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Parts Bin - May 2013

Jul 5, 2013
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Race Gauge

Dakota Digital is proud to unveil their newest release in their popular VHX Series of instrumentation: the VHX-1100. Offering a machined aluminum instrument housing, lighted needles, backlit faces, and a full character message center for all displays, the VHX Series provides a fresh approach to outfitting a full-time or part-time track car. Checking in at 10.75x6 inches, the small footprint is no match for the huge feature list. The VHX Series utilizes solid-state sensors and precision stepper motors for the ultimate in 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.

May 2013 Parts Bin Dakota Digital VHX 1100 2/13

For more information call Dakota Digital at 888.200.9338 or visit

Competent Clutch

Centerforce's DYAD DS multi-disc clutch design has been developed to meet the needs of modern high-end vehicles and is available for Chevrolet 6.2L (376 ci) LS9 nine-bolt crank crate engines (PN 04614869 features pressure plate, disc set, floater, flywheel, and hardware). Today's technology has allowed for engine torque to exceed unprecedented levels and still be driven every day. Drivers need a clutch that can offer smooth engagement, quiet operation, light pedal feel, and high-end holding capacity. This new multi-disc clutch system replaces the current pressure plate, disc, and flywheel assembly with a higher holding capacity system designed for a direct bolt-in replacement.

May 2013 Parts Bin Centerforce DYAD DS Multi Disc Clutch Design 3/13

For information on this and other applications, visit or call 928.771.8422.

Tubular Crossmember

To accommodate popular drivetrain combinations, Chris Alston's Chassisworks manufactures direct bolt-in tubular transmission crossmembers available for GM F-body ('67- 81 Camaro and Firebird) vehicles equipped with factory subframes or Chassisworks' g-Machine subframe. Crossmembers are 1.25x.120-inch wall steel, dual-tube, fully enclosed structures that are stronger than OEM stamped designs and rigid enough for the vehicle to benefit from stiff polyurethane transmission mounts. The tubes are bent to provide clearance for up to a 3-inch dual exhaust, and to correctly position the mount for each model transmission. Direct-fit transmission crossmembers are available for Turbo 350, Turbo 400, Powerglide, 700-R4, 200-4R, 4L60, 4L65E, Muncie four-speed, Richmond five- or six-speed, and many Tremec five- or six-speed transmissions.

May 2013 Parts Bin Direct Bolt In Tubular Transmission Crossmembers 4/13

For complete details visit or call 888.388.0205.

Hard-Core Carbs

Holley's Ultra Street Avengers and Ultra Double Pumpers are now available in the Hard Core Gray coating, first introduced on the Ultra HPs. The Hard Core Gray finish is a hard coat anodizing that not only looks great, but offers superior corrosion protection. Ultra Street Avengers and Ultra Double Pumpers feature a four-corner idle for precise idle control; clear fuel level sight windows for easy, no-mess fuel level adjustments; four vacuum ports for all necessary vacuum accessories; black-anodized billet aluminum metering blocks and base plate; and for the first time on a Double Pumper, factory pre-set electric choke for easy, fast cold start-ups.

May 2013 Parts Bin Holleys Ultra Street Avengers 5/13

For more information visit or call 270.781.9741.

Precise Plasma Cutting

The Eastwood Company has launched a new, Eastwood engineered Plasma Cutting Guide, which allows for easy cutting of straight lines, curves, radii, and circles and is designed to fit the Eastwood Versa Cut Plasma Cutter. Eastwood's Plasma Cutting Guide continues Eastwood's commitment to deliver superior, professional quality products at DIY prices. The Eastwood Plasma Cutting Guide is fast and efficient, and is easily adjustable to cut clean, accurate circles and holes from 3 to 16 inches in diameter in material up to 3/8-inch thick. It is designed to create slag-free perfect circles, laser-straight lines, and free-form designs.

May 2013 Parts Bin Eastwood Engineered Plasma Cutting Guide 6/13

Visit or call them at 800.343.9353 source code CP513.

Proven Performance Rods

Lunati has taken the wraps off its all-new 4340 alloy steel Signature Series connecting rods. As direct replacements for their successful FM (fully machined) Series, these new race-ready I-beam forgings are 100 percent sonic tested and Magnaflux inspected. In addition, they are manufactured to extremely close tolerances (.0005 inches between centers), weight-matched to plus-or-minus 1 gram, and heat-treated to 28-30 on the Rockwell C scale. They are available in sizes from 5.4 to 6.4 inches. Precision-machined, these aircraft-quality mill-certified connecting rods are ideal for use in circle track, drag race, off road, or marine applications. They also suit all naturally aspirated and forced-induction engines that are subjected to high engine speeds and stresses.

May 2013 Parts Bin Lunati 4340 Alloy Steel Signature Signature Series Connecting Rods 7/13

For more information go to or call 662.892.1500.

Quick-Silver Calipers

Wilwood is pleased to announce a new Quick-Silver finish available on select Wilwood calipers. The Quick-Silver finish provides excellent wear and abrasion resistance in conjunction with corrosion protection for your high-performance brake system components. The finish features a lustrous silver color derived from a durable proprietary nickel plating process that exhibits superior wear characteristics. The excellent deposit uniformity allows plating of various curvatures including blind holes and the inner diameter of the caliper piston bores while exhibiting excellent lubricity for improved piston-to-bore wear. Additionally, its leveling, smoothing, and barrier characteristics provide superior corrosion resistance inside and outside of the entire caliper body. Superior Quick-Silver finish is available on select Wilwood calipers at an additional cost.

May 2013 Parts Bin Wilwood Quick Silver Caliper 8/13

Call Wilwood at 805.388.1188 or visit them online at

Strut Tower Brace

Minimize strut tower deflection in your fifth-gen Camaro with a bolt-in strut tower brace from BMR Suspension. Constructed from a combination of 1.25-inch and 1-inch heavy-wall tubing, this product maintains front end stability during hard cornering by eliminating tower deflection. The BMR Strut Tower Brace (PN STB017) bolts in directly to the top of the strut towers using existing mounting holes (no drilling required). The high clearance design fits both V-6 and V-8 models and permits easy engine cover removal. Available in black hammertone or red powdercoat.

May 2013 Parts Bin BMR Suspension Strut Tower Brace 9/13

For more information visit or call 813.986.9302.

Telescoping Tilt Column

Flaming River's new Telescoping Tilt Column enables 1-inch of column adjustability by simply moving the steering wheel towards or away from the driver. A spring-loaded design utilizes a billet lever for smooth and easy adjustment for driver comfort and clearance. The styling is based on the early Corvette steering column-sleek and streamlined with 2-inch diameter stainless tubing. The columns are made in the USA and come in standard 30- or 32-inch lengths with other lengths available through their custom-manufacturing program and are available in paintable mill, black powdercoat, and polished stainless finishes.

May 2013 Parts Bin Flaming River Telescoping Tilt Column 10/13

For more information visit or call 800.648.8022.

Much Improved

Improved Racing has released a thermostatic version of its popular low-profile oil cooler adapter. The built-in thermostat helps protect the engine by reducing warm-up time and maintaining oil temperatures at optimal levels when using an oil cooler. The thermostat starts to open at 180 degrees and is fully open by 200 degrees, ensuring oil temperatures do not drop below 180 degrees in most conditions. With the angled front cutout and a maximum thickness of just 1.30 inch, this thermostatic version is still slim enough to clear most long-tube headers. The adapter features a 1/8-inch NPT port for an oil sensor or turbo oil supply. It's machined from a single piece of 6061-T6 aluminum and is black-anodized. Included are anodized adapter fittings for -8AN or -10AN lines.

May 2013 Parts Bin Improved Racing Thermostatic Version Of Low Profile Oil Cooler Adapter 11/13

For additional information contact Improved Racing Products at 407.494.3278 or visit them online at

Armed and Ready

Improve your GM F-body's handling with a set of Summit Racing's Street & Strip upper and lower control arms. Summit Racing's control arms transform handling from sloppy to stellar, and are made from CNC-bent DOM steel tubing. These control arms are designed with optimized ball joint angles for proper suspension travel, plus optimized arm lengths to improve alignment and handling. The control arms have a black powdercoat finish and are direct replacement for the factory stuff. Polyurethane bushings and hardware are included. Applications include 1967- 81 F-bodies.

May 2013 Parts Bin Summit Racing Street And Strip Upper And Lower Control Arms 12/13

For more information, call Summit Racing at 800.230.3030 or visit

Wider Rollers

Want to upgrade the brakes on your third-gen F-body and improve handling without breaking the bank? Check out CTW Motorsports' wheels, which clear up to 14-inch diameter systems with monoblock calipers. The wheels weigh in at 20 pounds each and are manufactured using a patented flow-formed technique, giving more strength from less material. The CTW Motorsports wheels costs one- to two-thirds less than fully forged wheels. Available in 17x9.5, the wheels allow the use of 275/40-17 tires on all four corners. Available in silver or satin black finishes. They may also be painted to match your car's color scheme.

May 2013 Parts Bin CTW Motorsports Wheel 13/13

For more information call CTW Motorsports at 908.262.7143 or click on over to



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