Continental Tire's new ContiForceContact tire brings together racing and passenger-car technologies for racing enthusiasts who have a zest for driving. Engineered for track and street performance, this DOT-approved, ultra-responsive rubber delivers precise control and confident handling. Features include a solid center rib and strong macro-block shoulders; Black Chilli special-grip resins, which enhance intermeshing between the tire and the pavement on the microscopic level for outstanding dry grip; and wide circumferential grooves in the center and bi-directional drainage grooves on the inside, which together efficiently evacuate water to resist hydroplaning. It's available exclusively through Tire Rack in popular 18-, 19-, and 20-inch fitments. Contact Tire Rack for pricing.
Tire Rack; (888) 353-5082; www.tirerack.com
Delivering the Duct
Performance Years' air-cleaner intake to inner-fender-well duct hose is made from high-quality, long-lasting material, and fits '73-'79 Trans Ams and Firebirds, '73-'74 GTOs, and '73-'77 Grand Prix and Grand Ams. According to the manufacturer, this new reproduction part includes correctly made clamps with reinforced rivets. (PN RFE137, $39.)
Performance Years; (267) 638-3500; www.performanceyears.com
Quick Fuel Technology's new QFI bolt-on electronic-fuel-injection (EFI) system combines the superior fuel-atomization aspects of a carburetor with the precise fuel control of EFI. The patent-pending, eight-hole, annular discharge sleeves inject fuel by way of 62-lb/hr injectors into a venturi, where air speed is at its peak and pressure is at its lowest, atomizing the fuel far better than any traditional injector nozzle. The result is a faster burn, more power, and better response. It's designed for 4150- and 4500-style flange intake manifolds. The price wasn't available at the time of print.
Quick Fuel Technology; (270) 793-0900; www.quickfueltechnology.com
Triple Your Measure
General Tools & Instruments' VR40 combines three useful tools into one handheld device. It starts with a 4:1 IR Thermometer (IRT), which reliably measures surface temperatures from -4° to 626°F (-20° to 330°C) and isolates overload currents. Then there's a non-contact voltage (NCV) detector featuring user-adjustable sensitivity, which optimizes voltage detection and makes individual hot wires easier to isolate. This all-in-one tool trio is complete with a bright white LED flashlight, which enables users to see in the dark without having to struggle to hold a separate flashlight. The price is $49.99.
General Tools & Instruments; (800) 697-8665; www.generaltools.com
Any Weight Champion
Champion Classic & Muscle synthetic-blend motor oils are formulated for classic Pontiacs with flat-tappet cams or roller cams requiring stiff valvesprings. Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer (TVS) technology is at the heart of these new lubricants, and promises unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increased torque in most engines. According to the manufacturer, Classic & Muscle oils maintain oil pressure and compression at high temperatures, provide upper-cylinder anti-wear protection, and are an excellent choice for engine storage. They're available in popular straight and multi-grade viscosities. The price is $7.99 a quart.
Champion; (800) 821-5693; www.championbrands.com