July 2010 Parts Bin

First-Gen Sidewinder
Ever wondered why your car feels faster on a cold morning than it does on a hot afternoon? The answer is air temperature. Cooler, denser air packs more oxygen into the combustion chamber. On a typical summer day, the air temperature in your Camaro's engine bay can spike well over 200 degrees, and your fan shroud funnels hot air straight to the carburetor. The new Spectre ProFab Sidewinder intake for first-generation GM F-bodies pulls cool ambient air from around the radiator and channels it straight to the carburetor through dual mandrel-bent intake tubes. Dyno testing on a typical 350hp '68 Camaro showed a 40-degree inlet air temperature drop. The result: over 20 hp and 25 lb-ft of torque. Real world driving with constant fresh air circulation would produce even greater power gains. For more information on the Sidewinder or other intake systems from Spectre Performance, go to www.spectreperformance.com or call them at 909.673.9800.

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Performance Roller
Boze Alloys announced a fresh, new design: the ZE Forged Autocross wheel. This unique five-spoke style has an accent groove in each spoke, which may be painted in a variety colors. Also, the center and rim areas can be finished in high-luster polish or a brush satin texture. The Autocross design is available in both two- and three-piece construction to accommodate large brake kits. Boze offers special custom fitments in 17- to 24-inch diameter sizes and 7- to 15-inch widths to fit performance vehicles. All wheels are custom-built from 6061 T-6 aluminum alloy and made in the United States. Visit www.bozeforged.com or call 866.634.4626 for additional information.

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Spring Fever
Since the beginning of the GM LS1 engine, aftermarket performance has consistently improved for this impressive powerplant. And with the ever-increasing aggressiveness of LS1 cam profiles being used by builders today, engineers at COMP Cams decided to design a valvespring that could both reduce stress and increase valvetrain stability in these applications. After intensive R&D, rigorous Spintron and dyno testing and exclusive development processes, the No. 26925 Street/Strip Dual Valvespring came to life. This 'spring is engineered for street/strip hydraulic roller and some solid roller LS1 camshafts and features a 1.320-inch outside diameter and a 0.660-inch maximum lift. This lightweight, high-lift dual 'spring is also polish-finished to actually help with the reduction of stress in the valvetrain. Although engineered with GM LS1 engines in mind, these 'springs can also be used with many other popular engine applications. For more information about the COMP Cams No. 26925 Street/Strip Dual Valvespring or any other COMP Cams product, visit them online at www.compcams.com or call 800.999.0853.

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Mount Up!
Chassisworks' billet-aluminum motor mounts and steel frame adapters enable direct bolt-in installation of Chevrolet V-8 and modern LS engines in '67-69 Camaros and '68-74 Novas with stock subframes. The mounts feature durable polyurethane bushings and maintain correct engine position and drivetrain angle. Satin and polished finishes are available with pricing starting at $319 for complete mount and adapter sets. To complement their engine mounts, direct-fit tubular crossmember sets are also available to mount over a dozen popular automatic or manual transmissions. Visit www.cachassisworks.com or call 888.388.0205 for more info.

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