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TRIGGER’S BROOM!

Webcon has just released a complete trigger disc kit to suit the Jaguar XK straight six 4.2-litre engine.

The Trigger Disk Kit WTK006 is essential when fitting mapped ignition or a full engine management system. It features superb quality, custom made parts including a trigger disc, spacer and sensor mount, as well as an OEM quality Magneti Marelli crank sensor.

WTK006 retails at £246.15 inc VAT and is available now from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

CAV GT40 AVAILABLE IN THE UK AGAIN

The subject for our ARCHIVE section this week just happens to be the Cape Advanced Vehicles CAV GT and we’ve covered the model history on our STEVE SAYS page but as the car remains available in its homeland of South Africa while they also have a new UK distributor too, in the shape of The Autostore, based in Cambridgeshire.

Taken over by Auto Futura in 2005 they soon reverted back to the CAV marque name and currently offer three versions of their GT40 replica, with the classic GT featuring the Gen3 version of their stainless steel monocoque and Porsche 930 transaxle.

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GO ON YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!

Sevens and Classics Ltd is now able to offer the opportunity to hire the fabulous Caterham Seven for open road touring, between the months of April and October. Their hire car is the larger SV model, enabling customers of all sizes to be catered for.

Hire Rates, which include VAT and insurance are as follows:

One Weekday (Monday to Saturday): £175 Two Consecutive Weekdays: £325 Weekend (Saturday morning to Sunday evening): £325 Long Week-end (Friday morning to Sunday evening or Saturday morning to Monday evening): £450 Full Week: £1000

All hire charges include 120 free miles per day. Subsequent mileage is charged More >

NICE SET OF PIPES

New from Car Builder Solutions are these chest-beating exhaust sidepipes ideal if you want to give your Cobra replicas instant added muscle.

1.42m long they are produced from 304-grade 1.8mm TIG-welded stainless steel with removable spun end cap with a 95mm diameter beaded tailpipe and 3mm mounting bracket with 11mm hole.

The bracket assembly can be rotated within the silencer body to enable a perfect fit and the silencer is packed with Vetratex wadding to help keep noise sensible(ish).

The four inlet pipes are made with a 75mm welded-in inner sleeve with an i/d of 45mm although if you grind off the seam More >

HIDE AND SEEK

Unless you’re a devout vegan, you’re probably firmly of the opinion that nothing looks, feels and of course, smells quite as fabulous as a perfectly-prepared leather car interior. As the final luxurious finishing touch to any motor, you simply can’t beat acres of hide beneath your bits. Keen to keep yours looking pristine (your leather, that is) Autoglym has unleashed its epically-effective Leather Clean and Protect Kit onto the world.

Properly cared for, leather truly is the most hard-wearing and comfortable of all interior finishes. However, being a natural product, it needs regular care and maintenance to keep it looking at More >

SEND A CABLE

Burton Power has announced the introduction of oversized pistons in a new size that was previously unavailable.

The pistons are ideal for Kent engines running +0.090in pistons, which are now in need of a rebore. In the past, this would have meant going to expensive forged pistons (+.090in was the maximum size for a cast piston) or finding another engine block.

The pockets have 4in deep valve pockets meaning they will fit most performance camshafts (including 234 and 244) without any further piston modifications and are cast with highly stable invar inserts similar to the original Hepolite replacements.

The compression ratio will be More >

FRIES WITH THAT?

RaceChip Pro 2 promises kitcar enthusiasts commanding power on the straights and exciting acceleration out of the bends.

The maker’s claim that the driving experience in your car will become more intense and emotive throughout the rev range with substantial improvements to the power and torque figures.

The RaceChip Pro 2 offers an overall package using premium components, and connects simply to your vehicle and comes with a comprehensive service package that includes both a one-year engine warranty (T&C apply) and a five-year product warranty. All of this for a price that offers great value for money.

There are currently over 2000 vehicle applications More >

LONG BLOCKS FOR VEEDUB FROM SUMMIT

New from Summit Racing are these SCAT dual port long blocks, which have high-performance ‘baked’ right into them and are ready for your induction system, headers, and ignition.

The long blocks feature a new engine case, cylinder jugs with forged pistons, cylinder heads, and new component parts:

  • Eight-pin cast crankshaft
  • Chromoly I-beam connecting rods
  • Chromoly steel gland nut and thick washer
  • Performance grind camshaft with cam gear
  • Lightweight solid lifters
  • Chromoly 1.25 ratio rocker arms with solid rocker shafts and swivel valve adjusting screws
  • Steel pushrods
  • Heavy-duty oil pump
  • Lightweight flywheel
  • Stainless steel five-tab valve covers
  • Doghouse oil cooler

Available Engine Sizes

  • 1700cc Type 2/4
  • 1800cc Type 2/4
  • 1835cc Type 1
  • 1915cc Type 1
  • 2000 and 2056cc Type More >

WOLFRACE PUT THE ‘KIBO’ ON IT!

Hot on the heels of their recently unveiled Torino wheel, Wolfrace has once again proven its commitment to making 2017 its most productive year to date (and for a company with well over four decades of history that is saying something), and has released details of a yet another new design of alloy wheel, the Kibo.

Not only is the Kibo a great looking wheel (more on that in a moment), it has some illustrious company, joining the likes of the Torino, Lugano and Poison in the highly-regarded Wolfrace GB lineup.

Like many of Wolfrace’s most successful of offerings, the Kibo is More >

GD LAUNCHES NEW PREMISES IN STYLE

GD boss, Andy Burrows (nearest camera) prepares for yet another test drive last Saturday at the company’s excellent open day.You know, I’ve heard it said that if you test drive a TESLA MODEL S, you’ll buy one. I think it’s the same with a GD!

We were at Gardner Douglas Sports Cars’ factory open day last Saturday, their first for an amazing thirteen years (track-based events have run during the interim) and also our first chance to view their new premises in Grantham, beautifully-located right by the side of the A1 where it meets the A607.

I am hugely impressed with the More >