Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
November 1, 2018

To the outside viewer that has never been, the SEMA show seems like a huge car show and party, but the real reason for it is for parts manufacturers to show their newest wares and generate interest in them not just for the press (like us), but also parts dealers, warehouses, and professional shops to use and sell to consumers (you).

The New Products Showcase is a room above the main floor of SEMA where all the newest products are displayed in glass cases, with a brief summary of what they are, where they are from, and what applications they are intended for. It’s always one of the first rooms we walk through upon arriving at the show, but we also walk the miles of aisles looking for trick parts in the manufacturers’ booths to check out what’s hot and new for the coming year.

So check out this gallery of some of the best new products we ran across, and start saving your pennies (and in some case, hundred dollar bills!) for the upcoming Mustang performance year.

Blueprint Engines
Blueprint Engines builds a long line of crate engines, and announced at the 2018 SEMA Show that they are now selling complete engine/transmission setups specifically for the Factory Five component cars, like Cobra, the Hot Rod 1933 Ford, and their hot new ’33 pickup. While the package is meant for an FFR kit, you can just as easily drop it right into an early Mustang restomod.

Enicar is an Israeli company that debuted one of our favorite entertainment and navigation systems we’ve seen this year, at least first-hand. Enicar is a fully integrated infotainment system with Bluetooth, cellular, and internet connection just like a new car, including a GPS navigation system. It’s a universal kit developed and designed with an “all in one” approach that gives you 360-degree camera views, monitoring ad warning systems (tire pressure, battery status, etc), control over door locks and power windows, and more. Check out the video to see how the touchscreen works.

Granatelli Motor Sports
Granatelli Motor Sports (GMS) has a new line of drive-by-wire throttle bodies for Coyote engines in 87, 90, and 95mm, with a 103mm unit coming soon for boosted applications. They are a direct replacement for the stock throttle body and are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum. GMS also has a line of electrically activate exhaust cutouts for both round and oval tubing exhaust systems, and they come with a bolt-on turndown.

JJ’s Rods E-Z- Firewall Boots
Need a way to clean up and seal a firewall hole for a steering column that looks cleaner than a stock boot? JJ’s has universal-fit firewall boots will do just that, and you could also use them to seal a shifter hole or anything really.

Winning the runner-up award for Best New Street Rod/Custom Car Product is Wilwood’s new lightweight and compact aluminum master cylinder. It’s available in a variety of bore sizes for different brake systems and demands, and is only 6.55 inches long and 3.03 inches high (from the bore center). Wilwood also showed off it’s slave cylinders for hydraulic clutch and custom brake applications.



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