SHALLOW DURATEC MANIFOLD IDEAL FOR KITCARS

 

The Ford Duratec engine has proven popular with tuners and kitcar builders alike and almost all conversions use throttle bodies or Weber DCOE carburettors.

For years Webcon has supplied a regular intake manifold, but in some instances space is at a premium and it is not possible to use the standard 75mm manifold.

Webcon now produces a manifold, part number MM5060, that is just 35mm deep so will facilitate fitment of carburettors or throttle bodies to installations where space is limited. MM5060 is superbly CNC-manufactured from billet Aluminium, is available from stock and is priced at £435.90 inc VAT.

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QUAIFE’S FORD STUFF AVAILABLE FROM BURTON POWER

Ford Motor Company’s choice of Quaife to supply its LSD for all three generations of the Focus RS, as well as approving Quaife’s Fiesta and Focus ST products as aftermarket parts, is the perfect endorsement of the pedigree and quality of their products.

The new 2018 Fiesta ST will be offered with a Quaife ATB as a factory option and the company is to supply over 4000 ATBs for the Mk3 Focus RS Edition.

…and Quaife chooses Burtons! Quaife has selected a few of its highest-selling Ford aftermarket units to be made at its OEM rate of 100 per day. Due to More >

GRIPPING STUFF

Connect Workshop Consumables has just introduced their new high-tech Grippaz disposable nitrile glove range to the UK market, and are confident that once you’ve tried them, you’ll never go back to ordinary disposable nitrile or latex gloves.

Grippaz gloves are all about grip and feature a unique ‘fish-scale’ pattern on both internal and external surfaces which offers instant and effective grip, and the fish-scale pattern keeps its shape (and grip) when stretched, unlike other patterned gloves.

These latex-free gloves are designed for maximum dexterity; once worn for a few minutes they warm up and mould to your hand, and feel like a More >

TANKED-UP

Aeroflow’s square fabricated aluminium power steering fluid tanks hold 810ml/27oz of power steering fluid and come with integral mounting brackets. They are available in a choice of black or polished finishes as shown.

The tanks are baffled to prevent surge and come complete with a 1.5in billet cap.

Removable -10ORB and -6ORB to barb fittings are included. ORB to AN-fittings are available separately for custom plumbing applications and priced at £155.99 inc VAT.

For more info call 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

MUFFLED

Here’s a product that trackday attendees at Castle Combe circuit might well be aware of…

Some years ago Merlin Motorsport designed their own simple supplementary silencer/Muffler. It’s a round box of 4in diameter, 8in long and has a 2in perforation in the bore and is packed with E-Glass.

Merlin’s technicians weld a short length of exhaust pipe at one end and slip it over the exhaust. The end cap on the other end is tacked on with four welds so it’s possible to grind out the weld and repack the E-Glass. See the MERLIN MUFFLER here.

The Muffler can fit over the exhaust, in which More >

NOW YOU’RE ‘TORQUING’!

Holding a wheel hub steady when working on a driveshaft is one of these jobs that require a third hand. However, not with this wheel hub holding tool from Laser (part number 7090).

Simply bolt it across a couple of wheel studs or bolts and it holds the hub steady while the axle nut is removed.

Designed for use on vehicles with four-stud, five-stud, six-stud and eight-stud patterns and also lets you hold the hub and driveshaft steady while torquing-up the shaft securing screws. It can also be used to hold rear differential yokes on solid axle vehicles during bearing service.

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DRILL ON A STAND

Sealey’s new drill stand with a cast iron base was launched in their engineering promotion, which is valid until the end of July 2018. Used for vertical drilling when using a hand drill, the unit is supplied with a quick jaw release drill vice that mounts onto the base to secure the workpiece.

The DS01 features a pre-set depth control and stop for drilling depths of up to 60mm. It is ideal for accurate and repetitive drilling. An adaptor bush is supplied for use with a drill collar diameter of 38mm, but it’s not required with a 43mm item.

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PRECISE FUEL DELIVERY

New from Edelbrock is the new Pro-Flo 4 fuel injection system, which uses a carburettor-style intake manifold and throttle body like most aftermarket EFI set-ups do. However, it differs by using multi-port injection with fuel rails and eight injectors mounted on the manifold.

Fuel delivery is timed with the intake valve opening and delivered into the airflow stream right before it enters the combustion chamber, while the throttle body is for air delivery only.

The Pro-Flo 4 also features a self-learning ECU with a faster processor and an upgraded Bluetooth chip that is quicker, more reliable and doesn’t ‘drop’ out. It’s easier More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018

Welcome to totalkitcar online

A warm welcome to totalkitcar online………The latest issue of Car Mechanics magazine includes a feature I was asked to write on ‘Unsung Heroes’, or probably more accurately described as the best kitcars that didn’t make it.

July issue of CM out now featuring a kitcar feature…which got me thinking about other kitcars that should have been smash hits but for whatever reason weren’t…

Wow, that’s a long list of potential runners and riders and it took me ages to whittle it down to enable me to fit the brief set out by the editor. I could have filled the magazine More >

BILBERRYS ARE A JUICY FRUIT

The first thing to say about Angelwax Bilberry wheel wax is its intense red colour and be warned it will stain your plush microfiber cloth with its deep, red colour, so best to use an applicator or old cloth.

Other than that it’s an excellent product that gives a protective coating to alloy wheels although as a hard paste-type wax you really don’t need very much as a little goes a very long way.

Apply it to a clean, cool wheel, leave it to go hazy for no more than ten minutes and just buff-off. Angelwax reckons that for truly exceptional results More >