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PROPER CAMSHAFT ACCURACY FOR A-SERIES

Even a stock camshaft needs to be timed correctly. If you want to get the maximum benefit from a ‘hot’ cam it is doubly important that the timing is correct. The duplex vernier adjustable timing gear-set uses sets of dowel holes with two-degree increments and the best chain available (2H4905EVO).

When done properly your cam will be within one degree of right (the use of a 1-degree offset key means that you can be exact!)

The kit includes billet steel upper and lower gears plus a quality non-stretch EVO chain.

The factory ‘dot-to-dot’ method of cam timing can, because of manufacturing tolerances, be More >

REELS OF STEEL!

In addition to their existing range of automotive cable, Connect Workshop Consumables has recently introduced a new range of mini-reels of high-quality cable in a variety of colours and capacities from 5-amp up to 27-amp.

Three varieties of speaker cable are also included in the mini reel range. These are general purpose low voltage cables manufactured to BS 6862, suitable for use in automotive and marine applications in temperatures up to 70°C. The PVC insulation is resistant to petrol, diesel and lubricating oils and the cable is supplied on a convenient plastic mini reel.

The 9/0.30 (9 strands of 0.30mm diameter cable), More >

BOOM BOX?

One aimed at our American readers – Wallflowers need not apply say Summit Racing, who reckon that Thrush Rattler Mufflers are anything but quiet with a reverberating growl that will wake your neighbours and make them wish they lived next to a train depot instead of down the street from you.

These items are a single chamber design for a very aggressive, in your face tone. The fully welded mufflers are made from aluminised steel with high-temperature black matte finish and are directional and non-reversible.

Each Thrush Rattler Muffler has a centre inlet/centre outlet for a seamless installation experience. The mufflers have More >

NOT GONE ANYWHERE; BUT THEY ARE BACK!

A great kitcar that is often overlooked is the Aeon GT, which was designed by John Hewat. Although John has moved on, Aeon Sportscars still actively market the kit, but in recent years have concentrated on their agricultural work and incredibly busy fabrication side of their business, which sees them making anything from wishbones to chassis; from tanks to commercial stuff.

However, Aeon boss, Keith Wood, is keen to press on with reminding us that the GT still exists and indeed has recently been revamped into a v2 model, which now sees power coming from a Ford EcoBoost 1.6-litre engine. The More >

ALL THE FORD V8 POWER YOU NEED IN A CRATE MARKED ‘ROUSH’

Not many companies know how to get more horsepower out of a Ford V8 engine than Roush Performance. It’s been the case ever since founder Jack Roush was building hot Fords for the famous Gapp and Roush Pro Stock team back in the 1970s.

Roush uses its drag race, road course, and NASCAR engine experience to build its small block, FE, and 429/460 big block crate engines. All Roush crate engines are dyno-tested and guaranteed to make within 2 per cent of the advertised horsepower ratings.

Summit Racing carries 108 versions of Roush Performance crate engines in several series. All are fully More >

A GOOD DETAILER

If I need to give my car a quick flashover with a detailing spray one that I often turn to is Brilliant Shine Detailer (aka BSD), by German car care brand, Sonax.

I like it because it gives my car back just-waxed look, has a good level of water resistance (you can watch the beads form and sheet off when the car is wet) and brings a deep lustre to the surface. I’d say it was almost a spray wax rather than just a quick detailer as the liquid is thicker than normal.

It’s one I’d recommend without question.

You can get BSD More >

A TYRE-FITTER HAS A VICE-LIKE GRIP. DON’T ARM-WRESTLE ONE!

Sealey has a new addition to their All Steel Vice Range. Featured in the new Engineering Promotion, the number of models has been increased to six. Jaw widths are available in 100, 125, 150, 200, 250, and now 300mm.

The bench mounting, heavy-duty steel vices, with anvils, are suitable for workshop, garage and machine shop use. These fixed-base models directly mount onto the workbench. Swivel adaptor plates are available as an optional extra on some models. All units have a five-year guarantee against breakage.

For further details or to view Sealey’s range visit www.sealey.co.ukor alternatively call their customer service department on 01284 More >

A FAN OF THE DRUMS?

These great value robust drum fans from Machine Mart are ideal for commercial and industrial applications, providing a solution for fast cooling in large workshops, garages factories and more!

This range produces an excellent amount of airflow, up to 310mᶟ per minute, allowing large areas to be cooled quickly and efficiently, with three large fan sizes to choose from 24in, 30in or a massive 36in!

All models include two handles and are mounted on large rubber wheels for easy transportation to wherever it is required and models in this range start from £142.80 inc VAT.

Machine Mart offers a wide range of Air More >

BOOSTED PERFORMANCE

Aeroflow 1mm Turbo Restrictor Inserts are ideal for use with bearing turbos. These great little 1mm restrictor inserts restrict the oil flow/pressure to the core of the turbo to ensure long life of the seals.

The turbo restrictor inserts are available in two sizes to suit -3AN and -4AN fittings and are sold in packs of ten and priced at £11.99 inc VAT.

For more information contact 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

LITTLE WHEEL; BIG DIFFERENCE

Burton Power has just introduced a range of classic black adjustable alloy camshaft pulleys, manufactured by Kent Cams, for various Ford engines and applications.

Adjustable camshaft pulleys enable camshaft timing to be carried out with greater precision.

The example shown here is for Ford Pinto SOHC engines used in the following applications:

Ford Capri Mk1/Mk2/Mk3 1.6/2.0 1972-1987 Ford Cortina Mk3/Mk4/Mk5 1.6/2.0 1970-1982 Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 2.0 1973-1974 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 2.0 & Mexico 1.6 1975-1980 Ford Granada Mk2 1.6/2.0 1977-1985 Ford Granada/Scorpio Mk3 1.8/2.0 1985-1989 Ford Sierra 1.6/1.8/2.0 1982-1989 Ford Transit Mk2/Mk3 1.6/2.0 1978-1994 TVR Tamsin 200 2.0

Plus, of course, thousands More >