January 2012 Parts Bin

Strength and Style

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Weld Racing introduces the RT-S line of forged aluminum wheels. The two designs: S71, a traditional “Weld-Star” design, and the S74, a sophisticated multi-spoke design, make up the initial RT-S style offering. Wheel sizes range from 15 x 3.5 in to 20 x 17.5 inches. Forged from primary aluminum alloys in the USA, the wheels polish to a brilliant shine and resist oxidation better than other alloys. Capable of handling 1200 hp, 1.2-second 60-ft times, 1,580lb loads, and very high speeds, these wheels are the answer to today’s powerful and sophisticated hot rods and street machines. For more information contact Weld Racing at 800-788-9353 or visit www.weldracing.com

Improved Steering

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Through their gStreet line of performance steering and suspension products, Chassisworks now offers complete steering linkage kits for ’68- 81 Camaros to replace the factory centerlink, idler arm, and tie rod assemblies. Quality OEM-style components are used in addition to Chassisworks’ billet adjuster sleeves and bump-steer kit. The bump-steer kit replaces the factory outer tie rod and adjusting sleeve with an extended, billet-steel sleeve and high-strength, 4130-body rod end. The tapered stud, along with a selection of shims, enable vertical adjustment of the outer pivot point at the steering arm allowing for improved steering predictability. For more details visit www.cachassisworks.com or call them at 888-388-0205.

Third-Gen Keyless Ignition System

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Flaming River’s third-generation Keyless Ignition System incorporates a fob docking station for more reliable starting and additional security. The new system also incorporates a keyless vehicle entry system complete with door lock actuators and is made in the USA. The third-generation keyless ignition system includes, ignition and RKE fob, one master and three remote door lock actuators, antenna assembly, push button ignition, relay pack, control module, and door actuator mounting hardware. For more information call Flaming River at 866-815-3678 or visit them online at www.flamingriver.com/camaro

Killer Covers

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Chevy owners can now upgrade their valve covers for less with Summit Racing Die-Cast Logo valve covers. Available in hot orange or old-school black, the valve covers feature popular emblems and lettering to transform the look of any Chevy engine. The standard small- and big-block Chevy valve covers include the famous Bow Tie emblem and lettering. Crafted in the USA from high-grade aluminum, the valve covers will clear most roller rockers, and they feature installed oil baffles. Small Chevy and 383 stroker valve covers are priced at $144.95; big Chevy covers are priced at $249.95. For more information call 800-230-3030 or visit www.summitracing.com

LS3 Hi-Ram Intake

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The Holley cast aluminum Modular Hi-Ram Intake System fits GM LS3/L92 engines and is introduced as a cost-effective alternative to fabricated sheetmetal for high-performance applications where induction system height is not limited. The base is a modular design built to accept a wide range of carbureted and EFI tops. There are four tops. A forward-mount throttle body style, dual 4150, dual 4500, and a blank top to machine for any induction style. The LS Hi-Ram Intake System is intended for use on naturally aspirated or forced-induction engines in the 6.0 to 7.0-plus liter range with max power at 7,000-8,000-plus rpm. For more information call Holley at 270-781-9741 or visit them on the web at www.holley.com

First-Gen Sport Chassis

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The easiest and most efficient way to give a first-gen Camaro sports car-like handling is to install this new three-piece GT-Sport chassis package from Art Morrison Enterprises. Given that Camaros were manufactured at multiple factories, and there is just enough difference between them to prevent employing a common frame, AME’s engineering team solved the problem by designing a modular chassis that allows the builder to position and weld the subframe connectors to best fit the floor pan of each individual vehicle. The front subframe is bolt-in. Awesome handling is ensured through use of a C6 ‘Vette front suspension with forged aluminum control arms and choice of a triangulated 4-bar or 3-link rear suspension with Watts linkage. Strange Engineering adjustable coil-overs are used at the corners, with anti-sway bars also employed front and rear. With mini-tubs, there’s room to run 335 rear tires. For additional information visit AME’s website at www.ArtMorrison.com, or call them toll-free at 800-929-7188.

No Distortion Discs

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AP Racing’s Strap Drive System has been developed both for street and race applications. The standard fitment brake discs on many performance cars can suffer from brake vibrations caused by disc distortion. This generally occurs on fast road and track installations. Offering a new take on the floating systems already in the marketplace, AP Racing’s Strap Drive System uses a series of stainless steel straps to locate the disc to the mounting bell, producing a flexible coupling between the hub and the disc faces. This allows the disc to run true in the caliper under all conditions without brake vibration and also permits the disc to expand and contract without restriction. For more information call Stillen at 800-508-6012 or visit www.stillen.com.

X-Gen Front Suspension

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Detroit Speed’s X-Gen series of front suspension systems allow you to integrate Detroit Speed suspension technology into any vehicle. This complete suspension module is available with a 59.5-inch track width and is ready to be subbed into your application through their 2- x 4-inch rail sections. These are the same suspension systems found in Detroit Speed's bolt-in front frames, so they have been designed, engineered, and developed to provide the ultimate in performance on both the road and the track. For more information contact Detroit Speed Inc. at 704-662-3272 or visit their website at www.detroitspeed.com.

Now Read This!

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Pro Touring musclecar builder Mark Stielow has just released an all-color, 212-page, 1200 photo publication detailing how he builds his wild Pro Touring musclecars. Stielow shows you everything from how he plans for a project, builds his one-off components/systems, and how everything comes together in a great looking, super-quick package. The car buildup shown throughout the book is the Stielow-built “Mule” ’69 Camaro. Pick up this excellent technical resource exclusively through Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center by calling 800-456-0211 or go to www.sdparts.com.

Bolt-In A/C

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The all-new Camaro Gen IV SureFit systems now feature Vintage Air’s proven Gen IV technology. These systems utilize their exclusive microprocessor control and servo motor drives to eliminate cable or vacuum operation, and their patented Cable Converter potentiometers convert your standard factory lever controls to fully electronic operation. Additional features of the Gen IV include a separate plate and fin A/C coil and their Cuprobrazed heater coil with a SPAL permanent magnet blower motor to deliver maximum performance and “just right” temperature adjustments. SureFit Systems come complete with evaporator kit with standard cable converters, compressor, mounting brackets, condenser kit, safety switch, and all necessary refrigerant lines. Contact Vintage Air for information on these systems, and to find your nearest authorized distributor, call 800-728-2413 or visit them online at www.vintageair.com.

Have a Seat

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Make room for the best seat in the house, garage, or shop with the new counter stool from Royal Purple. This stool is made from heavy gauge steel construction with a dual-ring design and can be ordered with or without a back. The stool ships easily in a flat box with some assembly required. Order yours today at 800-392-5050 or online at www.royalpurple.logocompanystore.com.

Starvation Protection

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Improved Racing’s oil pan baffle was designed to improve oil control and reduce oil starvation in the ’10-present (fifth-generation) Camaro. The GM LS-series small-blocks have a history of being prone to oil starvation during long, high-g turns, especially at higher rpm where oil aeration is more prevalent. This drop-in trap door baffle system from Improved Racing provides effective and affordable protection against oil starvation for road racing, autocrossing, and drag racing. For more information call 407-494-3278 or click on over to www.improvedracing.com.

Zink Up

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Created for hot rods with modified and non-modified engines, Motul Performance 20W50 oil is formulated for pushrod and high-lift camshaft engines with high zinc content requirements including cars that aren’t driven frequently. Motul Performance oil is specially designed for hot running engines using shear stable polymers to maintain optimum lubricating film and ring seal. The detergent-dispersant additive prevents deposits from forming and keeps engine parts clean. Your engine will benefit from the anti-foam additive, two levels of extreme pressure additives for longevity of high-lift camshafts (with or without roller bearings), and enhanced engine break-in efficiency with increased levels of zinc, plus phosphorous to reinforce engine protection levels. For more information call 760-731-8303 or visit www.motorspot.com.

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