Some-Fin Old, Some-Fin New

O’Brien Truckers’ line of nostalgic cast-aluminum air cleaners now includes this round, finned style, in 14-, 9-, and 6 7/16-inch diameters. These are very reminiscent of the old Cal Custom–style air cleaners from the ’50s and ’60s, except with heavier, more traditional fins, which you can paint as shown (shipped unpainted). The 14-inch air cleaner comes with a sheetmetal base and the 9-inch comes with a cast aluminum base. Both are for four-barrel applications with a 5 1/8-inch opening.

The 6 7/16 inch is available with five different cast aluminum bases to accommodate a 2 5/16-inch diameter 1-bbl, 2 5/8- and 3 1/8-inch 2-bbl, and 4 7/32- and 5 1/8-inch 4-bbl carburetor necks. Because it’s one of the smallest four-barrel air cleaners to be found anywhere, it provides added clearance for extra-tight dual quad applications. All three of these air cleaners come with washable cotton gauze “lifetime” filters. For more information, contact O’Brien Truckers at (508) 248-1555 or www.obrientruckers.com.

LED Light

We all need portable lights when working under our cars, and a regular type with an electrical lead can become annoying and entangled. Snap-On’s new battery-powered Horizontal Swivel Light features 30 bright white LEDs, a built-in magnet and hook, and is rated at 100,000 hours of continuous use. Obviously you’ll have to change the three AA batteries (included) a number of times over that period!

With an ABS housing, dual-molded grip, and the ability to pivot from 5 to 90 degrees, it’s one of those tools you’ll wonder how you did without! Measuring 10 1/2 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide, a major benefit is the light is cool to the touch thanks to the LEDs, rather than incandescent bulbs. For more information, visit your local Pep Boys store.

Overdrive Install

Installing a 700-R4 transmission in a ’65-70 full-size Chevy hardtop or sedan? The newest addition to Hubbard’s product line will interest you. This custom tubular brace cuts out the guesswork involved, and includes the mounting brackets and hardware. With a removable end section, installation is simple; though it will not fit the convertible chassis. For more information, contact Hubbards at (800) 826-8088 or www.impalaparts.com.

Power Relay

Most AMC, Chrysler, Ford, and pre-’74 GM vehicles are equipped with OE resistor ignition feed wires. PerTronix Ignitor II and III ignition systems require a full 12V power connection between the ignition switch and the positive coil terminal, which requires bypassing the ballast resistor or resistor wire, and in many cases, the original resistor wire is buried inside the vehicle’s wiring harness. Adding a PerTronix power relay will eliminate digging through the wiring harness and replacing wires.

This 30-amp relay kit can also be used with the original Ignitor conversion kits or to power accessories as well. In addition to its small size and ease of installation, the relay offers the advantages of minimizing voltage spikes by isolating the ignition power source from other high-current equipment, and provides consistent full battery voltage, meaning no more voltage fluctuations from overloaded or worn-out ignition switches, corroded connectors, and wires. For more information, contact PerTronix at (909) 599-5955 or www.pertronix.com.

V-8 Speedster

Renowned automotive designer Tom Gale was responsible for Classic Instruments’ new V-8 Speedster Series of instruments, with a V-8 badge on the face, chrome pointers, and laser-etched indices on the light diffusers lining up with the indices on the spun- and engine-turned aluminum faces. The chrome bezel adds to the timeless retro feel.

The six-gauge set includes a 3 3/8-inch speedo and tach, and fuel, oil, temp, and volt gauges in 2 1/8-inch diameters, with a five-gauge set also available without the tach. The fuel gauge is available in 0-30, 0-90, and 75-10 ohm versions. For more information, contact Classic Instruments at (800) 575-0461 or www.classicinstruments.com.