MR’s Featured New Products For Your Hot Rod – 2024

Classic Instruments 1978-88 Chevy G-Body Gauge Cluster

Classic Instruments now offers a 1978-88 Chevy G-body direct-fit package. It is an all-electric cluster featuring a speedometer, tachometer, clock, and fuel, oil, temp, and volt gauges in an OE style, available either with or without overdrive. Hybrid LED lighting offers the feel of the original perimeter lighting and the visual benefits of backlighting: even illumination and clear nighttime readability. Turn signals and high beam indicators are in the original locations and the kit includes new check engine and high beam sockets with LED bulbs.

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What’s Included: The kit also includes a wiring harness, push-button speedometer calibration for ease of setup, a new acrylic lens, and built-in ECM signal filter switch. The fuel gauge is programmable for many ohm ranges with a selector switch on the back of the cluster, meaning the fuel gauge will work with the stock sending unit, any other factory sending units, or any Classic Instruments fuel sending unit.

GM Sending Unit Kit

All other necessary sending units are included in a Classic Instruments GM sending unit kit. It is installed using the customer’s existing diffuser. Complete list of fitment includes 1982-87 Chevrolet El Camino, ’82-83 Chevrolet Malibu, 1982-88 and ’78-81 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and ’82-87 GMC Caballero. For more info, check out Classic Instruments by calling (800) 575-0461 or visit classicinstruments.com.

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02 Lokar & Speartech 6L80E 8L90 Tap Shift Shifter

Lokar & Speartech 6L80E/8L90 Tap-Shift Shifter

A complete Lokar Tap-Shift Shifter Assembly is available for your Lokar 6L80E or 8L90 shifter. The shifter has Speartech’s Tap-Shift wiring module to tie into the Lokar shifter’s microswitches. The shifter also has the proper detents for Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, and Sport. Tap-Shift on GM transmissions is traditionally done in the Sport position, one gear below drive. Speartech provides the proper Lokar shifter with Sport detent. Unlike most retailers that have the Lokar shifter only going down to the Drive position.

Speartech is working with Lokar to have a shifter that is complete for the end user. Others require you to call Speartech after you purchase the shifter and purchase the Speartech Tap-Shift Switch Box to integrate with the shifter. Then you must ship the shifter back to Lokar to get the Sport position added. We decided it was time to stock the shifter and provide an easy solution for our clients by working with Lokar directly. For more info, check out Speartech by calling (765) 378-4908 or visit speartech.com.

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03 New PerTronix Specialty Billet Distributor Applications

New PerTronix Specialty Billet Distributor Applications

PerTronix has expanded their Billet Flame Thrower Distributor line to include specialty, niche applications for the discerning automotive enthusiast. From Ford Flathead to AMC/Jeep, Cadillac to Corvair, and more you can count on these performance-proven systems. Equipped with PerTronix Ignitor II technology, you will never have to replace your points again.

These specialty billet distributors include CNC machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum housing with a polished billet housing. Also, upper ball bearings and lower bushings are provided, and fully adjustable mechanical advance springs and limiters are provided along with a vacuum advance with black female-style cap.

Latest applications include Ford Flathead 239-255 ci, Ford Y-block, AMC Jeep L6, GM L6, Toyota F, Chevy Corvair, Cadillac 331-390 ci, Cadillac 472-500 ci, Chrysler Hemi 392 ci, Chrysler Hemi 331-354 ci, Buick Nailhead Engine, Studebaker V8, and Holden V8.

For more info, check out PerTronix by calling (909) 599-5955 or visit pertronixbrands.com.

04 Silver Sport’s LS Engine to T56 Magnum Kit

Silver Sport’s LS Engine to T56 Magnum Kit

This Engine Fit Kit (PN 121-661) has everything you need to bolt up your LS engine to a TREMEC T56 Magnum transmission.

Included in the Silver Sport system is the aluminum McLeod bellhousing and steel flywheel with all necessary hardware. Next the StreetPro McLeod Clutch Kit with its hardware, alignment tool, pilot bearing, and McLeod Hydraulic throw out bearing are all part of the SST Engine Fit Kit.

For more info, check out SST by calling (865) 609-8187 or visit shiftsst.com.

05 Air Flow Research Big Block Intake Manifold

Air Flow Research Big Block Intake Manifold

Air Flow Research now offers the Magnum intake manifold for your big block Chevy V8 engine. This manifold will unlock a new level of performance for your street vehicle. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the acclaimed AFR Magnum Oval port cylinder heads, this manifold promises a hassle-free enhancement to your engine’s capabilities.

Port Matched Intake Manifold – Say goodbye to the painstaking task of port matching, as it is a direct bolt-on solution for our select cylinder heads. It is the best fit for AFR Magnum Oval Port 265cc, 290cc, and 300cc cylinder heads. (May require porting to match other cylinder heads.) The Magnum intake manifold utilizes a dual-plane design, featuring runners that are custom-tailored for high-horsepower applications thriving in the 1,800- to 6,200-rpm range.

For more info, check out AFR by calling (661) 257-8124 or visit airflowresearch.com.

06 FiTech Low Profile Air Cleaner

FiTech Low Profile Air Cleaner

Upgrade both looks and performance with a Drop Base FiTech Air Cleaner. The 14-inch-diameter cleaners have a 1-1/2-inch drop base design to maximize airflow and hood clearance. The high-capacity, high-flow black synthetic filter element captures and filters out dust, dirt, and other contaminants while still allowing the engine to draw in copious amounts of air.

FiTech Air Cleaner Availability: They are available with your choice of carbon fiber, matte black, or chrome-plated lids with 2- or 3-inch-tall filters. When installing one of these air cleaners on a FiTech Fuel Injection System, it is recommended that you use FiTech Go

Fuel Adapter Fittings – They allow the air cleaners to fit cleanly on FiTech throttle bodies while also making it easier to route the fuel lines. The aluminum fittings have a shiny black anodized finish.

For more info, check out Summit Racing Equipment by calling (800) 230-3030 or visit summitracing.com.

07 Vintage Air AC System For ‘55 57 Thunderbird

Vintage Air AC System For ‘55-57 Thunderbird

Vintage Air now has a new underdash air conditioning system for the ’55-57 Ford Thunderbird. It is available as either a complete kit or an evaporator kit and is designed to install with minimal modifications to the original dash and underhood firewall. Vintage Air’s ’55-57 Thunderbird Complete Kit makes it simple to add modern comfort and convenience to your T-bird where nothing existed from the factory.

The complete kit uses a Thunderbird-specific, precision-engineered Y-block compressor bracket and a crimped refrigerant hose kit to ensure a direct fit. Also included is a bolt-on condenser kit with a binary safety switch. Inside the car, Vintage Air’s compact Heritage Series underdash evaporator features an engine-turned aluminum face to blend in with the T-bird’s artful trim and allows retention of the OEM heater and defroster. The injection molded Heritage evaporator measures just 16-1/4 inches in width, 5-1/4 inches tall, and 12 inches deep.

For more info, check out Vintage Air by calling (800) 862-6658 or visit vintageair.com.

01 Custom Autosound s USA 630 e1708052557720

Custom Autosound’s USA-630

The USA-630 is designed to provide the best in audio technology wrapped in a classic car stereo look. It will fit your car or truck’s stock dash without any modifications required. It has been designed with a bezel containing your car’s manufacturer logo as well as large OEM-style push buttons to complement your dash. When it comes to electronics the USA-630 boasts modern features like a USB input for flash drives to play back MP3/WMA song files and a dock for your iPod. When connected to these devices the radio’s digital display will show artist, song, album titles, and allow song navigation through the radio itself. The USA-630 is compatible with Custom Autosound’s optional BLUKIT, which enables Bluetooth music streaming from your enabled phone as well as hands-free mobile calling through the vehicle’s speakers and BLUKIT’s built-in microphone. With 300-watts peak the radio provides plenty of power but additionally contains four RCA pre-outs for optional amplifiers. It also comes with auxiliary inputs for satellite radio tuners, iPhones, or any portable player you may wish to use. For more info, check out Custom Autosound by calling (800) 888-8637 or visit customautosound.com.

02 Detroit Speed’s Quiet 9 Inch Rearend

Detroit Speed’s Quiet 9 Inch Rearend

Now you can have reduced noise and increased efficiency with Detroit Speed’s FN988 centersection, a 9 inch housing utilizing 8.8-inch internal components in five different gear ratios (3.08, 3.27, 3.55, 3.73, and 4.10). Complete with forged alloy steel carrier bearing caps, a high-strength nodular cast-iron case, safety-wired ARP bolts, a 1350 forged steel pinion yoke, and a 31-spline Eaton Truetrac differential. It’s built to handle some serious power and deliver it quietly and more efficiently than any 9 inch rearend. For more info, check out Detroit Speed and Engineering by calling (704) 662-3272 or visit detroitspeed.com.

03 Granatelli Motor Sports’ All In One Brake Line Flaring Tool

Granatelli Motor SportsAll-In-One Brake Line Flaring Tool

Your Granatelli Motor Sports 3/16- and ¼-inch On-Car Brake Line Flaring Tool is an ideal tool for your toolbox. Unique features and benefits include that it can be used in a bench vise or on the car, two-operation all-in-one threaded die. Comes in an impact-resistant case and provides you with the necessary tools you will need to do the flaring project ahead of you.

For more info, check out Granatelli Motor Sports by calling (805) 486-6644 or visit granatellimotorsports.com.

04 Power Steering Conversion Kit For Mopars

Power Steering Conversion Kit For Mopars

You can upgrade your big block Mopar to modern steering response and road feel with a Borgeson Power Steering Conversion Kit. It comes with 14:1 quick-ratio steering, adds clearance for headers, Saginaw-style pump calibrated, heavy-duty pump mounting bracket, sealed, U-joint-style steering coupler with integral vibration dampening, and assembled pressure and return side hoses.

The Borgeson power steering kit is designed for these Mopars with a 383-440 CID big-block and a 1-1/8-inch-diameter pitman shaft. It covers these popular years, ’70-72 E-body, ’62-72 B-body, and ’67-69 Dart/Barracuda.

For more info, check out Summit Racing Equipment by calling (800) 230-3030 or visit summitracing.com.

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