Modern Rodding NEW PRODUCTS

By Brian Brennan

4 new products
1. Face-Lift for the ’62-63 Ford Fairlane
Dakota Digital now offers the VHX Series of instrumentation to fit the ’62-63 Ford Fairlane. It offers lighted needles, backlit faces, and a full character message center for all displays.

The VHX Series utilizes solid state sensors and precision stepper motors for the ultimate accuracy, coupled with a limited-lifetime warranty for complete support both now and in the future. It utilizes either a stock or aftermarket wiring harness, and either a stock, modified, or late-model drivetrain. Systems are available with a red, white, or blue display color and either a satin silver or black alloy–style face.

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

2. Braking Performance
Duralast provides consistent, quiet, effective braking performance, with several options ranging from OE-matched replacement with Duralast, to their Gold, Elite, and Severe Duty levels of performance to update your brakes. With advanced pad friction formulas and rotor metallurgy technology that meets or exceeds OE fit, form, and function, it gives your hot rod, personal car, or truck consistent, safe braking action.

For more info, check out Duralast by visiting

3. Served on a Plate
Granatelli Motor Sports now offers a heavy-duty Engine Stand Adapter Plate (PN 540106) in a natural aluminum finish. (We just couldn’t help ourselves and we had our engine plate customized.) It comes in billet aluminum and will work with small- and big-block Chevys, the LS and LT engines, as well as the Duramax.

Designed to be compatible with the most popular engine stand bolt patterns, this stand eliminates the requirement for the flimsy “traditional four fingers” that span from the engine to the stand. It is made in the USA from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and comes with a mounting plate, spacers, and necessary engine to stand mounting hardware (engine stand not included). The heavy-duty 7/16-inch-thick plate significantly raises the fastening strength of the engine to the stand by directly mounting to seven of the bellhousing boltholes.

For more info, check out Granatelli Motor Sports by calling (805) 486-6644 or visit

4. Two Ways to “Detroit Tune” Your ’64-70 Mustang IFS
Detroit Speed now offers two IFS kits: Speed Kit 1 for ’64-66 Mustangs and Speed Kit 2 for ’67-70 Mustangs. Featuring 1-1/2 to 3 inches of ride height adjustability using control arms, “Detroit Tuned” coilover shocks, and shock tower closeouts, you can pair this kit with your DSE Rear Mini-Tub kit for a full makeover.

Noteworthy points: lowers ride height 1-1/2 to 3 inches; coilover spring/shock relocated to lower control arm for improved ride control; one-piece-style lower control arms include cross-axis bushing and heavy-duty, adjustable strut rod pivot; upper control arms feature DSE Caster Tuner slugs for improved alignment adjustability; 031377DS (Speed Kit 1) or 031375DS (Speed Kit 2) “Detroit Tuned” non-adjustable coilover shock eliminates any guesswork of adjusting shocks; 031377-SDS (Speed Kit 1) or 031375-SDS (Speed Kit 2) “Detroit Tuned” single-adjustable coilover shock allows customer to dial in their preferred shock settings; upper shock mount relocated under fender apron, making for clean engine compartment; shock tower closeouts improve clearance, allowing for wider front wheel/tire packages; compatible with all ’67-70 Mustang spindles (not included); Speed Kit 2, 1-1/4-inch x 0.188 wall tubular sway bar; Speed Kit 2, spindles use larger bearing and tie rod ends first developed for Trans-AM Boss 302 Mustangs.

For more info, check out Detroit Speed by calling (704) 662-3272 or visit

Modern Rodding

VOLUME 4 • ISSUE 36 • 2023