FUNCTION AND FORM
The team at Als Blower Drives will see you right for any supercharger or induction-related needs, such as their Don Garlits Streetcatcher nostalgia-style carb scoops. Available to suit blowers sized from 6- through 14-71, as well as smaller low-profile superchargers, these high-quality Enderle-style butterfly scoops are produced under the best manufacturing procedures, and with the best materials, to suit almost any application the serious rodder requires. Whether you want an enclosed single-carb model for 6-71-style blowers, top-mount dual-carb blowers, or four-barrel-style electronic-fuel-injection (EFI) units, the Als Blower Drives team will have a scoop for you.
Visit alsblowers.com or email email@example.com for more information.
Cooling system giving you grief? Whether you suffer overheating issues, or head gasket failure, Liquid Intelligence have a solution. Its 115 waterless coolant has been developed for ultimate protection under extreme running conditions, and is suitable for all water-cooled engines regardless of make, model, or age — recommended especially for vintage and classic cars with no pressure cooling systems.
For any head gasket issues, Liquid Intelligence 245 Blown Head Gasket Repair may be used. When poured into the cooling system at 5-per-cent concentration and allowed to circulate, its unique formula works to form a sealant between the hot metal surfaces of the head and block.
Visit liquidintelligence.com.au, or call Shane at 03 313 0400 for more information.
BOOM AND ROOM
Ever wanted bass and boot space in the same car? Well, that’s no longer a car-audio paradox, thanks to the Zeroflex ZF262 micro slot-port sub enclosure. The smallest ported enclosure in New Zealand, this little beast plays right down low while using only one-third of the boot space of a normal 12-inch sub. The Zeroflex ZF262 features dual sixinch subs, handles 200rms, and is handmade right here in New Zealand.
With a $399 RRP, the Zeroflex ZF262 is available at all good car-audio stores nationwide.
RACE-DAY SAFETY DIRECT DRIVE — NO BELTS
If you’re serious about your workshop, you’ve got to be serious about your gear. The Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press is the most versatile drill press on the market, built to handle wood, metal, plastics, and glass. It combines proven technology — variable speed, constant torque, and DVR Direct Drive with no belts or pulleys — with some great new features, including intelligent Adaptive Control software that allows you to produce optimum conditions for your specific projects.
With no belts to change, you just dial up the speed you want. It makes a conventional belt-change drill press look vintage! The Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press goes for $2799 at Carbatec — visit carbatec.co.nz or call 0800 444 329. There’s nothing scarier for a driver than the possibility of fire breaking out within their vehicle, and although many carry a small hand-held extinguisher as standard, a proper fire-suppression system is the go. DJ Safety’s Coldfire System utilizes a detergent-based fire-suppressing agent that quickly extinguishes fire and prevents reflash, and is non-caustic and washable, unlike the previous halon systems. It leaves virtually no residue and is safe on the environment, and, best of all, not only can it save your life but your vehicle’s life, too.
GSS Performance stocks a huge range of Coldfire kits and accessories to suit any kind of application, with a refill station available in house. Give the team a bell on 09 525 6858.
Rip out your old interior lights and chuck them in the rubbish — Narva has introduced its all-new interior performance 12V LED globes. These not only provide a brighter light output than traditional globes but they also come in four different colour options: day white, cool white, warm red, and cobalt blue. For easy fitment, the new globes are non-polarized, meaning that they can be connected in any direction in the globe holder without the risk of shorting out, and, for added peace of mind, all globes are covered by a three-year LED warranty.
For further information, head to narva.co.nz, or contact your local distributor for pricing.
HUMBLE TO RUMBLE
Want your Holden to go from humble to rumble? Eastern Automotive Performance Centre has you covered, as New Zealand’s only authorized Walkinshaw tuning shop. Whether you want a mild increase in the form of a cold-air intake or a full-blown boost courtesy of a Walkinshaw WP230 supercharger kit, you know where to go.
The Walkinshaw Cold Air Intake is manufactured using a low-sheen, high-heat ABS material designed to match other under-bonnet parts. In addition to providing substantial performance and fuel economy improvements, the VE/F intake increases induction noise, so you know when you put your foot down.
Visit easternautomotive.co.nz, or phone the team on 0800 571 572 for more information.
ILLUMINATE THE DARKNESS
Yellowing and hazing on your headlights doesn’t only look horrible — it’s also unsafe.
Play Dead’s Headlight Restorer has been specially formulated to tackle the toughest grime, haze, and yellowing on your headlights. Not only will this keep you safer on the roads by improving visibility, but Headlight Restorer’s silicone micro-abrasive technology means it will polish your headlight lenses to a slick shine. Starting to sound like a miracle product? Well, it kinda is!
Play Dead Headlight Restorer retails for $19.99 at Repco stores nationwide or is available online at playdead.co.nz.
STOP ON A DIME!
Mac’s Equipment now has a complete range of Eastwood brake tools and equipment for both the enthusiast and the commercial workshop. Start with high-quality cupro-nickel brake tubing; add brake tube nuts and clamps; then prepare for flaring with a range of tube straighteners, benders, cutters, and deburring tools.
Eastwood offers a multi-head, vice-mounted flaring tool for $498, or an on-car flaring tool for 3⁄16-inch tube for $97.
To finish the job to a professional standard, Eastwood even has a brake fluid–resistant grey paint to give that master cylinder a professional finish.
For more details, contact Mac’s Equipment on 0800 362 435, or visit macsequipment.co.nz.
GOT THE Have you ever bought a pair of speakers and wondered why they aren’t much better than the ones they replace? That’s because you ain’t got the power! You need a good amplifier to run speakers well, and the Zeroflex NZ4120 packs some serious power to get the job done. Boasting 120rms at four channels, or 350rms with two bridged channels, it’s one of the gruntiest four-channel amps on the market.
The Zeroflex NZ4120 has a recommended retail price of $449, and is available at all good car-audio stores nationwide.
ENHANCED FORMULATION Zinc and oil go hand and hand, and Gulf Western’s Syn-X 3000 10W-40 SN/CF semisynthetic and Premium Energy 10W-30 SN/ CF semi-synthetic (205-litre drums) are now formulated with an additional 30 per cent zinc anti-wear additive. Zinc is a polar molecule, so it is attracted to steel surfaces. The zinc reacts under heat and load, forming a phosphate glass film between the two metal surfaces that protects the metal. That means you are getting added protection from the moment you start your engine all the way up to, and including, operating temperature.
For further information, contact: Automotive Supplies, 0800 275 888; Extreme Automotive Parts Distributors, 0800 498 7363; or Autostop 0800 288 678. AUDIO PURITY Explore new territories in your car-audio soundscape, with quality Kicker components. With stunning mid-range drivers, tonally precise tweeters, and a superior crossover network, Kicker QSS674 component speakers will more than deliver for the discerning listener.
Kicker’s QS series crossovers allow you to use a single amplifier channel, or use bi-amplification for even more flexibility and control.
If you’re ready for a new way to experience sound, visit kicker.com for further information, or contact Griffiths Equipment at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 09 525 4575 for information on local stockists. BALL PROTECTION Protection of your eyeballs, that is. Diamondback Safety Glasses (black-frame shade) are constructed with high-impact polycarbonate lenses, with a wrap-around design to hug ya face. Scratch resistant and 99.9-per-cent UV protective, they also feature a non-slip rubber nosepiece and anti-fog coating, so you’ll always be able to see what you’re hitting with the grinder.
These Diamondbacks are priced at $28.55 a pair, and you can pick them up from myautomotive.co.nz by searching ‘Diamondback Safety Glasses’. FOR THE PEOPLE Pioneer is all about user experience, as proved by the latest Z-Series AVH-Z5050BT head unit. Featuring even greater smartphone connectivity, one-cable connection, and solid audio-visual performance with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the AVH-Z5050BT can simultaneously connect with up to five Bluetooth devices. This allows users to browse their media library via the upgraded Bluetooth AVRCP 1.6 capability.
The AVH-Z5050BT head unit is priced at $1299, and further information can be found at pioneernz.com, or by contacting your local authorized Pioneer dealer. STAY WOOL, STAY When you’re pushing big horses and your steel wool doesn’t want to stay inside your muffler, look to the AdrenalinR Baffle Ring Muffler Enhancement System. Developed on the fastest and angriest cars in New Zealand, it comprises a series of stainless steel rings welded to the outside of the baffle, giving edges or shoulders for the stainless steel wool to grab to while the intense pressure is trying to push it all down to the end of the muffler — the result is a muffler that can handle more abuse than you can give it.
Priced at $130 with any muffler purchase. Contact the team at AdrenalinR on 06 8703 526 or visit adrenalinr.com for further information.