Smart Shift

Performance Automatic's Smart Shift Electronic Overdrive Transmission Controller is now available for the GM 4L60E, 4L65E, 4L70E, 4L80E, and 4L85E, and comes pre-programmed for a direct plug in and drive-away installation, with no downloads or computer hookups required.

The complete wiring harness is included for your specific application and each connector is clearly labeled for easy installation. You can fine-tune shift points, shift firmness, and torque converter lock up using the easy-to-use knobs on the end of the unit. For more information, visit Performance Automatic at


Building on the success of their popular Chevrolet systems, Eddie Motorsports has introduced a new line of serpentine pulley systems for 289-351W small-block Fords. Available in configurations with or without power steering and/or air conditioning, the compact Ford systems use pulleys and brackets CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum in Eddie Motorsports' Southern California manufacturing facility.

One part number gets you a complete kit, including a one-piece, billet aluminum timing cover that incorporates all of the required accessory mounting bosses. The systems also contain all of the necessary billet aluminum pulleys and stainless steel fasteners as well as namebrand components, including an Edelbrock water pump, Powermaster alternator, Gates tensioner, and six-rib serpentine belt. Sanden A/C compressor and Maval power steering pump are also included where applicable. Kits are also available to fit the 351 Cleveland engine. For more information, contact Eddie Motorsports at (888) 813-1293 or

Putting The Band Back Together

You've seen Deeds Engineering's V-Band Clamps in these pages before, but they're now available in 2 1/4-inch diameter, as well as the previously available 2 1/2-, 3-, 3 1/2-, and 4-inch sizes. They're the cleanest and most effective way to make connections in an exhaust system, especially for tight-fit situations.

Each kit will make one union, with a 300 series stainless clamp and plated steel flanges for warping protection and a stainless appearance. With no gaskets, no leaks, quick removal, and simplified looks, if you're welding together an exhaust system, you'll immediately notice the improvement over old fashioned slip joints and U-bolts or bolt-together flanges. For more information, contact Deeds Engineering at (818) 842-2500 or

Modular Mid-Rise

The latest offering in Holley's modular intake series is this Modular Mid-Rise, utilizing the popular Holley LS1/LS2/LS6 cathedral port Mid-Rise 2x4 intake manifold along with a purpose-built plenum base adapter and a Holley 92mm EFI plenum top, which converts it into a Mid-Rise EFI intake manifold. With an overall height of only 10.44 inches, this manifold is an excellent choice for applications with a powerband from 1,500-6,500 rpm and limited hood clearance. It's perfect for a blow-through or turbocharged application.

As part of the Holley modular intake line, this intake is not only available as a complete kit with intake, adapter, 92mm top, and fuel rails, but all parts can also be purchased separately for a custom intake build. The plenum adapter will accept all of the popular Holley Hi-Ram plenum tops as a foundation for custom induction systems. For more information, visit Holley at

Aluminum Steelies

Steel wheels are a staple of hot rodding, but using original Ford wheels limits you to 15- or 16-inch-diameter rims. Now there's an easy option if you want to go up to 17-, 18-, or even 20-inch versions. These new offerings from Circle Racing Wheels are not steel, but fully polished aluminum, though painted versions are also available, all with the appearance of early steelies. The range is called OE Polished.

Standard backspacing varies by size, though there is some flexibility in this, and special backspacing can be determined at the time of ordering. Bolt patterns available include 5-on-4.5, 4.75, 5, and 5.5, with widths of 7, 8, 9.5, and 11 inches in the 17- and 18-inch diameters, and 8 or 9.5 inches in the 20-inch diameter. For more information, contact Circle Racing Wheels at (559) 251-1127 or