Summit Top End Kits
Summit's top end kit for pre-'86 small-block Chevys is available in two versions-355 hp/400 lb-ft and 375 hp/400 lb-ft. Both feature a pair of fully assembled Summit Racing Street & Strip aluminum cylinder heads (62cc chambers, 170cc intake/69cc exhaust) matched up to a Summit Racing Street & Strip aluminum dual-plane intake and a Summit Racing hydraulic cam and lifter kit. You also get a timing chain set and cam locking plate, a complete set of Trick Flow gaskets, a Trick Flow pushrod checker, and hardware from Summit Racing and GMPP. Summit took the guesswork out, putting all the parts in one kit, then chopped the price down to size. What's not to like? The kits start at $1,359.95, making them one of the best deals out there for the DIY engine builder.
Classic Industries Grille
Why is it that '67-69 Camaros get all the cool parts, while cars that were made in far greater numbers seem to get relegated to the back of the bus? The '76-78 Chevy Nova is one such car, and Classic Industries is working hard to reverse that discrimination. Classic's low-cost "dental work" is now available for disco Novas in the form of grille PN 466818 ($229.99). Manufactured by OER, this all-new reproduction front grille installs onto the radiator core support of '76-78 Nova models. These grilles are manufactured in plastic, and electroplated with chrome for a beautiful shine, and each grille features the correct black accent edging as original. Produced with the correct shape and contour for third-generation Nova standard models, each grille features all correct mounting points and is carefully designed to install and appear like factory original.
Jim Meyer Racing Products has created a bolt-in IFS for early Mustangs that boasts superior handling, stopping, and steering over stock. With reprogrammed suspension geometry, reduced antidive, and adjustable stance, Meyer's new rear-steer A-arm IFS offers (as standard equipment) a tight power rack-and-pinion steering, 11-inch vented disc brakes, aluminum adjustable coilover shocks, 1-inch antisway bar, tubular A-arms, and removable steering arms.
As a benefit, the Meyer IFS claims a tighter-than-stock turning radius, with the caster and camber weight loaded onto the frame, not the inner fender panel. Additionally, the rear steering bracket sits above front-sump oil pans, and will clear Patriot headers.
Meyer says the IFS installation can be done at home in a weekend with basic handtools and jackstands. There is no cutting, and only eight holes need to be drilled with provided templates.
To most in the hot rod industry, it would've been unthinkable for a company like RideTech-the industry leader in air suspension-to offer a mechanical coilover shock a few years ago, but here we are announcing just that. RideTech has relentlessly expanded its product line over the years, branching out from just air shocks to bolt-on suspension components, cages, and everything chassis related. The most recent move into coilovers is right in line with this, and comes right on the heels of their electronically adjustable RideTech Select shocks released earlier this year.
For RideTech's coilover design, the engineering team started from the ground up with an all-new impact-forged aluminum shock body. This monotube gas-pressure design uses a 43 percent larger piston area versus traditional twin tubes for superior fluid management and outstanding ride quality. The 5/8-inch chrome shaft travels through a dual-seal rod guide for zero oil leakage and long-lasting performance. The RideTech coilover is available in fixed valving, or rebound single-adjustable in all popular lengths. They also feature a 1/2-inch bore, Kevlar-lined spherical bearing mount that eliminates shock noise and deflection normally found with rubber/poly bushing ends. And did we mention, like all RideTech products, it's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous?
"RideTech has relentlessly expanded its product line over the years, branching out from just air shocks..."
Billet Pedal Assembly
If you're building a serious Pro Touring vehicle, you'll appreciate Wilwood's new adjustable reverse-mount pedal assembly, and their new forward-mount pedal assembly; both combine the brake and clutch pedals together in one unit. The reverse-mount pedal assembly positions the master cylinders inside of the firewall, while the forward mount pedal assembly positions the master cylinders outside on the firewall. Both feature an aluminum frame and forged aluminum pedal arms with ladder-style construction. The frame and pedal arms are Platinum-E coated for protection while the pedal pads are a special adjustable lightweight design that allows fine-tuning of pedal location and clearance. Also included with the assembly are mounting studs, hardware, and a clevis and pivot pin balance bar that is designed to provide smooth brake pedal bias. The units provide a 6.25:1 ratio on both the clutch and brake pedal.