Lightweight TIG Welder
What it is: HTP 200-amp TIG that has been scaled down to weigh only 40 pounds
Why you care: Even though it’s small, the Invertig 221 has all the features of a fullsize TIG welder. It allows you to store 64 different welding programs and can be used in AC or DC modes. There are three models to choose from: air-cooled, water-cooled, or dual-voltage. Each welder comes with a three-year warranty and a 90-day money back guarantee.
How much: $2,495.00 (water-cooled)
Learn more: HTP America; Elk Grove Village, IL; 800/USA-WELD; USAWeld.com
Dual, Low-Profile, 12-inch Fans
What it is: Maradyne dual-fan setup for your small- or big-block street machine
Why you care: If you have a long water pump or a 6-71 supercharger, this low-profile, twin-fan setup should solve your engine to radiator clearance problems. The fans are 15 inches high by 26 wide by 3.94 deep and have a quiet S-blade design. The wiring kit and adjustable temperature switch are sold separately.
How much: $279.97
Learn more: Maradyne High Performance Fans; Cleveland, OH; 800/435-7953; MaradyneHP.com
More Stuff for Your Timing Light
What it is: Snap-on lightweight, multipurpose timing light
Why you care: The Snap-on guys have gone way beyond adding a flashlight to a timing light. In addition to having the LED light, this tool checks timing, can monitor engine rpm, tests the secondary ignition system, and reads battery voltage.
How much: $359.99
Learn more: Snap-on Inc., Kenosha, WI; 262/656-5200; Snapon.com
Steel Alignment Tools
What it is: Ram Clutches clutch-alignment tools for GM and Ford pilot bearings
Why you care: The plastic clutch-alignment tools are great, but the steel versions are more accurate. The shaft has a smaller diameter than the splines, allowing the convenience of installing the flywheel on the engine, slipping the tool into the pilot bearing, and sliding the clutch disc(s) on one at a time.
How much: $64.99
Learn more: RAM Clutches; Columbia, SC; 803/788-6034; RAMClutches.com