Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
July 19, 2006

Totally Stainless Brake Line Clips
(717) 677-8811
Totally Stainless has a huge selection of stainless bolts, screws, nuts, and washers for your project. The company even has complete engine and chassis fastener kits for many Fords. When we stopped by to talk to Doc Hammett and his wife, Abigail, the new-product signs on the table immediately grabbed our attention. When you install those nice stainless steel brake lines and stainless steel flex hoses, how do you secure them? With those zinc-plated U-retainers, right? Well, now you can use stainless steel versions of those retainers to complete your stainless braking system and know the retainer will not rust away.

Steve Schmidt Competition Engines
(317) 898-1831
There are several ways to get the performance engine you've always wanted, but it seems crate engines are in the majority these days. We spoke with the staff at Steve Schmidt Competition Engines about their new 418 Windsor they had on display. The 418 uses Eagle and JE internals with Comp Cams' roller valvetrain, polished Edelbrock heads and intake, and much more. With a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty, it's a solid 450 hp that's just a phone call away. Even better, the guys at Steve Schmidt Competition Engines tell us they've got more Ford crate engine plans for the near future, too.

Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories Chrome Master-Cylinder/Booster Kit
(216) 961-1800
There's no denying the allure of shiny bits under your car's hood. It's like the magnetic force we feel when we see a hood up at a cruise night or car show and get a peek of the chrome or polished items calling to us. If you like the shiny stuff as much as we do, then you'll love the new Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories master-cylinder and booster combinations for '65-'66 and '67-'70 Mustangs and similar Fords. These products come with a high-quality chrome finish that is completely handled in-house. Nothing is farmed out in the buffing, plating, or polishing of Tuff Stuff parts. Check out the company's full line of chrome and polished water pumps, alternators, and starters too.