It All Hinges On This
Eddie Motorsports now manufactures billet aluminum hood hinges for '55-57 Chevrolets. The hinges are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and employ high-quality sealed ball bearings for a smooth reliable operation. They are available in machined, satin, or brilliant polished finish, black or clear anodized, or a wide variety of colored Fusion-coated finishes. Designed as direct-fit, "bolt-on" units, the hinges utilize the stock mounting holes that have been elongated for ease of gap adjustment. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in underhood customizing or just want to replace your weak stamped-steel stock hood hinges with these stout billet pieces, Eddie Motorsports hinges are the answer. For more information, contact Eddie Motorsports at (888) 813-1293 or www.eddiemotorsports.com.
Recreational vehicles, handheld power equipment, small engines, construction, and farm equipment are commonly operated seasonally or infrequently, then stored for long periods of time. During these periods of inactivity, and as a result of fluctuations in temperature, condensation can form, causing surface corrosion on steel and iron compounds. It may also dry out cylinders, which can cause permanent damage when the equipment is dry-started. When you think about it, many rods and customs are treated in the same way as these engines!
Oil will act as a barrier, but only for so long-the most effective protection being an aerosol fogging oil. AMSOIL has introduced a new premium engine fogging oil that offers superior film retention and provides long-term protection against rust and corrosion. It's applied through the engine intake or carburetor as the engine is running for a complete distribution of oil onto engine parts. It is easier, more effective, and cleaner than pouring motor oil into the engine cylinders and manually rotating the engine. For more information, contact AMSOIL at (800) 777-8491.
Open And Shut Case
Early automotive door latches often leave a lot to be desired, as evidenced by the popularity of "bearclaw"-type conversions. But these require welding and can't easily be retrofitted on finished cars. However, the Altman Easy Latch is a vehicle-specific bolt-on rotary claw latch kit designed to be installed without welding. Claimed to be the first and currently only such kit, it connects to factory interior and exterior handles and exterior locks. Currently available for '37-39 Ford coupes, Tudor sedans, and sedan deliveries, each kit comes with vehicle-specific bearclaw latches, contour-fitting jamb plates, striker plates that bolt in the stock location, and stainless steel striker bolts. Also supplied are detailed instructions, and all necessary templates and hardware to ensure the doors open and close smoothly and safely. For more information, contact Trique Manufacturing at (866) 987-4783 or www.triquemfg.com.
Aeromotive's new EFI Bypass Fuel Regulator (PN 13129) is proof that you don't have to sacrifice performance and precision control for the sake of your budget. This regulator encompasses features and benefits found on all Aeromotive regulators, yet in a new smaller and lighter package, capable of handling the most aggressive street engines but docile enough for your daily driver. Designed with EFI engines like the GM LS, Ford Mod Motor, and Chrysler Hemi in mind, the 13129 is perfect for late-model EFI transplants. It features a bypass design and provides two ORB-06 inlet/outlet ports, one ORB-06 return port, vacuum boost reference port, and a 1/8-inch NPT gauge port. Base pressure is adjustable from 30-70 psi and fuel pressure rises on a 1:1 ratio with boost. As with all Aeromotive regulators, the 13129 incorporates CNC-machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum construction and a convoluted diaphragm utilizing proprietary elastomer materials for precision pressure control. In addition, this regulator features a bright dip black anodized cap and stainless steel mounting bracket. For more information, contact Aeromotive at (913) 647-7300 or www.aeromotiveinc.com.