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PLAY NICELY. NO HEADLOCKS OR CHOKING!

A correctly operating choke cable will maximise the cold start performance of any manual choke carburettor and Webcon have been manufacturing and supplying the finest quality choke cables for over forty years.

Now there is a range of four different lengths and inners to suit almost all front-engined applications and all are manufactured to Webcon’s exacting quality standards.

The range details are below:

Part Number Length Outer Length Inner Inner type               Price inc VAT

9990087400 54in        57in                Bowden cable              £22.46 inc VAT 9990102300 72in        78in                 Bowden cable              £22.94 inc VAT

9990203400 54in        57in                Piano wire                   £18.55 inc More >

MOTHERS KNOW BEST!

The latest product from leading US car care behemoth, Mothers is CMX Ceramic Spray Coating.

Having heard the hype about CMX via various YouTube videos and American friends, I was looking forward to trying it out.

Even though I love cleaning my cars and Carol calls me an ‘addict’ I have tended to shy away from ceramic coatings. I’m a bit scared of them, to be honest. They can give outrageously effective and long-lasting shine but they can also be a pig to apply and for the best results they need to ‘cure’ for 12-hours and mustn’t get wet during that time.

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QUICK REMOVAL SYSTEM

The B-G Steering Wheel Quick Release System allows the user to quickly and easily attach/detach aftermarket steering wheels from the hub. This offers the ultimate anti-theft solution the complete removal of the steering wheel. Ideal for kitcars.

The B-G Quick Release System also features a push-pin mechanism that prevents accidental unlocking and the hub is produced from high-quality aluminium for maximum durability.

The earlier version of the B-G Steering Wheel Quick Release System only allowed the quick release system to be fitted to steering wheels with a matching bolt pattern.

However, this new version incorporates a multi-drilled PCD bolt pattern adaptor that allows More >

MAKES WATER WET …EH?

Here’s a neat product from Merlin Motorsport.

The ‘go-to’ coolant additive when the temperature gauge starts rising is Red Line Water Wetter. While the name sounds a bit odd, it’s one of Merlin’s best-selling fluids and racers swear by it.

Water Wetter improves the ability of coolant to wet heat transfer surfaces by up to 50 per cent. Basically, this provides better coolant contact in the cylinder head and reduces head temperature by up to 12°C. It improves heat transfer to the metal of the engine and doubles the wetting ability of the water.

Works best in a total water cooling system but More >

AFFORDABLE WELDERS FROM MACHINE MART

New from Machine Mart – MMA/ARC welding uses a coated consumable electrode (stick) to lay the weld; therefore, an additional welding kit is not required.

The arc melts the core of the electrode to produce drops of molten metal (weld pool) that cool to create the weld joint.

Because of the versatility and simplicity of MMA welding, it requires less skill and is used primarily to weld iron and steels (including stainless steel) but nickel and copper can also be welded with this method.

This welder can output between 20 and 200A with an input voltage of 230V /50Hzand prices for this range More >

GAZ FOR MX-5 MK1

GAZ now offers a GAZ Gold-Pro suspension kit for the Mazda MX-5 Mk1, which is sure to interest owners of MX-5-based kitcars.

Gaz Gold Pro Kits are a premium range of suspension units designed for fast road, trackday and tarmac motorsport use.

They are manufactured from high tensile alloy with induction hardened piston rods and have a multi-point adjustable control knob to adjust bump and rebound.

These units are filled with high-viscosity index fluid to alleviate cavitation and have an internal gas cell to help prevent fade. In addition to this, the Gaz Gold Pro range are offered with self-lubricating spherical bearings and More >

GET STARTED WITH SUMMIT

More starting torque without the bulk – Tuff Stuff Performance High Torque Gear Reduction Starters deliver enough torque to turn over engines with compression ratios of up to 15:1, but are compact and lightweight to make the most of limited engine space.

They’re smaller than OE starters but feature a three-horsepower motor that draws half the amps of a full-size starter motor.

The adjustable mounting block gives you the extra room you need to clear headers, oil pans, and chassis components, and the clocked billet aluminium drive end lets you reposition your starter as you add upgrades. Ball bearing construction makes for More >

ULTIMATE ULTIMA

Any new model from Ultima Sports is big news and the Hinckley company’s latest, called the RS, is a bit special. Huge in fact.

This one is claimed to be their fastest road-legal model yet available in ‘strengths’ up to an eye-crossing 1200bhp. The RS is based on the Evolution model although features a modified chassis and revisions to the body.

The new rear wing is a monster at nearly 180cm-wide works alongside carbon-fibre front and rear splitters to add to the Evolution models, not insignificant downforce. As a result of the restyled front end styling the car’s interior has also been More >

PARK THOSE WIPERS

New from Europa Spares for vehicles with self-parking windscreen wipers.

We all love our kitcars and classics and many people use them all year round. This is great but it also means they have to face the worst of the weather – even in the summer months!

Many vehicles have a wiper motor that is simply on or off so that driving in drizzle or moderate rainfall means constantly reaching for that toggle switch to keep the windscreen clear!

Even those cars with the luxury of a two-speed motor have the same problem!

Designed & hand built in the UK, the Retronics RWTM is More >

NO, NOT CRAMP – I SAID CLAMP!

Hose clamps can be difficult to get to, especially if they’re located right down at the bottom of the engine bay where access is difficult. Reach for these new double-jointed hose clamp pliers from Laser Tools (part number 7397).

In a really tight location, you just haven’t got the room to spread the handles wide – the double-jointed design and spring-assisted handle mean easy one-handed operation and the useful 430mm length lets you get right down between the engine and radiator.

The lattice-shaped tooth design lets them grip the tangs of the clamp securely at any angle – even from the side. More >