Holley Sniper TBI EFI $1600NZ in 2016


I build Banks Twin Turbocharged Chev Motors

I am John Nijssen from Timaru. I have lived in California since 1982.
At the beginning of the 21st century, I began building performance V8 engines specializing for overseas clients.

Recently I began exporting a ton of GM built LS3 engines to China for offroad racing.
I took a look online to see what one of these LS3 engines sells for in New Zealand.

Doing some quick calculations I could see I could send you one of these

430Hp LS3 motors for over $2000NZ less money than you can buy it from the major importers to NZ.
I have studied the pricing from the larger suppliers in New Zealand of auto parts from America

and found their pricing to be very competitive, or said another way, they are NOT taking huge profits.

So while I can supply pretty much everything they sell that was imported  from the US for less, 

the best way of saving a lot of money is to buy a lot of stuff.

I'm not limited in only offering the few GM engines that are currently being imported to NZ.
I have access to the entire GM catalog, not just V8 engines but four bangers and V6s as well.

The LSA has become a popular import I can find these for you.

I can also supply Transmissions. Accessories kits. ECU packages. Superchargers. EFI Systems. Cars. Diffs. 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?                       Special Interest Cars See Below.

I can get you stuff from Summit Racing and ocean ship it for less money than paying Summit air freight.

Then there is eBay, craigslist Racingjunk etc. All that cheap used stuff.

If you need used stuff I'll look for it for you.

Late model Hemi engines are available.
Perfect for a Valiant swap.

 I know what it cost to build a performance V8 engine in New Zealand, I've spoken to Tony Marsh about it.

I clobber their prices.

I buy GM products at a discount. I should be able to sell you GM products at a lower price than Jegs and Summit Racing and Pace and Scoggin Dickey etc.

If you interested in a motor, a transmission, an ECU package, cylinder heads, email me at strokerengine@hotmail.com and ask me to price it for you.


I am not limited to just engine products.
I've sent cars to Australia, sent EFI systems to England, engine rebuild kits to Russia, wheels to Sweden.

Currently (Sept 2016) the NZ to US dollar 7.23, so $10,000NZ buys $7230US.

Rising oil prices will strengthen the US dollar so the exchange will likely not improve.

I don't mess with taking a cut for exchanging currency.

I run transactions through https://www.ofx.com/en-nz

I have found this is the best way to send money without additional fees.
You can use a bank to bank wire transfer but there are additional fees.

I can accept a credit card but it will cost you an additional 2.25% 

The cost of ocean shipping a pallet to NZ is approx. $600NZ

As you know GST is 15% there and is based on the declared value.

 As a New Zealander I know how we are, we think we can get this cheaper if I do it myself.

As an old man, I've learned that is not always true.

You can contact Summit Racing and buy directly from them, or you can contact one of the shops in NZ selling American products, or you can contact me for a quote and compare final cost.

Think of me as your go-to guy in the States. If I can help and save you a buck, great!

My stock and trade is building performance V8 engines, see the rest of my website, I do this on the side.
You are welcome to phone me but consider the time difference, I'm not getting out of bed to answer the phone.

 $1000US Holley  EFI Systems

 I'll sell you Don Hampton blowers at his advertised price.

SBC Polished Kit $3400US

Special Interest Vehicles

You may be able to import and register such a vehicle without needing an exemption, but to do so you will need to meet a number of specific conditions and apply for a special interest vehicle permit.

What requirements have to be met?
Requirements that the vehicle must meet

To have a vehicle identified as a special interest vehicle, the NZ Transport Agency must deem it to have historic value or it must meet three of the following four requirements:

The vehicle (or its make, model and submodel) is identified as being a collector's item in one of the following magazines or their respective websites – Australian classic car, Car and driver (US), Automobile (US), Motor (Australia),  Motor trend (US), New Zealand autocar, New Zealand classic car, Road and track (US), Top gear (UK), Top gear NZ,Unique cars (Australia) or Wheels (Australia).

The vehicle's make and model has been (or was) manufactured in annual volumes of 20,000 units or less.

The vehicle is, and was manufactured as, a two-door coupe or a convertible.

The vehicle is, and was manufactured as, a high-performance vehicle.

You may be requested to submit additional information.

See the other requirements for importing a vehicle into New Zealand

You must also comply with the following requirements:

You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident.

You must not have received a special interest vehicle permit during the two years before your application.

You must have another vehicle (eg car, ute, minivan) for your everyday use.

You must not have any other special interest vehicle registered in your name.

You must prove the other necessary standards for the vehicle year.

Which LHD vehicles are allowed to be registered in New Zealand?

Under Land Transport Rule: Steering Systems (2001), it's generally illegal to register a LHD vehicle for use on New Zealand roads. However, the rule allows some specific categories of LHD vehicles to be registered and operated. The main categories are listed below.

Category A: Special interest light vehicles less than 20 years old

The vehicle must be class MA, and be issued with a category A left-hand drive vehicle permit by the Transport Agency, and
be manufactured in a country other than New Zealand less than 20 years before the vehicle is certified for entry in New Zealand.

The vehicle must not be operated in a transport service and must be registered in the name of the person who obtained the original category A LHD permit for a period of four years.

Requirements that the vehicle must meet

To issue a vehicle with a category A LHD vehicle permit, the Transport Agency must either deem it to have historic value, or it must be a vehicle that was not manufactured in right-hand drive form that meets three of the following four requirements:

the vehicle (or its make, model and submodel) is identified as being a collector's item in a commercially produced motoring publication
the vehicle's make, model and submodel has been (or was) manufactured in annual volumes of 20,000 units or less
the vehicle is, and was manufactured as, a two-door coupe or a convertible
the vehicle is, and was manufactured as, a high-performance vehicle.

The Transport Agency may issue up to 500 category A LHD vehicle permits per year.

Find out more about obtaining a Category A LHD vehicle permit

Category B: Light vehicles that are 20 years old or more

These are light vehicles that were manufactured 20 years or more before the vehicle is certified in New Zealand.

The vehicle must be class MA, MB or MC with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes, or a class NA vehicle, that was manufactured in a country other than New Zealand 20 years or more before the vehicle is certified.

The vehicle must not be operated in a transport service.


 I have access NEW and USED

 CNC Ported LS3 Heads

Ford FE manifold adapter to use Cleveland tunnel ram for a dragster soon to hit the tracks.

USA Engines NZ

Recently shipped to the South Island

Dodge 440 Trickflow CNC ported heads.

No one else over there will have a set of these and at the super low price I got him and NO GST.

Mechanical to Electronic Fuel Injection Conversions

Be seeing you

$9500US with ECU


Ruapuna 1980



It is possible to bring in an American car and not swap the steering wheel, but great care to match the requirements must be made.

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I build some very unique engines.

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Used engines from ebay

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I know the folk over at Good Vibrations.
However if you call Alky Digger and say you know me they will be happy to provide technical advice even though you bought all your stuff from Good Vibrations, how cool is that.

This is a GM built 502 with Forged Steel Crank, 7/16 bolt Rods, Forged Pistons, Hydraulic Roller Cam.

I changed the Cam and Springs and add a Hampton 8-71 Blower.

737Tq - 675Hp @ 5000 RPM underdrive

792Tq 720Hp @ 5000 RPM overdrive


GM Packaging

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