It's always disappointing to see a beautifully restored Classic or Muscle Car with hacked-up dash stuffed with a radio that does not fit or match the car.     We're not talking about custom or high-end installs, but rather about the fact that radios with modern features simply don't fit in classic 2-shaft radio holes.    This is exactly why Custom Autosound developed a line of in-dash radios that offer all the features people want today... high power, AM/FM/auxiliary input, iPhone connectivity, USB connection, MP3 player, bluetooth capability, and more... and packaged it in a radio that not only fits the original dash, it matches the look!    In this video, we install a Custom Autosound Slidebar radio into a beautiful red 1957 Chevy Bel Air.  The Slidebar Radio features all the elements mentioned earlier,  including an innovative "slidebar" which conceals the modern digital face with a vintage-looking AM dial.   This radio not only fits the dash of the 1957 Chevy, it matches the look.   We completed the installation with "The System", consisting of a hidden powered subwoofer and remote satellite speakers to hide our high-performance audio system in plain sight.     It looks great, and sounds awesome!

 

 

LS Coil Relocation BracketsYou can’t deny their performance, but the GM LS engine platform certainly leaves a lot to be desired within the appearance category. Those eight coils positioned atop each valve cover just do not bode well under the hood of a hot rod or muscle car. 

To clean up the engine compartment, many builders consider mounting the coils elsewhere in the engine compartment, however that also requires a considerable amount of wiring to route to each coil. Painless Performance now has the answer with three different length coil extension harnesses! 

These Harnesses are available in 24”, 36” and 48” lengths and are supplied with the factory style sealed connector that plugs into the factory ECU harness and coils. Painless uses their heavy duty TXL wiring with a durable sleeve that withstands extreme underhood temperatures yet is flexible and easy to route. 

60127 LS Engine Coil 24" Extension Harness

60128 LS Engine Coil 36" Extension Harness

60129 LS Engine Coil 48" Extension Harness

 

  • Clean up the engine appearance by remote mounting the LS coils
  • Available in three lengths, 24”, 36” and 48”
  • Factory style connectors with seals and secure crimps for positive connections
  • Heavy duty TXL wiring handles extreme underhood temperatures, is lightweight and is very flexible for ease during installation and routing. 

Learn more at the Painless Performance website.

MSD Atomic TCMWith the addition of the Atomic Fuel Injection Systems, high output DynaForce alternators, and heavy duty starters, MSD has proven itself to be much more than the leader in ignition technology. As vehicle electronic requirements continue to evolve, MSD is there as your source for integrated performance controls with its new Atomic Transmission Control Module (TCM)!

  The all-new MSD Transmission Controller was developed completely in-house – evolving from the engineering expertise and proven performance of our Atomic EFI technology. In fact, the Atomic TCM is designed to integrate directly with the Atomic EFI when using Brainwave so you can modify transmission operation parameters from the same handheld monitor! Doing away with the need for sensor duplication, and an extra programmer, means less wiring for easy installation and a clean appearance.

  Don’t worry if you haven’t stepped up to an Atomic EFI system yet; the Trans Controller is also offered as a stand-alone system to work with most OEM or aftermarket fuel injection systems, as well as carbureted applications equipped with a stand-alone Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). This allows you to take advantage of modern 4-speed overdrive transmissions and the inherent flexibility associated with electronic controls.