Think of Heidts and you probably picture trick IFS setups, right? Well, check out the company's new '55-57 Chevy triangulated four-link kit. Designed to handle high horsepower and make the Chevy Tri-Fives handle better than the original designers could have ever dreamed of, the kit is available in plain steel or with polished stainless steel tubes. Optional items are available, including a 9-inch housing with third member, axles, and rear disc brakes.
The standard kit comes with chassis and axle brackets, plain adjustable links, full upper coilover crossmember, adjustable Heidts black coilovers, and all hardware. No cutting or floor modifications are needed and adjustable four-link mounts allow for suspension tuning. For more information contact Heidts at (800) 841-8188 or www.heidts.com.
Weber or Not
The Inglése EZ-EFI induction systems may look like classic Weber induction, but these technically advanced systems deliver increased performance, cold starts, and driveability for your street rod, muscle car, or restored classic. They are capable of supporting engines up to 1,000 hp and allow a much broader camshaft selection than a carbureted setup. The new systems employ advanced FAST EZ-EFI fuel injection and Precision-Flow fuel injectors (GM LS7-type) that are integrated into the exclusive cast-aluminum 50mm IDA-style throttle bodies. The EZ-EFI is a self-learning fuel injection system that tunes itself as you drive and does not require the use of a laptop.
Inglése EZ-EFI eight-stack systems are designed to use custom-engineered, low-profile fuel rails that sit below the stacks and between the throttle bodies for a much cleaner look. Also featured are aircraft-quality aluminum linkages that are designed to provide smooth and trouble-free actuation. For more information, contact Inglése at (866) 450-8089 or www.inglese.com.
EZ Wiring has a new Power Wiper kit, featuring a strong electric motor with easy adjustment to change the length of sweep to accommodate various applications. In addition, the wipers can be set to sweep in the same or opposite directions, depending on how the wiper transmissions are mounted.
The kits are complete with motor, cable, wiper transmissions, aluminum tubing, wiring, and switch. For more information, contact EZ Wiring at
(386) 437-1077 or www.ezwiring.com.
Paint Your Wagon
Following Summit Racing's 2008 introduction of a budget-friendly single-stage paint system, the company now offers its new two-stage paint system. The new lead-free urethane basecoat/clearcoat system is formulated to create an outstanding finish with minimal drying time. It includes 40 basecoat colors, plus a line of primers, sealers, clearcoats, hardeners, and reducers optimized to work at different temperatures and specialty additives to deliver professional results. The Summit Racing 2-Stage paint system is also available in special formulations to meet stricter, local VOC requirements.
The 2-Stage paint system primers and sealers, includes etching primer 2K HS urethane primer, 2.1 VOC 1K high-build primer, 2.1 VOC 2K high-build DTM primer, acrylic primer surfacer, epoxy primer, and 2K sealer. Also offered are two versions of clearcoat: spot/panel clearcoat for quick-drying application on small areas and overall clearcoat for protecting an entire project vehicle. Both mix in a convenient 4:1 ratio with the 2-Stage system clearcoat hardeners. For more information, contact Summit Racing at (800) 230-3030 or
Wooden it be Nice
Juliano's released a new three-spoke steering wheel for all classic Fords, featuring a glass-smooth wood grain finish, drilled spokes and a choice of two horn buttons that include the iconic Ford Blue Oval or the classic V-8 emblem. The wheel fits all popular Ford and GM steering columns, as well as columns made by Juliano's, Flaming River, and ididit. It uses a standard Grant three-bolt adapter, so it can be tailored to practically any application, and would perfectly complement a wood grain dashboard. For more information contact Juliano's at (860) 872-1932 or www.julianos.com.
Not so long ago "cool" shift knob options were pretty well limited to an eight ball, skull, or piston, but not so any longer. Now almost anything you can think of is available as a shift knob, but these new "Mercury Head" knobs from Mercury Charlie in Austin, Texas, are just that, a little bit different from the others, as they're made from crystal clear acrylic. The head of the Roman messenger to the gods features a detailed face and traditional winged Mercury helmet, and is supplied pre-drilled for use on any shift lever. And you don't even have to own a Merc to get one, though we've a feeling that's where most will end up. For more details contact Mercury Charlie at (512) 331-6500 or www.mercurycharlie.com.
Style is Everything
While hair pomade's only connection with hot rods that we can think of is that we once used it to good effect when we needed to grease some replacement parts fitted on the road in the middle of nowhere, we do know plenty of rod and custom owners who rely on it at least in part for their "good looks"! Just ask Editor Fortier! Crafted with hints of legendary pomades of yesteryear and a light almond scent, Grant's Golden Brand pomade is water based so it washes cleanly away, leaving no wax buildup, yet has great holding power for all hair types. For more information contact Grant's Golden Brand at www.grantsgoldenbrand.com.
Not Your Grandpa's Bumpers
Stock bumpers on a hot rod are less than appealing unless that's the look the builder has gone for, but sometimes, whether it's local laws that require them, or that they make sense to protect exposed steering linkages, bumpers are a necessity. McMillan Rod & Custom offers stainless steel tube bumpers and bracketry, built from type 304 stainless and polished, with each piece designed to complement the vehicle it is intended for. In fact the company specializes in stainless steel components, from trim pieces to grilles, gas tanks to nerf bars and bumpers. For more information contact McMillan Rod & Custom at (715) 387-6847 or www.mcmillanrodandcustom.com.
With 16 years experience in T-buckets as vice president of Total Performance, Jim Wilkos knows the needs of T-bucket owners, and his new venture, Wintec Fabrication, has released this spindle mount brake kit to fit '37-48 Ford spindles, '49-54 Chevy spindles, and all Total Performance spindles.
Everything required to run disc brakes with Radir, Hallcraft, or Dayton spindle-mount wheels is supplied. Parts include chrome caliper mounting brackets with complete mounting hardware, a pair of polished Wilwood 175 series calipers, brake pads, mounting screws, zinc-plated high-carbon steel rotors with mounting bolts, and correct caliper spacers. For more information, contact Wintec Fabrication at (203) 294-1339 or www.wintecfabrication.com.