Billet (& Stainless) For Your B/RB
It may not be the latest high-zoot power adder, or something else that'll increase the output of your B or RB engine, but Lokar's new flexible engine dipstick is something that your big block needs. (Unless you don't mind replacing it often because you never check the oil level in the crankcase.) Features include stainless steel/billet aluminum construction, a slim design that allows for mounting inside headers, and an E-Z Read flexible measuring cable. It's made in the USA, its billet aluminum handle coordinates with Lokar's Flexible Transmission Dipstick, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Get it: Lokar • 877/469-7440 • www.lokar.com
Light Up The Night
Name one safety-related system on your classic Mopar that could use some serious upgrading. If you said "lights,” you've noticed that your ride's old round sealed beams can be easily overdriven, even at city-driving speeds. Upgrade with a set of Ground-Up!'s halogen headlights. They use modern H4 bulbs, are twice as bright as the OEM sealed beam units, and the bulbs also last much longer than those old sealed-beam bulbs did. Plug-and-play installation makes installing these a breeze, and your high beams will work as original. (They'll be brighter, too!) They're available in both 53⁄4-inch and 7-inch sizes (for four-headlight and two-headlight Mopars), and they'll fit most Plymouths, Dodges, Chryslers, and Dodge Trucks from the Exner Era through the '80s. You can get them with a variety of center dot colors—or clear.
Get it: Ground-Up! • 866/358-2277 • www.ss396.com
Gotta Keep It Separated
What's one way to keep oil vapors from collecting on your '05-'10 supercharged SRT8's blower rotors or intercooler fins—or diluting the $4/gallon premium gas you just filled up with? Install an oil separator, like this billet aluminum one from JLT Performance. During the process of venting crankcase pressure through your intake track, oil vapor can coat your blower rotors, intercooler fins and even dilute your gas, lowering its octane level—and it's even worse when your engine is supercharged, as crankcase pressures are increased. JLT Performance mills it from solid billet aluminum with a knurled tank base, for easy removal to drain the spent oil, and an O-ring seal to prevent any leaks. It also has a metal mesh PCV pre-filter element, which collects the last bit of oil droplets and drains them back into the oil system when your engine's shut down. It's available in your choice of anodized black (seen here), or clear—silver finish—anodizing, and it comes will all the needed fittings, brackets, PCV lines and detailed instructions for an easy DIY installation.
Get it: JLT Performance • 757/335-1940 • www.jltTrueColdAir.com
Got a '63-'85 Mopar whose electrical system doesn't crank out the juice? Check out Flaming River's new billet high-output alternator. It replaces your old/worn out OEM "square back” or "round back” style Chrysler alternators, and is a "one size fits all” solution for single-field and dual-field external voltage regulators. It has excellent output at low speeds, with 100-120 amps at idle with a stock Mopar crankshaft pulley. It use a single rectifier plate with eight diodes—which results in three times the output at idle of the stock Mopar alternators, and it keeps internal components cooler so they last longer than other alternators on the market. Features also include your choice of v-belt pulleys (150-amp or 240-amp, single groove or double groove), your choice of finishes (machined, polished or black anodized), and a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty. Flaming River's made-in-the-USA alternator is the perfect solution if you and your vintage Mopar struggle with premature alternator failure, intermittent electrical accessory problems, or low voltage at any engine RPM.
Get It: Flaming River • 800/648-8022 • www.flamingriver.com
Street & Strip Sticky
Whether you've got a modern Mopar with the latest in Hemi power, or a classic '60s muscle Mopar with a 426 Hemi under the hood, M&H Racemaster has the tires your ride needs for top on-track performance and on-street handling and looks. That includes their new Drag Radial (275/60R15 size seen here)—the perfect tire if you want slick-like traction, and the ride of a radial tire on your classic Mopar. It's also available in sizes up to 18 inches, so you modern Mopar folks can benefit too. With nearly 60 years of experience, M&H Racemaster lives on as the world's first purpose-built drag racing tire, producing track-proven products at a price you can afford!
Get It: M&H Racemaster Tires • 866/513-2743 • www.mandhdragtires.com • www.cokertire.com
Building your Mopar project for combined street/track action? You'll need strength all along your ride's driveline, like what Strange Engineering's chrome-moly steel transmission and pinion yokes—and U-joints—deliver. Their line of chrome-moly transmission and pinion yokes are manufactured from high quality steel alloy forgings, fully heat-treated to achieve maximum tensile strength, then CNC-machined to assure concentricity and balance for ideal driveshaft operation. Strange has them for your Torqueflite, 833 or other transmission, and for your 83⁄4, Dana 60, or other rear end. To go with them, they've got U-joints like their 1350 series, whose strength can handle the most demanding of applications, and their 1480 series U-joints—the ultimate in driveline strength and dependability.
Get it: Strange Engineering • 847/663-1701 • www.strangeengineering.net