IN GEAR

01 LS SWAP THE WORLD

WHEN you’re tackling an engine conversion, nothing is more frustrating than when stuff hits on other stuff. The team at Castlemaine Rod Shop knows this, so they have designed and built an oil pan specifically for slotting LS engines into HK, HT and HG Holdens. The pan fits LS1, LS2 and LS3 engines, and is designed for cars with standard steering (as opposed to a rack-and-pinion conversion). It comes supplied with an oil pick-up tube, gasket, and all bolts and hardware required to attach it to your donk. For more information contact CRS on (03) 5472 2853 or visit www.rodshop.com.au.

02 HIGHLY SPRUNG

FITTING aftermarket coil-overs to HQ-WB Holdens has not always been a straightforward proposition, but with this beaut new bolt-in solution from LRS, it’s a walk in the park. A range of different springs are available to suit a variety of requirements, and the ride height is easily adjustable. The shock absorbers are also adjustable, and with 18 different settings, you can fine-tune your Quey’s ride and handling to suit your exact application. Give LRS a call to discuss your needs on (02) 4202 8779, or email sales@lionrs.com.

PLEASE BE SEATED

SUMMIT Racing stocks a huge range of Corbeau bucket seats, and the Classic Bucket is ideal for older chariots. Featuring comfortable foam padding and classic pleated vinyl upholstery, it’s a fixed-back seat designed to fit smaller cockpits. Available with or without headrests, it’ll accommodate people with waistlines up to 36 inches. If you’re a little more generously proportioned, the Classic II bucket seat will fit ‘larger drivers’ with waistlines up to 40 inches. The Classic II also has no headrest, for that low-back look. Summit also carries Corbeau fixed and slider-style seat brackets, seat lumbar and heater kits, replacement covers and harnesses. Visit www.summitracing.com for more information. 03

BLOWER BLING

BETTER than a botched Hollywood nosejob, this billet beauty from Muscle Garage is a top way to tidy up the snout of your GM-style blower. They’ll fit just about any application and can be supplied raw, polished or anodised black and really tidy up the operation – as if a gleaming metal mountain sticking out of the bonnet wasn’t eye candy enough! They’re available in a few different designs and can cost as little as $66 + shipping. To get some in your life visit www.velocityauto.com.au. 04

THE WHEEL DEAL

TSW has released this edgy new directional roller – matte black inside and out, complemented by gloss black faces on the spokes.

Built using their unique rotary-forging method, the wheels are strong and lightweight, while their hub-centric fitment means a perfect fit and a great-quality ride. They’re available in most common five-stud patterns and a range of diameters and widths. If you like the look of them, get in touch with the Fuel Autotek crew who distribute these snazzy wheels (and plenty of others) in Australia. Catch them on (02) 8850 2200 or visit www.fuelautotek.com.au. 05

BLOCK OUT THE BAD

AEROFLOW Pro Filters are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminium, with a stainless-steel reusable and washable element available in 10, 40, 60 and 100 microns. Pro Filters also include an internal magnet to catch fine particles, and are available in blue, black and silver anodised for compatibility with all fuels, oils and alcohols.

Pro Filters are cheap insurance for your engine and are available to suit 200-2700hp applications. The assemblies offer top-shelf flow and ease of maintenance and installation, and are available to suit various latemodel Fords and Holdens. For more information call Rocket Industries on (02) 8825 1900 or visit www.aeroflowperformance.com. 06

HAVE A BLAST

CLEANING grease and grime off grubby car parts and preparing them for refinishing is a bugger of a job, and this HAFCO SB-200 Sandblasting Cabinet is just the thing for making it easier. Featuring fully sealed side door access with a secure single-lock latch, the internal cabinet size is 835x510x360mm, so it’ll accommodate most bits and pieces. It features a low-voltage internal work light, protective gloves, blast gun, hopper and stand, replacement protective screens and an assortment of ceramic tips, and is sharply priced at $319. For more information or to buy yours today, visit your local Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse showroom, or buy online at www.machineryhouse.com.au/S289. 07