Wilwood’s new Combination Proportioning Valve substantially simplifies mounting, plumbing, wiring, and brake proportioning adjustments on vehicles with custom brake systems. The combination block maintains full isolation between front and rear fluid circuits and can be used in conjunction with any tandem outlet or dual-mount master cylinder assemblies. The rear circuit has a single inlet and single outlet with the adjustable proportioning valve. The front circuit has a single inlet with two outlets. The new combination proportioning valve (PN 260-11179) can be run as a single outlet with one outlet plugged, or used to split the plumbing on its way to the front calipers. The brake light switch is immediately activated by pressure in the front circuit. The sturdy forged body incorporates two 5/16-inch through-holes for secure mounting to the frame or a reinforced chassis brace.
We just jumped back into the Mopar project car scene with the purchase of a six-cylinder ’68 Plymouth Valiant, and got lucky with a rust-free running car. The only thing our cream puff lacks to make the show scene is a good set of rolling stock. Like most classic Mopars with six-cylinder engines, we have wheel hubs with the small-diameter 5x4-inch bolt circle. We could order a set of small bolt-circle wheels, but we’d only have to change them to larger wheels once we swap out to a serious rearend and good brakes. The solution is to upgrade to the larger bolt-circle wheels now because there are a lot more wheel choices for Mopars that have the larger 5x4.5-inch bolt circle.
The solution is a set of Trans-Dapt hub adapters (PN 7066, $61.95 per pair from Summit Racing). Relative to more expensive billet hub adapters, the Trans-Dapt pieces are thinner, which create less offset and less potential for tire-to-fender interference. It also places less stress on the wheel bearings—a big win-win all around. We got two pairs of them, and we plan on testing them out soon once we decide on a set of wheels and tires.
Trans-Dapt Performance Products
With innovative software in Street and Pro versions, Mallory’s new FireStorm ignition boxes include four customizable applications for every kind of driver. In support of the FireStorm ignition system line, Mallory Ignition has also launched more than 70 accessories, including a dual-sync distributor, 36-1 high-resolution crank trigger kit, dual-sync sensor assembly, plug wires, and coils.
The Mallory FireStorm ignition has multiple coil controls, allowing users to upgrade from a single-coil application to a coil-on-plug application. With the software, the boxes have built-in system diagnostics and continual sensor monitoring and limp-home technology, even if a sensor fails. The LS and Hemi boxes, along with their supporting accessories, are anticipated to launch later this summer.
Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger Kit
Edelbrock has released their 50-state-legal E-Force Supercharger system (PN 1532) for the ’09-10 Challenger, Charger, and 300C equipped with a 5.7L Hemi engine (retail price: $7,495.99). This design features an Eaton Twin Vortices Series (TVS) 2300 Gen VI rotor assembly to bump up power to 506 hp and torque to 501 lb-ft of torque. The supercharger assembly is integrated into Edelbrock’s intercooled intake manifold for a truly seamless design with minimal components. The E-Force supercharger system includes everything you need to bolt it on under the hood, including supercharger/manifold assembly, fuel injectors, air-to-water intercooler, and a handheld flash programmer to properly tune the factory ECU for the added power. Edelbrock offers two levels of optional powertrain warranty terms, including three-year/36,000-mile and five-year/100,000-mile, offering up to $19,000 of coverage.