Pump It Up
Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories produces chrome-plated, polished, and powdercoated alternators, starters, water pumps, power steering pumps, master cylinders, power brake boosters, and related accessories, all made in the United States. The company's new line of OE As-Cast Replacement Water Pumps feature new aluminum or iron factory finish castings that are ideal for muscle car restorations that require OE-style water pumps. Most pumps are available with the SuperCool pump impeller that provides 30 percent more coolant flow.
The OE pumps also feature heavy-duty ball/roller bearings, a high-strength steel center shaft, and premium seals for maximum dependability. The water pump castings have OE ports and connections and are complete with water pump gaskets. Applications include all popular performance engines, including Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Olds, and Pontiac V-8s. For more information, contact Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories at (800) 331-6562 or www.tuffstuffperformance.com.
Making light work
Are you fed up with that somewhat-outdated floor-mounted dimmer switch, or maybe you want the conveniences of your modern daily driver in your rod or custom, such as being able to flash your headlights even when they're not switched on? American Autowire's Latching Relay Module replaces a dimmer switch and allows you to switch between high and low beams with either a momentary push button turn signal switch or a momentary push button tilt lever switch, both are available from the company.
In addition to switching between high and low beams, the latching relay module automatically resets your headlights to the low-beam position whenever the headlight switch or vehicle is turned off. Also, the module allows you to flash your high beams in a "flash to pass" situation, when the headlights are not switched on. For more information, contact American Autowire at (856) 933-0801 or www.americanautowire.com.
Whether you have a spare pair of "rollers" or an extra set of wheels and tires to give your ride a different look occasionally, a set of four wheels takes up a lot of space in your garage. Taking a cue from garage storage systems that store totes and boxes above garage doors or up on the walls, Diamond Storage Concepts offers this new ceiling storage unit, the HyLoft Express, measuring 27x36 inches with adjustable height from 16-24 inches and a weight capacity of 150 pounds.
I fabricated a similar system for my own garage a few years ago, so I know the value of the space that is freed up by moving even one set of wheels out of the way, which can be put to way better use! All HyLoft ceiling mounted shelves, hooks, and racks have a powdercoated finish. For more information, contact Diamond Storage Concepts at (702) 685-1700 or www.diamondstorageconcepts.com.
If you are trying to keep the firewall clean on your project car or are simply replacing the original floor-mounted brake pedal, the Jim Meyer Universal bracket with dual-chamber master cylinder and booster can be mounted just about anywhere on the chassis. It is compatible with four-wheel disc or drum or disc/drum systems, and the bracket can be modified for your personal requirements.
Ideal for early Fords and Tri-Five Chevys or underfloor conversions, the Jim Meyer unit emulates the original underfloor pedal arm design with optional master cylinders, boosters, and proportioning valves available. For more information, contact Jim Meyer Racing Products at (800) 824-1752 or at www.jimmeyerracing.com.