Multiple carbs are cool, and Edelbrock makes it simple to get dual-quad performance in a single package. Edelbrock Dual-Quad Manifold and Carb Kits include nearly all you need to install dual-quads on a small-block Chevy with conventional or Vortec heads. This includes the new Dual-Quad Air-Gap intake, gaskets, progressive linkage, braided fuel line, and two Thunder Series AVS 500-cfm carbs (one manual choke, one electric). You supply a fuel filter and air cleaner(s) of your choice to finish off the induction improvement. The manifold and carbs are even available with a bright EnduraShine finish. For more information, contact Edelbrock at (310) 781-2222; www.edelbrock.com.
Even the most hardcore roadster owner can use a top every once in a while, and by using the Topster frame, you can have an attractive soft top that can easily be stowed behind the seat or in the trunk when not in use. Available for '28-34 Ford roadsters, the Topster features a unique two-piece cast-aluminum windshield header for easy storage. Each Topster is also fine-tuned and custom measured to your car, so it's ready to install when you receive it and have your upholsterer stitch a top that will fit well and look great. For more information, contact Topsters at (250) 727-2641; www.topsters.com.
Adding to its long list of LED taillights, Technostalgia recently introduced new LED taillight assemblies for '46-48 Plymouths. The all-new assemblies begin with 14 ultra-bright, automotive-grade LEDs designed for a widedispersion angle. They're built with Technostalgia's RapidFire feature, which pulsates the lights rapidly three times before holding them on, each time the brake pedal is pressed. The lens and reflector are reproductions made using modern materials, and the pressure-cast chrome bezel is designed to fit the body contour better than an original, and even comes with a molded rubber body-to-taillight seal. For more information, contact Technostalgia at (812) 265-0062; www.cool-leds.com.
Adding an X-style crossover to your exhaust can improve power and mellow out the exhaust note, which is why Stainless Works offers stainless X-style crossovers. CNC mandrel bent using Everlast 304 stainless in diameters ranging from 2 to 3.5 inches, the TIG-welded crossovers are flat ground and deburred to minimize restrictions, and are backed by limited lifetime guarantees. In addition to X-pipes, Stainless Works offers a wide variety of header and exhaust components, as well as complete systems for popular applications like '55-57 Chevys and early Thunderbirds. For more information, contact Stainless Works at (800) 878-3635; www.stainlessworks.net.
The Fairlane Company, a longtime manufacturer of replacement fiberglass body parts for Ford street rods and fat-fendered Ford and Chevy pickups, recently acquired Fenders Plus, a producer of fiberglass parts for '49-56 Ford cars. The merger extends Fairlane's product line to include Ford car body parts from 1935-56, and makes it the only company producing front fenders and hoods for '54-56 Ford cars. So, before you spend a lot of money patching those rusty original parts, you might want to see what's available in 'glass. For more information, contact the Fairlane Company at (248) 676-9293; www.fairlanecompanymi.com.
Ford fans planning to use FE-series V-8s (352, 390, 410, 427, or 428) in their rods or customs can now take advantage of a clean, compact Concept One pulley system. CNC-milled from 6061 billet aluminum and available in machined or polished finishes, these easy-to-install systems come with all the necessary components, including Goodyear Gatorback belts and chrome fasteners. The kits feature overdrive technology for increased water flow and slow-speed electrical system charging, and optional power steering kits (which can be added at any time) include the all-new lightweight Concept One aluminum power steering pump. For more information, contact Redd Machining & Manufacturing at (877) 785-5397; www.conceptonepulleys.com.
Cruising your rod or custom can be a lot more comfortable with an extra gear, and ATI Performance Products is trying to make overdrive easier with its 4L60E Street Rod Package. It's actually a complete kit that features a fully blueprinted and built GM 4L60E transmission; 10-, 11-, or 12-inch torque converter; mount; dipstick; cooler and cooler lines; computer control box; wire harness; and TPS sensor. The same great technology that goes into each ATI racing transmission-technology based on 40 years of transmission experience-can now be had in your hot rod. For more information, contact ATI Performance Products at (800) 284-3433; www.atiperformanceproducts.com.