Modern Rodding NEW PRODUCTS

By Brian Brennan

Vintage style car gauges, Bolt-In system for Mustang, Red and silver gauge panel, and Mopar master cylinders
1. Retrotech for Your ’42-48 Ford
Achieve a drop-in upgrade for your stock ’42-48 Ford car dash with Dakota Digital’s Retrotech package. The Dakota Digital RTX series focuses on retaining that stock look without sacrificing the late-model features you value. Dakota Digital has incorporated OEM design elements regarding the layout, face styling, and indicators into their latest offering. At first glance these gauges look like original equipment, but once you hit the switch and the LED backlighting comes on in your favorite color scheme all doubts will be removed.

The CNC machined housings are filled with electronics designed and built in-house, helping Dakota Digital once again raise the bar for aftermarket instrumentation. The high-definition TFT message centers can be fully configured to display just about any piece of information needed. As you’ve come to expect from Dakota Digital, the RTX series utilizes a central control box to make installation and setup as easy as possible.

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

2. ’65-70 Mustangs Can Now Have a Bolt-In IFS System
Installing a physically large engine into the ’65-70 Mustang unibody structure with its shock towers intruding into the engine bay has always been difficult. Fatman Fabrications now offers a solution.

The Coyote engines are even harder to fit due to the extreme width across the valve covers. After years of study and thought, Fatman has designed a totally bolt-in IFS kit that does just that. A 1/4-inch steel plate is bolted to the subrails from the radiator back to the floorboards to accomplish the reinforcement. Then Fatman’s proven Mustang II–based IFS systems become a bolt-in option. Front diagonal braces and a full suspension crossmember finish the fully braced assembly. Filler plates for the removed shock towers are supplied, along with tubular control arms, Ridetech premium coilovers, disc brakes, power steering, and antisway bar, with bolt-on engine mounts for the Coyote, Windsor, and FE-series engines available.

For more info, check out Fatman Fabrications (704) 545-0369, or visit

3. Deuce Dash Insert
Latest offering from Phoenix Machine is the traditional-appearing (engine turned) dash panel insert for the ’32 Ford. The face of this panel is recessed, which adds depth and enhanced appearance. It will fit in the stock recess of the Ford dashboard.

The Deuce panel is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum stock. The edges are polished to a mirror finish and the engine-turned insert is made from 22-gauge stainless steel for a long-lasting great appearance. The panel comes with predrilled 3-3/8- and 2-1/16-gauge holes.

For more info, check out Phoenix Machine (920) 841-0500, or visit

4. Mopar Four-Bolt Tandem Master Cylinder
Wilwood manufacturers a performance master cylinder with a flange specifically for the rectangular mounting flange for Mopars. The new Mopar Compact Tandem master cylinder matches the B-body, including Chrysler Cordoba, Dodge Charger, and Plymouth Fury; the A-body, including Dart and Valiant; and the E-body Challenger and Barracuda.

Wilwood offers these Mopar-specific master cylinders in 15/16-, 1-, or 1-1/8-inch bore sizes compatible with manual and power, drum, or disc brakes (drum brake residual valve available separately). The die-cast aluminum master cylinders are available with either a chrome powdercoat or black E-coat finish to complement any engine bay. Also offered in the kits are Wilwood’s Combo Valve with an adjustable proportioning valve, hydraulic brake light switch, plumbing, and bracket.

For more info, contact Wilwood Engineering by visiting

Modern Rodding

VOLUME 4 • ISSUE 30 • 2023