Vette SetFlaming River would like to remind you that a vintage Corvette steering wheel can look good in a variety of cars. The company's Nostalgic Corvette wheel has the style of a '53-62 Vette unit, but in a smaller 15-inch size. The stainless, laser-cut, three-spoke center is a classic design, and can be paired with a rim of powdercoated steel (red or black), paintable ABS plastic, or red or black leather. The six-bolt mounting pattern uses either the FR20155 adapter to mount on Flaming River's '53-62 Corvette column, or an OE stock-mount adapter (FR20156), and will accept a Corvette or Flaming River horn button (not included). For details, contact Flaming River, 800 Poertner Dr., Dept. CRM, Berea, OH 44017; (800) 648-8022; www.flamingriver.com.
'Bag Your BuickThe crew at Air Ride Technologies is well aware that many enthusiasts are intimidated by modifying "universal" air spring kits to fit their specific applications, so they continue to develop specific-fit kits for a wider variety of vehicles. One of the latest offerings is this CoolRide kit for the front of '57 Buicks, which may also fit other similar-vintage GM cars. The kit includes air springs and mounts, shocks and mounts, plus all necessary hardware. It will not only give your car adjustable ride height, but can also improve ride quality and handling when properly installed. For details on this and other airbag goodies, contact Air Ride Technologies, 350 S. St. Charles St., Dept. CRM, Jasper, IN 47546; (812) 481-4766; www.ridetech.com.
A Shift In TimeWhy settle for a junkyard transmission in your one-off rod or custom? TCI's Street Rodder Transmission Packages are built to deliver reliable performance, increased vehicle response, and improved durability by utilizing blueprinted Sizzler transmissions and matched torque converters with 300-400-rpm stall speed increases for better low-end performance. The transmissions incorporate higher-quality frictions, steels, and bands, as well as reprogrammed valve bodies to provide firm shifting that's not overly harsh. TCI Street Rodder packages also include a universal transmission cooler and 3 gallons of TCI RTF fluid. For details, contact TCI Automotive, 151 Industrial Dr., Dept. CRM, Ashland, MS 38603; (662) 224-8972; www.tciauto.com.