From time to time, OnAllCylinders will provide a peek at new or interesting products to help get your next project on track for less. Check out what’s in this week’s parts bin:
Many 1967-70 V8 Mustangs have been robbed of their 9-inch rear axle over the years. If you are restoring one of these Mustangs and need an exact replica of the factory axle housing—or want to upgrade from a stock 8-inch axle—Currie Enterprises has you covered with its Ford 9-Inch Replica Housing.
The all-new housing will drop into any 1967-70 Mustang. It features factory leaf spring pads, a notchback housing center, and the factory vent hole location. Even the axle tubes are necked from three inches at the center section down to 2.75 inches just like the factory did. Currie also added modern updates like billet steel small bearing housing ends and high quality welds—no sloppy factory spot welds here. The Ford 9 Inch Replica Housing accepts stock or aftermarket 9 inch third members, axles, and brakes.
Hotchkis 1.5 Street Performance Series Shocks are direct replacement shocks than can transform the handling of your classic GM, Ford, or Mopar muscle car and only requires an afternoon worth of work.
Hotchkis engineers benchmarked OEM-spec and leading aftermarket performance shocks during development of the SPS shocks. They fine-tuned the valving on a shock dyno and a four-post shaker rig for maximum performance and ride quality. All of this testing ensures that every SPS shock is perfectly matched to each vehicle’s size, weight, and suspension geometry. That means superior ride comfort and excellent vehicle control. Hotchkis also offers shocks tuned for lowered cars.
The monotube shocks feature a lightweight, smooth-bore, type III hard-anodized aluminum body. Inside you’ll find digressive disc technology, a high-flow piston, specially formulated oil, and high-pressure nitrogen for consistent performance under varying conditions and temperatures.
Hotchkis 1.5 Street Performance Series shocks are manufactured in the USA, come with all necessary hardware, and are covered by a limited-lifetime warranty. The shocks are available in a set of four or individually for these applications:
• 1964-72 GM A-body
• 1967-81 Camaro and Firebird
• 1969-74 Nova
• 1964.5-70 Mustang
• 1970-74 Dodge Challenger/Plymouth Barracuda
• 1967-76 Dodge Dart/Plymouth Duster
• 1970-74 Mopar B-body