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      If you are looking for that hard to find part, a unique Christmas gift for the car enthusiast in your life, or you need to clear out your garage of parts, books, literature, and automobilia, come to the Petersen Automotive Museum Garage Sale and Swap Meet on Saturday, December 4, 2010. Filling the upper floors of the Petersen Museum's parking structure, the event will feature a mix of items from the Museum, along with a car sale corral and vendor area for those looking to sell vehicles and automobile or motorcycle items.

      Bring your automobiles, motorcycles, and related parts, books, literature & ephemera to sell! Vendor booths are just $30 for a 15' x 30', and $20 for a 10' x 20' booth (sizes are approximate) with a limited number of covered spaces available for $10 more. Due to space availability, only automotive and motorcycle related items will be allowed. Table, chair, and power rental is available for an additional fee. For those wishing to sell their car, truck, van, race car, project vehicle, motorcycle, or other wheeled vehicle, spaces are available in the car corral for $30 per car or truck, and $20 per motorcycle. Any year, make, or model is welcome. ...
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      Dakota Digital has released its VHX Series of Instrumentation. The first product from the series to debut is an application for the 1957 Chevy. The VHX Series of instruments features lighted needles, back-lit faces and full character message centers for all displays. The products utilize solid state sensors and precision stepper motors for increased accuracy.
      by Published on 09-20-2010 06:03 PM
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      A new LED retro-fit for 1967-1969 Ford Mustangs has just been introduced by Technostalgia. The new kit converts the aft lighting on classic Mustangs to super-bright LED, as well as adds sequential turn signals and RapidFire brake lights, said the company. The sequential turn signals light each of the three light segments in sequence to indicate the turn direction.

      The RapidFire brake lights flash the lights three times followed by a bright, constant light. They will repeat any time the brake pedal is pressed. The new kit includes LED arrays, LED driving electronics, necessary wiring, stainless steel brackets and an LED turn signal flasher.
      Both the turn signals and the RapidFire brake lights can be turned off individually by the end-user. According to the company, installation of the kit takes less than 30 minutes.
      by Published on 09-20-2010 06:00 PM
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      Wilwood Engineering has just released its new 11-inch Internal Drum E-Brake Rear Kit, which is designed for use on original muscle cars, street rods, classic trucks and other specialty vehicles that are running smaller diameter rear wheel sizes.

      The kit will work well with all 15-inch diameter ...
      by Published on 09-20-2010 05:57 PM
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      The new Select Series damper from RideTech is a steel-bodied, monotube damper that offers two sets of independent internal valve stacks, which allows the user to choose between a soft “cruise” mode and a firmer “sport” mode for handling performance.

      In default mode (no power applied) the lower valving ...
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