January 9, 2014

Shelby Steering

Scott Drake now offers a premium Corso Feroce steering wheel that replicates the wheels used on Cobras and early Shelby Mustangs. Featuring aluminum spokes with a nine-hole opening and genuine wood rim, the wheels are available as 14-inch (part number S1MS-3600-WG-14) and 15-inch (S1MS-3600-WG). Stainless steel mounting screws and a polished retaining ring are included for easy installation. Column adaptors, horn buttons, and Mustang or Cobra emblems are sold separately. Info: 800/999-0289 or www.scottdrake.com.

VHX for Fox

Dakota Digital has released their VHX series of instrumentation for Fox-body Mustangs. Available for both the 1979-1986 and 1987-1993 instrument panels, the VHX instruments offer machined rear housings, lighted needles, backlit faces, and a full-character message center for all displays. Available with a blue or red display and either a satin silver or carbon-fiber style face, the gauges use solid-state sensors and precision stepper motors for the ultimate in accuracy. The VHX series works with either stock or aftermarket wiring harnesses, and stock, modified, and late-model drivetrains. Info: 800/852-3228; www.dakotadigital.com.

Stroker Powered

It's great to have a 347 stroker under the hood except no one knows it's there but you. Now you can let the rest of the world know about your cubic-inch power boost with a new "347 Stroker Powered" emblem from Mustang Depot. Made from zinc die-cast and chrome plated, the emblems are designed for installation on the slightly curved surface of 1967-1970 Mustang fenders, although the superior adhesive foam tape provides enough deflection for fitment to other fenders. The emblems measure 1.82-inch tall and 5.59-inch long. Info: 702/262-0011; www.mustangdepot.com.

Coyote Stacks

Jim Inglese, whose name is synonymous with Weber carburetion, is now offering Independent Runner Weber and EFI induction units for the Coyote 5.0-liter engine, a popular engine swap for vintage Mustangs. In addition to the visual impact of eight velocity stacks, Inglese's system also provides an increase in torque and horsepower throughout the entire rpm range. Every unit is custom-built and calibrated for the engine and can be ordered in a wide variety of plating and other finishes. Price for a complete Weber system is $4,600; EFI units begin at the same price, less ECU. Info: 203/623-0659; www.jiminglese.com.

Quick Change Crimper

PerTronix has just released a new Wire Terminal Crimping Tool that features a quick-release, interchangeable die set. Unlike most crimpers, no tools are required to change the die sets. The five different sets of dies will handle the most common automotive terminals including insulated and non-insulated terminals, D-sub terminals, open barrel terminals, and spark plug wire terminals. The carbon steel tool body is finished in corrosion resistant black oxide and comes with an ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip. The adjustable ratcheting action provides for a precise uniform crimp every time. Info: 909/599-5955; www.pertronix.com.