McCann Equipment Ltd. has introduced the Norbar Professional Torque Tester for testing and calibrating torque wrenches.
``Pro-Test'' has available three transducers with a range of 2 to 1,500 N.m., with an accuracy of plus or minus 0.5 percent. Three operating modes allow the unit to be used with all torque wrench types, McCann said. Two memory modes are available.
Contact: McCann Equipment. Phone: (514) 636-6344. Fax: (514) 636-0365. Internet: www.torquetools.com.
Bosal USA Inc. has introduced a line of direct fit import exhaust systems.
Made to fit more than 2,800 import makes and models from Acura to Volvo, the line offers complete coverage of mufflers, catalytic converters, pipes and accessories.
The systems are made to original equipment manufacturers' specifications and use a precision-fit, one-piece configuration that eliminates labor-intensive pipe bending, welding and cutting, Bosal said.
The company also has introduced the Bosal Prosport Performance Muffler line, available in a variety of styles to suit a range of applications for performance cars and light trucks.
The line features eight styles, including dual end style tip, Bosal said. The mufflers use a free-flow design with a tuned expansion chamber for better torque, higher horsepower and a high-performance tone. They are made with 16-gauge 304 stainless steel.
Bosal also has published a full-line catalog featuring direct-fit replacement import mufflers, catalytic converters, pipes and accessories.
Contact: Bosal USA. Phone: (800) 631-7271. Fax: (973) 428-8856.
Crown Remanufacturing Inc. has debuted a line of remanufactured semi-loaded disc brake calipers for imports and domestic vehicles.
Each caliper is assembled with all necessary hardware, including springs, clips and shims. Calipers are designed to meet original equipment specifications.
Crown also has introduced remanufactured CV driveshafts with upgraded components. The driveshafts feature AFBMA grade 25 ball bearings and neoprene rubber boots.
Crown axles come with axle nut, dust shield and an installation guide. More than 1,600 SKUs are available for import and domestic applications.
Crown also has published a remanufactured disc brake caliper catalog with more than 1,100 SKUs, which covers a range of import applications.
Contact: Crown Remanufacturing. Phone: (215) 457-5400. Fax: (215) 329-8260. Internet: www.crownreman.com.
Eastern Manufacturing has introduced a line of performance catalytic converters designed for high-performance applications on sport-compacts as well as traditional performance cars and light trucks. The converters feature a high-flow design, which the company said creates 5 percent less back-pressure for increased engine output.
Eastern also has introduced a line of catalytic converters available for universal and direct-fit applications. They include round, large oval, small oval and special body configurations and come with a range of inlet and outlet diameters. All feature full-length top and bottom heat shields.
Eastern also has published a universal fit catalytic converter catalog featuring its line of universal converters.
Contact: Eastern Manufacturing. Phone: (800) 553-7199. Fax: (215) 946-8802.
Emhart Fastening Teknologies has introduced the Heli-Coil Spindle Saver for restoration of damaged drive spindle threads.
The Spindle Saver includes 20 thread repair tools and covers most domestic and import car and light-duty truck applications. It includes seven standard sizes and 13 metric sizes.
Emhart has also introduced the POP Swivelhead Rivetool, which rotates 360 degrees for better access to any application area. The tool can set rivets up to 3/16-inch and comes with wrench and nosepieces for setting 3/32-, 1/8-, 5/32- and 3/16-inch rivets.
Emhart also has published a bulletin containing its repair products and tools. The 28-page, four-color catalog features all Emhart brands, including POP, Heli-Coil and Well-nut, among others.
Contact: Emhart Fastening Teknologies. Phone: (203) 925-3181. Fax: (800) 732-3116. Internet: www.emhart.com.
Snap-on Tools Co. has introduced the IMC500 1/2-inch Square Drive Impact Wrench.
The wrench offers technicians the ability to fasten and remove lug nuts, bolts and screws more accurately and quickly, the company said. The unit's patented muffler bypass system allows users to run the impact wrench in either quiet or open mode.
In the quiet, or closed, mode the exhaust runs through the handle, which diminishes the sound and provides quieter operation, Snap-on said. When the job requires more power, technicians can bypass the muffler and add 25 foot pounds of forward torque and 20 foot pounds of reverse torque.
At full power, the product achieves a total of 525 foot pounds of forward torque and 620 foot pounds of reverse torque.
With an ergonomic design, the wrench's ribbed and textured handle offers grip, user control and insulates against extreme heat and vibration.
Contact: Snap-on Tools. Phone: (877) 762-7662. Internet: www. snapon.com.
Shocks and struts
KYB America L.L.C. has introduced MonoMax performance gas shocks, designed especially for four-wheel-drive lift upgrades and heavy-duty Ford suspensions.
The shocks are available as lift upgrades for the Ford Excursion (2000-2002) and Ford Super Duty (1999-2002) models.
The lift kit upgrades cover a wide range of 4WD vehicles, including Chevrolet and GMC models from 1988-1998, Ford F-150 from 1997-2002, the Ford F-250/350 Super Duty from 1999-2002 and the Jeep Wrangler from 1999-2002.
KYB also has debuted gas replacement struts and cartridges for both import and domestic applications.
Designed with a patented check valve, the struts also feature wear-resistant piston rings, seamless cylinder and eye construction and rubber-rebound stops for extended performance life.
KYB also has published a 188-page catalog featuring its complete line of gas shocks, struts, cartridges and strut mounts and boots for domestic and import passenger cars, light trucks, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, motorhomes and recreational vehicles.
Contact: KYB America. Phone: (630) 620-5555. Fax: (630) 620-8133. Internet: www.kyb.com.
Siemens VDO Automotive has introduced a line of fractional horsepower electric motors.
The brand includes more than 500 SKUs, some of which the company said are exclusive offerings.
The line features 360 blower motors for passenger cars and light trucks, medium and heavy-duty trucks, farm and off-road applications and more than 140 radiator fan and condenser fan motors for passenger cars and light trucks.
Siemens also has introduced the VDO line of Extreme performance instruments. Based on the Extreme Pro Recording Tachometers, the gauges are available in 2 1/16- and 2 5/8-inch diameter configurations.
The line includes 35 gauges, among them tachometer, speedometer, boost, turbocharger, pyrometer, water and oil temperature, fuel and oil pressure, vacuum, cylinder-head temperature, voltmeter, fuel level gauges and clock.
Siemens also has published a window lift motor catalog covering imports and late model domestics. The catalog contains 117 SKUs, among them 30 new part numbers.
Contact: Internet: www. siemensvdo.com.
MOMO Automotive Accessories Inc. has introduced the MOMO X-1 ``split-five'' spoke pattern wheel.
Featuring removable inserts, the X-1 is available in chrome and silver finish. The wheels come in 17- and 18-inch sizes with four- and five-lug bolt patterns available.
Contact: Momo Automotive Accessories. Phone: (949) 380-7556. Fax: (949) 380-7256. Internet: www.momo.it.
BL Systems, CEMB USA has debuted the CEMB SM 931 TI Tilt Back Tire Changer as part of its new line of tire changing and wheel balancing equipment.
The product comes equipped with a help arm and press arm. Both are devices designed to remove and mount tires more easily, particularly those which are low profile with alloy rims.
Contact: BL Systems, CEMB USA. Phone: (877) 259-4335.
Daws Manufacturing Co. Inc. has introduced the new SEC Low Profile Crossover tool box.
The new tool box features a low profile lid design that complements the sleek lines of today's trucks; beveled edges and full pan lid brace for a rigid lid; ``auto lift'' shocks and interacting latches for easy, single-handed access; a patented up-and-over rod that leaves the front of the box open for use; heavy-duty, five pocket removable tray for small parts storage; and patented integral ends for built-in strength and additional small parts storage.
Contact: Daws Manufacturing Co. Phone: (800) 366-8269. Fax: (850) 202-0004. Internet: www.dawsbetterbuilt.com.