IN GEAR

1 WIDEN YOUR HORIZONS

CONTROLLING your air/fuel ratio is crucial for optimal engine safety and performance. The wizards at Haltech have released a new CAN Wideband O2 controller, which when paired with a Haltech Elite ECU, allows the system to continuously improve the tune through longterm learning strategies. The new unit is more compact, waterproof, easier to install, and uses an upgraded Bosch LSU 4.9 sensor. Visit haltech.com for more info.

2 WELL CHESTED

THIS 36-inch, six-drawer SCA Tool Cabinet features a glossred industrial powdercoated finish, ball-bearing slides for smooth and easy drawer operation, and glossy aluminium drawer trims for a bit of bling. The top chest has recessed plastic handles, while the matching roller cabinet has powdercoated tubular handles. A central locking mechanism, metal lid stays, EVA-foam drawer liners and top mat on the roller cabinet all add functionality, while sturdy plastic castor wheels make it easy to shove around the workshop. The unit measures in at 1002mm (w) x 468mm (d) x 1348mm (h). For more information, head to your local Supercheap Auto store, or visit supercheapauto.com.au.

3 GETTING BOOKED

AUSSIE Muscle Car Legends celebrates our homegrown heroes that helped shape our nation’s motoring heritage. Covering Ford, Holden and Chrysler, it showcases some of the most important locally made cars our nation has produced. Featuring the likes of Jim Richards and Alan Moffat, the book delves into “the people, the cars and the stories that built an entire subculture”. This is Australian history, through the eyes of Unique Cars magazine. For more information or to get yours, head to shop.streetmachine.com.au.

4 MOPAR MADNESS

MOPAR guys are really into their Mopar stuff – like, really into it. Realising this, Summit Racing has launched a new range of Mopar badge euphoria to keep even the most diehard fan satisfied. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars you can have Mopar-badged shoes, a garage floor creeper, pop-up canopies, bar stools and loads more. Visit summitracing.com to get your hands on them.

5 REV IT UP

EVERYBODY loves a good set of stacks, and now thanks to the crew at Eagle Auto Parts you can buy an entire small-block Chevy long motor to go with their Borla EFI stack intake. The cast-iron 383ci donk comes with a long list of goodies including finned alloy rocker covers, aluminium heads, EFI dizzy with plugs and wires, eight-inch harmonic balancer and loads more. It’s good for 430hp and 450ft-lb and a touch under 6000rpm, doing so on 91-octane juice! For more call Eagle Auto Parts on (03) 8710 3000.

6 REFLECTIONS

RARE Spares is always bringing out new stuff to keep our old clangers on the road, from replacement body panels to obscure badges and clips. If you need a part for your Australian-built old-timer, then odds are they have it. This time around they’ve released a new product for the Ford set: XA to XC door mirrors, because those big rear guards reflected in the mirrors are always a sight to behold. You can choose from either a matching pair of the standard manually operated mirrors, or if you are restoring back to the optional factory specifications, you can now get the remote right-hand mirror. They’re in stock and ready to go from rarespares.net.au.

7 GETTING INTELLECTUAL

WE LOVE old cars here at SM, but old cars (like old humans) do tend to leak and dribble a fair bit, often from the cooling system. Mastermind of Liquid Intelligence, Peter Maher has come up with a solution for the problem, developing a new radiator coolant dubbed Liquid Intelligence 600. It’s specifically formulated for older cars with outdated cooling systems, using a soluble oil base to keep a lid on temps and stop corrosion. To find out more about this and his other concoctions, visit liquidintelligence.com.au.