If you're quite literally tired of hauling your '58-64 Chevy around with that heavy ol' manual steering, you'll be more than a little pleased to learn that Classic Performance Products has added the '58-64 to its 500 Series Power Steering family. The new CP50003 power steering conversion gearbox features a 14:1 ratio and all sorts of technical wizardry inside its casing to provide smooth operation throughout the steering range while retaining excellent road feel. What you really want to know is that it's a bolt-in direct replacement for the stock box, and has mounting bosses integrated into the casing, meaning there's no messing with brackets or shims to line it up with the steering column. Speaking of which, it works with original and aftermarket columns and sway bars.
For more information, contact Classic Performance Products at (714) 522-2000.
Column shifters are great for keeping your floorboards uncluttered, especially when space is at a premium, such as in an early body style, but they can be a pain to detect which gear you're in, especially if your column doesn't have a shift indicator.
Well, worry no more. The new Aluminum Shift Indicators from ididit are tailored to your tranny, whether three-speed or overdrive, and come in brushed or polished aluminum, chrome, or black powdercoating. For more information, contact ididit inc. at (517) 424-0577.
SO-CAL Speed Shop is known for its top-of-the-line hard parts for building traditional roadsters and customs in addition to turning out beautiful chassis work and concours-quality restorations. In particular, the company's New Traditionalist line is especially popular, and the Hot Rod Wheel is the latest from this series.
Cast from 356A heat-treated T6 aluminum, and with a one-piece aluminum pin-drive knock-off, the Hot Rod Wheel captures the post-WWII circle-track style. The wheel comes in 16-inch diameter with three widths of 5 1/2, 6, and 8 inches, with the optional steel adapter available in Ford (5 on 4 1/2) and Chevy (5 on 4 3/4) bolt patterns, along with all related hardware. For more information, contact SO-CAL Speed Shop at (909) 469-6171.
If you've ever attempted to fabricate a folding top frame for a roadster, you'll appreciate just how difficult it can be, especially getting it to fold in the right places while looking good at the same time, so the introduction of Roadster Ute Inc's Kwik Top Universal Top Iron Kit couldn't be more welcome. As the "universal" part of the name suggests, it will fit 1928-32 Ford roadsters, 1928-34 roadster pickups, and can be easily modified to fit other makes and models too.
This is possible because the kit is adjustable in three directions. It comes standard to fit a 2-inch chopped windshield, but it's adjustable for any height or body width, and can be folded like an original top or removed from the car in the "up" position. The Kwik Top can be fitted and ready to go to the upholstery shop in about one hour. For more information, contact Mick at firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the following dealers: C.W. Moss (714-639-3083), Sacramento Ford (916-853-2244), SO-CAL Nevada (702-651-1932), or Vision Rods (706-348-8485).