The Real-Steel Mark IV Is Back!After an overwhelming number of demands, Vintage Air has faithfully reproduced their most popular underdash air conditioner unit. Besides providing all the interior comfort Vintage Air is known for, the Mark IV features an all-steel case exactly recreated from the original tooling. The timeless retro look of chrome and steel combined with Vintage Air's proven performance makes the new Mark IV a great choice for your period-perfect ride. Compact size and universal design make this unit a welcome addition to any rod or custom. For more information, contact Vintage Air, 18862 Goll St., Dept. R&C, San Antonio, TX 78266; (800) 862-6658.
How to Wire Your Hot RodWhen it comes to building a hot rod or custom, wiring is the one task to which no one looks forward. Yet, even the most novice mechanic can "painlessly" install a wiring harness with help from this detailed new wiring book. Author Dennis Overholser, longtime technical specialist for Painless Performance and avid hot rodder, walks the reader through nine chapters sure to clear away any fear of electricity. Topics include the basics of DC electricity; installation of additional circuits; choosing and installing the best battery, starter, and alternator; installation of the gauges; finding and installing a new EFI harness; and installing a complete wiring harness.
This new book uses 144 pages and over 350 color photos to explain how to wire your car with wiring diagrams and start-to-finish photo sequences. This is the electrical bible you need for that next project. For more information, contact Painless Performance, 2501 Ludelle St., Dept. R&C, Fort Worth, TX 76105; (817) 244-6212.
Juliano's Kits Are Tops!Juliano's soft-top insert kits are geared for any do-it-yourselfer armed with a few simple shop tools. After an afternoon's work you will experience complete satisfaction when you stand back and admire the final results and feel just like a professional upholsterer.
The top insert kits are available for both coupes and sedans, and special oversize kits can also be ordered. This insert kit is well suited for any original car with an open roof insert as well as the new Brookville steel reproduction three-window coupes. It can also be installed on any solid-roof fiberglass or filled steel body to simulate a soft insert (just the thing if your body has a wavy roof).
Juliano's kits come with canvas base cloth, 1/2-inch-thick foam padding, black or white waterproof vinyl top material, the aluminum perimeter track, snap-on finish molding, and of course, step-by-step instructions. For more information, contact Juliano's, 321 Talcottville Rd., Dept. R&C, Vernon, CT 06066; (800) 300-1932.
Spiffy LiftersCOMP Cams introduces its new Pro Magnum Retro-Fit Hydraulic Roller Lifters designed to fit three classic Chrysler platforms. The COMP Cams-designed hydraulic roller lifters for Chrysler small-block (273-360 cid), big-block (383-440 cid), and Hemi (426 cid) engines yield the ultimate in durability, as well as better throttle response, increased engine vacuum, and top-end horsepower. Specifically designed to perform at higher engine speeds, these lifters resist "pump up," therefore increasing the engine's upper rpm limit.
For more information, contact COMP Cams, 3406 Democrat Rd., Dept. R&C, Memphis, TN 38118; (800) 999-0853.
Xtreme Energy Cams For Chrysler HemisWith a legacy of performance dating back beyond the classic musclecar era, Chrysler engines have historically been a favorite choice of hot rod enthusiasts and racers. Now COMP Cams has developed a new line of camshafts to introduce the newest valvetrain technology to three popular Chrysler engine platforms. Extensively tested and engineered specifically for the unique induction requirements of these engines, the new Xtreme Energy Retro-Fit Hydraulic Roller Camshafts utilize modern "fast ramp" hydraulic roller lobe technology to dramatically increase the horsepower and drivability of these three classic Chrysler engines. When used with COMP's new Pro Magnum Chrysler Retro-Fit Hydraulic Roller lifters, these totally new camshaft designs deliver the ultimate valvetrain performance upgrade, without sacrificing long-term durability. For more information, contact COMP Cams, 3406 Democrat Rd., Dept. R&C, Memphis, TN 38118; (800) 999-0853.
Gambino Kustoms' Top Notch KitThis eight-piece weld-in step notch for '49-54 Chevy passenger-car applications from Gambino Kustoms is made from heavy-duty 3/16-inch PNO mild steel, which is laser cut and CNC formed. These notches were designed specifically for deeply lowered '49-54 Chevys, and especially for extremists who want to "put it on the ground" and run tall bias-ply tires. The notch is designed to work with the back seat brace angle and still center the axle in the notch. This saves you both time and work because you don't have to re-fabricate the area that supports the back of the rear seat.
In case you were not aware, most universal notches don't center the axle, require cutting into the back seat brace, or are made from thinner gauge steel. For more information, contact Gambino Kustoms, 645 Horning St., Dept. R&C, San Jose, CA 95112; (408) 561-5744.