Sharp Intake

Al Sharp was a machinist, pattern maker, and hot rod pioneer who entered the speed equipment industry after World War II. After making speed parts for many different companies, he started Sharp Speed and Power Equipment. Primarily known for Flathead parts, he manufactured equipment for many other engines, including aluminum Hemi heads.

Al Sharp died in 2004, but Sharp Speed Equipment has found a new home, with H&H Flatheads acquiring the rights and patterns to continue the legacy. Sharp 59A heads are in stock along with 3x2 intakes, 2x2 intakes, fuel blocks, finned generator brackets, and foot gas pedals. H&H Flatheads plans to reintroduce many of the old intakes that have been out of production for over 20 years. For more information, contact H&H Flatheads at (818) 248-2371 www.flatheads-forever.com or www.wilcap.com/sharpspeed.html.


Clean Wipe

New Port Engineering is celebrating its 25th year manufacturing electric wiper conversions. Beginning in 1989 with three applications, the product line has expanded to more than 180 today. Five years ago polished stainless arms and blades were added, providing a complete package. The latest in the Clean Wipe Wiper Drive line is for the 1953-64 Studebaker C-K passenger cars, including Starlight and Starliner.

The new heavy-duty, two-speed, self-parking Wiper Drive bolts to the stock mounting holes and connects to the OEM wiper transmission linkage. Options include an intermittent delay switch, washer pump kit, and a conversion to use the stock rotary switch where applicable. Standard features include a two-speed switch, wiring harness, and hardware. For more information, contact New Port Engineering at (800) 829-1929 or www.newportwipers.com, and don't forget to wish them a happy anniversary!


Panning Out

CARS Inc. now offers a completely assembled, accurate replacement floorpan for 1955-57 Chevys that will save you time and money while doing the job right. As with all replacement sheetmetal that CARS Inc. makes, it is manufactured in the United States from U.S. steel, and it is at least as thick as the original metal that your classic Chevy was made from. Why patch a floorpan in numerous places when you can replace it entirely?

There are three different CARS Inc. complete floorpans available for the Tri-Five Chevy: hardtops, convertibles, and sedans. The pre-assembled floor comes with all of the pans, supports, braces, and body mounts, and stretches from the front toeboard to under the rear seat. For more information, contact CARS Inc. at (800) 227-7462 (USA and Canada), (800) 451-1955 (California location), or (248) 853-8900 (International sales) or www.carsinc.com.


Three-In-One

Miller's new inverter-based Syncrowave 210 TIG welder with operator-friendly interface is AC/DC TIG and DC Stick-capable, with the ability to weld up to 1/4-inch-thick material in a single pass. It is also the first Miller TIG welder to include the Pro-Set feature, which takes the guesswork out of setting weld parameters by offering preset controls designed by Miller weld engineers.

The machine draws less power than the previous Syncrowave 200 model, allowing full welding output from 230 V while drawing less than 30 amps. It can also be operated on 115 V. The result is lower installation and operational costs. A memory card port on the front panel provides the flexibility to upgrade software and expand product features, including the AC frequency (adjust from 60 to 150 Hz) and DC pulse (adjust up to 150 PPS max). For more information, visit Miller Electric Mfg. Co. at www.millerwelds.com.


Diff'rent...

A new Trans Dapt powdercoated aluminum differential cover with polished accents is the perfect way to finish off a freshly rebuilt rearend. While paint can fade, crack, peel, or flake off, powdercoat is stronger, lasts longer, and retains its luster much better over time. They are also easier to maintain than a chromed or polished piece as the powdercoating doesn't require any special polishing or cleaning to maintain its looks.

Trans Dapt's differential covers are available for many of the most popular axles and vehicle applications, including the DANA 25, 27, 30, 44, 60, and 80 as well as Dodge, Ford, and GM cars, trucks, and SUVs. These covers also come complete with a matching gasket and mounting hardware, making installation a breeze. For more information, contact Trans Dapt at (562) 921-0404 or www.tdperformance.com.


Standing Around

The 1937 Ford taillights have found their way onto any number of hot rods and customs, but one thing has always remained constant—you'll have to fabricate a pair of stands unless you're using originals to mount the lights to fenders.

No longer however, as SO-CAL Speed Shop has introduced polished stainless steel taillight stands that mount 1937 lights to any flat surface, such as the side of framerails or a pickup bed. Sold in pairs, gaskets are included, though hardware and the lights themselves are not. SO-CAL does sell 1937 taillights separately. For more information, contact SO-CAL Speed Shop at (909) 469-6171 or www.so-calspeedshop.com.