Kugel Komponents now offers a very practical stainless steel shift arm kit that fits TH-200, TH-350, TH-400, 700-R4, 4L60, 4L60E, and 4L80E transmissions. It is the proper linkage kit to connect your floor or column shifter to the listed transmissions. The shift arm features 48-splines which allow for a full 360 degree rotation. Plus, the ball-pivot rod end can be locked into the slotted arm to adjust for a longer or shorter stroke. Each kit includes a billet aluminum splined button (which fits over the existing selector shaft), a mated splined stainless steel shift arm, column bushing, and two ball-pivot joints. Your choice of a 10- to 17-inch–short or 17- to 23-inch–long threaded stainless steel connecting rod and all necessary mounting hardware.
If Your Truck Could Dream
Two classic truck lovers have introduced a new line of art posters that pay tribute to both the wonderful old trucks and the classic racing posters of the same era. Of course, very few trucks were ever actually entered in the grand races of LeMans, Monaco, Grand Prix, Budapest…but every old truck is entitled to dream.
Classic Truck Posters is the brainchild of John and Susan Hansen who love old trucks and are in the process of restoring a 1953 International Harvester R-112 Series pickup.
The site offers an ever-expanding garage of classic trucks, starting with an exhaustive collection of Internationals and moving on to Fords, Chevys, Dodges, Studes, Willys, and more to come down the road.
All posters are printed 18 x 24 on quality poster stock with 80-year inks and can be shipped within the USA for a flat rate of $10 or worldwide for a slightly higher charge.
Performance Automatic has developed a simple and easy way to control the lock up on your GM 200-4R or 700-R4 transmission.
The “Pro Shift E” is a completely solid state adjustable on-delay timer relay. Activated by either 12+ or ground this gives you a variable control when your torque converter locks up. With a single turn potentiometer, it is easy to adjust and gives you a time range from 0 to 10 seconds and comes complete with its own wiring harness.
The PA11400 “Pro Shift E” lockup delay box comes complete with its own wiring harness.
As every truck lover knows, improving a vehicle’s appearance or curb appeal is the best way to maintain its value and appearance. That’s why Meguiar’s is introducing its new Brilliant Solutions Paint Restoration Kit. In this convenient new kit, Meguiar’s has eliminated the guess work and confusion over which product or products are “right” to rejuvenate a neglected paint surface.
Designed specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, the Paint Restoration Kit contains enough product to restore one to two cars and includes Gold Class Wash, a Smooth Surface Clay Bar and Quik Detailer, Ultimate Compound, Soft Foam Applicator Pads and Supreme Shine Microfiber Towels. This combination of products and tools safely and effectively restores dull paint, producing maximum results, and a stunning new car shine every time.
One of the newest wheels to slide off The Wheelsmith’s production line is the OEM Spider. Designed with the popular ’60s Spider Caps in mind, the OEM Spider is an all-steel wheel with brilliant chrome trim rings accenting the center Spider Cap.
There’s something about a woodgrained dash that no other finish can match for sheer elegance and beauty. It traditionally required hours of tedious work, and you paid dearly for it.
Thankfully, it’s the 21st century, and Juliano’s offers woodgraining by a process known as hydographics—which translates to fast turnaround and lower prices. The process is a modern, state-of the-art technique that recreates the same old world finishes we love.
There is an infinite range of color possibilities in yellows, tans, reds, and brown wood tones, in every traditional woodgrain style such as oak, burlwood, birdseye maple, rosewood, walnut, cherry, etc. Turnaround time is days, not months, and large pieces such as outer station wagon trim are no problem. Juliano’s can woodgrain virtually any kind of part made of any material, including steering wheels, and all types of large trim panels.
Race Ramps announces the Show Mirror: a self-contained mirror and travel case used to display the underside of a show vehicle. The large acrylic flex mirror is mounted in a patented, lightweight, durable frame that provides a rugged and stylish package that is easy to use, transport, and store…without worrying about a broken mirror. A specially designed travel cover fits in place for safe transport. The Race Ramps Mirror provides a 48x20-inch footprint for a large under-vehicle viewing area.
We are pleased to announce John Barkley as the new Associate Publisher of Custom Classic Trucks magazine. John is a lifelong hot rod and drag racing enthusiast. In 1968 he won the NHRA Winter Nationals in Stock Eliminator. Many of his cars have been featured in magazine articles and on covers including Car Craft and Chevy High Performance. To date, John has owned 172 cars and trucks. He began his career in the automotive industry at Cyclone Headers in 1971, and then worked for Petersen Publishing for 12 years prior to joining the Street Rod Group in 2000. Congrats John!
Classic Instruments is proud to announce the recent unveiling of the V-8 Speedster Series instruments. This set, designed by renowned automotive designer Tom Gale, has a unique dial face executed with the perfect combination of aesthetics and techniques. The emblematic V-8 badge on the face of the gauge embraces the American Hot Rod Heritage. With the accentuating chrome pointers and etched indices, this gauge represents the timeless quality that Classic Instruments strives for and consistently achieves.
The exclusive Eastwood engineered Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter, a portable, affordable and easy-to-use DIY power tool, was launched recently by The Eastwood Company, innovators of automotive restoration tools.
The Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter allows easy, clean cuts through steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. This Plasma Cutter features voltage-sensing technology, which allows the hobbyist to plug into either a 110V or 220V outlet with the included adaptor cord, while using a minimum 15-amp circuit at 50/60 hertz. The unit incorporates an internal moisture separator to ensure dry air is delivered to the torch. The torch hose measures 20 feet, while the ground clamp measures 10 feet.
The cutting abilities on this unit are endless,” assured Mark Robidoux, creator of the Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter and one of Eastwood’s top restoration experts. “The at-home fabricator can make clean, fast cuts in metals as thin as 24 gauges and up to 3/8-inch–thick material. The inverter technology offers superior arc stability and cutting power. The innovative Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter uses any standard home- or shop-type air compressor within a range of 20-65 psi, at 3 cfm, depending on the metal thickness.
AERO Products, one of the world’s largest private aircraft detailing companies, has announced that its line of car care products has been endorsed as the official car care line of Edelbrock Performance. Previously only available to the most exclusive companies in the aerospace industry, the partnership opens the doors to provide thousands of private consumers a chance to use the AERO Product line on their custom trucks.CCT