LS Oil Pan
Swapping an LS engine into your favorite hot rod or muscle car just got much easier thanks to the LS conversion oil pan from Mast Motorsports. The engineers at Mast took a clean-sheet approach; the result is the first OEM-quality aftermarket LS oil pan with a short front pan depth and an optimum sump depth that fits virtually any muscle car chassis. Pro Touring and racing fans will love the fact that the Mast LS conversion oil pan is cored and baffled for excellent oil control, and its cast-in clearance fits aftermarket or Mast stroker windage trays. The innovative oiling circuitry with -10AN fittings eliminates the need for expensive adapters for remote oil coolers and oil filter. Additional fitment features include a driver-side oil drain, a rear -6AN port for an optional oil pressure gauge tap, an oil pickup to fit almost any stroke, and enlarged oil passage holes for reduced pressure loss.
Fuel Pump Breakthrough
Aeromotive 340 Stealth
Before today, if you wanted to feed a 750hp supercharged street car, you would've needed thousands of dollars worth of fuel system upgrades. It's well known that factory-style in-tank g-rotor fuel pumps run a serious limitation at higher delivery rates, often causing catastrophic engine damage. The solution has been to scrap most of the factory fuel system and start from scratch. With the introduction of Aeromotive's 340 Stealth fuel pump, that changes immediately. Available in three configurations (center inlet, offset inlet, and offset inlet in line with outlet) to fit most late-model fuel-injected vehicles with a Walbro 255 pump, the 340 Stealth is a turbine design that supplies 340 liters per hour at 40 psi, and an astounding 200 liters per hour at 90 psi-plenty of fuel to safely feed 750 hp. The 340 Stealth pops right into your stock fuel pickup assembly, it's compatible with pulse-modulated applications, and it costs just $175.
Gen VII Big-Block
Dart Offers Parts For 8.1L
GM's last iteration of the big-block V-8, the 8.1L, was used primarily in truck and marine applications and has been largely overlooked by the performance aftermarket industry. This is due largely to the lack of interchangeability with other big-block components. Dart 8.1L blocks and heads can be used as a direct replacement for stock parts, but offer significant performance potential.
The Dart 8.1 cylinder head is cast from premium iron alloy for superior strength. The ports and combustion chambers are redesigned for improved airflow and enhanced combustion characteristics. Testing has demonstrated that these heads with a mild cam upgrade can produce a 200hp gain over the stock heads on a standard short-block. The head's design also simplifies valvespring upgrades.
Dart 8.1 blocks are available with full water jackets between the cylinder bores, or as siamesed-bore versions, which allow bore sizes up to 4.600 inches so you can build an engine in excess of 600 ci. Dart's priority main oiling system ensures reliable lubrication to the main bearings, and four-bolt main caps strengthen and stabilize the crankshaft.
Flaming River Rack Cradle Kit
This new power rack-and-pinion cradle kit for '64-67 GM A-bodies uses a travel bar design to stabilize and properly position the steering pivot points to the original location, and deliver the original turning radius-something that most rack-and-pinion conversion kits fall short on. This cradle kit also includes a sway bar for improved handling and performance on curves. No cutting, drilling, or welding is required for installation-the kit simply bolts into the original mounting holes for the steering box and idler arm assembly. A brand-new Billet-Power rack-and-pinion is included and provides more than 6 inches of travel and full turning radius, lock-to-lock, stop-to-stop. The kit includes a new Billet-Power rack-and-pinion, floor shift tilt steering column, rack-and-pinion cradle system, all mounting hardware, wiring connector, universal joints and shafting, power steering pump and pulley, and a polished aluminum mounting reservoir. Retail price: $2,150.
RAM Hydraulic Adjuster
RAM has pioneered a new clutch pedal adjuster (PN 78300) that corrects the pedal height of all aftermarket high-performance clutch systems and OEM systems. It's also designed to function with any OEM or aftermarket hydraulic clutch system and eradicates all concerns associated with the over-travel of the release bearings. (Release bearings with excessive travel can destroy the bearing or cause the clutch diaphragm to travel over center, resulting in high rpm engagement troubles.)
Compared with factory clutches, most modern high-performance aftermarket units require less travel to disengage. As a result, the pedal often sits higher than desired. In fact, the factory pedal could often benefit from a slightly lower position. Available for immediate delivery, the new Ram HSA (Hydraulic System Adjuster, priced at $138.95) tool is easily installed and adjustable.
Pontiac D-Port Heads
Edelbrock's latest innovation is the new series of performance aluminum cylinder heads for '65-79 389-455-cid Pontiac engines. Unlike current Edelbrock RPM heads that feature Ram Air IV exhaust ports, these new Performers are designed with the distinctive D-shaped ports. These new heads accept factory exhaust manifolds and readily available aftermarket headers.
Performer D-Port heads are fully assembled with valves and springs, and are offered in two fully CNC-ported combustion chamber sizes: 87cc and 72cc. Bare castings are also available in the same finished combustion chamber sizes or with an as-cast 65cc chamber for those customers looking to create their own custom chamber design. The CNC-shaped combustion chambers have relocated spark plug bosses and dual quench areas. Oil return passages have also been reworked to improve lubrication, cooling, and drain back. Installation is the same as factory cylinder heads, making this an easy bolt-on upgrade with results you will feel on every pull.
Phoenix 727 Converter
Phoenix Transmissions of Weatherford, Texas, now offers performance torque converters for Chrysler 727 transmissions. The converter is available in stall speeds ranging from 2,800 rpm to as high as 4,000 rpm. The converter features a furnace-brazed cover, TIG-reinforced fins and turbine, hardened turbine splines and hub, an antiballooning plate, and Torrington bearings. All converters are built to order to properly match the stall speed to the customer's unique application, and are computer welded and balanced for unsurpassed accuracy. Priced at just $397, these converters offer a lot of performance for the money, and are backed with a three-year, 50,000-mile warranty.