Lock And Load
Lock-In-Tool now offers a new and patented tool that simplifies the installation of piston wristpin locks, and reduces labor time to seconds. Lock-In-Tool also helps avoid damage to pistons, broken and bent pin locks, and personal injury. The tools are available for spiral-lock or wire-lock applications, and come in a variety of standard and metric sizes. Lock-In-Tool is made in the U.S. and produced with 4140 hardened steel for repeated professional use, or with lightweight plastic for the do-it-yourself engine builder. Learn more by calling 704/843-5477.
Tie It Together
Air Ride Technologies has added yet another trick piece of hardware to their line of suspension components: new Billet Tie Rod Adjusters. Air Ride Technologies' new aluminum adjusters are strong, easy to adjust, and look cool, too. Large wrench flats on both ends provide an easy way to dial your suspension system's steering to the perfect toe and bumpsteer settings, and the anodized aluminum finish provides long-lasting good looks. Air Ride Technologies offers multiple sizes to fit a wide range of vehicles and lists popular applications on their Web site for easy ordering. For more info, contact Air Ride at 812/482-2932.
New from Mothers is the PowerBall 4paint. Built on technology derived from their PowerBall and PowerBall Mini tools, the new PowerBall 4Paint offers the same ease-of-use and results to help give your vehicle that showroom-quality shine. Whether you are polishing, waxing, or both, hundreds of professional-grade foam fingers on the PowerBall 4Paint provide unmatched coverage and efficiency with the help of your variable-speed drill. Its soft, pliable design makes short work of contoured edges, curves, and other hard-to-reach areas, such as door handles, spoilers, and curved bumpers. Simply attach the PowerBall 4Paint to your drill, position the crown of the ball upwards, and pour a small amount of polish, glaze, wax, or one-step cleaner wax onto the foam. Set your drill speed to "low" and rest the ball on the paint's surface. Using just the weight of the drill, start slowly and the PowerBall 4Paint glides gently and almost effortlessly across the finish. Let the wax product haze, and remove as directed. The end result is more thorough and even coverage in less time and with less effort than applying by hand. The PowerBall 4Paint is washable, reusable, and reversible. Visit www.mothers.com for more info.
Borgeson Universal announces the addition of their all-new aluminum steering pump. The pump is all-new-not a rebuilt-and the aluminum housing saves 15 percent on weight compared to the standard steel pump. This pump can also be pre-set from Borgeson Universal to accommodate racks that require lower pump pressure. Mounting systems and pulleys are also available for a variety of applications. For more information, contact 860/482-8283.
Headed In The Right Direction
Improve the performance of your flathead Ford V-8 while also brightening up its appearance with these new stainless steel flathead headers from Speedway Motors.
Speedway has taken its popular flathead tube headers and made them available in durable and attractive stainless steel. These high-quality headers are polished to a mirror-like shine and have a compact center-dump design that's perfect for most street rods or other applications that do not have stock wishbone-style suspensions. They use common 2 1/2-inch collectors and come complete with gaskets and companion flanges to connect to the exhaust system. Call 800/979-0122 for more info.
Knobs For Knobs
Your ride can now have dash knobs that match your Vintage Air Control unit thanks to Watson's StreetWorks. The new knobs are available in sizes that fit 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch shafts and 10-32 thread. Watson's and Vintage Air worked together to guarantee these billet knobs match their A/C panel knobs to give you a completely uniform, matching interior. For more info, contact Watson's StreetWorks at 860/859-0513.
200 Will Get You 25
New from HTP America is their Invertig 201 AC/DC TIG welder that delivers 200 amps of welding power, yet pulls only 25 amps. Compared to other TIG welders sold today, the Invertig 201 produces almost 10 percent more power while using 60 percent less electricity. The Invertig 201 allows users to vary the AC frequency from 20 Hz to 200 Hz while maintaining a square wave throughout the complete range, providing more control over the arc. Running at higher frequencies (150 to 200 Hz) produces a tighter arc and results in a narrower bead. Balance is also adjustable from 10 to 90 percent. Inverter technology provides a smooth, stable arc, making intricate frame work on mild steel, chrome-moly, stainless steel, and Inconel unusually easy. With variable frequency in AC, the Invertig 201 produces great results when welding thin aluminum. Pulsing, with a frequency from 0.4 to 300 Hz, is standard. The new Invertig 201 weighs just 65 pounds and fits in a cabinet measuring 20 inches long by 91/2 inches wide by 193/4 inches high. The machine comes standard with a 25-foot SR-17 air-cooled TIG torch, a foot pedal with 15-foot cable, and a gas regulator. A lineup of optional accessories is available. For more information on the Invertig 201, contact 800/USA-WELD.
Get In Gear
The new Richmond Super Street Transmission, a five-speed tranny, is a high-performance manual transmission designed to be a bolt-in replacement for Ford, GM, and Mopar vehicles. The Super Street is fully rated at 600 lb-ft of torque to confidently handle the demands of street performance and other high-performance applications. Ratios are available for smooth and aggressive acceleration: First Gear 3.33:1 or 2.89:1, Second Gear 1.85:1, Third Gear 1.31:1, Fourth Gear 1:1, and Fifth Gear (overdrive) 0.77:1.
The Super Street comes standard with a long shifter for the ultimate in shift performance and durability. For more information, contact Richmond Gear 864/843-9231.
Not Exactlyice Caps
Mar-K now makes bedside hole caps with a 12 volt, 19-LED, "super bright" bulb in the middle of the hole cap. Caps are available in three colors: white, red, or amber. One can select white for backup lights or amber for turn signals, and the red lamp is dual intensity for applications combining running lamp with turn signal or brake lights. All lighted hole caps come with approximately 10-inch pigtail wires. These hole caps are available to fit '41-87 GM Stepsides, '51-72 Ford Flaresides, and '53-85 Dodge Stepsides. These aluminum caps are made to fit in the ends of the bed sides, and a rubber O-ring aids in installation and helps the caps stay in place. Smooth, reflector, and embossed Bow Tie styles are also available. For more info, contact Mar-K Quality Parts at 405/721-7945.