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CUT-PRICE QUALITY SCISSOR LIFTING

A new name to the kitcar industry maybe but Rugeley, Staffordshire-based Automotech Services has been around since 1972 supplying a variety of garage equipment such as four-post lifts, tyre machines and wheel balancers among other stuff.

They also aim at the enthusiast end of the market and offer a range of incredibly good value scissor-lifts that will appeal to our readers and make your lives easier in the garage. For example, they have the AS-5500, which is raised by air compressor, rather than electricity, and has a weight capacity of 2.5-tonnes, meaning it can easily cope with your GTM Libra. It More >

NICE ONE, CAL!

A new addition to the T89 range this week and Cal Trump told me: “Due to popular demand we have created a new Add-On pack for the SSL plans-built racecar that turns it into a two-seat full-bodied Sports Racer.”

Based on the same drivetrain, suspension, brakes and steering, the add-on pack features a 200mm wider chassis that brings it up to the minimum width for Sports Racer, Supersports and Sports Libre series such as OSS, RGB and Bikesports. It also features a longer wheelbase for circuit racing stability and revised universal handed pedal box. All updated wishbone and mount drawings are More >

A GREAT ONE FOR KITCAR DRIVERS; NOT JUST SCOOBY OWNERS

The constant, frenetic pace of technological change can sometimes be exhausting, and it’s all too easy for it to pass us by. In fact, so seamless is the constant technological march that it often takes the launch of a specific, industry-defining product to make you stop and take stock, and Sunnycam Xtreme Video Recording Sunglasses are a case in point.

A product recently added to Subaru UK’s ever-expanding portfolio of officially-approved and sanctioned accessories, the Sunnycam Xtreme is precisely the kind of product that would have had previous generations scratching their chins and furrowing their brow in amazement, mainly as they More >

NEW CHOKE OVERHAUL KIT FOR YOUR WEBER

Weber 32/36 DGAV and 38 DGAS carburettors are used on millions of cars worldwide and combine the reliability and power of Weber with the convenience of a water-operated automatic choke.

Over time the efficiency of the bi-metallic unit can deteriorate leading to poor starting and choke performance whilst the housing can corrode if the engine’s antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor have not been correctly maintained.

Now the choke units on these popular carburettors can be overhauled by using the new Webcon overhaul kit.

The package contains 100 per cent genuine Weber parts including a bi-metallic unit, a die-cast water jacket and all the ancillary parts More >

AFFORDABLE INSTRUMENTS

New from Rally Design and joining their existing range of value for money instruments are the matching 80mm stepper tacho (0-10,000rpm) and speedo (0-170mph) and both are now in stock, to complete the range with their 60mm stepper info gauges.

Rally Design reckon that these are probably the best value for money gauges currently on the market and great care has been taken to avoid gimmicks and an easy to read display.

A complete set of gauges featuring tacho, speedo and four secondary instruments costs around £240 inc VAT depending on the gauges you choose.

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BUY TWO! ONE FOR YOUR ENGINE; THE OTHER TO LOOK AT!

Forge Motorsport is best known for its range of alloy forced induction kit, and its latest offering is true to form; a beautifully engineered, impressively compact 44mm piston external wastegate. It’s a component well-suited to a massive array of different cars with varying turbo setups, and one that opens the door to some frankly massive power figures.

Forge set itself the lofty goal of producing ‘the world’s best external wastegate,’ which is no mean feat when you consider the calibre of the opposition at hand! Forge was able to build upon the solid foundations of its original piston operated wastegate when More >

CRIKEY, I’M SURE THERE’S A POLAR BLAST

Autoglym has made car washing even more fun – as well as much easier – with the release of its superior Snow Foam – Polar Blast, applied through a jet-wash lance. As the perfect precursor to a wash routine, it reduces the risk of scratches and swirls by covering the vehicle in a spectacular rich blanket of foam that clings to paintwork to gently loosen and lift dirt and heavy soiling prior to shampooing. Best of all, if your car is only lightly dirty, Polar Blast can replace the shampoo stage altogether!

Developed in Autoglym’s industry-leading labs, Polar Blast produces an More >

FITECH AT THE SUMMIT

First came the FiTech Go Street 400HP. Then the FiTech Mean Street 800HP upped the ante. For those who think something inbetween would be just right, Summit Racing now offers the FiTech Easy Street 600HP system.

Like all FiTech EFI systems, the Easy Street is a self-learning, plug and play system designed to fit on most any four-barrel carb-ed intake manifold. That makes it perfect for upgrading such motors. The ECU is mounted directly to the throttle body for simplified wiring and easy installation, and the 70 lb.-hr. flow-matched fuel injectors can support up to 600bhp.

The FiTech Easy Street system is More >

RING AUTOMOTIVE WILL KEEP YOU INFLATED

Recent research into the maintenance of car tyres by British drivers suggests that 40 per cent of cars have dangerously uninflated tyres. The research, from Kwik Fit, showed that British drivers are risking their safety by driving on poorly maintained tyres. Underinflated tyres also make driving less efficient, meaning that it is costing drivers at the fuel pump as well.

To help, Ring, the vehicle lighting and car accessory specialist, has a complete range of tyre care devices that can help drivers to stay safe and save money.

Tyre Pressure Gauges 

For an instant, accurate tyre pressure reading, Ring’s range of gauges are More >

GOING TO CALIFORNIA – ON A MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP!

The MOMO California is finished in beautiful black leather. The 360mm diameter rim is accented with polished chrome spokes and features the iconic MOMO logo on the horn button as proof of pedigree.

This quality, classic-style steering wheel reflects the true heritage of MOMO, harking back to its beginnings in 1964 and is priced at £311.99 inc VAT.

For more details visit www.momo-uk.co.uk or call 01268 764 411 ENDS.