Classic Performance Products has been supplying steering, brake, and suspension components for Chevy and Ford classic trucks, as well as Chevy passenger cars, for 20 years. The latest products are these nickel-plated steering universal joints.
Designed to work at angles up to 30 degrees, the U-joints are CNC-machined and precision broached for a perfect fit. The stainless steel sealed bearing cap and nickel plating give a polished stainless appearance, and all popular sizes are available. For more information, contact Classic Performance Products at (714) 522-2000 or www.classicperform.com.
Got You Cornered
Steve's Auto Restoration (SAR) has been fabricating replacement quarter-panel corners for '32 roadsters and three-window coupes for over three years. The question arose as to why the '34 guys didn't offer replacement corners for '33-34 coupes and roadsters. Well, the question has been answered and the demand has now been met. SAR now hand fabricates replacement quarter-panel corners to fit the '33-34 Ford coupe, roadster, or cabriolet.
Each corner is 8 1/2 inches tall and includes the outer flange. So, whether yours are rusted or has suffered body damage, SAR has you covered. For more information, contact Steve's Auto Restorations at (503) 665-2222 or www.stevesautorestorations.com.
The latest steering wheel design from CON2R is this limited edition "Jolly Roger" wheel that features a detailed white resin skull and cross bones built on a full steel frame with a 2-inch offset, 15-inch outside diameter ABS grip, and a standard three-bolt mounting pattern.
This wheel is available with a choice of eight different grip colors and the skull and bones can be customized to your heart's content with paint, patina, or pummeling to achieve the dead-on look you want for your ride. Only 101 of these wheels will be produced. For more information, contact CON2R at (503) 626-6390
Eliminating keys and using a push button to start your engine is neat, but hardly a theft deterrent! Now, thanks to ididit Inc. you can have the best of both worlds! This Keyless Ignition System can be mounted in a new steering column or even a dash. The provided key fob communicates with the ignition control module to verify the owner and will pre-authorize the ignition system, enabling the engine to start when the button is pushed.
The kit contains the control module and two key fobs with automatic or manual modes and an adjustable range of up to 10 feet. For more information, contact ididit at (517) 424-7293 or www.ididitinc.com.
Pump It Up
The GM Type II or Stage II power steering pump is designed to fit tight against the block, which makes it ideal for extra-cramped applications. This power steering pump bracket from Flaming River is designed to fit the Stage II pump, with either short or longneck water pumps, and is available for small- and big-block applications.
Manufactured from black oxide steel using precision laser machinery, the bracket is supplied with a billet aluminum tension adjuster and mounting hardware. Pumps, reservoirs, and stainless braided hoses are also available. For more information, contact Flaming River at (866) 815-3673 or www.flamingriver.com.
Turned Down Again?
Car Chemistry's sound suppression exhaust turndowns not only reduce sound levels but are claimed to increase performance too. The inserts are designed to increase flow by actually drawing or pulling exhaust gases through the exhaust system, in some cases increasing torque and horsepower, while decreasing sound decibels and directing the exhaust away from the vehicle.
Simply bolt the turndowns onto your collector flange, allowing for easy installation and removal. The special "bologna cut" turndown takes up less ground clearance space than conventional turndowns. Use the two-disc unit for drag racing or the three-disc version for street/strip use. For more information, contact Car Chemistry at (972) 937-7735 or www.carchemistry.com.