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Proposition 65 Compliance Statement

PROPOSITION 65 COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

The California Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65) Explained:
In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65.

Proposition 65 requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include over 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide Californians with a clear and reasonable warning about chemicals in the products they purchase, in their home or workplace, or that are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program. OEHHA, which is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), also evaluates all currently available scientific information on substances considered for placement on the Proposition 65 list.

What this means to you:
While the proposition was created to protect drinking water sources from chemical contamination, the scope of the law has expanded over the years. It now includes over 900 chemicals and also pertains to (but is not limited to) exposure through touch, inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact.
The Proposition 65 warning can now be found on products that may contain a small amount of over 900 chemicals or ingredients that the OEHHA lists as a carcinogen or reproductive toxicant. This includes vinyl, coatings, plastics, and much more.
Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 are common everyday additives found in products like electrical wire, cable, coated fabrics, steering wheels, shoes, gloves, tonneau covers, bed liners, oil filter wrenches, brake pads, floor mats, etc.

Because of the vast array of products that might contain one of the chemicals or ingredients on the list, we must include Proposition 65 warnings in our communications with you. We are required to use exact wording as specified by the state of California. While the warning sounds alarming, the purpose is to notify you of the potential risk so that you can make an informed buying decision.

-PRW Industries, Inc

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LSX Magazine’s Article on Installing a Non-Electric Transmission to an LS Based Engine


LSX Magazine wrote an informative article on installing an older non electric transmission to your LS based engine.  The basis of this type of swap lies within the flexplate and a spacer.  Take a look at the in depth article here:

https://www.lsxmag.com/tech-stories/how-to-install-a-non-electronic-transmission-behind-an-ls-engine/

Video Above:  PRW Part # 1834624 GM LS High Inertia SFI Rated Flexplate which fits all specialty torque converters.

 


This is a great article that will answer the many questions about this popular swap.  Thanks for the info LSX Magazine!

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Diesel Army’s Article on our Ford 6.0 Powerstroke Head Studs

 

Diesel Army recently wrote an article about our Ford Powerstroke 6.0 Head Studs.  As this has been growing into a common upgrade for powerstroke owners for many reasons, if you’re looking into upgrading and you’re on the fence about which direction to take, take a look at Diesel Army’s article HERE.

 

You can take a look at our Ford Powerstroke 6.0 Diesel Head Studs here: https://store.prw-usa.com/1036313-ford-powerstroke-6-0-diesel-cylinder-head-stud-kit/

Part # 1036313

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New Performance Quotient PQx Pedestal Shaft Rocker Arm Systems for Small Block Chevy with AFR or Brodix Track 1 Cylinder Heads

sspictured above:  PN 3535031 SBC AFR 190-195-210 Cylinder Heads, 1.5 Ratio

 

PRW Industries is proud to present our new line of Performance Quotient PQx Shaft Rocker Arm Systems available for Small Block Chevy with AFR 190-195-210 Cylinder Heads or Brodix Track 1 Cylinder Heads.  We off them with a vast array of ratios;  from 1.5, 1.6 and split 1.5 and 1.6 ratios.

pictured above:  PN 3535035 SBC Brodix Track 1 Cylinder Heads, 1.5 Ratio

 

These PQx Shaft Rocker Systems are made of 2024 aircraft quality aluminum allow extrusions and are relieved for extra valve spring clearance and anodized for added strength.  They’re rated at 750lbs OSP (open spring pressure) and have an internal oiling system for lasting performance.

PRW has the answer for the racer who’s ready to push the performance envelope with stiffer valve springs, aggressive camshafts, and now AFR or Brodix Track 1 Heads.  Our shaft rocker arm systems offer much more stability than your standard rocker or even a rocker arm set with stud girdles.  Our added ratio options and split ratios also add a great benefit for engine builders and enthusiasts.

Our Part Number Line:

3535031 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, AFR 190-195-210 Cyl Heads, 1.50 Int/Exh Ratio

3535032 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, AFR 190-195-210 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/1.50Exh Ratio

3535033 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, AFR 190-195-210 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/Exh Ratio

3535035 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, Brodix Track 1 Cyl Heads, 1.50 Int/Exh Ratio

3535036 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, Brodix Track 1 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/1.50 Exh Ratio

3535037 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, Brodix Track 1 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/Exh Ratio

 

You can take a look at our line here:  https://store.prw-usa.com/products/rocker-arms/shaft-mount-rocker-arms/chevy-sb-and-bb-billet-aluminum/

-PRW Industries

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Tell Congress to Provide Tax Credits for Businesses Participating in Trade Shows

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Main Cap Stud Kit Available for LS Engines: Part # 1000098

PRW Now Carries a Heavy Duty Main Cap Stud Kit for GM LS Series Engines!

We’re excited to announce our new Main Cap Stud Kit for your LS Engine.  Available for 4.8, 5.3, 5.7, and 6.0L LS Based Engines from 1997-2015 with a 6 Bolt Main.

If you want to improve the life of your engine block, upgrade your stock bolts to stronger, more capable studs.

If you’re upgrading  with higher horsepower parts, the higher cylinder pressures may cause the stock bolts to stretch which is knows as main cap “walk”.  This can create high vibration causing damage to contacted surfaces.  What can happen is the loosening of other parts such as main bearings and eventually oil pressure loss.

Our main cap upgrade replaces the stock bolts to high performance studs.  PRW uses premium grade Custom 4150 Steel rated at “aircraft” quality. Our studs are then specially heat-treated to 180,000 psi. This heat treating procedure allows for total heat penetration which results in a stronger, more superior stud compared to lesser quality studs from other manufacturers.

Find purchase and pricing here:  PRW Online Store – LS Main Cap Stud Kit

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New LS Supercharger Water Pump Pulley Girdle Kit

PRW Supercharger Water Pump Pulley Girdle with PRW High Performance Water Pump and Pulley

 

 

Take a look at our 6061 Billet Aluminum Pulley Girdle Kit fitted with our PRW Higher Performance Aluminum Water Pump and Pulley! Fits Chevy GM LS Gen III/IV Series Edelbrock, Stewart, and PRW Water Pumps with GM 8-Bolt Hub PRW now has the answer to strengthen your LS Water Pump Pulley for Supercharged LS Engines! Our Pulley Girdle Kit will bolt on to aftermarket 8-bolt hubs to brace your pulley for supercharged applications. Made of 6061 Billet Aluminum and will include 4 fasteners and thread locker.

 

For more info go to: https://prw-usa.com​ Our online Store: https://store.prw-usa.com/

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New Chevy Corvair Sportsman Roller Tip Rocker Arms Now Available

PRW 0816412 Chevy Corvair Roller Tip Rocker Arms: 1959-69 Flat Six 1.6 x 3/8″

Chevy Corvair Enthusiasts Unite! We are glad to announce that we now offer Sportsman Roller Rocker Arms for your beloved Corvair Flat Six Engine.   Made of 4340 Chromoly Steel Rocker Bodies which are much stronger than your ordinary stamped steel.  Roller Tips will minimize scrubbing and we’ve added our oiling hole in a special location necessary for the Flat Six.  For more information take a look here:  PRW 0816412

  • Rated at 350lbs open spring pressure
  • Set of 12 (includes 3/8″ pivot balls and RockerLocs)
  • Heat Treated Pivot Balls
  • 4340 Steel Rocker Bodies

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2021 Feature Vehicle

PRW is proud to introduce our Project Car for our 2021 Catalog!

Amidst the numerous disruptions caused by COVID-19 this year, PRW has worked hard to maintain our status in the automotive aftermarket parts industry and we’re proud to have upheld our operations along with progressively growing throughout all aspects.  We’ve put in the extra effort to provide our parts and additionally introduce new parts to our product line.

We’d like to introduce another project of ours, set to make a debut on our upcoming 2021 PRW Catalog.  We’ll be working alongside many outstanding companies for this build and will document our progress here.  This blog post will be updated showing steps of our build, which parts and companies we’re working with, and so on.  This will be a great time for all and we’re excited for the journey and final result.

 

 

Take a look at our choice of Radiator for our 2021 Catalog Car Build!

has an awesome Direct Fit Downflow Radiator Module which will suit our needs and yours too!

 

 

     Cooling monster motors, especially when faced with common problems like tight spaces and small grille openings can be a challenge. Be Cools cooling technology produces radiators that are 40 percent lighter than conventional O.E.M. units, yet have greater cooling power. Their epoxy-free construction provides better heat dissipation, too, while allowing complete repairability. A mirror-polished finish is an option on all Be Cool radiators.
     High-quality Be Cool radiators are 100 percent made in the North America. Most are made for specific applications, fit without the need for major modifications, and are compatible with all coolants.
They are Guaranteed to lower your coolant temperature a minimum of 20 degrees, or your money back! In fact most customers report even greater coolant temperature drops. If you have a stock vehicle think O.E.M., but if you have a performance vehicle you should consider Be Cool!
     Be Cool goes one step further with our Direct-Fit Radiator Modules. These modules include a Radiator (downflow or crossflow), Electric Fan/s, Fan Mounting Brackets, Wiring Harness with Relay/s, Temperature Sender, Billet Radiator Cap, Diamond-Cut Recovery Tank, and All Necessary Hardware. ❄️
For more information, please check out https://www.becool.com/

Need stopping power? 🛑❓ Our 2021 Catalog Car needs that also! Of course we went with the BEST:

Wilwood Disc Brakes
We used Wilwood Part Number 140-11403 Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors w/Red Calipers for our 1966 Mustang. 
Forged Dynapro Low-Profile Pro-Series rear disc brake kits provide a complete solution for popular muscle car rear axles on applications that require a parking brake assembly and extra clearance for 14.00” to 15.00” rim applications. Forged billet Dynapro Low-Profile four-piston calipers 11.00” one-piece hat and rotor assemblies, and high friction pads provide optimized and balanced braking for all types of custom performance street/strip and show machines. The neatly hidden internal shoe system provides a clean installation with superior static holding power for parking. Optional caliper finishes and rotor designs enable the builder to personalize the style and optimize brake performance for every individual application.
For more information: Wilwood Disc Brakes

Our 2021 Catalog Car is going under the knife 🔪 Awesome work is being done by

JEP Autoworks which is a FULL SERVICE Performance Automotive Center

JEP Autoworks is a full service automotive repair and performance shop located in the Hemet / San Jacinto Valley. Starting out in 1999 as a general automotive repair facility, JEP has expanded into the business of building, tuning and modifying vehicles establishing our reputation as one of the top names in the performance automotive industry. From off-road vehicles, to full race, to performance street machines and exotics or for just reliable, quality repair services on stock vehicles, JEP Autoworks puts our reputation and quality in every vehicle we work on.

Our 10,000 square foot facility in Hemet, CA features a full showroom showcasing our work and offering a variety of performance speed, stereo and electronic parts & accessories. JEP Autoworks is equipped with a Dynocom 1800X series Chassis Dynometer for vehicle tuning and dyno services. Our 8000 square foot repair bay includes 5 chassis lifts, a 4-post vehicle lift, tire mounting and balancing, welding and metal fabrication equipment. Separate from JEP Autoworks main building is our 3000 square foot paint and body center. The JEP Autoworks showroom and service facility is open Monday – Friday 5 days a week and is available after hours by appointment to accommodate client schedules.

AT JEP our occupation is our passion. We are gear-heads who love what we do and take pride in both our reputation and customer loyalty. All jobs at JEP are seen through to ensure our customer expectations are met and we will always stand behind our work. As both active participants and attendees of automotive events, organizations, races and trade shows in the auto electronics and performance automotive industry we stay up on the latest industry trends & technology to ensure our clients receive the best advice and recommendations we can offer.

For hours, contact and location information please see our contact page. For questions about our work, quotes, project planning or for a tour of our facility contact JEP Autoworks during normal business hours.

Looking into the best suspension setup? Our 2021 Catalog Car was in need of one too!  We obviously went with Global West Suspension.  We chose the Negative Roll Coilover Front End Kit. Part # COMNR-6466V.  Negative Roll is used for a street /road handling application, which was perfect for our build! We have more Global West parts for the rear also so stay tuned!

For More info please check out Global West Suspension

JEP Autoworks has been busy working on our 2021 Catalog Mustang!
Since they are a full service repair and performance shop they have been hard at work offering full paint and body work! The bottom of our mustang is now protected by truck bed liner, and the paint has a great mirror finish!
Follow JEP Autoworks and don’t hesitate to contact them for any of your repair and performance build needs!
Weber Carburetors

Take a look at those carbs. Our 2021 Catalog Car is coming along quite nicely thanks to

JEP Autoworks.
We’re using Weber Carburetors and their Redline Kit. Their v8 Proline Performance kit was a perfect match for our build.
We have started to put together our chosen transmission kit from Silver Sport Transmissions.

Silver Sport Transmissions, an Elite Distributor of TREMEC® Transmissions, is the industry leader in the research and development of kits to modernize the drivetrain of classic cars, trucks and street rods. Their SST A41 Automatic, TREMEC TKO and T5 5-Speeds, and TREMEC Magnum 6-Speed PerfectFit and RestroFit® Kits are the best fitting and most complete kits available.

After seeing how comprehensive their kits are and the attention to detail, it was a no-brainer to choose their Tremec TKO Kit with the TKO 600 Ratios.

Here’s some info on our kit:
  1. Tremec TKO 5 Speed Overdrive
    • 500-600 torque capacity wide or close ratio.
    • No tunnel cutting
    • Compact billet aluminum shifter mechanism provides smooth shifting with short throws. True internal offset with perfect factory shifter positioning.
    • Exclusive SST case customization – CNC machined for a PerfectFit™ without compromise to the transmission
    • Thoroughly tested for leaks and performance.
    • Market Leading Warranty – learn more
    • Optional Carbon Fiber Lined Synchronizer blocker ring upgrade for higher rpm shift capability
    • Lower Cost Option Classic Fit option available for non-console installations. Cutting is required; it will not provide factory shifter positioning.
  1. Crossmember
    • CAD designed, lightweight, easy bolt-in
  2. Driveshaft & Slip Yoke
    • Lightweight, steel, custom driveshaft for superior strength. Dynamically balanced for smooth operation and premium solid u-joints come standard.
  3. Speedometer Connection
    • Mechanical and electronic compatible
  4. Calibrated Speedo Cable or Electronic Speedo Connector – Your choice
  5. Reverse Light Connector
  6. Pilot Bearing
    • Super heavy-duty needle roller type with lube seal for long life
  7. Isolator Mount
    • Rubber for vibration isolation
  8. Installation Hardware
  9. Detailed Installation Instructions – including free lifetime tech support
  10. Market Leading Warranty – learn more

This is just the beginning!  More parts and info on our Transmission Parts from Silver Sport Transmission will be updated soon!

For more information on Silver Sport Transmissions, please check their website:  https://shiftsst.com/

Our 2021 Catalog Car is currently getting new lower side scoops from Maier Racing.
We chose the 65-66 Lower Side Scoops. They actually offer three styles for 65-66 so you’ll be able to choose what fits your style.  Once they’re on and ready, we’ll get down to the nitty gritty and update with more detail!
For more information:  Visit https://www.maierracing.com/
Quick update on our 2021 Catalog Car! JEP Autoworks has been hard at work and the detail shows 😍
Kilmat Car Sound Deadening Mat is currently being installed with their 80 mil thickness mat.
Other competitors have the thickness of their mat at 50-60 mil.

PRW Visits Jep Autoworks to Test and Tune our 1966 Ford Mustang 2021 Catalog Car

 

We took a field trip to JEP Autoworks in Hemet, CA to take a look at the progress of our 1966 Ford Mustang 2021 Catalog Car. The vehicle is near completion and we’re pleased with the wonderful results from JEP Autoworks and the Outstanding companies who helped build this Mustang from the ground up with their products.

Here’s a highlight video of the day showcasing some of the parts used and some dyno clips. We’ll be posting dyno runs and output information soon so stay tuned!

Much thanks to our Friends and Sponsors for the build:

JEP Autoworks
Global West Suspension
Wilwood Disc Brakes
Canton Racing Products
B&M
Eagle
MSD Ignition
Weber Carburetors
Currie Enterprises
Silver Sport Transmissions
Be Cool Inc
Powermaster Peformance Starters and Alternators
Mahle
Inland Empire Driveline
Pacific Performance Products
JBA Performance Exhaust

 

 

Steering is an essential part of a build which doesn’t get enough attention at times.  We’ve looked into what would fit best with our build and our choice was with Unisteer.  They carry great steering systems and components for classic and custom vehicles.  We’ve decided to pick part number 8001110-01-01 that can be seen here.

We liked how the kit was versatile enough to fit different builds, as stated on their website:

“The kit will work on Big Block and Small Block cars, and have been successfully used with Stock Manifolds, and Hooker Super Comp Headers. Other Headers may work, but we can’t guarantee an easy install. This kit requires the use of a mini starter. This kit may require some modifications on Mustangs with Dart Heads and other Aftermarket Heads requiring different headers.”

Installation was a breeze and we had no problems with clearance or any other issues. We’re starting to test drive our Mustang and hopefully testing it on a track soon.  We’ll be updating our testing soon!

For more information with Unisteer, please visit their website: https://www.unisteer.com/

 

Stay Tuned…More to come!

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-PRW Industries

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update for PRW Customers

COVID-19 and our commitment to you

Hours of Operation (shipping included):  Monday – Friday 7:00am-4:00pm

 

To Our Valued Dealers, Distributors, Resellers and Consumers,

In response to the virus, we’ve implemented updated best practices in our workplace to help ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers. PRW Industries is also closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working tirelessly to serve the needs of our customers and individuals who are quickly adapting to new ways of life as we all pull together to curtail this outbreak.

Putting our Employees and Customers First
In accordance with California’s recent statewide stay-at-home order, some employees in our Los Angeles area headquarters are now working from home. We have temporarily limited on-site business operations to essential staff in our office and warehouse to ensure fulfilment and delivery of customer orders with minimal interruption. These essential employees adhere to recommended hygiene and social distancing practices, and janitorial services have been enhanced to preserve a clean, healthy work environment.
These precautions are designed to ensure customer orders are picked, packed and shipped by healthy employees. Once a package leaves our warehouse, it’s entrusted to one of our shipping partners. A large percentage of these orders are delivered via UPS or the US Postal Service, both of which are taking steps to ensure the health of their employees and safe parcel delivery. UPS has published its COVID-19 response and the USPS is following guidelines published by the CDC. PRW and its overland fulfilment partners are pulling together to deliver the highest, healthiest level of service to our customers.

Technical Support & Customer Service
PRW will continue to provide Customer Service and Technical Support via telephone on a limited basis. It may become necessary to return telephone calls at specific times of day to fulfill the needs of our customers and consumers. If the Customer Service and/or Tech Team is working from home, we have made arrangements for telephone transfers to respond to incoming calls. Please be patient, since inventory feeds may not be readily at-hand under those circumstances. Dealers, distributors, retailers, and resellers may wish to subscribe to our daily inventory feed. That service that is available in digital format at 4:00am PDT/PST every morning to better monitor product availability and keep your customers informed accordingly.

Commitment to Fair Prices
PRW is committed to fair pricing. Tariffs and other supply chain fluctuations, industry adjustments, and changes in consumer demand will no doubt place pressure on warehouse distribution and the e-commerce system as a whole. The management and staff at PRW Industries are especially grateful to you – our loyal customers – for helping to ensure best business practices, especially during trying times like these.

The Future
As the COVID-19 situation remains fluid, PRW Industries is committed to helping customers manage through these difficult times. Our company will continue to monitor and respond to federal, state and local health authorities to protect our employees and serve our customers safely, and with minimal disruption.

 

Respectfully,
Bill McGloghlon
President, PRW Industries

 

As the world adjusts to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our shipping times/delivery has slightly changed depending on which shipping provider is used.  Details are listed below and can be updated at any time.

Fedex:  Temporarily suspending signature required for most deliveries in the U.S.

  • Except for shipments with adult signature required, physical signature not required for:
    • FedEx Express (U.S. and Canada)
    • FedEx Ground (U.S. and Canada)
    • FedEx Freight (U.S.)
    • FedEx Office in-store (U.S.)
    • FedEx SameDay City (U.S.)
    • FedEx Onsite Retail Locations (U.S.)

UPS:  UPS is maintaining delivery services except where limited by government restrictions. We are working in partnership with governments around the world to obtain exceptions that allow our operations to continue wherever possible, even in restricted areas.  UPS delivery operations have been designated critical infrastructure by governments and we continue to pick up and deliver, even in restricted areas.

USPS: Despite the global health challenges we are facing, USPS remains committed to serving you. The safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority as we provide the essential service of delivering your mail every day. Get the latest updates on any service disruptions that may impact you.

Overseas Shipments
USPS has temporarily suspended the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International® service destined for China & Hong Kong. Several countries have also issued updates on delivery delays or other service impacts.

Residential & Business Mail
Residential and business customers should check the latest shipping and delivery updates in your area. Also, be sure to double-check items that you may not mail such as flammable hand sanitizer and wipes.

Freight Carriers: LTL

  • LTL carriers continue to operate within impacted areas and are considered “essential” providers of service.
  • Our operations teams are monitoring pickups scheduled and messaging shippers in impacted areas (CA, NY, and PA currently) to confirm that they are available for pickup.
  • Should any customers need shipments rerouted or held, as a result of business closures, our Ops teams are available to assist with that routing and to confirm what/if charges would be associated on a case by case basis.

 

Useful Resources

CDC website

CDC Informational Videos

CDC Factsheets and Print Materials

World Health Organization (WHO)

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