Add power brakes to your ’52-72 Ford or Mercury full-size car without major modifications with this new power booster brake kit from Performance Online (POL). Available for both drum and disc brake applications, POL’s power booster kits mount in the factory location and include an 8-inch dual diaphragm power booster, mounting brackets, master cylinder, proportioning valve, prop valve bracket, and prop valve lines (disc applications only).
You should specify whether you have drum brakes or two- or four-wheel disc when ordering, and it should be noted the kit will not fit a vehicle with a 292 or 312 engine running OE exhaust manifolds, or ’57-59 models running a big-block. For more information, contact Performance Online at (800) 638-1703 or www.performanceonline.com
Here’s a new way to dress up your dash from Watson’s StreetWorks. These new Bullet Billet Nobs are available to fit 3/16- and 1/4-inch square shafts as well as 10-32 threads. Good looking and versatile, the knobs are also available with Watson’s extensive line of Neat Nob latch release kits and sold individually on a 1/4-20 threaded stud with nuts and washer for custom dress-up applications.
Measuring 3/4-inch in diameter and 1 3/16-inch long, the knobs have as many applications as you can think of, and could even be used for a bullet grille insert. For more information, contact Watson’s StreetWorks at (860) 859-0513 or www.watsons-streetworks.com.
Having a hard time finding bumper brackets for your car? Do you have an application that no one reproduces parts for? Look no further as the folks at McMillan Rod & Custom can take care of all your custom bracket needs. They have the ability and experience to design and fabricate new bumper brackets from high-quality-type 304 stainless steel.
Be it reproducing a rusty old set of existing brackets or designing and fabricating a custom set, look to them for high quality, quick service, and fair pricing. For more information, contact McMillan Rod & Custom at (715) 387-6847 or www.mcmillanrodandcustom.com.
Wooden you Know ...
There’s something about a woodgrained dash that no other finish can match for sheer elegance and beauty. It traditionally requires hours of tedious work, and you pay dearly for it. Thankfully, it’s the 21st century, and Juliano’s offers woodgraining by a process known as hydographics, which translates to fast turnaround and lower prices. The process is a modern, state-of the-art technique that re-creates the same old-world finishes we love.
There is an infinite range of color possibilities in yellows, tans, reds, and brown wood tones, in every traditional woodgrain style, such as oak, burlwood, birdseye maple, rosewood, walnut, cherry, and more. Turnaround time is days (not months) and large pieces, such as outer station wagon trim, are no problem. Juliano’s can woodgrain virtually any kind of part made of any material, including steering wheels and all types of large trim panels. For more information, contact Juliano’s at (860) 872-1932, or www.julianos.com
Aye Eye ...
The famous flying eyeball is now available as both a third brake light and a paperweight from O’Brien Truckers. A faithful replica of the well-known hot rod culture icon, the eyeball is cast from aluminum, and measures 7 inches from wingtip to wingtip. On the third brake light, the eyeball has a white lens that’s red when lit, and on the paperweight the eyeball glows in the dark—just the thing for your desk, shop, or perhaps as a romantic anniversary gift for the wife!
O’Brien Truckers’ entirely new website is chock-full of period-correct nostalgia, cool cast aluminum parts, and other flying eyeball products. For more information, contact O’Brien Truckers at (508) 248-1555 or www.obrientruckers.com.
Steve’s Auto Restorations continues to add to their array of sheetmetal parts for the Model 40 Ford. In answer to multiple requests, Steve’s now offers rear roof corner patch panels for ’33-34 three-window coupes. Dimensions were taken from Steve’s original ’34 coupe to create an exact pattern to which the new patch panels are then formed to.
Sold as a pair or individually, each panel is hammer formed in 18-gauge steel and extends to but does not include the roofline reveal. They are ideal for repairing rust, body damage, or for fixing a botched chop job, and can also be trimmed to fit a five-window. For more information, contact Steve’s Auto Restorations at (503) 665-2222 or www.stevesautorestorations.com.