Early-Nova rack-and-pinion Cradle System
It's a given that improved steering response and better handling are good things in any vintage vehicle, and Flaming River Industries now offers both for '62-67 Novas with its rack-and-pinion steering conversion system. This new setup uses a precision jig-welded rack cradle, which bolts directly to the stock frame mounting holes-no modifications required. The rack cradle positions a quick-ratio (311/42 turns lock-to-lock) manual rack-and-pinion that maintains correct steering geometry, minimizes bumpsteer, and allows full turning radius. The system includes the steering column (in paintable, mill-finish stainless steel, or polished stainless) along with all necessary hardware and wiring. This manual rack system is for cars with small-block engines with stock-type oil pans, running manual or automatic transmissions. Use of rear dump-style headers, which Flaming River is now making, is recommended. More interested in F-bodies? Manual and power-assist systems for '67-69 Camaros are also available.
Flaming River Industries
866.798.8057 · flamingriver.com
As an added benefit, the rack cradle strengthens the factory frame. -Steve Cole
MicroSuede LG1 seats
We all like a little luxury and comfort in a musclecar. Corbeau USA agrees, as evidenced by its new LG1 seat, now available covered in MicroSuede. Standard features on the LG1, which weighs in at 30 pounds, include high-density, injection-molded foam, ergonomic design, and integrated shoulder, kidney, and thigh support. The LG1 seat, which comes harness-belt ready, is fitted with leatherette high-wear patches and a fully adjustable seat back with a fingertip-controlled lever. The LG1 seat is also available in leather, in a wide version, and with inflatable lumbar support.
Price: $349 & up
801.255.3737 · corbeau.com
Pump It Up
SBC & BBC RACE Pumps
The reciprocating-piston Race Pump breaks with traditional fuel-pump design and delivers the goods: 204 gph at an unregulated pressure of 60 psi, anywhere between idle and 10,000 rpm. The valveless, variable-displacement design means the Race Pump only provides as much fuel volume as is needed, while an anti-drainback design maintains line pressure even with the engine off. The Race Pump requires only 25 percent of the usual pushrod force, weighs a third as much as most diaphragm-style pumps, and is considerably smaller. CNC-machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and hardcoated for long-term durability, the Race Pump features stainless steel internals and proprietary seals designed for both gasoline and methanol applications.
Price: $260 & UP
800.476.7141 · racepumps.com
Tighten Your Belt
Adjustable Belt Tensioner for LS Engines
Katech Performance is known for its track-ready performance products, and brings lessons learned on the track to the street with its adjustable belt tensioner for Gen III and IV small-blocks. This tensioner was developed for ASA racers, who were experiencing belts jumping off during downshifts, a problem also detected on street cars, especially high-mileage examples. The lightweight tensioner is machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum and features a higher pulley sidewall, providing more secure belt placement (a factory belt is used). Katech Performance's adjustable belt tensioner features a black anodized finish, with red or blue available at extra cost.Price: $135
linton Township, MI
866-KATECH1 · katechengines.com