Now In 3D
New from Billet 3D are billet inserts for '55-'59 Chevy trucks. The new inserts come highly polished and feature recessed gauges for the speedo, oil, temp, volt, and fuel gauges. The inserts also feature turn signals and high-beam lighting. The inserts are available in 3 1/8-inch and 3 3/38-inch Auto Meter sizes. The inserts come ready to install right out of the box, and all necessary hardware is included. For more information, contact Billet 3D at 951/283-6608, or visit www.billet3d.com
Tow Away The Stone
Want to tow with your classic '67-'72 GM truck without that ugly hitch hanging down below your bumper? Early Classic Enterprises has just the answer: a Class 4 hidden receiver hitch that mounts behind your factory chrome rear bumper. The hitch remains hidden until needed, and you simply flip up the license plate and insert the extended ball mount when you're ready to tow. These powdercoated hitches are available for pickups, Blazers, and Suburbans, and come with all necessary hardware and instructions.
Wooden You Like To Have It?
Juliano's has a new woodgrain wheel created entirely by an in-house process right in its Ellington, Connecticut-facility. These are not mass-produced steering wheels clapped out in a factory. Every Juliano's wheel is handbuilt by in-house artisans. The wheels are made using a state-of-the-art polycarbonate "finger-grip" outer rim and a polished aluminum or stainless center. The woodgrain and "mile-deep" clear finish are achieved using a proprietary in-house process that produces a spectacular woodgrain wheel that looks like real wood, but will look new practically forever. The new 15-inch woodgrain wheel mounts to any standard 9-bolt adapter, or can be ordered with the proper adapter for your steering column. A variety of horn button kits are also available. For more information, call Juliano's at 800/300-1932, or visit www.julianos.com
New from Snap-On Tools is their Quick Set electronic torque wrench. The new torque wrench is ideal for wheel mounting. It offers five pre-sets for the most common lug nut torque: 80, 100, 120, 140, and 150 ft-lb. The wrench is accurate to 2 percent. A Yellow-Green-Red light visual indication lets the operator know when the preset is reached, and a lockout feature can prevent unwanted preset changes. Find out more by visiting www.snapon.com
, contacting your local Snap-On representative, or by calling 877/762-7662.
Flaming River Industries introduces an OEM-based keyless electronic ignition system that delivers convenience and security for all trucks. The system uses a small security fob that interfaces with onboard electronic circuitry to identify the user and release the vehicle's start and accessory circuits. A lithium watch battery powers the compact keyless fob. The security fob activates when the driver is within close proximity to the vehicle, allowing the system to power up. To start the vehicle, the driver pushes the illuminated start button, which is installed wherever convenient. To assure vehicle security and prevent unauthorized starting, the onboard electronic module uses a rotating random access code that interfaces only to the specific fob for the vehicle. The electronic module is compact and can be positioned in many locations within the vehicle. It requires a fused power source, a connection to the vehicle starter circuit, and a stable ground. In the event of loss of battery power in the starter fob, simply place the fob adjacent to the starter button and microwave codes from the card will activate the system and allow it to start the vehicle. Walking away from the vehicle shuts off the ignition. For further information, call Flaming River at 800/648-0822, or visit www.flamingriver.com
It Needs More Flare!
Classic Tube has every flaring tool needed for stainless steel end-forming. Do-it-yourselfers can create accurate, concentric flares with these new tools. The Classic Tube Universal Hydraulic Flaring Tool Kit fabricates single and double flares, bubble flares, push-connect flares, hose flares, and GM fuel line flares from 3/16- to 1/2-inch. Create flares for brake lines, fuel lines, transmission lines, vacuum, oil, coolant, hydraulic, or other custom hard line applications. The tool and all of its clamp and flare dies are custom-fitted and stored in a tough, molded carrying case. For more information, call Classic Tube at 716/759-1088, or visit www.classictube.com
New from Zoops is their POSI-TRAK Serpentine belt system for Ford 289, 302, and 351 motors. Zoops' POSI-TRAK system consists of polished 6061-T6 aluminum bracketry, a polished aluminum faceplate with unique CNC-machined pocketing, Zoops' exclusive Forgelite Pulleys hardened to a T6 condition, a polished OEM spring belt tensioner, a polished Sanden SD-7 air conditioning compressor, a new PowerMaster chrome 110-amp alternator, a new aluminum heavy-duty water pump, two polished idler pulleys for maximum belt grip, high-grade fasteners, a high-quality serpentine belt, and a GM type 2 remote power steering pump calibrated to flow 900 psi. The system is also available without power steering. Best of all, this system positions all the components as close as possible to the center of the motor. This keeps the alternator, A/C compressor, power steering pump, and spring tensioner within the confines of the motor's perimeter. The use of two idler pulleys allows for maximum belt contact and ultimate belt performance. The faceplate has been designed for maximum strength, stability, and eye-catching appeal. For more info, contact Zoops at 951/922-2396, or visit www.zoops.com
Installing a small- or big-block Chevy V-8 into your '55-'59 Chevy pickup doesn't need to be difficult. Speedway Motors' Chevy pickup engine mounts are designed for simple, straightforward installation. The frame brackets bolt to your truck's framerails, while the engine brackets bolt to small- or big-block Chevy V-8 engine blocks with the common side engine mounts. A heavy-duty rubber cushion is sandwiched between the two brackets to absorb vibrations. For more information, call Speedway at 800/979-0122, or visit www.speedwaymotors.com
Hang It Up
Chev's of the 40's now offers '47-'55 Chevy truck upper and lower door hinges. No more hunting swap meets and salvage yards only to find not-so-great used hinges. These new hinges are exact replicas of the original pieces and are made to bolt right in. For more information, call Chev's of the 40's at 360/816-0211, or visit www.chevsofthe40s.com