IN GEAR

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01 GO­ING MOULDY

GONE are the days when there was a stray VL Com­modore parked on ev­ery street cor­ner. Good cars are hard to find, and qual­ity used parts are even harder. But Rare Spares has come to the res­cue with this re­pro­duc­tion door mould­ing kit to suit VLS. Any­one who’s tried to re­move fac­tory moulds while keep­ing them in one piece will know it’s a job and a half, so we reckon there will be plenty of de­mand for th­ese. They come in a set of four and will give your car that crisp, sharp look, no matter whether you’re go­ing for an orig­i­nal fac­tory fin­ish or build­ing a wild streeter. For more in­for­ma­tion, head to rares­pares.net.au.

02 TAKE A STAND

WORK­ING on your en­gine shouldn’t mean you have to be a con­tor­tion­ist, twisting around to reach those lit­tle nooks and cran­nies. With the HES-907F en­gine stand from Hare & Forbes Machin­ery­house, you can ac­cess ev­ery part of your en­gine with ease. Per­fect for the garage or work­shop, this en­gine stand has a 907kg ca­pac­ity and an 815mm mount­ing-height cen­tre. Fea­tur­ing five swivel cas­tor wheels and fold-up legs, it’s easy to ma­noeu­vre and store when you’ve fin­ished tin­ker­ing with your donk. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit machin­ery­house.com.au.

03 RAM IT HOME

HOL­LEY is now of­fer­ing a bud­get-friendly fab­ri­cated in­take man­i­fold for LS series en­gines: the LS1/LS2/LS6 Sniper EFI Hi-ram. With a 3mm-thick T6061 sheet alu­minium construction, it is durable, fea­tures a 102mm-bore throt­tle­body open­ing, and is 100 per cent Tig-welded. Avail­able for EFI and car­bu­ret­ted ap­pli­ca­tions, the EFI in­takes are sup­plied with 3/8in fuel rail kits with a laseren­graved Sniper logo. The run­ners fea­ture ta­pered tops on EFI in­takes, de­signed to in­crease ve­loc­ity and more evenly dis­trib­ute air­flow to all eight cylin­ders. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Rocket on (02) 8825 1900 or visit rock­etind.com.

04 AS­SAULT & BAT­TERY

POWERBRACE is a new heavy-duty steel bat­tery mount for your Op­tima bat­tery. It fea­tures an in­built iso­la­tion switch mounted to the side, or you can de­tach it to fit in any other lo­ca­tion. This bat­tery mount gives you all you need to re­lo­cate your car bat­tery any­where in your car or ute, with a red key cut-off switch that adds safety to your car by switch­ing off all power in emer­gen­cies. Also avail­able in raw steel so you can colour-code it to suit your ap­pli­ca­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, head to bluewireau­to­mo­tive.com.

05 SUMP IT UP

THE new Aeroflow Per­for­mance GM LS Series fab­ri­cated oil pan is great for those tricky en­gine con­ver­sion set-ups in Com­modore VB-VT and any other con­ver­sions that re­quire a front sump. This pan fea­tures trap­doors built in to keep the oil at the pick-up, and the ex­tra wings al­low ex­tra oil ca­pac­ity of 5.5 litres. For added con­ve­nience, it ac­cepts the OEM oil fil­ter, has two male –10 AN fit­tings for use with oil cool­ers and oil fil­ter re­lo­ca­tion kits, and still suits the OEM GM pick-up. For more in­for­ma­tion call Rocket on (02) 8825 1900 or visit aeroflow­per­for­mace.com.

06 UP ON A PEDESTAL

RAC­ERS re­joice! Now avail­able from Tuff Mounts is this quick­re­lease, ad­justable-height raised shifter plat­form, de­signed to suit VB-VS Com­modore models. The plat­form places the shifter closer to your hand, and is off­set-an­gled to match the body’s nat­u­ral move­ment. Plus it looks cool. Check them out at tuff­mounts.com.au.

07 BAL­ANC­ING ACT

TH­ESE SFI 18.1-cer­ti­fied har­monic bal­ancers from In­no­va­tors West fea­ture a bil­let alu­minium case with an in­ter­nal freefloat­ing, wet-fric­tion clutch pack as­sem­bly and spring-loaded in­er­tia rings to dampen crank­shaft har­mon­ics over a wide rpm range. The de­sign uses a small amount of fluid inside that acts as a lu­bri­cant and dis­si­pates in­ter­nally gen­er­ated heat to the outer body. For more info visit sum­mi­trac­ing.com.

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