Boom Mat Leather Look
Boom Mat’s new Leather Look Sound Barrier is an ideal way to reduce noise while offering a premium leather appearance. Available in moisture-resistant, black leather embossed material, this product is designed for insulating trunks, door panels, floors, speaker boxes, and package shelves—any interior area of a vehicle where a leather appearance would provide a finishing touch. Looks like leather, but kills sound dead!
Function is equally important, and we’re told the new Leather Look Sound Barrier significantly reduces incoming sounds caused by outside noise, troublesome rattles, squeaks, and vibrations, while providing a level of thermal insulation that lessens transfer of heat and cold in any climate. Leather Look Boom Mat is ⁵/16-inch thick, and is available in three sizes: 24x48-inch ($101.60), 48x48-inch ($201.12), and 48-inch widths sold by the linear foot ($49.19).
Powerhouse Pushrod Checker
Building an engine at home can be a very rewarding experience, but getting it wrong can be frustrating. One of the biggest causes of DIY engine projects gone wrong is incorrect valvetrain geometry. Finding the proper pushrod length is perhaps one of the biggest challenges—if you don’t have the right tools. Powerhouse Products has the solution with their sturdy five-piece pushrod length checking tool set (PN POW101240, $63.50), which can find any popular pushrod length from 5.800 inches through 9.800 inches. Designed like a micrometer, you insert the Pro Pushrod Length Checker in place of a pushrod and unscrew it until the correct length and geometry are achieved. You can read the height right from the etched markings, with each revolution equal to .05 inch.
Jim Meyer Ford IFS
Jim Meyer Racing Products has created a bolt-in IFS for early Mustangs that also fits many Ford and Mercury models from 1960 to 1977. Meyer claims the handling, stopping, and steering improvement in this IFS is no comparison over the old steering box, tower suspension, and all that linkage. With reprogrammed suspension geometry, reduced antidive, and adjustable stance, the new rear-steer A-arm IFS offers as standard equipment power rack-and-pinion steering, 11-inch vented disc brakes (with loads of disc brake options), aluminum adjustable coilover shocks, 1-inch antisway bar, tubular A-arms (not Mustang II) and removable steering arms. It also features a tighter-than-stock turning radius, plus the caster and camber weight is loaded onto the frame, not the inner fender panel.