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.

Legal Torque

B&M Racing and Performance Products have added two new members to their SFI-approved family of flexplates. PN 20340 is designed to fit the GM LSx motors, including the ’10 Camaro with the L99 motor and most GM products (earlier Camaros/Firebirds, Corvettes, late-model GTO, G8, etc.) with automatic transmissions and LSx motors. PN 10340 is designed to fit most Dodge and Chrysler products equipped with an automatic transmission and either the 5.7L or 6.1L engines. This includes the Challengers, Chargers, Magnums, and 300Cs. The flexplates are SFI Spec 29.1 approved and are legal for NHRA and IHRA classes. The race sanctioning body-required SFI certification sticker is included. The flexplates are ideal for LSx-equipped street applications to extreme duty racing. For more information, contact B&M Racing at www.bmracing.com.

Raw Deal

Bare metal parts on hot rods are neat but hard to keep from rusting. Rust Prevention Magic (RPM) is a new wax-like product that will stop rust from formingthough it will not reverse rust or remove it, so rusty parts need to be sand or bead-blasted clean first. Applied by heating the clean part to 120 degrees using a hair dryer or heat gun, RPM is brushed on, melting as it is brushed onto the hot part. Once it gets into the pores of the metal, it will prevent rust from forming. The RPM dries to an invisible barrier.

Cast-iron brake rotors and drums, suspension components like spindles, control arms, tie rods, driveshafts, metal brackets, and even exhaust pipes are examples of parts that can be coated. If you plan on painting coated parts in the future, check with the manufacturer, as RPM may not be compatible with paint or be completely removable. For more information, contact Chevs of the 40’s at (800) 952-2905 or www.chevsofthe40s.com.

Read with Moon

Laurent Bagnard has authored two books, Cheatersville and The Electroline Diaires, chronicling times spent with car clubs (the Cheaters in Switzerland and the Choppers in SoCal, respectively). This time he has ventured into the world of hot rod history, with Go With Moon! 1950-2010, which, as the title suggests, details the history of Moon Equipment Company and, subsequently, Mooneyes. With unparalleled access to the company’s archives, you’ll find very few repeats of pictures that were used in David Fetherston’s Moon Equipped book from 1995. There really are some great images from the ’50s to the ’80s.

With Dean Moon’s death in the late ’80s, the company closed down and was shut for over two years, until Moon’s friend, Shige Suganuma, bought it and turned its fortunes around, while keeping it based in the same Santa Fe Springs, California, location it’d always inhabited. The final chapters of the book cover the Mooneyes Yokohama shows and the Christmas Parties in SoCal, as well as brief interviews with current car and bike builders and their impressions of the company. For more information, contact Mooneyes at www.mooneyesusa.com.

It’s a Belter

Nobody wants their seatbelts falling out the door every time they get out of the car, so Juliano’s offers a simple solution to the problem. If your car didn’t come with retractable belts from the factory, you now have access to this stiff-arm lap belt, just like OEMs use. This design is ideal for any car without adequate room for a bulky retractable housing. The 13-inch rigid arm comes with a 61-inch-long adjustable belt for a total length of 74 inches. They’re made exactly like original OEM equipment so they look right at home in any car, and meet all FVSS specifications. For more information, contact Juliano’s at (860) 872-1932 or www.julianos.com.

Extreme Fans

Derale Performance has added four new low-profile curved 10-blade electric fans to their line, in 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-inch diameters. Their H.O. Extreme Series feature sealed, water- and dust-proof motors, which operate at peak efficiency at the high static pressure loads encountered during the hot, humid summer months that can quickly overwhelm a cooling system. For more information, contact Derale Performance at (800) 421-6288 or www.derale.com.

Fuel Delivery

Holley Performance Products has released a complete line of Avenger, HP, and Dominator EFI systems for those wanting to make the switch from a carburetor or upgrade from their factory ECMs. The Avenger EFI systems are complete bolt-on-and-go kits, available in 2BBL TBI or 4BBL TBI as direct replacements for carburetors or in 4BBL or Stealth-Ram multi-port variations. They will feed up to 600 hp with setup performed by a hand-held controller, eliminating the need for a laptop. The Avenger will self-tune on engine start-up for optimal performance and economy.

The HP EFI systems will control applications from mild street cars to full race cars. Tunable via laptop to give users complete control, they also include self-tuning strategies. HP EFI systems are available in the same configurations as the Avenger units, plus a universal multipoint, plug-and-play system for GM LS engines and ECU only. The HP system comes with boost control, nitrous control, water/meth injection control, and more by way of four configurable inputs and outputs. The HPs also have internal data-logging, distributorless ignition control, plus individual cylinder fuel and spark control.

The Dominator system builds upon everything the HP system features, plus electronic transmission control, drive-by-wire throttle body control, rev limiters, and more. A large number of inputs and outputs allow nearly any combination of usage. Both the Dominator and HP systems can be tuned with Holley’s unique full color 5.7-inch LCD touch-screen. For more information, visit Holley at www.holleyefi.com.

Get the Point?

Need to add a little flair to your grille, hubcaps, bumpers, or wherever your imagination takes you? These chrome-plated bullets from The Filling Station can be used in many different applications, and are available in seven sizes ranging from 2 1/2 inches in diameter to 4 1/4 inches high, from a small dome up to a large point. All bullets come with a center-mounting stud for easy attachment. For more information, contact The Filling Station at (800) 841-6622 or www.fillingstation.com

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