More A-Body Control
Global West Suspension now offers a rear coilover kit for '64-72 Chevelle, Monte Carlo, El Camino, and other A-body applications. The upgrade provides adjustable ride height, adjustable anti-squat, a revised rear sway bar that no longer attaches to the lower arms, and Penske performance shocks. The kit is engineered to replace the stock spring location with a coilover spring and shock. This design provides greater shock control and also opens the area up over the differential for larger exhaust pipes. Global West offers a wide range of components for A-bodies including front coilover applications. Prices for the rear coilover kit start at $1,900.00. For more information call Global West toll free at 877-470-2975, or check them out online at www.globalwest.net.
If you own a Chevelle, Cutlass, or GTO, chances are it could use a healthy dose of increased chassis stiffness and structural strength. Problem is, most solutions require significant modifications to the car, or considerable amounts of fabricating and welding. RideTech has a new and simple solution: The TigerCage. This is a completely bolt-in cage that installs using key structural locations to substantially increase chassis stiffness. The TigerCage is constructed entirely from 304 stainless steel and requires absolutely no welding or fabricating. The strength of the TigerCage is derived from interfacing with existing vehicle strength points in multiple planes. This unique design allows you to achieve a significant increase in chassis stiffness and performance without molesting your valuable muscle car. Sanctioning body certification is pending. The TigerCage is available in three different styles, basic, drag, and road race. All cages are available with optional Seat Belt Bar. For more information on the TigerCage go to www.ridetech.com, or call RideTech at 812-481-4762.
Classic Performance Products is proud to introduce their 500 Series Box for Novas, Camaros, or Chevelles. This is a direct replacement for the factory power steering box or an easy way to upgrade from manual steering to power steering. All parts on CPP's box are new, not remanufactured. The 12.7 to 1 ratio adds a new dimension of handling to your car and offers smooth operation and excellent road feedback. It also works with the factory power steering pitman arm and 3/4-30 rag joint. The 300 Series Power Steering box uses the popular 7/16-inch tube size (11/16-18-inch inverted flare) pressure and 3/8-inch tube size (5/8-18-inch inverted flare) return port fittings. CPP's #CP50004 power steering box fits '64-77 GM A-body, '67-79 GM F-body, '68-79 GM X-body, and '65-79 GM B-body. Retail price is $379.00. Call Classic Performance Products for more information at 800-830-7126, or visit them online at www.classicperform.com.
G-body Handling, Traction, and Adjustability
Over thirty years after General Motors introduced the G-Body platform to the world, the popular mid-sized muscle car is still a fantastic platform that can be track-ready with just a handful of performance modifications. Now you can achieve new levels of performance and trackside adjustability with the all-new Hotchkis Extreme Sport Sway Bar Set for '78-88 Grand National, Monte Carlo, El Camino, Regal and Cutlass models. The 1 3/8-inch tubular front bar and adjustable 15/16-inch rear bar allow roll stiffness fine tuning (75 percent and 100 percent stiffer than stock) for improved handling balance and traction. The new rear axle sway bar mount and end-link attachment system offers a significant improvement over the stock type bolt-on bar, which limits suspension travel. The kit includes TIG welded end-links with easy-to-lubricate polyurethane bushings, premium mounting hardware including, u-bolts, laser cut axle mounts, polyurethane bushings, grade 8 bolts and gloss black powdercoat finish. For more information on this or any other Hotchkis Sport Suspension parts and components, please visit www.Hotchkis.net, or call 877-466-7655.
Flaming River Industries continues to steer enthusiasts in the right direction with state-of-the-art steering technology. Introducing the "Classic Series"-an all-new line of tilt steering columns featuring a new, original GM ignition and key assembly. The new one-piece key assembly is not an "add-on," and the original "Key At 3" (o'clock) location appeals to the enthusiasts desiring this feature, particularly those with '70s era muscle cars. Columns are available in floor shift and column shift models. The columns utilize stainless steel tubes and housings in paintable (mill finish), polished, and a black powdercoated OEM type finishes. The columns come in various lengths and are also available with a 1-inch, 48-spline output shaft for replacement applications. Flaming River can also build custom columns to customer specifications. For further information, visit www.flamingriver.com or call them toll-free 866-897-5497.
There is no doubt your '68-72 Chevelle is missing the original exhaust pipes or could even be on the fourth or fifth set. The exhaust hangers in most cases were cut off and thrown away with the original exhaust and replaced with generic hangers. These generic hangers held the exhaust in place but do not always look or fit so great. Inline tube has gone to great lengths to reproduce original-style hangers for a excellent fitting exhaust and a factory-fresh look. Now your mufflers can sit in the correct spot and the tailpipes will exit in the correct location. Inline Tube's Exhaust Hangers are car and year specific and are a concourse-correct reproduction of the originals. They come with all the bolts and hardware to install your system correctly. Visit Inline Tube online at www.inlinetube.com, or call them at 800-385-9452.
OPG Windshield Molding
Original Parts Group, Inc.'s superb, correctly formed '68-72 Chevelle lower stainless steel windshield molding is just like the original. OPGI has implemented brand new tooling to duplicate the factory molding while remaining true to the manufacturing process used by GM. For worry-free installation and a quality fit and finish, get an OPGI manufactured lower stainless steel windshield molding. For more information, visit opgi.com or call them toll free at 800-243-8355.
Everyone likes a little chrome. It twinkles and shines and catches our eyes. For the past few years True Connections has had the reproduction '70-72 Chevelle and El Camino SS dash available, but it consisted of silver paint for the trim. Recently the chrome gods have shined their light upon us, and now '70-72 Chevelle and El Camino owners can enjoy reproduction dashes trimmed with chrome. Actually, the entire dash has been dipped in a molten vat of chrome, detailed in black, and shipped to the True Connections warehouse. Now your drive time will shine. For more info go to www.trueconnections.com, or call them at 951-688-6939.
Grille-mounted air ducts are arguably one of the most effective means of shoving dense, cool air into an engine, and for racers on the NASCAR and drag racing circuit in the mid '60s, the easiest route to ram air was to swap a headlight for a hand-fabricated scoop, ducting air straight to the carburetor. Now you can use the same technology on your muscle car with new bolt-in Headlight Air Scoops and Screens from Spectre. Round scoops replace any standard 5.75-inch round headlight with a 6061-T6 aircraft-grade spun aluminum funnel-perfect for permanently swapping out the high beams for air ducts on quad-headlight cars, and they include an adapter to allow direct installation with a factory headlight bezel. Designed for use with Spectre's four-inch Profab Muscle Car Cold Air Intake Kits, the funnels can be combined with several different air ducts and air box packages to create a unique, stylish, and functional system that will dramatically drop air inlet temperatures and in turn increase overall horsepower. For more information call Spectre Performance at 800-821-4868 or check them out online at www.spectreperformance.com.
AutoRad, LLC, manufacturers of superior-quality, aluminum cooling systems for street rods and muscles cars recently introduced a combination radiator and core support cooling system for '66-72 Chevelles. The assembly includes the aluminum radiator and core support. The core support is completely hand-crafted from 0.125-inch aluminum by master fabricator Jim Walker. The AutoRad combination cooling system includes a fabricated aluminum overflow tank and not only looks good, but it is a bolt-in, unitized system that comes complete and ready to drop into your Chevelle. The aluminum radiator offers 40 percent more surface area than a stock radiator. This increased surface area, combined with AutoRad's optional integrated dual fans and aluminum fan shroud will provide superior cooling and eliminate your overheating problems, even on big cubic inch, high-horsepower engines. The assemblies are available in brushed or polished finishes. Prices start at $1,400.00. For more information, call AutoRad, LLC. at 770-983-1345 or visit them online at www.autoradradiators.com.
Eddie Motorsports now manufactures billet aluminum cowl vents designed for the '70-72 Chevelles and El Caminos. Machined from 6061 aluminum, the vents use an aluminum wire mesh insert. The cowl vents bolt in with all necessary hardware. Available in polished or brushed finish or any of Eddie's Fusion Coating colors. Suggested retail price $175.00. For more information, call Eddie Motorsports at 888-813-1293 or visit them on the World Wide Web at www.eddiemotorsports.com
Update Your Wiring
American Autowire announces the '68-69 Chevelle Classic Update Kit (PN 510158), which retails for $569.00. Classic Update Kits are one of the most complete kits on the market to "Make Wiring THAT Easy." Designed for specific year, make, and model configurations the '68-69 Chevelle Kit is no exception boasting numerous features including: Replacement headlight switch with internal 30 amp circuit breaker, retention collar nut, adjustable length shaft, and a custom knob, standard turn signal and hazard flashers mounted on the fuse panel, and more. The fuse box is designed to fit in the original location and all required hardware is supplied. With many more features, you'll want to contact American Autowire more information at 866-729-1328 or visit them online at www.americanautowire.com.