Designer DashMotorhead Jewelry has a new way to doll up your dash with a little Art Deco flavor. The company has three new gauge-surround designs that offer neo-classic looks for '32 Fords and other flat dashes. All of the surrounds are designed for two 3 3/4-inch instruments (typically a speedo and quad gauge). They're cast in brass, hand-finished, and chrome-plated for a bright shine that's easy to keep clean. For more information, contact Motorhead Jewelry, P.O. Box 6474, Dept. R&C, Louisville, KY 40206; (888) 836-6867; www.motorheadjewelry.com.
A Serpent For Your RatDependability, practicality, and adjustability are the hallmarks of Zoops Products' Serpentine Belt System for big-block Chevys with long water pumps. The Correct-Align alternator, A/C, and power steering brackets adjust fore and aft for proper belt alignment and are made from Zoops Forgelite, which is aerospace-quality forged billet aluminum. Adjustable heim-end bars, an idler pulley, and an OEM spring-loaded tensioner keep the belt tight, while stainless helicoils help prevent stripped threads in the hand-polished brackets. All necessary fasteners are included. For details, contact Zoops Products, 931 E. Lincoln St., Dept. R&C, Banning, CA 92220; (909) 922-2396; www.zoops.com.
Fire BoxA fire extinguisher is a great safety item for any custom or rod, but it won't do much good if it's buried under luggage or tools in the trunk or beneath the seat. That's why Good Time Productions houses its compact Redi-X-Tinguisher in a louvered, 18-gauge steel enclosure with a strong magnetic latch. The enclosure can be painted to match your ride and can be mounted in a variety of convenient locations. The extinguisher itself is a 2-pound, replaceable, UL-rated 5-BC unit good for oil, gas, electrical, or flammable liquid. For details, contact Good Time Productions, Inc., 1409 W. Madison, Dept. R&C, Arkansas City, KS 67005; (888) 545-6834; www.goodtimeproductions.com.
Snake JuiceDon't let electrical issues keep you from using a Ford Cobra 4.6L engine in your rod or custom. The Detail Zone now offers a harness that lets you mount the engine computer, fuses, and relays anywhere in your vehicle-even in the trunk. Mount it where you want it, and you're certain to have all the proper connections you need to make that snake motor bite. Many other Ford and Chevy applications are also available. For a catalog or more information, contact The Detail Zone, 1503 Beech Ln., Dept. R&C, Wilmington, DE 19810; (877) 968-7842; www.thedetailzone.com.
No-Cush TushWant your rearend to scream "hot rod?" Look no further than the Championship 9-inch from Winters Performance. This integrally cast third-member rear uses quick-change-type axle tubes (3-inch) and is available with nearly any gear ratio you choose. A Trutrac differential and aluminum Daytona-style pinion retainer are standard, and the finned gear cover can be positioned horizontally or vertically. For details, contact Winters Performance Products, 2819 Carlisle Rd., Dept. R&C, York, PA 17404; (717) 764-9844; www.wintersperformance.com.
Against The WindBrookville Roadster is well known for its steel Model A and '32 Ford reproduction bodies and fenders, but did you know the company offers countless other products to help you get your project on the road? Model A windshield and top packages like this are good examples. The packages include frames and posts, rubber seals, plus stainless top irons and wood, for either stock-height or chopped (2-inch) applications. For details on these and other components for your Deuce or Model A, contact Brookville Roadster, 718 Albert Rd., Dept. R&C, Brookville, OH 45309; (937) 833-4605; www.brookville-roadster.com.
Simply UpliftingNeed to lift that heavy custom Chrysler or any other portly vehicle? No problem. Kwiklift now offers a heavier-duty version of its popular hobbyist lift, one that will support up to 7,000 pounds and wheelbases up to 170 inches. This lift is great for those who do not have enough shop room for a full-size lift or who just want something that's completely portable. The lift is adjustable in length and width and will raise the average car or truck nearly 3 feet. An optional jack bridge is also available, as are lighter-duty versions of the Kwiklift. For more uplifting information, contact Kwiklift Inc., 610 N. Walnut, Dept. R&C, Broken Arrow, OK 74012; (800) 961-5438; www.kwiklift.com.
Cool CastingsMaund Speed Equipment may be a new company, but its cast-aluminum parts are pure old school. Maund boasts "originality, quality, and affordability in the true vintage style and method," and delivers with cool items like fuel blocks, finned coil covers, and finned or smooth air stacks for carbs with 2 5/8-inch necks. A nifty connecting-rod-style column drop is also available, and more historic-looking parts are in the works. For all the details, contact Maund Speed Equipment, 755 N. Los Robles Ave., Dept. R&C, Pasadena, CA 91104; (626) 395-7572; www.maundspeed.com.
Suspicious Stacks"Big Daddy" Don Garlits wants to give your rod the look of race-style injection while retaining four-barrel carb street manners. The Street Induction system from Garlits Performance Manufacturing is actually an injector-style cover that slips over Holley, Edelbrock, or Demon carbs. It'll fit nearly any V-8 engine because it's designed around the carb, not the intake. Street Induction has a show-polished aluminum body and can be had with a staggered or even-tube arrangement with red, blue, silver, or black ram tops. A bug-catcher-style setup is available for blowers. For details, contact Garlits Performance Manufacturing, 1/42 Henderson Valley Rd., Dept. R&C, Henderson, 1008, New Zealand; 011-649-837-0624; www.alsblowers.com.