IN GEAR

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’ tried to remove factory moulds while keeping them in one piece will know it’ 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’ 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’ 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’ 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’ 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.