Now you can digitally check the valve spring pressure of your cylinder heads with the heads bolted to the block. This great new tool from the Proform Parts tool crib will save you time and money, removing the aggravation and expense of tearing apart your top end. This adjustable digital valve spring pressure tester is available with digital readout pressure capacities from 0-to-600 lbs.

The base of the tool can be adjusted to fit all common aluminum rocker lengths and offsets. The digital gauge displays pressure in 5-pound increments with peak hold and backlighting features. This is a tough tool, made from billet aluminum with a knurled handle area for a positive grip. Black anodizing protects the surface, with the bright readout is powered by a single 9-volt battery. It’s the perfect addition to your engine building and maintenance toolbox. Preview this tool, and all of Proform’s other internal and external engine building tools and products at www.proformparts.com.

Ask for their new 2010 catalog featuring over 1000 Proform parts.

MSD 40th anniversary 6AL Ignition Control

2010 marks MSD’s 40th anniversary! To commemorate this birthday, MSD is celebrating with a limited edition of the 6AL Ignition Control.

This special ignition control features the first style logo that was used on the original MSD 2 ignition (a stamped housing and anodized in gold). These were their first multiple sparking, capacitive discharge ignition controls that were just getting started in the performance and racing market. It wasn’t long before racers such as Bob Glidden gave them a shot on the track and kicked off MSD’s climb to the number one ignition manufacturer! A few years later, the ignition was updated with the red cast aluminum housing that we’re all familiar with. This is where the 6A, 6AL and the entire 6-Series line sprouted from.

The Anniversary Ignition Control features the same proven components and power of the 6AL Ignition along with the engine saving Soft Touch rev control. There are only 4,000 of these ignitions being built and when they’re gone, they are gone! Each unit is serialized and is supplied with a classic MSD decal, free t-shirt offer and best of all, a limited lifetime warranty!

The 40th Ignition Control can be used on 4, 6 or 8-cylinder ignitions and connects to most distributors. Vibration mounts and 3,000, 6,000, 7,000 and 8,000 rpm modules are supplied.

For more information, contact MSD Ignition: 1490 Henry Brennan Dr., El Paso, Texas 79936, or call (915) 857-5200.

Hemi Valve Spring Removal tool

Anyone who's tried it knows how long and hard removing valve springs can be, up to five hours if you go by the book. Well the fine folks at Superior Automotive Engineering in Anaheim, California think that's too long, so they've come up with a tool that will have those bad boys off in as little as five minutes, and that's without even having to pull the engine.

Truly, will wonders never cease in this modern age of marvels and wonders?

If that sounds like something you'd like to have, give them a call at 714-503-1880, or head over to www.superiorautomotive.com. And make sure to tell 'em who sent you.