It’s All About Performance
From the very first SEMA Show in 1967, hot rodding has remained a highly influential niche within the specialty-equipment marketplace. That heritage was again on display at the recent SEMA Show’s Hot Rod Alley, where attendees were able to examine first hand the amazing parts and craftsmanship that go into custom-built rods. These are vehicles that can trace their lineage from post-WWII dry-lake racing, through the street scenes of the ’50s and the ’70s musclecar era, to the restomod movement of today.
Accordingly, the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA Show featured numerous fresh and innovative items for the category along with a full array of featured products from performance companies throughout the industry. The following pages offer a look at these hot-rod products, which continue to breathe new life and performance into a legacy market.
McLeod Racing LLC
The McLeod Mag Force clutch kit with the adjustable stands provides the racer with the ability to adjust the clutch apply without removing the clutch from the car in order to remove or add shims. This saves a considerable amount of time and wrenching. Adjustable stands are a new feature to the ever-popular Mag Force Clutch Kit.
McLeod Racing LLC
McLeod’s Nodular Iron Flywheels are a high-quality yet low-cost alternative when replacing a flywheel. Being Nodular Iron, these flywheels are stronger than the OEM units and can handle higher-horsepower engines.
McLeod Racing LLC
Now convert your Chevelle to hydraulic clutch actuation without all the hassles. Our kits are perfect for builds where the factory linkage may cause clearances issues.
Marquez Design introduces another innovative product for Chevrolet/GMC trucks and related models. Full wrap, top to bottom door panel. The new door panel can run manual-crank windows or upgrade to power. Factory felts and door handles can be used. It is a hand-laid fiberglass part that can be upholstered or painted.
Keg Media Digital Garage
Digital renderings give users and/or clients a great visual of the end product. Keg Media has specialized in high-impact, realistic digital renderings since 2002. Let them help create a dream build. Order a digital rendering for the next project.
AMI introduces items from its billet styling line for the late-model Chevy Camaro. These retro hood vents, side grilles and pistol-grip shifters are made from 6061-T6 aluminum in the U.S.A. Easy to install, they come in chrome, polished and black.
All Sales Mfg. (AMI)
AMI introduces several new items to both its Billet Styling and V-Tech Styling lines for the ’08–’15 Dodge Challenger. Made in the U.S.A., these items are easy to install and dramatically change the Challenger inside and out.
Bob Drake Reproductions Inc.
With all the same bracing, mounting holes and beautiful curves of the Ford originals, these heavy steel fenders will transform any ’36 coupe or roadster into a classic beauty.
Classic Instruments Inc.
The SN74Z speed-signal Interface is designed to accept a variety of signals and convert them to work with most aftermarket speedometers and tachometers. Setup is easy with the onboard LED screen, pushbutton and several calibration options for speedometer or tachometer operation.
Working with the legendary Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods, QA1 designed an exclusive line of shocks for the hot-rod market that combines traditional-looking hot-rod shocks with modern-day performance adjustability. Made in QA1’s facility at Lakeville, Minnesota, the threaded body shocks offer ride-height adjustability for the rear of the car.
Classic Instruments Inc.
Upgrade the interior of a ’63–’67 ’Vette with Classic Instruments’ new instrument package. The package fits into the stock dash bezel and is available in 16 different series. The electronic gauges are perfect for modern drivetrain swaps, and all sending units are included for an easy installation.
Tuff Stuff Performance
Direct-fit pumps cover early GM musclecars and hot-rod applications. All-new components include reservoir, pump assembly and cap with dipstick. Chrome-plated or black-powdercoated finishes.
Mattson’s Custom Radiator
A ’55–’57 Chevy pickup aluminum-core support/radiator/electric fan/shroud, relay package—made to cool any horsepower. Stock mount yet designed for extra clearance from the support to the motor. Comes with A/C condenser and trans cooler optional. Made for LS, big-/small-block, polished or unpolished.
Cornhusker Sign Speed Shop neon clock sign. All-metal cabinet with beautiful powdercoated finish; electric clock. Made in the U.S.A.
VDO Instrumentation & Accessories
VDO PRT performance tachometers available in black and white; 0–10,000 rpm.
The exact Ford A Model generator look with major engineering changes inside to give users modern alternator performance. Fits existing ’29–’31 brackets. Half the weight; billet aluminum. Huge amp increase compared to original. One-wire hookup. Available in 12V (90A+) and 6V (60A+). Durable black-powdercoat finish. Made in the U.S.A.
Flaming River Industries Inc.
Direct bolt-in replacement power rack and pinion for ’79–’93 Mustang and street-
Vintage Air Inc.
The E-Z Clip refrigerant hose system is now available as a universal kit. The E-Z Clip refrigerant hose is easy to assemble. The entire process—fabricating, routing and crimping—can be done in the user’s own garage. The unique, smaller-diameter hose allows for tighter-radius bends, which make for a much cleaner installation.
VDO 356 gauges with 4-in. electronic tachometer and speedometer and two-in-one temperature and fuel gauges with warning lights.
Vintage Air Inc.
Vintage Air’s billet-aluminum Slyder louvers combine striking new designs with excellent airflow and a unique push-to-open/pull-to-close operation. Louvers also feature the ability to rotate for adjustable airflow direction. Available in both clear-coat machined and black-anodized finishes. They offer the perfect complement to any custom interior.
Coker Tire expands its American Classic bias-look radial tire line by adding blackwall tires. The 7.50R14 sizing fits many ’50s classic cars.
NuRodder Series Smoothie Wheel
The NuRodder Smoothie wheel is designed for modern vehicles. NuRodder wheels feature appropriate sizing and offset to fit modern cars, including front-wheel-drive applications.
Chrome motorcycle license-plate frame with five-LED auxiliary brake light and 11-LED license-plate light. All-metal quality die-cast chrome-plated construction.
MB Marketing & Manufacturing
MBM-exclusive Powermaster unit for ’85–’87 GM G- and B-body vehicles. Electronically supplies braking power, unlike vacuum or hydraulic systems. Uses DOT 3.
Viking Performance Inc.
These patent-pending double adjustable
ididit’s new ’65 Ford Falcon tilt steering
Complete bolt-in rack and pinion assembly for ’66–’77 Ford Broncos. Easy installation.
One part number gives users a complete kit with everything needed to accessorize an engine with American-made billet-aluminum and new, name-brand components. The kit offers a simple, hassle-free installation, a sleek, compact design and a brilliant show-quality appearance. Offered in a brightly polished finish or in a variety of custom colors.
Direct-fit, direct plug-in digital instruments for ’14–up Harley-Davidson Touring models, including the ’15 Road Glide. Using the stock harnesses, stock chrome bezels and supplied oil-temp sensor, installation couldn’t be easier. Add features such as oil temperature and gear position without losing factory readings. Available in red or blue.
Upgrade from regular clamps to NotcHead line clamps; an easy way to secure lines and eliminate the need for Z-bends to adjust for fittings. Lines easily snap in for quick installation and mock-ups. Available for hard, braided, AC and DOT air lines as well as battery cables and heater hoses. Sizes range from 3/16-in. brake lines to 3/4-in. heater hose; six-pack.
Rocket Racing Wheels
The Rocket Fire recreates the styling of the 6 pin-drive wheels used on the Indy Roadster wheels of the ’50s and ’60s. Rocket’s lug cover emulates the original pressure plate and provides the safety of a five-lug, bolt-on wheel. Available in machined and as-cast finishes in 16x5 and 18x6 for traditional hot rods.
Steele Rubber Products
Quarter window seal for ’71–’77 Chevy Vega. Faithful copy of original and tested on an original car. Proper cross-section with molded corners. Excellent fit. Made of high-quality, long-lasting rubber compounds. Made in the U.S.A.