Thrust With Thrush
If you're looking for a slip-fit, bolt-on exhaust system with custom features and an aggressive sound, Thrush has released a performance exhaust system for '66-72 Chevrolet C10/C20 and GMC C15/C25 truck models. The new Thrush C1500 systems include 2.5-inch smooth-bend fully aluminized tubing, an H-pipe, and all the required hangers, brackets, and other hardware. The new exhaust system also features a set of Thrush Turbo mufflers. The Thrush Turbo mufflers utilize a high-flow design with reversible flow chambers, time-tested spun-locked heads, and all-aluminized materials. For more information on Thrush systems please call 734/384-7806, or visit www.thrushexhaust.com.
We've all been frustrated with a bolt located in such a tight space you can't possibly get a ratchet on it. Not a problem anymore with Proform Parts Socket Assist. Each patented Socket Assist has a 12-point end to facilitate finger turning until snug. The Socket Assist also allows using a combination wrench that's equal to or smaller than the socket drive size. They are available in 1/4x1/4, 1/4x3/8 and 3/8x3/8-inch sizes. Also, the Socket Assist allows a large spark plug socket with a 3/8-inch drive opening to be turned by a small 1/4-inch open end or ratchet wrench. The tool's non-12-point end has a 1/4- or 3/8-inch square drive with a spring-loaded detent ball that secures the socket. All three sizes are included in the self-sealing blister pack. For additional information, contact Proform at 586/774-2500, or visit www.proformparts.com.
Wipe On, Wipe Off
New Port Engineering introduces this complete Clean Wipe System for '40-47 Ford Trucks. The system features linkage-driven dual wipers, a single heavy-duty 12-volt self-parking motor, transmission, brackets, escutcheon plates, arms, and blades. New Port also supplies their exclusive drill fixture to simplify installation of the dual-blade system. Options include an intermittent delay switch, a washer pump kit, and stainless wiper arms and blades. Call New Port Engineering at 800/829-1929, or visit www.newportwipers.com for more information.
Bruce Horkey's Wood & Parts has become a premier source for pickup truck wood bed replacement parts. Their own in-house wood finishing operation has required an exhaustive search for the best products available, and now they're making their Old Masters Gel Stains available to all. Old Masters products have allowed Horkey's to consistently achieve the tonal color and quality of exotic hardwoods from their Ash and Oak wood products. While varnish alone will warm and highlight the natural colors of the wood and give protection from the elements, these special stains give a more even color tone, while providing additional UV protection that varnish alone cannot provide. Old Masters stains also allow you to select a complementary color for the wood that allows better blending with your interior or exterior paint. For more information, call Horkey's at 507/831-5625, or visit www.horskeyswoodandparets.com.
Tired of that horsepower-robbing compressor stealing your engine's thunder? Classic Auto Air's high-performance Sanden rotary compressor conversion kit will save horsepower and weight, improve fuel efficiency, and look cool doing it- even at up to 6,000 rpm. The Sanden kit is also a great start to converting to 134a. Complete bolt-on kits, with no modifications, are available for most '60s to early '80s General Motors trucks. Ford and Mopar kits are available too. For more information, contact Classic Auto Air at 813/251-2356, or visit www.classicautoair.com.
The Glass House
Brothers carries the complete line of replacement glass for your '47-87 Chevy and GM truck applications. Each piece of glass is the same thickness as original and is available in clear or green tint. Some models are even available in a 35 percent gray tint. Don't forget, Brothers also carries a line of custom glass that includes one-piece side glass for '55-59 and '67-87 applications, as well as one-piece windshield glass for '47-53 applications. Contact Brother's at 800/977-2767, or visit www.brotherstrucks.com for more information.
Pump It Up
New from Edelbrock are the Victor Series billet aluminum mechanical fuel pumps. Constructed of quality 6061-T6 aluminum, these new billet fuel pumps are fully CNC-machined for exact tolerances and dependable performance. A stronger mount adds to the pump's toughness and gives peace of mind for demanding racers and street enthusiasts. Each Victor fuel pump is clear anodized for a long-lasting appearance and features high-quality stainless steel ARP fasteners. The 5/8-18" inlet and outlet come with -8AN fittings installed to provide increased flow over street fuel pumps, and the base can be rotated to allow for added flexibility with various fuel line inlet/outlet configurations. All pumps include a copper crush washer for a leak-proof connection. These Victor Series billet aluminum pumps produce 8.5-9 psi and require a pressure regulator such as Edelbrock's Fuel Pressure Regulator #8190 or #1727. Each Victor Series billet aluminum fuel pump is clear anodized with the Edelbrock logo laser engraved on the pump body. For use with gasoline or alcohol, these pumps are currently offered for the most popular Chevy, Ford, and Chrysler applications. For more information, call Edelbrock at 310/416-8628, or visit www.edelbrock.com.
HTP America Inc. announces a new video specially created to quickly bring novice welders up to speed on TIG welding. This 70-minute instructional video, "Welcome to the World of TIG Welding," is a visual textbook on TIG welding. This new TIG video gives an in-depth explanation, as well as examples, of the entire TIG-welding process. Not only does it help viewers select the right machine for their specific applications, it also provides a through-the-helmet view of the actual welding process-from running a bead to butt, lap, and fillet welding in both aluminum and steel. The video also covers TIG torches, remote amperage control, different arc starting methods, slope up and down, as well as post flow, final current, and pulsing. The video provides an in-depth discussion on AC frequency and balance, two features found on inverter TIG welders. Available in DVD format. For more information, contact HTP America Inc. at 800/872-9353, or visit www.usaweld.com.
Tach One Up
Enthusiasts who appreciate the nostalgic chrome styling of '50s and '60s automobiles will find much to like about Sunpro's new Super Tach III Value Pack, featuring Sunpro's new 5-inch Super Tach III and a Sunpro Custom Line Triple Gauge Kit. Sunpro's Super Tach III, the successor to the Sun Super Tach II, is sheathed in a solid metal casing decked with a reflective chrome finish. Aerodynamic relief vents adorn each side of the parabola-shaped housing, accentuating its streamline styling. The Triple Gauge Kit features a chrome Custom Line oil pressure gauge, water/oil temperature gauge, and voltmeter-all conveniently housed within a chrome-mounting panel for easy installation under a vehicle's dashboard or in the center console. It comes complete with the capillary tubing, NPT thread, and adapters required for installation. All Sunpro tachs incorporate vibration-proof, air-core meter movement to ensure the pointer responds rapidly to system changes for a precise reading. They are factory calibrated and certified and are backed by a full one-year warranty. The Sunpro Super Tach III Value Pack can be purchased from leading automotive performance suppliers. For a location near you, visit www.sunpro.com and select the "Where to Buy" link.