Enclosure ExposureBassforms, a fiberglass custom-fitted subwoofer box manufacturer, has introduced new models to its lineup of competitively priced enclosures for high-end audio systems. Bassforms offers more than 70 car and truck models, plus more than 20 “universal” models, all constructed of [cars name=”100″]-percent fiberglass with four layers of 2-ounce matting. For more information contact: Bassforms, Dept. LRM, 351 Old Newport Boulevard, Suite 104, Newport Beach, CA 92663, (877) 4NICEBOX, www.bassforms.com.
Induction IntroductionInglese’s new twin sidedraft Weber induction system offers performance in a visually stunning package. Featuring two Weber carburetors, legendary for their snappy throttle response and low-end torque, the sidedraft design keeps the carbs away from the intake manifold for cooler fuel and denser air. These units are ready to bolt on and start up. For more information contact: Inglese Induction Systems, Dept. LRM, 3400 Democrat Road, Memphis, TN 38118, (866) 450-8089, www.inglese.com.
Hubbard’s Won’t Cross You UpOnce again, Hubbard’s is leading the way with the newest addition to their progressive product line. Their new ’58-’64 tubular crossmember brace for 700R4 transmissions takes out the guesswork involved when installing the 700R4 tranny in your full-size Chevy. The crossmember brace comes complete with mounting brackets and hardware. For more information contact: Hubbard’s [cars name=”Impala”] Parts, Dept. LRM, 1676 Anthony Road, Burlington, NC 27215, (800) 826-8050, www.impalaparts.com.
Going Deep, Cranking HighEnerSys recently introduced its [cars name=”Odyssey”] 65-PC1750 battery, which combines deep cycle capability with five-second cranking power. Ideal for automotive applications, the 12-volt drycell Odyssey’s deep cycle capability creates a quick charge characteristic and provides simple constant voltage charging with either an alternator or an independent charger. For more information contact: EnerSys, Dept. LRM, 2366 Bernville Road, Reading, PA 19605, (800) 538-3627, www.enersys.com, www.odysseyfactory.com.
Impala Bob’s Consolation PrizeImpala Bob’s has a variety of center consoles and trim parts to help you restore your classic ’61-’67 Chevy Impala SS. Impala Bob’s consoles are faithful reproductions of the originals in every detail, including (depending on the model year and transmission) trim plate, shift pattern plate, crossed flags Impala emblem, storage bin, shift boot and mounting bracket. For more information contact: Impala Bob’s, Inc., Dept. LRM, 4753 E. Falcon Drive, Mesa, AZ 85215, (480) 981-1600, www.impalas.com.
Coker For CollectorsCoker Tire is now offering a narrow whitewall version of their American Classic radials. Manufactured in the USA, the American Classic narrow whitewall gives collectors the vintage look of ’60s and ’70s classics with the performance and handling of a modern radial tire. These tires feature whitewall widths ranging from 1- to 1.6-inch. For more information contact: Coker Tire Company, Inc., Dept. LRM, 1317 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4418, (800) 251-6336, www.coker.com.
Show Your Retro Colors. One of the ultimate accessories in lowrider history, the color bar, is back thanks to MDCT Enterprises. These new color bars are made with real bulbs, so you can watch the lights dance to the beat of the music in your car just like back in the day. Several interchangeable lenses and colored bulbs are available to further individualize your color bar. For more information contact: MDCT Enterprises, Inc., Dept. LRM, 14126 Gannet Street, Suite 107, [cars name=”Santa Fe”] Springs, CA 90670, (562) 483-1445, www.mdctinc.com.
Switch PositionsThe new drop-out switch panel from KT Components sets new standards for clean customizing. This electrical module can be mounted in any location with sufficient rear clearance. A spring-loaded mechanism makes for a soft release of a panel with six or 12 easily wired, aircraft-quality buttons/switches with red LED indicator lights. For more information contact: KT Components/Kendon Industries, Inc., Dept. LRM, 3711 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806, (714) 630-7144, www.kendonusa.com.
Universal VersatilityThe tiny yet versatile universal mobile charger by Planon System Solutions not only recharges their DocuPen scanner, but can also be used to recharge cell phones, iPods, digital cameras, MP3 players and other popular devices. This fully portable charger comes with five connectors, allowing you to keep your entire arsenal of mobile gadgets juiced up at all times. For more information contact: Planon System Solutions, Inc., Dept. LRM, 60 Industrial Highway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227, www.planon.com.
Keep Pluggin’ AwayRHS has announced the release of application-specific premium sparkplugs for their lineup of high-performance aluminum and cast iron cylinder heads. For street performance applications, ZEX high performance sparkplugs are used, while a specially designed line of Champion sparkplugs with assorted heat ranges takes care of race cars. For more information contact: RHS (Racing Head Service), Dept. LRM, 3416 Democrat Road, Memphis, TN 38118, (877) 776-4323, www.racingheadservice.com.
Quit Horsin’ AroundThe latest addition to Quaker State’s Q Line is their Q HorsePower full synthetic motor oil, the latest generation of their heat-activated oils designed to maximize power in your vehicle’s engine. This heat-activated technology means that the hotter it gets in your engine, the harder Q HorsePower works. Look for the complete Q line of products wherever quality auto supplies are sold. Quaker State/Sopus Products, Dept. LRM, P.O. Box 2967, Houston, TX 77252-2967, (800) 237-8645, www.quakerstate.com.
Fill It, Don’t Spill ItThe new Oil Buddy II is the first no-spill oil spout to include a spring-loaded automatic on/off valve. Simply direct the stem into the oil receiving hole, press down and squeeze the bottle. When the bottle is pulled back, the valve automatically closes to prevent oil, transmission fluid or coolant from spilling. For more information contact: Oil Buddy II/Masterlink Marketing, Inc., Dept. LRM, 26 Robertson Davies Drive, Brampton, Ontario, Canada L7A 1J9, (800) 667-4954, www.seatbeltadjuster.com.