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December '18

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34 THE SHOP DECEMBER 2018 GETTING CONNECTED Plumbing systems offer shops a way to go with the flow. 34 THE SHOP DECEMBER 2018 The resto-mod and performance markets continuously push performance plumbing companies to develop new ways to adapt components. (Photo courtesy BrakeQuip) F rom simple leaks to total hose, line and fitting replacements, performance plumbing is an important part of many aftermarket projects. Getting fluids where they need to go safely and securely is the goal, while cre- ating an attractive, efficient system is an appreciated bonus. While power-adders and splashy upgrades get most of the attention, it's the plumbing that makes it all work. Here's some infor- mation to help your next project go with the flow. Holley Performance Products Bowling Green, Kentucky Jason Garrie Tech/Sales Agent Our hottest product for the Performance Plumbing market is … … our Earl's Ultra-Pro Series Hose, including part number 680006ERL. This hose is offered in -6AN through -20AN in both woven polyester braid and stain- less steel braid, so it can be used for any plumbing situation. Its best features include … … a PTFE inner liner that is impervious to all known fuels, oils and coolants used in automotive applications; double-helix ribbed inner hose liner that offers extreme flexibility and full flow; liner rein- forced with an outside glass- fiber wrap for additional strength and integrity; and a PTFE inner liner that is carbon-infused for static dis- sipation and has an ultra-low coefficient of friction to improve maximum flow. New technology is advancing the Performance Plumbing market by … … making hoses more durable, stable, universal and cost-effective. The biggest difference in the Perfor- mance Plumbing market now as com- pared to 10 years ago is … … now you can buy one hose and plumb your entire vehicle instead of having to buy one hose for coolant, another for fuel, another for fluids, etc. An unexpected benefit for shops serving the Performance Plumbing market is … … the flexibility of the hose and the non- permeable materials used to make it. The hose is extremely flexible and super-light, so it makes the install and routing of the hose a breeze. Also, it doesn't stink up the shop with the smell of fuel like you get with some lesser hoses. BrakeQuip Alcoa, Tennessee Nick Dorfer Territory Sales-Central Our hottest product for the Performance Plumbing Market is … … build-to-order stainless steel brake hoses. Its best features include … … the ability for consumers to walk into one of our nearly 800 BrakeQuip Autho- rized Dealers and have custom-tailored, DOT-compliant hoses built exactly for their application in five different colors. The hoses are pressure-tested at the point of sale to guarantee safety and performance. New technology is advancing the Performance Plumbing market by … … the resto-mod and performance markets continuously push performance plumbing companies to develop new ways to adapt components into vehicles they may not h a v e n e c e s s a r i l y been designed for. The popularity of LS, Hellcat and Coyote Quality products ensure efficient, reliable plumb- ing projects. (Photo cour- tesy Holley/ Earl's)

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