Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) May 20, 2016
Summit Racing now carries Detroit Muscle Banana Split 1949 Ford Parts Combos. PowerNation TV's Detroit Muscle crew rebuilt the iconic Ford using modifications ripped right from the customizer’s playbook and parts from Summit Racing.
The 1949 Ford originally ran a 6-volt electrical system. The Detroit Muscle team upgraded to 12-volts to run modern components like the solenoid “poppers” in the Electric-Life shaved door handle kit. A 12-volt setup was also required for the PerTronix Ignitor solid-state ignition system used on the Ford flathead engine. A Ron Francis Bare Bonz wiring harness replaces the old cloth-covered wiring.
The guys used the Summit Racing’s Milk White and Go Banana Yellow 2-Stage Paint to give Banana Split its signature paint job. Summit Racing 2-Stage Paint is a complete system with perfectly matched primers, activators, sealer/hardeners, reducers, clear coats, and more.
The lack of heat suppression can turn the cabin of a 60-plus year old vehicle into an icebox in winter and a toaster in the summer. To fix that, the Detroit Muscle guys sprayed the interior down with LizardSkin heat and sound insulation. It’s a two-step process—spray the sound deadener first, let it cure for 24 hours, then spray the heat suppression over top of the sound deadener.
Banana Split got a set of Coker O.E. style Ford wheels shod in Coker American Classic whitewall radial tires. The Detroit Muscle team gave Banana Split a subtle drop in the back using a two inch lowering block kit from DJM suspension. And what 1950s hot rod would be complete without blue dot taillights—the ’49 got some Cal Custom blue dots.
Watch the Banana Split episodes on PowerNation TV's Detroit Muscle.
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