CLASSIC DASH UNVEILS ABUNDANCE OF NEW INSTRUMENT PANELS FOR FORD TRUCKS, MUSTANGS, GTO’S, and PONTIACS

Written by Moore Good Ink Carson City, NV: Classic Dash is proud to announce an abundance of new composite instrument panels for Ford Trucks 1961-‘66, 1967-‘72, 1973-‘79, 1980-‘85 and also for Ford Mustangs 1964-‘66. In addition new instrument panels will soon be available for the Pontiac GTO 1964-‘65, 1966, 1967, and 1969-‘72 models. Beyond this, Classic Dash is currently engaged in creating a further range of new instrument panels for Mopars: 1970-’74 Challenger, 1971-‘74 Road Runner, and 1971-‘76 Duster/Demon/Dart and Valiant. This, of course, is in addition to their extensive line of products for Chevrolet. In common with their other molded ABS composite instrument panels, these latest creations are available in three finishes: carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, or black. All panels are offered in two forms: with or without gauge openings, and with or without gauges. Gauge selection embraces a wide diversity of instruments, including both electrical and mechanical sets. The electrical gauge sets are also supplied with a wiring harness, connecting the gauges to the factory loom, LED turn-signal indicators, and high-beam and emergency brake light indicators. These instrument clusters comprise a speedometer, tachometer, volt meter, fuel, oil, and water gauges. Classic Dash was the first company to create replacement ABS composite dash panels for vehicles of the muscle car era, pioneering the technology in 2002. For light weight and robustness they use rigid sheets of ABS plastic that are vacuum-formed at 320 degrees Fahrenheit. For durability they select material that is impregnated with a UV inhibiter to protect it from sun damage. For accuracy they employ a Thermwood 5-axis CNC high-speed router to trim the dash panels...

JUST ARRIVED: FIRST REAR WHEEL TUBS FOR MUSTANGS & COUGARS ’64 -‘70

Written by Moore Good Ink Cumming, GA: The first rear wheel mini tubs have just arrived for Mustangs and Cougars 1964-1970. Wider than the originals by 2.250in they permit the use of desirable 17-20in modern wheels and tires 9-12in wide and are essential for Pro Touring use. Developed by sheet metal specialists Grave Robbers in collaboration with Goodmark these new 18-gauge stampings provide rear wheel housing widths of 12.5in for ‘64-’66 Mustangs and Cougars and 14in for popular ’67-’70 models. The new wheel tubs in conjunction with the original rear leaf springs on ’64-’66 models permit the use of 9in wide wheels and 10in wide wheels on ’67-’70 models. But by up-grading to aftermarket four-link or Tri-link suspension systems, where all the components operate within the frame rails, wheel widths can increase to 10.5in and 12in respectively. Twelve-inch rims with 335/30 tires have a section width of just over 13in. But perhaps the most important news regarding these rear wheel mini tubs is of their installation. Grave Robbers can complete the task, if required, in around two days. “When guys spend $3,000 or $4,000 on wheels and tires,” explains Jeff Kipfmuller, “it usually makes sense to spend a little more and gain the advantage of wider wheel tubs and upgraded suspension parts that permit wider rims to operate properly.” Now available under part numbers 3020/670/64WL and 3020/670/64WR, these new rear wheel mini tubs for Mustangs cost $299.90 per set (installation extra). For printable catalog fact sheet click here.   For more information contact: Grave Robbers 3111 Glen Wallace Drive, Suite A Cumming, GA 30040 Telephone (770) 287-4240 visit www.GraveRobbersSheetMetal.com or...

JUST ARRIVED: FIRST REAR WHEEL TUBS FOR MUSTANGS & COUGARS ’64 -‘70

Written by Moore Good Ink Cumming, GA: The first rear wheel mini tubs have just arrived for Mustangs and Cougars 1964-1970. Wider than the originals by 2.250in they permit the use of desirable 17-20in modern wheels and tires 9-12in wide and are essential for Pro Touring use. Developed by sheet metal specialists Grave Robbers in collaboration with Goodmark these new 18-gauge stampings provide rear wheel housing widths of 12.5in for ‘64-’66 Mustangs and Cougars and 14in for popular ’67-’70 models. The new wheel tubs in conjunction with the original rear leaf springs on ’64-’66 models permit the use of 9in wide wheels and 10in wide wheels on ’67-’70 models. But by up-grading to aftermarket four-link or Tri-link suspension systems, where all the components operate within the frame rails, wheel widths can increase to 10.5in and 12in respectively. Twelve-inch rims with 335/30 tires have a section width of just over 13in. But perhaps the most important news regarding these rear wheel mini tubs is of their installation. Grave Robbers can complete the task, if required, in around two days. “When guys spend $3,000 or $4,000 on wheels and tires,” explains Jeff Kipfmuller, “it usually makes sense to spend a little more and gain the advantage of wider wheel tubs and upgraded suspension parts that permit wider rims to operate properly.” Now available under part numbers 3020/670/64WL and 3020/670/64WR, these new rear wheel mini tubs for Mustangs cost $299.90 per set (installation extra). For printable catalog fact sheet click here.   For more information contact: Grave Robbers 3111 Glen Wallace Drive, Suite A Cumming, GA 30040 Telephone (770) 287-4240 visit www.GraveRobbersSheetMetal.com or...
New release bearing eliminates grease contamination in all drag racing clutches

New release bearing eliminates grease contamination in all drag racing clutches

Written by Moore Good Ink Columbia, SC: Ram has revealed two new Pro release bearings suitable for all 8in, 10in, or 11in diameter drag racing clutches. For years when drag racing drivers engage the clutch at the finish line, often with engines spinning at 8,000 to 10,000rpm, the clutch fingers make contact with the stationary bearing which instantly flings bearing grease into the clutch. Ram’s technical director Pat Norcia, said, “Although OEM truck release bearings were adapted for racing use, they’ve never been fully satisfactory—mainly because they are packed with grease and have inadequate sealing for racing purposes.” In addition, truck-style release bearings often cause excessive wear on the clutch fingers. Machined from T-6 aluminum bar stock and featuring a bearing with a tool steel contact face, these new Ram Pro devices are available in two configurations: one for use with a cross-shaft design (popular on supercharged and nitrous oxide engines); the other for a clutch fork. Both spindle-style bearings, which are double shielded allowing them to operate with light oil instead of grease, eliminate run out, prevent wear or scars on the ends of the clutch fingers or bearing surface, and ensure reliability—their greaseless internals allowing them to ramp up to full engine speed efficiently. Ram’s new Professional release bearings, which are designed to combat point-of-contact pressures of 500-1500lb, weigh 1lb to 1.25lb, depending upon collar length, are priced from $99.00 and available for immediate delivery. For printable catalog fact sheet click here. For further information on these and other Pro release bearings (Fork Type 6-7in, Fork Type 8-11in and Cross Shaft 8-11in) contact: RAM Clutches 201 Business...