Transmission Cal Software

Description:
This comprehensive yet simple software package from Powertrain Control Systems gives you full control over GM's six-speed 6L50/80/90 automatic transmission family. Program your shift points, converter lockup, tap shift, sport mode settings, and more. Also includes data logging, trouble code viewing and clearing, and real-time monitoring for quick and easy tuning. OBD-II connector to USB interface included.

Why It's Cool:
Makes swapping to a GM six-speed automatic trans easy

Source:
Powertrain Control Solutions (PCS)
804-227-3023
www.TransmissionController.com


Active Shock Management

Description:
Viking's Berserker Active Shock Management (ASM) system automatically and intelligently adjusts damping value up to 1,000 times per second per shock for the ultimate in performance handling and ride control. Fully automatic or may be tuned by user for racing type and track conditions.

Why It's Cool:
State-of-the-art OE-style ride tuning for classic cars is here!

Source:
Viking Performance Inc.
800-236-6001
www.Vi-King.com


Ceramic Boot Wire Sets

Description:
With cylinder head manufacturers, header suppliers, and spark plug companies all marching to their own drummer, it's no wonder that end users like us often end up holding the bag and suffering burn-through on headers and plug boots. These universal 8mm RFI-suppression V-8 wire kits from Mallory feature heat-resistant ceramic boots for both HEI and standard distributor cap engines.

Why It's Cool:
Nobody should build a killer engine only to have his ignition wires burn through.

Source:
Prestolite Performance
216-688-8300
www.Mallory-Ignition.com


Brushless Cooling Fan

Description:
Delta PAG's brushless cooling fan and controller assembly makes reliable and powerful cooling (2,800 cfm at 17 amps) an easy affair with its thin 2.70-inch design and self-contained temperature control module. The brushless motor means infinitely variable speed capability and longer life, not to mention 20 percent less power consumption over traditional electric fans.

Why It's Cool:
Makes converting to an electric fan easier than ever before, all while improving overall reliability

Source:
Delta PAG
212-203-2912
www.DeltaPAG.com


Pulse Generator for GM Automatics

Description:
Add the finishing touch to your late-model build after swapping in a tough, older transmission. For those looking to simplify and strengthen their hot rod, this mechanically driven pulse generator creates a 128,000-ppm VSS speed signal suitable for modern ECMs and speedometers in vehicles now sporting mechanical speedometer-cable GM transmissions.

Why It's Cool:
Makes it easy to mate an old-school trans to a late-model EFI engine and ECM

Source:
Dakota Digital
800-852-3228
www.DakotaDigital.com


Solid Roller Lifters

Description:
These lifters are a premium upgrade over COMP's Endure-X line and are a value alternative to the Elite Race. Offered in either a needle bearing or a bronze bushing setup, these rebuildable 8620 lifters feature internal machining to reduce weight and a staked axle, shallow oil band, and captured premium link bar for increased strength and durability. This lifter offers the best value for sportsman racers looking for an extremely durable, well-oiled, lightweight lifter at a moderate price.

Why It's Cool:
Helps bring solid roller cam setups some much-needed reliability at a regular guy price

Source:
COMP Performance Group
800-999-0853
www.COMPCams.com


Mustang Poly Mounts

Description:
Protect your 1966-73 Mustang's drivetrain with Energy Suspension's proven Hyper-Flex polyurethane motor and trans mount set. They are extremely durable, yet more compliant than solid mounts, and these components will even help prevent costly drivetrain damage as they stabilize high torque and horsepower engines. Zinc-plated metal components and hardware for longevity.

Why It's Cool:
One of the least expensive, best mods for any car, and now Mustangs can get in on the action.

Source:
Energy Suspension
949-361-3935
www.EnergySuspension.com


Hydraulic Brake Assist

Description:
Cars with big cams or turbos can't always use vacuum-assisted brakes. This usually means converting to manual brakes or a hydraulically driven system that uses pressure from the power steering system. Classic Performance Products now offers that very same hydraulically boosted system as the name-brand version (that we're not allowed to say), only at a much lower price. These OE-quality systems consist of a direct-fit high-performance hydraulic brake assist unit, with options for steel or billet aluminum firewall mounting bracket. All hoses included.

Why It's Cool:
Big power shouldn't mean losing your brakes.

Source:
Classic Performance Products Inc.
800-830-9297
www.ClassicPerform.com


Vehicle Control System

Description:
MSD's new Brainwave technology ties multiple vehicle control systems into a common communication/connector and single app. Brainwave's wireless program controls various systems including EFI, transmission control, gauges, climate control, and more using a tablet or smartphone. Benefits: reduces overall wiring and sensor duplication by providing one point of access. It also eases the control and programming of multiple components and software while wireless data transfer simplifies the sharing and review of vehicle data.

Why It's Cool:
Need to control everything in your car? They've got an app for that!

Source:
MSD Performance
915-857-5200
www.MSDPerformance.com


Locking Header Bolts

Description:
Since the beginning of the internal combustion engine, header bolts have been working their way loose. And although solutions have come and gone, we like Mr. Gasket's new locking header bolts the best. This kit fits Chevrolet 262-400, Pontiac 326-455, Chrysler 383-440 (wedge), and Oldsmobile 330-455 engines; fasteners are ⅜-16 by ¾-inch long and even include a ball-and-socket-type Allen-head tool for easy locking.

Why It's Cool:
You'll never suffer from leaky headers again.

Source:
Prestolite Performance
216-688-8300
www.Mr-Gasket.com