Cooling Fix For Power Steering Systems & Automatic Transmissions


• Internal micro fins & external louvered fins reduce temperatures between inlet and outlet ports by 22º
• Compact & light with 4 flat-sided oval extrusions for fluid cooling
• 15" long with furnace-brazed joints guarantee reliability
Kennesaw, GA: KRC has revealed a useful cooling fix for power steering systems and automatic transmissions. Using the radiator principle and combining it with two innovative elements—internal micro fins and external serpentine fins—they have attained impressive heat dissipation. Impressive heat dissipation can be elusive; but, by channeling the fluid through multiple internal micro fins located within four flat-sided oval extrusions, KRC succeeded in reducing fluid temperatures by 22F degrees. The temperature difference is measured between fluid entering the inlet port and exiting the outlet port. Furthermore, as the heat transfers through the micro fins and the extrusion walls, its dissipation is hastened when it reaches a dense maze of serpentine fins. Attached to the external surfaces by a technology known as furnace brazing the serpentine fins, though almost invisible to the naked eye, are themselves festooned with a multitude of tiny louvered fins.Oil, when heated, builds an insulation layer between the internal surface of the tube and the prevailing oil flow like a boundary layer. In addition, the majority of the oil flowing in the middle of a conventional round tube remains un-cooled—parallel layers have different relative velocities. In sharp contrast, the inner micro fins in KRC’s flat-sided extrusion scrub or upset the oil’s laminar flow preventing it from building an insulated wall.
At the rear of the cooler a vertical plate runs its length with angled slots and the letters KRC notched out. Their objective, particularly the angled slots, is to create turbulence. The turbulence generates a negative pressure that disrupts the air flow, which further improves cooling performance. Importantly, the cooler exhibits minimum flow restriction, hence a minimum pressure-drop that further aids cooling performance.
KRC’s new cooler measures 15in long x 2.625 x 1.750in overall. The internals of the four extruded tubes are 1.260in wide with a cross section of 0.138in. For further information contact KRC Power Steering at:
2115 Barrett Pk. Dr.
Kennesaw GA 30144-3680
(770)422-5135
www.KRCpower.com

QA1 Honored With Two SEMA Global Media Awards


Lakeville, MN [November 10, 2014] – QA1, a leader in high-performance suspension components, has been honored with two SEMA Global Media Awards for its carbon fiber driveshafts and Mopar Rear Suspension Conversion System, both of which were recognized for their mass appeal to audiences around the world. SEMA introduced the Global Media Award program in 2004 to highlight the wide appeal of specialty-equipment products to enthusiasts on every continent. Products are reviewed by a panel of 35 top automotive journalists from more than 20 countries around the world and recipients were recognized in an evening program during the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
QA1’s carbon fiber driveshafts, which are currently offered for street performance vehicles as well as dirt late models, are a major new offering from QA1’s Advanced Materials Division. These driveshafts are lighter, stiffer, stronger and safer than aluminum and steel driveshafts and are filament wound in-house using 3MTM Matrix Resin that is exclusive to QA1 performance driveshafts.
“QA1 is redefining industry standards by performing the filament winding in-house, which allows us to make carbon fiber driveshafts specific to each application,” said Travis Gorsuch, QA1’s Director of Advanced Materials. “We’re very excited for them to be recognized as a high-quality product that is relevant in multiple markets.”
The second Global Media Award for QA1 was for the Mopar Rear Suspension Conversion System, a revolutionary bolt-in conversion from leaf springs to coil-overs for Mopar A-Body vehicles. The system utilizes a 6-link suspension that builds upon the traditional 4-link system and replicates its geometry while still mounting to the existing chassis mount locations.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for this rear system,” said Karl Hacken, VP of Engineering at QA1. “We’ve put a lot of time into development so that it would be a practical bolt-in system, allowing it to be available to a wider audience that may not be comfortable cutting or welding on their vehicles. The awards are a testament to QA1’s emphasis on creating and producing performance-based products that have wide appeal.”
QA1 revealed 15 new products at SEMA, including expansions of existing lines as well as brand-new shocks and struts that will be available in 2015. For more information on QA1’s new products, visit www.QA1.net or watch the new product videos at www.youtube.com/QA1tech.
About QA1
Founded in 1993, QA1 is an industry leader in performance shocks, suspension components, rod ends, spherical bearings and related accessories for the motorsports and industrial markets. QA1 has more than 83,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Lakeville, Minnesota. The state-of-the-art facility includes a complete line of CNC machines, injection-molding machines, hydraulic presses, filament winding and laser cutting equipment that permit all inclusive shock absorber and suspension component manufacturing and assembly operations. QA1’s quality system is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. For additional information and a free catalog, call 800.721.7761 or visit QA1’s website at www.QA1.net.

BMR Suspension Introduces Polyurethane Differential Housing Bushings For A-, G-, and B-Bodies


Reduce wheel hop and increase traction and handling ability with differential housing bushings from BMR Suspension. With three new kits for GM A-body, B-body, and G-body, BMR has the solution to stock, worn out, or rotted differential bushings. The new BK kits (BK043 - 1964 GM A-body, BK044 - 1965-1972 GM A-body and 1978-1987 GM G-body, and BK045 – 1991-1996 GM B-body) are designed for street performance, autocross, drag race, and road race applications, or as a superior stock replacement bushing. The 95-durometer polyurethane bushings are internally fluted, which allows grease to coat the inner sleeve and thrust surfaces, but also keeps grease in the bushing under high-load situations. BMR’s BK043/44/45 differential bushings are designed to handle the high compression loads of hard launches and high horsepower, while offering plenty of articulation for great handling. When performance is a must, rely on BMR Suspension! Proudly made in the U.S.A.!
To preview all of BMR’s high-performance suspension parts, please visit www.bmrsuspension.com, email sales@bmrsuspension.com, or contact them at BMR Suspension, 928 Sligh Ave, Seffner, FL 33584, 813-986-9302, Fax: 813-986-8055.

Tube Bending To Your Specs From Classic Tube


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Lancaster, NY: CLASSiC TUBE, the industry leader in direct replacement pre-bent automotive tubing has also become the leader in computer controlled custom tube bending. CLASSIC TUBE will exactly and accurately bend Stainless Steel or OEM steel tubing to match your supplied patterns, install the correct fittings and create the flares you need for your custom project regardless of the application, import or domestic, car or truck. For additional information contact the experts at CLASSIC TUBE, 8o Rotech Drive, Lancaster, NY 14086, 800-882-3711, Fax: 716-759-1014, www.classictube.com.

Introducing The New Tru-Street Series Of Automatic Transmissions From Bowler


There’s no doubt that the hot rod hobby has a wide variety of builds and budgets out there. You will see everything from concours restorations to one-of-a -kind customs, and the type of transmission you need for your build is no exception to this rule. Bowler Performance Transmissions is proud to announce the release of their new line of transmissions for the DIY and budget builders called the Tru-Street series. We’ve based the new Tru-Street series on the demands for a budget friendly price point with a no-compromises build. The Tru-Street series is aimed at the builder who is using a stock to slightly modified engine and doesn’t need all the bells and whistles that a highly modified transmission contains. The Tru-Street series is a fully re-manufactured transmission that has been completely worked over and built with top quality components by one of our master technicians. This isn’t just another rebuilt transmission from the guy up the street. Depending on model, each transmission has received all available updates & upgrades, as well as, all new OEM solenoids. It is then dyno tested and ready for you to install. You get all the Bowler Performance quality you’ve heard about at a competitive price. We’ve designed the Tru-Street series to be a more “a la carte” set up compared to our other performance packages, so with the Tru-Street series you purchase only the parts and components you need. Starting with just a transmission and torque converter you simply add on the extras you want to create the perfect package for your project.
Every effort is made to ensure the highest standards are met when assembling all of our transmissions. Blue printing and vacuum testing valve bodies is one of the most commonly ignored procedures in a "rebuild" due to the time and tools it takes to perform. Bowler Performance takes the time to get it right or it doesn't leave our shop.
Whether you need just a transmission and torque converter or an entire conversion package we will take the time to ensure you have everything you need and build your Tru-Street package accordingly.
Bowler Performance Transmissions
10885 May Chapel Road
Lawrenceville, Il 62439