Modified Mustangs & Fords
Hot Rod Trade Show - Hot Rod Heaven
Cool Stuff At The 9th Annual Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show
Ididit Cable Shift-Linkage Kit
If you're running a column-shift early Ford, you know what a hassle it can be to find parts for an overdrive-trans conversion, or trying to fit aftermarket headers to your car with all of the column shift linkage and bell cranks in the way. Ididit [www.ididit.com; (517) 424-0577] has an answer with its cable shift-linkage kit for column-shift cars. The kits are available for stock Ford columns, C4, C6, and AOD transmissions, with prices starting at less than $150. Each kit comes with the appro-priate transmission bracket, column bracket, and heavy-duty shift cable. Now you can keep the cool look of your ride's column shift while cleaning up the engine bay and making room for your favorite headers.
Inglese Weber TSD Induction System
When bench racing, there's always something sexy about saying you have Weber induction. But check out this new getup-Twin Side Draft (TSD) induction from Weber by Inglese [www.inglese.com; (866) 450-8089]. The TSD system bolts to any standard four-bolt Holley or Quadrajet intake manifold surface and gives the owner two dual-throat Webers with an undeniable visual impact. The system is also available for dual-quad manifolds and supercharged applications as well. Pricing on the single TSD starts at $1,150.
Meguiars Hot Rims Mag & Aluminum Polish
When it comes to restomods and classic show cars, there's always aluminum bits that need polishing. From those Torque Thrust IIs to that Sanden compressor under the hood, a little elbow grease is required now and then to keep these polished-aluminum parts looking their best. We picked up a sample of Meguiars [www.meguiars.com; (800) 347-5700] new Hot Rims Mag & Aluminum Polish (PN G13508; $6.99) to try. This polish comes in an 8-ounce can with a screw-top lid and has the texture of a wax product (no runny white liquid in a bottle). The polish applied easily (with a bonus cinnamon scent) and worked extremely well on the bare aluminum parts we applied it to. Pick some up for yourself-we need all of ours.
Old Air Products '64-'68 Mustang A/C System With Electronic Controls
The guys at Old Air Products [www.oldairproducts.com; (817) 531-2665] tweaked its Hurricane heating and cooling systems to utilize electronic controls that work off of the factory Mustang dash-control panel. The Hurricane system mounts in place of the stock heater assembly for '65-'68 Mustangs (with all hoses exiting the blower motor opening in the firewall via a custom mounting plate) and provides full heating and cooling functions with molded-ABS underdash vents. The Hurricane system retails for $1,165.
Roush Performance 588R Performance Engine
Roush Performance [www.roush perf.com; (800) 59-ROUSH] has been building small-block crate engines for several years and FE-based engines for more than a year. Now the builders at Roush have tackled the Lima-based 460 platform with the company's new 588R big-block crate assembly. Based on a Ford Racing Performance Parts A-460/Eliminator Sportsman 460 block and making an estimated 630 hp, the 588R features a 4.500-inch nodular-iron crank swinging forged 4340-steel, H-beam rods that have forged pistons at the small end. A Roush-spec'd roller cam opens the 2.200-inch intake and 1.760-inch exhaust valves seated in 290cc Super Cobra Jet aluminum heads. A single-plane intake with a Holley HP 1,000-cfm carb sits on top of the whole shootin' match.
Scott Drake New Parts Finishes
Scott Drake [www.scottdrake.net; (800) 999-0289] had some of its more popular items on display that now carry new finishes. Many of the parts, including Monte Carlo bars, strut braces, and more, are now available in an optional black or silver powdercoat finish, as well as the previous chrome option. So, if you wanted a Monte Carlo bar, the standard gloss-black paint wasn't doing it for you, and the chrome was too much bling, the new satin-black or silver-powder finishes will probably be just right.