Speedway Motors’ new bolt-in IFS crossmember for ’35-40 Fords allows the average enthusiast to install a proven Mustang II–style front suspension using only basic hand tools. The innovative crossmember design employs interlocking boxing plates to support the framerails from the inside, distributing the load and providing the ultimate in strength and rigidity. Mounting bolts pass through both the frame and boxing plates, tying all the components together into a reinforced assembly that won’t twist or flex.
Installation can easily be completed in a weekend using little more than a socket and wrench set, jackstands, hand drill, tape measure, and a few clamps. No welding or specialized fabrication skills are required. Once installed, the adjustable upper spring seats allow precise tuning of the vehicle’s ride height. Optional bolt-in engine mounts (available for small-block and LS Chevy, or small-block Ford V-8s) make engine upgrades easy, too. For more information, contact Speedway Motors at (800) 979-0122 or www.speedwaymotors.com.
Pull Up That Poncho
Owners of full-size ’55-57 Pontiacs now have an easy way to convert to disc brakes. Performance Online’s front stock spindle disc brake conversion Kit uses large GM calipers for more friction surface area and improved stopping power. This exclusive kit comes standard with GM 5x4 3/4-inch bolt pattern and 11-inch rotors. These kits mount to the original spindles, making installation a snap.
The kit includes: 11-inch rotors, large GM calipers with brake pads, bearings, seals, dust caps, spindle nuts, mounting brackets, and rubber brake hoses, and is supplied with a limited-lifetime warranty. Compatible with many aftermarket 14-inch wheels, 15-inch wheels are recommended, and cross-drilled and slotted rotors are also available, as are braided-stainless hoses. For more information, contact Performance Online at (800) 638-1703 or www.performanceonline.com.
Beat the Heat
Thermo-Tec’s new Express Sleeves are the perfect way to add heat protection while improving performance. The new easy-to-use sleeving is a combination of a high-temperature insulation material and highly reflective mylar foil with a Velcro closure. The sleeving is designed to provide maximum protection for wires, hoses, and cables from the very damaging effect of radiant heat with an easy application.
Simply pull apart the material, wrap around the wire, and re-close the sleeving. Express Sleeves reflect over 90 percent of radiant heat, are fireproof and fire resistant, and look good too! Available in two sizes, Express Sleeves fit 1/2- to 1 1/2-inch diameter applications, in 3-, 12-, and 50-foot lengths. For more details, contact Thermo-Tec at (800) 274-8437 or www.thermotec.com.
A Turn for the Better
There’s a reason modern cars have side marker/turn signal lights: safety. You can now install the same added visibility to your hobby car with these flush-mount amber front lights as well as red marker lights in a larger size. The amber lights have 12 super-bright amber LEDs that are split 4-4-4 so it can be used as a single solid light or as both turn and park or with additional parts for sequential signal or alternate light flashing with Watson’s ALF Modules.
The red light has 15 super-bright LEDs and both kits have clear lenses with a diffuser, measuring 1/2-inch thick, 4 1/4 inches long, and 1/2-inch wide. Dual intensity convertors, installation hardware, and instructions are included. For more information, contact Watson’s StreetWorks at (860) 859-0513 or www.watsons-streetworks.com.