Put Away The Spray Paint
What It Is: Chrome plating services from Just dashes.
Why You Care: these days, it's easier to restore the outside of your car than it is to restore its interior. More parts are being offered for makes, models, and years. Still, interior pieces can be hard to come by. But with Just dashes' new chroming services, you can just reuse your stock pieces. the company says it's able to restore any cluster, bezel, or gauge back to factory condition.
How Much: depends on what you want. Call for a quote.
We Say: Make your interior nice, that's where you spend most of your time.
Learn More: Just dashes; van Nuys, Ca; 800/247-3274; justdashes.com
What It Is: Moroso's spark plug magnifier.
Why You Care: It's a cool way to inspect your plugs up close and personal. It combines 3.8X magnifying and a source of light that allows shadow-free viewing in great detail. It sure beats eyeballing your plugs at the track under the parking lot lights.
How Much: TBD. ask for PN 62347.
We Say: Moroso says it's a cost-effective alternative to expensive medical otoscopes. We ask: What's an otoscope?
Learn More: Moroso Performance Products; guilford, Ct; 203/453-6571; moroso.com
Where'd These Come From?
What It Is: Lt4 cylinder heads from edelbrock.
Why You Care: We were surfing our favorite message board aside from the one on CarCraft.com) one morning, and out of nowhere, a dude posted a link to these heads, brand-new from edelbrock. We hadn't even seen the press release yet. So here they are-CNC-ported Lt4 aluminum heads. With 195/75cc intake and exhaust runners and 54cc CNC combustion chambers, edelbrock says these heads flow 265 cfm at 0.600-inch valve lift. Combined with edelbrock's air-gap intake and Lt1 cam, you're looking at 406 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. a claimed 76hp/50lb-ft increase over stock Lt4 numbers.
How Much: Look for a retail price around $980 each.
We Say: are the gen II engines seeing a resurgence?
Learn More: Edelbrock; Torrance, Ca; 310/781-2222; edelbrock.com