Weld or Grind

The new Tweco WeldSkill auto-darkening welding helmet features four sensors for enhanced performance at an affordable price. It can be used in both weld mode and grind mode and will darken when TIG welding even at five amps. The helmet has a large viewing area of 3.86x1.69 inches, weighs 16 ounces, and uses solar power to eliminate the need to change batteries. When switching from light to dark, it darkens in 33 microseconds, one of the fastest reaction times available. When switching from dark to light, users can select from three switching speeds.

Designed to combine safety, strength, flexibility and comfort, the Tweco WeldSkill four-sensor helmet passes every one of the 49 tests required under the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standards. The sensitivity and delay knobs are on the outside of the helmet shell so that operators can make adjustments while welding. When setting the helmet down, a recessed lens design prevents the faceplate from touching the table, protecting it from scratches. For more information, contact Tweco at www.thermadyne.com.

Air Razing

The latest nostalgia-style air cleaner from OTB Gear, the Razorback, will never be confused with a billet product. The aggressive radius of the top casting with its bold fins cascading off both ends makes a strong statement.

Cast in A-356 aircraft alloy and polished to show-quality standards, the Razorback comes with OTB Gear’s exclusive Platinum Series washable, oiled, permanent filter. The 12x8x2-inch filter features a neutral gray element and a stainless steel mesh. For more information, contact OTB Gear at (909) 595-4995 or www.otbgear.com.


Hard water spots on glass, born from dissolved minerals and other contaminants, can be attributed to a variety of causes, such as rain, sprinklers, and worst of all, not drying your car after a wash. Left to build up over time, these spots impede your vision and can damage the surface. There has never been an effective automotive product for removing water spots from glass—until now.

Mothers California Gold Water Spot Remover for Glass is designed to remove stubborn hard water spots and stains from any exterior glass surface. The powerful mineral-dissolving agents will also scrub away sun-baked sediments, salt spray, tree sap, road grime, bugs, and paint overspray on all of your exterior glass, including windshields, windows, and mirrors. For more information, visit www.mothers.com.

Return of the Demon

Demon Carburetors have returned, and Summit Racing has all three models and accessories in stock. New Demon Carburetion made huge investments in updated tooling, state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, and product improvements to produce high-quality, easy-to-tune carburetors. The 625- and 725-cfm Road Demon is calibrated for stock and lightly modified six- and eight-cylinder engines up to 350 hp with cam durations up to 220 degrees.

The 650-, 750-, and 850-cfm Speed Demon is ideal for engines up to 500 hp with 220- to 240-degree cam durations, and the 750- and 850-cfm Mighty Demon is perfect for high-compression engines with extreme cam duration. For more information, and model specifics, contact Summit Racing at (800) 230-3030 or www.summitracing.com.

Let Him Help You

Vern Tardel, one of America’s premier traditional hot rod builders, has just released three new books in his “Let Me Help You” series for traditional Ford hot rod builders. The latest editions help explain repair on dropped axles, spindles, and Stromberg carburetors. These small hands-on style publications are written step by step to show you how to get the job done simply and effectively.

Book No. 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 the easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. For more information, contact Vern Tardel at www.verntardel.com.

R&C Goes Digital

Digital subscriptions to Rod & Custom magazine are now available from Zinio and iTunes. The digital version of the magazine includes everything that appears in the print version, so if you prefer to read on your computer or tablet, you won’t be missing out on anything. You can buy single issues or a full 12-month subscription. Just search for “Rod & Custom” in the iTunes Store (www.apple.com/itunes), or visit www.zinio.com.