March 19, 2014

The System

The latest product from Custom Autosound solves the problem of deciding where to mount speakers in vintage cars. “The System” allows owners to enjoy quality sound while maintaining the vehicle's classic integrity. Included in The System are two satellite speakers that look like A/C vents for mounting under the dash, on the kick panels, or on the rear package tray. Two packages are offered: System 1 with two satellite speakers and an active amplified subwoofer, or System 3 with two speakers and a passive subwoofer. Both subwoofers are low-profile for mounting under a seat or in the trunk. Pricing starts at $169. For more information, including specifications, visit www.customautosound.com.

Wilwood Front Discs

Wilwood Disc Brakes has introduced a new front disc brake kit for '65-'69 Mustangs to enhance safety and performance while decreasing unsprung weight compared to stock brakes. The kit features forged billet DynaPro six-piston differential bore calipers with stainless pistons and Quick-E brake pads for simplified pad service. The base kit, part number 140-12947, comes with plain-face 12.19-inch vented rotors and black powder-coated (red optional) calipers. Optional SRP rotors feature Wilwood's directional drill and slot design with a protective E-coat finish. Also included are Wilwood's Smart Pads, application specific brackets, and alignment shims. Info: 805/388-1188 or www.wilwood.com.

Tuned Shocks

The all-new Hotchkis-Tuned Adjustable Performance Series aluminum shocks from Hotchkis Sport Suspension feature 22 levels of rebound adjustment to allow the driver to dial in the damping at each corner to match the car, track surface, and driving style. Utilizing the latest monotube shock technology, the Hotchkis APS shock absorbers are built with a hard-anodized aluminum body, high-flow piston, specially formulated oil, and high pressure nitrogen for consistent performance. Polyurethane bushings are also installed at each end for superior vibration damping and shock control. Info: www.hotchkis.net.

Full-frame Chassis

For serious street machine builds, Schwartz Performance now offers a complete bolt-in chassis for '65-'73 Mustangs. A complete full-frame design, the Schwartz G-Machine chassis increases rigidity while also reducing weight by replacing the cast-iron steering box, front end components, and leaf spring rear suspension. The chassis also accepts late-model engines like the new Coyote 5.0-liter. With modern geometry and race-bred components, the G-Machine chassis provides a pro-touring stance with luxury car comfort. Info: 815/206-2230; www.schwartzperformance.com.

Fox H-Pipe

If you're looking for a quality off-road H-pipe for your '86-'93 5.0-liter Mustang, check out these pipes from Latemodel Restoration. Made from aluminized tubing, the 2½-inch diameter provides maximum flow for more horsepower and a more aggressive tone. It's also a great way to convert '79-'85 Mustangs to true dual exhaust. The modular three-piece design allows for an easy bolt-on and features OEM O2 sensor locations as well as factory-style, die-stamped flanges to ensure a perfect fit. Info: 866/507-3786; www.latemodelrestoration.com.