The name says it all. Hornblasters.com is your source for authentic-sounding locomotive train horns for your mini-truck. Let them know you're coming with these super-loud 152db+ horns that hook up to your existing onboard air setup. These are some of the loudest horns you've ever heard. Check out the company's Web site for install pictures and videos of the crew scaring people around town. For more information, contact: Hornblasters Inc., Dept. MT, 10301 Venitia Real Ave., Ste. 204, Tampa, FL 33647-4013, (813) 966-2247, www.hornblasters.com
Harness A Vortec
GM's family of Vortec truck engines has raised pickup performance to new levels. Almost every engine swap, no matter what you drive, involves a GM engine. Now, Howell Engine Developments makes it super easy to enjoy that performance level in mini- and older trucks. The key to making a Vortec engine swap as painless as possible is Howell's custom wiring harness. With the Howell Vortech harness, hooking up the electronic engine controls is as easy as plugging in the required connector. Like all Howell harnesses, the Vortec model uses GM and Packard TXL wire, a Weatherpack connector, and high-temperature shielding for the utmost in reliability. Howell also produces harnesses for LS1, L98, LT,1 and other popular GM fuel-injected engines. For more information, contact: Howell Engine Developments, Dept. MT, 6201 Industrial Way, Marine City, MI 48039, (810) 765-5100 www.howell-efi.com.
The Right Roar
Are you looking for something different in a performance muffler for your mini-truck? MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust is proud to introduce its new MagnaFlow XL Performance mufflers. The mufflers are all stainless steel with rigid Lock-Seam construction and 360-degree welded nipples for added durability and backfire protection, so you don't have to go around scaring people with that gunshot firing from the back of your mini anymore. They feature a fast-flowing, straight-through, perforated stainless-steel core, stainless-steel mesh wrap, and acoustical fiberfill. MagnaFlow XL Performance mufflers are perfect for all trucks and cars and come with a one-year limited warranty. For more information, contact: (800) 990-0905, www.magnaflow.com.
LEDtronics announces a new group of direct incandescent replacement 15mm, single-contact, bayonet-base LED lamps. These new replacement LED lamps incorporate optical-grade epoxy, advanced light-emitting diode (LED) technologies, and standard single-contact bayonet bases with a light-optimizing design to produce bright and vivid light. This means much more visibility during the day, which helps your cause when you're trying to explain to Johnny Law why your factory taillights are nowhere to be seen and that all you have in their place are some sort of plasma-cut designs that you came up with in your garage. Good luck with that explanation, but at least now you can get light bulbs that last 30-50 times longer and use 80-90 percent less power. The colors to choose from are Aqua Green, Incandescent White, Cool White, Super Blue, Super Yellow, and Super Red. There are also LED lamp clusters of 18, 30, and 40. These babies just might save you from a ticket, but we aren't promising anything. For more information, contact: LEDtronics Inc., Dept. MT, 23105 Kashiwa Ct., Torrance, CA 90505, (800) 579-4875, www.ledtronics.com.
Bolit Car Care Products Inc. has released a new and improved formula made to protect your mini-truck or daily cruiser, using only chemical cleaners to remove oxidation, road tar, old wax, and swirl marks. It contains no abrasives and will not scratch even the most delicate of surfaces. After it's applied and wiped clean, it leaves behind a super-smooth acrylic finish that will resist sun fading, industrial pollutants, and insect stains. Bolit can be used on your sweet show truck, daily driver, or your finest silver jewelry. Bolit bottle sizes range from 16 ounces to 1 gallon. Bolit products are trademarked and patented, and have been around since 1963. For more information, contact: Bolit Car Care Products Inc., Dept. MT, 23033 Covello St., West Hills, CA 91307, (818) 594-1037, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Your Name Out
Ringers Gloves, glove designers for mechanics, racers, fire fighters, and rescue personnel, now offers private labeling with your custom shop, truck club, or company's name and logo on the company's Authentic Mechanic's gloves. Not only will you be protecting your hands, but now you can show company and club pride and promotion as well. Ringer's Private Label Glove Program is an easy, cost-effective way to get your shop or club's name out. Available in a variety of colors, the private-label gloves feature a custom-stitched cuff label, a custom rubber enclosure, and an easy-to-read screen print of your name and logo on the back of the glove. Ringers gloves are specifically designed to protect vulnerable hands while repairing, restoring, or racing a vehicle. For more information, contact: Ringers Gloves, Dept. MT, 335 Science Dr., Moorpark, CA 93021, (805) 517-1061, www.ringersgloves.com.