Budget GM Brakes:
Wilwood D154 Calipers
Wilwood’s new D154 direct bolt-on replacement caliper is an ideal upgrade for ’78-present GM muscle cars and passenger vehicles that were originally equipped with iron single-piston D154 pad-type calipers. The calipers are specifically designed to mount in the stock location with stock-sized rotors using regular OEM-type replacement pads and fitment anywhere the OEM calipers were used.
The D154 caliper employs the latest refinements in modern caliper design and manufacturing, including a forged aluminum body, stainless steel pistons for their slow heat transfer properties and high corrosion resistance, and high-temp seals for controlled piston retraction, which improves driver feel. The caliper comes in a single-piston 2.50-inch diameter (prices start around $374.99 at Summit Racing) as well as two-piston configurations (1.62/1.62 inches and 1.12/1.12 inches) for vehicles that have been converted to four-wheel discs. Both caliper configurations have the same muscular exterior design, giving them that big-brake multi-piston look. Calipers are available in black or red powdercoat, which complements wheel, tire, and rotor upgrades.
Bolt-In EFI-Ready Fuel Tank
Aeromotive now has bolt-in stealth-style reproduction fuel tanks for the ’67-69 Camaro and Firebird. These new tanks feature a preinstalled, in-tank 340 Stealth fuel pump and complete in-tank performance baffling. This revolutionary product makes late-model EFI engine swaps a snap. The built-in 340 Stealth Fuel Pump can support up to 700-plus horsepower when used with the proper bypass regulator. Installation is as easy as strapping the fuel tank in like a direct replacement, hooking up the wires, running a fuel supply and return line, and it’s done. Forget welding, hacking, and crazy expensive custom tanks. These tanks are also reasonably priced at around $740, especially since that gets you a powdercoated, stock-appearing steel fuel tank with a universal 0-90 ohm fuel level sending unit, a 340 liter per hour (at 40 psi) Stealth fuel pump, pre-pump filter, and a billet aluminum hanger assembly.
In the Garage:
Reformulated Gunk Cleaner
The Gunk brand, one of our favorite helpers around the garage, has announced the reformulation of their Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner. The new brake parts cleaner has been reformulated to more quickly remove all the baked-on dirt you find in the most grunged-out areas of your ride. Gunk Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner leaves no residue, its new formula cleans better, and it dries faster than its predecessor while still remaining nonflammable. The reformulation is ideal for brake linings, cylinders, drums, rotors, clutches, and CV joints, but we’ve used it for darn near everything in the garage. Look for it in your local parts store today.