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KEEP YOUR COOL!

High performance engines require upgraded and improved cooling systems for maximum reliability. Here’s a handy new part from Cosworth for Honda units such as the K20a.

One important component of the upgraded cooling system is a thermostat that opens to allow coolant passage through the engine and cooling system at reduced temperature compared to the original equipment thermostat. Reducing the temperature by approximately 10-15C compared with that of a standard thermostat, the Cosworth LowTemp Motorsport Thermostat for the Honda K20-K24 DC5, EP3 improves coolant circulation through the engine by starting the process earlier than the original equipment. These thermostats are engineered More >

MAT FINISH

Ring Automotive has designed a new range of car mats that reflect the demands of consumers, following extensive primary research. The new range offers a number of unique and innovative designs that consists of high quality PVC mats, carpet mats and combined PVC and Carpet mats.

There are eight new designs in the range and one design back by popular demand. The new mats are, Dura Shield, Carpet Shield and Ultra Shield.

Ultra Shield is a combination of PVC and carpet. The PVC surface provides increased durability, protecting the interior of the car, while the hardwearing carpet inserts add a touch of More >

LONG OR SHORT SLEEVES?

Internationally-renowned tool manufacturer Facom has redesigned its range of hex and torx key sleeves. The new range is now conveniently colour-coded red for hex keys and black for torx keys. The new more compact sleeve has a hinged top and conveniently placed hole for hanging.

The new sleeve design means that mechanics and engineers can quickly and easily identify the various keys and choose the right size immediately. Each key is held into the sleeve with a secure fastening which allows easy removal of a single key without any of the other keys moving or sliding out of place. It also More >

BOING…

GAZ Shocks can offer coil-overs for a huge range of applications, but once in a while they get requests for something that isn’t in their current line-up.

GAZ can also offer a bespoke build service to produce custom suspension components to

match customers’ needs.

The system pictured here is a typical example of what can be produced. It is a shortened GAZ Gold coil-over with remote fluid canister mated to an integral hub, which has been

reconditioned from the original vehicle’s suspension.

If you have a special project in mind or simply can’t find performance suspension for your vehicle just give the Technical Department at More >

SEE AND BE SEEN SAYS RING AUTOMOTIVE

Traditionally car lighting has two main purposes; to see and been seen. However, motorists are now demanding more than just functionality.

A popular solution is to fit daytime running lamps (DRLs), which increase the visibility of the vehicle on the road as well as giving it a stylish modern look.

Since February 2011, DRLs have been mandatory on European cars. This regulation was brought in as a road safety measure. It is believed that DRLs help reduce the level of accidents on roads during daytime hours.

Car manufacturers, while adhering to the regulation, have used DRLs to enhance and give distinctive styles to More >

STEAM-POWERED

We always like to bring you tales of different vehicles covering all aspects of the wonderfully varied specialist car industry. Well, here’s a particularly unusual one for you. Remember where you heard about if first…

The Lykamobile is a STEAM-powered kitcar, the first I have ever heard of in all my years involved with the industry. It hails from a Daventry-based company called Steam Traction World, run by Dean Alford and is a beautiful full-size road-legal replica of an 1898 Stanley Locomobile two-seat Runabout Type 2…

The company specialises in all aspects of steam vehicles and offer a variety of products from More >

WHAT A TRIUMPH!

Introducing the RT3 from Replicator Sports Cars Ltd.  On Tuesday this week, the most recent sale of this tasteful Triumph TR3 replica was supplied in kit form to a couple from France. They drove over to collect it from the new Vindicator Cars premises in Lye, West Midlands, where the chassis and other components had been completed.

The RT3 body panels in Signal Red gel-coat, along with other parts supplied this week.

Tony Griffith, Replicator MD, said he and the buyers were very pleased with the quality of the engineering, as well as the finish of the signal red gel-coat body panels.

This replica More >

ALCO-SENSE DISPOSABLE BREATHALYSERS

Are you driving in France this summer? Many kitcar owners will be. Even if you aren’t taking your kitcar you will still need to comply with French laws (from July 1, 2012) regardless of which vehicle you’re driving.

The Alco-Sense Single NF Breathalyser is, the maker’s say, the only UK product compliant with these regulations and is small enough to be popped into your coat pocket or glovebox.

Don’t get caught out – carry this handy TWIN-PACK with you as the French Transport Ministry advises carrying two so, in the event of one being used, another is still available. This will include More >

SPEND TIME WITH TIGER

Tiger Racing will be holding an open day at their Wisbech HQ on Saturday August 18. If previous Tiger bashes are anything to go by it’ll be a good day out. Find all the fun at: Unit 10, Anglia Way, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 2TY.

More from www.tigerracing.com or at the other end of 01945 466 200 ENDS.

FANCY A RACE TO THE CAFÉ?

A new company has launched a kit to convert the ugly duckling Honda CX500 into a stunning old school cafe racer. ‘Café Racer Kits’ had their first showing of a pair of finished bikes and the individual kit parts at the recent Carole Nash Classic Bike Show at Shepton Mallet and were very pleased with the interest shown from the enthusiastic crowds.

The kit includes a single seat conversion, headlamp brackets, instrument casings, rear hugger, exhaust downpipes, front mudguard blade, radiator shield and tank graphics. It costs £795 complete, or it can be bought in modules if you want to spread More >