AUGUST 2006 - NEW PRODUCTS
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TCI® Street Rod Shifter Is Designed For Serious Street Rod Enthusiasts
Attractive and functional, new TCI® shifter fits unique demands of street
(9-6-2006) - Street rods are unique. Featuring compact interiors and unusual control placements, street rodders are often forced to fabricate their own shifter parts for their “special” situations. TCI® understands these challenges and has come up with a great solution with their new Street Rod Shifter. Available for Ford, GM and Chrysler automatic transmissions, the new TCI® Street Rod Shifter can be purchased with 8, 11 or 15-inch handles. Best of all, the shifter features 360-degree handle rotation, making the shifter lever easy to reach and able to be adjusted to increase driver-side leg room and avoid seat or dashboard contact. In addition, the black anodized shifter knob is easily removable for simple boot installation.
The new TCI® Street Rod Shifter features high-quality, gold-iridized brackets, a Teflon-lined shifter knob button for smooth operation and positive lock out in Park and Neutral shift positions. The TCI® lifetime warranty and detailed installation instructions make this the best way yet to solve your street rod’s shifter dilemmas. When ordering your TCI® Street Rod Shifter specify the transmission type, lever length and, for GM 4L60-style transmission applications, the number of tail shaft attachment bolts (four bolts denotes a 4L60/six bolts denotes a 4L60E). For more information about the TCI® Street Rod Shifter or any other TCI® product, call us at 1-888-776-9824, or visit us online at www.tciauto.com.
RAM STREET DUAL CLUTCH SYSTEM
(8-30-2006) - The RAM Street Dual is the perfect clutch system for high horsepower street vehicles that want to retain silky smooth engagement for enjoyable driving. RAM uses their race technology to bring a perfect combination of friction and static pressure to hold massive horsepower levels. The unique drive system design allows precise location of the floater plate just like in our Pro Stock clutch systems. The Street Dual is capable of holding in excess of 1000 horsepower, yet drive a smoothly as a stock clutch for low speed cruising.
Several IHRA greats including Pro Mod racer Ed Hoover and legendary Roy Hill have been for a test drive in the company 05 GT and came away impressed at the excellent street manners yet solid feel of this clutch under a hard load.
RAM Clutches offers the Street Dual for all early and late model applications including Mustang to 2007, LS1/LS2, and all early muscle cars including Chrysler. Be sure to check out this and all of RAM's cutting edge products, and ‘The Critical Difference' at ramclutches.com.
NEW HURST QUICK/STICK SHIFTER FOR 2003-2005 NEON SRT-4
(8-25-2006) - Designed to provide a firmer and
more positive feel while shifting, this new Hurst Quick/Stick Shifter features a
CNC-machined BILLET ALUMINUM pivot housing and heat-treated BILLET STEEL
selector lever for ultimate strength!
This Hurst shifter reduces knob travel by approximately 30% for shorter and quicker shifts between gear changes. It incorporates positive gear stops, helping to prevent transmission cable stretch and damage, and features urethane mounting bracket bushings to eliminate flex providing added stability. Comes complete with traditional Hurst chrome plated stick and white classic knob
Part #391 4017: Fits 2003-2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 with 5-speed manual transmission
For more information, please visit our web site at www.hurst-shifters.com
Powerhouse® Releases New Valve Lash Adjusting Torque Wrench
Avoid too loose or too tight lash adjustments with new specialty tool
that gets it just right
(8-23-2006) - Setting your engine’s valve lash is one of those chores that always leave a note of doubt in your mind - did I get that rocker adjuster on tight enough? Powerhouse® Products takes the guesswork out of valve lash adjustment with a torque wrench specially created to make certain you get the exact torque setting you need. Best of all, the new Powerhouse® Products Valve Lash Adjusting Torque Wrench comes complete with three different size T-handle hex wrenches: 3/16, 5/32 and 1/8-inch, pre-set for 20 ft lbs of torque application, the industry standard.
Valve lash adjustment has often been relegated to “close is good enough” status because few tools were available to get the job done correctly. But the downside of improper adjustment is engine damage. Get the lash too tight, and you damage the adjusters, adjuster nuts and rocker arms. Get it too loose, and parts can come loose and fall into your engine. To use the Powerhouse® Products Valve Lash Adjusting Torque Wrench, simply slip the appropriate sized adjuster nut 3/8-drive socket over the T-handle, and click it in place. Set the valve lash with the adjuster nut, and lock the adjuster in place with the T-handle.
For more information about the Powerhouse® Products Valve Lash Adjusting Torque Wrench or any other Powerhouse® product, call us at 1-800-872-7223, or visit us online at www.powerhouseproducts.com.
New Pro Action™ Small Block Chevy Heads Feature State-of-the-Art Technology & Performance
Delivering “Power By Design” right out of the box
(8-22-2006) - The new Pro Action™ Small Block Chevy Cylinder Heads by RHS™ utilize advanced airflow and cooling technology to deliver the most “out of the box” power and torque available. The unique RHS™ manufacturing process ensures its products meet strict tolerances and achieve superior final workmanship, something we’ve labeled Clean Cast Technology™, in order to eliminate the need for extensive after-purchase porting. As an added benefit, the refined RHS™ water jacket design flows much better than the competition, delivering improved heat dissipation and yielding more consistent and reliable horsepower for you!
Pro Action™ 23-Degree SBC Cylinder Heads feature specially designed runners and combustion chambers (available in 50cc, 64cc and 72cc volumes) to maximize volume, atomization and velocity. Improved valve guide material yields tighter tolerances and extended durability. Available in aluminum or iron and straight or angle spark plug configurations, Pro Action™ SBC Cylinder Heads accept 1.550-inch diameter springs and standard style rockers and valve train. For more information about the new RHS™ Pro Action™ Small Block Chevy Heads or any other RHS™ “Power By Design” product, call us at 1-877-776-4323, or visit us online at www.racingheadservice.com
New BBC SNIPER Intake Manifold Released
(8-17-2006) - Pro-Filer Performance Products, Inc.
announces the release of the new SNIPER Single Plane, BBC Intake Manifold. The
SNIPER is optimized for engines 540 cid and larger with BBC cylinder heads such
as our 174 Series Heads. Yes, this is the one those of you that race in a
conventional head class have been looking for.
The Pro-Filer SNIPER produces remarkable horsepower, providing 30 HP over any other BBC single plane intake out of the box.
With features such as cast injection bosses, 4500 series carburetor flange, four corner water bosses, and exclusive as-cast ported plenum and runners, the SNIPER is the best choice in BBC manifolds.
The SNIPER is available for purchase now with delivery at the end of August
2006. For more information on the SNIPER and other Pro-Filer Performance
Products contact your local Engine Builder or Pro-Filer at (937) 846-1333.
Pro-Filer Performance Products
PO Box 217
New Carlisle, OH 45344
New COMP Cams® Metal Wall Sign Is An Instant Collectible
Classic style, die-cut metal sign features new COMP Cams® 30 th anniversary logo
(8-16-2006) - For the first time ever, COMP Cams® has created a collectible metal sign to honor the 30 th anniversary of the company. The 32-inch by 20-inch, high-quality, precision “die-cut” metal sign includes the COMP Cams® 30 th anniversary logo and features the classic camshaft blasting through the background design embossed into the surface.
The full-color sign includes the words “EST. 1976”, making it an instant collectible, perfect for any garage or home wall placement.
For more information about the COMP Cams® 30 th anniversary metal sign or any other COMP Cams® product, call us at 1-800-999-0853 or visit us online at www.compcams.com.
TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Shorty-Style Transmissions Now Available
New “shorty” style Powerglide transmissions feature three different
planetary system choices designed for dragster applications
(8-8-2006) - TCI® automatic transmission-equipped racecars have been setting the pace at drag strips across the country for years. TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Transmissions with shorty-style planetaries are the perfect transmission for many dragster applications. Available with 1.76 VASCO Helical-Cut or 1.80 or 1.65 Straight-Cut 12DPI Shorty Super Set Planetaries, these state-of-the-art transmissions have proven more than capable of dependably sending dragsters to mid-six second quarter mile times at well over 230 mph.
The secret to the success of the TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Shorty-Style Transmissions is in the high-quality internal components created after years of in-the-field testing. These technologically advanced transmissions feature the Turbo Spline PRO-X™ Ringless Input Shaft, 10-Clutch Hi-Gear Bearing Drum Kit and the HDT™ (Heat Dissipating Technology™) Coated Dedenbear Bearing Case. This highly dependable, triple-checked and AxiLine computer dyno-tested TCI® transmission includes the best of all race-oriented parts, including the TCI® PRO-X™ Ringless-Style Gerotor Pump and X-Wide Kevlar Band, HDT™ Coated Aluminum Deep O-Ring Pan and Hi-Flow Filter System to ensure proper fluid circulation.
For more information about the TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Shorty-Style Transmission or any other TCI® product, call us at 1-888-776-9824, or visit us online at www.tciauto.com.
The BG Speed: A constant-duty Fuel Pump for Hot Rods and Trucks
(8-3-2006) - The BG Speed is a new constant-duty fuel pump from BG Fuel Systems designed for hot rods and trucks with power outputs of up to 650 HP. With two models available—Enduro (carburetors: PN 171005) and Sumo (fuel injection: PN17106), these compact, quiet, fuel-cooled pumps have a built-in heat sink to dissipate heat. They can be mounted horizontally or vertically and contain no shaft seals; therefore, are virtually leak-free.
The Speed pumps feature Gerotor-style gears, contain micro-fine cleanable stainless steel filters with a dry-break design that prevents fuel from leaking while inspecting or servicing the filter.
Constructed from billet aluminum with anodized coatings applied to all wear surfaces, the Speed pumps produce in excess of 325 lb/hr @20 or 45 PSI. BG Speed pumps should be used in conjunction with a bypassing fuel pressure regulator.
For additional information contact: Barry Grant, Inc., 1450 McDonald Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Telephone: (706) 864-8544. Visit our website www.barrygrant.com for our latest Catalogue and Technical Manual
Help Prevent Seal Leaks And Deterioration with Royal Purple’s New Advanced Power Steering Fluid, Max EZ®
(7-31-2006) - As all mechanics and car guys know
there are really two main problems that people experience with their power
steering pump; cracks and leaks from faulty seals or that annoying whine when
making turns. Royal Purple has heard numerous people complain about these
problems and has answered their call for help by creating Max EZ®.
Max EZ® is an advanced power steering fluid designed to maximize the life and performance of all power steering units. It is formulated with a blend of select synthetic base oils plus Royal Purple`s proprietary Synerlec® additive technology, which provides users with a host of benefits. Not only has it been proven to make equipment run cooler, smoother, longer, quieter and more efficiently, but, it, also, has excellent seal compatibility and will help prevent those nasty leaks and deterioration.
Max EZ® can be mixed with conventional power steering fluids and will eliminate foaming while protecting against rust and corrosion. It is available in 16 oz
easy to pour bottles and carries an MSRP of $9.11.
For more information on Royal Purple and its products, contact Royal Purple Ltd., One Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365, 281-354-8600, www.royalpurple.com.
COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt Tensioner Provides A Better Solution
New billet belt tensioner eliminates belt slippage in high performance LS1 engines
(7-27-2006) - The new COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt
Tensioner is an “essential” performance upgrade for 1998-2002 F-Body LS1
engines, allowing precise control over serpentine belt tension. This CNC
machined billet aluminum tensioner is a direct bolt-on replacement for the
original equipment spring loaded tensioner and can be torqued to the exact belt
tension required. Best of all, it controls damper resonance often encountered in
high rpm applications or when aftermarket balancers are utilized. By controlling
resonance, belt slippage - a common problem in high performance LS1 engines - is
In addition to the performance benefits, the COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt Tensioner also features a black anodized finish, with a laser etched COMP Cams® logo, for great looks and protection from engine compartment elements. For more information about the COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt Tensioner or any other COMP Cams® product, call us at 1-800-999-0853, or visit us online at www.compcams.com.
Centerforce DFX Clutch Assembly for Many ’71 – ’83 Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac Vehicles
(7-25-2006) - Centerforce is proud to introduce this 10.4” Dia. 1-1/8” x 26 spline DFX clutch assembly for many 1971 to 1983 Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile & Pontiac vehicles.
The new DFX line is the latest series of extreme performance clutches from Centerforce designed as a direct bolt in for perfect fit and function. DFX scores big, not only with holding-capacity and strength, but also provides some of the best drivability from a race-inspired clutch. All DFX performance clutch systems utilize a patented Ball Bearing design for light pedal and quick release, Nodular Iron pressure plate rings and reinforcements designed to help prevent drive strap breakage and safety.
The Paddle or button style disc has been through constant testing of different friction materials and hub designs to bring the best possible combination available to you.
The DFX part number 01161739 (Pressure Plate & Disc included) is now available. DFX Disc PN: 23384161 and Cover: PN 11361739 are also available as individual components. Please contact any Centerforce dealer or Centerforce directly with questions at 928/771-8422 or visit them online at www.centerforce.com.
New StreetFighter® 10-Inch Torque Converter Provides Unique LS-Engine Adaptability
TCI® torque converter allows retro-fit of GM TH350 & TH400
transmissions to late model Gen III (LS1, -2, -6) engines
(7-19-2006) - The LS-engine family is one of the most popular performance engine platforms to be found today. But mating this late model series engine to any form of Turbo Hydramatic 350 or 400 series transmission has been virtually impossible until now. The new TCI® StreetFighter® 10-Inch Torque Converter makes it easy to bolt up any of these classic high performance 3-speed transmissions without any other modifications. Best of all, the StreetFighter® Torque Converter delivers all the performance enhancing TCI® engineered performance you expect.
The TCI® StreetFighter® lineup of torque converters has made quite a name in performance circles. Featuring fully furnace-brazed internal turbine fins, three sets of high-quality INA needle bearings and a ballooning plate for added strength, the TCI® StreetFighter® delivers the ultimate in extreme durability. By increasing the stall speed by 1500 rpm over stock-style converters, StreetFighter®-equipped vehicles have higher rpm launches, resulting in quicker reaction times and lower elapsed times.
For more information about the TCI® StreetFighter® 10-Inch Torque Converter for LS-family engines or any other TC®I product, call us at 1-888-776-9824, or visit us online at www.tciauto.com.
VHT Engine Enamel & Drive Train Coatings
(7-17-2006) - VHT 550ºF (288ºC) Engine Enamels and Drive Train Coatings are available in a wide range of colors, including exact match factory colors. All colors have excellent durability and superior heat and solvent resistance. They are specially formulated to withstand corrosion, rust, salt spray, strong solvents and additives of today's gasoline blends and degreasers. VHT 550ºF (288ºC) Engine Enamels and Drive Train Coatings are a unique blend of urethane resins, which produce a tough and long-lasting finish for engines, drive trains, heads, valve covers, and wherever a tough durable heat or chemical resistant finish is needed.
VHT provides a multi-high performance coating system for the ultimate in protection and quality. The system includes:
SP-575- Strip Fast Paint Remover
SP-148-Light Gray Primer
SP-121 thru SP-142, SP-756, SP-758, SP-29 (Motor Brite Clear), SP-995 (Nu-Cast Aluminum), SP-997 (Nu-Cast Cast Iron)
SP-145- Clear Coat
VISIT US AT www.vhtpaint.com
375+ DIGITAL MULTI-FUNCTION IGNITION CONTROL MODULE FOR THE ACCEL 300+ IGNITION CONTROL UNIT
(7-14-2006) - Featuring a unique design, ACCEL’s new 375+ Ignition Control incorporates a compact control unit that can be mounted out of sight inside the car with a remote display/input unit close at hand for real-time programming or observation.
The remote hand-held display/input unit and six-foot cable can also be unplugged from control unit after programming. The ACCEL 375+
Multi-Function Accessory Control Unit’s harness plugs directly into the
300+ Ignition Control box harness, allowing the custom software and dual RISC microprocessors to fully interface with each other. This provides unparalleled capabilities and high-speed processing resulting in seamless performance.
ACCEL 375+ Multi-function Accessory unit features include:
• Two stages of sequential rev limiting control from 1,000 to 12,700
RPM, in 100 RPM increments
• Window RPM switch from 1,000 to 12,700 RPM, in 100 RPM increments
• Fixed Nitrous Oxide or high-speed timing retard from 0.1 to 15.0
degrees in 0.1-degree increments
• Start timing retard from 0.1 to 15.0 degrees in 0.1-degree
increments, beginning at 100 RPM,dialed out at 500 RPM
• Proportional boost timing retard from 0.1 to 4.0 degrees per PSI of
boost in 0.1-degree increments (Requires the use a MAP sensor)
• Selectable to read either 2 or 3 BAR MAP Sensor signals
• Tachometer display mode with 10 RPM resolutions and moving
point-averaging software for clear resolution
• Real time manifold pressure display mode displays vacuum in inches of Hg and boost in PSI. (Requires the use a MAP sensor)
For more information, please visit our web site at www.accel-ignition.com
Intake Collectors by Faith Air
(7-13-2006) - Faith Air’s 4150/4500/QJ/EFI merge Intake Collectors™ improve induction pressure and burn rate by removing turbulence from the throttle to intake runner transition, retaining the carburetor’s narrow mixture ratio range.
Collectors advance the amount air that can be admitted through the bleeds for maximum gasoline oxygenation before the booster and stabilizing 4-Bbl EFI cyclic sensor signals and injector pressure differentials.
Computer designed induction pressures stabilize air and fuel flow-curves throughout the rpm range producing smooth power and traction that improve acceleration, throttle-control, fuel mileage and distance racing drive quality.
For more information call 866-377-1306 or contact Faith Air LLC, 2718
Seminary Court, Louisville, KY 40206, www.FaithAir.net
Trailer-Toad weight-bearing hitch, better by design
(7-12-2006) - The Trailer-Toad is a fresh idea when it comes to controlling tongue weight on today's race car trailers. The Trailer Toad takes the tongue weight off the tow vehicle. No welding or fabrication required. There are only four bolts to install and setup usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
Built entirely in the United States the Trailer-Toad is designed for durability and reliability. The torsion axle is rated at 3,000 pounds and now features 10 inch 10-ply tires. Capable of handling up to 2500 pounds of tongue weight the Trailer-Toad improves handling of the motor home under hard braking and takes the harshness out of rough roads by absorbing the bumps before they get to the tow vehicle.
If you are towing with a motor home, especially a Class C or Class A gas or diesel you can protect your investment in your tow vehicle by using the Trailer Toad.
Contact Midwest Trailer Toad at (319) 404-7001 or check out our website www.trailertoad.com Please call our sales department if you have any questions about whether the Trailer-Toad can enhance your trailer towing experience.
New Supercharger Belt Guard from DMPE Inc.
The design is stronger than the industry standard belt guard as the plate rigidity is not compromised to incorporate the manufacturers logo, thus allowing more engagement to the faceplate. Other features include countersunk mounting bolts that allow more plate engagement to increase the guards’ ability to take a belt strike.
The DMPE Inc. belt guard offers CNC billet machined parts and corrosion resistant anodizing. The unit also will be available un-anodized for those who like the classic aluminum look. It fits all Kobelco and SSI superchargers and all other manufacturers that use the industry standard 3 bolt standoff location.
The belt guard will also be available with mounting hardware packages for both long and short style snouts. Check out details and pricing at www.dmpeinc.com
New Powerhouse® AN Adjustable Wrenches Debut
Lightweight and strong, two new wrenches cover AN sizes from #3 through #20
Face it. You already have too many wrenches. That drawer full of AN wrenches may be handy for some shop projects, but for the professional mechanic with on-site needs, a handful of wrenches is more than you need.
Powerhouse® Products is ready to deliver with a pair of adjustable wrenches that fit any AN fitting from #3 through #20. Best of all, these adjustable wrenches are made in America from top quality aluminum and fit in your pocket for those last minute starting line checks or when having your rollaway tool box by your side just isn’t possible.
The unique adjustability of the Powerhouse® AN Adjustable Wrench makes it the perfect tool for the pro or enthusiast mechanic. Reasonably priced, one wrench handles AN fittings from #3 through #8. A second wrench covers AN fittings from #10 through #20.
For more information about the Powerhouse® Products AN Adjustable Wrench or any other Powerhouse® product, call us at 1-800-872-7223, or visit us online at: www.powerhouseproducts.com
ACCEL AFTERBURNER™ SWITCHABLE COIL FOR STREET & TRACK
(6-30-2006) - No need to compromise anymore on a coil that is designed to either work best on the street or at the track.
ACCEL’s innovative new Afterburner™ Switchable Coil lets you have the best of both worlds in one coil.
In the normal mode, the coil is designed to boost low RPM performance by maximizing current output to produce longer arch duration times and improve burn efficiency, resulting in enhanced throttle response, improved economy and reduced emissions. Perfect for the street use or when the engine is under high load at lower RPM’s such as when towing a trailer.
In the switched or high RPM mode, the coil is designed to boost higher RPM performance by producing higher voltage levels. This better fires the mixture under high cylinder pressures conditions, such as when running nitrous or under boost, helping to reduce the risk of misfires and maximizing the power potential. Perfect for use at the track or under maximum RPM power loading.
The innovative remote switch location kit makes it easy and convenient to switch the ACCEL Afterburner™ Coil from one mode to the other, while inside the vehicle. The ACCEL Afterburner™ Switchable Coil works either with the stock vehicles inductive ignition system or with an aftermarket CD ignition system.
For more information, please visit our web site at www.accel-ignition.com
Revolutionary ZEX™ Dual Perimeter Plate Nitrous System Delivers 100
To 300 Horsepower Tunability
New nitrous system gives optimum nitrous and fuel atomization for maximum horsepower on dual 4-barrel intake manifolds!
(6-29-2006) - For years, nitrous systems for dual 4-barrel carburetion-equipped engines have been unsophisticated systems that featured a couple of plates outfitted with crude, brass spray bars bolted under the carburetors to inject nitrous and fuel into the intake charge. Nitrous technology now takes a huge leap forward with the introduction of the new ZEX™ Dual Perimeter Plate Nitrous System. This complete kit provides the optimum in efficiency with nitrous and fuel outlets placed at 24 injection points around the perimeter of the manifold’s intake openings. This new technology provides optimum distribution of nitrous oxide and fuel, resulting in the most horsepower gain possible from your engine.
Through an ingenious new cooling technology called Cryo-Sync™, super chilled nitrous is injected through the ZEX™ plates into your engine. This technology rapidly cools the carburetors and intake manifold while you spray, increasing the density of the intake charge and enhancing horsepower. Additionally, ZEX™ Airflow Enhancement technology creates an intense low-pressure area under the carburetors, helping to smooth and increase the airflow into the engine. Tunable from 100 to 300 horsepower, the new ZEX™ Dual Perimeter Plate Nitrous System is compatible with any square flange or Dominator, side-by-side style, dual four-barrel intake manifold.
For more information about the ZEX™ Dual Perimeter Plate Nitrous System or any other ZEX™ product, call us at 1-888-817-1008, or visit us online at www.zex. com.
FAST™ Dual Sensor Air/Fuel Meter Delivers Increased Tuning Accuracy
Dual sensor capability and easy-to-use format allow even novice tuners to monitor air/fuel ratio with precision accuracy
(6-21-2006) - Proper engine tuning is essential to achieving maximum performance and avoiding costly, premature engine failure. Unfortunately, until now digital air/fuel meters have only offered single sensor measuring capability. This meant engine tuners were only able to monitor the
air/fuel ratio in one side of the engine, while being left to play a guessing game with the other engine bank. Now there is a way to eliminate the unknown, allowing you to tune with confidence and complete accuracy.
FAST™, the recognized leader in EFI technology, has developed an easy-to-use Dual Sensor Air/Fuel Meter that delivers the complete story about your engine’s tuning. Tuners now have the power to read two wide-band O2 sensors individually, or average them together for super accurate readings of the engine’s true air/fuel ratio.
Beyond the innovative dual sensor capability, the new FAST™ Dual Sensor Air/Fuel Meter delivers all the features that tuners have come to expect, plus several enhanced capabilities, in the easiest-to-use format of any digital air/fuel meter ever developed. One such feature is built-in data-logging capability that plays back recorded information on a lighted, full graphical display screen, unlike other unit’s that require downloading to a computer. Additional standard features include outputs for external data-loggers, digital gauges, as well as a narrow-band simulator function that allows you to feed your engine’s computer a factory signal while using the wideband sensor for air/fuel measurement.
For more information about the FAST™ Dual Sensor Air/Fuel Meter or other FAST™ products, visit us online at www.fuelairspark.com or call (901) 260-FAST (3278).
New TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Transmissions Engineered For Ultimate Duty Drag Race Applications
New extreme performance TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Transmission has been proven in drag cars running 6.70 seconds at 220+ mph
(6-15-2006) - TCI® continues to build the best performing and most reliable racing automatic transmissions you can buy, as proven by their impressive list of winning racers. Their newest offering, the TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Transmission, is compatible with up to 2800 horsepower applications. Available with 1.98, 1.80 or 1.65 Straight-Cut 12DPI Super Set Planetaries, these state-of-the art transmissions deliver reliable service in racecars regularly running 6.70-seconds at over 220 mph in the quarter mile.
The secret to the success of the TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Transmission is in the high-quality internal components designed and engineered after years of in-the-field testing. These amazing transmissions feature the Turbo Spline PRO-X™ Ringless Input Shaft, 10-Clutch Hi-Gear Bearing Drum Kit and HDT (Heat Dissipating Technology™) Coated Dedenbear Bearing Case. Highly dependable, TCI® triple-checks and AxiLine computer dyno-tests these transmissions, which include the best of all race-oriented parts, including the TCI® PRO-X™ Ringless-Style Gerotor Pump and X-Wide Kevlar Band, HDT Coated Aluminum Deep O-Ringed Pan and Hi-Flow Filter System to ensure proper fluid circulation.
For more information about the TCI® PRO-X™ Powerglide Transmissions for extreme duty racing applications or any other TCI® product, call us at 1-888-776-9824, or visit us online at www.tciauto.com.
COMP Cams® Ford 4.6 & 5.4-Liter 3 Valve Modular Camshafts
Deliver 30 To 40 Additional Horsepower
New camshafts compatible with Ford variable cam timing system used on Ford 4.6 & 5.4-Liter 3 Valve engines
(6-6-2006) - Looking to improve the performance of your ‘05-‘06 Ford 4.6 & 5.4-liter 3 valve modular engine? COMP Cams® announces the release of a new line of high performance camshafts, which utilize the latest in COMP Xtreme Energy™ technology and are specifically engineered for the unique needs of this popular new engine platform. Designed to work with the Ford’s factory variable cam timing (VCT) system and popular aftermarket performance upgrades, these camshafts are direct replacement components that deliver approximately 10% more horsepower and torque (COMP Part #26113 Beehive™ Valve Springs & computer tuning are recommended).
The performance secret behind the COMP Cams® Ford 4.6 & 5.4-Liter 3 Valve Modular Camshafts is the application of the COMP Cams® Xtreme Energy™ technology. By focusing on what they wanted the valve to do at specific rpm rather than simply the camshaft profile, COMP Cams® engineers were able to increase the amount of time the valves were open and generate improved area under the curve, netting huge power and torque increases.
In addition, by advancing the camshaft timing at low rpm but maintaining similar intake valve closing points, improved throttle responsiveness was gained. Working with the VCT, which is programmed to retard the engine timing at peak power, COMP Cams® new Ford 3 valve cams optimize both low and high rpm performance. As noted by the COMP Cams® engineering staff, these camshafts provide the biggest power and torque improvements, from idle to redline, of any sub-300cid engine they have tested. For more information about the COMP Cams® Ford 4.6 & 5.4-Liter 3 Valve Modular Camshafts or any other COMP Cams® product, call us at 800-999-0853 or visit us online at www.compcams.com.
Dart Adjustable Big-Block Pushrod Guideplate Makes Perfect Valvetrain Alignment Easy
(6-1-2006) - Dart's ingenious two-piece guideplate for Chevrolet big-block V8s solves a problem that has caused headaches for engine builders for 40 years. The adjustable two-piece guideplate (patent pending) produces perfect pushrod/rocker arm alignment without cutting, welding, bending or tweaking.
The Chevrolet big-block's splayed intake and exhaust valves are tilted in two axes, a feature that requires a complex guideplate design. Conventional one-piece pushrod guideplates frequently compromise valvetrain geometry by causing misalignment between the rocker arms and valve stem tips, especially when using high-performance cylinder heads with non-stock valve angles, extra-long valve stems, roller rocker arms and custom pushrods.
With Dart adjustable guideplates, engine builders can now align these valvetrain components quickly and accurately. Tightening the fastener that joins the two halves of the guideplate locks the adjustment in place. If valvetrain parts are subsequently changed, the guideplate can be easily readjusted. It's the one guideplate that fits all conventional big-block heads!
Complete information on the Dart components is available from Dart Machinery, 353 Oliver Dr., Troy, MI 48084, phone 248-362-1188, and on the Web at www.dartheads.com.
Big Power Advantages from Freeze-free Nitrous Plate
(4-27-2006) - NitrousWorks’ most popular spray
plate, the 11000 Series, uses a 1/2” thick Billet Atomizer with “Freeze-free”
spray bars and clustered discharge holes to provide the finest atomization and
The bursts of nitrous horsepower are adjustable from 125 to 300 HP. Though suitable for the more powerful race engine, stock or mildly modified motors are restricted to the lower calibration.
Using the 11000 series to its full capacity requires a suitable fuel pump and adjustable regulating system to maintain fuel pressures of 6 to 8 psi.
* NitrousWorks’ components are designed for use in sanctioned racing events only.
* Power gains achieved at fully open throttle
For complete information contact:
NitrousWorks, 1450 McDonald Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Telephone (706) 864-8544. Visit our website www.BarryGrant.com for our latest Catalogue and Technical manual
COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt Tensioner Provides A Better Solution
New billet belt tensioner eliminates belt slippage in high performance LS1 engines
(4-25-2006) - The new COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt Tensioner is an “essential” performance upgrade for 1998-2002 F-Body LS1 engines, allowing precise control over serpentine belt tension. This CNC machined billet aluminum tensioner is a direct bolt-on replacement for the original equipment spring loaded tensioner and can be torqued to the exact belt tension required. Best of all, it controls damper resonance often encountered in high rpm applications or when aftermarket balancers are utilized. By controlling resonance, belt slippage - a common problem in high performance LS1 engines - is eliminated.
In addition to the performance benefits, the COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt Tensioner also features a black anodized finish, with a laser etched COMP Cams® logo, for great looks and protection from engine compartment elements. For more information about the COMP Cams® Billet LS1 Belt Tensioner or any other COMP Cams® product, call us at 1-800-999-0853, or visit us online at: www.compcams.com
Flaming River unveils an all-new power steering box
(4-19-2006) - Flaming River Industries unveiled an all-new construction power rack and pinion steering box (FR1560), ideal for “heavy” street cars and light trucks as well as circle track racing.
The new U.S.-designed and manufactured steering box is based upon the popular four-bolt mount, General Motors design. As with all Flaming River steering products, the new power steering box features all-new manufactured components, including the castings. The box utilizes the latest in manufacturing technologies, including rack and pinion valving to assure high performance and long life. The box features a classy Trivalent chromium free plating for terrific appearance and superior corrosion-resistance. The box includes a polished billet aluminum cap.
This steering box has been well-proven in motorsports applications. The new power steering box is available in three steering ratios, particularly desirable for use in racing applications and for the growing numbers of “Pro Touring” type street cars.
For Further Information Contact:
Voice: 440.826.4488 x 137
Email: [email protected]
Hoosier Redesigns 33.0/10.5-15 Outlaw Tire.
(4-15-2006) - Continuing development has lead to the re-release of the Outlaw 33.0/10.5-15 C11 tire.
This newly developed tire has increased roll out from its previous version.
This tire also incorporates a newly developed race proven compound.
Check with your local Hoosier Racing Tire Distributor for details.
PRO SYSTEMS T-Shirts to benefit American Cancer Society
(4-13-2006) - Pro Systems T-Shirts, clocks, mouse
pads and other wares are now available.
You've asked for them for years and now you've got them. There are plenty of styles, colors and materials to choose from.
Best of all, 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society.
That's right, look good and help out the world all at the same
Visit our website for ordering information. Stop in, order something cool and feel good about the clothes on your back. www.pro-system.com
CARROLL SHELBY® AND AMERICAN RACING® ANNOUNCE SHELBY® LEGEND SERIES OF AFTERMARKET SPORT WHEELS
Legendary American Performance Leaders Launch Accessory Wheel Program
(4-12-2006) - Carroll Shelby, Carroll Shelby International Inc.’s (CSBI.PK) wholly owned subsidiaries; Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. and Shelby Automobiles, Inc. announced an agreement with American Racing Equipment, Inc., one of the world’s largest automotive aftermarket wheel companies, to jointly design and release the “Carroll Shelby® Legend Series” of aftermarket sport automotive wheels. Scheduled for a Spring, 2006 release, the program will feature purpose-designed performance wheels for Shelby® Cobra® and modern Ford Mustang enthusiasts.
American Racing, founded in 1956, is legendary for producing performance aftermarket, drag racing and off road racing performance wheels. Eric Carr, American’s Vice President of Marketing, announced production of the Shelby® Razor and the AR427 Shelby® Cobra®, slated for release to the U.S. aftermarket in April.
“American Racing is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary, so we teamed up with Carroll and his group to offer an exciting selection of purpose-designed wheels for specific performance applications,” Carr stated, “Shelby enthusiasts will be excited about both designs—the AR427 is nostalgic and traditional with many fitment choices, and the Shelby® Razor is definitely a zoomy modern muscle look for the new Ford® Mustang owner.”
Shelby, an Automotive Hall of Fame inductee, has had a remarkably long career as a driver, owner, team manager, manufacturer, consultant, and performance design visionary. After breaking land speed records at Bonneville and winning the 24-Hour at Le Mans in the fifties, he went on to orchestrate Ford’s GT victories at Le Mans in the FIA World Grand Touring Championship. Shelby’s fame continued in the sixties with the development of the American V8-powered, the aluminum bodied Shelby Cobra and the Shelby series of Ford Mustangs. Since then, Carroll Shelby has designed, produced or consulted on the Shelby® Cobra® continuation series, the Shelby® Series One®, and the Dodge Viper.
“Our wheel project with American Racing is a perfect fit,” said Shelby, “every American muscle enthusiast should be excited--stay tuned, we have some real surprises in store for the hardcore collector, as well as the daily driver.”
Shelby® Legend Series wheels will feature Shelby® logos, worldwide distribution through American Racing’s factory-owned network, and lifetime structural warranty coverage. The Shelby® Cobra® will be constructed in a two-piece design at American’s Rancho Dominguez, California factory and features 15”, 17” and 18” diameters in various widths and offsets. The Razor wheels will offer a hyper-metallic duotone finish in popular large diameter sizes, 17x9”, 18x9” and 20x9”, purpose-engineered for newer Ford Mustang models.
For additional information, call (310) 914-1843, or fax (310) 914-1853 or write to Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 11150 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 1050, Los Angeles, CA 90064 or visit www.carrollshelby.com
Flatout Gaskets New Product Release – V-8 & V-6 Intake Spacer Kits
(4-11-2006) - With all the available cylinder head/block combinations on the market, occasionally the builder may run into a misalignment issue when mounting their intake manifold.
Flatout Gaskets, offers billet intake manifold spacer kits for all V-8 and V-6 engines. These billet spacer kits are available with either a .125” or .250” thick aluminum spacers. The kit also includes (2) of Flatout’s .060” thick intake gasket sets.
The .125” thick kits are offered at a Racer Net price of $136.35. The .250” thick kits are priced from$158.20.
These spacer kits, along with all other Flatout Gaskets are available from Summit Racing, Snyder Motorsports, Jon Kaase Racing Engines, Huntsville Engines, Fowler Engines, Sunset Racecraft and many fine performance retailers near you!
For more information on these new trick spacer kits or to have a Flatout Gasket catalog sent directly to you, please call Toll-Free - 877.837.9200 or go to www.flatoutgroup.com.
SixShooter™ - New tri-power for Pontiac with 50 HP advantage
(4-10-2006) - The SixShooter is now available for Pontiac engines. Triple-D Induction, a Barry Grant company, says their new SixShooter induction system produces not only better torque and about 50 HP more than the original Tri-Power, but also out-performs today’s best single four-barrel combinations.
The SixShooter is attractive, simple to install and adjust—only three adjustment screws—no synchronization needed, and economical to run. It comprises three two-barrel 250-cfm Demon carburetors (electric choke on center unit); a stylish intake manifold; a custom air cleaner; and all the necessary fuel inlets and throttle linkages.
For further information contact: Demon Carburetion, 1450 McDonald Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Telephone 706-864-8544. Visit our website www.barrygrant.com for our latest Catalog/Technical Manual
D.M.P.E Inc. Releases Popular Billet Injector Hat Spacer
(4-7-2006) - Darren Mayer Performance Engineering has now officially released the first readily available Billet Aluminum Injector Hat Spacer.
The spacer is designed to direct air from the injector hat into the rotor cavity at the proper complimentary angle, thus increasing rotor efficiency. The spacer is found to be beneficial when tall injectors hats are not applicable or impact air is desired to be drawn from the body structure seen commonly in Pro-Mod and Funny Car applications.
Racetrack and dyno testing alike has proven the usefulness of this device to increase manifold pressure, useful horsepower, and torque.
If you're watching the Pro Mod’s racing on Sunday, there is a good chance you
should have bolted the power adding spacer on before you left home, the drive
home would have been a lot more fun Sunday night.
The injector hat spacer is CNC machined from 6061-T6 Billet aluminum, has provisions for o-rings to ensure sealing to both the injector hat and the blower, if your blower does not have an o-ring provision.
The spacer is also designed to lock the mounting bolts in place to stop any bolts from coming loose, removing the possibility of damage to the supercharger. For more info and pricing log onto dmpeinc.com
New DNA Mufflers
(4-5-2006) - DNA Mufflers are not your ordinary, run of the mill exhaust mufflers. DNA Mufflers are made from 100% stainless steel and carry a five-year warranty. DNA Mufflers use newly patented sound diffusion technology to manage the exhaust sound.
This new design uses stainless steel sound diffusers to bounce the sound energy back on itself for sound cancellation, while maintaining a very high flow rate. Because of these patented sound diffusers, DNA Mufflers do not use perforated tube or packing, two of the most common causes of premature failure in mufflers.
DNA Mufflers are designed for use as an under body muffler, ideal for the
street, truck and race markets. DNA Mufflers have inlet/outlet sizes from 2 ¼”
to 5”. For a complete listing visit their website at www.dnamufflers.com
DNA performance mufflers are distributed throughout North America by performance warehouses and sold through speed shops and performance exhaust outlets.
For more information on DNA products, please contact Randall Perks at 905-683-3785 or by email at [email protected].
APD Introduces New Line of Black Widow Carburetor Spacers
(3-31-2006) - John Kyle and the staff at Advanced
Product Design have introduced a new line of aluminum carburetor spacers
designed specifically for sportsman drag racing. The spacers, which APD has
tabbed the Black Widow line, are available in 2” thicknesses for 4150 and 4500
“I know what most racers are thinking: there is nothing revolutionary about a carburetor spacer. And I know that several manufacturers claim to have a spacer that makes horsepower. The problem with most of the current designs is that they aren’t really applicable to the style of engine and the type of racing that sportsman drag racers are looking for,” explained APD’s John Kyle.
“When we started this project, I got a lot of input from several engine builders who we work with on a daily basis. In fact, Matt Driskell at Driskell Enterprises did nearly as much dyno work as we did--his input was instrumental in the design. These Black Widow spacers have a different configuration than any others on the market. In fact the taper on our 4500 spacers is actually completely opposite from the industry standard.”
The results have been impressive thus far. “It’s impossible to build a ‘one size fits all’ carburetor spacer. Different combinations have different characteristics, but this spacer increases air speed in the intake plenum. I’d say that between Matt’s testing and our own, we’ve seen an average of 10-12 horsepower gains with the Black Widow across the board (over engines with no spacer). Some engines see 20 horsepower, some only see 3 or 4, but I’d say 10-12 is about average.”
The APD Black Widow carburetor spacer is available for 4150 (pt. # 5010) and 4500 (pt. # 5020) series carburetors. Each item is priced competitively at $179.00.
The APD Black Widow carburetor spacer is available at Advanced Product Design, or through any of the nationwide network of APD distributors. For more information or to place an order, contact APD today: 419-855-3073 or www.APDRacing.com.
New ZEX™ Dominator Perimeter Plate Now Available As Retro-Fit Kit
Update obsolete spray-bar nitrous systems with the latest in plate system
(3-28-2006) - Unlike traditional nitrous injection plates, the ZEX™ Perimeter Plate employs multiple injection points to ensure that a perfectly atomized, cylinder-to-cylinder balanced blend of fuel and nitrous reaches your engine. The new ZEX™ Perimeter Injection™ technology eliminates nitrous delivery imbalance; the major drawback with spray-bar type nitrous systems. Best of all, owners of vehicles currently using the old technology spray-bar systems can purchase the new ZEX™ Retro-Fit Kit which includes only the ZEX™ Perimeter Plate and appropriate gaskets. This inexpensive alternative immediately delivers all the benefits of the Perimeter Plate system without having to purchase an entirely new nitrous kit.
The benefits of the ZEX™ Perimeter Plate go beyond the obvious Perimeter Injection™ technology. Cryo-Sync™ technology flows the nitrous through a set of internal plate passages before entering your engine. This advanced, new technology turns the plate into an ultra efficient heat sink, cooling your carburetor and intake manifold for additional power. Airflow Enhancement technology injects the nitrous shot at an optimized angle, low and towards the center of the intake plenum. This new design creates a low-pressure area in the plenum that substantially increases airflow into your engine, further improving power. For more information about the ZEX™ Perimeter Plate Nitrous System, please contact ZEX™ at 1-888-817-1008 or online at www.zex.com.
Sonny’s Introduces Blower Manifold For 5” Symmetrical Wedge Cylinder Heads
(3-24-2006) - Sonny’s Racing Engines and Components in Lynchburg, Virginia, has announced the design and release of a supercharger manifold for their 5” bore spacing symmetrical port wedge cylinder head. This manifold will accommodate up to and including a 16.71 supercharger and is adaptable for inner cooler use if desired.
This cast aluminum intake is 8” high and has your choice of freight or rear blow off plate.
Expected to be available in May of 2006.
Check Sonny’s website for performance advantages of the 5” bore spacing wedge cylinder heads and more products.
Please call Sonny’s Racing Engines, Inc. at 434-239-1009 or go to their web
site at www.sonnysracingengines.com
Race Tech Race Cars Takes Delivery of First ‘68 Camaro Style Roadster Body
New Super Class Crusher Roadsters Available This
(3-23-2006) - Race Tech Race Cars, the marquee name in sportsman chassis building, announced today that they have taken delivery of a new ’68 Camaro Roadster Body for the company’s new line of Super Class Crusher roadsters.
“This project has been a long time in the making,” said Race Tech’s General Manager Tim Ratican. “But looking at this body, I can honestly say it’s worth the wait. This thing is incredible!”
Why the ’68 body style? “The ’68 Camaro body style is one of the most popular in all of bracket racing, and muscle cars in general. The bodied roadster market got started with the Corvette bodies, which are cool--we still offer them today. But this is a new look, and personally I think they’re awesome! Judging from the initial response, I think our customers agree.”
Race Tech Race Cars offers the Super Class Crusher Roadster at various stages of completion, ranging from a bare chassis and body, to a complete turn-key Super Comp or Super Gas (Quick Rod or Super Rod) machine. The new one piece, hinged ’68 body is available, as is the more conventional multi-piece ’63 Corvette styled body. Ratican and owner Russ Farmer urge interested parties to contact Race Tech directly for more information.
“A lot of chassis builders are exploring the concept of using different body styles on the roadsters, but to date we’re the only company that’s actually taken the idea from the conception stage to the shop floor. We have these bodies here today,” emphasized Ratican. Race Tech has already taken orders for four Super Class Crusher ’68 Roadsters, and offers a delivery date of late summer on the next roadster order.
Race Tech Race Cars is recognized as an industry leader, having manufactured quality chassis’ for sportsman competition for nearly 20 years. In addition to the company’s new line of Super Class Crusher Roadsters, Race Tech is best known for their 4-link and Slip Joint Dragster Chassis. Race Tech also builds Top Sportsman style Door Cars in various body styles, Junior Dragsters, and specialty components, plus the company stocks a complete line of high performance products to fit all of your competition needs. Visit Race Tech online at www.RaceTechRaceCars.com, or call (336) 538-4941 today!
FAST™ Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
(3-22-2006) - Designed to connect directly to
your FAST™ XFI™ wide band oxygen sensor, the FAST™ Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
accurately monitors engine performance to help achieve a perfect state of engine
tune. The easy-to-read gauge clearly shows air/fuel ratios from 10 to 1 through
18 to 1 displayed through a full range of indicator needle motion. Best of all,
the FAST™ Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge helps you keep track of engine operation
parameters and does not require the use of a laptop computer.
The FAST™ Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge features an attractive, yet functional white 2 5/8-inch diameter gauge face with a bright orange needle. For easy reading at night, the gauge face is backlit. For engine builders looking for an easy-to-read precision gauge that provides critical air/fuel ratio information, the FAST™ Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge is the perfect tool.
For more information about the FAST™ Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge or any other FAST™ product, call us at (901) 260-3278, or visit us online at www.fuelairspark.com.
Dart Introduces New LS1-Style Cylinder Head
(3-21-2006) - Dart has developed a new aluminum cylinder head for GM LS-series small-block V8 engines that offers higher performance and more versatility than factory designs – and costs less than comparable OEM heads. The Dart LS1-style high-performance cylinder head has better airflow, more efficient combustion, and more user-friendly features than production LS1 castings.
The Dart LS1-style cylinder head retains stock valve angles, stock valve locations and stock accessory mounting holes to make installation easy. Virtually everything else has been improved. Two intake port sizes – 205cc and 225cc runner volume – cover applications from trucks and street machines to racing applications.
Dart's precision casting techniques and superior 355-T6 aerospace aluminum alloy produce as-cast ports that rival fully ported heads. The 205cc intake ports flow 296 cfm at .550-inch valve lift, and the 225cc runners flow 313 cfm. Standard multi-angle intake seats, radiused exhaust seats and CNC-machined valve bowls enhance airflow, while manganese bronze valve guides and interlocking valve seats ensure long-term reliability.
Extra-thick walls provide material for porting, and additional metal above the ports accommodates valvetrain upgrades. Dart's cylinder head experts incorporated a racing-inspired combustion chamber design to improve flame propagation and increase airflow. Intake valve diameters are matched to the runner volume, with 2.02-inch valves for 205cc ports and 2.05-inch valves for 225cc intake runners. Optimized 85cc exhaust ports (15cc larger than stock) and 1.60-inch exhaust valves scavenge the cylinders quickly.
Complete information on the new Dart LS1-style aluminum cylinder head is available from Dart Machinery, 353 Oliver Dr., Troy, MI 48084, phone 248-362-1188, and on the Web at www.dartheads.com.
RHS™ Introduces New Pro Action™ Small Block Ford Cylinder Heads
Advanced airflow design delivers greater SBF horsepower potential
(3-15-2006) - It’s a simple fact: factory configuration Small Block Ford engines are severely limited by cylinder head airflow efficiency. RHS™ (Racing Head Service™) has changed all that with the introduction of the new Pro Action™ Small Block Ford Windsor and 5.0-liter cylinder heads, available in either aluminum or cast iron. The RHS™ advanced design engineering and exclusive Clean Cast Technology™ has created a new cylinder head that not only outflows the competition, but also delivers the ultimate in versatility.
Compatible with all original equipment and aftermarket performance parts, the Pro Action™ SBF cylinder heads offer several unique features, such as high volume exhaust ports, dual bolt pattern and superior port-to-chamber transitions. Pro Action™ SBF cylinder heads are available in 180cc, 200cc and 215cc intake runner volumes and use 2.020-inch and 2.080-inch diameter intake valve sizes, dependent on runner volume. Exhaust valves are 1.600-inch diameter.
For more information about the RHS™ Pro Action™ Small Block Ford Windsor and 5.0-liter cylinder heads or any other RHS™ product, call us at 1-877-776-4323, or visit us online at www.racingheadservice.com.
Extend Tire Life, Avoid Replacement Costs Caused by Premature Tire Cracking
(3-13-2006) - Faced with removing tires from service as a result of weather checking, cracking and dry rot? You can’t stop tires from wearing, but the big problem is premature tire degradation caused by ultra-violet (UV) and ozone exposure. The result: tires out of service long before their treads wear out…along with a huge dollar investment in tire replacement. But what can you do about it?
SunBlock For Tires, available from Pro Tech Products, Inc., is specially formulated to block harmful sun and ozone damage. Right now, UV rays are penetrating your tires, attacking rubber ingredients that provide flexibility and resilience. SunBlock For Tires prevents such environmental damage, even after years of exposure, without peeling, cracking or weathering away.
Approved by the U.S. Air Force after extended testing in both the United States and Southeast Asia, SunBlock for Tires was the only product that left tires looking like new after extended periods in hot, UV-intense desert applications.
“Direct sunlight, certain chemicals and areas of high ozone levels will speed tire degradation,” says Richard Zeeb, president of Pro Tech. “The unique formula found in SunBlock For Tires protects against UV and ozone damage for up to five years with one application. It’s a sure-fire way to increase the performance life of your tires plus decrease your tire maintenance costs…all with one quick, inexpensive application.”
SunBlock For Tires effectively extends the performance life of all types of vehicle tires, including farm equipment, construction equipment, recreational vehicles, boat trailers, aviation tires, maintenance equipment, military vehicles and all Federal/State/County/Municipality transport vehicles.
Available in a 32 oz. can and handy 8 oz. kit (which includes an application sponge and spray bottle of specially formulated cleaner/degreaser), SunBlock For Tires can be found at all Camping World retail outlets and at local RV and marine dealers.
For more information on SunBlock For Tires, as well as the complete line of Pro Tech products, visit www.sunblockproducts.com or contact Pro Tech Products direct at P.O. Box 957, Fenton, MI 48430; toll-free: 1-888-810-4492; fax: (810) 714-0733.
Frank Hawley NHRA Drag Racing School Now Using “Better By Design” Jiffy-Tite® Quick-Connect Fluid Fittings
(3-8-2006) - Jiffy-tite® Motorsports is pleased
to announce that the highly popular Frank Hawley NHRA Drag Racing School,
located in Gainesville, FL and Pomona, CA, has converted from traditional
threaded fittings to Jiffy-tite Quick-Connect Fluid Fittings for its Dragster
Adventure, NHRA Bracket, and Super Comp/Super Gas training vehicles. The school,
with over 20 years of continual operations has trained many of today's top
“When you run your driver training vehicles as often as we do, ongoing vehicle maintenance is important. Having fluid fittings that connect and disconnect in seconds is a big help.” said Frank Hawley. “Since the changeover, we have experienced a marked time savings using Jiffy-tite’s Quick- Connect Fluid Fittings. I highly recommend them.”
Unlike traditional threaded fittings, Jiffy-tite Quick-Connect Fluid Fittings easily connect and disconnect in seconds without tools. Developed by racers for racers, these lightweight fittings feature a unique plug and socket assembly that prevents messy leaks and spills and can be used for virtually any fuel, oil or water system.
Rated at 200 psi, they are 100% leak tested and readily available in sizes ranging from -3 AN through -12 AN in straight, 45° and 90°. Radius port o-ring fittings are also now available.
NHRA Pro Stock Champion, Warren Johnson adds, “As a racer, I only choose products that are proven to be reliable. I have tried other quick connect fluid fittings over the years, and the Jiffy-tite product is the only one that holds up under the rigorous demands of the race track.”
For more information, contact Jiffy-tite Motorsports at 888/605-7788, or visit www.jiffy-tite.com. Jiffy-tite Motorsports is located at 4437 Walden Avenue, Lancaster, NY. For more information about the Frank Hawley Driving School, e-mail Frank Hawley at [email protected], or call 866/480-7223.
Weld Announces the New Method Pro-Crusher Series™ Truck Wheel
(3-7-2007) - Weld Wheel Industries is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Method truck wheels for on and off road Pickups and Jeeps. They fit most 6 and 8 lug trucks along with a limited 5 lug offering. They are the new standard for the lifted, 50” tire equipped truck.
These new wheels feature forged, one-piece construction, handsome
cutting-edge styling and unmatched durability. The addition of an optional
Pro-Loc™ “simulated bead-lock” with a brushed finish to the outer rim gives the
Method wheel the ultimate off-road appearance without the legal and maintenance
hassles of true bead-locs™.
When off road you can remove the ring. If you scrape the rim lip on a rock, no problem. You cover the rim lip with the ring when you get back on the highway and the wheel still looks great.
Available in 17, 18, 20 and 22 inch versions up to 12 inches wide, the new PRO-CRUSHER Series™, are purpose-built in the correct widths and offsets to fit many popular import and domestic pickup trucks, and 4x4’S, even those with hard-to-find 8-lug bolt patterns. They are ideal for heavy loads or rugged off-road use in addition to boulevard styling on show trucks.
The strength and durability of the Method makes it a perfect complement to today’s formidable light trucks. When installed on a Silverado, Ram, or Super-Duty Pickup, the PRO-CRUSHER Series™ load capacity of 3200 pounds per wheel (in 8 lug applications) exceeds the vehicle’s rated GVW by a substantial margin, even when towing at the factory-recommended maximum.
The finish on the Method is a new addition for Weld Racing. The wheel is powder coated black for the rugged off-road look that is so popular and as a bonus is easy to clean. With the brushed finish cap and brushed finished simulated bead-loc™ this wheel attracted a lot of attention when it was introduced at the Off Road Impact Show in Las Vegas in January. Now you can attract attention to whatever truck you bolt it on!
They are available in the correct applications for most popular trucks and 4x4’s. For more information, please contact Customer Service at 800/488-9353.
ITW Launches Line of Engine Performance Products For Quick Lube Professionals
(3-1-2006) - Quick Lube Products, Inc., a
division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., has announced the launch of a new line of
premium products designed exclusively for quick lube professionals. The new
line, christened Pro Formula™, consists of six specialty products designed to
maximize vehicle performance and increase fuel efficiency. The six products
include Engine Cleaner, Engine Stop Leak, Fuel Boost, Fuel System Cleaner,
Engine Treatment and Engine Protection.
Studies have shown that dirty fuel injectors alone can cut vehicle mileage by up to 11 percent. Unfortunately, most drivers usually don’t take the time to properly maintain their engines. Now, thanks to Quick Lube’s new Pro Formula line of engine treatments, quick lube professionals can help their customers’ vehicle run smoother and more efficiently, which translates into better performance and improved mileage … and dollars saved.
“Today, more than ever, motorists are looking for convenience,” said Rosemary Torres, Quick Lube Products marketing representative. “So we’re taking the convenience of the quick oil change one step further by introducing these premium engine treatments to quick lube professionals. They’ll provide greater profits for quick lube shops and better performing engines for their customers, which will result in greater customer retention and improved purchasing loyalty. It will also bring quick lube outlets one step closer to becoming true ‘one-stop’ shops.”
For more information on new Pro Formula performance products, contact 800-449-9667 or visit www.pro-formula.com.
Lunati 6.125” Pro Mod Series Rod for LS1 Engines
(3-1-2006) - Lunati is proud to announce the availability of their Pro Mod Series 6.125” rods for the popular LS1 engines, P/N LTE1. Lunati Pro Mod connecting rods are the first choice for many professional engine builders who need a rod capable of withstanding 900 horsepower.
Lunati Pro Mod rods are CNC profiled from aircraft grade 4340 steel to a final rod width of .940. The bushed wrist pin measures .927 and the crank pin end measures 2.100. Lunati Pro Mod rods are stronger and lighter than factory GM rods. The average Lunati LS1 Pro Mod rod weighs 665-670 grams. Each connecting rod utilizes 220,000 psi 7/16” rod bolts to assure proper clamping load.
Lunati maintains the highest tolerances in the industry for center to center distances, rod width, rod offset, large end bore, small end bore, bearing tang location, bend and twist.
Lunati Pro Mod are ideal for turbo and supercharged applications, drag racing, performance street use, off road vehicles, or any other application where only the best will do.
For more information contact LUNATI, 11126 Willow Ridge Drive, Olive Branch, MS 38654. Telephone: 901-365-0950. Or visit us on the web: www.lunaticamshafts.com