New from Summit Racing Equipment: Upgrade Products for Street Rods and Classic Trucks

Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) August 09, 2013

Summit Racing now stocks Fluidampr Harmonic Dampers for Flathead Ford V8, POR-15 Fuel Tank Sealer, and Painless Performance ClassicBraid Wire Wrap for street rod and classic truck enthusiasts.


Fluidampr harmonic dampers use a a highly viscous silicone fluid to squash crankshaft-killing vibration at all RPMs—a big plus with engines that have modifications like stroker cranks and high-lift solid cams that add stress at high RPM.

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Designed to combat the corrosive effect of today’s ethanol-laced fuels, POR-15 U.S. Standard Fuel Tank Sealer coats and seals the inside of your tank, forming a barrier that is impervious to gasoline and alcohol blends. U.S. Standard Fuel Tank Sealer is non-flammable and enviromentally safe.

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ClassicBraid gives modern wiring harnesses the look of vintage cloth-covered wiring. The wrap is split laterally to slip easily over wiring, splices and connectors. This design eliminates the need for tape or zip ties.

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New from Summit Racing Equipment: American Powertrain Tremec Transmissions, Installation Kits, and More

Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) August 23, 2013

Everything needed to install a modern overdrive manual transmission in musclecars, street rods, and classic trucks with modern engine swaps. American Powertrain eliminates the hassle of installing a modern Tremec five- or six-speed gearbox in a classic vehicle.Summit Racing offers the transmissions, installation kits, and more to make your next transmission swap an easy one.


Summit Racing offers American Powertrain Tremec TKO 500/600 five-speed and T-56 six-speed transmissions. They fit many GM and Ford V8 applications when used with the proper bellhousing. The TKO 500 is rated to 500 lbs.-ft. of torque, the TKO 600 to 600 lbs.-ft. The T-56 is rated to 700 lbs.-ft. of torque.

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These kits have everything needed to install a Tremec transmission. The kits include:

Race-balanced driveshaft with U-joints and steel slip yoke
American Powertrain shifter mechanism that fits in original shifter position
Polyurethane transmission mount
Pre-packed pilot bearing with stainless steel rollers
Speedometer conversion (mechanical or electronic)
Reverse light and reverse lockout harnesses
Shift knob
Transmission crossmember (depending on application)
Sheetmetal transmission hump (depending on application)


1964-67 GM A-body
1968-72 Chevelle/Malibu
1967-81 Camaro/Firebird
1955-57 Chevy
1965-73 and 1979-95 Mustang
1960-63 Falcon and Fairlane
Cobra kit cars and Ford-powered street rodsProduct LInk

Summit Racing also offers American Powertrain hydraulic throwout bearing conversion kits, bellhousings, flywheels, shifters, transmission crossmembers, and more for custom applications.

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Classic Auto Airs Original Air Group Improves Air Conditioning Options for Classic and Muscle Cars with Launch of New Website

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 28, 2015

Classic Auto Air’s Original Air, along with its partner, award winning web development and interactive marketing agency, Bayshore Solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its new Original Air custom website, found at Original Air is the leader in providing owners of classic and muscle cars with quality replacement A/C and heating parts, A/C & heater part restoration/rebuilding services and a/c performance upgrades. Original Air worked with Bayshore Solutions to provide an interactive and informative shopping platform for users of the site.

Original Air challenged Bayshore Solutions to improve its visitor shopping experience, with a modernized look and a seamless and reliable purchase process for prospective customers. With the launch of the new website, users will interact with a fresh new look, user friendly navigation and will now have full access to detailed information that simplifies the entire shopping experience.

“The launch of this site is a significant step in defining the Original Air division of Classic Auto Air that caters to the cars that originally came with factory air-conditioning,” said Original Air’s Vice President, Tim Cordileone. “The site offers a platform for our customers to order parts on their own schedule, whether they’re using their phone, tablet or computer. It also serves as a wealth of accurate air-conditioning information that can be accessed 24/7.”

In addition to the new website, Original Air will also continue its partnership with Bayshore Solutions, as a digital marketing service provider. Bayshore will work in conjunction with Original Air to manage search engine optimization efforts, social media engagement, effectively reach out to International customers and promote the website to drive new leads and traffic.

“We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Original Air,” said Kevin Hourigan, President and CEO of Bayshore Solutions. “We look forward to continued collaboration to grow the Original Air brand and business opportunities.”

About Classic Auto Air’s Original Air Group

Founded in Tampa, FL back in 1977, Classic Auto Air mainly consisted of rebuild & restoration services. It has grown into a full-service classic car air conditioning company, branching off into two distinct divisions – Classic Auto Air’s Perfect Fit Group (specializing in aftermarket a/c systems for cars that did not come originally with factory a/c) and Original Air Group (specializing in cars originally equipped with factory a/c). Original Air has the world’s most extensive automotive in-house a/c & heater part restoration and duplicating department, repairing and restoring air conditioning parts and systems from the 1950’s to early 1990’s. To learn more about Original Air, visit our website at

About Bayshore Solutions

Digital design and marketing agency, Bayshore Solutions offers award-winning capabilities in custom web design, digital marketing, e-commerce, search engine optimization and internet application development. Founded in 1996, the website design company has delivered custom web applications to over 1,900 clients in 54 countries. Bayshore Solutions integrates technology and web marketing services to ensure measurable results for clients. For more information about website design and Internet marketing services visit

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New from Summit Racing Equipment: DUI S.O.S. Ignition Coils for GM LS Engines

Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) October 07, 2013

DUI’s S.O.S. coils provide 56,000 volts more spark energy. That means more power, better throttle response, and improved fuel economy. Like baseball’s legendary Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, the Sultans Of Spark (S.O.S.) LS ignition coils pack a big wallop. Each coil produces 7,000 more volts under load than OE coils—a total of 56,000 volts more spark energy versus a stock ignition. That extra voltage allows you to open spark plug gaps up to .065 inch. The larger gap exposes a hotter spark in the combustion chamber for an increased burn of the fuel mixture, resulting in more horsepower, better throttle response and fuel and smoother idle.

The S.O.S. coils are potted in thermal epoxy for improved heat transfer and vibration resistance. They have brass terminals for improved conduction and resistance to corrosion, are fully compatible with flash devices and programmers, and fit in OE coil brackets for easy installation. Coils come in sets of eight.


Most 1999-2013 GM trucks and SUVs with LS engines (including Flex Fuel vehicles) and 2010-13 Camaro; The coils can also be used on LS engines in street rod, classic truck, musclecar, etc. engine swaps.


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Founder of Gurnee, Illinois TRICEL Corporation Honored with Creation of Vintage Buick Convertible at World of Wheels Car Show Event This Weekend

Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

When Gurnee, Illinois businessman Steve Loudin’s father (Blaine) passed away in 2013, Steve knew exactly what he had to do. He immediately put a plan together to customize the 1969 Buick Skylark that the two of them had purchased together, 30 years earlier.

The father and son pair can be classified as true “Car Guys,” and each embraced the fact that they could enjoy this love for everything automotive together. “My first car was a 1968 Skylark, so we were always on the lookout for another,” explained Steve. “Then in 1985, Dad and I were attending a trade show together, and the topic of cars came up with a gentleman at the show. He happened to have a 1969 Skylark for sale, so the very next week I made the trip to Atlanta, bought the car, and drove it home.”

The Buick purchase really ignited their love of classic American muscle cars, and for the past 20 years they dreamed of using it to create a wild Restomod. A Restomod is typically an early muscle car that has been re-built using today’s technology, making updates and modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes, and electronics, so it handles like a modern day sports car. Blaine really appreciated American ingenuity, having also served our country as a pilot during World War II. He retired from Tricel Corporation in 2005 and began collecting Ford Mustangs, and had as many as four at a time, before he started giving them as gifts to his children and grandchildren. “I guess we all have different ways of grieving for, and paying tribute to our lost loved ones,” continued Loudin. “I immediately threw my energy, passion, (and wallet) into the project that Dad and I had dreamt about forever.”

The car was meticulously disassembled and re-built from the ground up. A new Roadster Shop chassis, a stunning 572 CI Chevy crate motor, a 5-speed automatic transmission, massive brakes, and huge tires mounted on custom wheels ensured that the new version of the Skylark would perform beyond anything the guys ever imagined. The 45 year old body of the car was in amazing condition, so it was used along with a new remarkable paint job. Finally, an upgraded sound system was tastefully integrated into the car’s new luxurious leather interior.

“There’s a chance that I went a little crazy on this project,” admitted Steve. “But, I know Dad would be proud, and more than a few coincidences have occurred during the final days of completing the car, that tell me that he’s right here, watching over with me.” Steve has no plans for this car to be simply a “Trailer Queen.” He plans to drive it on a regular basis, and even put it on the race track.

The car, now known as “Tribute” was unveiled to the public last week, exactly two years after Blaine’s passing, at the huge Detroit AutoRama custom car show. The show features hundreds of amazing vehicles, and Tribute was awarded with a Second-Place trophy for custom convertibles. Steve says that he’ll miss Dad the most the first time he cruises down the road with the top down, but what a wonderful way to share the car and stories of his father with others who appreciate a great automobile.

Steve and his father Blaine, founded and operated Tricel Honeycomb Corporation, based in the Chicago suburb of Gurnee. Tricel is a supplier to the automotive and marine industries and Steve continues to run the successful company today. This weekend, March 13-15 the “Tribute” car will be on display at the World of Wheels car show event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

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Classic Car Dealers in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2015

Companies in the Classic Car Dealers industry retail classic cars and antique cars on their premises or at regional auctions. “Classic cars are highly discretionary purchases; therefore, demand for the industry is extremely elastic among most US consumers and depends on prevailing levels of per capita disposable income,” IBISWorld Economic Analyst Nick Petrillo says in the updated report. When per capita disposable income levels fell and investor uncertainty increased during the recession, fewer consumers purchased classic and antique cars. Although per capita disposable income has gradually returned from its historic lows, many middle-class consumers have yet to resume purchases of industry vehicles due to depleted savings and relative disinterest in spending money on such high-priced assets. As a result, industry revenue growth did not occur until 2014. Despite this slow recovery, the industry appears to be back on the right track, and revenue is estimated to increase over the five years to 2015, including a robust jump in 2015.

With the economic recovery likely to yield greater purchases on classic cars from both wealthy investors and the general public, IBISWorld anticipates industry revenue to steadily grow over the five years to 2020. Demand for classic cars of all makes and models is anticipated to grow, although budget classics and American muscle cars are most poised for growth. Over the five years to 2020, revenue is forecast to grow. Industry dealers will benefit from higher demand for classic cars, which will likely push up auction prices on many of the industry’s most popular models. Higher auction prices will ultimately boost industry profit margins over the next five years as a result.

Nevertheless, long-term industry growth prospects will be limited by external competition from many individuals throughout the United States who own and sell classic cars amongst themselves. “Independent sales of automobiles are extremely common and represent an increasing threat to the industry, particularly as consumers gradually increase their use of online classifieds to advertise their automobiles to a national audience,” Petrillo says in the updated report. New car dealers will also represent a major source of competition for industry dealers, as major manufacturers have begun a trend of modernizing classic models and retailing them as modern, state-of-the-art collectibles.

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This industry sells classic and antique cars. IBISWorld defines a classic car as either a foreign- or US-made vehicle that was manufactured more than 25 years ago and is no longer in production. An antique car is defined as a vehicle manufactured more than 45 years ago. Companies may sell previously purchased cars or third-party vehicles on consignment. They may also sell vehicles at an auction, but individuals who sell their own cars at an auction are excluded from this industry.

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