OPGI Console Kits 1966 to 1970 Chevelle

There are few aspects of car restoration that are more satisfying than returning a worn-out interior to its original factory fresh appearance. One area of interior restoration that has always been of prime importance is the appearance and function of a classic car’s center console. Serving as an interior centerpiece and housing for the shifter, the console is both highly visible and an essential control component. It is also one area of the interior that can really look outstanding when restored to original specs. Cars with worn-out or damaged center consoles as well as those that came from the factory without center consoles at all, will both benefit from the installation of a complete new console assembly. That’s why Original Parts Group, Inc. (OPGI) now offers complete center console reproduction kits to fit the 1966 to 1972 Chevelle and El Camino.

OPGI’s Complete Console Kits contain everything needed to restore your Chevelle or El Camino console back to showroom shape in one convenient package. Because each individual kit component is an exact factory reproduction, the console kits are guaranteed to meet all OEM specifications for fit, finish and functionality.

When you purchase an Eddie Motorsports S-Drive Serpentine Pulley System, one part number gets you everything you need to fully accessorize the front of your engine. The kits will equip your engine with an ultra-reliable, single, six rib serpentine belt system that is easy to install and they are absolutely stunning to look at.

 

Eddie Motorsports has recently introduced their newest S-Drive Serpentine Pulley System for Big Block Mopar engines 383-426-440. The compact drive systems are American made and come complete with all of the necessary billet aluminum pulleys and mounting brackets that are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum by Eddie Motorsports in their Southern California manufacturing facility. The Mopar S-Drives are the cleanest looking systems on the market and utilize a single spring loaded tensioner to keep the serpentine belt properly tensioned at all times; there is no need for multiple, unreliable, idler pulleys to clutter up the assembly.

Looking to convert your Corvette to EFI? Now there is an alternative to buying an expensive custom gas tank. No longer do you need to spend hours modifying your current tank. Tanks Inc. has designed an affordable stock style powder coated gas tank ready for fuel injection. When installed, this tank has the appearance of a stock gas tank. However, the tank has all the internal baffling needed for late model engines. In addition to the internal baffle system this tank features a recess for the fuel pump and sending unit to ensure that you have adequate space for all of your fuel lines and wiring. Tanks Inc. has replaced the factory sending unit with the standard SAE 5 bolt sending unit to make gauge swapping a snap. The price for the tank, pump and sender and straps is $530. For more information on this system as well as the complete Tanks Inc. line contact them at 877-596-3842 or www.tanksinc.com.

Looking to convert your early Corvette to EFI? Finally, there is an alternative to buying an expensive custom gas tank. No longer do you need to spend hours modifying your current tank. Tanks Inc. has designed an affordable stock style powder coated gas tank ready for fuel injection. When installed, this tank has the appearance of a stock gas tank. However, the tank has all the internal baffling needed for late model engines. Tanks Inc. has replaced the factory sending unit with the standard SAE 5 bolt sending unit to make gauge swapping a snap. The price for the tank, pump and sender is $505. For more information on this system as well as the complete Tanks Inc. line contact them at 877-596-3842 or www.tanksinc.com.

 
 

Holley is pleased to announce the addition of aluminum versions of the 870 CFM Street Avenger carbs. These carbs share all of the same features that the Street Avenger series is known for, but now with a 36% savings in weight. Being aluminum also means they will hold their shine longer! Street Avengers are ready to run right out of the box, and now they are better than ever! Saving weight optimizes every aspect of performance of your car, whether it is acceleration, braking, or handling. What better place to start than the top of your engine?

With over four decades of experience in designed and manufacturing high output ignition systems, it should be no surprise to learn that MSD is introducing a line of performance spark plugs! MSD's new Iridium Spark Plugs are engineered and designed to be used on high performance, high output street engines. 

MSD used their involvement in NASCAR to define high rpm endurance while reviewing the spark isolation requirements needed on plugs to fire an NHRA top fuel engine to create this new line of plugs from the ground up.  The result of this high level experience in motorsports is a spark plug that is engineered to support power with long lasting performance for hot rods, modern muscle cars, trucks and SUV's, as well as sport compact.
 
The point of interest of MSD's spark plugs is the iridium tip and the yttrium copper enhanced ground strap. This combination is designed to handle the higher heat associated with performance engines and high output ignition systems. The ground strap has also been modeled to expose as much of the flame as possible to create complete combustion. Attention was also given to the proprietary ceramic material of the plug ensuring that the only path for spark was across the gap - not through the housing which is typical of inferior plugs.

Holley 4 barrel dual plane LS ManifoldNothing is easier than bolting on a carburetor. Holley's dual plane carbureted intake for GM's LS Engines will help you get on the streets quick!  Its dual plane design makes it perfect for low end torque, yet it still pulls all the way to 6,500 RPM! Our O–ring cylinder head mounting flange gaskets provide an OEM style seal and make installation a snap. Bolt one on today!
 
Installation Notes
 
Fits all GM LS Gen III or IV engines equipped with LS3/LS92 style rectangular port cylinder heads. Includes mounting bolts & washers as well as pipe plugs for Manifold vacuum and MAP sensor ports. 
NOTE: These Dual-Plane Intake Manifolds are NOT legal for sale or use on engines with pollution controlled equipment.

 

From Engine Builder Magazine

For engine builders, and enthusiasts with ambitions in hot rod engine assembly, Jon Kaase has introduced the Boss Nine in a new kit form.

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Among the kit’s more prominent components, Kaase includes his noted semi-hemi cylinder heads with accompanying pistons, pins and rings as well as pushrods, shaft-mounted rockers and induction system. Everything to complete the full assembly is supplied.

Though power production may vary from 500 to 1,000hp in naturally aspirated form and up to 1,500hp under forced induction, it is the engine’s evocative appearance and heritage that heightens its universal appeal. Predictably, options abound and powder-coated cast valve covers are available in silver, red and black. Indeed, in any color that can be indentified by a paint code. In addition fabricated sheet metal covers are offered in natural aluminum finish.

In performance the Boss Nine’s magic is ignited by increasing its stroke length from the original late-nineteen-sixties specification of 3.590in. “Those big-port heads,” contends Kaase, “don’t like stroke lengths shorter than 4in., and respond enthusiastically to 4.150in, 4.300in or 4.500in, all of which we use.”

Because the longer 4.500in stroke causes the piston to protrude from the cylinder at bottom dead center, Kaase recommends a Race block or a “79” block, which has a 0.250in longer cylinder wall. Produced from 1979 to the mid-‘90s these can be identified by the nomenclature D9 on the block’s external surface. “They’re robust,” declares Kaase, “and we have one at the shop. It is 0.030in over-bored with 2-bolt main bearing caps and has taken the abuses of fourteen years of dyno testing. It usually generates between 900 to 1,000hp and we’ve used it on all Boss Nine and P-51 tests—it’s still going strong.”