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Redesigned Powerhouse Products Piston Vise Introduced

pow351090.jpgNew “curved jaw” design delivers increased piston skirt contact for a more secure grip

A favorite of both novice and professional engine builders, the
Powerhouse® Products Piston Vise is new and improved for even better
piston grip and overall versatility. Built to handle a wide range of
pistons from small engine to very large bore V8’s, the attractive blue
anodized Powerhouse® Products Piston Vise incorporates a new “curved
jaw” design to increase contact with the piston skirt area and avoid
the delicate ring lands.

The Powerhouse® Products Piston Vise locates and holds the piston by
the wrist pin openings. Once it`s set up, you can just drop subsequent
pistons into the vise and lock them in place. It will even hold a
piston upside down for balancing or lightening operations. The compound
angle feature is what truly makes the Powerhouse® Products Piston Vise
unique by not only allowing the piston to rotate from front to back,
but also from side to side (necessary for Ford and Big Block Chevy
pistons). In addition, the ultra-rigid Powerhouse® Products Piston Vice
is perfect for precision piston milling operations such as cutting
valve pockets, and contains provisions for securely fastening the unit
to a milling table.

For more information about the Powerhouse® Products Piston Vise or any
other Powerhouse® product, call us at 1-800-872-7223, or visit us
online at www.powerhouseproducts.com

ZEX Billet Bottle Brackets

zex_billet_bottle_brackets_82171.jpgNew Billet Bottle Brackets feature unique “split arm,” quick release bottle system

Sure, your ZEX™ nitrous oxide injection system delivers the ultimate in
performance, but does it look the part? The new ZEX™ Billet Bottle
Brackets add a professional touch to any nitrous system installation
featuring high-strength billet brackets that ensure your bottle stays
where you put it. The ZEX™-designed, unique split arm system enhances
bottle installation and removal, even in the tightest locations.

The ZEX™ Billet Bottle Brackets incorporate thumb “wheels”, which
tighten to safely grip the bottle once in position. When removing the
bottle, no tools are required, and the wheels are easily turned by hand
to quickly release the bottle from the bracket system. Clearly the ZEX™
Billet Bottle Brackets are the best looking and easiest to use nitrous
oxide bottle mounts available.

For more information about the ZEX™ Billet Bottle Brackets, or any
other ZEX™ product, call us at 1-888-817-1008 or visit us online at www.zex.com .

Innovate Motorsports Introduces New Tuning Kits

3798_highres.jpgInnovate Motorsports announces the release of 3 new kits for the performance enthusiast.  Each kit combines 2 or more Innovate products for complete tuning solutions, while offering substantial savings over the cost of the components if purchased separately.  For most popular applications, these kits provide exactly that a tuner needs to get started.

The “LC-1 Plus” kit includes an LC-1 wideband controller with O2 sensor, plus an SSI-4 multi-sensor interface. Used in conjunction with LogWorks, running on a laptop or PC, this setup allows you to record and analyze 5 channels of data. These channels are Air/Fuel Ratio, and any four of the following: RPM, Injector Pulse Width, Throttle Position, Driveshaft/Wheel Speed, or Boost/Vacuum. All channels can be configured for external 0-5V or frequency, allowing the capture of almost any sensor, including those available on www.racetechdirect.com.  The complete LC-1 Plus kit sells for $299.

The “XD-16 Plus” kit includes the same components as an LC1+ kit, plus an XD-16 universal air/fuel gauge.  The XD-16 features programmable LED colors and a remote control button to start and stop log sessions, initiate calibrations, or view min/max values.  The XD-16 Plus kit sells for $499.

The “LC1-Duo” kit consists of 2 LC-1s (one for each bank), and a DL-32 multi-sensor data logger. This kit is ideal for most forms of racing, and offers a savings of nearly $100 versus when purchased separately.  The complete LC-1 Duo kit sells for $799.           

Based in Southern California, Innovate Motorsports is committed to relentless product development, high manufacturing quality, and excellent technical support.

Contact Innovate Motorsports at 949.502.8400 or visit www.innovatemotorsports.com for more information. Dealer inquiries welcome.  

COMP Cams Thumpr Cams For Small Block Chrysler Engines Debut

thumpr_small_block_chrysler_retro-fit_hyd._.jpgNew retro-fit hydraulic roller cams deliver “Thumping” exhaust sound & enhanced power

We all know COMP Cams® builds the best camshafts available for enthusiasts and racers looking for the ultimate in engine power and torque. Now, you can add “head turning” camshaft sound to that long list of benefits with the new COMP Cams® line of Thumpr™ Camshafts. With three different configurations available (Thumpr™, Mutha’ Thumpr™ and Big Mutha’ Thumpr™), the Thumpr™ Camshafts offer targeted horsepower and torque gains, and emit that highly desirable “high performance sound.”

The COMP Cams® Thumpr™ Camshafts were a special challenge for the COMP Cams® engineers who normally are focused on delivering the highest horsepower and torque figures attainable independent of engine sound. The Thumpr™ line delivers something different; exceptional high performance engine sound by developing the perfect combination of lobe separation angle and camshaft duration. Best of all, these camshafts, which fit 273-360cid Chrysler engines built from 1964-1991 that were originally equipped with flat tappet valve trains, not only deliver excellent sound, but they don’t sacrifice drivability so now you can have your performance . . . and that great sound, too.

For more information about the new line of COMP Cams® Chrysler Thumpr™ Camshafts or any other COMP Cams® products, call us at 1-888-999-0853, or visit us online at www.compcams.com 

Professional Products Pontiac Crosswind Manifold

pontiac_manifold.jpgProfessional Products now offers a Dual-Plane Crosswind Manifold for
1965-1979 326-455cid Pontiac engines. This high performance street
manifold is designed with the latest refinements including a full open
design under the plenum for outstanding air circulation. This helps
keep the intake cool for premium power. These intakes are available in
polished (PN 56025) or satin (PN 56026) finishes.

This Professional Product Intake features a spread bore carb flange to
fit originalstyle Rochester carburetors and also includes a square bore
adapter plate to fit replacement carburetors like Holley, Edelbrock or
Carter and can be drilled and tapped for nitrous. This same manifold is
also available pre-machined with injector bosses in polished (PN 56027)
and satin (PN 56028) finishes. An optional Fuel Rail Kit (PN 10618) is
available for these manifolds and includes rails, fittings, crossover
hose, and pressure regulator.

For more information on their complete line of products, or to download
the Professional Products 2007 Catalog in PDF format, visit www.professional-products.com or contact Professional Products, 12705 S. Van Ness Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250. Phone: 323-779-2020 Fax: 323-754-1141.

PRO-X Bolt-Together Torque Converters For Drag Race Applications

pro-x_bolt-together_converter.jpgInnovative bolt-together converter design offers racer tune-ability and superior strength

Any drag racer worth his salt knows that track conditions are never constant – changes in temperature, track surface characteristics, and a host of other variables can make vast differences in optimum e.t. and top-end mph. Until now, the only way to make changes in torque converter stall speed to match these ever-changing conditions was to bring along a selection of converters; so to say that this could get inconvenient and expensive is an understatement. And if your transmission should experience a failure, the only way that you could clean out your torque converter would be to send it to your local race transmission shop to be flushed or cut open and cleaned out. With the introduction of the new PRO-X™ Bolt-Together Torque Converters for GM Powerglide, TH400 and TH350 applications, these barriers to flexible drag strip transmission performance have become a thing of the past.

The new TCI® PRO-X™ Bolt-Together Torque Converters give experienced racers the ability to disassemble their torque converters and make stall speed changes at the track. Unlike a standard converter that requires precision welding and balancing if the converter is opened for inspection or modifications, this revolutionary new piece allows racers to take the converter apart – either for changing stall speed or for trackside cleaning in the event of a transmission failure. A hand-built steel stator and billet sprag delivers the ultimate in strength and torque multiplication. In addition, the 7075-T6 billet aluminum cover eliminates ballooning concerns even in applications exceeding 2500+ horsepower.

For more information about the TCI® PRO-X™ Bolt-Together Torque Converters or any other TCI® product, call us at 1-888-776-9824, or visit us online at www.tciauto.com

New clutch & disc for 2005 to 2006 Ford Mustang V6

centerforce1.jpgCenterforce® is proud to introduce this new clutch & disc for 2005 to 2006 Ford Mustang V6.

This new clutch assembly replaces the stock pressure plate with a more
reliable assembly with a higher holding capacity that is designed as a
direct bolt in for perfect fit and function.

Centerforce strives to provide the best products on the market at any
performance level by using patented processes and constantly testing
different materials and designs to find the best combination.
This new application is now available as a Centerforce II clutch
assembly for vehicles with increased torque that are spirited street
driving & mild racing applications.

The Centerforce II part number is CFT363309 (Pressure Plate Only) and Disc part number is 289040 (Disc Only).Please contact any Centerforce dealer or Centerforce directly with questions at 928/771-8422 or visit them online at www.centerforce.com

TCI Integrates Universal Micro-Switch Into Outlaw Shifter Handle

TCI®makes trans-brake, roll stop, or nitrous control easier with new
bolt-on grip replacement for the NHRA/IHRA legal reverse-lockout
Outlaw™ shifter
Lack of concentration is the number one cause of inconsistent results
on the track. You can’t make the driver reach for poorly placed buttons
and switches or concentration on driving is lost.

TCI®engineers have found a way to make the job of driving your car
easier by creating a bolt-on replacement shifter grip handle (Part
#618008), which incorporates an electronic thumb activated micro-switch
for the NHRA/IHRA legal Outlaw™ Shifter. This ergonomic thumb switch
makes smooth activation and release of trans-brake, roll stop, or even
nitrous, easy by allowing you to keep your hand on the shifter handle.
This grip handle’s precision micro-switch positioning was inspired by
equipment used in today’s military fighters to increase driver
concentration, reduce driver fatigue and help the team attain
consistent results.

The bolt-on grip handle is a direct replacement for the standard
Outlaw™ Shifter Grip Handle, takes only minutes to install and connect
and comes complete with the necessary hardware and simple installation

For more information about the TCI®Outlaw Shifter
Grip Handle with Micro-Switch or any other TCI®product, call us at
1-888-776-9824, or visit us online at www.tciauto.com .

Monte Carlo/El Camino Dash Pad Restoration By Just Dashes

justdashes.jpgChevy’s 1978-’88 Monte Carlo and El Camino share the same dash pad. This huge pad is literally the entire dashboard of these vehicles, and age, weather conditions and UV rays have usually taken a toll on the vinyl material. Cracks, fading and material lifting are common problems. Since there are no reproductions available, and a quarter century old original will surely crack as well, a JUST DASHES restoration is the best solution.
This dash was available in most stock interior colors and the vinyl grain used by the factory is Seville. JUST DASHES will completely restore these vintage pads in the correct original color and grain pattern, or in a custom color of your choice from a supplied color sample. They can also provide plastic chrome plating, instrument cluster and gauge restoration as well as structural restoration of the dash frame. Contact them and discuss your interior restoration with one of their craftsmen. They will most likely be able to give you an over the phone price quote.
You can find out more on their products and services at www.justdashes.com or call 800-247-3274, In CA 818-759-9005, Fax: 818-759-9014, 5941 Lemona Avenue, Van Nuys. CA 91411.

March Meet Coverage, Historic DVD Available

march_meet.jpgRat rodders and “cacklefesters” recently came together with 
nostalgia fuelers and Funny Cars for a fantasy weekend at Famoso 

The personal 8mm movies of pioneer drag racers and lakes racers from the 1950s and ’60s have been merged into a fascinating new DVD,  “The Way It Really Was: The Rough Cut.”

Burt Munro, Mickey Thompson, Norm Thatcher and the Summers brothers are among the legends filmed by their fellow racers at Bonneville.   Just about every streamliner that ever raced is shown, in color.  

Extensive dry-lakes footage includes a scary spinout recorded by a 
primitive onboard camera.

Action and pit film from legendary drag strips at Long Beach, Santa 
Ana, Riverside, Pomona, Fontana, Saugus, Fremont and Famoso 
illustrates the evolutions not only of slingshot dragsters, altereds, 
gassers and drag bikes, but also of “push cars” and female fashions.

Two hours long,  “The Way It Really Was” (PN 6930) can be 
purchased 24/7 from Hot Rod Nostalgia’s SECURE Web store at www.hotrodnostalgia.com

To charge to Visa or Mastercard, call (209) 293-2114 Monday through Friday,  9-5, PT.  To order by mail, send $24.95 plus $8.95 delivery to Hot 
Rod Nostalgia, P.O. Box 249, West Point, CA 95255-0249.  (Calif. 
residents, add $1.81 tax.)  Your DVD will be rushed out the next 
business day, via Priority Mail.