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7866-16GTuff Stuff Performance Accessories is pleased to announce the availability of high amperage as cast alternators which are perfect for muscle car restorations that require the OE factory style look.

Made from premium quality high performance new – not remanufactured – components, these alternators feature heavy duty ball bearings, thick copper wound coils, spike resistant diodes and an internal voltage regulator yet they look like OE alternators.

Available in either 1-wire or OE wiring configurations, these alternators are available up to a powerful 140 amp rating depending upon part number.

Applications include the GM 10SI (most 1969-87), the GM CS130 (most 1987-93) and the Ford 1G (most 1965-72) alternators.

Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories is a family-owned and operated company that produces premium quality, made in USA, chrome plated, polished, powder coated and as cast alternators, starters, water pumps, power steering pumps, master cylinders, power brake boosters and related accessories.

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101 and 102 Octane Ratings Set New Standards in the High Performance Market

VP Racing Fuels has been a long-time leader in specialty fuels for racing and its VP100™ unleaded blend (also marketed as StreetBlaze 100™) established the benchmark for street legal performance fuels. However, VP’s two newest fuel blends promise to set new standards for street legal performance. “We’re excited to introduce our newest street legal unleaded fuels, ‘VP101™’ and ‘VP102™’,” said Steve Scheidker, VP’s Director of Marketing. “Oxygenated with ethanol, both meet Arizona and California Air Resource Board (CARB) requirements and with octane ratings of 101 and 102 (R+M/2) respectively, have the highest octane ratings of any street legal fuel on the market.” VP101 will be offered on a regular basis, while VP102 will be available by special order only.

“Those car drivers and motorcycle riders who liked VP100 will love the performance gains offered by these new fuels,” Scheidker added. “And those drivers who have stuck with pump gas until now will have even greater incentive to push the limits of their high performance ride. Both VP101 and VP102 will be available in select locations at the pump. And as VP’s recently announced retail branding program continues to grow, customers can expect to see wider distribution of both fuels at VP-branded convenience stores.”

VP101 and its VP102 counterpart are perfect for muscle cars, exotics, sport compacts, street rods, sportbikes, cruisers, i.e., any high performance vehicle requiring a high octane fuel for optimum performance. “Notably, more than 200 car models currently in production recommend using premium 93 octane fuel at a minimum, while in many areas the highest octane available is 91,” Scheidker continued. “Blending VP101 with your local premium fuel can give you the desired octane number to at least meet the performance standards of your vehicle or go beyond to truly maximize its performance.”

In applications from 4-cylinders to 12-cylinders, or the latest generations of turbo- and supercharged engines, VP101 will deliver consistent optimum performance. It delivers increased horsepower and acceleration, better throttle response and a cleaner burn. In addition, in most venues, the formula for each fuel will not change from season to season, making it easier to optimize tuning.

In normally aspirated engines, VP101 allows for higher compression and more advanced timing while in turbocharged or supercharged applications, it allows an increase in boost without fear of detonation. NOS users can also leverage the fuel’s higher octane rating to step up to a more powerful nitrous oxide system.

VP101 is safe for use in cast-iron head engines with compression ratios up to 12:1 and aluminum heads up to 14:1 and reduces the fear of detonation in power enhanced vehicles. VP101 contains no metal compounds and will not harm catalytic converters or oxygen sensors. VP101 will replace VP100/StreetBlaze 100 for your street performance needs.

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