With the diverse range of vehicles covered by our motoring titles, New Zealand Classic Car, NZV8, and NZ Performance Car, it’s clear that the car enthusiast demographic is incredibly varied. So how do you curate a shopping basket to cater for a car person, whether they’re into imports, V8s, or classics? Our editors have discovered a heap of products this month, and there’s sure to be something that every car enthusiast will want to add to their collection.
Playing with the big dogs
Ask any wheel guru what name is highly rated, and nine times out of 10 you will get the same reply — Rotiform. These brand-new-release Rotiform KPSs are available in two premium finishes, Flat Black/Gloss Black windows and Silver/Brushed Face. Sizes are at your discretion, from 18x8.5-inch up to a huge 20x11-inch, and they come in all the common five-stud pitch-circle diameters (PCDs). The team can also advise the best fitment for most Japanese, Euro, and even R35 GT-R–specific applications. Head to 360link.co.nz for all the details.
Beautiful in black
These new M&H nylon-braided PTFE-lined hose and full-flow hose ends are just what you need for a fluid transfer system that looks as good as it performs. The slick black finish on the hoses and fittings is perfect for turning even the nitty-gritty parts of your build into works of art, and sizing is available in -6AN and -8AN. Available from STA Parts — visit staparts.co.nz or phone 09 256 1120 for more information.
If you’re running an engine that’s been built for performance, you’ll want to be sure it’s operating at 100 per cent, 100 per cent of the time. The Auto Meter Pro-Lite warning light works in conjunction with a water-temperature or oil-pressure switch (sold separately) to warn you of critical water temperatures or loss of oil pressure. It can be purchased for $105.85 from myautomotive.co.nz, which also provides free shipping New Zealand–wide.
Tuff Mounts have been a staple in the Aussie performance car scene for nearly 10 years, and are found in all types of cars and applications — from drag racing, burnouts, show cars, and tough street through to circuit and drift cars. These are the must-have item to hold your engine in the correct location — 100 per cent captive, unbreakable design, serviceable, and they even make it easier to remove the engine.
The huge range includes these Commodore VB–VS LS conversion mounts, to convert your early Commodore to LS power. Offering direct bolt-up fitment, they are priced at $374 per pair. Check out tuffmounts.com.au, or phone +61 8 8374 0011.
Commodore and Falcon owners rejoice — Tein, the world-leading performance suspension manufacturer, is now offering bolt-in coilovers to suit Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons. Designed in Australia and built in Japan, the Tein coilovers offer adjustable height and 16 damping settings, with easy tunability to each driver’s preference, as well as full serviceability by the local factory agent.
Available for VX–VZ and VE series Holden Commodores, and BA–BF series Ford Falcons, Tein coilovers are available from $2055 (excl. GST). Visit autolign.co.nz to find your nearest distributor.
Flow to go
When power’s your goal you need a fuel system that can keep up, and Holley’s HP Inline Billet Fuel Pumps have been designed to do just that — whether it’s carburetted or fuel injected, either the 65gph or 80gph pump should do the trick. The OEM-style gerotor pumps provide reliable, quiet operation and compatibility with pump gas or race fuel (not E85). Fully submersible in-tank, if required, they are compatible with 12V to 18.5V systems for street or race use. Holley HP Inline Billet Fuel Pumps are available from $417.79 (excl. GST) from Segedins Auto Spares. Call the team at 09 638 6439, or visit holley.com for more information.
2-in-1 rescue tool
Don’t get trapped inside your vehicle in an emergency situation. This resqme car-escape tool is carried by over three million motorists worldwide — as the compact, two-in-one keychain design allows you to cut a jammed seatbelt and break a side window in your vehicle. It can also be used with the optional accessory pack which attaches it to your rear-view mirror, sun visor, or head restraint.
Available for only $26 (or $29 with the accessory pack), resqme is a must-have, and can be purchased from Tactical Solutions Ltd at tactical.co.nz/resqme-emergency-keychain-rescue-tool.
Start pinching the pennies, offer to vacuum for the rest of the year, or just beg the other half, because you’ve got to get yourself a Beerbowser. Beerbowser fridges are hand-crafted in New Zealand to replicate old-school petrol bowsers from the ’50s and ’60s, and they don’t just look the part — built around a Haier fridge, they’re brand new and come with a 12-month warranty.
Priced from $2499 (incl. GST) and with a range of options available, visit beerbowser.co.nz or phone 09 971 8191 to complete your man cave!
Your classic vehicle can run on unleaded petrol thanks to Fuelstar Fuel Combustion Catalyst. Better yet, you won’t experience valve seat recession or loss of power, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg — or be messy. It overcomes spark plug fouling and has a life expectancy of at least 1,000,000km. It’s even been technologically endorsed by NASA.
Fuelstar Fuel Combustion Catalyst is available starting at $184 to $299 depending on your engine size, and you can get one through most garages in New Zealand, or direct from fuelstar.com.