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LONG SLEEVES REQUIRED. IT’S GETTING COLDER

The benefits of wrapping exhaust headers with a heat retaining wrap are well-known but with some complicated twists and turns in the pipework this can sometimes be easier said than done.

Now US heat protection specialist, Design Engineering Inc, has an easy solution. Speed Sleeves jackets provide an alternative to wrapping the complete headers and include everything you need to cover and protect the primary exhaust header pipes.

They are ideal for spot protection from heat-generating pipes and manifolds and are easily installed in tight engine compartments and offer great protection for specific components that are close to the exhaust headers like More >

TOP PROMOTION

Edelbrock is bringing back its popular “Top It Off” consumer promotion. Participating consumers can get a free Performer Series or Thunder Series AVS Carburettor when they purchase a new Edelbrock Power Package Top End Kit between October 1 – December 31, 2017.

Eligible purchases include any new Power Package Top End Kit and customers can choose a standard satin finished Performers Series or Thunder Series AVS Carburettor to top off their engine. This includes any Power Package Top End components purchased as part of Edelbrock crate engine.

For a complete list of eligible purchases by part number, complete promotion details and to More >

ANOTHER BEAUTY FROM FORGE MOTORSPORT

Forge Motorsport has released detailed of its beautifully (over) engineered 50mm blow-off valve, which is suitable for a huge number of motorsport and tuning applications.

This valve is the largest displacement item that Forge has ever made! Having successfully survived an extensive trial period, where the valve was placed on some of the most powerful cars in global motorsport, it’s now available to us mere mortals! Featuring a 50mm (2in) aluminium piston, eliminating any potential issues with split diaphragms, not one application has yet found the power handling limits of this valve.

The piston uses heat-stabilised Viton O-rings and high temperature, motorsport-quality More >

MIGHTY LITTLE JUMP STARTER

New from Machine Mart, this very small and lightweight portable lithium-ion power pack acts as a multi-function jump start, charger and torch.

It’s the ideal compact emergency power source this winter!

The CLIPPJS can be used as a jump starter suitable for a car with a flat battery with a starting current of 200A and a peak current of 400A. it features a lithium-ion power pack with 2x USB 5V ports and 12V/16V/19V outlets and a 1W LED torch.

Also included are a range of connectors including vehicle aux, mains charger and a 4-in-1 device adaptor for phones, tablets, etc.

Machine Mart claim that More >

GET THE GEAR AT SUMMIT RACING

The Super Street five-speed can handle 600 lb/ft. of torque, making it perfect for kitcars, hot rods, muscle cars, and rac cars.

Its features include NASCAR-proven aluminium housing, lightened gears for faster shifting, billet front bearing retainer, robust side lever rail shift-mechanism, a Long® shifter for performance and durability.

The Super Street five-speed transmission is available for GM V8 including LS engines plus small block Ford 351 Cleveland, Ford FE, and Ford 429-460.

SEE RICHMOND GEAR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AT SUMMIT RACING ENDS.

 

NICE ONE, DAVE!

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dave Walker for many years and he’s done a couple of jobs for us on our project cars – GTM Spyder and our current Abster, with the latter’s K-Series engine now making around 198bhp from its 1.8-litre VVC, thanks to Jenvey throttle bodies and one of Dave’s Emerald M3D K6 mappable ECUs.

Indeed, along with Omex, Can Ems and DTA FAST, plenty of kitcar owners use those systems on their cars, with great success. The K6 has been on our engine for three-years now and has been 100 per cent reliable in all that time.

Well, More >

I LIKE THESE

BRP has introduced a new, fully-digital instrument panel on the majority of its 2018 Can-Am Spyder. The ingenious display is the first in the motorcycle industry to provide access to third-party smartphone apps, thanks to seamless connectivity via BRP ConnectTM. It also has Bluetooth® technology allowing riders to play content from their Bluetooth®-enabled devices directly to their Can-Am Spyder.

Riders can access their navigation application, play content, and listen to music directly on their Can-Am Spyder vehicle to maximise the open-road riding experience. The gauge is available on all 2018 Can-Am Spyder RT models, as well as the 2018 Can-Am Spyder More >

PISTONS & PROPS REVIEW BY RICH HOWLETT

Rich Howlett was at Pistons & Props at Sywell Airfield and brings us this report.

Glorious late September weather saw thousands pour through the gates for the annual two day all-action Sywell Pistons & Props weekend of high octane displays.

Whatever your preference, whether two-wheel or four, on the ground or in the air, the action kept coming thick and fast. On display saw my own 2017 triple award winning Lotus Seven-inspired Hardtop Coupé development with Patrick Morgan’s race-winning Penske PC23 Indy 500 racecar as driven by former F1 World Champion and Indy 500 race winner Emerson Fittipaldi.

Trophy winners – Rich Howlett’s More >

“IT’S A ‘MURIEL’, STANLEY” (YEP, SHOWING MY AGE NOW!)

Create the ultimate pit stop in your home with a made-to-measure automotive wall mural from Wallsauce.com.

Engineered to fuel your room, Wallsauce.com create high-quality, made-to-measure wall murals for interior spaces. Whether you’ve a need for speed or like to get your hands dirty with a kitcar, transform your garage, office, man cave or even games room with a car or motorbike wall mural.

Recognised for its rated ‘excellent’ customer service, Wallsauce.com has access to a huge range of images. For completely unique wall coverings, upload your own image and transform your photo or artwork into your very own wallpaper. All wall murals are available for order onto a More >

BLESSED ARE THE BIG NOSES!

This new set of long-reach pliers from Laser Tools (part number 6684) is suitable for both the professional technician, and the dedicated enthusiast who prefers high quality tools. Their slim design and 400mm (16in) length makes them ideal for reaching into the depths of the engine bay, or anywhere access is difficult. The narrow jaw profile provides a positive, non-slip grip.

Three sets of pliers are included, with a choice of jaw angle: straight, 90º and 45º, and the handles are plastic-dipped for comfort and grip. These are sturdy, robust tools, manufactured from tough, chrome vanadium steel, and will be a More >