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DIGITAL SWITCHOVER…

Holden Vintage and Classic is known for their vast array of tasteful automotive products and accessories and their new range of Lucas-style toggle switches will appeal to kitcar enthusaists.

Nothing looks more period-correct than proper switchgear in your replica or traditional roadster type kit than these Bakelite switches, but there’s more to these than just meets the eye.

Holden has upgraded them to be compatible with modern electrics and they won’t unduly load-up your electrical system, while of course, will look the part.

A variety of types are available from the Bromyard-based company with prices starting at £7 with more information from www.holden.co.uk or More >

DISTRIBUTION OF POWER

With a seeming renaissance of interest in the Ford Pinto engine for kitcar use, there’s plenty of companies offering tuning parts for the unit.

 

West Midlands operation, H&H Ignition Solutions has now solved the problem of a lack of a suitable distributor for the venerable old stalwart and the company has recently launched an electronic version with a billet aluminium casing and high performance ignition coil.

Available in a choice of three colours – aluminium, red and blue – each dizzy is produced to suit the customer’s application and all points of tune from bog standard to highly strung can More >

IT’S A ROCKET…

New Rocket heavy duty four-speed gearbox from Tran-X improves the Ford ‘box’s known weak points and is rated to 270bhp featuring increased gear sizes, all running on ‘caged’ needle roller bearings, while it utilises Tran-X’s new beefy main shaft with larger spigot bearing.

The lay-gear is also of the ‘caged’ type and the gearbox is more efficient with better reliability at higher rpm with a stronger third to fourth gear ‘hub’ area, a known hotspot on Rocket ‘boxes.

All gears have oil holes pre-drilled into them, with grooves cut into the lay-shaft bores thus forcing oil to the gear teeth where it More >

RING RING…

Charging mobile and in-car devices can place a lot of demand on your 12v socket and instead of having to choose which mobile product to charge, multisockets, provide an instant adaptor, providing extra 12v sockets and USB connections for phones and music players.

Ring Automotive has introduced three new multisockets for additional in-car power designed to provide a sophisticated solution to keeping all your gadgets working that have a new feature engineered by Ring Automotive, which is the Micro USB retractable tip to charge smartphones, all new models of mobile phones (exception Apple) and most satnavs. This provides easy, simple, effective More >

GERMAN ENGINEERING…

RAVENOL, one of the largest independent oil and lubricant manufacturers in Germany, is to enter the UK market with its new distributor, German Oil Limited. RAVENOL specialise in developing and manufacturing high performance oils and lubricants for the automotive, motorsport and motorcycle markets, as well as producing diverse products for agriculture, commercial vehicle, industrial, and marine applications.

RAVENOL’s UK distributor, German Oil Limited, is run by an experienced management team headed by Brian Chase and Dave Mott who have more than 30-years combined experience in the oil and lubricant industry.

Dave Mott, Sales Director of German Oil Limited commented: “We are delighted More >

WHAT A BELLHOUSING…

The Ford Duratec 16 aka known as the Sigma or even, Zetec SE, has proven to be a popular power unit for kit and specialist car enthusiasts and leading kitcar manufacturer, Tiger Racing, has just announced a bellhousing to allow the 1.6-litre Sigma to be mated to a Ford Type 9 gearbox that, as a bonus, accepts the standard cable clutch.

The new Tiger ensemble costs £190.80 inc VAT.

More information from www.tigerracing.com ENDS.

SHINY NEW BMW E36/E46 BRAKE DISCS…

This might well appeal to the growing number of owners of BMW E36/E46-based kitcars.

Brake discs come in for more than their fair share of abuse on trackdays. Cambridge

Motorsport Parts is now offering Nitrac cryogenically treated brake discs for improved trackday and race use.

These discs have a much higher resistance to warping, cracking, flaking, and fading and will last up to three times as long as an un-treated disc and also reduce pad wear by

up to 30 per cent, the makers claim.

The braking surface will remain in a better state for longer making them ideal for trackday and competition use – More >

GET IT FIXED…

‘Quick Fix Tape’ is the latest high performance product from Design Engineering Inc. The tape bonds to itself and is self-curing, forming a waterproof and permanent seal.

It is ideal for emergency hose repair, as a non-slip grip for tools, electrical splices and connections, it serves as a temporary leak sealer, and does not leave a sticky residue after removal. These are just a few of its many uses.

‘Quick Fix Tape’ is extruded from a special high performance grade silicone compound and engineered at 700psi tensile strength and has insulating capabilities up to 8000 volts and stretches to three times its More >

IT’S A WRENCH…

Facom, Europe’s largest tool manufacturer, introduces a new range of torque wrenches for engineering and automotive professionals.

Given the variety of metals and alloys used in their construction, today’s cars, trucks and motorcycles require very precise tensioning of bolts and fixings. Whether tightening cylinder head bolts or simply swapping an alloy wheel, it is crucial that the correct torque is applied to avoid potential damage.

The new range of micrometer torque wrenches from Facom offers an accurate and durable tightening solution for the workshop. Six wrenches are available in the range, four with fixed ratcheting heads and two with flexible heads. A More >

DON’T GET GREASE ALL OVER YOUR SHIRT…

Torco Waterproof Grease is a lithium complex grease formulated to offer superior lubricating qualities in a wide range of powersport applications.

It provides excellent waterproofing, shock-load protection, extreme temperature stability and anti-rust protection and the product is ‘buttery’ smooth and easy to apply.

It is designed for use in all bearing types, linkages and seals found on cars, motorcycle, ATV, PWC, marine, snowmobile and power equipment applications.

It is ideal for use in extreme wet conditions and for classic vehicles and motorcycles that may be laid-up for extended periods of time and is supplied in an 8oz tube retailing at £5.08 inc VAT.

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