A-Body Tech:
RCD Bilsteins In Black
The handling pros at Race Car Dynamics (RCD) have turned their sights on the ever popular '64-72 GM A-body with a specially made set of Bilstein shock absorbers. Many muscle car purists turn away from performance suspension parts due to their flashy colors and non-stock appearance, so RCD has stepped in and spec'd out a set of high-performance shock absorbers, sourced exclusively for RCD from Bilstein. The RCD dampers are a quick, cost-effective way to dramatically improve your GM A-body's handling and ride quality. Features include a high-pressure gas monotube design, 1.8-inch-diameter digressive piston, patented deflective-disc valving (to RCD specs), and a lifetime warranty.

Race Car Dynamics
866-469-7257, ext. 109

Problem Solver:
Hardware Store In Your Garage
It's extremely frustrating not having the right fasteners, and having to waste time and fuel finding it at your local hardware store. With Copper State's Portable Fastener Kit, you'll already have the right size nut or bolt 90 percent of the time, without having to run to the hardware store.

This fastener kit contains over 100 pre-sorted fasteners organized in five plastic drawers. Having a total of five drawers, each with 16 slots, Copper State's kit contains an assortment of popular Grade 5 to Grade 8 coarse thread, hex head cap screws (measuring - to -inch diameters), and from to 3 inches in length. The kit also includes coarse thread, Grade 8 hex nuts, all-metal crimped lock nuts (Stover-C), hardened flat washers, hi-alloy lock washers, fender washers, sheetmetal and machine screws, Keps nuts, hex head self-drilling screws, a bottle of medium-strength Loctite, three sizes of hose clamps, a variety of electrical terminals, rivet nuts, and more. Each slot of fasteners is labeled, making it easy to reorder. The Copper State Portable Fastener Kit retails for $229, and measures 14x14x9.5.

Copper State Bolt & Nut Co.

BMR Fabrication:
First-Gen Camaro Suspension
The first-gen Camaro's reputation as a well-handling car is one of the most successful hoaxes ever perpetrated in the performance world, but Brett Rockey of BMR Fabrication hasn't been fooled for one minute. Brett's been in the business of building first-rate suspension for third- and fourth-gen Camaros for about 10 years now, and he's applied all his knowledge toward this new system for first gens. At the core is a torque-arm design engineered for an ideal instant center, superior pinion angle, and reduced squat/brake dive. The torque arm is combined with a Watts link to locate the rear axle for a near ideal rear set-up. The only hope of improving on this would be to go all-out with an IRS conversion. BMR's kit includes a transmission crossmember, adjustable torque arm, Watts link, double-adjustable coilover shocks, shock upper crossmember, lower control arms, and all necessary hardware. Make your archaic leaf springs obsolete!

BMR Fabrication