NEW ZEALAND CLASSIC CAR AUTOMOBILIA Collectible Models / Lifestyle / Book and DVD Reviews
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This two-chamber design uses Flowmaster’s patented race-proven Delta Flow technology to help increase scavenging for better performance and reduced interior sound. Suitable for use in both street/strip and off-road applications, it uses no internal packing to blow out, and you get reduced interior resistance. The durable design is fully MIG welded, and made with 16-gauge aluminized steel. This Flowmaster has an RRP of $190. Order online now from myautomotive.co.nz — New Zealand’s online auto store. Hitting the kerb and damaging your expensive alloy wheels can be frustrating and costly. Luckily, Alloygator has developed a cost-effective and durable alloy-wheel protection system that greatly reduces the risk of wheel damage. The Gators will fit alloys up to 21-inches in diameter and can even cover some existing kerb damage. A set of five Gators — available in a range of 10 different colours, with detailed fitting instructions — has an RRP of $140. For more information, phone Goodyear Tyres Fitzroy, New Plymouth, ph. 06 758 5541, or visit alloygator.com. This Ampro compression tester calibrates both SAE and metric fittings, and is colour-coded for ease of use. With 0–300psi, 21kg/cm2, 21 bar, and 2100kpa readings available, it has the ability for quadruple calibrations while the heavy-duty rubber cone adapter fits all spark plug holes. Accurately check your engine for lost compression easily, whenever you need. The Ampro compression tester is available now from Myautomotive for an RRP of $29.10. Visit myautomotive. co.nz for more information and to order now. Replace your carburettor with a ‘Bolt on and Go’ Holley Avenger EFI throttle body injection (TBI) system, in stock now at Performance Parts. Plug and play connectors make installation a snap, and the self-tuning capabilities will have you up and running in no time. With all necessary parts for installation, including a hand-held tuner, the set-up is done for you and no laptop is required. Come and see the team at Performance Parts to ask about the right kit for you — 10 Tironui Road, Takanini, Auckland, or phone 09 299 6890.
Myautomotive and Ampro are here to help make your life that little bit easier — starting with this one-man brake bleeder. A strong magnet attaches the bottle to your car to easily collect the discharged fluid, without leaving a mess. The kit includes various hoses and tapered fittings and can be used to service calipers, brake drums, and master cylinders. This one-man brake bleeder kit has an RRP of only $11, and can be purchased online now from Myautomotive. Head to myautomotive.co.nz for more information, and to order online. Segedins Auto Spares stocks Tuff Stuff starter motors in full size, PMGR, and minigear reduction fits. Ideal for Chevrolets, Fords, Chryslers, Olds, and Pontiacs, they are available in a variety of finishes — including highly polished chrome, colour powder coated, gold zinc, and plain. Made in the USA with 100 per cent brandnew components, Tuff Stuff starter motors are quality tested and include starter shims. Tuff Stuff starter motors have an RRP starting from $173.43 excl. GST. Visit tuffstuffperformance.com for more information, or call the Segedins team on 09 638 6439. These specifically designed 60–115mm oil-filter pliers make removing stubborn, spinon-type oil filters a breeze. The non-slip adjustable jaws have gripping teeth to ensure secure contact with the oil filter, while the red vinyl handles provide a firm grip for added control while retaining a comfortable design. For more information, and to purchase online, head to myautomotive.co.nz. These oil filter pliers have an RRP of $21.70, and Myautomotive offers free freight New Zealand wide. This ½-inch drive digital torque adaptor from Powerbuilt offers torque ranges from 40Nm to 200Nm (29.5lb·ft to 147.6lb·ft). It has a three-colour LED light indicator, and a progressive audio notification for alerts when you are reaching the desired torque. The digital screen displays torque readouts in foot-pounds, Newton metres, inch-pounds, cm-kg, or m-kg depending on your need, and the memory can record the values of the last 50 readings. With both peak and trace settings, it comes with a heavy-duty moulded storage case, and includes a CR2032 battery. This torque adaptor has an RRP of $34.80, and can be purchased online now from myautomotive.co.nz.