Wheel Of The Month-The AC III
Team III Wheels makes its AC III wheel with a five-lug bolt pattern that looks ideal on a Cobra replica. They also look fantastic on vintage haulers. It comes standard with a polished aluminum rim and a light matte-finish aluminum center section. The two-piece construction allows the offset to be varied in manufacturing by moving the center forward or backward before final welding, for perfect fitment in the fender wells. An authentic-looking three-ear knock off center (shown) is available in polished or matte finish at extra cost. Wheels are available in most five-lug bolt patterns, and in 15x7-inch all the way to 17x11-inch. For more information, contact Team III Wheels, Dept. CCT, 1965 West 140, San Leandro, CA 94577; call (510) 895-8880; visit www.team3wheels.com.
The Spectrum 1000 Plasma Cutter
Designed for superior cutting and gouging, the new Spectrum 1000 from Miller Electric offers increased flexibility with Auto-Line primary power-management technology. Auto-Line allows automatic connection to any primary input voltage from 208 to 575 volts, single- or three- phase, 50 to 60 Hz. Also, the patented Ultra-Quick Connect torch allows for the fastest plasma torch connection and removal in the industry. Auto-Refire technology automatically controls the pilot arc when cutting expanded metal or multiple pieces of metal, reducing operator fatigue. For more information, contact Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Dept. CCT, P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058; call (800) 426-4553; visit www.millerwelds.com.
Make Your Mopar Mill Roar
How to Build Big-Inch Mopar Small-Blocks is the only book to describe "big-inch" techniques and the only current small-block Chrysler performance book. The book is 144 pages and has 350 black-and-white photos. Author Jim Szilagyi is a performance specialist for Dodge Motorsports and Mopar Performance Parts. He covers building big-inchers from Mopar 318/340/360ci LA or Magnum 5.2-5.9L engines, using both factory and aftermarket parts. For more information, contact CarTech Auto Books & Manuals, Dept. CCT, 39966 Grand Ave., North Branch, MN 55056; visit www.cartechbooks.com.
Neat Lever Makes Latch Release That Much Better
Watson's StreetWorks provides a new interior door release kit in eight different styles, called the Neat Lever Latch Release Kit for bear-claw-style latches. This two-door kit includes billet levers, cable, connectors, a bell-crank, studs, and hardware for mounting and attachment to your bear-claw-style latches. This is high quality, like you've come to expect from all Watson's StreetWorks products. For more information, contact Watson's StreetWorks, Dept. CCT, P.O. Box 270, Bozrah, CT 06334; call (860) 859-0513; visit www.watsons-streetworks.com.
Chevy/GMC Tubular Lower Control Arms
Performance Online has new Chevy/GMC tubular lower control arms for the '63-72 trucks. The control arms work great with lowered trucks. They correct the camber, ball-joint angle, and ground-clearance problems often found when using a drop spindle or lowered coil spring. There's an extra 2.0 degrees of caster to make the vehicle drive straight and true. These arms are made of .188-wall DOM tubing and come with factory cross-shafts, making replacements a snap. For more information, contact Performance Online, Dept. CCT, 2572 E. Fender Ave., Unit A, Fullerton, CA 92831; call (800) 638-1703; visit www.performanceonline.com.
Keep Tabs on Your Automatic Transmission
Knowledge is power, and not knowing your transmission is running excessively hot is the number one reason automatic transmissions fail. TCI's electric transmission-temperature gauge helps signal problems before they turn into major transmission disasters. Featuring an attractive, easy-to-read illuminated face, the TCI electric transmission temperature gauge comes with all the necessary parts for easy installation. For more information, contact TCI Automotive, Dept. CCT, 151 Industrial Dr., Ashland, MS 38603; call (662) 224-8972; visit www.tciauto.com.
Your Truck Won't Slip With Detroit Locker's Truetrac Limited-Slip Differential
The Detroit Truetrac performs like an open differential under normal driving conditions and automatically transfers torque to the wheel with better traction when ground conditions call for it. Because of the proven helical-gear design, maintenance is not required; there are no clutches, cones, or friction plates to wear out, and no friction modifier to add. Available in a multitude of rearend applications, the Detroit Truetrac is a proven choice for a high-performance limited-slip differential. For more information, contact Detroit Locker, Dept. CCT, 31900 Sherman Ave., Madison Heights, MI 48071; call (800) 328-3850; visit www.detroitlocker.com.
Edelbrock Ultra Limited Edition 383 Stroker Engine
Limited to 250 engines produced, Edelbrock's SS383 crate engine delivers out-of-the-box performance. Edelbrock has taken many of its parts and put them together in this timeless piece-designed with looks, performance, and a sense of history. The powerplant produces 460 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. For more information, contact Edelbrock Corp., Dept. CCT, 2700 California St., Torrance, CA 90503; call (310) 781-2222; visit www.edelbrock.com.
An EZ Fit Steering Shaft
Flaming River's EZ Fit steering shafts deliver precise steering control to all types of cars and light trucks using a two-joint steering system-with a user-friendly, no-cut installation. The EZ Fit shafts install with simple hand tools in less than an hour. Simply attach one U-joint to the steering box or rack, compress the spring and attach the other U-joint to the steering column, and tighten the setscrews. For more information, contact Flaming River Industries, Dept. CCT, 800 Poertner Dr., Berea, OH 44017; call (800) 648-8022; visit www.flamingriver.com.