Wayne Cook
April 16, 2007
Photos By: Mark Houlahan

Mallory Electronic Advance Distributor
(216) 688-8300
www.malloryperformance .com

Look to Mallory for this way-cool aftermarket specialty distributor coming soon. It's a fully electronic distributor with an advanced capacitive-discharge-based ignition system right under its cap. The distributor uses a precision CNC-machined billet-aluminum housing and high-performance electronics for maximum reliability. No longer do you change advance springs-connecting the distributor to your laptop computer accomplishes the same task of controlling vacuum advance curve, amount of total advance, built-in rev limit, and much more. Expect to see this distributor on the shelf by the time you read this.

Mr. Gasket Thermocap
(216) 688-8300
www.mrgasket.com

The Thermocap from Mr. Gasket has a built-in thermometer that displays the coolant temperature. The cap has a wide 30- to 270-degree range indicating both Centigrade and Fahrenheit readings. The cap helps prevent coolant injuries because using the temperature gauge easily determines whether or not the cap may be safely removed. Various valve-release pressures are available. The Thermocap retails for about $25.95.

MSD Ignition Blaster EFI
(915) 857-5200
www.msdignition.com

The MSD Blaster EFI system is a new stand-alone electronic fuel-injection system that features wide-band oxygen sensor feedback and onboard data acquisition without the need for a laptop connection. With a closed-loop system such as this, the system constantly monitors exhaust gases and other inputs to give the best possible performance and driveability. The only items you'll need to purchase separately for your conversion are an injector harness and a distributor harness to match your ignition. Expect a retail price of $1,399.

Remflo Valves
(800) 423-2202
www.precisionengineparts.com

Precision Engine Parts now has the new Remflo Valve available for your next high-performance engine. These valves have the new Combined Micro Relief-or CMR-finish. It helps form a more uniform lubricant layer between the valve stem and guide. The oil film is maintained, constantly helping to avoid excessive valve wear under severe operating conditions. As well as promoting longevity, reduced valvetrain operating friction means more power at the crank.

Spectre Performance Cold-Air Induction
(909) 673-9800
www.spectreperformance.com

Now you can assemble a beautiful cold-air induction system for your engine using components from Spectre Performance. No matter what kind of classic Ford you drive, a custom system built with parts from Spectre will enhance engine performance by providing a colder inlet charge and also wow the crowd on cruise night with its refined appearance. Choose a dual-inlet arrangement such as the one shown here for a Thunderbolt-style installation, or use any of the other many possibilities available with Spectre's huge selection of mandrel-bent couplers, tubes, brackets, and more for a one-of-a-kind custom induction setup. The basis for a 4-inch dual-inlet system is the Spectre airbox (PN 9869). It has an MSRP of $96.33. You might then begin with two of the hose kits (PN 8208) with an MSRP of $65 each. Select the other assorted elbows, clamps, and fasteners required by your specific application, and you're ready to show and go.

SpinTech Subframe Connectors
(888) 550-7746
www.spintechmufflers.com

SpinTech has long been famous for its high-performance mufflers, so when we stopped by the PRI booth, we were surprised to see these great-looking subframe connectors for '65-'70 Mustangs. Though they've been in the SpinTech catalog for some time, they were certainly new to us, and we felt our readers should know about them. These subframe connectors offer improved ground clearance compared to other designs by using a boxed and laser-cut shape that hugs the floorpan between the front and rear subframe rails. They will greatly improve chassis strength and rigidity. Priced at $149 a pair, they are a true performance-enhancement bargain.