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RIDING AROUND IN A JAG MARK TEN…

Fitting electronic fuel injection and throttle bodies to classics is becoming more and more popular. The conversion makes the engine more efficient both in terms of performance and fuel economy and also helps solve starting and warm up problems.

Webcon has just announced a new injection manifold to enable throttle bodies to be fitted to the eve popular Jaguar six cylinder classic XK engine.

The kit also includes a new Mangoletsi throttle system that has twin cables for added safety and a finer degree of control than the original throttle set-up. The original has 1in of free travel before the carb levers More >

ANOTHER TORNADO COMING

After 23 years of MkI GT40 replica production Tornado Sports Cars has now introduced a MkII version of the classic Le Mans racer.

The MkII was the race version that finished the 1966 24 hour Le Mans race in first, second and third places to end Ferraris domination of the event.

The main difference between MkI and MkII ‘forties’ was the use of  a re-styled and modified rear body section featuring additional air intakes and scoops to improve engine cooling.

Tornado Sports Cars has acquired the MkII rear body section mould tooling that was used in 2003 to produce the three GT40 MkII More >

CLEAN BRAKES

Ever since the days that discs replaced drums, brake dust has been the bane of every proud motorist who believes that a good car cleaning regime begins from the ground up.

Adhering to the old adage that prevention is better than cure, Armor All has launched its unique, patented wheel protection formula, Shield for Wheels.

Brim-full with the latest polymer technologies, Shield for Wheels creates a tough, long-lasting barrier against brake dust, road dirt and grime, while making future cleaning far quicker, easier and more effective.

With traditional wheel cleaners requiring a hefty dose of elbow grease and frequent application to remove corrosive More >

DIDN’T WE HAVE A LOVELY TIME THE DAY WE WENT TO…

The historic setting of the Brooklands Museum at Weybridge, Surrey, hosts the start of both the London to Brighton Classic Car Run and the London to Brighton Kit & Sports Car Run on Sunday June 10.

Last year the cars were flagged off by motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss as they set out on their separate routes for a leisurely drive through the Sussex countryside before joining up again on the picturesque Madeira Drive in Brighton.

This year, entrants will be heading to Brighton in time for a Fish & Chip lunch and will receive a solid brass plaque and commemorative More >

BIG POWER; LITTLE BATTERY

Cambridge Motorsport Parts now have stocks of the latest Ballistic EVO2 hi-powered lithium battery. This amazing battery must be one of the smallest automotive/motorcycle performance batteries on the market, measuring just 11.2cm high, and 11.4cm wide and deep.

Despite its tiny size this power pack turns out 28AH and has a cranking power of 500 CCA (cold cranking amps) The battery comes with alternative terminals and retails at £420 inc VAT. For more details telephone 01462 684 300 or visit the Cambridge Motorsport Parts website… www.cambridgemotorsport.com ENDS.

WHAT A BODY!

If you are using a crate engine or a transplant engine chances are that it will have been designed to use electronic fly-by-wire throttle bodies. These are very difficult to use on another application so if you are running an aftermarket ECU then the electronic throttle bodies will need to be replaced with mechanical ones. Jenvey now have 90mm and 102mm throttle bodies that are ideal for this purpose. They offer very good progression and are suitable for ultra-high performance cars running 700bhp upwards. In initial tests they have been shown to work perfectly on Corvette LS3 crate engines and More >

NICE BITS AND PIECES FOR DURATEC

The Ford Duratec has now established itself as a very tunable engine and as well as being used in the Fiesta ST, Focus, C-Max, Mondeo and S-Max it is also finding its way into all sorts of race cars, kitcars and transplants.

With this in mind, Piper has just released some new tuning parts for the engine…

Piper BP320 Camshaft – pair Chill cast billet £453.60 Piper/Cometic 86mm 030 Bore MLS Head Gasket £83.23 Piper Single Valve Spring Kit £195.60

Piper Double Valve Spring Kit with Caps and Seals £364.80 Piper Vernier Adjustable Cam Gear kit £126

All prices inc VAT. Piper cams are More >

RING FOR YOUR STAYCATION

Summer holidays in the UK. You can’t predict the weather, but you can predict the journey. The inevitable traffic jams; hours cooped-up in the car and the kids in need of non-stop entertainment. Travelling can be a traumatic experience!

Ring Automotive has not only pre-empted summer motoring scenarios, but addressed them with a range of innovative accessories to ensure the start of your holiday goes without a hitch.

With 30 per cent of Brits anticipated to take their main holiday in the UK and with the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics on home turf this year; more and more people will be choosing More >

WAXWORKS

Every day, around the world, thousands of car bodies, interiors and wheels are polished and detailed using Scholl Concepts paint-finishing solutions and car care products.

Based in Remseck, Germany, Scholl Concepts is a family-run business that supplies customers with state-of-the-art, simple and cost-effective products that meet or exceed the highest expectation. Polishing compounds like Scholl Concepts S3 Gold and S17+ are renowned for their incredible and superior performance and high quality finish.

To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, Scholl Concepts has launched two exclusive handmade waxes to add to its comprehensive car care range. The Rock and Vintage are both 200ml pure Carnauba blends that give long-lasting protection More >

FIXING IT UP

If you’ve ever tried installing Weber DCO/SP 48/50/55 carburettors onto a manifold you will know that space is tight and it is very difficult to get the nuts on to the studs due to various obstructions.

Now Webcon has the answer with their new ‘spacesaver’ stud kit uses studs with a slightly smaller diameter and smaller 6mm nuts.

This reduction in size will provide enough room to allow the nuts to be fitted with les chance of skinned knuckles and frayed tempers.

The spacesaver stud kit for Weber DCO/SP carburettors has a recommended retail price of just £11.94 inc VAT and order as More >