The Eastwood Battery Sustainer offers 2.0 amps of output and the Eastwood Battery Sustainer Plus offers 2-10 amps, with a built-in 10-amp charger. Both units have an LED display that shows the charging cycle and battery status, and offer enough power to bring a dead battery back to charge and then sustain that charge during storage, unlike other battery maintainers that need to be put on a charged battery. Three connectors are included for both automotive and motorcycle batteries—a set of alligator clips, a set of connectors to hardwire your vehicle, and a 12V vehicle accessory port. For more information, contact Eastwood at www.eastwood.com.
Shiny New Ring
New from The Filling Station are these 18-inch show-quality polished stainless steel wheel trims for ’32-33 Chevrolets. This trim ring is a perfect copy of an original N.O.S. Chevrolet accessory wheel trim. It will fit any 18-inch wheel with the valve stem in the center of the wheel. With originals almost non-existent, this latest addition to the company’s line of reproduction Chevrolet parts will appeal to rodders and restorers alike. For more information, contact The Filling Station at (800) 841-6622 or www.fillingstation.com.
Flaming River introduces its all-new Electro-Wizard Automatic Battery Disconnect Switch. This heavy-duty 12V battery switch ties into your vehicle’s ignition to control and operate the vehicle’s battery system. When the ignition is turned to the “off” position, the battery is automatically disengaged and becomes non-operational. It can handle a 250-amp continuous or 2,500-amp surge current, and is a sealed waterproof design.
Using a Passive Magnetic Solenoid Operation, so as long as your vehicle is turned off, the battery system is automatically turned off as well. There’s no mechanical switch to forget to operate! Kits are available with or without a three-minute time delay, and 24V systems are available on request. For more information, contact Flaming River at (800) 648-8022 or www.flamingriver.com.
Phantom Products introduces its new Touch-n-Go Starter System. The Touch-n-Go is claimed to be the industry’s first touch-sensitive starter system with interactive LED display. Made as a direct replacement for standard keyed ignitions, this unit simulates the five common ignition positions. The easy-to-install kit comes complete with all the hardware needed to install in just about any vehicle. Phantom has made it easy to determine the state of the ignition with its unique interactive LED system so there is no guessing which mode the ignition is in. Five different color modes tell if the vehicle’s ignition is off, in accessory mode, ignition mode, crank mode, or running, and the button is available in polished aluminum or black anodized finishes.
The starter is automatically disengaged once Touch-n-Go senses the engine is running, with a theft-deterrent pulsing red light when the vehicle is off. It will accept input from any momentary switch, including popular OEM ignition switches, and an optional security module allows for interface with security devices allowing only authorized users access to the vehicle’s ignition. A retained accessory option keeps accessories live for 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off, or until a door is opened. For more information, contact Phantom Products at (618) 943-4856 or www.phantom-products.com.
Eddie Motorsports now manufactures billet aluminum trunk hinges for ’55-57 Chevrolets. The hinges are CNC-machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum and are offered for hardtop, post, and convertible models. The hinges are available in a variety of finishes, including machined or brilliant polished, black or clear anodized, and a wide variety of Fusion-coated colors.
Nitrogen filled gas shocks and high-quality Delrin bushings make for a smooth reliable operation that is far superior to the stock hinges and their torsional springs. Designed as direct fit, bolt-on units, the hinges utilize the stock mounting holes, though they do require some minor drilling for the shock mount. For more information, contact Eddie Motorsports at (888) 813-1293 or www.eddiemotorsports.com.