2019 Hot-Rod Product Guide

SEMA News—June 2019

NEW PRODUCTS

By Douglas McColloch

2019 Hot-Rod Product Guide

The Coolest New Parts for Classic Old Iron

Their origins may lie in car culture’s distant past, but hot rodding and performance street building remain as fresh as ever in the Age of Mobility. Dozens of cutting-edge, rodding-related products are rolled out each year at the SEMA Show, and sponsored programs such as SEMA’s Battle of the Builders and Young Guns have helped to attract a new generation of builders with its own unique take on the craft of hot rodding.

New hot-rod products still attract some of the most attention within the industry, too. Twelve of the 50 most-scanned entries at the New Products Showcase exhibit at the 2018 SEMA Show were related to hot-rod products, indicating continued strong interest in the segment.

Once the province of pre-war two-door roadsters, hot rodding has branched out in the ensuing years to include ’60s and ’70s musclecars and, more recently, pickups and SUVs. But time doesn’t stand still, and neither does the hot-rod sector. In recent years, the market has begun to see products aimed at owners of ’80-and-newer vehicles.

Whichever way consumer preferences may trend, as long as there are enthusiasts looking to restore a classic car, boost horsepower and torque, or simply customize their rides to set them apart from the pack, a thriving hot-rod aftermarket will be there to satisfy their needs. What follows is a survey of related performance, style and comfort entries from the 2018 SEMA Show.

A2Z Extreme Custom LLC
’47–’55 Chevy 1/2-Ton U-Weld Custom Classic Chassis

The U-Build kits consist of laser-cut parts to build a full chassis for a vintage car or truck. The kits include parts for fully boxed side rails, all major body and bracket mounts, indicators for axle center lines and other locations (running board brackets, etc.) to fit the vintage vehicle.

517-206-3111
www.a2zextremecustom.com
PN: A14755/MII

’47–’55 Chevy 1/2-Ton U-Weld Custom Classic Chassis 

Air-Zenith
Dual-OB2 Deluxe OBA

This super-fast, 100% duty Air-Zenith 200-psi onboard air compressor kit is lab tested for 8.5-cfm air flow. Get a serious jump on the competition with Air-Zenith second-generation OB2, the fastest 12-volt air compressor coupled with a full two-year warranty.

The Air-Zenith Dual-OB2 fills a 5-gal. air tank from 160–200 psi in less than 40 sec.

702-270-7988
www.air-zenith.com
PN: AZOB2W2D

Dual-OB2 Deluxe OBA 

All American Billet
Serpentine Conversion Kits for Chevy Small-Block

All American Billet serpentine conversion kits convert V-belt pulleys to the modern six-rib serpentine belts. They mount through the water pump for easy installation and are easily adjusted. The kits are designed for long water pumps and include an alternator bracket, a Saginaw-style power steering pump bracket, pulleys, spacers, belts and hardware. Made in the U.S.A.

844-BILLET1
www.allamericanbillet.com
PN: SCK-SBC-103

Serpentine Conversion Kits for Chevy Small-Block 

All American Billet
LS to Small-Block Chevy Valve Cover Conversion

Billet LS to small-block Chevy valve cover adapters are designed to hide the ugly coil packs with small-block Chevy valve covers. They work with four different coils (GM 12573190, 12558948, 12611424 and AC Delco D514A) and come with coil mounting hardware, oil plugs and PCV fittings. They use stock valve cover hardware. Gaskets and valve covers are not included. Sold in pairs.

844-BILLET1
www.allamericanbillet.com
PN: LS-SBC-VCC

LS to Small-Block Chevy Valve Cover Conversion 

Speedway Motors
2-in. Stainless-Steel Chamber Muffler

These two-chamber mufflers provide an aggressive exterior tone while eliminating the interior drone found in single-baffle designs. The twin-baffle design creates a scavenging effect to pull the exhaust through the muffler, increasing horsepower and torque. They feature a fully welded stainless-steel case with no internal packing to burn up.

800-979-0122
www.speedwaymotors.com
PN: 93035127

2-in. Stainless-Steel Chamber Muffler 

Pedders Suspension
Remote-Canister Adjustable Coil-Overs for S550 Mustangs

New for the S550 Mustang, Pedders remote-canister adjustable coil-overs give drivers performance and adjustability like race teams have. The coil-overs feature remote reservoirs, independent rebound and compression adjustment, independent height adjustment, and camber adjustment.

909-476-6068
www.pedders.com
PN: PED-164099

Remote-Canister Adjustable Coil-Overs for S550 Mustangs 

Restomod Air
Variable Air Flow Controller

Adjust the volume of air flow from each vent independently with the turn of a knob, creating zones for the passenger and driver from a centralized location. The VAC can also be used for adjusting air flow to rear-mounted vents, allowing for full closure when not needed. Adjust air flow 0–100%. Precision CNC machined 6061/T6 aluminum.

866-784-4278
www.restomodair.com
PN: RM-2-901

Variable Air Flow Controller 

Powermaster Performance
Mustang Upgrade Alternator

This Ford Mustang high-output alternator provides 245 amps—180 amps at idle. Up to 50% more amperage than the stock alternator, yet the direct bolt-on fits the stock brackets. The uniquely designed rotor and stator ensure maximum output and extreme durability. Included is the latest-design clutch pulley to allow for extreme driving conditions.

630-957-4019
www.powermaterperformance.com
PN: 51625

 Mustang Upgrade Alternator

Speedway Motors
9-in. Ford Nodular-Iron Differential Housing

Speedway’s brand-new, cast-iron housing is built to take the abuse of the street, strip or track without the fear of breaking. The case has forged caps and extra reinforcement where it’s needed most. These nodular-iron cases accept factory differentials and numerous aftermarket spools. They are superior to the originals in strength and fitment.

800-979-0122
www.speedwaymotors.com
PN: 91048398

9-in. Ford Nodular-Iron Differential Housing 

Speedway Motors
’28–’48 Ford Milled Forged Spindles With Kingpins

These Speedway spindles are a one-piece, drop-forged design constructed of high-strength 4140 steel, which makes them superior to the original components. The spindles have been modified to emulate Lincoln and truck spindles for a seamless installation with flat-top Bendix backing plates. Fitted kingpins are included.

800-979-0122
www.speedwaymotors.com
PN: 91032111

’28–’48 Ford Milled Forged Spindles With Kingpins 

View all of the hot rod products featured in the 2018 SEMA Show New Product Showcase.

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