Honk If You’re Old School
Last month we brought you news of ididit’s new stainless steel version of their Old School steering column, and now that same column, as well as the regular steel version, can be heard as well as seen, with the company’s new Old School Horn Kit.
This do-it-yourself horn kit is specifically designed to easily install a horn to your Old School Straight steering column. With just a few simple steps you will have complete horn function in no time! The economical Old School Horn Kit comes with everything youll need to install. For more information, contact ididit Inc. at (517) 424-0577 or www.ididitinc.com.
Take It On The Chin
So you have filled the bumper bracket holes on your ’36-40 Ford and now you realize you need something up front to help protect that expensive grille, but how? The folks at McMillan Rod & Custom have the answer. New is this chin bar designed specifically for ’36-40 Ford cars without bumper bracket holes. Built from high-quality, type 304 stainless steel then polished to a mirror-like finish, these units attach by looping under the front sheetmetal and then bolting to your frame.
Don’t have a ’36-40 Ford? Don’t worry, they can custom build you one to fit your car; give them a call for details. As always, they build what they sell, so rest assured it will be the best quality available. For more information, contact McMillan Rod & Custom at (715) 387-6847 or www.mcmillanrodandcustom.com.
Non–Blue Oval Chassis
Builders of non-Ford early rods have always been somewhat on their own when it comes to replacement chassis, and with the increasing popularity of early Chevrolets, the Roadster Shop has done something to rectify this. Their Chevy replacement chassis has not only been designed and engineered for the way hot rods are built and driven today but covers the unique differences in years from 1930-35 as well as the Standard and the Master Chevrolet models.
The Roadster Shop now has you covered with a true, high-quality, handcrafted chassis, regardless of what year or model you are building. For more information, contact the Roadster Shop at (847) 949-7637 or www.roadstershop.com.
Wintec Gives You ’Wings
Looking for a cool finishing touch for your T roadster project? Then you might want to consider a set of windwings mounted to these adjustable aluminum brackets from Wintec. The brackets measure 6 inches tall, and have two 5/16-inch -18 mounting studs that are 3 1/4 inches center-to-center.
These brackets feature set screws at both the top and bottom that allow you to adjust the angle of the windwing once installed. The actual windwing you decide to use can be any length you want, and the brackets are slotted to fit standard 1/4-inch AS1 safety glass or any other suitable material (and if you need the windwings, Wintec has those, too). For more information, contact Wintec at (203) 294-1339 or www.wintecfabrication.com.
Mounting an alternator can be a time-consuming task, so when it comes to mounting an alternator, A/C compressor, and power steering pump, a ready-made bracket is a no-brainer. March Performance’s new Revolver serpentine system is created with a combination of style and low price.
Shown here is the Revolver system for a Ford 302-351W engine. The highly styled one-piece alternator and air-conditioning bracket provides a rigid support for the alternator and A/C compressor, while a separate bracket allows the option of power steering or no power steering. For more information, visit March Performance at www.marchperf.com.
They say that stance is everything when it comes to building an attention-grabbing hot rod, and now you can build your chassis with a just-right stance thanks to the Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool from Speedway Motors!
This new tool lets you simulate your vehicle’s final ride height, even before the body or engine are installed. Adjustable from 13 1/2 to 21 inches, it’s the perfect tool for setting up custom coilover suspensions, allowing you to determine proper shock length prior to ordering your coilover shocks. The Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool is sold in pairs and includes 5/8-inch rod ends, 1/2-inch reducers, jam nuts, and quick-release pins for easy length changes. Remember, it’s better to test–not guess–when you’re setting up the suspension on your new project. For more information, contact Speedway Motors at (800) 979-0122 or www.speedwaymotors.com.
Art Of ‘Glass
We’ve seen a huge increase in the availability of new steel reproduction bodies in our industry of late, but shouldn’t forget the vast number of fiberglass bodies out there. If you own one of these, need to repair one, or are contemplating fabricating ’glass or carbon-fiber components or panels, you will be interested in this book available from CarTech: How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts.
The various available materials and fabrics are discussed, as well as core materials and relevant tools, in addition to how to construct patterns and how to mix typical resins. This very comprehensive book will guide you through all aspects of repairing or fabricating parts, panels, and even complete body shells. For more information, contact CarTech at (800) 551-4754 or www.cartechbooks.com.
Steelies For Your Dash
We’re digging all the fresh gauge designs available lately, and Classic Instruments shows no sign of letting up with new releases. The V8 Red Steelie series features a red background with spun aluminum numbers and accent graphics. The series also features the uniquely designed pointer that is chrome plated and balanced for precision accuracy.
Additional details within the instruments are laser-etched markings on the light diffuser ring, corresponding with the indices on the face. A polished stainless high-step bezel is crimped around an optic grade curved lens to complete the overall design. For more information, contact Classic Instruments at (800) 575-0461 or www.classicinstruments.com.-
Keep On Truckin’
Owners of classic ’47-53 Chevrolet pickup trucks can now obtain a contemporary ride, improved handling, and exciting performance by simply swapping out their old frame and running gear for an Art Morrison GT Sport chassis plus a late-model powertrain. It is virtually a bolt-in proposition, with little or no fabrication required. The extra-strong chassis has 2x6-inch main rails and incorporates body, bumper, and running board mounts, plus a core support, front and rear suspension, and power rack-and-pinion steering. The AME Sport IFS incorporates heavy-duty 1 1/8-inch diameter control arms, adjustable coilover shocks, forged steel spindles, and an adjustable 1 5/16-inch-diameter antisway bar. A reinforced 9-inch rearend housing is fitted with a four-bar rear suspension, Panhard bar, adjustable coilovers, and an antisway bar. Motor mounts are available for all popular Chevy V-8 engines, including the LS, and the chassis can be set up to accommodate any popular automatic or manual trans. Options include brake and clutch pedal mounts, front and rear disc brakes, plus a complete third member and axles. For more information, contact Art Morrison Enterprises at (800) 929-7188 or www.artmorrison.com.