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The last thing you want to worry about when you get in is whether or not your car is going to start!  Let Speedway Motors help by providing some of the best hot rod batteries, mini starters and one-wire alternators in the business.  Bringing you top brands like Braille, Odyssey, Optima and Powermaster is the goal at Speedway Motors.  Don't trust any old battery to power your street rod, get the best at Speedway Motors.

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Powermaster 9502 Chevy Gear Reduction Starter-153 Tooth, Straight Bolt
Powermaster 9502 Chevy Gear Reduction Starter-153 Tooth, Straight Bolt
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This lightweight high-torque gear reduction starter clears all headers and oil pans where original equipment starters won't. Fits both small block and big block Chevy V8.

  • No Heat Soak Problems
  • Clears All Headers
  • Clears Oil Pans, OE Location
  • Billet Aluminum Adapter Block
  • 4.4:1 Gear Reduction Ratio
  • 200 ft. lbs. of torque.
  • Cranking Power For up to 18:1 Compression
  • Mounting Bolts Included
  • Dyno Test Results Included
  • Weight: 8.0 lbs.

910-67450 Instructions (PDF)

Early GM Powergen One Wire Alternator, 75 Amp
Early GM Powergen One Wire Alternator, 75 Amp
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These Powermaster Powergens allow you to keep the authentic looks of a generator with the efficiency of an alternator. They put out 75 amps maximum with 60 amps at idle and are a simple one wire design.

  • Powergen Cutaway View (Link)
  • Pulley works with 3/8" wide belt
  • Inside mounting ear-to-ear is 7"
  • Overall length is 10-5/8"
  • O.D. of case is 5"

Fits 1955-1964 GM models (except with generator mounted power steering pump). Choose plain or polished. 

910-67170 Instructions (PDF)

MSD 5095 DynaForce Chevy Starter
MSD 5095 DynaForce Chevy Starter
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The new DynaForce Starter is designed to crank over the highest compression engines on a hot day in Death Valley. Not that too many race cars are sitting in Death Valley, but it’s good to know that you have the oomph to make it happen. The DynaForce Starter features all new components beginning with a three horsepower motor. This power is used to crank over the reduced 4.4:1 gear set to deliver great torque to the engine’s ring gear to get the engine turning. The armature is balanced during assembly and is guided by two ball bearings for smooth engagement and thousands of starts. The downsized housing clears most headers and oil pans, but just in case, we made the billet mount so it can be clocked in different positions to help in tight applications. The assembly is powder coated MSD red and will stay looking good, even though it’s underneath your car.

  • Fits Chevy V8, 153 and 168 tooth flywheels
  • Mount is for straight bolt pattern
  • Gear reduction of 4.4:1 improves torque for great cranking
  • Three horsepower motor provides power for high compression engines
  • Ball bearing supported armature and pinion gear
  • Downsized design helps clearance issues with oil pans and exhaust
  • Mount can be clocked to assist in mounting

 

547-5095 Instructions (PDF)

Powermaster 92507 Flathead Ford V8 Starter, 12 Volt
Powermaster 92507 Flathead Ford V8 Starter, 12 Volt
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  • Original look
  • 75% more torque than OE starter
  • 50% less weight, 10.5 lbs.
  • 4.4:1 gear reduction 160 ft. lbs. torque
  • OE look screw type starter drive with improved alloy steel to resist breakage
  • '32-'51-All, '52-'53 Manual Trans.
Note: This starter now features a new style ratchet bendix drive. If you extend the drive by hand which is easy to do it will not go back in.  It
takes the torque of the motor to spin the bendix back.  You can install the starter with the bendix engaged in the flywheel.  When you start the engine it will spin the bendix back in to the non-engaged position.

"Street Rod, Electrical, Charging and Starting" Page 1 of 10

  • Taylor 20314 14 Inch Braided Grounding Strap Cable
    Taylor 20314 14 Inch Braided Grounding Strap Cable
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                These braided grounding straps from Taylor Cable are 14" long 4-gauge and feature tin coated copper construction.
    • 14" long
    • 1" wide
    • Tin coated copper
    • 4-gauge

    Taylor Cable Warranty Sheet (PDF)

  • King Chrome GM One Wire Alternator, 100 Amp
    King Chrome GM One Wire Alternator, 100 Amp
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    Streamline engine compartment by eliminating excess wires with this 1-wire alternator.  It fit most GM applications and feature a beautiful chrome plated finish.  This one wire alternator simply needs hook up direct to the main battery lead or power source. The internal regulator picks up the available current and kicks the alternator into the charge mode at pre set voltage.

    • 100 amp, one-wire
    • Chrome plated finish
    • Quick, easy hook-up with supplied instructions
    • Attaches to all popular GM alternator brackets
  • Plastic Battery Hold Down Tray, 11-1/4 x 7-1/4 Inch
    Plastic Battery Hold Down Tray, 11-1/4 x 7-1/4 Inch
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                These battery trays have four tabs that allow you to bolt them down and strap the battery in. They contain small leaks and don't corrode.
            
  • Billet FM2121PC SBC Mid Mount Serpentine Conversion Kit, Keyway Shaft
    Billet FM2121PC SBC Mid Mount Serpentine Conversion Kit, Keyway Shaft
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  • Billet Specialties 13220 Tru Trac Serpentine Systems - Small Block Chevy
    Billet Specialties 13220 Tru Trac Serpentine Systems - Small Block Chevy
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    Billet Specialties Tru Trac serpentine systems for Small Block Chevy come complete with all attaching hardware and a comprehensive installation manual.

    • Polished 105 amp Powermaster 1-wire alternator
    • Cast finish Edelbrock reverse rotation water pump
    • Polished Sanden SD-7 compressor
    • Cast finish Maval power steering pump w/ AN fittings
    • All pulleys and brackets completely polished
    • Polished ARP 12-point stainless steel hardware
    • Goodyear Gatorback 6-rib serpentine belt

    Note: Requires the use of a remote power steering fluid reservoir. Vehicles that use front style motor mounts must be converted to side motor mounts when using the Tru Trac system.

    Small Block Chevy Serpentine System Installation Instructions (PDF)

    Get the correct pulleys for your application by learning which water pump you have as explained in our tech article. SBC - Short vs Long Water Pump.  

  • Speedway 30% Reduction Pulley Combo for S/B Chevy Short Pump
    Speedway 30% Reduction Pulley Combo for S/B Chevy Short Pump
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    Kit includes a cast aluminum double groove cast aluminum water pump pulley, crank pulley, and a matched pair of heavy duty belts. Slows water pump speed by 30% for increased horsepower.

    Fits Small Block Chevy V8 with '55-'68 short-style water pump with 5/8" shaft.

    Get the correct pulleys for your application by learning which water pump you have as explained in our tech article. SBC - Short vs Long Water Pump.

  • OTB Gear 6900 1939-48 Ford PowerGen Finned Alternator Cover, Polished
    OTB Gear 6900 1939-48 Ford PowerGen Finned Alternator Cover, Polished
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                Impressive finned cover to dress up your '39 - '48  Ford style PowerGen alternator. Cast in A-356 aircraft aluminum alloy  here in the USA, and polished to show quality standards. Simply slides  on and secures with 2 set screws on the bottom. This is a quick upgrade  to change your alternator from boring to cool!... Also available in  unpolished finish. Sorry, this item will not fit the original Ford  generator, which has the wire poles on the side of the case. 
    • Polished
    • Fits flathead PowerGen
    • Secures with 2 set screws
    • Will not fit original Ford generator
  • Chrome Steel Alternator Fan
    $12.99
    Chrome Steel Alternator Fan
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    This chrome plated alternator fan replaces the stock stamped steel fan necessary for cooling and gives the alternator a superior look. Fits most GM-Delco and Ford alternators.                      

  • Quick Disconnect Harness for Mini Starters
    Quick Disconnect Harness for Mini Starters
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    This slick little wiring harness is just the ticket for those of you that change engines often or if the solenoid is hard to get at. Just unplug and drop the starter out. Simply snaps on the solenoid and features a weather pack connector to ensure a corrosion free connection.

    NOTE: Does not fit Powermaster XS style starter.

  • Aluminum Heat Shields for Chevy Mini Starters
    Aluminum Heat Shields for Chevy Mini Starters
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    Aluminum heat shields are a must for any Chevy race engine. Prevents the heat of your exhaust from cooking the starter and solenoid. Easy to install.

    Cover fits Speedway starter motors # 91067440 and 91067439.

  • Billet Battery Mounts 2-Bolt
    $79.99
    Product Rating: 5.00 Stars
    Billet Battery Mounts 2-Bolt
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                This standard billet aluminum mount is just what you need for Optima batteries. Features lengthwise hold down. Precision CNC machined for fit and has drain holes to prevent build up of moisture. Choose plain or polished. 

    These battery mounts work with Optima Red 980 CA (910-66411) and Yellow 870 CA (910-66412).


    916-66600 Instructions (pdf)

  • Taylor Cable 20118 Diamondback Shielded Starter to Switch Cable 18 In.
    Taylor Cable 20118 Diamondback Shielded Starter to Switch Cable 18 In.
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    • Braided alloy shielding resists high heat and abrasion
    • Heavy 4 gauge, 100% copper with SXL insulation
    • Accents braided lines and hoses
    • Cable has eyelet on both ends
  • Speedway Chevy Mini Starter, 1.4 kW, Plain
    Speedway Chevy Mini Starter, 1.4 kW, Plain
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                High-torque, 1-1/2 HP high output motors and gear reduction drive design spins the engine over faster, with 50% more cranking torque and LESS amp draw than a stock starter! Compact, offset design gives more header and chassis clearance. Perfect for high compression or supercharged Chevy engines. 

    Straight mount 6061-T6 aluminum mounting plates work with 153 or 168 tooth flywheels on Chevy V8 or 90° V6. Works on blocks with angle bolt starter flange by drilling and tapping one hole. 

    910-67440 Instructions (PDF)

  • Holley 21-2 LS Accessory Drive Bracket Installation Kit, Middle Align
    Holley 21-2 LS Accessory Drive Bracket Installation Kit, Middle Align
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  • Mallory Ignition 700 Ballast Resistor, .75-1.50 Ohm
    Mallory Ignition 700 Ballast Resistor, .75-1.50 Ohm
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    Stabilize coil current and prolong point life with Mallory ballast resistors. Computer-wound to ensure resistance value. Premium ceramic bodies provide maximum durability and superior heat transfer. Recommended when a new coil is installed.

    Mallory Unilite distributors include self-contained modules that require a ballast resistor, loom resistance wire, or internally resisted coil (ex. when using HyFire CD Ignitions). Using a heavy duty porcelain resistor and threaded terminal connectors, this resistor is rated at 200 watts and 0.75 (cold) – 1.5 (hot) ohms.

  • Alternator Wiring Harness
    $17.99
    Product Rating: 5.00 Stars
    Alternator Wiring Harness
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                If you're hanging a common internally regulated GM alternator on your  ride, you had better cough up the bucks for this problem solver. If you just wire-up  the alternator with any old "parts store" plug you will have a nasty little  surprise in store for you... the engine won't shut off! 

    When wired correctly the alternator will back feed juice to the ignition switch and keep your hot rod running. NOT COOL! This harness fixes that problem and will make you the hero of the drive-in.

    This adapter plug does not work with "one-wire" alternators. It is not needed. This adapter plug works with GM alternators with the built-in regulator, typically from 1971 or newer cars and trucks, like our 91367163 or 91067150.

  • Aluminum Lower Pulley Spacer
    Aluminum Lower Pulley Spacer
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                Spaces lower pulley out to match with the upper pulleys. Each spacer is .090" thick aluminum.
            
  • Plain 1946-1953 Flathead Alternator Bracket
    Plain 1946-1953 Flathead Alternator Bracket
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    Just because you've got a vintage Flathead Ford V8 in your ride doesn't mean you're stuck with the antiquated charging system. Switching to a tried-and-true GM 1-wire alternator is a great upgrade for any Flathead-equipped vehicle with a 12-volt electrical system.

    • Bracket fits 1946-1953 V-8 engines
    • Heavy-duty steel construction
    • Can easily be painted to match your engine
    • Designed to work with the two narrow-belt drive system typical of late '50-'53 Ford/Mercury passenger cars
    • Will not work with single wide belts unless the alternator is modified (see Notes)

    Mounting Guide (Link)

  • Copper Battery Cable Ends, 2 Gauge, 3/8 Inch Hole
    Copper Battery Cable Ends, 2 Gauge, 3/8 Inch Hole
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    Tubular copper battery cable ends with ring-style lugs.

    Sold in bags of 10.

  • Speedway Small Block Ford Mini Starter, 1.4 kW, A/T
    Speedway Small Block Ford Mini Starter, 1.4 kW, A/T
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    High torque, high output motors and gear reduction drive design spins the engine over faster, with 50% more cranking torque and LESS amp draw than a stock starter! Compact, offset design gives more header and chassis clearance. Fits small block Ford V8, 221 through 351W and 351C with automatic transmission or 5-speed manual.

    Will NOT work with a late model AOD (automatic overdrive transmission.)

    910-67430 Tech Info Sheet (PDF)

    910-67430 Instructions (PDF)

  • 1949-1953 Flathead Generator Cover, Stainless
    1949-1953 Flathead Generator Cover, Stainless
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                This 1949-1953 generator cover has two holes to fit over the wire connector screws on the side of your generator. These generator covers include a stainless steel strap to hold the generator on it's bracket.
            
  • Top Post Battery Disconnect Switch
    Top Post Battery Disconnect Switch
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    A battery disconnect switch is the easiest, most convenient way to save battery life on vehicles that are being stored for extended periods of time. This compact battery kill switch is perfect for those projects with room on the top of the battery. Battery shut off switch installs directy to the negative post of your top post battery and connect your negative battery cable inline with the switch. Simply rotate the knob to cut power.

  • Remote Starter Solenoid
    $24.99
    Product Rating: 1.00 Stars
    Remote Starter Solenoid
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                The first thing that dies on your starter is the solenoid. This heavy duty relay eliminates that problem.
            
  • Runtz 12 Volt to 6 Volt Reducers
    Runtz 12 Volt to 6 Volt Reducers
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    "Runtz" transistorized reducers allow you to use your original 6 volt electronic devices (like gauges) on a vehicle that has been converted to 12 volts. You will need a "Runtz" for each 6 volt electric gauge on your car.

    Designed for 12 volt negative ground systems only. Screw type terminals. 1.5 ohm resistance, 4 amp max load, 25 watts.

    910-64101 Instructions (PDF)

     

    Note: Never, ever use ceramic block style reducers for gauges, radios or lighting. A power surge will destroy the electronics when first turned on. Ceramic block reducers should only be used to operate 6 volt DC motors and fans on 12 volt DC.

  • 1955-68 Small Block Chevy Single Groove Lower Pulley, Short Water Pump
    1955-68 Small Block Chevy Single Groove Lower Pulley, Short Water Pump
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    These lower pulleys for 1955-68 short water pumps feature a single groove with a beautiful chrome finish.  They will work with 283-350 V8 small block Chevy engines. 

    • Lower pulley
    • 1955-68 283-350 V8 small block Chevy engine
    • Short water pumps
    • Single groove  
    • 6-3/4" Diameter
    • Chrome plated finish

    Note: Use our upper pulley (91015421) to correspond for proper alignment with these lower pulleys.

    Get the correct pulleys for your application by learning which water pump you have as explained in our tech article. SBC - Short vs Long Water Pump.

     

  • Remote Battery Terminals
    $19.99
    Product Rating: 4.86 Stars
    Remote Battery Terminals
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    Remote battery terminals allow fast, convenient charging of the battery between races. Sold as a pair.

    Requires a 1.270" hole for mounting. Threaded stud is 3/8".

  • Powermaster 170 Serpentine Alternator Drive Kit / Water Pump Drive System
    Powermaster 170 Serpentine Alternator Drive Kit / Water Pump Drive System
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                Convert your Powermaster 50 or 75 amp mini alternator to a 3 groove serpentine style belt. This system will not interfere with any other pulleys being used, as it mounts on the front of the water pump pulley. Comes complete with alternator and water pump pulleys and a 24" belt.
    • Includes 2 pulleys and 24" belt
    Note: Serpentine style belts are not approved for IMCA Northern Sport Mods
  • Taylor Cable 20112 Diamondback Shielded Starter to Switch Cable 12 In.
    Taylor Cable 20112 Diamondback Shielded Starter to Switch Cable 12 In.
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    • Braided alloy shielding resists high heat and abrasion
    • Heavy 4 gauge, 100% copper with SXL insulation
    • Accents braided lines and hoses
    • Cable has eyelet on both ends
  • Optima Batteries 34/78-1050 Std Group 34/78 Red Top Battery, 1000 CA
    Optima Batteries 34/78-1050 Std Group 34/78 Red Top Battery, 1000 CA
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    Discover the revolutionary new technology that has changed the way the world looks at batteries: Optima's famous Spiralcell Technology. These batteries last 2-3 times longer than other batteries and are 100% maitenance free. Plus, with the unique sealed design, you can mount them in any position.

    • Strongest 5 second starting burst
    • Up to 2x longer life
    • More than 15x the vibration resistance
    • Completely spill-proof, mountable in many positions
    • Maintenance free
    • Faster recharging capabilities
    • Optimal starting power, regardless of temperature

    4 post design - two on top and two on the side. Posts are 1-1/8" tall.

    Optima Spec Sheet (PDF)

    NOTE: For circle track / off road applications, we recommend the Optima Deep Cycle battery (Yellow Top).

  • GM Alternator, 5/8 Inch Wide Alternator Belt Pulley, Plain
    GM Alternator, 5/8 Inch Wide Alternator Belt Pulley, Plain
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    So you've converted your Flathead-powered rod over to 12 volts and bolted a GM alternator in place. Now it's time to install the belt, but your engine pulley is 5/8" and the alternator is 1/2"!

    Don’t worry, Speedway has you covered. This alternator pulley allows the use of a 5/8" wide Flathead-style belt on GM externally regulated, SI and one-wire alternators.

  • Gates K060722 Belt for LS High Mount Alternator & P/S Bracket
    Gates K060722 Belt for LS High Mount Alternator & P/S Bracket
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    These Gates replacement belts are for use with our LS1/Vortec V8 high mount accessory brackets.

    • 395-60722 is for the alternator & power steering pump relocation bracket.
    • Effective Length (In.)     72.17
    • Outside Circumference (In.)   72.74
    • Top Width (In.)   .807
    • Top Width (mm)   20
  • Chevy Mini Starter Shim & Bolt Set
    Chevy Mini Starter Shim & Bolt Set
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                Set includes 3-3/4" long bolts with shims for Chevy mini starters with straight bolt pattern (not angled).
            
  • KRC KIT16312015 Basic Serpentine Drive Kit-Crate Chevy Block Mt. Pump
    KRC KIT16312015 Basic Serpentine Drive Kit-Crate Chevy Block Mt. Pump
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    KRC's basic kits are the perfect starting point for your GM 602 & 604 Crate Engines. Select the kit with the options that suit your application, then choose the appropriate accessory to complete your kit.

    • Complete basic kit
    • GM 602 & 604 Crate Engines
    • Assembly contains:
      • 7.2cc aluminum power steering pump
      • 4.2" aluminum power steering pulley
      • Aluminum driver side lower block mounted power steering pump bracket
      • Pro series pulley kit
      • KRC high performance water pump
      • Water pump spacers
      • Goodyear Gatorback belt
      • Hardware and detailed instructions

    Get the correct pulleys for your application by learning which water pump you have as explained in our tech article. SBC - Short vs Long Water Pump.

    Cast Iron Pump Tech (PDF)

    Cast Iron Pump Installation Instructions (PDF)

    New Pump Tips (PDF)

    Serpentine Pulley Offset (PDF)

  • Battery Cable Bulkhead Connector
    Battery Cable Bulkhead Connector
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                This handy connector allows you to run your battery cable through a firewall the right way. Utilizes heavy duty 3/8" x 16 brass terminals and requires a 1-1/4" hole.
            
  • Money Saver Alternator Dress Up Kit, Ford
    Money Saver Alternator Dress Up Kit, Ford
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                Money saver kit includes chrome housing, chrome bolts, chrome fan and chrome pulley.
            
  • Speedway 18 Ft. Battery Cable
    Speedway 18 Ft. Battery Cable
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    Two-gauge standard copper battery wire with ends.  This kit is intended for use with top-post batteries. It contains a 2 ft. long negative battery cable with terminals on both ends. The 18 ft. positive cable has a terminal (post clamp) at the 'battery' end, and a terminal to crimp on the other end.

    Also included: 6 E-Z ties and 4 short pieces of shrink sleeve.

  • Small Block Chevy Inboard Drive Kits, Alternator
    Small Block Chevy Inboard Drive Kits, Alternator
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    We all know what a pain it is to come up with a pulley, bracket, and belt combination to work on your small block Chevy engine. We have pre-engineered our package to include the nuts, bolts, polished billet aluminum brackets and belts to make this a simple installation. Each kit also includes a new short style aluminum water pump, aluminum pulleys, one wire chrome alternator and if chosen, a chrome A/C compressor. 

    Inboard (high) mount brackets for early cars.

    Alternator only kits include single groove pulleys.

    Note: S/B Chevy, short style water pump only.

  • Speedway Weld-In Battery Box
    $19.99
    Product Rating: 4.57 Stars
    Speedway Weld-In Battery Box
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                Weld-in style 16 gauge steel battery box. Holds a 10-3/4" x 7" battery.
            
  • Memory Guard for Electronics
    Memory Guard for Electronics
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    If you'd like to use a battery disconnect switch but don't want your computer or radio memory to reset each time you cut the power, you need the Memory Guard. The Memory Guard hooks across the terminals of your battery disconnect and has a 3 amp fuse in it.

    This device permits the flow of the very small amount of energy necessary to preserve your computer's volatile memory, while simultaneously preventing a flow of energy sufficient to start the engine, so no one can steal your automobile and the battery life will hardly be affected! If anyone tries to start your car, it will pop the fuse.

    It's ideal for all vehicles with a radio with memory or clock and those running a fuel injection system.

  • Speedway Chevy Starter Replacement Drive
    Speedway Chevy Starter Replacement Drive
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                Replacement drive mechanism for Speedway Chevy Starter 910-66300.
            
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