The Cure for Boring Pumpkins

OTB Gear in Walnut, California, introduces the perfect accessory to add style to your often overlooked undercarriage.

Designed to fit the Ford 9-inch center section (pumpkin), it is cast of A-356 aircraft grade aluminum and finished to a show quality shine, like all polished OTB Gear aluminum parts. It’s also available unpolished for that low-key application, and looks great painted as well.

Included with the cover is a generous supply of high temperature adhesive, making installation foolproof, and eliminates the unsightly brackets, clamps, or hardware that other 9-inch Ford covers use.

OTB Gear
(909) 595-4995

Sleep Long, Sleep Well

Just in time for your truck’s winter hibernation, Eastwood launches its exclusive Battery Sustainers. Unlike typical trickle chargers, Eastwood’s unit maintains the charge of any 12V battery without the risk of overcharging or causing permanent damage.

Featuring an LED display that shows the charging cycle and battery status, the microprocessor-controlled technology shuts off the charger when the battery is fully charged.

The Eastwood Battery Sustainer offers 2 amps output while the Battery Sustainer Plus offers 2-10 amps, with a built-in 10 amp charger. Both units offer enough power to bring a dead battery back to charge and then sustain that charge during storage.

The Eastwood Co.
(800) 343-9353

Get A Good Beading

Trick Tools has taken their proven line of bead form tools and expanded it with the Bead Form III. This made in the USA compact bead forming tool is the heaviest duty version available and features a heat-treated upper and lower shaft that rides on precision needle bearings. The upper shaft pivot has replaceable bushings for heavy use applications allowing this tool to handle 0.065-inch-thick material on a regular basis.

The Bead From III will quickly form a hose bead on all types of tube and is designed to work with stainless, aluminum, copper, brass or mild steel. It is perfect for fuel, radiator, turbo and intake lines and meets ASE specs for 1½-inch to 4-inch OD tubes. Manual and electric units are available as well.

Trick Tools
(877) 826-7268

Star Power

Putting blue oval power in that old Ford has never been easier than with Star Performance Product’s new line of 302, 347, 351W and 393 Ford crate engines. With power output from 348-441 HP, every engine includes a carburetor, intake, distributor, aluminum heads, Comp Cams cam, polished aluminum valve covers, and air cleaner.

Star Performance Products
(951) 582-9094


PerTronix new plug-and-play cast distributors for Ford 221-302 CID, and small- and big-block Chevrolet engine applications are designed to provide maximum ignition performance and easy installation all at a price you can afford.

This distributor allows you to upgrade your outdated points or stock electronic distributor with a performance-proven distributor that features the patented Ignitor or Ignitor III electronic ignition module and an OE-look cast-aluminum housing. These distributors are perfect for the restoration guys who want a stock-looking distributor without having to use a worn-out 40-year-old part or the ultimate sleeper who wants to hide the modern performance.

The PerTronix Ignitor is also compatible with any inductive ignition system coil, but high RPM performance can be improved when used with their low resistance Flame-Thrower coils. If you’re using a capacitive discharge system or the PerTronix Second Strike box, no problem; the PerTronix distributor is compatible. The Ignitor III version features a built-in digital rev limiter and multispark, so no external box is needed.

Unlike most auto parts store distributors, these units feature all brand-new (not rebuilt) parts, the gears are hardened steel for exact tolerances, and the vacuum canister is adjustable for optimum performance. The mechanical advance curve has been tailored for top performance and drivability and each distributor comes with high dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts. These distributors are also legal in all 50 states and Canada (CARB EO PN 5D-57-23).

PerTronix Performance Products
(909) 599-5955