Modern BossFord's modular 4.6- and 5.4L DOHC V-8s are finding their way into more rods and customs these days, and Sullivan Performance Products wants them to look and cook like hot rod mills should. The company offers new intake manifolds for carbureted and fuel injected 5.4L applications, aluminum hemi-style valve covers for both engines, as well as an alternator bracket that mounts on the driver-side of the engine. A fuel injection system, compatible with most popular aftermarket controls, is also available. For more details on these parts and Ford Mod Motor tech, contact Sullivan Performance Products, 905 Hibiscus Ct., Dept. R&C, Henderson, NV 89015; (866) 216-5067; www.sullivanperformance.com.

Quad SquadAuto Meter has responded to years of rodder requests with new 5-inch quad gauges. The four-in-one design allows you to monitor oil pressure, water temp, fuel level, and voltage in one instrument with quality Auto Meter engineering. It makes a perfect match to Auto Meter's programmable electric speedometers and is available in the Arctic White style shown (with white face, chrome bezel, domed lens, and red pointers), as well as Designer Black and Old Tyme White. For more information on this and other instrument options for your rod or custom, contact Auto Meter, 413 W Elm St., Dept. R&C, Sycamore, IL 60178; (815) 895-8141; www.autometer.com

Hot DotsHere's something slick that'll give you some trick, inconspicuous lighting options. These Lil' Hot Dots from Watson's StreetWorks are great for lighting effects inside or out on your rod or custom. Four small LED lights in either a soft green or bright red or amber hue are housed in a bolt with a head that's about 1/2-inch high and 15/16-inch in diameter. The bolt thread is 1/2-20x1 inch, a nut and lock washer are included, and the lights are waterproof. Although single-function intensity, Watson's has a conversion kit to make the lights dual intensity. For details, contact Watson's StreetWorks, P.O. Box 270, Dept. R&C, Bozrah, CT 06334; (860) 859-0513; www.watsons-streetworks.com.