Happy Birthday, Woody!Thrush will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2006 with a variety of consumer activities targeted at vehicle owners of all ages. Thrush gained prominence in the late 1960s thanks to the deep, throaty sound of its canister-shaped glasspack mufflers, which enthusiasts by the thousands mounted beneath their hot rods and musclecars.

The Thrush product line includes the smooth-flowing Thrush Glasspack muffler, featuring a straight-through perforated tube for minimal turbulence, continuous roving fiberglass for that classic Thrush sound, and a durable heavy-gauge steel shell. The Thrush Glasspack muffler is available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, including single- and dual-outlet designs, header mufflers, and header units with turn-down. For more information about Thrush mufflers and accessories, contact your nearest performance exhaust dealer or call (734) 384-7806.

Neat MeterThe new FAST Air/Fuel Meter helps tune your engine for maximum horsepower and torque thanks to dual-sensor technology that measures your engine's air/fuel ratio with precision accuracy. The FAST Air/Fuel Meter uses a sensor in both of your engine's exhaust outlets (not just one sensor like competitive air/fuel meters) to get the full story on the state of your engine's tune. With the FAST Air/Fuel Meter, you can read both exhaust sensors individually, or average them together for super-accurate readings of the engine's true air/fuel ratio. For engine tuners on a budget, a single-sensor version is available that can later be upgraded to the dual-sensor technology.

Easy to use, the FAST Air/Fuel Meter includes a simple built-in data logger that doesn't require you to download to a laptop. It simply plays back your information on the unit's display screen in real time. Advanced features include outputs for external data loggers and digital gauges, as well as a narrowband simulator function that allows you to feed your engine's computer a factory signal while using the wideband sensor for air/fuel measurement. With double the sensors and double the performance, the FAST Air/Fuel Meter is the best choice for the serious engine tuner. For more information, contact FAST, 3400 Democrat Rd., Ste. 110, Dept. R&C, Memphis TN 38118; (901) 260-FAST (3278).

Super SocketsWhen complicated by elaborate exhaust header systems and tight inner fender clearances, removing spark plugs from an engine can seem to be an almost impossible chore. Powerhouse Products has come to the rescue with a tool that can handle even the most frustrating spark plug challenges. The uniquely designed Powerhouse spark plug sockets feature a side opening that doesn't require the usual length clearance. The Tight-Fit Spark Plug Sockets can be turned and slipped over the spark plug so you can remove it with a box or open-end wrench.