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If you are looking for an easy way to switch your '58-62 full-size Chevrolet from its original power assist steering to factory manual steering, or Classic Performance Products' (CPP) 500 Series power steering, CPP has the solution with the introduction of its OE reproduction centerlink (top link in picture), made of forged steel with a black finish. These centerlinks are factory correct, work with the original manual Pitman arm, and can replace original manual steering.
Alternatively, CPP also offers complete steering linkage kits to upgrade '58-64 full-size Chevrolets to a 500 Series power steering box. An improvement over the '58-62 factory replacement and a direct replacement for '63-64 original manual steering, the kit allows for maximum performance and handling. The kit includes CPP's complete new forged steel centerlink, Pitman arm, idler arm with frame bracket, and idler arm bushings. Whichever your preference, CPP has you covered! For more information, contact Classic Performance Products at (714) 522-2000 or www.classicperform.com.
Got It Handled
Designed to fit '49 and up GM and Ford splines, these new door handles and window cranks from Clayton Machine Works are machined from billet aluminum, powdercoated, then re-machined to create dynamic highlights.
The latest in the company's range of parts, including valve covers, throttle assemblies, dome lights, and other trim pieces, the Pro Touring handles continue the theme of appearing to be one-off parts, but without the associated price! For more information, contact Clayton Machine Works, Inc. at (256) 489-2450 or www.claytonmachine.com.
Rock It With Rockets
Rocket Performance Machine is the parent company of Rocket Racing Wheels, which builds a complete line of high-performance, nostalgia-inspired wheels. Two new traditional hot rod wheel styles are now available. The Injector Series wheels revive traditional five-window mag styling, and are precision-crafted, designed, and tested to meet or exceed U.S. DOT requirements and SAE standards and are available in fully polished and full satin as-cast finishes.
The Rocket Strike Series wheels are available in the same finishes, with a single rib design on each spoke, and with a longer center cap tower that resembles the push through center caps of the '60s. They are precision-crafted from cast A356 aluminum and topped off with a vintage style aluminum O-ring center cap. For more information, contact Rocket Performance Machine at (888) 307-7525 or www.rocketracingwheels.com.
If you have electric windows, door poppers, speakers, or solenoid locks in your doors, one way or another you're going to have to run wires into your doors. The E-Z Wire protector from The Glass House is a simple way to protect those wires from becoming crimped, bent, or even worn through, which will create short circuits.
Comprising stainless steel spring conduits and billet aluminum sleeves, they'll ensure your wires are protected and provide an unobtrusive yet good looking way to run wires from the doorjambs into the doors. For more information, contact The Glass House at (866) 415-5982 or www.theglasshouse1.com.
Swapping an LS engine into your hot rod just got much easier, thanks to the new revolutionary LS conversion oil pan from Mast Motorsports. The engineers at Mast Motorsports took a clean sheet approach, with the result being the first OEM-quality aftermarket LS oil pan. Manufactured from cast aluminum, a thick pan rail maintains the oil pan as a stressed member. The short front pan depth and optimum sump depth balances oil capacity while fitting virtually any chassis. The factory pan gasket and oil filter are utilized for a perfect seal and ease of service. Another OEM quality feature is the production GM pressure relief valve bypass built into the pan.
Autocross and racing fans will love the fact the Mast LS conversion oil pan is cored and baffled for excellent oil control. Innovative oiling circuitry with -10AN fittings eliminates the need for expensive adapters for remote oil coolers or oil filters, and there's a rear -6AN port for an optional oil pressure gauge tap. For more information, contact Mast Motorsports at (936) 560-2218 or www.mastmotorsports.com.
Silver Screen Stars
Bugs in your teeth may be part of driving a roadster, but bugs in your carburetor aren't cool, so if you're running a 97, 94, or 81 carb, check out these Bug Domes from OTB Gear. With all stainless steel construction, this super-sturdy screen inserts snugly into the throat, while still allowing for the addition of slipover carb stacks.
A tasteful solution to an old problem, Bug Domes will keep that rogue locust (or dropped screw) from getting sucked into your engine and ruining your day, not to mention your engine, while still providing free breathing. For more information, contact OTB Gear at (909) 595-4995 or www.otbgear.com.