The Shirts Off Our Backs
At this year's Detroit Autorama the most commonly asked question for the R&C staff was, "Hey, where did you get that shirt?" We don't have the answers to all of life's important questions, but we can tell you that the Rod & Custom 60th Anniversary logo T-shirt is available for sale online, in size small through XXL.
To purchase this and other Rod & Custom merchandise visit www.musclecarmagswag.com or click on the "Store" tab on www.rodandcustommagazine.com.
PML has expanded its line of solid construction, great-looking valve covers by releasing its latest Cadillac script, perimeter-mounted covers for small-block Chevys. These covers feature traditional styling with rounded corners and the Cadillac script, replicating the 1949 GM Cadillac logo. The script is cast into the cover and raised, providing a bold, higher visibility look than the traditional stock cover.
These covers feature a mid-height design that will clear most roller rockers, and are designed to fit 1960-86 265, 283, 327, 350, and 400ci small-block Chevy engines. They are of heavy-duty sand-cast aluminum construction and will not bend or flex. PML offers these covers in three finishes: natural (as cast), black powdercoat, and polished. Each design accommodates PCV, oil fill, and breathers, if needed. For more information, contact PML at (310) 671-0858 or www.yourcovers.com.
These Boots Are Made For...Emergencies
Control Cables' new hand brake boot is made from durable black Naugahyde. It is easy to install and adds a finished, modern look to your emergency brake handle, as well as helping to keep outside dust or fumes from entering the interior of your vehicle. There are no pull ties or laces to deal with like some other boots.
The boot is supplied with a polished stainless steel trim ring and stainless steel mounting screws. In business for over 30 years, Control Cables also manufactures a variety of cables and controls for classic cars, hot rods, and trucks. For more information, contact Control Cables at (562) 949-0455 or www.controlcables.com.
You may know the AMSOIL name for its synthetic lubricants, but the company offers other specialty aftermarket products. Miracle Wash Waterless Wash & Wax is a quick and convenient automotive wash that delivers outstanding performance in an economical spray can. Once applied, it protects against the sun's ultraviolet rays, repels light dirt and dust, and leaves vehicles with a shiny, tough, protective finish.
Use of AMSOIL Miracle Wash is simple, involving just two easy steps and no water. When applied, specially formulated surfactants lift dust and dirt from the surface and hold it in suspension. Miracle Wash then acts as a shield, protecting the surface from abrasion while you wipe the surface clean. For more information, visit AMSOIL at www.amsoil.com.
It is said that a great design achieves perfection, not when there is nothing more to add but nothing left to take away. That is the certainly the case with these customized California smoothie-style 1957 bumpers, available from Classic Industries, designed without bumper bullets for a custom, streamlined appearance. These one-piece bumpers enhance the design of the 1957 by simplifying it.
The original one-piece "California Smoothie" bumpers have always been a favorite for hot rods and custom builds, and these custom smoothie bumpers feature a triple chrome-plated finish, as original. Classic Industries has these unique bumpers in stock and ready to ship, as well as the appropriate grille to complete the package, for either the 150 and 210, or the Bel Air model. For more information, contact Classic Industries at (855) 357-2787 or www.classicindustries.com.
No More Broken Yokes
Performance Automatic announces its latest addition to its Performance Transmission line of parts: driveshaft slip yokes. Why mess with junkyard yokes when they're available new? These slip yokes are designed to complement all of the company's Street Smart Systems, and are made from forged steel and designed to exact OEM specs.
These new yokes are much stronger than stock, made in the United States, and they accept the common U-joint. They are available for the Chrysler TF 727; the GM TH350, TH400, 200-4R, 700-R4, 4L60E, and 4L80E; and Ford C4, C6, AOD, AODE, and 4R70W. For part numbers and U-joint sizes, contact Performance Automatic at (240) 439-4650 or www.performanceautomatic.com.