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Parts Rack - October 2014

Posted in Product Reviews on September 12, 2014
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Slim Pan
Holley’s original LS Retro-Fit oil pan has been very popular, and this new pan (PN 302-2) has all the same attributes plus a redesigned front to give additional clearance. It provides maximum clearance for vehicles where the steering linkage is behind the engine crossmember. Like the original, these factory-style cast aluminum pans use factory gaskets, filter mounting, and cooler ports and provide structural rigidity like a factory pan. They come with an oil baffle, as well as a pump pickup, and specialty racing baffles are available separately. Holley is quickly becoming the go-to source for LS-engine-swap-related components and high-performance LS engine parts.
Info: Holley Performance Products
866/464-6553, holley.com

There Goes the Boom
Known for its line of high-temperature-resistant sleevings, Design Engineering Inc. (DEI), introduces Boom Mat, a thermal acoustic control system that deadens sound and keeps heat out of the interior. The universal fit sound deadening and thermal insulation kit includes 25-square feet of Boom Mat damping material, 27-square feet of Under Carpet Lite to lay over the dampening material, and one 18-ounce can of Boom Mat Spray-On. It’s enough to cover the interior of most small to medium-size vehicles.
Info: Design Engineering INC
800/264-9472, designengineering.com

Easy Pump
Edelbrock Universal EFI Sump Fuel Kits are designed to provide the necessary high fuel pressure required for EFI applications in vehicles equipped with a low-pressure carbureted fuel system. It’s a complete self-contained system that can be easily installed under the hood of any vehicle. They eliminate the need for fuel-tank modifications or additional return fuel lines that are normally required when upgrading a fuel system for an EFI installation. They are also ideal for use with any late-model EFI engine swap into a vehicle with an existing low-pressure fuel system. Edelbrock Universal EFI Sump Fuel Kits are available in two pre-set options: 58 psi (PN 3605) and 49 psi (PN 3607). A replacement fuel-sump assembly, pre-set to 58 psi (PN 36052), is also available. Each kit includes the fuel-sump tank with high-pressure pump and regulator pre-installed, wiring harness, mounting bracket, hose, fittings and all of the necessary hardware for installation.
Info: Edelbrock
310/781-2222, edelbrock.com

Weld Safe
The new Tweco auto-darkening welding helmet features four sensors for enhanced performance at an affordable price. It can be used in both weld mode and grind mode and will darken when TIG welding even at 5 amps. The helmet has a large viewing area of 3.86 x 1.69 inches, weighs 16 ounces, uses solar power to eliminate the need to change batteries, and offers all these features for an as-published price of $142.
Info: Victor Technologies
636/728-3000, victortechnologies.com/tweco

Combat Cool
COMBAT LED Lighting Systems were designed to be more powerful, durable, and efficient and generate less heat than other LED lighting systems on the market. COMBAT’s durable cast aluminum housings and over-sized heat sinks keep the temperature down and allow its LEDs to run cooler, brighter, and last longer. Offered in various sizes and outputs, each is finished with a high-quality powder-coated finish, rubber waterproof seal, a unbreakable scratch-resistant lens, UV-resistant coating, and an IP68 rating. Prices for light kits including wiring, switches, and more, start at $379.99 (D-10 model).
Info: Combat LED
951/595-4411, combatled.com

Dynamic Duo.5
ICON Vehicle Dynamics has redone its 2011-present Chevrolet and GMC 2500/3500 HD suspension systems. After long-term ride testing and tuning, ICON feels the front 2.0 shocks are unable to provide a quality riding system both on- and off-road without being overworked prematurely. In order to deliver exceptional ride quality over a longer duration, it replaced its front ICON 2.0 Aluminum Series components with larger, more suitable 2.5 shocks that are tuned specifically for GM 2500/3500 trucks.
Info: ICON Vehicle Dynamics
951/689-ICON (4266), iconvehicledynamics.com

Right Speed-O
Speedometer not displaying the correct speed? California Performance Transmission (CPT) has the answer. Use a GPS device or your cell phone, when it registers at 50 mph, read the speed that your car’s speedometer is indicating. Send it back to CPT and they will calculate the correction ratio, gear the adaptor correctly, and send it your way. When it arrives, simply screw the inline adaptor into the transmission’s speedo drive and your speedometer cable to the back of the adaptor.
Info: California Performance Transmission
800/278-2277, cpttransmission.com

Old Jeeps Never Die
The new Omix-ADA catalog showcases more than 7,000 hard parts, 500 of which have not previously been available. Whereas the company’s Rugged Ridge division is best known for having a complete line of functional accessories for Jeeps, the new catalog focuses on some of the company’s other brands and the parts that are necessary to keep vehicles running such as fuel filters, water pumps, rebuild kits, body panels, and other assorted restoration and repair parts for vintage Jeep and Willys vehicles.
Info: Omix-ADA
770/614-6101, omix-ada.com

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