The best thing about this head is that all standard components, such as rockers, lifters, and intake manifold may be used. Compatible with 23-degree small-block Chevy blocks, the heads accept 2.080 and 1.600 valve sizes. For more information, contact Brodix at (479) 394-1075 or

Bug Horn

Following up on the introduction of its very successful Bug Dome, OTB Gear introduces its latest defense against critters, small stones, loose screws, and other items that are not healthy additives for your engine. It’s called the Bug Horn.

Each is precision machined from premium aluminum alloy to fit solidly, and is secured with a stainless setscrew. OTB’s Bug Horn comes with their all-stainless mesh Bug Dome air screen, which is designed for minimal airflow restriction. The 2-inch-tall horn will slip over any of the popular Stromberg, Holley, or Ford two-barrel carbs. It is also available to fit the Rochester 2G carb. The Bug Horn is available in both satin and polished finishes. For more information, contact OTB Gear at (909) 595-4995 or

Moody Gauges

Classic Instruments has created a line of Holman Moody gauges. John Holman started out by dominating the racing world with Ford cars. Once a factory ban was put on auto racing, Holman teamed up with Ralph Moody to begin Holman Moody. They built 10 ’59 Thunderbirds that became the talk of Daytona. The pair began building engines for the Woods Brothers No. 21 cars, developed the box steel chassis for NASCAR racing, and ground cams for many other NASCAR teams. Currently, they do mechanical restorations specializing in Ford-powered racing cars, complete mechanical restorations, and much more.

With assistance and help from George Poteet, the new line of gauges is available directly through Holman Moody. The first set was fitted to the Ford Talladega built by Rad Rides by Troy, which was displayed at the Detroit Autorama in February. For more information, contact Holman Moody at (704) 583-2888 or

Simple Swapping

From early Cad-swapped Model A’s to late-model, LS-powered street machines, engine swaps are the essence of hot rodding. With that in mind, Trans-Dapt Performance Products has unveiled a new line of engine swap motor mount kits and transmission crossmembers with rugged, ultra-durable polyurethane mounting pads. By resisting flex and deflection, polyurethane mounts channel more power to the tires than standard rubber mounts.

The motor mount kits are available for dozens of applications, featuring engine and chassis combination-specific designs. Kits include laser-cut steel brackets, polyurethane pads, and mounting hardware. Trans-Dapt also offers a wide variety of transmission crossmember kits with polyurethane pads, manufactured from 0.114-inch wall tubing, fully MIG-welded and including all necessary mounting hardware. Vehicle-specific crossmembers are available, while universal models are available for 700-R4, 4L60E, T56, and other transmissions in standard height or 3- or 6-inch drop. All are designed for use with 26- to 36-inch wide-open channel framerails. For more information, visit

Tube B Or Not Tube B

One of the easiest ways to transform the front of your custom is with the fitment of a tube grille. But cheap chrome tubing rusts pretty quickly. However, Butch’s Cool Stuff has introduced a new line of stainless steel tube grilles. These show-quality grilles are available in three styles: the Vertical Tube Grille made with 1-inch-diameter stainless tubing, the ’50s-style Horizontal Tube Grille, and contemporary Custom Cool Style Horizontal Tube Grille made with the tubes closer together.

All three designs of grille are floating made with 0.065-thick highly polished stainless steel tubing. For more information, contact Butch’s Cool Stuff at (937) 667-5544 or

Work Smart

While it’s great having our tech center here at the office, it does mean I have to put up with comments from my coworkers about my ripped, knee-less dirty jeans when I’m working on my project cars. What I really need is a pair of these Twill Double-Front Work Pants from Carhartt! In wrinkle-resistant fabric with stain-repel-and-release finish, they have a permanent crease and sit slightly below the waist.