We take a closer look at some new gear on the market for your street machine
1. BG Engines CNC-machined billet fuel distribution blocks
New from BG Engines are these CNC-machined billet fuel distribution blocks for hat and port injection. A conventional hat set-up has its distribution block up above the port nozzles, so once you shut the engine off, fuel drains back into the blower. With the distribution block mounted on the side of the engine, the problem is solved, minimising the chance of a hydraulic lock. It also keeps your line lengths even and thus your port nozzles the same size, aiding tuning and assisting you in making even horsepower per cylinder. It comes with a nice CNC- machined dogbone bracket that will mount straight to the side of everything from a 6/71 up to a 14/71 blower. Head to bgengines.com.au for more information.
2. Haltech Elite ECU
For those looking to convert a pre-EFI V8 to fuel injection, the brand-spanking-new Elite 950 ECU from Haltech is designed specifically with you in mind. A simple yet powerful ECU designed to run basic V8 engines and carburettor-to-EFI conversions, it’s suitable for either naturally aspirated or forced induction donks and gives you full control over fuel delivery, ignition timing and boost levels. It’s a robust, competitively priced ECU that features an environmentally sealed waterproof case, eight fuel and four ignition channels, and 3bar internal MAP sensor. The Elite 950 ECU is powered by the Elite Software Programmer (ESP) – a powerful yet intuitive software that brings with it advanced levels of functionality and ease of use. Available with wiring harnesses to suit a variety of applications. Visit haltech.com for more information.
3. Pro-Filer cylinder heads
If you follow Hot Rod Drag Week or watch Street Outlaws, you’ll know all about Jeff Lutz. He won Drag Week in 2016 with a set of Pro-Filer Hitman X heads atop the twin-turbo 540ci big-block in his Mad Max Camaro Pro Mod, which speaks volumes for them. When it comes to manufacturing, Pro-Filer does everything in-house – design, mould-making, tooling, casting, final machining, and assembly – at its Ohio facility. Summit Racing carries a big selection of Pro-Filer cylinder heads and intake manifolds for big- and small-block Chevy, small-block Ford, and 429-460ci big-block Ford. Jump online and head to summitracing.com for more information.
4. LS electric water pump
New from Philadelphia Racing Products are these LS electric water pumps. Machined from one piece of 6061-T6 billet aluminium, they feature a heavy-duty electric motor for high flow, a carbon-ceramic seal and O-ring inlets and mounting surface. They are available in both clear and black anodised finishes, and include stainless mounting hardware. These electric water pumps will improve the performance over a factory mechanical pump. Available from Precision International at precisionintl.com or on 1300 364 350.
5. Aeroflow cold-air intake system
The new universal closed cold-air intake system from Aeroflow is made from genuine carbonfibre. It has a removable and washable four-layer cotton filter, and is suitable for forced induction and naturally aspirated applications, along with 4×4, off-road, street and motorsport use. It comes in two different airbox lengths: 6in (152.4mm) and 8in (203.2mm). For more information contact Rocket Industries on (02) 8825 1900 or visit rocketind.com.
6. Super Victor intake manifolds
Designed for Gen IV LS engines equipped with LS3 cylinder heads, these new Super Victor intake manifolds are ideal for anyone building a 700hp-plus, large-displacement racing engine, operating between 3500 and 7500rpm. The new Super Victor intake manifolds are designed with 24 per cent larger runners than the Victor Jr, along with a larger 4500-style plenum. The large plenum makes these intake manifolds ideal for nitrous and forced induction applications. They also feature tapered runners for increased flow at high rpm. Head to eagleautoparts.com.au for more details.
7. Mothers Speed All-Purpose Cleaner
Clean all the things with Mothers Speed All-Purpose Cleaner – literally! All-Purpose Cleaner is powerful enough for the greasiest of jobs, even under the bonnet. It’s perfect for cleaning carpets, fabrics, vinyl, engine compartments, fender wells, door jambs, factory/OEM coated wheels, hubcaps, tyres, whitewalls and more. It’s an excellent multi-purpose cleaner that’s ready to use on almost any surface. For more information, head on over to motherspolish.com.au