A-Body Hooker Headers
GM’s 1968-’72 A-body platform produced many of the most iconic muscle cars of all time from Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Buick. If you want to bring your A-body into the 21st century, GM’s LS series of engines would be perfectly at home between the shock towers. Hooker’s LS swap products are platform-designed for drop-in fitment in these cars while maintaining proper driveline angles for optimal performance. Both mid-length and long-tube headers are available with 3-inch primaries and either 1 3/4-inch or 1 7/8-inch primaries. For more information on Hooker’s LS swap headers call 866.464.6553 or go to holley.com.
Max-Flow LS Water Pump
Edelbrock has expanded its high-performance LS water pump line to include new applications for GM LS2, LS3, LS7, L76, and LSA engines. Edelbrock’s latest water pumps provide maximum cooling, whether it’s on the street or at the racetrack. They are designed using state-of-the-art engineering technology with computer-designed internal passages and precision machining to produce the maximum flow rate possible. These water pumps feature a lightweight powder metal forged impeller and are cast from A356 aluminum at Edelbrock’s Southern California foundry. They are designed for greater durability and increased pressure and water flow for improved engine cooling efficiency. More information is available at edelbrock.com or you can call them at 310.781.2222.
For car enthusiasts, few things feel as good as a drive on the open road. But the road can take its toll on your ride, peppering it with splattered insects, tar, and other debris, which can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s finish. This is exactly why Mothers created Speed Foaming Bug & Tar Remover. A masterful blend of professional-strength cleaners and stain-fighting properties that safely and easily lifts away road grime, tar, tree sap, and more from your paint, chrome, glass, metal, plastic, acrylic, vinyl wrap, and clear paint protection film. Go to mothers.com for information on this and other great car care products from Mothers.
QA1 now offers bumper-to-bumper suspension solutions for Impalas, Caprices, and other 1978-’96 GM B-bodies. While every component is available individually, QA1 has combined compatible existing products with the all-new rear Pro Coil systems, upper and lower trailing arms, and custom-tailored front sway bar to create complete full-vehicle suspension kits in up to three levels of performance for handling or drag racing applications. Call 800.721.7761 or visit QA1’s website at qa1.net/kits to get the right suspension upgrade for your ride.
Floater Drag Rotors
Wilwood’s most popular front brake kits for high-mph, door-slammer drag cars are now available with full-floating dynamic mount lightweight steel rotors. A dynamic mount rotor allows controlled movement (float) at the rotor mount points, eliminating thermally induced stress and subsequent rotor distortion (warping). These benefits, coupled with a controlled knock-back release of the brake pads, extend component life and reduce speed-robbing drag down the track. Eight new front drag race brake kits are now available for the most popular spindles. Visit wilwood.com or call them direct at 805.388.1188.
Hays Performance Drivetrain is proud to announce the release of the all-new Twister 3/4 Race Performance Torque Converter, the first in a series of performance torque converters ideal for street/strip applications. Built, tested, and track-proven to support up to 650 horsepower, each Twister torque converter is handbuilt and inspected to ensure top quality. State-of-the-art spray welding techniques are used in select areas for clean, strong, and consistent fusion. Each torque converter is internally welded (not brazed), and heavy-duty Torrington bearings are employed for maximum strength and durability. Find out more by visiting holley.com or by calling 866.464.6553.
Get significant horsepower and torque increases from your big-block Chevy engine with Trick Flow’s Track Max Mechanical Roller Camshaft. The camshaft is dyno-proven to produce a wide power curve over the entire rpm range, not just at a particular rpm point or peak. It is cut from a premium blank core and checked for proper hardness before being precision ground to exact tolerances. Characteristics include rough idle, strong top-end power, and 5,400-7,900–rpm powerband. Find out more about the Track Max camshaft at trickflow.com or by calling 330.630.1555.
TorqStorm is proud to introduce two new centrifugal supercharger kits for GM LS transplant engines. The twin kit supports 1,000-plus horsepower, while the single sustains 700-plus. Both can be adapted for use with electronic fuel injection or carburetion. Whether supplied as twin or single, the kits include a Sanden A/C compressor, Turn One power steering pump, and Powermaster alternator. In addition, TorqStorm provides two serpentine belts, an eight-rib to drive the supercharger(s) and a six-rib to impel the accessories; all necessary pulleys, including a tool steel hub for the crank pulley; two self-adjusting tensioners; blow-off valve(s); air filter(s); plus all the necessary mounting brackets and fasteners. For more information contact TorqStorm at 616.706.5580 or visit torqstorm.com.
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