The DYAD DS (drive system) multi-disc clutch by Centerforce—the next level in high-performance—is now available for all Chevy 168-tooth eight-bolt crank V-8 6.2L and 7.4L LSA and LSX crate engines with a 26-spline disc. This new multi-disc clutch system replaces the current pressure plate, disc, and flywheel assembly with a higher holding capacity system designed as a direct bolt-in replacement. The DYAD DS multi-disc clutch design has been developed to meet the needs of modern high-end vehicles that are driven every day. Drivers of such vehicles need a clutch that can offer smooth engagement, quiet operation, light pedal feel, and high-end holding capacity. The DYAD DS offers that and more. Call Centerforce at 928.771.8422 or visit them online at centerforce.com.
Chassisworks’ billet-aluminum motor mounts and steel frame adapters enable direct bolt-in installation of Chevrolet classic V-8 and modern LS engines into stock subframes of ’67- 81 Camaros (F-body), ’68- 74 Novas (X-body), and ’64- 72 Chevelles (A-body). Model-specific bolt-on frame adapters maintain correct engine position and drivetrain angle to ensure correct drivetrain geometry and pinion angle. CNC-machined, billet-aluminum mounts feature a steel-sleeved urethane bushing set secured by a ½-inch through-bolt. This captive-bushing design creates an inseparable mount with the strength and reliability found in a solid mount but with significantly less vibration. Kits include powdercoated steel frame adapters; complete mounting hardware set; and motor mounts in your choice of finish: bare-machined, satin-anodized, or polished. Pricing starts at $239 for complete mount and adapter sets. For more information, call Chris Alston’s Chassisworks at 888.388.0205 or visit them online at cachassisworks.com.
The Evolution paint gun from Eastwood is a unique, versatile, gravity-fed paint gun that performs like more expensive, higher-end, professional guns. The advanced engineering of this paint gun offers numerous benefits to the hobbyist such as a high-tech, ergonomic, composite body, which is precision-balanced and lightweight, allowing the user to paint longer with less fatigue. The Evolution HVLP paint gun is compatible with solvent and waterborne finishes thanks to stainless steel internal passages, and it’s designed with the latest spray atomization technology and HVLP transfer efficiency. For more information, go to eastwood.com/cp612 or call them at 800.343.9353.
Holley is pleased to announce the release of their LS Retro-Fit oil pan (PN 302-1). GM’s popular LS engines are finding their way into a large variety of vehicles. Unfortunately, the factory LS pans don’t always fit or they hang too low for many of today’s muscle cars. Holley’s new LS Retro-Fit oil pan provides maximum chassis and ground clearance, plus provides an OEM-like fitment for durability and proper sealing. The rear-sump design fits most GM muscle cars from ’55- 87 as well as providing an option for less-common swaps. These 6-quart capacity (including oil filter) pans are made from cast aluminum, just like the factory pans to ensure a perfect seal. Each complete kit includes a sump baffle, pick-up tube, sump plug, oil filter stud, and oil passage cover. For more information, call Holley at 270.781.9741 or click on over to holley.com.
Heidts Automotive Group announced the availability of a new independent rear suspension (IRS) system designed for universal applications that may not be covered by their existing product line. The new, Universal HHP IRS features a fully welded and boxed, cut-to-fit upper crossmember; heavy-duty upper and lower control arms; fully welded uprights; heavy-duty constant-velocity joints and axleshafts; as well as Heidts’ own cast centersection that can be loaded with a wide range of gear ratios and positraction differentials. The HHP IRS also makes use of standard 10.5-inch inboard mounted disc brakes with four-piston Wilwood calipers. To aid in custom installations, the HHP IRS is available in both 56- and 58-inch framerail-width versions. For more information, call Heidts at 800.841.8188 or visit them on the Web at heidts.com.
Customers have asked about it … and now Maverick Man Carbon delivers! Finally, a carbon-fiber spoiler for the ’10 Camaro. Like all Maverick Man Carbon products, this spoiler was designed to flow with every angle of the rear of the Camaro. It’s more aggressive than the stock spoiler, but not overbearing or gaudy. This is 100 percent real carbon fiber; not a vinyl sticker or water transfer for a carbon-fiber look. For more information on the Maverick Man’s high-quality carbon-fiber products, go to maverickmancarbon.com.
Power to the People!
For most enthusiasts, powering their project with a crate engine saves time, money, and hassle versus locating and rebuilding a suitable core powerplant. YearOne has recognized the important role crate engines play in the hobby today. Fittingly, the company has just released two new 400-plus-horsepower small-block Chevy crate engines that provide the power levels enthusiasts crave. Streetable compression ratios allow the use of today’s fuel with no problems, and the engines make suitable vacuum, so accessories such as power brakes will function correctly. Each engine is fully dyno-tested prior to shipping and includes a dyno data sheet showing the specific power made by the unit. Backing all this are 12- or 24-month warranties with pricing that is exceptionally aggressive. For more information, call YearOne at 800.932.7663 or visit yearone.com.
QA1 is excited to announce the addition of F-body upper and lower control arms to its expanding line of suspension components. Upper control arms are available for first- and second-generation F-bodies, while lower control arms are available for first-, second-, and third-generation F-bodies. These F-body control arms are designed to work in conjunction with QA1 front coilover kits. Both the upper and lower control arms feature tubular construction, polyurethane bushings, a QA1 Low-Friction Ultimate Ball Joint, and a highly durable black powdercoated design. The upper control arms’ offset cross-shaft allow for easy camber adjustment and add approximately 2-3 degrees of caster and 0.5-1 degree of negative camber. A new sway bar link is included with the lower control arms. For additional information, call QA1 at 800.721.7761 or visit their easy-to-navigate website at qa1.net.
Wilwood is pleased to announce their newly redesigned FNSL6R six-piston and FNSL4R four-piston model radial mount calipers. This newest revision adds strength and durability to the caliper series through the use of superior stress-flow forging processes and technology. Stress-flow forged calipers add internal strength through improved material grain alignment within the caliper body. The new FNSL calipers have also taken on the style and robust appearance of their bigger brothers in the W6AR and W4AR caliper groups. However, all mounting dimensions and the 7416-type pad applications remain the same as the previous BNSL series calipers and can be ordered with Wilwood’s signature logo and either black or red gloss powdercoat, and are now available in their new nickel-plated “Quick-Silver” series. For more information, contact Wilwood Engineering at 805.388.1188 or visit them online at wilwood.com.
The Big Drags
Late-model American muscle cars with giant rims are a perfect match for Mickey Thompson’s 19- and 20-inch sizes of the popular ET Street Radial II tires. The ET Street Radial II is built using the latest in high-tech steel-belted radial construction and an R2 compound that is exclusive to this tire within the Mickey Thompson line. Although it is a true D.O.T. street-legal tire, it is only recommended for dry highway use on the street, and it delivers the ultimate handling, performance, ride quality, and maximum grip you want on the strip. All ET Street Radial II tires are designed for drag racing use. For more information, call Mickey Thompson at 800.222.9092 or go to mickeythompsontires.com.
Hotchkis has long offered the popular Total Vehicle System (TVS) for the second-gen Camaro, but with the new Stage 2 kit, Camaro owners have even more options for dramatically improving the overall handling, high-speed stability, and tire adhesion of any ’70- 81 Camaro. The Hotchkis TVS already provides drivers with sport coils, sport sway bars, heavy-duty tie-rod sleeves, and sport leaf springs. The new Stage 2 system adds to that package with tubular upper and lower control arms, which increase caster and improve the camber curve for better front-end grip and traction. Low-profile subframe connectors stiffen the chassis, and Hotchkis-tuned Bilstein shocks improve vehicle control and stance. The Stage 2 TVS comes complete with heavy-duty shackles, U-bolts, pads, and all necessary hardware. For more information, call Hotchkis Sport Suspension at 888.735.6422 or go to hotchkis.net.
Flex-a-lite is now shipping its all-new, bolt-in Flex-a-fit radiator and electric fan combo for the ’10- 11 V-8 Camaro. This radiator offers significantly better cooling with three times more cooling surface and twice the core thickness compared to the stock radiator. The radiator is all-aluminum and hand-welded for better construction than the original. The electric fan comes pre-mounted from the factory and utilizes the original fan wiring. Each kit includes all brackets and hardware for the radiator, as well as the radiator cap. The radiator is available by itself (PN 56418) or as a radiator and fan combination (PN 56488), which includes a dual Flex-a-lite X-Treme S-Blade 3000-cfm electric fan (PN 480). Call Flex-a-lite at 866.230.5913 or visit them online at flex-a-lite.com for more information.