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By Brian Brennan

1. W.I.D.E. Contact Band Joins Dakota Digital Team

Dakota Digital has been a distributor of W.I.D.E. door contacts since its inception in 1995 using the trade name Magnum Shooters, but has since purchased the product line completely.

The W.I.D.E. Contact models are offered in a range of a number of contacts, both with and without pin switches for dome light activation. Dakota Digital was built around the idea of adding modern and convenient features to a custom vehicle.

For more info, check out Dakota Digital by calling (800) 852-3228 or visit

2. Beautiful Curves

Engineered Components (ECI) offers versatile tubing benders with their 4 in 1 tubing bender, capable of bending 3/16-, 1/4-, 5/16-, and 3/8-inch tubing up to 180 degrees at a 1-inch centerline radius. The 2 in 1 tubing bender handles 3/16- and 1/4-inch tubing and bends 180 degrees at a 5/8-inch centerline radius. Both units can make “zero lead or off nut” bends. This feature allows you to start bends directly off the tube nut. Offered with an optional three-dimensional back gauge system that allows the user duplicate existing bends, fabricate repetitive production bends, or just aid in holding and positioning for unmatched accuracy. Vise mounted for ease of operation and features a 180-degree scale with indicator for one stoke operation.

For more info, check out Engineered Components by calling (860) 872-7046 or visit

3. Better Stopping With Disc Brakes for ’50s Fords

Speedway Motors offers these two 11-inch disc brake kits to improve stopping for ’49-53 Fords and Mercurys (PN 91032003) as well as ’54-56 Fords (PN 91032000). These kits will greatly improve stopping power as well as work with your 15-inch wheels. Both kits feature 11-inch cast-iron rotors, loaded metric calipers, slide bolts, brake hoses, crush washers, dust caps, and all seals, bearings, and hardware. Complete instructions are also available. The ’54-56 kit will also fit the ’54 Ford Crestline; ’54-56 Customline and Mainline; ’55-56 Fairlane, Victoria, and Crown Victoria; and ’55-57 Thunderbird.

For more info, check out Speedway Motors by calling (800) 979-0122 or visit

Modern Rodding

VOLUME 3 • ISSUE 27 • 2022