Performance Online has expanded their classic truck product line by offering their new rear-mount aluminum fuel tank for 1973-87 Chevrolet C-10/C-20 trucks. These fuel tanks go behind the rear axle, offer increased fuel capacity and safety, and replace the factory-recalled side-saddle tank. Made of heavy-gauge aluminum, they offer a lightweight design and are fully baffled. The new tank is 20-gallon aluminum, includes all mounting hardware, and is available in bed-fill or side-fill configurations. For more information, contact Performance Online at 800-638-1703, or visit www.performanceonline.com.
The Doc Is In
The Drill Doctor DD500X is a drill bit sharpener for the serious do-it-yourselfer. The Drill Doctor is designed to restore dull or broken drill bits. Its compact design is built tough to last and is backed by a three-year warranty. The Drill Doctor will sharpen the largest ranges and most popular sizes of dull or broken drill bits-including split points, which create a self-centering bit for less drill bit wandering. The Drill Doctor is fast and easy to use-you can sharpen bits with precision in less than 60 seconds. For more information, call 800-597-6170 or visit www.drilldoctor.com.
K Marks The Spot
MAR-K Quality Parts now makes a Dodge tailgate that fits 1953-85 Dodge Utiline (Stepside) pickups with 54-inch-wide beds and '53-68 Dodge Power Wagons. The new MAR-K tailgate has an embossed pattern without the script and is made of 16-gauge electrogalvanized steel. The tailgates include accurate bends and dimensions and are quality reproductions of the original Dodge '72-85 tailgates. Tailgate chains and hinges are also available. For further information, contact MAR-K Quality Parts at 405-721-7945, or visit www.mar-k.com.
Modernize your 1947-87 classic Chevy and GMC truck while improving your safety with Brothers' new external lighting. The Euro-style crystal clear headlights are designed for maximum light output. They include a high-efficiency white halogen bulb that is DOT and SAE approved. Out back, the new Brothers super bright LEDs will set your truck apart from the rest. With epoxy-coated circuit boards, you can install them and never have to think about your taillights fading into the night again. For more info, contact Brothers at 800-977-2767, or visit www.brotherstrucks.com.
Quick Fuel Technology has just released their new 750-cfm E85 performance carburetor. These high-performance carbs feature a billet throttle body with a multilink, tunable, mechanical secondary activation. Teflon-coated throttle shafts feature low-profile buttonhead screws and stainless steel throttle plates. Quick Fuel equips their E85 carbs with dual inlets for superior fuel flow and clear-sight windows for easy float level adjustment. Because E85 requires more fuel flow than conventional gasoline, Quick Fuel calibrates the dedicated billet metering blocks (also available as a separate kit, PN 34-106) and adjusts air-bleed sizes and power-valve settings at the factory for easy tuning. Special bullet-type stainless steel needle and seat assemblies prevent sticking caused by fuel contaminants. Since ethanol can deteriorate rubber components, special E85-resistant GFLT accelerator pump diaphragms are used. The Quick Fuel Technology aluminum fuel bowls are specially coated for corrosion protection; specialty composition floats are alcohol-resistant and have a longer stainless steel hinge for improved leverage to close the larger needle and seat. All claims by manufacturer. For more information, contact Quick Fuel Technology at 270-793-0900, www.quickfueltechnology.com.
Eagle One has made tire cleaning as easy as it gets with their new one-step Tire Detailer featuring a unique gel formula that achieves a high-gloss, long-lasting shine that only takes minutes to apply. Just squeeze the ergonomically shaped bottle to saturate the foam applicator with the gel formula and apply directly to the tires-no more spraying and rubbing. The Tire Detailer applicator's contoured shape helps ensure an even application on any tire size with no messy hands or dripping, and it will dress up to 40 tires. Tire Detailer is available at leading automotive parts retailers and mass merchandisers. For further information, call 800-432-4531, or visit www.eagleone.com.
Throw It Out
McLeod's new hydraulic throwout bearing assembly is perfect for both stock and custom applications, and it eliminates the need to fabricate a custom linkage. These new McLeod bearings feature CNC-machined hard-anodized billet aluminum collars, swivel elbow fittings, and AN4 steel braided Teflon inner lines that are rated to 2,500 psi. Combined with McLeod's external slave cylinder, it's the perfect setup for vehicles that need to have the engine removed for clutch or transmission maintenance. Applications include the bolt-on style for GM and Ford vehicles and the slip-on style for Chrysler products. For more information, contact McLeod Industries at 714-630-3668, or visit www.mcleodind.com.
Color Me Bad
The distinctive 91-Series Billet Solid model wheel by Wheel Vintiques is now available with accents in a dozen powdercoated colors, including yellow, camel, cream, green, red, blue, and black, as well as fully polished. With its polished aluminum rim, painted "solid" center section, and choice of various caps, the Billet Solid combines classic good looks with rim diameters up to 18 inches to take advantage of contemporary tire technology. The wheels are offered in many popular widths and rear spacing options, with either a dual-drilled 5 on 4 1/2, 4 3/4, or 5 on 135mm bolt circle for late-model drivelines, plus 5 on 5 1/2 inches for early Fords. For additional information, get a hold of Wheel Vintiques at 559-251-6957, or visit www.wheelvintiques.com.
Bow tie Required
The Filling Station now has new reproductions of the 1956 red Bow Tie and the '57 black Bow Tie V-8 hood emblems for Chevy trucks. These high-quality chrome emblems come with finely detailed painting that will enhance your vintage restoration. Each emblem also comes complete with mounting hardware. To learn more, contact The Filling Station at 800-841-6622, www.fillingstation.com.