Old School, Meet New Cool
Flowmaster’s new Scavenger Series Elite LS swap headers fit LS1 and LS6 engines retrofit to First-Gen Firebirds or ’64-’72 LeMans and GTOs. They’re constructed from 16-gauge stainless steel, feature 1.75-inch primaries, are ceramic-coated, and are made in the USA. The price is $789.48 per pair.
Flowmaster; (707) 544-4761; www.flowmastermufflers.com
Flex Your Muscle
TCI proudly supports Pontiac performance with its new large-bolt-pattern flexplate. Constructed from tensile steel that is 0.035-inch thicker than factory models and featuring a 166-tooth ring gear, which is welded on both sides, this speed part helps resist elongation and cracking when used in high-performance applications and adds strength when cranking over higher compression engines. It’s compatible with 326ci-455ci Pontiac engines, and is SFI-approved 29.1. The price is $246.90.
TCI; (888) 776-9824; www.tciauto.com
So Long, Saggy Doors
Ringbrothers’ new custom billet door hinges for ’70-’81 Trans Ams and Firebirds may just be the ultimate cure for sagging doors caused by worn-out factory hinges. Designed as a direct, bolt-in replacement, they’re precision machined from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum, come in a black-anodized finish, and do not require any modifications for installation. One set includes top and bottom hinges for both the driver and passenger doors, and all required installation hardware and instructions. The price is $625.
Ringbrothers; (608) 588-7399; www.ringbrothers.com
Get in Condition
CTEK calls its new MUS 3300 battery charger the “smarter charger.” It uses a unique charge algorithm of eight steps to constantly read and communicate with your battery, charging only to its direct needs and avoiding any possibility of mischarging. . It is weather- and waterproof and includes built-in short-circuit protection, which makes it ideal for Pontiacs that park inside or out. The price is $ 74.99.
CTEK; (330) 963-0981; www.smartercharger.com
Keep a Clean Machine
PlastiKote’s Battery Cleaner and Battery Terminal Protector can keep your Pontiac’s battery clean and looking like new, and help it live a long, productive life. Battery Cleaner quickly loosens dirt and lifts corrosion so that it can be flushed away with water. Battery Terminal Protector neutralizes acid and removes grease and oil from battery terminals, providing a protective barrier to inhibit corrosion. Both come in easy-to-spray 12-ounce cans, and retail for $5.99 and $6.99 respectively.
PlastiKote; (866) 222-8714; www.plastikote.com