Control Your ImpalaAir Ride Technologies has added new tubular rear control arms for the classic '58-64 Chevrolet Impala to their line of suspension systems. The innovative '58-64 Impala Rear Control Arms are engineered to provide new dimensions in ride quality, ride stability, and appearance. The simple design concept continues Air Ride Technologies' tradition of uncomplicated installation. The built-in air-spring mounts make these control arms a direct bolt-on replacement for the OEM control arms with no modifications necessary. These new tubular control arms are the ultimate in strength and durability, meticulously crafted with no bends and only two precision-welded joints. An adjustable Panhard bar allows easy re-centering of the rear axle for those tight 18- and 20-inch wheel and tire fitments. For more information, contact Air Ride Technologies at (812) 481-4712; www.ridetech.com.
Different Kind Of ChurchHot rods, custom car shows, bikes, and drag racing have always been a sanctuary for Los Angeles artist Coby Gewertz. However, as the hot rod culture's popularity boomed, purity in the industry has become harder to find. To feed the souls of the faithful who share his devotion to our blessed lady of internal combustion, Gewertz presents "Church," a new brand aimed straight at auto aficionados.
"Church is an ongoing manifestation of my insomnia-conceived, designed, and funded by myself during my off hours of my day job," Gewertz says. "It's one man's attempt to steer clear of the scene, and keep the focus on the machines themselves. I've finally found a way to combine my passion for all things automotive and my endless pursuit of quality design." Eight T-shirt designs are currently available and feature simple, strong, and passionate design work, proving that more is not always best. For more information, visit carsnotculture.com or seeohbewhy.com.
"Smooth Look" AlternatorsPowermaster has released a new "smooth look" CS130-style alternator. These units, available in both internal and external fan designs, make great upgrades for your GM street rod or street machine. Hard lines on the back of the housing have been replaced with a domed smooth surface. The sharp lines around the side have been eliminated and the air vents have been reworked to optimize cooling and surface finish, making these alternators a real eye-pleaser while providing the added performance you have come to expect from Powermaster. For more information, contact Powermaster Motorsports at (865) 688-5953; www.powermastermotorsports.com.
Deep Dish FirewallAdded engine space is always a concern when fitting a modern engine in an early vehicle. The Speed Center has a solution with their new one-piece stamped steel firewalls with your choice of a 2- or 3-inch recess.These new firewall panels are made from strong 16-gauge steel and are completely smooth with no seams or welds. The Speed Center firewalls can be trimmed to fit most any car or truck equipped with a flat firewall that could use a little extra engine room. For more information, contact The Speed Center at (605) 348-3850; www.thespeedcenter.net.
Tempting TailpanEMS Automotive, the premier manufacturer of automotive replacement sheetmetal, now meets yet another customer request with their latest replacement panel-a tailpan for '49-50 Chevrolet passenger cars. The detailed panel has all the proper shapes and curves, guaranteeing a perfect fit that all EMS Automotive panels are known for. Manufactured in the U.S., the EMS Automotive panel is made from thick 18-gauge steel and extends completely from fender to fender and rolls underneath to the proper factory seam. The tailpan extends upward to include a completely formed weatherstrip channel. For more information, contact EMS Automotive at (216) 541-4585.
Return Of The Big TRevell-Monogram is very excited to announce the re-introduction of its Big T Street Rod model, in 1/8-scale. This is a faithful reproduction down to the tiniest details of the model originally produced in 1962. Over the years some of the molds to reproduce this original version had been damaged or destroyed, but Revell-Monogram was lucky enough to have Roger Harney, the original designer of the Big T model, still working for the company. It's a little known fact that the design for the Big T came from Roger when he created the model. This original design was later copied into a fullsize replica not once but twice.
This impressive model kit is loaded with parts allowing the builder to choose to build it one of three different ways. With the extra pieces included, builders can choose between the original Big T, or build it as an early style hot rod or a show rod. For more information about Monogram products, visit www.revell-monogram.com, or contact your favorite dealer.
Buick Brakes For Ford RearsThe 9-inch Factory, a leading supplier of high-performance 9-inch Ford rearends to the street rod industry, announces the availability of its Buick-style aluminum rear drum brake kit. The big 11x2 1/4-inch brakes come either plain or polished to fit the Ford rearend's popular Torino flange, and are shipped assembled and ready to install-just bolt them on and wipe off your fingerprints. You can also order the backing plates already chromed (as shown), making life even better. The 9-inch Factory specializes in custom-length 9-inch Ford rears with a variety of brake choices and centersection options, including limited slips, Posi-tractions, and the new-style Detroit lockers. For more information, contact The 9-inch Factory (Div. of John's Ind. Inc.) at (800) 332-3450.
Powertrain Packages From JBJon Barrett Hot Rod Engines announces the expansion of its Total Powertrain Program, and leading their new lineup is a 330hp small-block Chevy and 700-R4 automatic overdrive package. The new engine and transmission combinations are supplied as turnkey units equipped with everything-right down to the dipsticks. All accessory brackets are worked out for you, and polished accessories such as alternator, water pump, and high-torque gear reduction starter are made in the USA by Tuff Stuff and supplied as standard equipment. Every engine is pre-run before it's shipped, and for an extra charge, they'll paint your engine to order-just send your paint code. The extensive list of options includes a wide array of custom accessories on a complete lineup of big-block and small-block engines. For more information, contact Jon Barrett at (800) 342-6015 or (877) 943-7040; www.jonbarrett.com.