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RALLY DESIGN GET RAMPED-UP!

To accurately measure caster angle you need to rotate the wheels 15- or 20-degrees, in either direction. This is best achieved by positioning the wheels on angular graduated turntables.

Rally Design has previously sold many pairs of turntables manufactured in steel, weighing in at about 62kg, but their new design in aluminium is more manageable, weighing in at only 20kg.

The capacity remains the same, however at 2-tonnes per wheel and even the price is the same at £167.80 inc VAT per pair. The kit includes drive-up steel ramps to assist loading.

More at the other end of 01227 792 792 or via www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

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CLEAN UP TIME

Laser Tools has just introduced two innovative workshop blow guns specifically designed for valeting and cleaning chores.

First up is the Turbo Pulse Blow Gun (part number 7474) and this new design of blowgun is the perfect tool for the valeter with an eye for detail. It has a strong turbo vortex which is pulsed directly through the rotating head. This rotates on a continuous 360-degree spin, which lifts and blows dirt and dust out of every nook and cranny. Perfect for car interiors and upholstery. Very impressive when it quickly removes stubbornly entwined pet hairs from non-woven vehicle interior fabrics.

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AIR FOR ELISE AND EXIGE AND IN ANY CASE PLENTY OF KITCARS USE A K-SERIES!

A Lotus flavoured piece of PR but a) I really like the bloke who sent it to me and b) I know a few Elise owners who read this website!

For over three decades now ITG Air Filters has been at the forefront of racing air filter technology – plugging away at both competition and road cars with some truly pack-leading results. This continued, accomplished evolution alongside motorsport and racing success always trickles down to the street eventually, so whether road or racetrack be the destination, the same principles of maximum power and faultless filtration always apply.  With a collective of More >

TOP END GOODNESS

Summit Racing offers three Speedmaster Top End Kits for first-generation Chevy small blocks. They all include a pair of pre-assembled aluminium cylinder heads, an intake manifold, aluminium roller rocker arms, and cast aluminium valve covers.

The Street Series kits have cylinder heads with 195cc intake runners, 64cc combustion chambers, 2.02/1.60in valves, and 1.450in dual valve springs rated to .550in of valve lift. The intake manifold is a LowRise dual plane. The kits are for flat tappet camshafts only.

The SuperStreet Series kits feature cylinder heads with 190cc intake runners, 64cc combustion chambers, 2.02/1.60in valves, and 1.450in dual valve springs rated to .580in of valve lift. They More >

XCS MAKE PROGRESS

Pic by Jimbo Wallace – www.jimbowallace.com

Harvey Rice has hit the ground running since acquiring the excellent XCS 427 Cobra replica and has reported very good interest in the Gary Sanders/Peter Walker-designed car.

The two former (long-serving) DJ Sportscars men remain involved with the XCS project in an advisory role meaning that Harvey can concentrate on re-establishing this fine take on the Cobra replica theme, which utilises GM LS V8 power.

Perhaps central to the car’s many acclaimed attributes has been its use of the patented Walker-designed ‘Camber Compensation & Anti-Roll’ suspension system at both front and rear.

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GREAT BRITISH SPORTSCARS INTRODUCE ATR BRAKE UPGRADE FOR THE ZERO

Busy times at Great British Sports Cars and not just on matters Zero-related, either.

They are fortunate to have a class-leading machine shop with plenty of CNC-equipment. This allows them the luxury of producing all manner of their own parts in-house.

Their new ATR (GBS’ own brand) front brake set is a case in point. Although it was released some time ago, it is proving extremely popular with a steady flow of customer built Zero models in for a neat and effective upgrade.

More information from www.greatbritishsportscars.co.uk or 01623 860 990 ENDS.

WESTFIELD ADD A CAR CONFIGURATOR TO THEIR BUYING EXPERIENCE

Never content with resting on their laurels, despite making some of the finest kitcars in the world, Westfield Sports Cars has just added to their customers buying experience.

Westie MD, Simon Westwood, has always seen the buying process as a vital part of specifying your own Westfield and a new facility now available on the company’s website is their new colour configurator.

People don’t just come for a test-drive as they can also have a tour around the Kingswinford factory – something I’ve never tired of in over thirty years – and even enjoy some of the best coffee the kitcar industry More >

MAKE SHAPES WITH FOAM!

Create a stunning professional look by crafting your own bespoke tool tray inserts with Sealey’s new Easy Peel Shadow Foam.

The layered foam allows for depths to be set to suit the tools you have and the brightly-coloured foam underneath the black surface highlights your equipment.

The Easy Peel Shadow Foam can be cut to fit any size tool tray or drawer and is made entirely from durable polyethylene.

It is available in three colours – red, blue and green, while each sheet measures 1200mm x 550mm and is available in either 30mm or 50mm depths.

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KING KONG ON A NEW YORK SKYSCRAPER?

It’s rare that a product like the Pioneer SPH-EVO620DAB UNI shakes the in-car entertainment world like King Kong on a New York skyscraper, but when it does Pioneer likes the impression of an A-list movie star.

Thanks to the flexible installation options afforded by the modular display and detachable control box setup, this 6.8in head unit redefines the notion of single and double DIN stereos. Not only that, it benefits from Pioneer’s long-held audiophile reputation for high-end, high-resolution audio quality.

Waze, Spotify, Bluetoothâconnectivity and the trusted duo of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make things, even more, smartphone-friendly for those with busy social More >

MIG FIGHTER? NAH, MIG WELDER

The highly popular Machine Mart MIG 135TE welder is ideal for use involving automotive repair and many other DIY jobs.

It is very easy to set up and use, with features such as turbo-fan cooling for prolonged full power welding, coupled with professional style, non-live torches which are distinct advantages to the more inexperienced welder.

This model has power settings from 30-130amps and can weld mild steel up to 5mm thick. It comes in a stylish case with a hinged side door for easy access to the wire reel, which can hold wire sizes of 0.6-0.8mm. The gas bottle is stored at More >