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PRECISION DAMPING FOR MX-5-BASED KITCAR OWNERS

Moss Europe has announced that it can now offer MeisterR coil-over dampers for the Mazda MX-5 (Miata).

MeisterR coilovers are one of the biggest names in aftermarket coil-overs for the MX-5. They combine build quality, good looks, and excellent performance, all at a sensible price.

There are two versions of MeisterR coil-overs: ZetaCRD and ClubRace. The former are designed for fast road use and use a softer spring and lower damping rates than the ClubRace, but perform very well on the road and are still capable of the occasional trackday.

The ClubRace, meanwhile, are designed to maximise performance with high grip trackday tyres More >

GOLD CLASS

A standard Mini coil-pack can only do so much. When the compression is raised (as in most high-performance engines) or non-standard fuel mixtures are used the coil’s performance is challenged so something better is needed.

The Mini Spares Gold Performance Coil is totally different to the usual Lucas type and is generally acclaimed as being the best on the market.

It represents a massive improvement over the standard coil and yet is a direct replacement upgrade. It must be noted though that it can only be used on non-ballast type Minis manufactured up to 1982.

The internal components of this coil are completely More >

EASY INSPECTION

Sealey has extended their range of slimline inspection lamps. This version houses sixteen super-bright SMD LEDs and four LED UV lights.

The unique and innovative 360° swivel and tilt function enables the light source to be positioned in any direction and the exclusive patented design is owned by and registered to Sealey.

Each lamp provides up to 600-lumens through the adjustable rotary switch and a 1W LED directional torch. The slimline design with a minimum thickness of 9mm enables use in limited and restricted spaces.

It also features a single hanging hook, magnetic base – which allows hands-free operation – and a useful More >

MANIFOLD REASONS WHY …

Webcon has announced the introduction of a range of manifold spacer sets.

It is widely understood that increasing intake length can have a beneficial effect on performance. Up until now, the only way to achieve this has been to fit different length intake manifolds, when available. However, now the new Webcon spacers allow the existing intake manifold to quickly and easily be extended with the minimum of disruption to the tuning process.

Superbly CNC manufactured in the UK from billet aluminium, the new spacers add 32mm to the length of any 45DCOE manifold and are supplied in kit form with studs, nuts, More >

IT’S NOT A GRIND WITH THIS HANDY TOOL

One of the most versatile tools you should have in your toolbox is a die grinder. This Air Pencil Die Grinder from Laser Tools (part number 7149) adds even more versatility with its ultra-slim profile and lightweight, making for great manoeuvrability and suitable for intricate work.

By its very nature, an air-powered die grinder is quite bulky and it’s connected up to a heavy workshop compressed air-line. However, this air pencil is small, light and compact; and it’s connected to the workshop air-line by 1.4-metres of super-thin and very flexible hose, making it easy to use even in really tight locations More >

ONE-MAN JOB

This new one-man brake and clutch bleeding tool from Rally Design has an automatic operation that makes it possible to bleed your brakes without any help.

Simply fill the container and pump (working pressure 2bar/30psi), while the reservoir holds 2.5-litres of fluid, enough to bleed the entire system, suitable for use with ABS systems. The 42mm cap suits most European vehicles.

The product wears an RRP of £45.94 inc VAT and is available from 01227 792 792 or via www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

RECOGNISING THE PAST

The power of the re-imagined and the recreated is undeniably strong at the moment. Retro cars made modern is now a trend for any number of cottage industries turned massively successful businesses in recent years – firms like Singer for its 911 recreations and Eagle for its E-type re-imagining have chiselled out a niche in the classic car marketplace that’s almost impossible to better. There’s a good reason for the obsession as well – modern underpinnings with retro good looks makes an awful lot of sense – practicality with new age performance and economy…What’s not to like?

That’s only part of More >

EASY CHANGE

Now you can save time and energy when replacing a flat or punctured tyre on a twin axle trailer with the B-G Racing Tyre Changing Ramp.

The Tyre Changing Ramp simplifies the wheel changing process. Simply loosen the wheel nuts/bolts on the damaged wheel and drive the good wheel onto the Tyre Changing Ramp. The damaged wheel is then suspended off the ground allowing for work to be carried out safely and efficiently, before driving the trailer back off the ramp and re-tightening the nuts/bolts.

No more messing around with jacks or makeshift shims; no problems with a jack sinking into the More >

MORE CHASSIS MAGIC FROM THE PIE VALLEY!

 

Pie Valley Buggies, along with their mates at Kingfisher Kustoms, led by VW guru, Dave Fisher, has just announced a new chassis option that is intended to offer an update possibility to the thousands of VW Beetle-based kitcars that, by now, could be in need of a chassis change.

Pie Valley MD, Ed Morton, originally came up with a frame based around MGF/TF mechanicals, although he’s since revised this to accept the Volkswagen 1.8 FSI turbocharged unit.

The new chassis has been developed in association with FBS Census and Edge Devil designer, Robin Hall, a very clever man indeed, who has also More >

BRIGHTEN FADED STUFF

Polytrol is another of the excellent range of products from Owatrol and it’s a versatile oil that restores dull and/or faded surfaces, including car trim and bumpers.

I used it on a mate’s bumper that was once black but had badly faded, almost to white. The reason is that the oils in the plastics rise to the surface and evaporate over time. I slapped a bit on to the bumper and it miraculously returned to its former glory.

The oil penetrates deep into the material’s surface and so is ideal for restoring gelcoat, plastics, metal and many other surfaces including concrete!

Polytrol also More >