You'll Know(ses) The Hoses
What's one frustrating thing about building a resto-mod Corvette? Figuring out what heater, radiator, or other underhood hose to use with your modified ride, and getting one that's shaped just the way you need it. Stop the trial-and-(mostly) error and get Unicoil.
Its patented design lets you bend straight hoses into any shape for a custom fit. Just slide the stainless-steel Unicoil outside a straight rubber hose wherever a bend is needed, and by using no more than hand pressure you can shape it as you need it-up to a 90-degree bend-without kinking. Unicoil is available in sizes to fit 11/44-inch up to 1-inch diameter hoses, and will work with most standard hoses.
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Drivable Dual Disc
Monster-power engines deserve clutches that are up to the job. That was true with the L88s and ZL1s of the '60s that were available with dual-disc clutches. But dual-discs have had their downside (namely annoying rattles and lousy drivability) until now. Fidanza's line of dual-disc clutches for LS-powered C5s and C6s features advanced design and materials, combining to give you a clutch like their Stage I that can handle up to 650 lb-ft of torque. for mega-monster powerplants, their Stage II is good up to 850 lb-ft of torque, with drivability that's on a par with a single-disc OEM clutch. Their clutch kits include a dual-disc clutch, pressure plate, lightweight flywheel, and floater plate.Fidanza
Here's something to beautify your home's walls: three new limited-edition prints of original watercolor paintings by Dana Forrester. "Stingers" features 13 stinger-hooded '67s parked along a brick wall sporting slogans for Henry George Cigars; "Caravan Stop" shows a Corvette road tour stop along old Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas, with one of each generation of Vette (and three of Dana's own) illustrated; "The Predator" spotlights a black C6 Z06 parked near a brick wall bearing a time-faded ad for the Texas and Pacific Railway.
Each one is available in editions of 200 signed and numbered, framed or unframed prints in four sizes-from 11x17 inches starting at $100 plus shipping (unframed), up to 29x49 inches (framed) for $725 plus shipping.Dana Forrester watercolors
No Room? Add Boost!
Want to add a turbocharger, but you're lacking room under your Vette's hood? Squires Turbo Systems' (STS) universal remote-mount turbocharger kit is the way for you to add a power adder, even if your Vette's engine bay is fully occupied. It's available in State I, Stage II, or Stage III kits, with horsepower and torque gains up to 60-percent possible. Each kit also contains STS' patented remote-mount turbo oil system, a professionally selected turbocharger, wastegate, flanges, plus the hardware and install instructions you need.
Squires Turbo Systems (STS)
The Road Trip Begins...Again
Was the first time you dreamed of owning a Corvette and touring in it inspired by the TV show Route 66? Now, for the first time on DVD, you can see the episodes that started it all. Route 66, season one, volume one is now available, via your favorite video outlet, from Roxbury Entertainment in association with Infinity Entertainment Group.
The four-disc set includes the first fifteen episodes from the '60-'61 season, including the pilot episode "Black November"-the only one where a '60 Corvette appears. They've all been digitally transferred from the original masters, and star Martin Milner and George Maharis as Tod and Buz. Special features include commercials from the original series broadcast, as well as filmographies of the cast and a classic Corvette gallery. And it's priced at less than a cross-country trip-just $29.98 (list) for the four-disc set.Roxbury entertainment/Infinity Entertainment GroupAvailable at your favorite video store
Help Cool Your Oil (And Look Cool Doing It)
Katech's oil cooler adapter allows LS-powered Vette owners to use the ports already cast in their engine blocks to plumb their oil cooler with AN-10 hoses. This cuts backpressure in the oil system, which improves oil pressure and flow in the engine.
The billet aluminum adapter has clearly labeled "in" and "out" ports, and is designed to accommodate existing wiring harnesses, full-length headers, and other nearby components. The result is an attractive adapter, laser-etched with the "Katech Performance" logo that maximizes available engine space. If you're looking for a complete oil cooler adapter kit, Katech has that too-complete with AN-10 fittings, premium cloth hose, thermal insulation hose wrap, and necessary M6x1.00x45mm bolts.