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EASY STEERING

Back in the days before power steering, large diameter steering wheels were necessary to give the driver enough leverage to manoeuvre at slow speeds.

With the advent of EZ Electric Power Steering a kit or classic car can be steered at walking pace without effort – and that means that the diameter of the steering wheel can therefore be reduced to provide a better driving position, easier entry and exit, more legroom and more direct steering.

However, rather than fit an extremely small steering wheel that could look out of place in a classic car or replica and also perhaps block the More >

BRAKING UP

Put simply, your brakes are your life, so it pays to choose reputable components when uprating a brake system. With a long history and numerous achievements it all forms of motorsport there cannot be many names more reputable than Cosworth.

The company has now produced their own brand of stainless steel brake lines.

They are finished in a protective black PVC cover and the end fittings are swaged together for durability and are protected with a heat-shrunk rubber cover, bearing the Cosworth logo as proof of pedigree. As you would expect of Cosworth all lines are thoroughly pressure-tested before released from the More >

FIRST SCREENING

Stylish new windscreen option for Tiger GTA

Tiger Racing launched their full-bodied GTA model at Stoneleigh in 2011, which also offers Tiger Avon owners the opportunity to re-body their budget Lotus Seven-inspired as the GTA fits on the same chassis.

Adding to the GTA’s appeal is a newly-announced windscreen option that looks way cool with Tiger’s own cast alloy ‘screen uprights, with new Perspex® wind deflectors.

A three wiper set-up keeps the windscreen clear and helps with driver vision during inclement weather conditions.

More information from www.tigerracing.com or 01945 466 200 ENDS.

TRIPLE CARB DIET

Webcon is delighted to announce the launch of their new Weber 45DCOE kit for the 3.8- and 4.2-litre Jaguar XK engines.

Part number PJA301 uses a new, top quality UK-designed and manufactured inlet manifold in addition to Webcon’s own stainless steel rod-linkage system and three genuine Spanish-made, Weber carburettors.

All soft mounts, studs and nuts are included in the kit, as is a Weber tuning manual for those customers who would like to learn a little more about tuning their carbs.

PJA301 is priced at £1620 inc VAT and is available in stock for immediate shipping, available directly from Webcon and from their officially-appointed More >

NOW, THAT’S CHOICE

Viper Performance can now supply their range of fuel cells in 5-, 10- and 15-gallon capacities and the aluminium tanks are filled with yellow anti-explosion foam in case of accident.

The fuel pick-ups are positioned in the cavity at the base of the tank in a small sump area, which prevents fuel starvation under high G-force cornering or braking situations.

The tanks are available in natural metal or anodised black and come with a fuel sender unit, anodised aircraft style pull and twist fuel filler cap, and mounting brackets, with all parts available as spares.

Fuel returns and connections are all AN-8 female More >

OOH, THAT’S CAPPED IT

If you are restoring an early Classic Mini (1959-1963) you might well hit problems when you try to find a replacement for that dented and/or scraped master cylinder cap.

The genuine OE parts haven’t been available for some time, although, fortunately Mini Spares is now offering a perfect replacement that looks just like the original.

It can be ordered as part number 17H3723 and, best of all, costs just £7.20 inc VAT.

More information from Mini Spares on 01707 607 700 or via www.minispares.com ENDS.

A LITTLE LESS TORX; A LOT MORE ACTION

External or male Torx fasteners (E Torx) are in common use on vehicles today. The six-pointed star-type bolts offer a superior fit and grip when compared with regular fasteners and greatly reduce the risk of stripping the head during use.

Strong demand from its customers has prompted Facom to develop the 464TX range of E Torx ratcheting wrenches, now available for the very first time.

The new ratcheting wrenches offer a considerable advantage over conventional wrenches and ratchet/socket combinations. The low profile head and thin shaft are ideal for use in restricted access areas and jobs can be completed quickly because the More >

BRIDGE BUILDING!

Kent-based Wheelwright has released details of a new design from its premium AEZ range. The latest wheel to come from the German/Austrian brand is called the ‘Bridge’ and uses a range of subtle OEM styling cues to create a tasteful and understated design.

Featuring ten slender and perfectly proportioned spokes, the Bridge looks deceptively large for each given diameter. Each spoke slightly twists as it reaches the rim, adding an additional visual depth to the design. Whether fitted to a compact or premium car, the Bridge makes a perfect complement in style, with a wide range of fitments ensuring that most More >

MOVIN’ ON

Caterham Cars' showroom in their hometown closes soon

After the recent announcement that Caterham Cars’s showroom in Caterham Valley had been sold by founder, Graham Nearn’s son, Simon, to Churchill Retirement Homes for re-development the company have revealed that their new ‘temporary’ sales outlet will be at: Unit 11, Denvale Trade Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1SS…which is about five minutes from J10 of the M23 motorway.

They'll be moving to this site in Crawley, West Sussex

The existing showroom, will close on Saturday, February 23, although they’ll be holding an event this coming Sunday (Feb 17) at their Station Avenue site, described More >

BITS AND PIECES

Over the years Burton Power has worked hard to keep many a classic Ford on the road by sourcing parts to replace those that are no longer available from OE sources.

They have now found a rubber component manufacturer capable of producing all manner of rubber parts to the original specifications or better, and have commissioned a huge selection of exclusive parts to be made for them.

All of these parts have been obsolete for years.

For further details and to see what they have contact Burton Power on 0208 554 2281 or www.burtonpower.com ENDS.