Get Into It
Some of us change our oil and do tune-ups, while some of us are a bit more involved and do mechanical work and repairs. And then there are those of us who are really "Into It," as demonstrated in this latest painting from the brush of automotive artist George Trosley. Reproduced in brilliant full color on double-weight, acid-free paper, each 11x17-inch limited-edition print is signed and numbered by the artist and personalized if you wish, then shipped next-day in super-sturdy mailing tubes. Set the attitude level in your garage to "Into It"!For more information, contact George Trosley, P.O. Box 37, Woodlyn, PA 19094.
Steve's Auto Restorations, manufacturer of brand-new reproduction 1933-34 Ford roadster bodies, provides the restoration and street rod market with many of the rare and needed sheetmetal pieces to complete an original project. One of the most important parts in restoring any Model 40 is the subrails. These pieces are the foundation of the bottom of the passenger car body and lie on the outer edges of the floor and reach down over the top outside edges of the framerails. Stamped of heavy 16-gauge steel with right-angle cross-section, they come in three pieces each side, full length (UPS-able). For more information, contact Steve's Auto Restorations, (503) 665-2222, www.realsteel.com.
Keisler Engineering, manufacturer of high-quality transmission conversion kits, is pleased to introduce an all-new GM621 transmission bellhousing. The new Keisler bellhousing is manufactured with a titanium and aluminum alloy for added strength and engineered to precise tolerances for a perfect fit. The GM621 is an 11-inch bellhousing that allows you to mount Muncie, T10, Saginaw, Richmond, and Tremec TKO transmissions to any of Chevrolet's V-8s, including a special model for LS engines. In addition to the new bellhousing, Keisler also offers hydraulic clutch kits, flywheels, clutch kits, pedal assemblies, shifter handles, and floor humps. For more information, contact Keisler Engineering, (865) 609-8187, www.keislerauto.com.
Valley Hot Rod Shoppe is pleased to announce the release of their 1928-29 Ford Model A closed-cab fiberglass pickup body. Designed to bolt to either original or aftermarket chassis, each body features double gelcoat layers and 5oz hand-laid Taishan mat, with stronger layup at stress points, such as door hinge and latch points on the A- and B-pillars. Each cab is supplied with a visor. The roof panel is supplied bolted to the cab with stainless steel fasteners, which allows easy access during the build stage for such items as upholstery or a roll bar. The recessed firewall allows for a V-8 to be used with the body on a stock-length chassis, while the cowl features a factory style fuel filler neck, and the rear of the cab has authentic reveals and moldings. Valley Hot Rod Shoppe offers the body in three stages of build, first as a bare fiberglass shell package, supplied with steel hinge and latch plates (not installed), next with a steel internal framework fitted, and finally with a steel framework fitted and the doors hung and latched. Doors are also available separately. For more information, contact Valley Hot Rod Shoppe, (760) 586-5458, www.valleyhotrodshoppe.com.
Real Wheels Rolling!
Real Rodders Wheels (formerly Eric Vaughn's Real Wheels) has been the choice for discriminating rod shops and rod owners searching for the perfect traditional wheel for 23 years. New ownership will maintain the company's reputation for unrelenting quality control and is dedicated to keeping their sizes and designs aimed at the street rodder who wants no compromises. Real Wheels' original one-piece cast aluminum wheels series are produced in the USA from the finest materials and offered in these old and new sizes: 14x6, 15x5.5, 15x7, 15x8, 15x8 (trick), 15x10, 16x8, 16x8 (trick), and 16x10. The "trick" refers to a unique profile that provides the deep dish of a classic 10-inch wheel on an 8-inch rim width, previously only available with expensive custom machine work. All wheels come complete with push-through caps, lug nuts, and valve stems, and are fully polished on both sides and very carefully packaged for shipping. Custom widths are available up to 15 inches! For more information, contact Real Rodders Wheels, (888) 298-4212, www.realrodderswheels.com.
Phoenix Transmission announces a new series of high-performance 4L60E transmissions for the LS1- and LS2-series Chevrolet engines and is rated for use with engines from 350 to more than 600 hp. These transmissions feature high-energy friction bands, increased clutch capacity, modified pump, all new upgraded electronics, modified valve body, and specially prepared gear train components. Like all Phoenix Transmission Products' specialty transmissions, the transmission case is cleaned using a five-step process that leaves the case with a smooth semi-polished finished, which not only looks great but resists cracking. All external hardware is cadmium plated. These transmissions come with custom-stalled torque converters matched to each application and also built by Phoenix. These transmissions are compatible with all factory computer systems and are available with a standalone computer system as well. All transmissions are thoroughly dyno tested prior to shipping and are backed by a two-year, 24,000-mile warranty. For more information, contact Phoenix Transmission Products, (866) SHIFT UP, www.phoenixtrans.com.
The Heritage Deuce Model
The new machined aluminum Heritage Deuce steering wheel from Grant Products features a large diameter and comes polished to a mirror finish. The two-spoke wheel has a machined trim piece that simulates the look of an old-style horn ring. The wheel rims are genuine leather with finger grips on the back of the rim for additional comfort and style. The center of each wheel has a polished aluminum center cap with a machined bevel edge and the new Grant oval horn button. The wheels are 14 3/4-inch diameter with a 2 1/2-inch dish. There are 12 new models in the Heritage Collection with two-, three-, and four-spoke designs. For more information, contact Grant Products International, (818) 247-2910, www.grantproducts.com.
Light the Bomb!
The legendary Cherry Bomb glasspack made its fame on '60s and '70s musclecars, and is now reclaiming its throne with the Cherry Bomb Vortex. The Vortex is the company's highest-flowing and quietest glasspack yet, with a remarkable internal flow rate equivalent to a 4-inch straight-through pipe. Its ingenious patented flow divider design works in tandem with a perforated wall layered with high temperature-absorbing fiberglass filler to maximize flow and adjust frequencies to deliver both performance and a unique Cherry Bomb sound. Made of 100-percent welded, aluminized steel, and finished with a high temperature-resistant black finish, the Cherry Bomb Vortex is made to last and is available in standard body sizes with reversible ends for easy installation in any rod or custom. For more information, contact Cherry Bomb, (866) 869-9704, www.cherrybomb.com.
Totally Shiny Header Bolts
Totally Stainless has combined the benefits of vibration-proof, heat-resistant stainless wedge lock washers with the high-strength stainless steel ARP bolts to produce their latest product, Total-Locs. The special two-piece, 316 stainless wedge lock washers are installed on the high-strength bolts prior to thread rolling so they won't fall off! Total-Locs are made from high-quality stainless steel, are just as easy to install as standard header bolts, and are priced significantly lower than other locking header bolts. For more information, contact Totally Stainless, (800) 767-4781, www.totallystainless.net.
Cool Off with a LoBoy
Flex-a-lite has developed a new 16-inch high-performance, low-profile electric cooling fan that is as low as 1.25-inch deep. Installing a LoBoy puller fan can improve gas mileage, horsepower, and torque by replacing a stock belt-driven fan. Assist the existing cooling system with an auxiliary fan (pusher) in front of the radiator to provide additional cooling in engines prone to overheating.The LoBoy fan moves 2,500 cubic feet per minute, and draws only 18.5 amps. Adjustable thermostat control or manual override switch may be added for additional fan control. For more information, contact Flex-a-lite, (800) 851-1510, www.flex-a-lite.com.