Classic Performance Products' (CPP) new roller bearing upgrade kit features replacement forged aluminum hubs with new studs and installed bearing races that are stronger and safer than any hub on the market to date. This kit is also 2 pounds lighter for added performance and fuel efficiency. CPP's kit is a perfect fit for modern wheels and tires and any type of brake upgrade on '55-64 Chevrolet cars (as well as some '55-68 full-size cars with slip-over-style disc brake rotors) plus '64-74 AFX body cars. The kit comes complete with new forged aluminum hubs, inner and outer bearings and races, wheel studs, wheel hub seals, hub caps, hub washers, grease caps and cotter pins. For more information, contact Classic Performance Products at (714) 522-2000 or www.classicperform.com.
Summit New At The Top
Summit Racing Equipment now offers complete top end kits for pre-'86 small-block Chevy engines. Available in two versions: 355 hp/400 lb-ft of torque and 375 hp/400 lb-ft of torque. The kits feature a pair of fully assembled Summit Racing Street and Strip aluminum cylinder heads (62cc chambers, 170cc intake, 69cc exhaust) matched up with a Summit Racing Street and Strip aluminum intake manifold and a hydraulic cam and lifter kit.
The kits also come with a timing chain set and cam locking plate, a complete set of Trick Flow gaskets, a Trick Flow pushrod checker, and hardware from Summit Racing and GM Performance. For more information, contact Summit Racing Equipment at (800) 230-3030 or www.summitracing.com.
The Boyds Are Back In Town
Genuine Boyds, the family legacy-driven custom wheel company founded by Boyd Jr. and Chris Coddington, introduced its first cast wheel. The new Vintage-5 is an affordable option to the Genuine Boyds popular 6061 billet Junk Yard Dog. Constructed using a precision A-356 cast center that is 360-degree MIG-welded into a forged 6061-T6 aluminum one-piece seamless soft lip rim, the 6061 alloy polishes to a brilliant luster that will not give your wheels the "two-tone" effect of a duller 5000 series rim shell.
In addition, 6061 alloys are more resistant to surface corrosion than 5000 series alloys. The new Vintage-5 is built to order with custom bolt circles and custom backspacing available in 1/8-inch increments. The Vintage-5 is available in 17-, 18-, and 20-inch diameters and 6- to 15-inch widths. Various finishes are available including polished, powdercoated, old-school finish, and Boyds' new PermaStar PVD bright chrome and PermaStar PVD black chrome-a first for two-piece wheels. For more information, contact Genuine Boyds at (866) 952-2693 or www.billetwheel.com.
Ingersoll Rand has launched its new 2015MAX (3/8-inch drive) and 2025MAX (1/2-inch drive) Hammerhead low-profile Impactools. The Hammerhead continues the MAX tradition of offering air tools with innovative features to deliver maximum power, control, and access. With a head height less than 2 inches, 180 lb-ft of max torque and 7,100 rpm of speed, as well as a two-position power regulator and feather-touch trigger, the Hammerhead offers the power of an impact, and all the capabilities of a ratchet.
In addition to this combination of access and power, the Hammerhead also features a conveniently located forward/reverse collar, providing unrestricted access to easily change the direction of the tool in tight spaces, where traditional tools frequently get jammed. Knuckle-saver reaction-less torque eliminates kickback, and further protects the user's hands while working in confined spaces. For more information, contact Ingersoll Rand at (800) 866-5457 or www.ingersollrandproducts.com.
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.