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Winter 2012 • Vol. 12 #1

Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales Agreement #40609642

WINTER 2012 Performance in Motion Publications 1100 The Queensway Toronto, ON M8Z 1P7 Phone: 416-259-3678 • Fax: 416-259-6433 PUBLISHER Bob McJannett Phone: 416-259-3678 EDITOR Rob McJannett CONTRIBUTORS Phil Adams Thomas Anderson Robert T. Bell Bob A. Booey Jim Madigan Robert Michaelson Ken Mist (EyeNo) Leonard F. Slye with Bonnie Staring as the Reluctant Passenger AWESOME COVER Jeff Norwell


Art Hagner’s High School motorcycle

PROOFREADER Spike “The Machine” LaVigne MOVING? Please let us know!  E-mail both your old & new address to: Return undeliverables to: 1100 The Queensway Toronto, ON M8Z 1P7

“Maya” checks out Art’s 67 GTO


P.I. says Goodbye to the Queensway


You never know what Jim Madigan’s camera will capture


PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO. 40609642 PERFORMANCE IN MOTION is published four times a year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Circulation is 30,000+ (ISSN 1703-8421) Copyright ©2012 All rights reserved by Performance In Motion Publishing. The fine print: We respect your privacy, and do not sell our mailing list. All opinions are those of our writers, (the usual gang of idiots) most of whom have sniffed too many gas fumes to trust as far as you can throw. The information presented is via said gas sniffers from which there can be no responsibility by the Publishers as to legality, completeness and accuracy. Be good to the environment, recycle this magazine - give it to your friends. If you enjoy our magazine, be sure to let us know! This magazine may not be reprinted without express permission of Performance In Motion Publishing. (We’re nice guys, just ask!) • Getting ready to say goodbye to 1100 the Queensway - We can’t believe it either! •

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This is not new news, but attention has been dropping lately about the situation the not -for-profit Canadian Air and Space Museum finds itself in. The museum, located at 65 Carl Hall Rd., in a 30,000-sq-ft building that was once a part of a massive World War II-era airfield. The building was former home to a portion of de Havilland Aircraft Canada. The same de Havilland that built a huge number of planes for the war effort and in the 50s created and flew the legendary AVRO Arrow. This building had been declared a Heritage Building making it safe from demolition. Apparently not! In September 2011, Parc Downsview Park, current owner of the property, presented the museum with an eviction notice. The heritage designation means nothing, and all the historical items including the only complete Avro Arrow clone will be out looking for a home. This is a very important part of Canada’s aviation history that is in danger so that a four-pad ice rink can be built on the site. If you feel we need to save our aviation heritage, go to to see how you can help. Watch the videos, read the stories and sign their petition. There are lots of ice rinks and condos in the city, but only five aviation museums in Ontario. CAS Museum is the only one in Toronto. Lets be sure our politicians know we want it! Wish to visit the Museum now? Unfortunately, at the moment you can’t. Museum doors are open from 10 am to 4 pm seven days a week for volunteers and members only. As per Parc Downsview Park stipulations, only members and volunteers will be permitted to visit the Museum. As a result, no visitors, walk-in traffic, bus tours, student tours, day cares, or general public are allowed in the building.

AutoFest 2012 is a Go

After a bit of a scare in 2011, the 19th annual Autofest extravaganza is on schedule. If you recall our editorial last issue, we explained that some of the funding the host Motor City Car Club depended on had been withdrawn, and there was some doubt if the members could do it all themselves. “Our members felt that the event was just too important to abandon” said Gary Challice, a member of the event steering committee. “We decided we just had to continue, our charities depend on the funds we raise. Over the years of our event, more than $170,000 has been given to local charities involving youth”. So keep the dates August 25 and 26 open for the 2012 version of Autofest, Once again, it will be held in Oshawa’s beautiful Lakeview Park. “Our plans are to make a few adjustments that will improve the car owners experience and include even more family-oriented events” said Challice . We’ll be there, hope you are too!

Editor’s Note

Museum Bulldozed for hockey rinks?

Our car crazy readers can stop calling the Motor City Car Club, AutoFest will be back this year! Photo Credit: Ken Mist (EyeNo on Flickr)

Photo Credit: Robert T. Bell (Flickr)

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1967 Pontiac GTO Photo Credit: Jim Madigan

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Story by: Bob McJannett Photos by:Jim Madigan

Art’s 1967 Pontiac GTO


emember high school? Do you have great memories about that time in your life? As a car enthusiast, you certainly would if you were in Art Hagner’s class at Judith Nyman Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. You see Art teaches the small engine course from a well equipped shop in the school, and Art knows how to keep his students interested and coming to his class. Instead of traditional book learning, Art had his students build from scratch a custom motorcycle, a brandnew Bobber-style bike from all aftermarket parts. To pay for this adventure, a parent connected with the Acadian group, a large Mississauga based metal-finishing special-


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ist, donated some seed money, grants were received from both Lowes Canada and Skills Canada, while the students raised the rest by doing repairs in the shop. The resulting project turned out to be a real winner and will be raffled off with the money raised going to next year’s project. I wish I had been in Arts class when I was 17, he could have taught me the correct way to start a car with a hand crank and how to make tire repairs on the road. Who says that was a long time ago? Now, Art is no Johnny-come-lately to cars, his dad had his own auto collision shop and at age 10, Art could either spend his Saturdays at German school or work with his dad. Guess which one he chose? By 14, he was working

all summer long learning the trade from the skilled craftsmen that the business employed. They were more than a collision shop; they were also doing restoration projects. Dad always gave Art the opportunity to try the things that interested him. Saturdays were set aside for Art to work on his own projects. The list is long and diverse, everything from a Carmen Ghia to a tubbed big-block Duster, with numerous British and German cars in between. In 2009, the 67 Pontiac Tempest you see here was acquired. When he got it, it was pretty well disassembled, he took four weeks to do the metal work required and three months to assemble it into a roller. At the

same time, he acquired all the parts to convert it to a GTO clone. Like all projects, you can’t do them alone. Art appreciated the help he received from Lou Meahan, Paul Spiers, Doc McCartney, Rick Norton, Davies Corvette, and Ajax Engines. To get the body into the shape pictured here, even though it was a southern car, it needed a trunk floor and repairs to dented quarter panels and to the dash window opening. Once the body was complete and prepped, Art and Adam Eliot, one of his students, handled the painting. Art did the upholstery himself employing a pair of bucket seats sourced from eBay and a Legendary Upholstery kit; Rewiring was also handled by

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Art. Final interior touches were the addition of a Grant steering wheel, an optional gauge package was installed and a Clarion stereo was hidden in the glove compartment. Underneath is a nearly stock rebuilt Pontiac suspension with Suspension Techniques dropped front springs and Addco sway bars. To keep the sleeper look, Art has his car riding on stock appearing 15-inch steel wheels and 215-70-15 BFGoodrich tires. Under the hood is a different story, the mid 70s 400 cu. in. Pontiac engine has been bored 30 with 9.6 to 1 compression. Intake manifold and heads are Edelbrock aluminum versions with an Edelbrock carb metering the fuel. An Edelbrock roller cam package keeps the valves moving. All the appropriate accessories have been chrome-plated to make under hood clean up easy. A Richmond 6-speed-transmission takes the horsepower to the rear end. When asked what he liked best about his car, Art was quick to say “the six speed.” What do you do when your project is finished? Well, in Art’s case, you jump into another one. He promised his daughter Olivia a vehicle for her 18th birthday. Work is well along on Olivia’s 1950 Chevy pickup. It is not a free ride, however. Olivia has to pay the rent for the garage spot, help with what she can, keep her marks at an acceptable level (remember Dad’s a teacher) and work part-time. As long as school is not affected, work on the truck will continue. Originally to be finished by early July, Olivia’s birthday, Art has a bit of a reprieve since she will be going to Europe for school this summer, so the new deadline will be September. What a great 18th birthday present! Wouldn’t we all have liked a dad like Art? And, if you like the Pontiac, it’s for sale. You see Art enjoys building projects far more than driving them. “They make my head work.” If you’d like to see this car in your garage give us a call, and we will put you in touch with Art.

Adam Elliot, a student of Art’s, helped paint the GTO.


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Above: The 1950 Chevy pickup Art promised his daughter Olivia for her 18th birthday. Below: Art Hagner’s Judith Nyman Secondary School class built this custom Bike. • Performance in Motion • Winter 2012


 Sale Flyer effective Friday Feb 1, until March 30, 2012. • P.I. No Hassle Return Policy: If you’re not completely happy with your purchase, simply return it in it’s original packaging along with your original receipt to any P.I. Store within (90) ninety days of purchase. We will either repair it, replace it, refund your money or give you a credit note. Special Order items excluded. • P.I. Fair Purchase Policy: We reserve the right to limit quantities to normal retail purchases. Some items may already reflect P.I. Every Day Low Price policy. Applicable taxes, are extra. Accesories shown are not included unless otherwise stated. Assembly required for some items. • P.I. Non-Stock Policy: While it is our intention to have every item in this flyer in stock, some items may not be available at all locations. If your local P.I. Store does not stock an advertised item, we will be happy to order it for you at the advertised sale price. Quantities and selection of items may be limited and may not be available at all stores. No rainchecks or substitutions on Clearance items or where quantites are advertised as “while they last” or limited. Advertised regular pricing and product selection may vary by store location. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. All references to save now is in comparison to our own after sale prices. All prices in Canadian Dollars. Thanks for reading the fine print!

2012 EVENTS TNT - Dunn Tire Raceway Park May 4 TNT - Dunn Tire Raceway Park May 25 New at this year is the Canadian Muscle Car Drags featuring Stock and Stock Appearing Muscle Cars racing on original style BIAS PLY TIRES capable of 10-11 second ETs!

OSCA - Battle Begins - TMP/Cayuga May 26-27

OSCA Ontario Street Car Association Canada’s Premier Drag Racing Series


OSCA (Ontario Street Car Association) season is looking to be one of the best ever in our twelve year history. The addition of several exciting new classes will make an already exciting race series into one of the best ever! New and old, muscle cars, trucks, bikes, Pro Mods and dragsters, we’ve got it all! Our series runs at two of Canada’s most legendary tracks, Toronto Motorsport Park in Cayuga and St Thomas Dragway in Sparta. “Run What ya Brung” is the latest heads up class, featuring no rules at all! Just run what ya brung and hope ya brung enough. Look for low 6-second (maybe even high 5’s!) quarter mile runs at over 230 miles-per-hour! “Street Eliminator” is our new heads up all-motor small-block class. High winding 9-second muscle cars doing battle at the drags! Speaking of Muscle Cars, the CMCD (Canadian Muscle Car Drags) will feature their stock appearing, but brutally fast muscle car

TNT - Empire Dragway May 26

TNT - TMP/Cayuga Dragway June 9-10

shootouts at every OSCA event in 2012. Motorcycles have invaded the OSCA in a big way and we love it! This season will see the addition of “King of the Street” class for allmotor street-legal sport bikes. 8 second ET’s on street bikes=insane drag race action! Also don’t miss the CMDRA V-Rod Destroyer Harleys Aug 11-12. Add all this to our already popular program, and you’ve got 200+ hardcore drag machines at every event. Don’t miss a single event, better yet bring your car and race! We’ve got classes for just about anything you want to bring to the track. If you love drag racing you’ll love the OSCA! Check us out on the net at or come “Like” us on Facebook. See you at the drags!

OSCA - The Heat is On! June 16-17 - TMP/Cayuga TNT - Dunn Tire Raceway Park June 29

OSCA - Summer Sizzler - TMP/Cayuga July 7-8 TNT - Grand Bend Motorplex July 20 TNT - St. Thomas Dragway August 4-5 OSCA - Hot Summer Brawl August 11-12 - TMP/Cayuga TNT - TMP/Cayuga Dragway September 1-2 TNT - Dunn Tire Raceway Park September 7 TNT - Empire Dragway September 8

Ted Barnes will be racing in the TNT Super Series again this year - check out the schedule to see his Hot Rod Datsun in action!


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OSCA - Southern Shootout - St. Thomas - September 8-9



SALE Feb ruary - MARC H

THANKS FOR 48 Great Years on the Queensway!

Making your Ride Better Since 1964! • How much wheel can I fit? • What backspacing do I need? • Widest wheel that won't rub?

Super White Headlight Bulbs

$25 Compare at $50+

All in stock Headlight Bulb pairs only $25! Includes both single and dual filament bulbs. Awesome white light with an even better price!



Unique tool to measure any chassis for custom wheels!


Perfect wheel and tire measurement tool to find the correct offset, backspace, diameter, width and tire profile in minutes.



Atomic EFI Easier than EZ & Faster than FAST!

Timing Control Less Connections


Get the Answer with WheelRite!



Replace your Carb with EFI the easy way! The Atomic EFI outshines the competition in ease of installation and performance! Better idle quality, better starting, and better overall drivability throughout the rpm range. You and your engine will be glad when you Go Atomic. Can be run returnless if an in-tank pump is used.

$40 Rebate Chrome Polish 12oz



Yes, Atomic EFI will fit your carbureted vehicle! The Atomic EFI was designed to bolt on to any square bore, 4-barrel intake. No computer needed!

MD2910 MD2900


Atomic EFI Master Kit inc Pump



Digital 6A Ignition Box with Purchase Offer expires March 31, 2012. See Store for Details.

Synthetic Wax 16oz



Larger sizes! Water Spot Remover

Atomic EFI Basic Kit

off any custom wheel purchase made after buying a WheelRite measuring tool!



Metal Polish 12oz



New Carburetors & Accessories

New Hard Core Grey & Black Billet

Ultra HP


650 cfm Double HO76650HB Pumper HO86670HB 670 cfm Vacuum Secondaries HO76750HB 750 cfm Double Pumper HO86770HB 770 cfm Vacuum Secondaries


$609 $609 $609

• 100% Holley – Made in the U.S.A. • 97% aluminum construction • 38% weight savings • 20% more fuel bowl capacity • 10 new fuel bowl features • 10 new base plate features • 6 new metering block features • 5 new main–body features • 1 new carburetor...Ultra HP

Do you have throttle response problems?


Big Shot Acc Pump Kit

Eliminates jet changes for good!

Coming off the line or out of the corner, this accelerator pump will deliver the fuel! Convert your 30cc Holley pump to a 50cc. Or convert your 50cc Holley pump to 75cc. 50cc Big Shot Acc Pump Kit

TC55201 TC55202


75cc Big Shot Acc Pump Kit

New Hard Core Grey & Black Billet

Over 20 new tuning features Including:

HO80803HB 750 cfm (BLK) ULTRA HP 4150


HO80804HB 850 cfm (BLK) ULTRA HP 4150

$799 $845

HO80805HB 950 cfm (BLK) ULTRA HP 4150


Eliminate air leakage around your carb! CNC machined from aluminum stock, O-ring ensures an air tight seal. Will work with most existing air cleaner assemblies.

Fine tune your carbs fuel curve with ease, without having to remove the fuel bowl!




ADJUST-A-JET Street/Strip



Chrome Regulator!

Aluminum Air Cleaner Spacers




1.25” Aluminum A/C Spacer w/O-Ring


2.25” Aluminum A/C Spacer w/O-Ring

Was $34.95

Sq Holley Seal-4Good Base Gsk


TC66021 4-9PSI Fuel Pressure Regulator





$29 $35

Seal-4-Good reusable rubber EMR carburetor base plate gaskets – use ‘em over and over again!





3/4” Aluminum Air Cleaner Spacer w/O-Ring

Extended Memory Rebound




Longer stud is required.




2.25” Size

High Performance Electric Fuel Pump & Regulator

90 GPH Electric Fuel Pump and Regulator

650 cfm(BLK) ULTRA HP 4150




Dominator Seal-4-Good Base Gsk


Q-Jet Seal-4-Good Base Gsk


2BBL Holley Seal-4-Good Base Gsk


$14.95 $14.95 $14.95

Making your ride better since 1964!

LS Performance Improvements


Direct Fit Ignition Coils

Relocate those LS Coils Available for LS1 & LS7 coils These new brackets are made from cast aluminum with a machined finish to deliver strength and great looks. The brackets are supplied with all new mounting hardware and accept either OEM or MSD style coils!

MD8215 MD8216

Works on EFI or Carb applications


LS Coil Brackets w/8245 Coils LS Coil Brackets w/8247 Coils

Available for all LS engines, direct bolt-on, higher output - more spark energy!



Make an LS engine swap as easy as possible.




LS Valve Covers -




LS Valve Covers - Black Wrinkle


LS MAF Conversion Sensor

EZ-EFI for LS1 Swaps

• No factory ECU/Harness required • No Tuning Experience Necessary • Plug & Play EZ-EFI¨ LS CC302002 Engine Kit


The Modern Hot Rod Shop.




Street Rod/Universal SUPER COMPETITION Headers come complete with gaskets, header bolts and collector reducers.



Super Comp Block Hugger LS-1

Saves 2"-3" of space behind your radiator

Recommended for custom LS installations, these sensors will save 2”-3” of space behind your radiator. Weld-in anywhere on an intake tube prior to the throttle body.




More space for your LS Swap

Flows up to 25% more air than stock sensor Simplifies a Complicated Swap!

Digital 6LS

Work great for those tight-fit installations!

Holley’s LS Valve Covers incorporate a radiused shape, angled coil mounting, and a billet fill cap. Plus, the coils mount directly to the cover with no need for a bracket in-between.

HO241-88 Natural


Super Competition Headers

Clean up the look of your LS engine

Allows the use of old-style GM motor mounts, multiple choices available for engine positions.

LS Swap Engine Mount Plate


Box of 8 MSD

MD82458 Ignition Coils

Performance Ignition controller, adds a custom ignition curve, 2-Step rev limiter & more!


Blade Style MAF 3-wire Blade Style MAF 5-wire



The Spectre Performance LS MAF Conversion kit includes a GM LS7 bladestyle sensor and aluminum mounting pad.



When placed in a 4” tube, it will flow up to 25% more air than stock and bulky boot-in style sensors.

Re-Tuning of the Computer required after changing sensor.

Your Source for Edlebrock Performance SB Chevy - 2.08” in/1.60” ex 64cc

Easy Street

Performer Intakes

Cylinder Heads

E-Street 290 - Oval Port Head for B/B Chevy BBC - 2.198” in/1.88” ex 110cc -Each

Fully Assembled aluminum cylinder heads, perfect for High performance Street Cars! Max .500” valve lift

Sold in Pairs

Sold in Pairs ED5085


ED5023 ED5025

SB Ford - 2.02” in/1.60” ex 60cc

$999 $999


SB Chevy - 2.02” in/1.60” ex 110cc



SB Ford - 2.08” in/1.60” ex 60cc


E-Street big-block cylinder heads are sold as singles and Made in the USA. With 290cc oval ports & 110cc combustion chambers.


Sold in Pairs ED5093


Pro-Flo XT Fuel Injection System



Sold Separately ED50459


E-Street Long Block





Small Block Ford BLACK



$259 $269


Ford 351 Windsor BLACK



Small Block Chrysler BLACK




Includes the new Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap Dual-Quad intake manifold and two 500 cfm Thunder Series AVS carburetors (one manual choke, one electric choke). To make the installation simple, these kits also include a hightech progressive throttle linkage, Russell fuel line and high-quality AIR-GAP DUAL-QUAD Edelbrock intake KIT ENDURASHINE gaskets.


Performance Crate Engine

350 ci GM short blocks with four-bolt mains with Edelbrock E-Street 185cc aluminum cylinder heads and Performer hydraulic camshaft. Black Edelbrock valve covers and breathers accentuate E-Streets’ looks. The compression ratio checks in at a pump-gas friendly 9.0:1 and delivers a modest 315+ HP and 380+ lbs/ft of torque.

Small Block Chevy


Dual Quad Intake Manifold Kit

Features Include: • Powerful flashprogrammable ECU • Full sequential port injection • Pre-defined calibrations • Modern intake manifold with 90mm throttle body for maximum performance • O2 sensor included

Black is the new Chrome!


Chry 440 - 2.140” in/1.81” ex 84cc

SB Chevy - 2.02” in/1.60” ex 70cc SB Ford - 1.90” in/1.60” ex 60cc


Powder Coated Black

Convert your small block Chevy to a Dual Carb


Power Package Top End Kit


KIT INCLUDES: • RPM Air-Gap Intake Manifold • Intake Manifold Bolts • Performer RPM Cylinder Heads • Cylinder Head Bolts

Edelbrock has taken the guesswork out of top-end component selection by actually placing the power package components together in complete kits. These kits include almost everything you need to make serious horsepower.

2-Year, Unlimited Mileage warranty






• Cylinder Head Gasket Set • Performer RPM Hydraulic Flat Tappet Cam and Lifters • Timing Cover Gasket and Seal Set

NEW Lower Pricing on Royal Purple

Synthetic Street Engine Oil

Excludes 5w40 & 0w40

$8.90 /qt by the case

RPQUART Single Quart


RPQUARTCS Case of 12 Quarts @ $8.90 ea

0W40 & 5W40 Single Quart





RP40WCS 0W40 & 5W40 Case of 12 @ $12.25 ea

Excludes 5w40 & 0w40 ea.



$8.75 /qt by the case


Single Gallon Case of 4 5QT bottles @ $43.75ea



If you have your own mini-fleet, a 5 gallon pail is right for you. Holding 20 quarts, a pail works out to only $8.25 /qt!

This is Royal Purple’s NEW oil. It has SYNERLEC and is Zinc/Phosphorous fortifi ed.

HPS (High Performance Street) with SYNERLEC

Don’t forget a hand pump. Excludes 5w40 & 0w40.

Suitable for Performance or Modifi ed vehicles.

$9.81 /qt by the case


RPHPSQTCS Case of 12 Quarts @ $9.81ea




Royal Purple increases horsepower and saves fuel while reducing heat and wear. Fully compatible with other synthetic oils.


New Car

5 Gallons of Oil

HPS - High Performance Synthetic Oil

Single Quart


New Car Warranty $12.25 Approved /qt by the case

New Car Wa

New 5 quart size, a single jug costs $9.60 /qt, while a case of jugs works out to $8.75 /qt.

Royal Purple 40W Oil increases horsepower and saves fuel while reducing heat and wear. Fully compatible with other synthetic oils.

Royal Purple increases horsepower and saves fuel while reducing heat and wear. Fully compatible with other synthetic oils.


5 Quarts of Synthetic Oil

5W40 & 0W40 Synthetic Oil


All cars that ran the OLD API Oil, should now run the New HPS OIL.

5 Gallon Pail RPHPSPAIL 5 Gallon HPS Pail

K&N high flow oil filters provide better engine performance by reducing oil filter restriction. Engineered to handle all grades of synthetic and conventional motor oils, including blends, and use a pleated filtration media that provides increased capacity and outstanding filtration.

Features Heavy duty construction and a high flow rate. Fully compatible with synthetic oils, the best part is the welded nut for easy removal.

KNPS-1001 from

KNHP1001 from




Designed for hot rods, sports cars, muscle cars and exotics, this special formula of zinc, phosphorous and moly adds wear protection to any motor oil.

K&N is the #1 filter in NASCAR.



High Performance Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Additive Ideal for performance engines with flat tappet cams

Premium Wrench-Off Oil Filter


/qt by the pail



K&N’s Pro Series Oil Filter




Zinc Additive



NEW Lower Every Day Pricing on Ignition Distributor Clamp


High performance without the high price


GE HEI Tach Pigtail








GM HEI Power Pigtail



Convoluted Tubing Kits Split loom makes it easy to organize and protect your engine’s wiring. Each kit contains 10 feet of 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2” and 3/4”.


Black Convoluted Tubing Kit


Purple Convoluted Tubing Kit


Red Convoluted Tubing Kit


Yellow Convoluted Tubing Kit


Blue Convoluted Tubing Kit


Teal Convoluted Tubing Kit







Was $150.99

Was $55.99



Ignitor II

40,000 Volt Canister Coil

Never Change Points Again! Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life.



StreetThunder 8mm Ignition Wires

Its higher voltage allows larger spark plug gaps for added power, smoother response and better fuel economy. These coils are internally resisted so they are compatible with many ignition systems.



Compared to points, averages 4 times more available energy between 3000 & 5000 RPM!

$44.99 PT91181

Spiro Pro 8mm Ignition Wires


409 Series - 10.4 MM











8mm Black Silicone and Synthetic Jacket STREET THUNDER Universal V8 From

Same great Ignitor features, but its smarter!


STREET THUNDER Custom V8 From TC51002








+ Up

+ Up

Was $111.99




+ Up



$24.95 SR5760




Was $32.99

50,000 volt high performance coil and 50 amp module means this distributor is misfire free to 6500 RPM! An attractive polished housing and red cap finish it off with style.

StreetThunder HEI Performance Distributor TC640000

Ignition Wire Marker Set 8mm

Available in Blue, Red and Black SPIRO PRO Universal V8 From TC73251




SPIRO PRO Custom V8 From TC74202



Universal Fit sets will require cutting to fit, terminating, and booting the distributor end.

100,000+ volt rating gets more spark to your plugs! 409 Series - 10.4 MM


TC79251 From




Paddle Shifter Kit


Paddle Shifter Kit

NEW Location this Spring! Advance Rd.

Improve the factory “Autostick”



HP Inline Fuel Pump Holley HP inline Fuel Pumps support FI & Carb engines up to 2,000HP!

HP Hi-Flow Inline Fuel Pump

Drop in replacements pumps for fuel injected vehicles, a whopping 340LPH!



In-Tank 340 Stealth Centre In


In-Tank 340 Stealth Offset In


In-Tank 340 Stealth O/I O/O


$199 $199

Multi Purpose Rubber Coating!

It sticks to just about anything clean, but easily peels off. Great for temporary colour changes of wheels, body panels, valve covers and much much more!

Dominator Inline Fuel Pump


HO12-1400 HO12-1800 Dominator Hi-Flow Inline F/P

Try out a new colour on your rims - easy to remove!

When you buy a case of 6

Woodlawn Rd. W


891 Upper James 905-574-6940 Lincoln Alexander Pkwy


Plastidip is Awesome Stuff!


567 Silvercreek Parkway 519-821-6740

Mohawk Rd.


Plasti Dip Clear will make chrome look like Aluminum!

By the Case

Islington Ave.



Requires return style regulator.

12 Rutherford Rd. S 905-453-9901

Clark Blvd.


HO12-700 HO12-890


Queen St. E Rutherford Rd.

Stealth In-Tank Fuel Pumps

Dunlop St. W

HWY. 410

06-10 Chry LX Paddle Shifter

Simcoe St. N


422 Dunlop St. W 705-735-1274

Adds steering wheel controls for automatic vehicles. Easy to install wireless design requires no cutting or drilling into the vehicle.

HWY. 400


10+ Camaro Paddle Shifter

The Queensway


Silvercreek Pkwy.

Converts factory “Tap Shift” to an easy to grab aluminum handle, perfect for banging gears.

1100 The Queensway 416-259-9656


Upper James

Improve the factory “TapShift” feature

2008-2010 Mopars

2010+ Chevrolet Camaro

Kipling Ave.

Norseman St.

1487 Simcoe St. N 905-725-3533 Taunton Rd.



BLACK (11oz)


WHITE (11oz)


CLEAR (11oz)


.95 ea.

4909 Boul St Charles 514-626-1866


Boul St Jean


Boul St Charles

Boul Pierrefonds

RED (11oz)

 Sale Flyer effective Friday Feb 1, until March 30, 2012. • P.I. No Hassle Return Policy: If you’re not completely happy with your purchase, simply return it in it’s original packaging along with your original receipt to any P.I. Store within (90) ninety days of purchase. We will either repair it, replace it, refund your money or give you a credit note. Special Order items excluded. • P.I. Fair Purchase Policy: We reserve the right to limit quantities to normal retail purchases. Some items may already reflect P.I. Every Day Low Price policy. Applicable taxes, are extra. Accesories shown are not included unless otherwise stated. Assembly required for some items. • P.I. Non-Stock Policy: While it is our intention to have every item in this flyer in stock, some items may not be available at all locations. If your local P.I. Store does not stock an advertised item, we will be happy to order it for you at the advertised sale price. Quantities and selection of items may be limited and may not be available at all stores. No rainchecks or substitutions on Clearance items or where quantites are advertised as “while they last” or limited. Advertised regular pricing and product selection may vary by store location. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. All references to save now is in comparison to our own after sale prices. All prices in Canadian Dollars. Thanks for reading the fine print!

NEW Performance Parts

1964 Performance Improvements’ Original Location at 1268 The Queensway

Advancing off the Queensway Story by: Ted McIntyre • Photos courtesy of P.I.

Performance Improvements moves off the Queensway After 48 years, P.I. Speed Shops is moving it’s Main Location


hen Bob McJannett opened his 600-square-foot store at 1268 The Queensway as a part-time venture in 1964, he did not anticipate being on the same street for the next 48 years. “I can’t believe how much the neighbourhood has changed.” says Bob, the “retired” founder of P.I. (who now only works five days a week). “This area used to be mostly industrial; companies like Mack Trucks and Brantford Coach were our neighbours. Now we are surrounded with condos, restaurants and movie theatres. Even “Min the Bootlegger” is gone!” In fact, family-owned Performance Improvements is one of the few remaining businesses from the 60s who have not moved away – until now. The question


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most often asked is why move off The Queensway, the street they have been on since the beginning, 48 years in fact? “At 1100 where we have been happily located for the last 34 years, it was time to cheer everything up. Thirty-four years of use tends to make things shopworn. It was time to renew everything.” says Bob. After costing out the amount they would have to spend to bring everything up to 2012 standards, they realized that after the dust settled they would have spent a lot of dollars and still be in the same amount of space. “That is when we made the difficult decision to move. We felt we needed more space.” says Bob. “At about the same time, we were coming to that conclusion,

someone came along and made us an offer for our building that we could not refuse.” Now, it was time for P.I. to go looking for a new home. Advancing into 2012 “We really wanted to remain in the area,” says Andy McJannett, vice-president of P.I. “We have all grown up in this neighbourhood and have deep roots in the local community. It took a long time to find a building that would give us the space to expand now and on into the future.” After much searching, the P.I. Guys found their new home just a few blocks north. In the spring of 2012, they’ll move their head office into a 22,000-sq.-ft.

1974 New Location at 1100 The Queensway - Opening Day (no sign yet, but yes that is a Bricklin in the window!)

building at 87 Advance Rd. in Etobicoke. Advance Road runs west from Islington Ave., a mere four traffic lights north of the Queensway, only seconds away from their current home. Phase one of “Project Advance” will consist of a new 5,000-sq-ft. “super-sized” retail showroom (double what they have now), improved warehouse space and updated offices, including a much needed meeting and training room! The real excitement comes with the opportunities the new building presents. A “Super-Sized” Showroom will allow them to display the huge inventory commitment that used to be hidden in the back. The additional space will also allow for vehicles in the showroom and large interactive product displays. A meeting room will allow regular in-house managers’ meetings, sales training and new product introductions. They may be able to offer this space to house tech seminars that will appeal to our customers.

Expanded warehousing will allow the addition of new product lines, especially bulky items that have been shied away from in the past (like truck accessories, exhaust systems and the like) Bigger and Better “There are a number of product lines we have been unable to carry because of our lack of space, plus limited showroom space prevented complete product displays of existing lines,” said Andy. “Well, those days will be over. We want our customers to be able see all we have to offer. We want to create a retail environment that will dazzle our customers.” The pluses offered from the move vastly outweigh the negatives, and the guys at P.I. are all very excited about opportunities to come. They took possession of their new building in early January, and plans for the utilization of the space began immediately. “So, while we are sad to say good-bye to the

Queensway,” says Andy “There will still be some connection since we are taking our swinging doors to the new building for old times sake.” Performance Improvements remains a Canadian family-owned business with second generation sons Rob and Andy leading the charge to the future. “We are looking forward to having you visit our new home on Advance!” said Bob. “We want the shopping experience to be great!”

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Jim Madigan


Story by: Bob McJannett • Photos by:Jim Madigan


like to think of Jim Madigan as “Our man at the Events.” In truth, he is nearly everyone’s man at the events. Jim is a true car enthusiast who spends a lot of his leisure time with a digital camera in his hands. You’ve all heard the expression “I don’t know how I ever got anything done before I retired!” Well, since Jim retired from the printing industry, he is managing to keep busy. As an enthusiast, he travels to car shows, cruise nights and drag races, never without his trusty camera. You will find his shots on Hot Rod Hotline, Rod and Piston, Cruze Magazine and, of course, right here in Performance in Motion. However, his complete portfolio is available on his own site Here, you will find thousands of photos taken at events all over eastern Canada and the northeast

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U.S. If keeping a web site fresh isn’t enough for you, Jim also provides his cars for weddings, photo shoots and anywhere else a nice old car would be appropriate. Not satisfied with the amount of leisure time he was enjoying, he decided to shorten that up some more by taking on a teaching job. If you want to learn about photography, Jim is now teaching a class at Mohawk College. Here are a selection of shots taken from just a few of the events he travelled to in 2011, plus we have included some shots of Jim’s own vehicles. Watch for the white 1940 Dodge truck at an event and drop over and introduce yourself. Interested in having your car shot? Jim can be reached at

The streets of Jim’s neighbourhood can sometimes be filled with old cars – all of them his!


Bay St. North, Hamilton – Thursday Evenings

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In addition to Jim’s shots, we have attached a couple of photo illustrations of his Truck done by Nat Santamaria of Santamaria Designs in Oakville. For a photo illustration, you can reach Nat at santades@


Queensway & the East Mall, Etobicoke, on Saturday Nights


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Photo illustration by Nat Santamaria of Santamaria Designs.

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Moment in Time

Somedays you gotta get up early (and have some luck) to get the right shot. When Jim heard the Chevy II’s driver say “I don’t know what the hell’s gonna happen on my next run,” his ears perked up.

“Back In The Day” Nostalgia Drag Races Milan Dragway, September 2011 – Milan, Michigan


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Jim grabbed his camera and positioned himself in just the right spot to get this shot – before he even had his morning coffee!

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The Idles of March A

lthough this winter hasn’t given us all that much to complain about – yet – passengers and drivers alike eagerly anticipate that heady time when spring weather sticks around for longer than a week or two. Just like some drivers forget what snow is each year, the same number of them can’t seem to recall what a great sense of humour Mother Nature has. That’s why it’s up to reluctant passengers everywhere to ensure their drivers follow the Idles of March. Unlike that unfortunate March 15th the soothsayer warned Julius Caesar about, the Idles of March is something automotive enthusiasts, reluctant or not, should embrace. Consider this a warning that something Brutus-like may happen to the vehicular prides and joy in your family if the Idles are ignored. For those not familiar with the term, or think this has something to do with that political George Clooney film, here are the simple guidelines and tactics to keep drivers on the straight and narrow:

Delay tactics: Use glue. Or discuss the pros and cons of various wiper blade features with a loved one.

Keep your treads up Snow tires will not be removed from an automobile until mid-April. Delay tactics: Encourage shopping for those summer tires. Or ask your driver about the fundamentals of torque.

Harsh on the bling New chrome bits will not be installed onto salt-encrusted exhaust pipes, grills, wheels, rocker panels... Delay tactic: Ask to see the shiny items and then cover them with fingerprints. Your driver will be so busy polishing them he won’t notice that he hasn’t put them on his ride yet.

Blades of glory
 Resist the urge to change out the wiper blades (and fluid) until Jack Frost has left the proverbial building.

Grin without baring it Vehicles bearing fresh Bondo or bare metal will not be permitted to roam freely outside until all evidence of salt and mudslides have been cleared from the streets. June looks good, for now. Delay tactic: Due to this being tricky to monitor, reluctant passengers may have to resort to using their amazing powers of persuasion. Or hide the keys. Think of your feet Floor mats will not be removed from a vehicle unless they are replaced before anyone gets into the ride and drives away. Delay tactic: Hold mats down with large rocks or place motion detectors on top of them so they sound an alarm when moved. Then put the detectors in other areas of the vehicle to entertain the kids.

A detail on detailing Speaking of shiny bits, drivers must resist the urge to go at rims and the rest of the vehicle with a toothbrush and fancy cleaners and polish until all threats of snow have melted away. Delay tactic: Splash more mud onto the rims (or whatever parts you can hit) so the job looks even harder to do. The muck will also cover the brake dust better. And there you have it – plenty of things to avoid and a whole bunch of ways to spend your days until cruise night season begins again. Until then, enjoy the ride.

About the Author: Bonnie Staring is a comedic triple-threat (writer, performer, coupon user), and she appreciates the road of life a lot more than she might let on. Bonnie has plans to master social media one day, right after she learns how to machine rotors.


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Performance in Motion Magazine Vol. 12 No. 1  

Featuring: Work of Art: 1967 Pontiac GTO, OSCA Ontario Street Car Association, Performance Improvements Winter Sale, Advancing off The Queen...

Performance in Motion Magazine Vol. 12 No. 1  

Featuring: Work of Art: 1967 Pontiac GTO, OSCA Ontario Street Car Association, Performance Improvements Winter Sale, Advancing off The Queen...