Are you looking for the latest high performance parts for your LS-powered musclecar? The aftermarket is here to help, and we got to check out all of the new products at this year’s SEMA show. If you want to learn more, click the link here.
Wiseco has a new piston “cage” piston design that combines the benefits of boxed and full-round designs. Also in the Wiseco/K1 SEMA booth were new piston applications for LS and Chrysler engines as well as the FA20 engine. K1 also showed off a 351 stroker kit for Coyote engines.
If you’re like most of the aftermarket industry, spooling along the fast lane at an uneasy high rpm for long distance drives can leave you wincing most of the trip, rather than enjoying it. Gear Vendors has cured that with their latest component, which allows manual 3-speeds to gain three extra gears!
Recent advances in synthetic base-stock oils have led to thinner race and street oils that still provide exceptional bearing-oil thickness. Joe Gibbs Driven offers a number of formulas, including those specific to the LS engine and different types of racing.
Redesigned roller shafts, a high-flow fan for the eddy brake and an undercarriage convenience LED light are the latest upgrades to the Dynocom 5000 Series chassis dyno. The Texas-based company also announced at SEMA the introduction an entry-level Dyno X model with a starting price of $10,995.
The LSX-DR is the highest-flowing cylinder head available for the LS engine, and Ferrea Racing Components helps drag racers take advantage of that airflow with a titanium/stainless-steel valve package. Ferrea is touting its line of tool-steel retainers that are almost as light as titanium but cost less.
The new SuperFlow SF-1600 is designed to help engine builders accurately test valve-spring pressure to help ensure consistency across all cylinders. Unlike hand-operated or gear-style testers, the SF-1600 operates with a pneumatic cylinder for repeatable tests.
Just when you thought the first-gen camaro platform had plateaued; allowing no more room for additional improvement, Chassisworks bangs out a ’67-69 Camaro frame system. Yeah, just when you thought the Camaro had reached its limit for bolt-on accessories, parts and components, Chassisworks ups their game.
When news spread that Tom Medley’s famed 1940 Coupe had been involved in a garage fire, some of the industries top brands joined forces to help rebuild an iconic hot rod and bring it back to life – even better than the original. Kicker comes to the rescue with upgraded tunes, check it out!
At this year’s SEMA show, there was no shortage of anything automotive being unveiled at the show, and that includes tools and shop supplies. BrakeQuip was on hand to show off their latest offerings of tools for the shadetree mechanic. This included their patented tube and pipe benders.
For drag racers looking for a better braking system than what was offered from the factory 30 years ago, can now rejoice knowing that SSBC has them covered. Launching a new braking kit specifically aimed at the drag racing crowd, stepping up to brakes that can handle massive power has never been easier.
When it comes to making a lot of power through an automatic transmission, a Powerglide is typically everyone’s first choice. But what if you want a third gear for your track combination or street/strip car? Well, ATI is looking to make the Turbo 400 3-speed as durable as a Powerglide.
Borg-Warner introduced its new EFR 7163 turbo at the SEMA show. Four different housing configurations are available to help facilitate swaps in numerous applications. The new turbo is geared toward 450-550 horsepower engines and includes features inspired by the turbos used on IndyCar engines.
JE Pistons is now offering its asymmetrical pistons for LS engines, and JE is also introducing a new line of multi-layer stainless-steel gaskets produced under strict manufacturing processes. JE will announce hundreds of new piston applications over the next in different categories.
SCAT showed off new applications of its performance crankshaft line, including three models designed for the late-model Hemi. But the show-stopper in the SCAT booth was the Ultra Lite Stroker H-Beam rod with a Formula 1 style hole near the big end to help lighten the weight without compromising strength.
New stroker crankshafts for the Pontiac 400, Ford 351C and Ford 4.6L are available from Eagle Specialties. The company also showed off a 351 Cleveland stroker kit with Mahle pistons, H-beam rods and Clevite77 bearings. There’s also a new 5.950-inch H-beam connecting rod.
The Brad Penn line of Penn Grade 1 High Performance oils has two new viscosity blends: 5W-30 for classic engines and crate motors and SAE 60 for racing applications. Both have higher levels of zinc and phosphorus (ZDDP), which helps prevent wear on metal-to-metal contact, and both have the distinctive green color.
In this business, you get to meet a lot of talented people, and see a lot of artistry – folks who might not be working in oil paint on canvas or unlocking the graceful figures trapped inside a block of marble, but who are artists just the same.
Any gearhead (pun intended), if you’re paying attention, would have realized one vital component is missing from an all-purpose muscle car: a bulletproof rearend to take all the punishment. And that’s exactly where Eaton’s Detroit TrueTrac reigns supreme. It’s the ultimate King. Now available for Ford 9-in
Crane Cams explains why their hydraulic roller lifters are only manufactured at one level and we get a sneak peek at Crane’s newest valvetrain component, set to be unveiled at the PRI tradeshow next month.