There's nothing worse than hearing click-click-click when you turn the ignition key, except maybe no sound at all! Kanter Auto Products supplies a full line of starters, generators, and solenoids for collector and vintage cars, as well as a rebuilding service. All are available in 6V or 12V configurations, so whether it's a starter for a Nailhead or a generator for a Hemi, if it's not in stock they can rebuild your unit. All are backed by a lifetime warranty for the length of time you own the vehicle. For more information, contact Kanter Auto Products at (800) 526-1096 or www.kanter.com.
We showed you the OE Polished range of wheels from Circle Racing Wheels in our last issue, but the company also makes this 88 Series Lakester wheel. Offered in 15- to 20-inch diameters, with too many width options to mention here, they can be had with a hard or soft lip, the latter in diameters 17 inch and above.
As with the OE Polished range, standard backspacing varies by size, though there is some flexibility in this, and special backspacing can be determined at the time of ordering. All wheels are custom built to order. For more information, contact Circle Racing Wheels at (559) 251-1127 or www.circleracing.com.
For over 20 years Jim Meyer Racing Products has offered either a fabricated or a mandrel-bent rear subframe designed to fit the back half of your car. The 2x4-inch box tube subframe is available any width with a standard Currie Round Back custom width 9-inch rear housing with Dutchman alloy axles (31 or 35 spline), an Alston Fab9 Championship Style quick-change, or any industry-standard 9-inch housing.
It features adjustable and urethane bushed Panhard bar, four-link control arms, or optional antisway bar. Standard features include drum brakes or optional large-diameter disc brakes, standard coilover shocks, or optional airbags. All products are available separately, including the four-link housing brackets. For more information, contact Jim Meyer Racing at (541) 994-7717 or www.jimmeyerracing.com.
There are many reasons why you may not want to use the carburetor that your intake manifold is designed for, yet swapping the manifold to match may not be a viable option either. TransDapt Performance Products has had a handle on this situation since the 1960s, with its wide range of carburetor adapters, some of which are reversible.
Each adapter is precision designed to provide the smoothest transition between carburetor and intake manifold, and comes with gaskets and mounting hardware. Applications include Holley four- and two-barrels, Quadrajet, Rochester two-barrels, Tri-Power, Dominator, and more. For more information, contact TransDapt at (562) 921-0404 or www.transdapt.com.
Pick Up, Bolt On
Not confident with a welder but want to build a 1947-53 Chevy pickup? Speedway Motors now offers a full line of bolt-together parts needing little more than hand tools and a drill. The line includes laser-cut seven-gauge steel framerails; IFS crossmember with interlocking boxing plates and adjustable upper spring seats; triangulated four-bar rear suspension, including 9-inch housing, center frame support, radiator support; fuel tank support brace; and engine mounts for SBC or LS V-8s.
All parts will fit a stock chassis, or used together will allow a complete chassis to be assembled in a weekend. Suspension and brake components are also available. For more information, contact Speedway Motors at (800) 979-0122 or www.speedwaymotors.com.