Model: tech editor Liz Mi...
Model: tech editor Liz Miles
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These new two-piece valve covers allow instant access to your big-block Chevy engine's valvetrain, with no tools required. Simple dual thumb screws provide immediate removal and replacement of the O-ring-sealed cover. Will also fit roller- and shaft-style rockers. Breathers and caps sold separately. Satin finish PN 755- 8429 on sale starting at just $299.95.
Ball's is a U.S. manufacturer that's provided quality power window regulators for the past 25 years. Applications include all vehicles from 1915 to 1980 and carry a lifetime warranty. Ball's is also a longtime member of SEMA, NSRA, and Goodguys.
Ball's Rod & Kustom
Invisible Glass was developed with two simple objectives: superior cleaning power and "invisible" clarity. When compared to ordinary "blue water" glass cleaners, you'll immediately see how quickly Invisible Glass removes even the most difficult grime, making glass virtually disappear. Great gift kits are available for auto enthusiasts. Find our new Ultimate Glass Care kit ($39.95 + S&H) and Basic Glass Care kit ($19.95 + S&H) online.
SLP offers the most complete selection of OEM quality performance and appearance parts for the 2010 Camaro (V-8 and V-6). Products include: long-tube headers, X-pipes, axle-back exhausts (three choices), cold-air induction, supercharger, under-drive balancer, skip-shift eliminator, rocker arms, hood with functional scoop, spoiler, wheels, plus much more. Use code number 9028 and receive 10 percent off (cannot be combined with other offers).
Anvil Auto has just released their latest radiator close-out carbon-fiber panels for first- and second-gen Camaros. The upper photo depicts the first-gen ('67-69) while the lower is the second-gen ('70-81), which are designed to fit perfectly into the area in front of the radiator, closing the gap between the header panel and the core support. These panels improve the efficiency of your radiator while looking cool at the same time and easily attach in minutes. All radiator close-out panels are available in your choice of glossy or satin finishes and can also be painted if desired. These retail for $349, come with stainless mounting hardware, and are the ultimate in underhood wow factor!
AccuAir has become the premier air suspension system provider for the performance market. The e-Level controller with TouchPad offers three programmable heights, TruPosition height sensors that provide accurate leveling regardless of load, and the industry's first-ever RideMonitor mode to keep your car level while driving and parked. These technologies, combined with turn-key engineered air management systems, will make your vehicle function and perform as good as it looks.
The Camaro continues to be a popular platform for extreme horsepower enhancements," notes Bob Scheid, vice president, Fidanza. "But that power is only beneficial if harnessed properly, which is precisely why we've engineered these new twin-disc units." Fidanza twin-disc clutch kits include the pressure plate, floater plate, and twin-discs as well as a lightweight Fidanza performance flywheel. Stage 1 (650 lb-ft) and Stage 2 (900 lb-ft) kits are available.
AFR's new Eliminator 235cc head for small-block Chevy is a direct bolt on, standard-port-location engineering marvel that flows 340 cfm through its 2.125-inch intake valve. Solidly in 18-degree territory, the ideal application for this head is aggressive 400-plus-cubic-inch combinations. Also included is a 260-cfm exhaust port, their trademark 3/4-inch thick head deck, lightweight 8mm bead-lock valves, premium valvesprings, and Manley retainers.
Air Flow Research
Phoenix Transmission Products of Weatherford, Texas, offers a wide variety of automatic transmissions, torque converters and installation accessories for virtually any domestic car or truck, and most any engine, from the venerable flathead to the latest LS-series Chevrolets. All transmissions and torque converters include the Phoenix exclusive two-year, 24,000-mile "in-service" warranty that doesn't start till the part is installed. Transmission packages start at less than $1,000.