PARTS THAT AP­PEAL

Two-pot in­take man­i­fold, old-look ig­ni­tion wires, and ra­di­a­tor up­grades.

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Down­draft Man­i­folds

John Free­man’s New Eng­land– based Burns Rac­ing Equip­ment is re­pro­duc­ing some of the pop­u­lar speed parts that Dave Burns first pro­duced back in the 1940s. The new sin­gle and dual down­draft man­i­folds shown here are cast from 356 T6 alu­minum and then shot-peened to re­lieve metal stress and ease clean­ing. The sin­gle-carb man­i­fold is a 1949-style in­take that mounts a V8 car­bu­re­tor and in­cor­po­rates a heat plate for fast warm-up. It re­quires no fuel pump on a Model A. The dual man­i­fold mounts two V8 car­bu­re­tors for those engines that could use ex­tra air and fuel.

Con­tact

Burns Rac­ing Equip­ment 866/OLD-FORD (653-3673) burn­sracinge­quip­ment.com

Cop­per and Brass Are Cool

Mod­ern alu­minum ra­di­a­tors just don’t look right on an old-school hot rod. So if your rig needs to im­prove its cool­ing, check out the Walker Co­bra ra­di­a­tors sold by Sum­mit Rac­ing Equip­ment. Walker Ra­di­a­tor has been build­ing tra­di­tional cop­per-brass ra­di­a­tors since 1932, and each one comes with a 10-year limited war­ranty. Walker’s Co­bra ra­di­a­tors have a thin de­sign for ex­tra fan clear­ance and have top tanks stamped from 0.040-inch deep draw brass, heavy-gauge steel side brack­ets, a pre-drawn, 12-gauge steel rod holder with threaded holes for a va­ri­ety of at­tach­ments, and a brass drain cock. Run­ning a flat­head? Look for the Co­bra Z-se­ries ra­di­a­tor, as they were de­signed for the chal­lenges that come from cool­ing a flat­tie (or a big-block).

Con­tact

Sum­mit Rac­ing Equip­ment 800/230-3030 sum­mi­trac­ing.com

Vin­tage (Look) Wires

The old-timey look is sup­posed to fool you. These aren’t vin­tage wires but rather Vin­tage Wires, part of the ididit fam­ily of hot rod com­po­nents. The lac­quer-cov­ered cot­ton braid (avail­able in a va­ri­ety of colors and pat­terns) wraps around 7.8mm spark plug wires that are EPDM sil­i­cone in­su­lated and have a spi­ral-wound sup­pres­sion core. Boots, ter­mi­nals, di­elec­tric grease, and in­stal­la­tion in­struc­tions are in­cluded with each ig­ni­tion ca­ble kit.

Con­tact

Vin­tage Wires 517/424-0577 vin­tagewires.com

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