No, that photo you see isn't upside down. That's an example of how much easier our lives can be when technology is used intelligently. This is Intercomp's new Digital Angle Gauge. Its square shape allows you to use any of the four sides to find an angle, and the display adjusts to read correctly even when the gauge itself is upside down. It operates on a single 9-volt battery, is small enough to slip into your pocket so you won't lose it at the track, features a backlit display to make reading it easy even in when crawling underneath the car in poorly lit pits, and reads from 0 to 90 degrees in 0.05-degree increments for accuracy.
For those of you looking for a more personalized touch than the usual decals, the Buegler Striper may be just what you're looking for. The Buegler Striper is a tool that makes it quite easy to acquire the skills classic pinstripers normally need years to perfect. It lays down a smooth even line quickly and easily, with no mess. Simply load the tool with the color you want (no thinning necessary) and get to work. The roller applies a smooth line, and the tool's solid contact with the work surface-unlike a brush-eliminates the "shaky hand" effect that plagues so many of our efforts at doing our own striping.
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Jones Racing Products has this new power steering pump and reservoir for asphalt Modified racers and anyone else with fitment issues underneath a low hood. This pump features all the benefits of JRP's other power steering pumps but also has an integral power steering fluid reservoir with a 22-ounce capacity. There are two access ports fabricated into the reservoir, and several different style fittings are included to make routing hoses in your chassis a cinch.
Jones Racing Products
This one is for the racetrack and series promoters out there. The question regarding GM's LS-based engines and stock car racing is no longer an "if" but a "when." Earnhardt Childress Racing recognizes this and has developed an LS-based spec engine capable of 600 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque at what it calls "very reasonable prices." The actual engine package is designed to be flexible so that ECR can custom fit it to any racing series that wants to use it. Want more horsepower? No problem. Maybe a fuel-injection system similar to what the Cup guys will be using in 2011? ECR can do that too.
Safety Solutions is now a part of the Simpson family of racing safety products, but that doesn't mean it is sitting on its laurels. Now, all of Safety Solutions' head-and-neck restraints feature an available sliding tether system. The sliding tether makes it easier for the driver to turn his/her head left and right for greater awareness on the track without reducing the amount of protection the restraint provides in the event of a head-on impact. In fact, because the slider aids pivoting head movement, the length of the tether between the helmet and the restraint can now be tightened even further, which can make the entire system even safer.