May 8, 2014

New Coyote Aluminator Short-Blocks

Ford Racing expands its lineup of Coyote Aluminator engines with the introduction of short-blocks. Just like the fully built-up engines, Aluminator short-blocks are hand-assembled and use Manley connecting rods with ARP rod bolts and Mahle forged pistons. Two versions are available—9.5:1 and 11.0:1 compression ratio.

These Aluminator short-blocks serve as a strong foundation for the enthusiast that wants to spec and finish a Coyote build to their particular application and needs.

Ford Racing Engineers have taken care of the toughest part of building a new engine by designing a strong and durable short-block that offers a wide range of power possibilities. And every Ford Racing Aluminator short-block is precision internal balanced and hand assembled in the U.S. with performance clearances.

Ford Racing offers a number of components to finish the build, including the simple-to-install Controls Pack to get it up and running in just about any vehicle—including restomods, cars, and trucks.

Ford Racing Performance Parts
(800) FORD-788
www.fordracingparts.com


Billet Pivot-Ball Sway Bar Links

Improve the handling of nearly any vehicle with this simple and effective suspension upgrade from Chris Alston's Chassisworks. Chassisworks has added a selection of billet-steel, sway bar links to its gStreet pro-touring product line. The gStreet links utilize Chassisworks' low-friction, high-misalignment pivot mechanism to eliminate free play for a more positive antiroll bar connection. The threaded pivot assembly design allows tightening of the joint if free play develops over time and facilitates simple rebuilds if needed. Pivot ends require 5⁄8-inch-diameter bores at the antiroll bar and suspension mounts and are available in 90-degree or inline styles. The current product selection can accommodate installation lengths of 31⁄4-inch to 81⁄4-inch with adjustment ranges of 1-inch or 2-inch depending upon application.

Chris Alston's Chassisworks
(916) 388-0288
www.cachassisworks.com


Coat It And Peel It

The removable coatings segment of the automotive market has exploded over the past few years, and coatings leader Rust-Oleum has recently launched its own version called Peel Coat. Simply wipe the surface clean and spray it on. Then, when you're ready for a new look, simply peel it off. It's available in matte black, matte white, and silver.

Rust-Oleum
(866) 585-1774
www.rustoleum.com


New Versions For Weld RT-S Line

Weld Racing recently announced that all three new models of the highly popular RT-S Series Street Performance wheels are now shipping. The three new models, S75, S76, and S77, made their debut at the 2013 SEMA show. These new RT-S wheels are the latest in cutting edge designs and modern nostalgia. Whether it's a clean modern look or classic style, Weld's new RT-S styles will look right on your Mustang.

Specifically designed to maximize the performance potential of modern muscle cars, the RT-S line offers precise fit with a variety of sizes and widths available. Weld Racing has fitments for all of the popular modern muscle cars, created uniquely for each car to maximize the stance. RT-S is designed to the same race quality and precision standards Weld requires for its 330-mph drag race wheels. All Weld RT-S wheels are made from high-quality, cold-forged aluminum to reduce weight and increase strength.

Each new design will be available in 15-, 17-, 18-, and 20-inch diameters. Versatile width range starts at 4.5- and runs to 18-inch wide. Each of the new wheel styles wheel will be available with machined black rotary forged centers.

Weld Racing
(800) 788-9353
www.weldracing.com


Strange's New Nodular Case

The new Strange Engineering S-Series nodular iron case features a radial-rib design for increased strength and is manufactured in the USA from premium-grade nodular iron. Assemblies come standard with a Daytona pinion support and choice of street/standard gear ratio of your choice. Spool and differential options are available to complete an assembly for your application. Complete units start at an affordable price of $1,029.49. Contact one of Strange's highly trained sales staff to discuss your specific application.

Strange Engineering
(847) 663-1701
www.strangeeng.net


Get A Grip

Early Mustangs are not known for their stellar handling characteristics in factory form. Fortunately, it's easy to fix the factory sloppiness, and these SPC Performance upper control arms from Summit Racing are a great place to start. The tubular upper control arms feature billet aluminum cross-shafts with the famous “Shelby drop” geometry, pioneered by Carroll Shelby for the '65 Mustang G.T. 350. That geometry plus maintenance-free xAxis Sealed Flex Joint pivots greatly improve handling. Camber can be set at 0, -1, or -2 degrees to improve cornering, and 3 degrees of positive caster is built in for improved return to center with modern radial tires.

The SPC Performance upper control arms are compatible with OEM-type coil spring and shock combinations, as well as aftermarket coilover kits. An OE-style ball joint and mounting hardware are included.

Summit Racing Equipment
(800) 230-3030
www.summitracing.com