New Bits - Ford Mustang New Products - October 2013
The new Modern Muscle Booster wheels from Rocket Performance Machine are specifically designed to fit modern musclecars, including ’94-’13 Mustangs. Available in Hyper Shot (pictured), gloss black, and chrome finishes, the A356 aluminum five-spoke wheels are compatible with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and come with a vintage-style aluminum center cap. Available sizes include 18x9, 18x10, 20x9, and 20x10. Info: 888/307-7525; www.rocketracingwheels.com
Ringbrothers Trunk Hinges
Owners of ’65-’66 and ’67-’68 Mustangs can now add a piece of the Ringbrothers restomod magic by bolting on these new billet trunk hinges. A direct replacement for stock trunk hinges, the Ringbrothers hinges are machined from aerospace grade 6061-T6 aluminum and are available in both solid and air frame configurations in natural machine or black anodized finishes. Both models are designed for fiberglass or steel deck lids with an integrated gas strut to hold the lid up. The hinges are available for ’65-’66 fastbacks and hardtops ($585 natural, $685 black) and ’67-’68 fastbacks ($485 natural, $585 black). Info: www.ringbrothers.com.
Shelby Taillight Seals
Restorers will be pleased to learn that National Parts Depot has reproduced the taillight housing seals for ’67 Shelbys. Designed to seal the wide taillight housings to the body, the seals fit ’67 Shelbys with the 17⁄8-inch light socket hole. The seals are available for $12.95 under part number 16A023-1A. Info: 800/874-7595 (Florida), 800/521-6104 (Michigan), 800/ 368-6451 (North Carolina), 800/235-3445 (California);www.nationalpartsdepot.com.
The first aftermarket Cleveland engine block is now in production by McKeown Motorsport Engineering. Known as “Titus,” the new larger displacement block is available in aluminum or cast-iron with deck heights of 9.2- or 9.5-inch and bore sizes ranging from 4.00- to 4.20-inch. Suitable for extreme race or standard street operation, the Titus block accepts standard Cleveland accessories and hardware. Improving on the original Cleveland design, the lubrication system has been redesigned for priority oiling to the main bearings. Other features include main caps with a wider span and splayed outer bolts, one-piece main seal, and screw-in freeze plugs sealed by o-rings. Info: 301/932-9292; www.mmeracing.com.
Flowmaster’s new direct-fit catalytic converter systems can restore lost performance in ’86-’93 5.0-liter Mustangs. Manufactured in the USA, Flowmaster’s catalytic system also provides a no-hassle solution to upgrading emissions components that may have been removed in favor of off-road pipes in the 1980s. With improved catalytic converter technology, the Flowmaster dual-cat pipes offer increased exhaust flow and a boost in power over the factory-style cats. Made from high-quality stainless steel, the bolt-on cats feature a ceramic substrate, pre-catalyst oxygen sensor mounting holes, factory hangers, and flanged inlets/outlets. Info: 707/544-4761; www.flowmastermufflers.com