Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
November 14, 2018
Photos By: Courtesy of the manufactures

Gift Guide 2018 Remember the magic that Christmas morning brought when you were a kid? Awake before the sun rose, you’d sprint down the stairs to the Christmas tree and see what Santa had delivered, screaming at the top of your lungs for your mom and dad to “Wake up!” For me, Christmas was a month-long process of begging, pleading, and volunteering to perform any chore that needed to be done in order to convince my parents to get me that must-have gift of the day. In 1975, that gift was the Freedom Train, a scale model of a train that traveled the country for our Bicentennial that was full of historic things like Henry Aaron’s home run–hitting bat and ball and other stuff that my 10-year-old brain didn’t care about.

Today, as Mustang nuts, our gift lists are decidedly more expensive and technological, but it doesn’t diminish the joy that comes with opening a gift-wrapped package, crossing your fingers, and hoping that inside the box is that new supercharger you’ve been asking for (or whatever automotive lust you’ve hoped for).

We put together this holiday gift guide in advance of Christmas so you can mark a few items and leave it in plain sight for your loved ones. You know, as a hint. Here’s wishing that it works!

Kinekt Design Jewelry
Interactive jewelry for men and women: Tug on your heartstrings with the Gear Necklace by sliding the pendant along its chain and setting the gears in motion. Spin in style with the Gear Ring by turning the outer rims, so that all the gears rotate in unison. Patented. Lifetime Warranty. Free Shipping.

Kinekt Design
(888) 600-8494
www.kinektdesign.com

YearOne Wheels
YearOne reinvents the muscle car wheel—classic design meets modern technology in YearOne’s wheels for Ford Mustangs. Designs include the Mustang Magnum in 17-inch diameter with aluminum construction. Wheels are available in 8-inch or 9-inch widths, and they accept OEM center caps. Can’t decide? Gift certificates are also available.

YearOne
(800) YEARONE
www.yearone.com

Sidekick Stool With Tool Caddy - SK2 – $99.99
The perfectly tuned shop stool.
Full of function and thought, MYCHANIC’s new garage stool brings modified to a new level. From the adjustable height seat, removable tool caddy, and stand for your mobile device, power tool holster, and easy-reach hardware bins, this shop stool is the opposite of stock.

MYCHANIC
(888) 328-6919
www.mychanic.com

1964½ -’70 Mustang Pro-Touring IFS
TCI Engineering’s 19641/2-’70 Ford Mustang Pro-Touring IFS is engineered for increased performance, strength, control, drivability, handling capabilities, and opens up your engine compartment. TCI Engineers designed all geometry around our custom spindle with divorced steering arms. Maximizing ground clearance and performance was the primary goal. Whether you’re cruising to the show on a Sunday morning or tearing up the track on a Saturday afternoon, the TCI Engineering 19641/2-’70 Ford Mustang Pro-Touring IFS has you covered.

Total Cost Involved Engineering
(866) 925-5760
www.totalcostinvolved.com

Torque Arm Rear Suspension Kit TCI Engineering’s popular Torque Arm rear suspension kit for 19641/2-’70 Mustangs has been reimagined to work with mini-tubbed vehicles. Our proven Torque Arm rear suspension has been redesigned to work with up to a 315-wide tire (’64-’68) & 335-wide tire (’69-’70). If the ultimate handling and maximum tire width is what you desire for your early Mustang, this kit offers everything you need.

Total Cost Involved Engineering
(866) 925-5760
www.totalcostinvolved.com

Undercover Innovations Products
Undercover Innovations has got you covered, literally. If you have an overheating problem with your classic car, Undercover Innovations might have a solution for you. Or if you’re tired of looking at the unattractive front of your radiator, let them dress it up. More models are added all the time. You have a variety of finishes to choose from, and custom engraving is also available. We sell valve covers with custom engraving, too.

Undercover Innovations, Inc.
(888) 866-4114
www.undercoverinnovations.com

1965-’70 Mustang Cradle Kit
We now have power steering available for modern driving comfort—especially when parking. • All-new power rack-and-pinion with lifetime serviceability • Stronger rack gear—1-inch diameter • More than 6 inches of travel and full turning radius • Bolts into existing chassis with no suspension modification • Fluid and pressure tested and certified

Flaming River
(866) 815-3677
www.flamingriver.com

USA-230 – MSLP $179.00
Custom Autosound’s USA-230 is an excellent choice for classic car or truck enthusiasts looking for a more affordable radio without sacrificing quality electronics and a classic stereo look. It has been designed to fit in the stock dash without any modifications required. • AM-FM Stereo • 200 Watts (4x50) • Auxiliary Input (RCA Rear) RCA to 1/8-inch pin jack included • Digital Clock • Electronic Tuner • 16 Pre-sets (4AM-12FM) • 4-Channel RCA Pre-outs • 4-Way Fader • Power Antenna Lead

Custom Autosound
(800) 888-8637
www.customautosoundmfg.com

Complete Overdrive Kits
Larson, Lutz, Bailey, DragWeek, Roadkill, Bonneville, Texas, and Ohio Mile. They have the highest horsepower handling overdrives you can buy, and you can bolt one on in a couple of hours. Keep your existing manual or automatic transmission and get 28.6 percent faster cruising speed with a warranty that covers you, even at the dragstrip. Turn your three-speed automatic into six close ratios, which is exactly how the late-model OE transmissions work. Complete overdrive kits start at just $2,695 for a limited time.

Gear Vendors
(800) 999-9555
www.gearvendors.com

Deep Stage (SS4+) Drag Race Brake
The Deep Stage (SS4+) drag race brake is designed to be a complete bolt on, and allows the use of 15-inch wheels on the S550 Mustangs! The SS4+ features the popular Baer S4 caliper mounted to an 11.6x0.750-inch directional two-piece rotor, which allows the system to be used on street or on track! The rear system will save up to 32 pounds, and it fits with a wide variety of popular 15-inch drag wheels (does not have park brake).

Baer Brake Systems
(602) 233-1411
www.baer.com

High-Performance Brushless Cooling Fans
Delta PAG’s high-performance brushless cooling fans use cutting-edge technologies to provide ultimate cooling performance. • Move more than 2,800cfm at only 2.70 inches thin • Reduce amp draw (only 13 amps for 2,800cfm) • Increase reliability (lasts 10 times longer) • Digital Controller adjusts on/off temps and speed • Soft-Start tech eliminates power spikes They are the thinnest, most efficient 2,800cfm on the market. The brushless fan kits include everything you need, including waterproof wiring harness, digital controller, brushless fan, and sensor. Ask about fabricating a custom aluminum shroud or custom radiator using CAD engineering. Complete cooling packages also available: radiator, shroud, and fan(s) pre-wired for any vehicle.

Delta PAG
(212) 203-2912
www.deltapag.com

Push-Button Electric Emergency Brake
E-Stopp is a push-button electric emergency brake that frees up room in your cab and can double as a theft deterrent. It works with any kind of brake system that can accept an e-brake cable and can mount anywhere on the chassis that you have room. The system is controlled by a microcomputer that regulates the amount of pull, has a detachable head for easy install, and features both visual and audible recognition.

E-Stopp
(562) 602-2842
www.estopp.com

Photography by Courtesy of the manufacturers