The wheels might make the exterior of the car, but it’s your gauges that make or break the look and feel of the cockpit. If you’ve got a ’70-71 Chevelle, El Camino, or Monte Carlo, Classic Instruments has an incredible gauge package for you. This gauge set is offered in 12 different gauge face options (standard in white shown below). The kit includes a speedometer, tachometer, and quad gauges mounted into a reproduction dash carrier, with wiring harness, hardware to mount the kit into the dashpanel, and all necessary sending units. The fuel gauge is programmed to read the original fuel sender of 0-90 ohms. All Classic Instruments gauge package comes with a five-year warranty and are made in the United States. Classic Instruments gauge packages are also compatible with Skydrive, which uses GPS signals to operate the odometer. Pricing on Chevelle, El Camino, or Monte Carlo gauge packages ranges from $899 to $1,149, depending on options and selected gauge design.
Wilwood’s new adjustable reverse-mount pedal assembly has two master cylinders positioned inside the firewall and away from engine heat, making it great for high-end Pro Touring and race car buildups. The pedal assembly (PN 340-12509) features an all-aluminum frame and forged aluminum pedal arms with ladder-style construction. The frame and pedal arms are black anodized for protection and an attractive appearance. The adjustable lightweight design allows fine-tuning of the pedal location and clearance. It also includes mounting studs, hardware, clevis, and a pivot pin balance bar that is designed to provide smooth and accurate brake bias settings. The balance bar can be set and locked down with the jam nut, or attached to a remote cable for quick on-track adjustment. The unit provides a 6.25-to-1 ratio to satisfy most mounting and leverage requirements. The master cylinders and the brake pedal assembly are sold separately.
YearOne has a tradition of releasing updated wheels based on classic muscle car designs. The success of the program has led to yet another iconic wheel getting the YearOne treatment. The newest wheel to be updated is based on the Magnum—a design so popular it was used by all of the Big Three throughout the muscle car period. Of course, as cool as the original wheel was, YearOne has improved it by casting it in aluminum (the originals were stamped steel) and offering it in a modern 17-inch diameter with both 8- and 9-inch widths available. Moreover, the YearOne Magnum is offered in 4.5-inch bolt patterns (used on Mopar and Ford products) as well as the 4.75-inch pattern favored by GM. Multiple backspacings are also available.
Updating the material to aluminum saves weight, and increasing the size allows the use of modern tires and increases room for bigger brakes used by today’s builders. With a machined finish accented by black powdercoated recesses, the wheels accept original center caps and lug nuts for an authentic yet modern look. The cherry on top of all this coolness is the extremely affordable pricing. Single wheels are only $199 each, while a set of four is a great deal at $749.