February 2011 Parts Bin

Solid Foundation
The key to building the ultimate handling machine is starting with a solid foundation. From show cars to race cars, pulling out your factory subframe, grinding off four decades worth of grime and corrosion, and then refinishing can be a time-consuming hassle. Now Hotchkis Performance has a new solution: a complete, pre-assembled and track-tested bolt-in subframe system ready for your '67-69 Camaro. The system starts with a high-quality steel subframe manufactured for Hotchkis by AMD-the same company that builds frames for major OEM manufacturers. The Hotchkis subframe features factory-style construction for a show-ready look, but has been reinforced for strength to provide a solid jack point on the lower crossmember. Every subframe is assembled by hand using the highest quality domestic hardware. The result is a tuned, balanced system that provides incredible handling, traction, and driver control. Visit www.Hotchkis.net or call 877.4.NOROLL.

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Fifth-Gen Hop Stoppers
Minimize wheel hop and increase rear end stability on your fifth-generation Camaro with a set of UMI Performance trailing arms. These heavy-duty trailing arms replace the factory stamped arms reducing flex and bushing deflection resulting in a more controllable vehicle. UMI's trailing arms are fabricated from 1x2-inch rectangular steel tubing and feature 1/4-inch thick CNC-machined mounting plates. They are assembled with fluted, greaseable, and low-deflection polyurethane bushings from Energy Suspension. As a direct bolt in, installation time is less than an hour using basic hand tools. UMI Performance trailing arms are available in bright red or gloss black powdercoat, and are competitively priced at $119.99 per set. For more information go to www.umiperformance.com or call 814.857.5400

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Handle It!
How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle, the latest book from CarTech, defines, explores, and reviews the complete suspension system, and teaches you how to best choose your upgrades for maximum effectiveness. Cornering and handling is becoming a critical part of any performance car. Author Mark Savitske has made a career out of improving the suspension design and performance of these cars. Some factory designs had flawed geometry, which can be corrected in many cases using varying techniques, all of which are detailed in this comprehensive suspension book. This 8.5x11-inch softbound book features 144 pages packed with 400 color photos. Order yours for $24.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling by calling CarTech at 800.551.4754 or by visiting www.cartechbooks.com.

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2-Stage Paint System
In 2008, Summit Racing introduced its easy-to-use, budget-friendly single-stage paint system for the do-it-yourself hot rodder. Now the Tallmadge, Ohio-based company is ready to help enthusiasts take their custom paint work to the next level with its new Summit Racing 2-Stage Paint System. It includes 40 stunning base coat colors plus a line of primers, sealers, clear coats, reducers, hardeners, and specialty additives to deliver professional results. "This is the next step in our line of premium automotive paint," Jeff Winters, Summit Racing Equipment Chief Marketing Officer, says. "The two-stage formula will deliver outstanding results you'd expect from a professional painter or a custom shop. Our base coat/clear coat combination provides a deeper, richer finish worthy of any show car." For more information, go to www.summitracing.com or call 800.230.3030.

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Drum Roll
Wilwood Engineering's new 11-inch Internal Drum E-Brake Rear Kits are perfect for enthusiasts who have original muscle cars, street rods, classic trucks, street machines, and other specialty vehicles that are running smaller-diameter rear wheel sizes. This kit is perfect for all 15-inch diameter wheels and will also work with many 14-inch wheels that are designed to clear disc brakes. The brake kit features Wilwood's special internal drum parking brake design that allows an efficient parking brake system that is easy to install. The kit features a forged billet Dynalite caliper in a platinum E, red, black, or polished finish for a show appearance. The kit also features an 11-inch rotor that works with the internal brake assembly. For more information, contact Wilwood Engineering at 805.388.1188 or visit them online at www.wilwood.com.

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Nicer Ice
Royal Purple has released a new, more advanced formulation of their radiator coolant additive, Purple Ice. Purple Ice reduces engine heat by reducing the surface tension of the radiator fluids for improved heat transfer. It helps prevent the formation of scale deposits in the radiator and lubricates the water pump seals. The new formula surpasses the old formula in corrosion and electrolysis protection. Another benefit of the newly formulated Purple Ice is that it immediately pacifies the aluminum in the radiator. This means that it can be used with straight water in aluminum radiators immediately with no risk or adverse affects on the aluminum. For more information visit www.royalpurple.com.

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