Mar-K now makes Chevrolet and GMC Stepside tailgates modified with hidden latches and link assemblies. These excellent quality tailgates are GM Licensed Parts-available with or without the script. The latches are inside the tailgate with only the knob visible on the inside. This tailgate is perfect for those who want the traditional tailgate without the chains, which are noisy and sometimes damage the paint finish. The tailgates are made from 16-gauge electro-galvanized steel. Included with the tailgate is a customizing kit to convert stock bed sides to work with the hidden latches and links. For further information, contact Mar-K Quality Parts at 405/721-7945.
Cut It Out
Race Ready Performance now offers electric exhaust cutouts. Depending on the vehicle's exhaust system, Race Ready Performances' kits come complete with one or two cutouts, wiring harness, switch, installation hardware, and instructions. The cutouts range in size from 21/2 to 5 inches in diameter. Race Ready uses T6061 billet aluminum and 304 stainless steel in the construction of their cutouts. They also offer a lifetime warranty on all cutouts.
"We are so confident in our product that we back it with the RRP Lifetime Warranty," said Steve Garske, owner of Race Ready Performance. "If there's ever a problem with one of our products while the original purchaser owns it, we will replace or repair it. That's anything short of physical damage."
For more information, contact Race Ready at 866/722-3732.
Don't Regress, Compress
Tired of that horsepower-robbing compressor stealing your engine's thunder? Classic Auto Air's high-performance Sanden compressor upgrade kit is designed to save more than twice the horsepower and weight, and improve fuel efficiency-even at up to 6,000 rpm. The kit is also a great start to converting to 134a. Complete bolt-on kits for most '60s to early '80s General Motors trucks are available, as well as Ford and Mopar kits, too. For more information, call Classic Auto Air at 813/251-2356.
Color Me Bad
Dolphin Instruments announces two new additions to their line to equip your ride with the style and look you're after. Already established with various gauges for an abundance of classic trucks, they are now expanding into new colors. They offer their quad gauges in the black face red needle, and gold bezel beige quad gauges. To learn more about the Dolphin gauges, contact them at 386/437-1944.
Use The Force Luke, The Force
Designed for small-block Chevy applications, these exciting new Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger Kits deliver seat-of-the-pants performance right off idle. At 5 pounds of boost, these kits are capable of over 500 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque on premium pump gas. Each Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger Kit includes the Magnuson 5th-generation MP122 supercharger packaged with Edelbrock intake manifold, drive pulleys, belt, and all necessary items to install on your small-block Chevy. Utilizing the durability-proven Eaton(r) rotor assembly, these kits are proven to deliver OE-reliability with aftermarket performance. Twelve kits are offered for standard 23-degree heads or Edelbrock E-Tec/GM Vortec cylinder heads with a host of options, including: natural or polished aluminum finish, with or without carburetor and four kits specifically engineered for use with a Billet Specialties Tru-Trac serpentine drivebelt system available exclusively through Edelbrock. An optional Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS 800-cfm carburetor is pre-calibrated for use right out of the box. The Magnuson MP122 Roots-type supercharger features a built-in bypass that virtually eliminates parasitic power loss at low-rpm, part-throttle operations. For enthusiasts who want the ultimate in out-of-the-box performance, the new E-Force Supercharger Kit is also available in a complete Edelbrock E-Force RPM 350 Chevy Crate Engine package. For more information, call Edelbrock at 800/416-8628.
Give It To YA Straight
Using coiled tubing to make stock or custom hard lines just became easier with Classic Tube's new Tube Straightener Tool. Most do-it-yourselfers and professional fabricators prefer to start with straight lengths to create hydraulic lines for their projects, and this handy tool accomplishes that in minutes. This tool will straighten light-wall tubing from 3/16 to 1/2-inch OD. Using the tool is easy. Simply use the bracket to secure the tool in position with a vise. Feed the tubing into one end of the Tube Straightener and straight tubing will come out the other end. Just cut to the length you need. It's a no-brainer and this Tube Straightener Tool will save you time and money on all types of tubing fabrication projects. For more information, call Classic Tube at 800/882-3711.
Bigger Is Better
New from Classic Performance Products are their new big-bore metric caliper. The caliper is an all-new design to replace the popular small-piston GM metric (S-10) caliper. The new caliper has various improvements and features: the bore size has been increased to offer more than a 20 percent increase in stopping power, the casting has been cleaned up to make chrome, powdercoat, or custom painting look even better, and extra ribs have been added internally, while unnecessary weight was removed. This new caliper is also universal and can be used on the left and right sides because the bleed screw and banjo fitting can be installed into either position. This caliper is lighter, stronger, has more stopping power, is universal, and fits any application that uses the small GM metric (S-10) caliper. CPP's calipers have all-new parts and come loaded with standard D154 brake pads, clips, slide pins, banjo bolts, washers, and bleeder screws. These calipers can replace D154-type GM metric calipers ('78-88 midsize and '83-02 S-10) used on most Mustang II conversions. Call CCP at 714/522-2000 for more info.
Need to replace your turn signal switch on your '54-59 Chevy or GMC truck but have a worn-out housing? No worries anymore, Brothers Trucks now offers a replacement turn signal assembly for your '54-59 Chevy and GMC trucks. Each brand-new assembly comes with the outer steering column housing and has the turn signal switch pre-installed. For more information, call Brothers at 800/977-2767.
New from Old Speed Hot Rods are these machined aluminum hinges. The hinges are handmade from 6061 aluminum. They make them for all Model A and later pickups, and they are also available in 3-hinge sets for '32 pickups. All hardware is included in polished stainless. Have a special application? No problem, they'll make stock replacements with this style for any tailgate you have (if you send yours in for patterns). For more information, contact Old Speed Hot Rods, Inc. at 562/432-3800.