrome-plated fittings are included with each pump.
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American Autowire offers its Classic Update Kit (PN 510217, $599) for the ’59-60 Chevy Impala that has 14 features, making it the most complete system of its type in the industry. It includes replacement headlight switch with internal 30-amp circuit breaker, standard turn signal and hazard flashers, new horn relay, fuse box, new ATO fuse panel, harness is laid out and formed to allow for nearly all aftermarket accessories, original switch connector bodies, steering column connectors, separate underdash courtesy lamps, instrument cluster wiring is designed with a “cluster harness disconnect” system, and original terminals and connectors. The system will also connect into most popular aftermarket gauges, rear body harness assembly plugs into the main harness, rear body wiring includes backup light lead wires, stop and taillight lead wires, and lamp sockets to mate with the license plate lamp, and fuel tank sender wire with trunk grommet and tank connection. Also included is the floor dimmer switch, GM bulkhead connectors for the engine and front light wiring, original-style light sockets, switch body connectors, terminals, and new ignition switch with indexed connector included.
Short Oval Air Cleaner
O’Brien Truckers offers their latest four-barrel air cleaner ($175 each), which is this short version of their traditional “scoop”-style air cleaner. It has a standard 5-1/8-inch neck and comes fully polished, with all the necessary mounting hardware, and features a lifetime washable element.
When Stock Looking Isn’t
PerTronix claims their new plug-and-play cast distributors for Ford 221-302 cid, and small- and big-block Chevrolet engine applications are designed to provide maximum ignition performance and easy installation all at a price you can afford. These distributors are legal in all 50 states and Canada (CARB EO # 5D-57-23).
Update your outdated points or stock electronic distributor with a performance-proven distributor that features the patented Ignitor or Ignitor III electronic ignition module and OE look cast aluminum housing.
The PerTronix Ignitor is also compatible with any inductive ignition system coil, but high-rpm performance can be improved when used with their low-resistance Flame-Thrower coils. If you’re using a capacitive discharge system or the PerTronix Second Strike box, no problem, the PerTronix distributor is compatible. The Ignitor III version features a built-in rev digital rev limiter and multi-spark so no external box is needed.
Improve the cooling, driveability, and appearance of your Flathead Ford V-8 with a new polished aluminum Flathead water pumps from Speedway Motors.
SM water pumps have a brilliant mirror-like finish that will dress up any Flathead engine and unlike stock Flathead water pumps, which have quick-wearing bronze bushings, weak carbon seals, and a poor impeller design, Speedway’s Flathead pumps feature heavy-duty roller and ball bearings, state-of-the-art ceramic seals, and modular impellers engineered for maximum flow and reduced cavitation.
Speedway’s Polished Aluminum Flathead Water Pumps accept 5/8-inch-wide fan belts and are designed to fit ’49-53 Flathead Ford engines in ’32-48 Ford passenger cars and ’48-52 Ford pickups.
Ford in a Ford
Performance Automatic (PA) takes a state-of-the-art approach to putting a Ford in a Ford for those who choose the new 5.0 Coyote engine. PA has created a sophisticated Ford 4R70W/Coyote Street Smart System to partner with this new engine.
The PASS45103 comes complete with their Street Smart 4R70W transmission, the Smart Shift stand-alone transmission controller that’s user-friendly and doesn’t require a laptop, custom torque converter, dipstick/filler tube, complete transmission wiring harness, block plate, Coyote/4R70W flexplate, flexplate bolts, bellhousing bolts, and torque converter nuts.
This Coyote Street Smart System will handle 650 hp and comes with a lifetime warranty.