If you have been reading magazines for a while, then you have at least heard of the Specialty Equipment Market Association or SEMA show. This is where manufacturers of all things automotive congregate to show off their new application or unveil their newest, hottest parts. The show is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the perfect place for gearheads to come and cut loose, have some drinks, lose some money, and then drool over the car and parts.
We love going to SEMA because we get a first hand look at the newest products. We get to talk to the manufacturers ask detailed questions on how it works or what the benefits are. The staff here at Super Chevy went and walked the million-square-foot convention center more times than we'd like to remember. We did this so you can sit in the comfort of your home, garage or bathroom and browse the coolest stuff we saw.
Gain control of your air suspension with the E-Level controller from AccuAir Suspension. There are three programmable heights accessible via the touch pad that works in conjunction with TruPosition height sensors. No more tapping switches to get your car just right. Get it at the height you want just once and then store it into the controller's memory. AccuAir Suspension 877/247-3696 www.accuairsuspension.com
Make your '68-69 center console-equipped Camaro a little better by replacing the iffy ammeter with this voltmeter. They are engineered as a direct replacement to install in place of the factory ammeter gauge that was used in the original "saw tooth console gauge packages." American Autowire 856/933-0801 www.americanautowire.com
Big horsepower is pretty much standard with new '10 Camaros. The Baer Extreme+15 brake system features Baer's 6S 6-piston monoblock calipers and 15-inch two-piece rotors. The kit is just what you need to repeatedly bring this heavyweight down from double-digit speeds. Baer Brake Systems 602/233-1411 www.baer.com
Check out what Billet Specialties is whittling out for the oft-forgotten 348/409 motors. The complete Tru Trac serpentine system for the 348/409 Chevy engine includes a 105-amp alternator, A/C compressor, water pump, belt, billet aluminum pulleys, and bridge bracket. Features include a proprietary billet aluminum tensioner specifically designed for this application. The system is available in either a high polish or black anodized finish. Billet Specialties Inc. 800/245-5382 www.billetspecialties.com
Chassisworks' billet-aluminum motor mounts and steel frame adapters allow direct bolt-on installation of Chevy V-8 (including LS) engines in '67-69 Camaros and '68-74 Novas. The mounts feature polyurethane bushings and maintain correct engine position and drivetrain angle. Satin and polished finishes are available. Chris Alston's Chassisworks 888/388-0297 www.cachassisworks.com