Front Runner

The performance industry standard has always been to hang the accessories such as alternator, power steering pump and air conditioner compressor from the engine’s existing mount holes wherever possible using simple flat steel brackets. These brackets do provide mounting for the components, but often looked less than attractive. In fact, we manufacture steel bracket kits, and they offer a low-cost method of installing the engine drive components. But these conventional brackets can limit the choices of intake systems, exhaust options, and make deck-height machining problematic. And today, the introduction of modern engines such as the GM LS Series and the Ford Coyote modular engines requires an integrated mounting approach.

That is what the Front Runner drive systems are all about. By eliminating all mounting points beyond the engine block itself and designing a super-compact component package, we now overcome any intake, exhaust or cylinder head option problems. By specifying a more compact compressor and alternator, plus standardizing to a high-performance water pump, we create the smallest drive package ever available. The bonus to you is making your engine swap much easier because of improved clearances all around. And the final, and most important benefit, is that Front Runner brackets are designed to become an integral part of your engine’s block. A solid, totally rigid platform that virtually eliminates the kind of harmonic vibration that can destroy a conventional engine drive bracket.

Over the past 17 years, the Front Runner has proven to be one of our most successful products. While the term “Front Runner” has been used to describe drive systems offered by other companies, no other system is equal. The Front Runner was engineered from the start for maximum Performance First! These are not appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of “form following function.” Performance First is not just a slogan, it is our whole way of life at Vintage Air!
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Stainless Steel Heater Fitting
Part #: 501002-SUR
Price: $13.95

This 1/2-inch NPT to 5/8-inch hose stainless steel heater fitting is 1-3/16-inches long.
ProLine LS Swivel Water Neck Polished
Part #: 706002
Price: $125.00

This ProLine swivel water neck fits LS 1 and LS 2 water pumps. It features a polished finish and is designed specifically for use with our Front Runner™ drive systems.
Stant Thermostat for LS Swivel Water Neck
Part #: 707101
Price: $19.95

This Stant 186-degree thermostat (Stant # 14948) can be used with our ProLine LS Swivel Water Neck.
TC Power Steering Pump Aluminum with Plastic Reservoir
Part #: 851001
Price: $245.00


This aluminum TC Power Steering Pump has a shaft diameter of .6647" +/- .0002" and includes a plastic reservoir. Flow rate is 3.0 to 3.5 GPM.
TC Power Steering Pump Aluminum without Reservoir
Part #: 851002
Price: $245.00


This aluminum TC Power Steering Pump has a shaft diameter of .6647" +/- .0002". Reservoir is not included. Flow rate is 3.0 to 3.5 GPM.
DSE TiteFit Power Steering Hardline
Part #: 852000
Price: $79.00

This TiteFit hardline is made of nickel-plated steel.
Flow Control Valve
Part #: 852001
Price: $30.00

This flow control valve reduces the flow rate on Mustang II rack & pinions to 2.0 GPM.
DSE Hose Kit 1965-81 GM
Part #: 852008
Price: $150.00


This DSE Hose Kit fits 1965-81 GM applications except Corvette.
DSE Hose Kit Ford Mustang II
Part #: 852009
Price: $155.00


This DSE Hose Kit fits Ford Mustang II applications.
Banjo Fitting for DSE Hose Kit High-Pressure Outlet
Part #: 852010
Price: $30.00

Banjo Fitting for -6 AN Fitting
Part #: 852011
Price: $30.00

DSE Hose Kit 1979-2004 Ford Fox Body
Part #: 852012
Price: $155.00


This DSE Hose Kit fits 1979-2004 Ford Fox Body applications.