Kristian Grimsland
Associate Editor, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
December 17, 2013


Hiding Out

Blow-By Racing has recently released its new Reaper H/K nitrous system designed for '79-to-present Mustangs. Built to be completely hidden for the '10-'14 models, this product offers versatility for street and performance enthusiasts. Each kit features a 21/2-pound nitrous bottle, solenoid, stainless steel fittings, nylon nitrous line, wide-open-throttle switch, momentary pushbutton activation switch, and jet packs for up to 125 hp. Pricing for the kit starts at $395.95.

WEB www.blowbyracing.com PHONE 561/417-5555


Muscle Exhaust

If you've been looking for that muscle car sound, check out MBRP's new after-cat exhaust systems for '11-present Mustangs. Each kit features 3-inch, mandrel-bent tubing; a new-style muffler design; one-piece over-axle pipes; and 4-inch exhaust tips. Prices start at $516.30 for the street systems and $445.91 for the race versions.

WEB www.mbrp.com PHONE 888/636-7223


Bend It

Whether you're looking for couplers, reducers, or even 90- degree hoses, Burns Stainless has what you need. Burns Stainless silicone components are specifically designed for extreme use in intercooler and intake plumbing, water lines, and many other applications. This superior hose is resistant to chemicals, ozone, coolant, and other hazardous materials commonly found in the engine compartment.

WEB www.burnsstainless.com PHONE 949/631-5120


Boost It Up

JMS Chip and Performance has recently released its new 2.40-inch, steel supercharger pulley for '13-'14 Shelby GT500 Mustangs. Designed to easily add more horsepower and torque without compromising reliability, an increase of 2 to 3 pounds of boost is expected. The factory belt tensioners will accommodate the smaller-diameter supercharger pulley, eliminating the need for a larger 90mm idler. To maximize performance, custom tuning is required. The cost is $139.95.

WEB www.jmschip.com PHONE 601/766-9424


Wheelin' and Dealin'

Strong, lightweight, and aggressive, SVE's Drag Wheels will give you straight-line performance with the beefy looks to match. Wheels are available in 15- and 17-inches and three different colors: black, dark stainless, and chrome. No special lug nuts or hub rings are needed for installation.

WEB www.latemodelrestoration.com PHONE 866/507-3786


Flexin'

Performance Automatic is proud to announce its addition of the FMX plate to its automatic flexplate line. Performance Automatic carries flexplates for small-block, big-block, modular, Coyote, and Lightning Ford engines. Each flexplate is SFI-certified for safety, and will use a factory-style or aftermarket starter.

WEB www.performanceautomatic.com PHONE 240/439-4673


Ram Air

Thanks to Cervinis, a new Mach 1 ram-air hood is now available for '05-'09 Mustangs. Functional ram-air ducts force-feed cool air into your engine compartment, while providing additional engine clearance for aftermarket power adders. Each hood features a fully-finished underside liner for additional strength, and is constructed from premium hand-laid fiberglass. The price comes in at $599.99.

WEB www.cervinis.com PHONE 800/488-6057


Run It

For professional engine builders or the do-it-yourselfers, Engine Metrics has just what you need. Engine Metrics has developed a patented tool known as the ValveTrax for making precise valve-lash adjustments. The tool is a magnetic vinyl strip that is temporarily affixed around the harmonic balancer or pulley. While manually rotating the crankshaft, alignment is easy with the engine pointer matched to the proper adjustment symbol on the ValveTrax strip. Each tool is custom-made for a specific application and can accommodate a wide variety of engines, regardless of firing order, balancer or pulley size, or crankshaft offset. It costs $19.95.

WEB www.valvetrax.com PHONE 310/702-5940