Swing set

Weiand is proud to announce the release of its vintage swing-arm-style blower drive for their 6-71 series supercharger system. This drive style gained notoriety as the standard choice for front engine dragsters, Gassers, and Altereds in the ’60s as well as on Mel Gibson’s Interceptor Coupe in the ’70s cult classic movie Mad Max.

The cast-aluminum drive comes complete with matching pulleys to augment assembly. The drive kit (PN 7201WND) comes with cover, idler arm, idler pulley, and fasteners. Vintage 1/2-inch pitch pulleys in 33T, 34T, 36T, and 38T configurations can be ordered separately. The idler pulley (PN 7203WND) and the drive gear cover (PN 7204WND) can also be purchased separately. Weiand currently offers 6-71 superchargers for small- and big-block Chevrolet and Chrysler 392 Hemi applications. Complete supercharger kits featuring this vintage blower drive will be offered in the near future. For more information, contact Holley at (270) 781-9741 or www.holley.com.

Nice Rack!

A common issue with many steering and suspension conversions is achieving correct steering geometry using the limited selection of OEM and aftermarket steering racks. The new range of billet aluminum rack-and-pinions from Chassisworks solves this problem as they are available in 1-inch increments from 15 1/2 to 29 1/2 inches, measured between the inner tie-rod pivots. This enables correct geometry to be achieved, whatever width your suspension is, as well as offering a direct replacement upgrade for 24 1/2-inch Mustang II racks.

To aid custom mounting requirements, three billet mounting brackets are also available; a slot-tab location style for perfect alignment with Chassisworks g-Machine crossmembers (or for use with the company’s matched weld-in mounting bases), a 90-degree flat mount, and urethane bushed mounts that mimic OEM Mustang II mounts. All steering rack components are available in silver anodized satin or polished finishes. For more information, contact Chassisworks at (800) 722-2269 or www.cachassisworks.com

Steel Rollin’

Coker Tire has been supplying hot rodders with a great selection of tires for years, but most folks don’t realize Coker also offers a wide variety of wheels. The range of hot rod wheels from Coker Tire comprises Hot Rod Steel, Hot Rod Wire, Smoothie, and Solid, all manufactured by Specialty Wheel, with bolt patterns in 5x4.5, 5x4.75, 5x5, and 5x5.5. All are available in primed or chrome-plated finish, as well as 12 powdercoat colors.

The Hot Rod Steel (pictured here) is available in diameters from 15 to 20 inches and widths from 4.5 to 10 inches. Several center cap and trim ring options are offered. All of the hot rod wheels can be included in Coker Tire’s combo promotion, which offers free mounting and balancing when you buy a set of tires and wheels together. For more information, contact Coker Tire at (800) 251-6336 or www.cokertire.com.

Ring Shopping?

Let’s face it, building an early custom is getting harder and harder, what with the limited supplies of original parts. Take the popular ’52-54 Mercury headlight rings, for instance. They’re not the easiest of things to locate, but now you can get them new! Street & Show Auto Accessories offers these universal frenching rings patterned after the Merc items, in heavier 16-gauge steel than the stockers, making welding easier.

The new rings also have the benefit of a built-in inner ring, replacing the stock chrome rings, which are usually rusted and pitted and are hard to attach. For more information, contact Street & Show Auto Accessories at (562) 947-1972.

Master Stroke

Fed up with rust or brake fluid corroded paint on your master cylinder? Speedway Motors’ new lightweight aluminum master cylinder could be the solution. It has an unpolished body and chrome cover, while the main bore is sleeved with corrosion-resistant stainless steel to provide extra protection against the caustic materials found in modern brake fluids.

Based on the popular GM-style design, it has outlets on both sides of the body (3/8-24 IFF) to allow it to be used in both frame- and firewall-mount applications, while the 1-inch bore size can be used with either manual or power brakes. For more information, contact Speedway Motors at (800) 979-0122 or www.speedwaymotors.com.