Anyone who has had to troubleshoot an engine problem can attest that the job would be much easier if you could see into the engine without taking it apart. Classic Industries is making that a reality by adding transparent thermostats and valve covers to its selection of engine products.
“Transparent engine parts were popular in the 1960s and 1970s, but the plastics of the day had severe limitations. They were prone to cracking and often became cloudy,” said Ray Yager, Classic Industries Merchandising Director. “Recent advances in materials, especially polycarbonates, have virtually eliminated those concerns.”
These new thermostat assemblies are manufactured from billet aluminum and heavy borosilicate glass, as used in steam boilers, and are designed to accept thermostats and restrictor plates. The valve covers are manufactured from a polycarbonate blend that will not warp, haze or become yellow over time due to heat, while causing oil to sheet after about 30 seconds, even after running at high-RPM.
“With a window into the beating heart of the vehicle, it’s easy to find and correct minor problems in valve train, cooling and oiling systems before they become major problems,” added Yager.
10110 – Chevrolet Small Block
10111 – Chevrolet Big Block
For more information on these products or to purchase them online, please visit www.classicindustries.com or call Classic Industries toll-free at 1-855-35-PARTS (1-855-357-2787).