PATENT-PENDING VACUUM & TURBO HOSE QUICK-COUPLER SYSTEM FROM OOMPH! LABS: ESSENTIAL FOR HOT RODS, BENEFICIAL FOR RACECARS

Written by Moore Good Ink Bicknell, UT: Hose CandyTM from OOMPH! Labs makes every hot rod more alluring and every racecar more serviceable. With patent applied for, this new and unique system converts all vacuum and turbo hoses to a quick-coupled setup, eliminating broken fittings or barbs during removal or troubles with unyielding, rigid hose ends. They connect and disconnect in a moment with half a twist of your finger and thumb. Leak-proof they eliminate power-robbing vacuum leaks, withstand high under-hood temperatures, and are rated for -30 inches of vacuum and 135 P.S.I. of pressure. But perhaps the principal benefits of Hose Candy lie in its show-stopping appearance and in its practical capacities. Their modular product architecture enables the color-coded lines and fittings to be formed in dozens of different configurations. These systems are ideal for all vacuum or pressure actuated components including: turbo systems, vacuum-operated carburetors, air intake systems, vacuum-advance mechanisms, EGR fittings, evaporative emission controls, MAP sensors, crankcase breathers, boost controllers, even wiper systems, transmitting either vacuum or fluid. And with a quick-coupled tee in place, diagnostic equipment can be connected, allowing vacuum and pressure gauge readings to be taken in seconds. The fittings consist of CNC aluminum rotating collars that snap onto molded nylon male hose ends. These, in turn, connect to corresponding nylon female flanged hose ends. The rotating collars are available in a variety of colors and the nylon molded hose-end connectors accept virtually all common hose sizes including: 1/8, 5/32, 3/16″, and ¼-inch (3, 4, 4.75, & 6.25, mm). Designed to accommodate OEM and aftermarket hoses, OOMPH! Labs also provides silicone hose in...

RAM’S NEW HYDRAULIC CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING KIT FOR GM’s 2010 CAMARO

Written by Moore Good Ink Columbia, SC: RAM has developed a new hydraulic clutch release bearing kit for GM’s 2010 Camaro. Equipped with a spacer its principal benefit is adjustability, allowing for easy set-up height to be obtained with most aftermarket clutch systems. RAM also contends this new kit has faster action, both on and off the clutch pedal, than its OEM counterpart, and has increased travel length over stock bearing systems, two further benefits to the racer. Assigned with part number 78180, this new kit contains all the necessary fittings and adapters and includes a quick-connect fitting to the factory master cylinder. Naturally, the RAM hydraulic bearing kit, which is priced at $429.99, is compatible with all RAM clutch systems and with most aftermarket units, with proper setup. For printable catalog fact sheet click here. For further information contact: RAM Clutches 201 Business Park Blvd. Columbia, SC 29203 Telephone (803) 788-6034 E-mail info@RamClutches.com or visit:...

LUNATI’S NEW BAREBONES FLAT TAPPET AND ROLLER LIFTER CAM KITS: HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, VERY AFFORDABLE, NOW EMBRACE COMPLETE RANGE

Written by Moore Good Ink Olive Branch, MS: Though several Lunati BareBones cam and lifter kits have been in existence for the past two years, now these economical hard parts encompass a comprehensive schedule for small- and big-block Chevrolet and Ford enthusiasts. Owners of street rods and muscle cars, mild race engines, street performance cars, 4×4 off-road, and marine applications will find that these new-era developments create camshafts that are spot-on accurate, endowed with a very attractive price, and now cover the complete range of popular applications. The Lunati BareBones flat tappet cam and lifter sets accommodate four versions of Chevrolet small-block engines (l955-98 and 1987-up LT1 and LT4) and two versions of Chevrolet big-blocks (1965-96). For small-block Fords there are six versions (302 and 351 firing order) and three versions for big-block Fords. BareBones flat tappet cam and lifter kits begin at a mere $106.39. Eight versions of the BareBones roller camshafts and corresponding lifter sets for these same engines begin at $599.99. BareBones cams are ground with asymmetrical lobes which means that the dynamics of the opening and closing ramp profiles are different. One side of the ramp is usually straight to the nose of the lobe while the opposite (closing) ramp profile has a pronounced dip or wave in the middle, thus producing quieter operation and being gentler on the valve train. These cams improve throttle response, acceleration, and maintain excellent engine vacuum on the street. Further, matched cam lobes and lifters maximize torque, horsepower, and durability. Briefly, the range of hydraulic flat tappet BareBones cams provide revs from 1,000 to 5,800rpm, intake durations from 204 to 224...