By Nick Licata
LT Valve ’n Coil Covers
There’s no better way to dress up your LT engine than with a set of custom valve covers, but those stock coils are an eyesore. Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs’ new billet CNC-machined LT Valve ’n Coil Covers solve that problem with its stunning two-piece design. These covers are precision CNC machined in-house out of solid 6061 billet aluminum for top-quality fit and finish and are designed to work with the stock GM coils. The covers hide all of the stock wiring and have ports for the plug wires to exit. Custom machining is available for an additional charge. For more information, contact Scotts Hotrods ’N Customs by calling (865) 951-2081 or visit scottshotrods.com.
Wilwood’s Compact Tandem Master Cylinders have been re-engineered, with the correct pushrod length and clevis thread size, for direct mounting to the original-equipment pedal on all ’63-67 C2 Corvettes with manual brakes. The master cylinders are offered in two bore sizes to provide the correct volume and pressure output to complement Wilwood big brake kits. These new master cylinders will provide lower braking effort with a better pedal feel. The master cylinders are available with either a media-burnished polished finish or a glossy black e-coat to complement personal preferences and style. For more information, contact Wilwood Disc Brakes by calling (805) 388-1188 or visit wilwood.com.
Tone Down the Drone
What’s the difference between an exhaust resonator and a muffler? A resonator is designed to modify the sound of the exhaust system while a muffler reduces sound volume. You can use a resonator to reduce drone, buzzing, and other unpleasant noise without reducing exhaust flow. These Summit Racing exhaust resonators are made from 304 stainless steel and are easy to incorporate into a new or existing exhaust system. They’re available in several sizes for 2.25-, 2.5-, and 3-inch-diameter tubing. For more information, contact Summit Racing by calling (800) 230-3030 or visit summitracing.com.
Fill ’er Up
When building a custom hot rod or classic truck, chassis and suspension modifications can limit the location of the fuel tank or prevent using the stock location. Once you’ve secured a new tank location, your next problem becomes how to fill said tank. If a direct pass through to the tank isn’t possible you will need to mount a filler opening with a length of filler hose/pipe. Speedway Motors’ Positive Locking Flip-Up Gas Cap offers a retro appearance with a unique positive locking cap design that is integrated into the filler pipe body. The flip-up gas cap assembly comes with two body gaskets for mounting to any steel or fiberglass flat body panel. For more information, contact Speedway Motors by calling (800) 979-0122 or visit speedwaymotors.com.
Eddie Motorsports’ new ’59-60 Impala Billet Aluminum hood hinges are both beautiful and functional. These new hood hinges are a custom alternative to stock stamped steel hinges. Superior materials and a modern design smoothly guide the hood up and down and are designed as a direct bolt-on to update the standard stamped factory and spring assembly with slots to adjust the alignment. All of Eddie Motorsports’ hinges are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum to provide a secure foundation for the weight of the stock hood. To ensure smooth operation, sealed bearings are incorporated at pivot points to ensure long-lasting action. For more information, contact Eddie Motorsports by calling (888) 813-1293 or visit eddiemotorsports.com.
Dart Machinery has introduced a redesigned and improved SHP Series cylinder head for small-block Chevy muscle car and street rod applications. Based on the popular 23-degree valve angle configuration, it features revised port designs to deliver significant power improvements at budget-friendly affordability. Manufactured using a proprietary process employing permanent molds and a dense aluminum alloy, the intake and exhaust runners, plus the combustion chamber, are exceptionally smooth as-cast. This provides excellent power gains at optimum cost efficiency. For more information, contact Dart Machinery at (248) 362-1188 or visit dartheads.com.