Stop, Turn, and Split
Juliano's new LED third brake light is more than just a super-bright brake light. The two LED sections function as signal lights as well, a great added-value feature. Because it's divided into two sections, it's also a natural for any car with a split rear window. Two versions are available, with either a fixed bracket for package tray mounting, or an adjustable bracket allowing the light to be mounted on a split window divider.
The 8-inch-wide housing is machined from aluminum and can be polished, plated, or painted to match the interior theme. Complete instructions and hardware are included, and if you already purchased the original version of this light with filament bulbs, Juliano's has a retrofit kit to upgrade those to LED operation. For more information, contact Juliano's at (860) 872-1932 or www.julianos.com.
Plant Your Impala
Global West Suspension can help you get your '58-64 Impala handling to suit your driving style with this new bolt-on rear coilover kit. Coilover suspension provides adjustable ride height and, most importantly, a wide selection of spring rates for fine-tuning. You can set it up for a comfortable ride or superior performance depending on what your preference is.
The kit includes an upper crossmember, rear lower arms in either steel or aluminum (as shown), single or double adjustable shocks, street springs, brackets, and hardware. For more information, contact Global West Suspension at (877) 470-2975 or www.globalwest.net.
Genuine Stromberg unveiled the prototype for its multi-carburetor linkage in January, and now, following the success of its SuperLink arms, combining traditional yet streamlined looks with optimum leverage and huge versatility, introduces the TwoStep linkage kit. Available for, but not exclusive to, 97, 81, and 48 carbs on 2x2 and 2x3 intakes for Flatheads or small-block Chevys, the kits come pre-assembled and install in-you guessed it-two simple steps. You fit the arms, then fit the rods-without the need for extended throttle shafts.
They're not a one-size-fits-all solution either, with each linkage designed for specific intakes. Direct linkages are available as competitively priced regular kits with swivels or Premium kits can be had with opposite threaded rod ends for easy adjustment. Apart from the die-cast zinc SuperLink lever arms, all parts are stainless steel, and every kit comes with two new Stromberg Snapback throttle return springs. Progressive systems ensure maximum versatility. The primary lever has three mounting points to change the secondary opening point, and you can pull the front carburetor or push the rear one open to suit individual applications. For more information, contact Stromberg at www.stromberg-97.com.
Most people probably know O'Brien Truckers for their club plaques, but the company produces many nostalgic hot rod parts from the post-war era. One of their specialties is a broad offering of cool air cleaners.
These teardrop air cleaners are available in an open version with an exposed element or a closed version that breathes from underneath. Both styles are supplied fully polished as shown, and feature a washable lifetime cotton gauze element. If you miss the cool aluminum equipment of the '50s, you'll be like a kid in a candy store when you get the company's catalog! For more information, contact O'Brien Truckers at (508) 248-1555 or www.obrientruckers.com.
This new early Ford-style single or double underfloor pedal assembly from Jim Meyer Racing Products will keep your firewall smooth and give your interior the original retro look. The assembly features a steel cage, removable pedals with bronze bushings on a 3/4-inch-diameter shaft, and 1/2-inch-diameter pedal holes at the top of the pedal arms. It is designed for dual-chamber, two-bolt master cylinders or for a booster to fit under the floor.
The dual or single pedal assembly welds to the inside of the framerail. Boosters, master cylinders, and brake plumbing products are also available. For more information, contact Jim Meyer Racing Products at (541) 994-7717 or www.jimmeyerracing.com.
Performance Online's new universal power window conversion kit will fit virtually any vehicle, as its unique cable design allows the window motor to be mounted almost anywhere in the door, while using the original window regulator. The mechanism is designed to withstand over 6 1/2 pounds of pressure at a distance of nearly 3 feet from the center of the regulator. This effort is enough for most vehicles and provides a nice, smooth operation.
The kits are available in two- and four-door configurations, and offer the ability to use rocker switches to operate the window, or retain the original window handle if desired for that retro look. For more information, contact Performance Online at (800) 638-1703 or www.performanceonline.com.
Follow The Link ...
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.