Stop 'N' Go
Worried about exhaust and ground clearance issues with underfloor pedals and master cylinders? Kugel Komponents offers this through-the-firewall brake and clutch assembly, which eliminates such concerns. Available in both power and manual brake configurations, with or without master cylinder or clutch, the assembly is compact, allowing for ease of installation in tight spots.
The assembly shown features power brake and clutch with a 1-inch bore cast-iron master cylinder, clutch master cylinder, and 8-inch dual booster. All master cylinders are available as standard or remote fill. Also offered are slotted brake and clutch pedals and a variety of pedal pads. For more information, contact Kugel Komponents at (562) 691-7006 or www.kugelkomponents.com.
Crab Cap Sparks
PerTronix Performance Products has recently released two new Ignitor conversion kits for the Ford Flathead 1942-48 crab style two-bolt distributors, one with the original Ignitor module that has been on the market for over 40 years, and one using the Ignitor II. This solid-state electronic ignition system is completely hidden under the distributor cap, retaining an original appearance while offering all the advantages of more expensive ignition systems. Test results show that the Ignitor delivers a 2:1 improvement over points type systems in current fall time for increased coil output. The system is designed for use with most point-type coils, but for optimal performance use PerTronix's Flame-Thrower 40,000V coil.
The Ignitor II senses current levels in the coil and uses a powerful micro controller to adjust the dwell to maintain peak energy throughout the entire rpm range. Compared to the original Ignitor and point-type systems, the Ignitor II develops up to four times more available energy between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm and nearly double the available plug voltage respectively. Ignitor II higher rpm performance is improved when used with the new Flame-Thrower II super low resistance (0.6 ohms) 45,000V coil, but the system is compatible with any induction coil. Ignitor kits are 50-state legal and come with a 30-month warranty. For more information, contact PerTronix at (909) 599-5955 or www.pertronix.com.
Flaming River has a new addition to its line of steering column products. They've taken the popular roadster-style steering column and added the modern convenience of five-position tilt. This new column is ideal for early full-size, roadsters, and the early 1953-62 Corvette. With only 5 1/2 inches from the bottom of the dish to the top of the column's shroud, this compact space-saving design has a nostalgic look and full tilt functionality. This new roadster-style tilt column fits snug against the dash and, compared to a standard tilt column, allows for an additional 2 inches of clearance in the driver seat.
Each column is CNC machined from high-grade 304 stainless steel, comes with a 1 3/4-inch tube diameter, and is available in a variety of lengths and finishes, including paintable mill, polished, and black or custom powdercoat. Each column comes standard with a GM 4 1/4-inch wiring connector, horn functionality, cancelling cam, turn signal arm, tilt lever, and hazard knob. For more information, contact Flaming River at (800) 648-8022 or www.flamingriver.com.
With this new cable throttle mounting bracket from Stromberg Carburetor, the popular Stromberg 97 3x2 Tri-power setup is even easier to use, particularly on small-block Chevy and Ford engines. It's also compatible with most Ford Flathead tri-power intake manifolds, though not with the stock fuel pump. Securely mounted between the carburetor and intake manifold, the new cable throttle bracket positions the cable for optimum, bind-free pull on the Stromberg progressive linkage. A fixing hole is also provided for the small extension bracket supplied with most hot rod auto-trans kickdown cable kits. A separate side arm provides a mount for a traditional return spring.
If converting from a four-barrel carb, and already having Lokar-type throttle and kickdown cables in place, the new cable bracket, coupled with Stromberg's new kickdown compatible progressive linkages, help make the swap as easy as possible. All existing cables, and even the 4-bbl return springs, can be retained. The kit includes a new carburetor to manifold gasket. For more information, visit Stromberg Carburetor at www.stromberg-97.com.
This may be a niche product, but if it's what you need, and these particular items have been unobtainable for quite a while, Metro Moulded Parts now offers a new antenna base bezel pad for your 1958 Pontiac. These will fit all models with the power antenna option, including Bonneville, Catalina, Chieftain, Star Chief, and Super Chief.
Made in the United States from durable EPDM rubber, the bezel pads are backed by Metro's 15-year full replacement guarantee. For more information, visit Metro Moulded Parts at www.metrommp.com.
Designed for the budget-minded builder with the same March Performance quality and innovation as their Style Track kits, these new small-block Ford kits are supplied complete with pulleys and a strong compact one-piece combination alternator and A/C bracket, manufactured from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, but with a more economical silver or black finish. Replacing low-performance V-belts, these eliminate belt throwing and slippage. A larger crank pulley aids in driving the alternator, A/C, and water pump for better cooling and improved charging during low-speed driving.
They are designed to fit Ford 289, 302, and 351 Windsor engines, and use '94-95 Ford short water pumps for radiator clearance. They require a 90-degree thermostat housing, and the use of an electric fuel pump and a pan-mounted side dipstick tube. Kits include brand name accessories (alternator, A/C compressor, and power steering unit, if applicable), as well as water pump, pulleys, brackets, and all mounting hardware. For more information, contact March Performance at (888) 729-9070 or www.marchperf.com.
Ingersoll Rand has expanded its MAX Series tool line with the addition of the 8000MAX Series Random Orbital Sander. These sanders offer maximum power and productivity through improved features, such as more power, lighter weight, and reduced vibration. Offered with or without vacuum capability, the sanders are available in 3/32-, 3/16-, and 3/8-inch orbits.
The lighter weight and reduced vibration means the sanders can be used for longer periods of time without operator fatigue, while the multi-hole slim backing pad lowers the center of mass, making it more stable. The same multi-hole design helps improve the removal of particulate from the work surface, increasing the abrasive pad's life and productivity. For more information, visit www.ingersollrandproducts.com.
Accent Your Interior
Sometimes the slightest accent makes the difference between a nice interior and an interior that says “Wow!” McMillan Rod & Custom offers this solid stainless steel 1/4-inch half-round molding that has a multitude of uses. Machined from type 304 stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish, they work well as upholstery accents, door panel accents, dash trim, or many other applications.
Options include various end configurations, mounting tape, and mounting studs. They will even form them to your specifications if you send a pattern. For more information, contact McMillan Rod & Custom at (715) 387-6847 or www.mcmillanrodandcustom.com.
Performance Automatic's latest addition to its Ford Performance Transmission line of parts is this C6 Pro Shift Super Servo. This fits all Ford C6 transmission from 1967-90. Designed to replace the Ford “R” servo, this is the part you need to give your C6 positive First-Second and Second-Third shifts, as well as a clean Third-Second kickdown.
The C6 Pro Shift Super Servo is American made and constructed from 6061-T6 billet aluminum. In its design a lip seal replaces the O-ring for better static release into Third gear. For more information, visit Performance Automatic at www.performanceautomatic.com.