LS Engines:

Holley Accessory Brackets

Holley has just introduced a simple and cost-effective solution that solves the accessory drive challenges when swapping a GM LS engine into a muscle car. These brackets were designed to deliver a factory-style appearance, correct belt alignment, and provide factory stability. These bracket kits are available with Corvette, F-body, or truck drive offsets, with or without A/C, and can be used with any water pump or balancer offset. They come with an OEM-quality natural finish for clean looks and durability, but can easily be painted, coated, or plated. Holley’s kits come with all the necessary brackets and hardware needed for a complete installation, and allow you to choose the source for supplemental accessories and components that may have been supplied on the donor engine or host vehicle. Whether sourcing from the salvage yard, the local auto parts store, your GM parts dealer, or Holley, you pick the accessories that match your needs and budget.


Early Mustang:

DSE Mini-tubs

The DSE Deep Tubs are inner wheelhousings designed to accommodate wider tire and wheel packages, including tires as wide as 315mm for the 1964½-68 Mustang, or 335mm in the case of the ’69-70 Mustang. The DSE Deep Tubs (PN 040405; price $400) will significantly reduce the number of hours required for a mini-tub project. They are designed for a perfect fit, they retain a stock appearance, and they’re available exclusively through Detroit Speed. The Mustang Deep Tubs come with a replacement framerail section and double reinforcement plates to accommodate a wider rear tire. The Deep Tubs are up to 2.75 inches wider than stock, stamped from 18-gauge steel, and are made in the United States.

Detroit Speed & Engineering

Performance Tires:

Mickey Thompson Street Comp UHP

Mickey Thompson has just begun manufacturing their new Street Comp ultra-high performance (UHP) tire. This new tire uses Mickey Thompson’s legendary race tire technology in a street tire that’s perfect for modernized Pro Touring muscle cars that have been upgraded with performance brakes and suspension.

“The Street Comp is designed with American muscle cars in mind,” says Ken Warner, VP Sales & Marketing, Mickey Thompson. “These cars have higher horsepower and torque, and need a UHP street tire with superior response and ride comfort. The Street Comp delivers it all, as well as the great style and competitive price you’d expect from Mickey Thompson.” The Street Comp has a UTQG 300 AA A treadwear rating and a unique tread design for superior performance and responsive handling in both wet and dry conditions. The Street Comp is available in 18 popular Pro Touring sizes.

Mickey Thompson

Trim Restoration:

Eastwood Plastic Stapler

The Eastwood Company’s Hot Stapler Electronic Plastic Repair System allows both professional and DIY guys to create strong, structural repairs in all types of plastics. The Eastwood Hot Stapler is a precision-engineered tool designed to make solid, permanent repairs of breaks, cracks, and tears in rigid or flexible plastic parts.

As you hold the wand in position and press the button, the staple heats up. When you see it start to melt the plastic, simply push it halfway into the plastic surface. The staple will be fused into the damaged, broken, or cracked plastic, and as the plastic cools, it creates a reinforced bridge between the two halves, restoring the plastic part to its original strength. Three heat settings allow you to work on a variety of plastic materials and thicknesses. Each of the three types of stainless steel staples (flat, wave, and corner) can be re-profiled to easily get into tight or hard-to-reach areas.

The Eastwood Hot Stapler ($199.99) is easy to use and has a wide variety of applications for automotive, power sports, hobby, and industrial uses, including urethane bumper covers, broken tabs, consoles and dashes, plastic toolboxes, headlamp assemblies, and much more. The convenient, all-inclusive Eastwood Hot Stapler Kit contains the hot stapler gun, power unit with power cord, stainless steel staples (100 each of flat, wave, and corner), and sturdy storage case.