Rock You Like A Hurricane
Professional Products has introduced its new Super Hurricane intake manifold. The new manifold features an extra-large plenum and specially shaped high-flow runners, which makes it a viable choice for Chevy small-block engines displacing over 420ci on gas or over 350ci on alcohol. The Super Hurricane is also available with injector bosses for those using fuel injection. The Super Hurricane manifold is available with a polished or satin finish and is priced for the budget-minded performance enthusiast. For more information, contact Professional Products at 323-779-2020, www.professional-products.com.
New from D & H Heat Technology, Inc. is KoolMat insulation. The new KoolMat insulation offers truck owners good news for those GM starters that won't restart from header heat. The new 10,000-degree KoolMat Starter Kit helps solve high heat problems and the breakdown of starters. The KoolMat material is die-cut 6x22-inch and wraps around the starter. It also features a 27-inch stainless tie strap that secures the kit. The KoolMat material is a thin .070 cured composite of fiberglass and silicone, and it is weather resistant, abrasion resistant, and it won't outgas or mildew. The material is also very flexible, washable, and it conforms to contours, which makes for easy installation. All claims by the manufacturer. For more info, contact D & H Heat Technology, Inc. at 877-566-5369, www.koolmat.com.
Quick Fuel Technology now offers its new Quick Link throttle control system. These rebuild and conversion kits are available for all 4150-style four-barrel carbs with mechanical secondaries. Each kit includes slabbed Teflon-coated throttle shafts, high-flow button-head throttle plate screws, Teflon bearing ribbons, and three different linkage rods that control when the secondary throttle shaft opens. The standard gold link opens the primary venturies 40 percent before opening the secondary plates. The black super-progressive link opens the primaries 60 percent before opening the secondaries. The silver 1-to-1 link opens both primaries and secondaries at the same time. These links are changeable in seconds with only a pair of pliers, with the carb still mounted on the intake manifold. Use the standard link for normal street driving. Switch to the super-progressive link at the strip to prevent the car from creeping as you run up against the converter before launch. Headed to the road course? Install the 1-to-1 link for precision throttle control. The Teflon shaft coating and Teflon bearing ribbons keep throttle effort light and provide an excellent seal against air and debris. All claims by the manufacturer. For more information, contact Quick Fuel Technology at 270-793-0900, www.quickfueltechnology.com.
The Fairlane Company now has a new grille valance pan to give '53-56 Ford trucks the smoothie look. The fiberglass replica is designed and produced to reflect the same quality as the original part. The new pan is designed for trucks without a bumper. The new grille valance pan mounts in place of the bumper. For more info, contact the Fairlane Company at 248-676-9293, www.fairlanecompanymi.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create your own exhaust system with Classic Tube's large-diameter stainless steel tubing. Classic Tube's stainless steel exhaust tube parts are available in straight lengths, mandrel-bent U-bends (180 degrees), J-bends (180 degrees), and 90-, 45-, and 15-degree bends. The 16-gauge (.065) tubing is made from 304 stainless steel. The straight-length stainless tubes are offered in 3/4-inch to 5-inch outside diameters. Straight lengths are sold by the foot and cut to the length you specify. Bends are available in diameters from 3/4 inch to 5 inches depending on the angle and various leg lengths. And for the custom touch, these stainless steel parts can be buffed and polished to a high luster by the end user. Classic Tube exhaust tube parts can be ordered individually, or in a 12-piece DIY Exhaust Kit that contains two 5-foot straight lengths, two 15-degree bends, two 45-degree bends, four 90-degree bends, and two 180-degree U-bends. This kit can be ordered in 2 1/2-inch, 3-inch, or 3 1/2-inch diameters. For more information, call 800-882-3711, or visit www.classictube.com.
Ice, Ice, Baby
Tired of sweating as you drive your classic truck? Classic Auto Air can solve that problem. Their Perfect Fit series of climate control systems has been expanded to cover '47-73 Chevy trucks and '48-72 Ford trucks. These systems are easy to install, fit great, and provide the fastest cooldown in the industry. All claims by manufacturer. For more information, contact Classic Auto Air at 813-251-2356, www.classicautoair.com.
Hot Off The Grille
New from The Filling Station is their 1957 Chevy truck original-style grille assembly. The new grille is designed to factory specs and is finished with a quality chrome finish. The assembly is also designed to mount in the correct location with ease. For more info, contact The Filling Station at 800-841-6622, www.fillingstation.com.
Highway 22 Kit
American Autowire introduces the Highway 22 Ford Connection Kit. This kit is an add-on purchased separately in addition to American Autowire's venerable Highway 22 Wiring Kit. It allows owners of Ford vehicles to more easily connect the Highway 22 Kit to their vehicles. The add-on kit includes a Ford-style ignition switch with a bezel and retaining nut, Ford keys, an alternator harness for the popular Ford 3G alternator, and a Ford Duraspark ignition harness with a ballast resistor. The kit also includes fully illustrated, full-color, and detailed instructions on installing the kit with the Highway 22 chassis wiring system. For more, contact 800-482-9473, or visit www.americanautowire.com.
World Products announces its latest offering for the venerable small-block Chevrolet engine: a highly refined Vortec-style aluminum head. The new 355-T6 aluminum alloy head features a 23-degree valve angle and is compatible with all standard Chevrolet valvetrain components. With Vortec-style "quick burn" 64cc combustion chambers and 215cc intake runners, this head is ideally suited to a wide range of engine combinations. Add in 2.080-inch-diameter intake valves and 1.600-inch exhaust valves, and the Motown 23-degree 215 clearly provides an excellent balance of flow and velocity. The new head also features fully machined valve-cover rails with perimeter-style attachment for leak-free sealing, and universal end pads to accommodate both early- and late-model accessories. The 23-degree Vortec-style heads are offered bare or in complete assemblies that include genuine Manley stainless steel valves and ARP hardware. They are offered with several spring packages to accommodate camshafts with lifts to .700-inch. All claims by manufacturer. For additional information, call World Products at 631-981-1918, or visit www.worldcastings.com.