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April 2012 Chevy High Performance Parts - The Latest Offerings For Your Street Machine

Feb 14, 2012
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It’s a Gas

’62-67 Nova Straight-Axle Frontend

Straight-axle cars have traditionally been a handful to drive on the ’strip, and even worse on the street. After months of engineering and consultation with some of the finest minds in the business, this first-gen Nova straight-axle kit will allow you to drive down the interstate comfortably. It has a front-steer design that allows for not only perfect drag link alignment to yield near zero bumpsteer, but plenty of room for even big-blocks. Almost any oil pan will fit, and there is plenty of room for the biggest headers. The front framehorns and crossmembers are a perfect fit for your stock radiator support, and with eight threaded inserts installed, it will bolt right up and make it easy to install your fenders, grille, and headlight buckets. These front frameclips are the finest quality available, jig built and fully TIG welded with the closest tolerances in the industry. This kit comes complete with all the top quality components you’ll need to build your gasser, right down to the 12-point Grade 8 bolts to attach it to your Nova.

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B’z Rods

847.903.7466 ·

Order to go

Big-Block Crate Engines

Star Performance Products is introducing its line of 454 and 496 Chevy big-block crate engines, with power ranging from 502-655 hp. Prices start at $4,695 complete. Engines include carburetor, intake, distributor, aluminum heads, COMP Cams cam, polished aluminum valve covers, and air cleaner; chrome is available.

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Star Performance Products

951.582.9094 ·

Good Looks & Functionality

VHX Instruments for ’70-81 and ’82-90 Camaros

Offering lighted needles, backlit faces, and a full character message center for all displays, the VHX Series provides a fresh approach to outfitting a custom vehicle. The VHX Series utilizes solid state sensors and precision stepper motors for the ultimate accuracy, coupled with a limited lifetime warranty for complete support, both now and in the future. The VHX Series utilizes either a stock or aftermarket wiring harness, and either a stock, modified, or late-model drivetrain. Systems are available with a blue or red display color and either a satin silver or carbon-fiber–style face.

Dakota Digital Inc.

800.852.3228 ·

Built for Power

Ram 12-inch Clutch Sets

Ram announced heavy-duty clutch sets (pressure plate and clutch plate) for upgraded GM LS-powered vehicles, including the Camaro through 2011, with the following increases in torque capacity. Measuring 12 inches in diameter yet operating within the confines of the conventional flat-style OEM 168-tooth flywheel, Ram’s HD set transmits torque capacity of up to 550 lb-ft, their Powergrip 650 lb-ft, and the Powergrip HD 750 lb-ft. The friction linings featured on these single-plate clutch sets are either organic or metallic or a combination of both. A familiar trail blazed by Ram, they use organic materials on their HD style to provide smooth engagement and a metallic construction on their high-end Powergrip HD series. Their metallic 900 series contributes a higher coefficient of friction with formidable holding power. On their intermediate clutch set, the Powergrip, they use both materials—placing the organic side toward the flywheel and the metallic side toward the pressure plate. Ram’s 12-inch clutch sets are engineered to fit directly to the 111/2-inch OEM clutches with flat flywheels. However, on ’05-current applications where recessed flywheels are standard fitment, Ram provides a replacement flat flywheel from billets of aluminum or steel.

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Ram Clutches

803.788.6034 ·

Pumped up

Fifth-Gen Camaro In-Tank Stealth Fuel Systems

The new Camaro System is a complete drop-in, single fuel pump assembly for ’10-and-later Camaros. The system provides a single A1000 or Eliminator Fuel Pump capable of supporting big horsepower. The best part: It drops right into your factory tank. It still incorporates the factory jet siphon system, includes an integral 100-micron pre-pump filter and an ORB-08 return line port. Now you can plumb a true return-style system into your Camaro to support the power you’re making without the worry of the siphon system and while maintaining your factory fuel tank, all while saving you money!

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913.647.7300 ·

Perfect Match

TCI Automotive Power Adder Torque Converters for ’12 Camaros

Perfect for stock or radical street/race machines, these torque converters feature furnace-brazed components and heat-treated splines, sprag races, and hubs for increased strength and durability. With a durable billet front and clutch assembly, they are capable of repeated hard launches off the line. After being finished with a proprietary HDT Coating for cooler operating temperatures, all Power Adder Torque Converters are triple-tested in-house to ensure premium quality and performance.

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TCI Automotive

888.224.8255 ·

Get Stylish

LS Oil Fill Cap

Holley’s new Oil Fill Cap for LS engines removes the oil fill tube that comes stock on LS engines and replaces it with a cap that can be configured five ways, including a custom option. Their cap screws directly into all stock valve covers and the base is made of the same glass-filled material as the factory to ensure durability. Each cap comes with an aluminum insert that can easily be painted before assembly, and a domed Holley decal can be placed on the aluminum insert or directly onto the cap base. With paint in hand, the options are endless.

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800.HOLLEY1 ·



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