Perfect Circle, a division of Dana Corp., has developed two adjustable bushings to provide full camber and caster adjustments for several four-wheel-drive trucks. The fully adjustable bushings replace eight fixed, non-adjustable original equipment bushings, the company said. Part number 264-2951 fits 1980-1995 full-sized Ford four-wheel-drive trucks and 1994-1995 Dodge 2500s and 3500s. Part number 264-2952 fits 1982-1990 Ford Rangers and Bronco IIs.
Contact: Perfect Circle, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 455, Toledo, Ohio 43697-0455; (419) 891-1900.
The new Lead-Free Balance Pad line from Tech International removes the environmental handling and disposal problems associated with lead pads often placed on the innerliners of aircraft and off-the-road tires, the company said.
The new pads, available in ounce and gram weights, are rec-tangular to provide maximum balancing while preventing the units from ending in the high heat and flex areas of the tire.
Contact: Tech International, Dept. TB, 200 E. Coshocton St., Johnstown, Ohio 43031; (614) 967-9015.
The new one-piece rotor design from Wagner Brake Products, a division of Moog Automotive, can eliminate premature wear for 1995-1996 General Motors ``W''-body vehicles, including the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Lumina and Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass and Pontiac Grand Prix.
The company also has released a guide pin set with a stainless steel sleeve it said eliminates wear spots that appear on the softer, original equipment main caliper sleeve in 1991-1995 Ford Escorts and Mercury Tracers, 1991-1994 Mercury Capris and 1990-1994 Mazda 323s and Proteges.
Contact: Wagner Brake Products, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 7224, St. Louis, Mo. 63177; (314) 385-3400. Refer to literature code WL61566 for the rotors and WL61567 for the guide pin set.
The Robinair Division of SPX Corp. has released a new Tracker air conditioning leak detection system that uses concentrated dyes that can last two or more years in the vehicle's system.
A durable, high-intensity, ultra-violet lamp detects leaks by spotting the dye. Self-contained injectors add the dye to a fully charged system for ease of use.
Contact: Robinair Division, SPX Corp., Dept. TB, 1224 Robinair Way, Montpelier, Ohio 43543; (800) 628-6496. Fax: (800) 322-2890.
Tire Resource Systems Inc. has introduced the Eagle Tire De-Rimmer, which is capable of separating the rims from tires up through light truck sizes.
The machine, which can de-rim 120 tires in an hour, can be powered by either a Kohler 14-horse-power gasoline or 10-horse-power electric motor and is available in stationary or portable models.
Contact: Tire Resource Systems Inc., Dept. TB, 4444 S. York St., Sioux City, Iowa 51106; (800) 755-8473 or (712) 255-9239.
Hercules Retreading Systems, a division of Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., is offering a
Cementless Building System that combines the cementing and building stages.
The company said its patent-pending equipment reduces costs by eliminating spray booths and cement sprayers, and increases productivity by eliminating the time spent drying cement.
The system accommodates popular light and medium truck sizes.
Contact: Hercules Retreading Systems, Dept. TB, 1300 Morrical Blvd., Findlay, Ohio 45840; (800) 677-3570 or (419) 425-6475. Fax: (419) 425-6401.