New Bits - June 2013
The Latest Ford Mustang Products
Concours 390 Air Cleaner
Scott Drake has released a new concours reproduction of the extremely hard-to-find ’67 390 GT High Performance air cleaner, offered as either part number C7ZZ-9600-E (49 states) or C7ZZ-9600-C (California emissions with breather tube). Both include the unique blue base and correct chrome lid. The air cleaner is an excellent stock-appearing upgrade for the restrictive ’68-’70 390-428 units. The chrome lid, available separately as part number C7ZZ-9661-A, is also considered concours-correct for non-Shaker 428 Cobra Jets and Boss 302s. The air cleaner is available from Scott Drake dealers; call 800/999-0289 or visit www.scottdrake.com to find a local dealer.
Street Performance Suspension
SpeedDirect has announced a new Vector Series Performance Package for ’65-’70 Mustangs that is designed to transform vintage Mustangs into modern handling machines. Based on SpeedDirect’s front coilover front suspension and Steeroids rack-and-pinion conversion, the complete package also adds adjustable rear shocks, front and rear antisway bars, and a rear leaf spring upgrade. Featuring fully adjustable ride height and shock valving, the front coilover system works with stock or aftermarket control arms. Contact Speed Direct at www.speeddirect.com or call 888/253-9680. For technical questions, call 970/731-1381.
Vintage Tremec Shifter
Lokar now offers a billet aluminum shift lever for vintage Mustang owners who have upgraded to Tremec TKO-500 or -600 five-speed transmissions. A direct bolt-on, the shifter fits the Tremec TKO manual transmissions with the standard two-bolt flange for a vintage look that complements other products in the Lokar line. Available in 6- and 8-inch straight or 6-, 8-, and 10-inch with a single bend, the shifter is machine grooved for boot attachment and has 3⁄8-16 threading for shifter knobs. All mounting hardware is included. To order or for more information, call 877/469-7440 or visit www.lokar.com
Silicone Shelby Hoses
In addition to adding stylish color, Shelby Performance Parts’ new Silicone Radiator Hose Kit for ’07-’12 Shelby GT 500s can handle the high radiator fluid pressures and temperatures produced by aggressive driving, especially on track days. Sporting the Shelby GT 500 logo on each hose, the silicone hoses provide added insurance to keep the engine running cool all day, even under the most extreme conditions. The hoses are available at www.shelbyperformanceparts.com or by calling 702/405-3500.
Brake Cooling Kits
Kenny Brown Performance helps keep things cool with their new Front Brake Cooling Kits for ’94-’14 Mustangs, SVT Cobras, Boss 302s, and Shelby GT 500s. A quick and easy upgrade for performance street, open-track, and racing applications, the kit is designed to replace the brake dust shield that’s riveted onto the OEM spindle. Also included is a choice of black neoprene or red silicone reinforced 3-inch hose that trims to length and a universal inlet duct kit to adapt to the factory front bumper cover. Designed to direct cooling air through the rotor veins rather than pushing air onto the swept portion of the rotor, the kit is available through authorized Kenny Brown Performance Parts dealers, online at www.kennybrown.com, or by calling Kenny Brown Performance at 855/847-4477.