Wayne Cook
April 16, 2007
Photos By: Mark Houlahan

CSR Performance InLine Filler Neck
(800) 226-1274

Find a place to fill your car's cooling system with the CSR inline radiator hose filler. It provides a high fill point to help get all the air out of the cooling system. The inline filler is machined of 6061-T6 billet aluminum, fully TIG-welded, and features a 11/48-inch pipe thread fitting for an overflow hose attachment. There is a variety of types to fit your application, with prices ranging from $28.35 to $37.12.

Edelbrock 4.6 Modular Intake Manifold
(310) 781-2222

Not just a rumor anymore-Edelbrock has made news with its 4.6L Ford modular V-8 carbureted intake. Fresh from the skunkworks, the intake looks promising, but specifics are still shrouded in mystery. It should be a popular item, and we expect to see it all over the place as it will allow the 4.6 owner to simplify engine swaps by eliminating the stock EFI. As of this writing, the intake isn't available yet, and there's no direct word from Edelbrock on pricing. However, by the time you read this, the part should be priced and available.

Edelbrock Roller Cam Retrofit Kits
Edelbrock offers Performer RPM hydraulic-roller camshafts with hydraulic-roller lifters and pushrods as a complete kit. The Edelbrock hydraulic-roller lifters are self aligning and designed for use in nonroller engine blocks originally equipped with conventional flat-tappet lifters. Combine the new roller-cam kit with other Edelbrock top-end hardware for balanced and powerful performance. PN 22815 is for the 351W kit and retails for about $729.

H3R Halon Extinguisher
(800) 249-4289

H3R's chromed fire extinguisher (PN A344TC) is made with 100 percent recycled Halon 1211. It's great fire protection for your car that's also stylish and small enough to fit in your glovebox or concealed under the dash or front seat. It has a 1.25-pound capacity and a gross weight of 2 pounds, 4 ounces. The canister is steel, and the unit has a discharge range from 9 to 12 feet. A chrome extinguisher costs $119.95, and a red painted unit costs $89.95 (PN A344T).

Horse Power Sales Valley Girdle
(419) 592-2677

Horse Power Sales has engineered an affordable engine valley girdle for Ford 385-series 429 or 460 engines. The Valley Girdle Pro adds stability and strength in the engine lifter valley, reinforcing the block against twisting and cylinder-bore distortion. Bore distortion can cause excessive cylinder-wall friction, leading to engine failure. You'll also find a horse-power gain as a result of reduced internal operating friction. As far as durability is concerned, recent testing done with the Valley Girdle Pro shows a two-bolt 460 surviving 7,500 rpm without prob-lems. The 460 girdle costs $269. Valley Girdle Pros are available for FE and small-blocks.

(800) 597-3312

At PRI, icengineworks displayed a small-block Ford, with its line of precision exhaust-header 3D modeling systems installed on it. They're a modular design tool made from plastic snap-together 1-inch sections used to develop tubular header systems for almost any internal combustion engine. Snap the sections together to create your custom tube header with equal-length primaries. Even step-header designs are possible. Once modeled, you can use the 3D modeling system to fabricate your own system by matching the bends, or glue the tubes together to make a jig for multipiece jobs. The V-8 kit prices start at $1,250 for the 240-piece set.