LimeWorks Speed Shop now offers a reproduction of the ever-popular ’51 Crestliner accessory steering wheel. Reduced in diameter from 18 to 16 inches, it’s otherwise identical to the original, and is manufactured in the traditional manner, with baked rubber over a steel armature, then painted in an off-white color.
The wheel will fit Ford splined or taper-and-key columns, and an adapter to fit GM columns is included. The reproduction horn ring is also part of the package, though this is also available separately. For more information, contact LimeWorks Speed Shop at (562) 698-1227 or www.limeworkspeedshop.com.
Amp It Up
How do you make a great product even better? With a free upgrade, that’s how! All Billet Specialties Tru-Trac Serpentine systems are now equipped with Powermaster 140-amp alternators. Previously supplied with 105 amps, the new 140-amp spec allows the alternator to easily operate within the demands of today’s modern electrical accessories.
Every Tru-Trac system also features an exclusive billet aluminum tensioner engineered specifically for each application to ensure consistent tension and reliability. For more information, contact Billet Specialties at (877) 240-4187 or www.billetspecialties.com.
Dialing it Back
The new Nostalgia VT series of gauges offers a modern look back in time with the class and elegance you’d expect from Classic Instruments. This series features a raised accent ring in the center, complemented by the custom-built, handmade chrome pointer. Alternating diamond indices give them a rich, classic feel while the color combination captivates a nostalgic, vintage finish.
The gauges come with stainless high-step bezels, curved glass, and are available in several combinations of instruments. For more information, contact Classic Instruments at (800) 575-0461 or www.classicinstruments.com.
Patriot Exhaust Products now offers these New Traditional lakester headers, with the look of a lakester-style header, but without the down tubes for conventional exhaust hookup, or flanges on the end of the cones. They feature Patriot’s unique primary tubes that sweep into the cones for a more aesthetically pleasing look and better flow. Made from 16-gauge tubing, the primary tubes are 1-5/8, 1-3/4, or 1-7/8 inch, depending on the application. The cones have a subtle taper with a 3-1/2-inch opening.
Available for Buick Nailheads, small-block Chevrolets, Ford Flatheads and 260-351Ws, and Chrysler 331-392 Hemis, they are offered in high-heat black coating or silver metallic ceramic and come with high-temp gaskets and hardware. For those who want to take away a little of the open header bark, Patriot also offers optional slip in baffles as well as short turnouts to direct exhaust away from the doors. For more information, contact Patriot Exhaust at (909) 599-5955 or www.patriotexhaust.com.
Signs Of The Times
Reminisce or simply celebrate yesteryear with these vintage-looking wooden signs from California Car Cover. Each is made to look and feel just like an original with carefully hand-painted automotive-themed designs reproduced and printed directly onto distressed wood panels.
The range includes classic cars in various settings, as well as a collection of old-school racing, dragstrip, and gas station signs that evoke advertisements of yesteryear. Each sign features natural imperfections lending to the weathered, timeworn look. For more information, contact California Car Cover at www.calcarcover.com.
Give your highboy roadster or T-bucket some audible attitude and the appearance to match with these new polished stainless steel Shotgun headers from Speedway Motors. These distinctive headers feature classically shaped 1-5/8-inch primary pipes that sweep down into twin-tube extension pipes, each with stylish, scalloped-cut ends.
High-quality stainless steel construction ensures that these headers won’t rust, while they also feature thick flanges to prevent exhaust leaks and include a specially engineered internal baffle system for sound control. For more information, contact Speedway Motors at (800) 979-0122 or visit www.speedwaymotors.com.