A-BODY LS-1 RETROFIT SYSTEM
Without a doubt, the LS1 is the coming of age for an early musclecar enthusiast. It's a trouble-free powerplant you can buy out of any mail-order catalog, and it makes incredible power right out of the box. For you A-body buffs, Edelbrock has taken notice and now offers a retrofit kit to drop an LS1 powerplant into your early Chevelle. Each kit includes a motor-mount conversion and a complete exhaust system. The pipes feature full-length headers manufactured of 409 stainless steel and primary tubes that are 13/4 stepped to 17/8. An X-pipe with mandrel bends keeps the flow unrestricted through two Edelbrock SDT 21/2-inch mufflers and two stainless steel tips. The motor mounts are constructed of 1/2-inch steel and coated with zinc for protection. It comes complete with Grade 8 hardware to boot.
310.781.2222 * edelbrock.com
THAT'S A WRAP
Engines and driveline components produce a lot of heat, resulting in longevity issues, particularly corrosion in cables, lines, wires, and hoses. Thermo-Tec's latest offering is an easy-to-use express sleeve with a combination of high-temperature insulation material and a highly reflective Mylar foil with Velcro closures. Express sleeves are fireproof, reflect more than 90 percent of radiant heat, and can be installed easily.
800.274.8437 * thermotec.com
Inline-Tube GM Hose Brackets
If a drum-to-disc brake upgrade can be seen in your future, make sure to include the correct hose bracketry. Vehicles outfitted with the factory discs came with different brake line bracketry as well as various 10- and 12-bolt rearends that held the rear hose to the housing. These brackets will work with factory or stainless braided hoses, and each bracket is constructed to factory specs and is even plated to factory specs.
Shelby Township, MI
800.385.9452 * inlinetube.com
RAISING THE BAR
540 Street Engine
The company needs no introduction. Its engines dominate the racing circuit. So that you can get in on the fun, Reher Morrison now offers a pump-gas-friendly 680hp 540ci big-block that can easily drop into any street/strip sled. They began with a Dart Big "M" block and filled it with Clevite bearings, a Scat 4340 forged crank, Manley rods, and JE pistons. Stainless Manley valves fill the Dart Pro heads, and Comp Cams provides the hydraulic cam, lifters, and rockers.
REHER MORRISON RACING ENGINES
817.467.7171 * rehermorrison.com
RIDE THE HORSE
After 15 years of private labeling to other competitive brands, Red Horse Performance is offering its very own consumer brand. The line includes race fittings, performance hose ends, forged AN-fittings, stainless braided fuel lines, and precision-polished hose ends, with a laser-etched logo. CHP
PRICE: $5 & up
818.727.1521 * redhorsedirect.com