Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
July 21, 2014

Roller Cam Friendly

With the proliferation of roller cam swaps, MSD has you covered with its new Pro-Billet Ford distributors that now feature a steel gear. No more swapping gears to match your new cam. Just drop the distributor in and go! Each distributor includes the correct steel gear already installed. The CNC-machined billet distributor housing features a sealed ball bearing for the distributor shaft to ride on for high-rpm stability and the maintenance-free magnetic pickup means accurate ignition signals. An easy-to-adjust mechanical advance is included along with a vacuum advance for great driveability. These MSD Pro-Billet distributors are available for small-block (289/302/351) and for 351C/460 applications. Info: (915) 857-5200;

Lighten Up

Celebrate the Mustang's 50th with the gift of light and style from California Mustang. These cool retro-look lamps feature great timeless style. They are perfect for the office, man cave, family room, or any spot where you'd like to display your passion for Ford's iconic ponycar. The lamps are made of silver metal construction and are available in a wide variety of center stripe colors, including Carbon, Graphite, Grabber Blue, Groovy Green, Race Red, and Special Orange. Having one of these collectible lamps will not only brighten a room, but enables you to continue the Mustang's half-century legacy for years to come. Priced at just $34.95, these lamps make unbeatable gifts. Info: (800) 775-0101;

Keep Your Radio Quiet

Virginia Classic Mustang announces the availability of concours correct radio suppressors for '65-'71 Mustangs, as well as many Fords, and Mercury cars of the same era. Specific styles are available for '65-'66 and '67-'71 models. All feature the correct zinc plating, wiring connectors, Ford numbers, and markings. This is a Ford Licensed part. These radio suppressors were installed on all '65-'71 Mustangs and other Ford models that were originally equipped with a radio and mount near the voltage regulator. Priced at $29.95 each, plus shipping, they are the perfect touch to an engine bay restoration. Info: (540) 896-2695;

Arm Your S197

Improve handling, minimize axle rotation, and provide pinion angle adjustability in your '11-'14 Mustang with an Adjustable Upper Control Arm, PN UTCA033, from BMR Suspension. Superior to the factory stamped steel arm, the BMR Control Arm is constructed from 1.625-inch DOM tubing and uses a 11⁄8-inch CNC machined adjuster. The upper control arm also utilizes a heavy-duty 1-inch-diameter spherical bearing, providing zero deflection under load while retaining bind-free suspension articulation. Reduce wheel hop, improve handling consistency, and increase the braking ability with a simple installation in a couple of hours. Info: (813) 986-9302;

Instrumental Package

Classic Instruments has been offering drop-in gauge packages for '65-'68 Mustangs for several years and have just released its latest offering, the new AutoCross package. Available for '67-'68 Mustangs, the AutoCross gauge package includes a 200-mph speedometer, a 10,000 rpm tachometer, and vertically oriented fuel, oil pressure, and water temp gauges. The speedometer and tachometer also feature etched diffuser rings, while the tachometer includes a bright LED shift light. Built into OE-style gauge bezels and including all necessary sending units and wiring, the gauge packages are available in gray or yellow. Info: (800) 575-0461;