Fitting Solution

One of the main causes of “spongy” brakes are air pockets trapped in the system, a common occurrence in through-frame fittings on aftermarket brake systems. Noted chassis builder Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) has developed a unique through-frame fitting that eliminates such fluid air pockets. CNC-machined from stainless steel billet material at AME’s Fife, Washington, facility, they can be used with any framerail up to 2 inches in width. Designed to accommodate standard AN -3 brake lines (male fitting on one end, female on the other), the AME Full-Pressure Fittings can be retrofitted to most any existing hydraulic brake system.

The new fittings have been incorporated into the complete brake line kits that AME offers for its various GT-Sport chassis, and are also available individually or in pairs. For more information, or for a copy of their 40th anniversary catalog, contact Art Morrison Enterprises at (800) 929-7188 or www.artmorrison.com.

Wipe Clean

In response to the continuing desires of hot rodders to incorporate modern technology into their hobby cars, American Autowire has released this Wiper Motor Control Module. It controls two-speed motors with momentary ground activation so that when the wiper switch is in the “low speed” or “on” position, alternate momentary grounds switch between high- and low-speed motor circuits. When the switch is off, holding the momentary switch to the ground activates the “intermittent swipe” option on the low-speed circuit for as long as the momentary ground is held.

The module controls the park function to prevent excessive wear on the motor. It includes a locking wedge to incorporate it into an existing accessory module as well as a stand-alone mounting bracket and full instructions. For more details, contact American Autowire at (800) 482-WIRE or www.americanautowire.com.

Gloves Off

To complement the company’s ’33-34 Ford car dash panel, CCM Rod Shop has released a matching (non functioning) glovebox door. Machined from a solid piece of 5x3/4-inch-thick 6061-T6 aluminum, it fits the original opening so no dash modifications are required. The glovebox door can be ordered with or without a hole for mounting a clock. As with most of CCM’s gauge panels the door can also be ordered with or without ribs, with a bead-blasted center and polished outer lip, or fully polished by hand to show quality mirror finish. For more information, contact CCM Rod Shop at (866) 999-1932 or www.ccmrodshop.com.

History lesson

Show Car Dreams chronicles the exciting evolution of the indoor custom car show through the eyes of the International Show Car Association’s founder Bob Larivee Sr., and with writers David Fetherston, Greg Sharp, Phyllis Bryan, Janet Bires, Bill Moeller, Debra Vogele, and Larry Way, Show Car Dreams tells the story of the men and women who made it happen and the owners and builders who have set the trends in hot rodding and custom cars since after World War II. A comprehensive history of more than 60 years of indoor car shows in the United States, and with 800 pictures, this large format book is limited to 1,500 copies.

The limited-edition version is a 300-page book packaged in a black wooden case, while the special edition features further coverage of one of the following seven regional shows: The Detroit Autorama, Grand National Roadster Show, Mid-America Shows for Kansas City and Omaha, Toronto Show, which includes Eastern Canada, Louisville Show, Great Lakes Show (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis), and Chicago/Milwaukee. The Texas Show edition has already sold out. The master edition includes all the above in two volumes, with 492 pages. For more details, check out www.thehotrodhistory.com.

Bolt-On Handling

It’s been interesting to watch RideTech’s transformation from a company specializing in airbag systems (under its former name of Air Ride Technologies) to one offering superior handling packages for our favorite cars. Just released is this complete coilover package for ’64-72 GM A-body vehicles, such as the almost 4 million Chevelles out there. A complete bolt-in system, which requires nothing more than simple hand tools to install, this kit offers StrongArm front upper and lower control arms, geometry-corrected dropped spindles, and StrongArm rear upper and lower tubular control arms with new articulating and adjustable ends.