Replacement Calipers:

Wilwood D52 Caliper Upgrade

Wilwood’s new D52 calipers are a direct bolt-on replacement for all ’68-and-later GM muscle cars, passenger vehicles, and light-duty trucks that were originally equipped with the big single-piston D52 pad calipers. The calipers are built to mount in the stock location, with stock dimension rotors, using regular OE type or aftermarket compound replacement pads, and fitment anywhere the OE calipers were used.

The new D52 calipers provide a lightweight, high-strength, extreme-duty alternative for customized street machines and all competition vehicles that still require OE mounting. The forged billet aluminum bodies provide a substantial weight savings (without the rust and corrosion) over the original cast-iron calipers. The two-piston design improves pad loading and clamping efficiency over the single-piston design, with an increase in overall piston clamping area to improve stopping power. Stainless steel pistons with high-temperature bore seals minimize heat transfer and provide maximum durability in the most extreme circumstances. A smaller bore rear model is available to help maintain proper front-to-rear bias on vehicles that have been converted to four-wheel discs. Optional color finishes are available to complement wheel, tire, and rotor upgrades on all types of customized machines.

Source:

Wilwood Engineering

805-388-1188

www.wilwood.com

Ford Windsor:

Small-Block Accessory Drive

Eddie Motorsports S.drive accessory drive system is now available for Ford Windsor small-block engines, and features serpentine drive and mounting brackets that are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. The kit is available in configurations with or without power steering and/or air conditioning. Kits come complete with a one-piece aluminum timing cover that incorporates all accessory mounting bosses. The S.drive system also contains all the necessary pulleys and stainless steel fasteners as well as an Edelbrock water pump, Powermaster alternator, Gates tensioner, and six-rib serpentine belt. A Sanden A/C compressor and Maval power steering pump are also included where applicable. Small-block Ford S.drive pulley systems are priced starting at $1,995. Kits are also available for 351 Clevelands.

Source:

Eddie Motorsports

888-813-1293

www.EddieMotorsports.com

Cool Tools:

Earthquake Impact Wrench

Harbor Freight’s new Central Pneumatic Earthquake Impact Wrench offers pro features and class-leading torque for a workingman’s budget. The twin-hammer action on Harbor Freight’s professional quality air impact wrench (PN 68423, $239.99) delivers 1,400 ft-lb of maximum torque. Lighter materials and a compact housing allow for less user fatigue while performing long jobs; premium-grade components with close tolerances give this impact wrench a longer service life than conventional air wrenches. Features include three forward speeds and one reverse, with a dial-style regulator.

Source:

Harbor Freight

www.HarborFreight.com