RockSolid Floors’ new Grey Garage Coat offers several benefits over epoxy, vinyl flooring, and even traditional polyurea. As a one-part polyurea product, it has a virtually unlimited pot-life, allowing installers as much time as they wish to finish their flooring projects with no waste. Garage Coat is 20 times more durable and 98 percent more flexible than epoxy floor paints, ensuring that it won’t crack or peel, while being resistant to salt, oil, gas, and other harsh chemicals. Its ultralow VOCs make it environmentally friendly, too.
Its unique composition allows it to retain polyurea’s usual four- to eight-hour cure rate and 24-hour return to service when applied, despite its unlimited pot-life. Self-leveling and able to be installed in temperatures from 0 to 120 degrees, it is supplied with a DVD and instruction booklet, as well as Citric Etch, decorative chip, and specially designed foam roller. For additional gloss and protection, the RockSolid Polyurea Diamond Coat can be used as a topcoat. For more information, contact Garage Coat at www.rocksolidfloors.com.
Kugel Komponents offers new, increased capacity remote fill reservoirs manufactured from billet aluminum and available in a single, double, or triple option. Each original reservoir held 1 1/4 ounces of fluid. The new version has more than double the capacity and now holds 2 3/4 ounces of fluid. The reservoirs have threaded outlets on both the back and bottom and can be mounted anywhere above the master cylinder. You no longer need to remove carpets or get under the vehicle to get to the master cylinder, making it a cinch to check brake/clutch fluid levels.
Four 1/4x20 threaded holes facilitate mounting the reservoirs, featuring new improved twist-on caps, vapor barrier with seal, stainless steel mounting hardware, and are available in plain or polished finish. Remote fill caps for Corvette master cylinders are also available. For more information, contact Kugel Komponents at (562) 691-7006 or www.kugelkomponents.com.
Doc’s Kustom offers several versions of slick, flush-mount gas filler doors, three of which are shown here. Your choices range from rectangular and oval styles with flip-up lids, to the round pop-up shown in the right foreground.
The rectangular and oval styles are available in 5 1/2- and 6 1/2-inch lengths, and the round pop-up is 2 1/2 inches in diameter. All versions are available either with ball-milled grooves or with a smooth finish, and all come fully polished. For more information contact Doc’s Kustom at (229) 528-4300 or www.docskustom.com.
Control Cables’ new floor-mounted throttle pedal is constructed from strong, billet aluminum. It eliminates having to route cables through the firewall by utilizing an under the floor cable mounting bracket, helping maintain a clean, uncluttered firewall. The pedal is approximately 6 inches long, has a 2-inch-wide base that tapers to 1 3/4 inches at the top.
The pedal features a non-slip rubber pad, comes in choices of black anodized finish or brushed aluminum, and is supplied complete with all mounting hardware for easy installation. Also shown is the optional billet aluminum brake pad. For more information, contact Control Cables at (562) 949-0455 or www.controlcables.com.
Life Begins At 40
Juliano’s original ’40 steering column has evolved into this second-generation unit with a re-designed shift lever mechanism and its internal parts more closely modeled after an original ’40 column and shifter assembly. The new-gen ’40 column features a spring-loaded shift mechanism with a fulcrum point that provides a mechanical advantage as you move the gear selector up and down, giving the shifter the same feel as one on a late-model car.
The new columns are also made with steel components that are chrome-plated or can be painted, unlike polished aluminum, which requires maintenance to retain its appearance. For more information, contact Juliano’s at (860) 872-1932 or www.julianos.com.
This Chrome Will Get You Home
Whether you need it for the starting point of a new steering system, or as a replacement for a junk steering box, the Speedway Motors chrome Vega steering box will give your car’s chassis a touch of class, and the steering performance to back it up. The box bolts up to all conventional Vega-style mounting brackets and accepts Vega-spline U-joints, pitman arms, and accessories.
The beautifully chrome-plated finish not only looks great, but is easy to clean, a fact you’re sure to appreciate when detailing your ride. For more information, contact Speedway Motors at (800) 979-0122 or www.speedwaymotors.com.
Bead Done With It
Trick Tools has taken its proven line of bead form tools and expanded it with the Bead Form III. This compact bead-forming tool features heat-treated upper and lower shafts that ride on precision needle bearings. The upper shaft has replacement bushings for heavy-duty applications. These features allow it to handle 0.065-inch material on a regular basis, making it the heaviest duty version available.
The Bead Form III will form a hose bead on all types of tube and is designed to work with stainless, aluminum, copper, brass, or mild steel. It is perfect for fuel, radiator, turbo, and intake lines. The 0.080-inch tall by 0.270-inch wide bead meets ASE specifications for 1 1/2- to 4-inch OD tubing. Manual and electric versions are available, depending on the requirements. For more information, contact Trick Tools at (877) 826-7268 or www.trick-tools.com.
Oil's Well That Ends Well
AMSOIL Inc. now offers synthetic motor oil engineered specifically for classics, muscle cars, and other high-performance applications. Available in 10W-30 and 20W-50 viscosities, AMSOIL Inc.’s Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil features high-quality synthetic base stocks and a proprietary additive package tailored to prevent wear and provide maximum protection during storage.
AMSOIL Inc.’s Z-ROD oil is formulated with high levels of zinc, which is critical for wear protection in the flat-tappet engines of classic cars and other earlier-model high-performance vehicles, and provides exceptional protection for flat-tappet cams, lifters, and rockers. Damage from rust and corrosion due to long periods of storage is another issue common to classic and vintage cars. AMSOIL Inc.’s Z-ROD synthetic motor oil is formulated with a unique blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors to ensure maximum protection during storage. For more information, contact AMSOIL Inc. at (800) 777-8491 or www.amsoil.com.
On The Rebound
QA1 Ultra Ride coilover shock absorbers have 12 comfort settings, with easy on-the-car rebound adjustability with the turn of one knob. The Ultra Ride aluminum body is available in six different lengths for front and rear applications, and is bright anodized for superior durability and show-stopping appearance. A triple-chrome 5/8-inch piston rod and unmatched sealing system add to the exceptional quality, design, and performance. These shocks are made in the United States, individually dyno-tested, and serialized. Take control of your suspension with QA1 and feel the difference.
QA1 also offers rod ends for hot rods, with over 5,000 part numbers in stock and ready to ship. Also available from QA1 are spherical bearings, springs, coilover kits, and other suspension components. For more information, contact QA1 at (800) 721-7761 or www.qa1.net.
Dakota Digital unveils the BIM Series of instrumentation expansion modules. The BIM-17-1 is the first product to be released within this highly anticipated new series, allowing up to 16 additional gauges to be added to any Dakota Digital instrument system produced since July 2010.
The BIM-17-1 adds both a compass and outside air temperature gauge within the existing digital message centers. With a direct plug-in connection to the Dakota Digital control module, installation couldn’t be simpler. All necessary wiring, sensors, and hardware are included to make this a true plug-and-play experience. For more information, contact Dakota Digital at (800) 852-3228 or www.dakotadigital.com.
Flaming River Industries introduces its all-new Shorty ’57 Chevy tilt steering column—the shortest you can find with a 6 3/8-inch shroud! These all-new columns feature a 2-inch tube diameter and bolt directly into the existing dash bezel just like the original. Each column includes a billet aluminum dress-up kit (tilt lever, turn signal lever, and hazard knob), as well as GM wiring and a canceling cam.
These columns are available in a floor shift or column shift design with the option of a paintable mill finish or polished stainless finish. Column shifts come complete with a neutral safety switch as well as a removable shifter arm with 12 locating positions. For more information, contact Flaming River at (800) 648-8022 or www.flamingriver.com.
Help At Hand
Vern Tardel, one of America’s premier traditional hot rod builders, just released three new books in his Let Me Help You guide for traditional Ford hot rod builders, with two books on dropped axles, and one on Stromberg carburetors. These small workshop handbook-style publications are written to show you how to get the job done simply and effectively.
Book 5: Dropped Axle 1928-’34 Ford Installation Guide is a comprehensive guide to installing a dropped axle in these Fords. Book 6: Dropped Spindles 1928-’48 Ford Installation Guide, offers an in-depth guide to creating your own dropped spindles. Book 7: Stromberg 97 Carburetor Service and Repair takes you through the steps of selecting a good restoration core to bench testing the Stromberg 97. Learn the tricks of the pros with these handbooks. For more information, contact Vern Tardel Enterprises at www.verntardel.com.