IN GEAR

01 CHARGE!

IF YOU have an old car that doesn’t get driven every day, chances are the battery will go flat. A fully automatic battery charger will ensure your pride and joy turns over first time, every time. This 10A battery charger from Schumacher Electric keeps stored batteries charged. It works with AGM, standard, gel, calcium and start-stop batteries to ensure they’re always in good health and ready to use. Contact sapsupport@schumacherelectric.com and pick one up for $199.

02 PANEL SHOW

GOT rusted or dented panels on your old-school car? Rare Spares remanufactures a variety of panels for different makes and models, from small stuff like replacement lower rear window metal on early Commodores, to full quarter panels like this HQ-HZ Holden ute rear section. They’re great for repairs or full-on restorations. For more information visit rarespares.net.au.

03 CAM AND GET IT

CAM upgrades are a quick and very effective way to wake up your LS-series engine. If you’re after more power, increased torque and a tougher engine note, it should be one of your first modifications. Camtech Cams has a wide range of camshafts and spring kits for all LS-series engines with either cathedral- or rectangular-port heads. They even do cams for hardcore guys with turbo or blower set-ups, and if you’re not happy with something off the shelf, they’ll grind you up one to your specs. For more information visit camtechcams.com.au.

04 DRESS-UP TIME

FINISH your early-Commodore engine bay off right with these billet-alloy one-piece strut tops from Lowe Fabrications. Available in polished or powdercoat finishes, they come complete with bolts to fit. For more information on this product or to check out more engine dress-up pieces, visit lowefabrications.com.au.

05 KEEP YOUR COOL

RACING, towing, and other extreme use is murder on engine oil and transmission fluid. The hotter these fluids get, the less heat and wear protection they provide to critical engine and transmission components. Flex-A-Lite engine and transmission coolers are far more efficient than factory coolers. The all-aluminium coolers are lightweight, strong and can be teamed with an optional single or dual electric fan. Contact Summit Racing Equipment on 1800 230 3030 or visit summitracing.com.

06 SAFETY FIRST

IF YOU’RE racing your car, safety should be your number one concern, and RaceQuip has built a reputation for making high-quality auto racing safety equipment at affordable prices. The company offers everything from SFI-rated auto racing Snell SA-rated helmets to fireretardant suits, shoes, Nomex gloves and SFI and FIA seatbelts and harness sets. For further information call Speed Pro on (03) 9794 5177 or visit speedpro.com.au.

07 PHOS SURE

OXYTECH’S Easy Phos is a one-step phosphate, degreaser and sealer for bare-metal protection. It is specifically formulated as a pre-paint treatment for steel, galvanised steel and aluminium, and is easily applied by aerosol, spray gun or brush. Once dry, it protects the surface from rust, fingerprints and other minor blemishes. Easy Phos performs a conversion of the metal surface by the deposition of a phosphate layer, which is then sealed with a purposeformulated organic polyphosphate. For more information visit oxytech.com.au.

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