The first time you get locked out of a car with shaved handles because of a dead battery, you'll wish you had added remote battery jumper posts. Of course, there are other advantages to having jumper posts hidden under your vehicle, but if you've ever tried to form the double-D-shaped holes necessary to keep the jumper posts from spinning as you tighten the locking nut, you'll know how time-consuming it is.
Sachse Rod Shop has the solution with this remote battery jumper post frame bracket, which mounts to your chassis with self-threading 1/4-inch hardware and has the required double-D holes. Sachse Rod Shop can also supply the jumper posts, which are not included with the bracket. For more information contact Sachse Rod Shop at (800) 495-3904 or www.sachserodshop.com.
Taillights are a necessity on any car, but why settle for reproductions of originals, especially if you're not building a traditional ride? Pro's Pick's new oval taillights will make a design feature of these necessities, the 28 LEDs in each light supplying perfect illumination.
Measuring 5x2 inches, the oval billet aluminum taillights will suit many vehicles and can be mounted horizontally or vertically, or even as a third brake light. For more information contact Pro's Pick at (800) 865-7366 or www.pros-pick.com.
Cap it off
If you run classic Chevy Rally wheels on your ride, Stockton Wheel Service can help you add the finishing touch with one of its reproduction hubcaps. From smoothie to bow tie and disc brake to rally sport, they can supply the right cap for your application.
Stockton's Rally hubcaps are available in chromed or polished stainless steel, depending on model, and are officially licensed by GM. Each features correct OEM logos and ribs like the original, and fit any original wheel or Stockton Wheel's 14-, 15-, 16-, and 17-inch GM Rally Wheels. For more information contact Stockton Wheel Service at (800) 395-9433 or www.stocktonwheel.com.
Everything Olds is New
The 1951-56 Oldsmobile and Cadillac air cleaner is a classic hot rod component, but finding originals these days isn't easy or cheap, and putting them to use requires converting from oil bath to paper filter element. But now there's an easier way, thanks to Technostalgia's reproduction version. Measuring 181/4 inches wide, it has the same dimensions as the original and is stamped from heavy-gauge steel spot-welded and powdercoated in semigloss finish.
Designed to fit most carburetors and throttle bodies, the housing is notched at the rear to provide clearance for large-diameter GM HEI distributors and accepts off-the-shelf 14-inch-diameter, 4-inch-tall paper filter elements. A unique rocket-shaped wing nut secures the housing. Shipped ready to install, the kit includes the upper and lower housing, filter element, wing nut, carburetor stud, and AC decal. For more information contact Technostalgia at (812) 265-0062 or www.cool-leds.com.
Sometimes little things can make a big difference, such as having a light in the trunk instead of having to dig out a flashlight. Watson's StreetWorks has a number of solution-oriented products to make your life easier, including this neat little courtesy/utility light for interior lighting, trunk, or underhood illumination.
Measuring approximately 1 3/4x2 5/8 inches, it requires a 1 1/2-inch-diameter clearance hole and is supplied with prewired leads. With two hidden mounting screws securing the black plastic housing, four bright white LEDs are behind the clear diffused lens. For more information contact Watson's StreetWorks at (860) 859-0513 or www.watsons-streetworks.com.
Air in a Can
Airbags have made hitherto impossible stances and ride heights attainable in recent years (hydraulics notwithstanding), and Air Ride Technologies' ShockWaves have taken airbags to the next level, but one problem persists with both variants on the theme, though admittedly it's a problem caused by bad planning on the part of the builder or simply a lack of available space. Yep, install an airbag too close to other components and it'll chaff, rub through, and eventually fail. Not what you want from a suspension component!
However, Air Ride Technologies offers the AirCan, an aluminum cover for the airspring on 7000 and 8000 series ShockWaves, which improves the cosmetic appearance and allows the unit to be installed closer to other components. For more information contact Air Ride Technologies at (812) 481-4768 or www.ridetech.com.