TPI-Tech has released new quad gauge sets with easy-to-program electronic speedometers that are easily calibrated with a small, remotely mounted button that can be mounted (or hidden) anywhere convenient. Just hit the remote button and follow the prompts in the odometer display to set the: speedometer for any gear/tire size, trip odometer, hours traveled, speed-warning indicator (a remotely mounted LED will flash if you exceed it), and oil change reminder (SERVICE will appear in the window when it's time). These new quad gauge sets are available in 3 3/8- or 5-inch diameters with white and black faces with stainless steel bezels or tan with a gold bezel. Electronic or mechanical speedometers are available (mechanical speedometer has a trip odometer but is not programmable.) For more information, contact TPI-Tech at (866) 462-7628; www.tpigauges.com.
If you've been looking for an adjustable stainless steel muffler that offers the look and sound your street rod deserves, we may have found it. Vara Ram Industries' new VR-Billet Bullets feature removable billet end caps and inner baffles with two inserts per muffler to allow you to dial them in for sound and back pressure. They come with a fully polished megaphone housing and are available in 11- and 15-inch lengths. For more information, contact Vara Ram Industries at (713) 477-8100; www.vararam.com.
Weld Racing introduced a new line of wheels at the NSRA Nationals this past summer that was directed right at our readers. The new Rod and Custom line of forged aluminum wheels are available in sizes from 15x4.5 to 20x16 and feature retro looks, but with modern manufacturing and alloys that provide better strength and shine. The Kruiser wheel shown here would look perfect on just about any hot rod. For more information, contact Weld Racing at (800) 488-9353; www.weldracing.com.
If you're tired of looking through the junkyards and want a seat with a lot of style and comfort for your '49-53 Ford coupe, then Glide Engineering has the answer. Glide's new split back seat has a bench bottom and comes with all the great features as the rest of Glide's seats, including black powdercoating to prevent rusting, no-sag springs, sliders, and a mounting base that bolts into factory holes. A contoured foam kit is available as an option. For more information, contact Glide Engineering at (800) 301-3334; www.glideeng.com.
Bob Drake Reproductions Inc. has released a versatile tank for anyone restoring or street rodding '38-40 Ford cars and '38-41 pickups. The Forever Tank has an expanded capacity of 15-plus gallons and closely resembles the original Ford tank down to its interior baffles. It's manufactured from stamped 304 stainless steel so it'll resist corrosion, will not rust, and is guaranteed to be leak-free. The Forever Tank comes ready for either fuel injection or carburetor systems, and is equipped with Bob Drake's universal fuel sender flange that allows installation of original gauges, or many aftermarket sets like VDO and Stewart Warner. For more information, and to get a free 144-page sale catalog of early Ford restoration and hot rod parts, contact Bob Drake Reproductions Inc. at (800) 221-FORD (3673); www.bobdrake.com.