Quick Cams

CamQuest, the groundbreaking camshaft selection software from COMP Cams, has been redesigned to provide real-time web browser usage (no download required), an improved user interface and even greater accuracy. Best of all, CamQuest is still completely free and available to all enthusiasts via the COMP Cams website.

The new COMP Cams CamQuest allows both PC and Mac users to select the perfect camshaft by answering just ten application-specific questions with the program’s simple drop-down menus. The easy-to-use, online program then suggests the top matching camshafts based on your application and performance desires. A built-in virtual dyno will even calculate your engine’s estimated horsepower and torque. CamQuest also lists matching COMP Cams valvetrain components, such as lifters and valve springs. Once you have found the perfect cam, the program integrates seamlessly with the COMP Cams online store so you can order your new camshaft and everything needed for installation with just a few mouse clicks. If you need help, CamQuest also connects directly to COMP Cams technical support representatives with live help and email options. A print feature also displays all information, including cam specs and virtual dyno results for your records.

COMP Cams
(800) 999-0853
www.compcams.com

Topnotch Tubing

When dealing with custom automotive exhaust system projects for classic trucks, it’s usually necessary to fabricate the parts you need. To assist you, Classic Tube stocks a full line of stainless steel exhaust tubing parts, available in individual pieces to fit your needs. Straight tubing lengths are sold by the foot up to 20 feet and available bends include 15-degree, 45-degree, 90-degree and 180-degree J-bends (one leg longer) and 180-degree U-bends. The tubing can be ordered in 2.5-inch, 3-inch, or 3.5-inch diameters.

These parts are 16-gauge (.065) tubes made from high-quality 304 Stainless Steel, which incorporates excellent durability with incredible resistance to the corrosive agents found in exhaust gases. Special straight lengths are available in ¾- to 5-inch OD, depending on the angle and various leg lengths. For a show quality appearance, these tubes can be polished to a high luster by the end user.

Classic Tube
(800) 882-3711
www.classictube.com

Muscular Instruments

Chevrolet pickup enthusiasts are no longer forced to compromise the look of their classic truck to experience the benefits of expensive modern gauges. Classic Industries offers 1967-1972 Chevrolet pickup owners the opportunity to replace their worn out original gauges with new Marshall Instruments ’60s Muscle Series gauges that retain a period-correct look but have the latest in gauge technology.

The ’60s Muscle Series gauges offer many advanced features only seen in expensive gauges at an economy price such as two-color (white and amber) through-dial lighting and illuminated pointer ensure gauges are clear and easy-to-read in any light. High-end stepper motor movement offers smooth accurate operation. In addition, 21⁄16-inch gauges feature SCX Pro technology with one-touch peak recall and user programmable high and low warnings. All Marshall Instruments gauges include a one-year warranty.

Classic Industries
(800) 854-1280
www.classicindustries.com

Deep Lip

Showwheels new Streeter wheel is the perfect roller for those that crave a wheel with a nice, deep lip. Available in sizes ranging from 17- to 20-inch in all popular five-lug patterns, they’re a great choice when it comes to that timeless look at an affordable price.

Showwheels, Inc.
(714) 408-8577
www.showwheelsusa.com

Heavy-Duty Chassis

Jim Meyer Racing Products’ custom-built direct-replacement ’60-’72 GM pickup chassis offers you all the street performance options you’ll ever want in either right or lefthand drive. Built your way with any step over the front or rear suspension, any tread width, or any wheelbase. It features stock cab mounts, core support mounts, and front bed mounts, and moves the fuel tank out of the cab to the rear of the frame!

The only front and rear adjustable stance 2x4x0.120-inch wall chassis in the industry features beefy 2x5-inch main frame rails, a new 9-inch rearend (28-, 31-, or 35-spline and any width) with adjustable urethane-bushed four-link, Dutchman alloy axles, adjustable urethane-bushed Panhard rod, aluminum adjustable coilover shocks (front and rear) or optional remote ShockWave air spring system and an adjustable trans crossmember that comes pre-drilled for all GM and aftermarket transmissions.

The standard heavy-duty chassis features an oversized 0.188-inch wall box tube, jig-built, front crossmember with 1¼-inch diameter tubular lower A-arms and 1-inch diameter tubular upper A-arms holding GM spindles with 11-inch GM brakes and balljoints to give you a 5x4¾ bolt pattern. Optional brakes with a 5x5 wheel pattern are also available. A Mustang manual or optional power rack and pinion handles the steering. The identical IFS shown in the chassis is available as a separate bolt-in unit for 1960-1987 pickups as well.

Jim Meyer Racing Products, Inc
(541) 994-7717
www.jimmeyerracing.com

Cool Deal

The all-new C10 Chevy SureFit system now features Vintage Air’s proven Gen IV technology. These systems utilize their exclusive microprocessor control and servo motor drives to eliminate cable or vacuum operation, and their patented Cable Converter potentiometers convert your standard factory lever controls to fully electronic operation. Additional features of the Gen IV include a separate plate and fin a/c coil and their Cuprobrazed heater coil with a SPAL permanent magnet blower motor to deliver maximum performance and “just right” temperature adjustments. Sure Fit Systems come complete with evaporator kit with standard cable converters, compressor, mounting brackets, condenser kit, safety switch and all necessary refrigerant lines. In most cases, Sure Fit kits mount to factory holes in the dash and firewall.

Vintage Air
(800) 862-6658
www.vintageair.com

Pinned Down

There’s nothing more frightening or potentially more damaging than a hood that’s blown loose on your classic truck at high speeds. Eddie Motorsports new billet aluminum hoodpins will insure that this never happens to your hauler. The complete custom hood pin assemblies are CNC-machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum and like all products produced by Eddie Motorsports, they are American made to the strictest manufacturing standards. The hoodpins are available in two styles, a smooth finish and Eddie’s new Diamond series (pictured), and with a variety of finishes including machined or brilliant polished finish, black or clear anodized. They are fastened to the hood with four blind studs and come with a billet adjuster nut and flip over pin with integral tether. An optional aircraft-style pushpin is available at an additional charge.

Whether you are looking for the ultimate in customizing or just want the security of knowing your hood will stay in place at high speeds, Eddie Motorsports hoodpins are the answer.

Eddie Motorsports
(888) 813-1293
www.eddiemotorsports.com

Perfect Polisher

Nothing looks quite as good as clean, bright wheels. If you have uncoated, polished or chrome metal wheels, then you know how hard it can be to keep them looking their best. Luckily, Meguiar’s has designed its all-new Wheel Polishing Kit with DynaCone Polisher tool to clean and brighten any uncoated metal wheel with ease.

Meguiar’s patented diamond-shaped DynaCone Polisher is extremely durable and allows consumers to reach difficult spots in complex wheel designs without tearing or destroying the foam tool. You provide the drill and Meguiar’s provides the rest.

Meguiar's Inc.
(800) 347-5700
www.meguiars.com

Beam Control

American Autowire is announcing a new Headlight Low/High Beam Control Module.

This electronic module replaces the ordinary dimmer switch so that when the headlight switch is on, the module resets to the low beam circuit. Alternate momentary grounds switch between high and low beam headlight circuits. When the headlight switch is off, holding the momentary switch to ground activates the “Flash to Pass” safety option on the high beam circuit for as long as the momentary ground is held.

The module accommodates standard sealed beam and halogen headlights in two and four light configurations and includes a 30-amp circuit breaker. The module takes the current load off the headlight switch and instead of passing power to the low and high beam circuits, the headlight switch simply provides a “headlights on” signal to the module.

The module can be attached to other modules with the supplied locking wedge or stand-alone with the included mounting bracket.

American Autowire
(800)482-9473
www.americanautowire.com

A Turn in the Right Direction

Update and upgrade your classic Chevy pickup with Unisteer Performance Products’ new rack-and-pinion system. This new power steering kit is a direct bolt-on unit and greatly improves handling, steering effort, and steering response.

All kits come complete with a new power steering pump, hoses and brackets, as well as all the linkage needed to connect to the factory or aftermarket steering column to the new steering gear. This install is so clean it looks like it was made from the factory.

Unisteer Performance Products
(800) 338-8090
www.unisteer.com

Straight to the Point

Removals and installations are part of the job every day. For a cost-effective way to increase the number of removals and installations performed in the course of a day, look no further than these Blue-Point specialty tools.

“You can’t put a new part on without removing the old one,” said Brian Woller, category manager for Snap-on. “Our Blue-Point specialty kits include all the tools you need to complete removal and installation of a part in a timely and efficient manner. These tools are sure to increase your workload because you will be able to do more jobs, faster.”

Easily remove and install camshaft and crankshaft seals without damage with Blue-Point’s new Camshaft Seal Removal/Install Kit. The compact puller with unique extracting hooks engage seals for quick removal and the interchangeable sleeves and mandrels allow easy installation of the new seal.

Their new Hub Clamp Expander removes even the most stubborn struts and ball joints with ease and the interchangeable spreaders prevent damage to aluminum or cast-iron hubs. Adjustable for use on hubs with centralized or non-centralized slot, it even allows for on-the-vehicle repair.

Blue-Point Tools
(877) 762-7662
www.snapon.com

LoJack Lowdown

Don Freedman, owner and president of AmericanRodsandRides.com, is pleased to announce a new partnership with LoJack Corporation. Through the partnership, fans of American Rods and Rides will receive a significant discount on a LoJack for Classics Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. According to Freedman, “Our fans place high emotional and financial value on their cars, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer them a savings on the peace-of-mind that comes with having a LoJack for Classics tracking device in their specialty vehicles.”

The LoJack for Classics system is specially designed to meet the unique requirements of specialty vehicle owners. It’s the only stolen vehicle recovery system directly integrated with the police and leverages LoJack’s newly released self-powered, Radio Frequency technology.

American Rod an Rides.com
(888) 694-5254
www.americanrodsandrides.com

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