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SEMA '12: Hi-Performance is Still Hot!

Rachael Adams of Detroit joined the TechAFX crew for this year's SEMA Show.  

SEMA 2012 was a GREAT event & we look forward to it all year long.  Despite the rocky start (courtesy of Hurricane Sandy), the crowds were enthusiastic & kept streaming through the booth all week long.
After 3 years of spreading the gospel of the UNsafe Rubber AN Hose, it's good to see that most folks now understand the need to use PTFE hoses on their vehicles!  Talking with these same Gearheads also let us know that TechAFX products are viewed as technologically advanced compared to the competition.  

Pace Performance Joins the Team!

We are proud to announce that Pace Performance is now a full-line distributor of TechAFX products.  From our AN Fittings & Hose Relo kits, to our Patented Tools, you can get them all online @ Pace.

Pace Performance is a complete source for all your GM performance needs. From GM Performance Parts (GMPP) to Genuine GM accessories, they carry a complete line of Genuine GM automotive and truck parts!  They stock thousands of performance related components from over 40 aftermarket manufacturers that cater to the Ford, Mopar and Foreign Car & Truck Enthusiasts.

Pace's technical department has developed their new Pace Performance Packages in response to customer request for a complete, one box, one part number & one price package.  

TechAFX & Pace Performance are committed to offering customers fully Engineered & properly tested components that are easy to install, look great & work right!

To learn more about the excellent product offerings at Pace Performance, go to http://paceperformance.com/ or call them at 888-748-4655.

TechAFX CUSTOM QD Jumpers!

TechAFX offers custom built QD Jumper hoses to the proper length for your build, from 2' to whatever you need. 

EVERY hose we sell has been fully pressure tested to ensure maximum performance & reliability.

Order yours now!

TechAFX & Aeromotive Join the Crew on Search & Restore TV

RTM Productions invites TechAFX to their Tech Center to help out on their latest project.

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TechAFX recently worked with Aeromotive, Rick's Stainless Tanks and PACE Performance to install a fuel system on the Search & Restore update of Chad Terhar's 1955 Chevy 210 Handyman wagon--check out the final installment of the show by clicking the link below.


The Fuel System (see 1:12 into the video)
The fuel system on the '55 consists of a Rick's Stainless Tanks fuel tank, with a built in fuel sender (which combines the fuel pump, fuel level system and feed/return fuel lines into one unit), lots of TechAFX PTFE AN BlackWrap hose (-8 AN feed, -6 AN return) and TechAFX military-grade, US-made AN Fittings (anodized BLACK, of course!) with the proven combination of an Aeromotive fuel filter and vacuum controlled pressure regulator.
To top it off, we used a TechAFX 'QD Jumper' hose (pn 110662) to connect the custom fuel system to a stock LS3 fuel rail on the PACE Perforamance 'Connect & Cruise' LS3 V8 engine. All TechAFX QD Jumpers consist of a production-quality, metal 'Quick Disconnect' fitting crimped on a section of TechAFX PTFE AN BlackWrap hose. TechAFX QD Jumpers have passed numerous new car-level SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) tests--they are literally the same 'Quick Disconnect'-style fittings a new car would come with--Made in the U.S.A. and built to last with today's fuel.

Minimizing Fuel Smell (see 4:22 into the video)
While TechAFX PTFE AN Hose and Fittings prevent fuel emission from the fuel feed system, the PACE Performance Connect & Cruise LS3 V8 fuel smell control to a new level by offering a factory-style EVAP fuel system. This system consists of an electronically-controlled solenoid on the front of the passenger-side cylinder head of the engine that ports fuel vapor from the fuel tank back into the engine--reducing fuel vapor emissions and using that fuel vapor to propel the vehicle.
Check out (at 4:22 into the video) the buildup of the 'Franken-filler' fuel fill tube built by Blair Gehman from BG ChassisWorks & Sidewinder Conversions to provide a pickup-point for the EVAP system. TechAFX -6 BlackWrap hose was then plumbed from the rear of the vehicle up to the EVAP solenoid, then a TechAFX 'Hider Hose' (pn 110411) was used to connect the solenoid to the intake of the PACE Performance LS3 V8. This EVAP system makes a HUGE difference in how much a vehicle smells like fuel, but unfortunately, most people take these off the engine before installing it in a performance application. TechAFX makes it easy to install the EVAP solenoid, and TechAFX products mean it is going to look as good as possible in the process.

The Search & Restore team obviously wanted a fuel system that provided excellent safety, minimized that annoying fuel smell, looked great, was built to last with today's fuel and provided plenty of fuel for the hilariously fun PACE Performance LS3 V8 engine.

'55 Chevy Handyman Wagon Finale

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Final assembly in our last half hour of Chad's '55 Handyman Wagon, including some last minute engine troubleshooting, a "slot car-like" road test with Tim and Tommy, then the family arrives at the Tech Center for what is a very emotional give back.


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We had a ball working on this project and we hope that Chad & his family enjoy their new ride!

TechAFX & V8TV Build the CoyoTBird's Fuel System

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V8TV's latest project is a 1955 "CoyoTBird" that melds the old school elegance of a vintage T-bird, with an easy to live with modern Ford drivetrain.   Trevor invited us out to help him decide the best to mate the car's stainless steel EFI fuel lines to the factory inlet on the 5.0L Coyote Engine in the 55 Thunderbird.

After a quick how-to lesson, Trevor was building TechAFX A-N lines & fittings like he'd been doing it for years.  Take a look. 

Many thanks to Kevin, Kelle, Trevor, & the V8TV crew for their warm hospitality!

Kernal Knowledge: HOW ETHANOL IS WRECKING YOUR ENGINE

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Ed Syrocki is the owner of EMS Classic Car Care in Warren, MI.  Since 1998, he's been specializing in the repair & maintainance of a variety of classic cars & trucks for his loyal customers.  He's pretty frustrated with the damage that he sees happening to his customer's cars every day.  Damage from today's ethanol-blend fuels. Damage that can happen in a remarkably short period of time to Carbs, Fuel Pumps, & rubber Hoses.   Ed's frustration come from the fact that all of this damage comes from the simple act of gas into your prized vehicle.

TechAFX Hoses are "Built for Today's Fuel".  Our Hoses & Fittings are designed & tested to stand up to aggressive fuels like gasoline, alcohol, ethanol, methanol, E85, etc. 

Read more about Ed on the Historic Vehicle Assoc site:  Kernal Knowledge

 


TechAFX Sponsors 2012 Drag Camaro

Team TechAFX is a proud sponsor for one of 2012's HOTTEST new drag cars!  

This 2012 Chevrolet COPO style Camaro die-cast has a working "carbonfiber" hood, LS7 engine, mag wheels, slicks, etc.  This limited edition model (1536) will be sold in serial number order, like the factory. 

So, step up, join the team, & add one to your trophy case at home by clicking on the link below:

Camaro Collectables

QD Jumper, straight 3/8", -6 BlkWrp (24" long)

$69.00

TechAFX's new QD Jumper Hose assembly is designed to make installing a custom fuel system on a production 'quick disconnect' (QD) male fitting easy and safe.
 

Each QD Jumper uses a US-made, metal QD fitting (the same fitting that is used on production vehicle hose assemblies) that is crimped on a 24-inch long section of TechAFX BlackWrap PTFE, conductive-core AN hose with a 60,000 psi crimping machine.

 

110650.  Straight 3/8" QD steel fitting to -6 BlkWrp, 24 inches long   All LS V8 Engines  (often used as fuel feed line)

$69.00

NEW! TechAFX DualAwl

$54.99

TechAFX is proud to release our new DualAwl PTFE AN installation tool featuring a hard anodized coating over a proprietary billet aluminum tool shape.

The DualAwl makes it easy to assemble PTFE AN hose on AN fittings by properly seating the PTFE hose in the olive before installing the PTFE AN Fitting in the hose/olive combination.

The DualAwl is a more cost effective than other multi-tool designs, because it works on hose sizes from -4 to -12 AN.

 


$54.99

Imperial Wins the Gold @ Starbird's Show

1959
Imperial
Speedster

 

The Imperial won Starbird's Go for the Gold award - the largest prize in all of hot Rodding.  It beat the 2010 Riddler winner, the "Gold Digger".
Congrats to Pfaff Designs!
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