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Uprated Cylinder Head Stud Kits are essential for high performance engine builds. Heavy duty head studs reduce cylinder head movement in high boost or high compression engines optimising cylinder head to block sealing.

Cosworth Ultra High Performance Head Studs are manufactured from H11 tool steel with 240,000+psi tensile strength and come complete with nuts and washers. They are manufactured with hex broach ends for ease of installation. Additionally, genuine Cosworth head studs utilize a base seating feature to evenly distribute maximum load on the stud and not the threads. This feature is typically found only in high level race engines and More >

BEETLE CARB DIET

Originally Weber designed the 40 IDF 70 carburettor for use on Fiat applications. They were front- engined in both transverse or ‘north-south’ layouts and used an electric choke.

Things have changed since then, and now the most common use for these carburettors is in VW air-cooled applications, both on the road and in race and off road vehicles where the engine is at the rear and a choke is no longer practical or desirable.

Until now VW enthusiasts had to buy a carb with a choke they didn’t need or settle for one of the Chinese copies that are common in the More >

NOISE CONTROL

Two new tools to help you safely and quickly install Boom Mat Thermal Acoustic Control products and perform other household and workshop tasks.

Installing acoustical and thermal insulation products can be a breeze when you have the right tools. As a leading manufacturer of automotive acoustic and insulation products, Boom Mat has a handle on what DIY-ers and professional installers need to quickly and expertly cut and install their materials.

The company’s new retractable Blade Lock Knife* gives you a clean cut for a perfect fit and can be handy for any workshop or household use. Designed as a professional grade retractable More >

SURF’S UP

Received a missive from Tim Dutton this week, with news of goings on at his Littlehampton factory and developments on the amphibious Surf. He may have been producing kitcars since 1969, and amphibs since 1989, but Tim doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

Apparently, 2012 was the best year thus far for Surf sales, while electric versions are currently under construction at the factory for a European customer who plans to rent the vehicles out for canal holidays. The image below shows the state of the art 48-volt water-cooled electric motor that is coupled to Dutton’s own jet system. Charging More >

CATERHAM – MUCH MORE THAN JUST A NICE TOWN IN TANDRIDGE!

Caterham Cars has a greatly increased presence at this weekend’s Autosport International Show (ASI) at the NEC in Birmingham, including everything from live action experiences to the latest technology being developed by the new Caterham Group of companies.

The iconic marque’s stand (2520), situated right next door to the main Autosport stage, will be bigger than ever, featuring road cars, racing Sevens, a Caterham F1 car as well as the brand new Caterham Kart.

Meanwhile, the Caterham Experience will again be run in Hall 4 where, for £10, visitors can sit alongside one of the firm’s instructors for a tyre-smoking passenger ride More >

A GREAT HALF CENTURY

2013 is a hugely important year for Burton Power as it marks their splendid 50th anniversary and the company are celebrating it with a special anniversary issue catalogue due to be launched at the Autosport International show.

This year new listings in the catalogue include Helix Autosport clutches, 3J Driveline transmission and Lifeline fire extinguishers. The Ford meisters have also expanded their range of crown wheels and pinions and also have a huge new range of Escort, Cortina and Capri parts in addition to stocking a lot of major aftermarket brands such as ARP fasteners, ZDDP oil additive, Weber, Samco, Revotec, More >

WHEELY GOOD

Mini Spares is now the only company still distributing genuine Minilite wheels in 10in and 12in sizes and are part owners of the brand name.

The original Tech Del Minilites were made famous by the Special Tuning Works Department and over the years Minilites have been hailed as one of the great products of the British classic car industry, finding their way onto classic and sportscars of almost every make. Originally they were were made out of lightweight magnesium alloy, hence name Minilite, however they later changed to the aluminium alloy that is still used today.

Their timeless appeal and the fact More >

COST EFFECTIVE HOUSING

The positioning of the ancillaries on a Ford Duratec can often cause clearance problems on racecars, kitcars and modified cars with additional equipment in the engine bay. Now Jenvey has produced two oil filter housings for the Ford Duratec to replace the large unit that is fitted as standard.

The Jenvey low profile oil filter housings sit very low and close to the engine block to improve clearance.

One of the new housings – FHFD10_A1 – is for use as an external input for a dry-sumped engine with an external oil pump e.g. a Pace dry sump system and retails at £156 More >

KEEP IT TOPPED UP

Powervamp Racing is now an authorised distributer of the entire range of CTEK chargers and accessories and will hold a large stock enabling a quick delivery time.

The CTEK chargers have been in production for some 15 years and have built a strong branding through quality and reliability as well as being associated with many race and rally teams. Around 400 million lead acid batteries are manufactured around the world each year. At some point each one will require charging which will extend the life of the battery – up to two to three times if used regularly! The synergy between More >

BETTER VALUE AT THE PUMPS

Webcon has just released a new roller vane type electric fuel pump for use on electronic fuel injection installations that require high flow and high pressure.

This pump is supplied complete with two wrap around cushioned mounting brackets and four bolts for quiet operation.

The 12-volt pump will accept ‘push-on’ 9.5mm I/D fuel pipe at both ends, measures 200mm long x 48mm diameter and has an output of 170-litres/hour @ 3 bar. Order as WFP503.

The pump has a recommended retail price of £163.74 inc VAT with more details from 01932 787 100 or www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.