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LIGHTING UP

There are a number of companies from the Far East offering poor quality ‘Lucas style’ reproduction rear lights for the Classic Mini. Fortunately, Mini Spares can now offer the real thing – high quality Lucas-style lamps made in the UK from the original and genuine tooling. (although these lamps are made from original Lucas tooling the new Mini Spares versions cannot carry the Lucas logo as the trademark was sold to a third-party company several years ago).

The Mk1 Mini rear lamps are made exactly as the originals were with chromed pot-metal bases. These are perfect for replacing original lamps whose More >

CLEAN AIR

During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a garage with valuable cars and bikes can be a headache. Even if a garage is regularly visited, some can suffer from damp, due to their location. Chris Michael from Meaco, a leading UK supplier of dehumidifiers and air purifiers, gives advice on how to protect your possessions.

One of the biggest worries for many vehicle owners is how to keep their garage dry in the winter months to avoid damage to upholstery from the damp, cold British winter. Nothing is worse than being welcomed to a musty smell, which is More >

GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!

Webcon has just released a Group ‘A’ uprated BAE504F ignition coil to suit the Ford Sierra Cosworth YB engines.

The genuine Magneti Marelli coil is a direct replacement for the standard coil and can be ordered as Webcon part number WIC044.  Part number WIC044 is available now at £59.13 inc VAT.

Available at the other end of 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

CAST MAST

Mast Motorsports’ Black Label LS1, LS3, and LS7-style cylinder heads are cast and CNC-machined in the USA.

They feature CNC-machined runners and combustion chambers, .750 inch thick decks and a six-bolt-per-cylinder mounting pattern to reduce the possibility of blown head gaskets due to large amounts of boost or nitrous oxide.

Fully assembled heads have valve springs rated for up to .650 inches of valve lift. Summit Racing currently offers these fully assembled Black Label cylinder heads:

LS1 Cathedral Port

  • 225cc intake runners, 70cc chambers with 2.080/1.570 inch valves
  • 245cc intake runners, 70cc chambers with 2.165/1.600 inch valves

LS3 Rectangular Port

  • 240cc intake runners, 61cc chambers with 2.080/1.570 More >

FOLIATEC HITS THIRTY-FIVE

Foliatec® is celebrating its 35th birthday and 2017 also marks twenty years since the company launched its brake caliper lacquer.

With the growth in vehicles having brake discs fitted all-round, and thus brake calipers fitted to all four wheels. A downside of that is that alloy wheels have become much larger with thinner spokes thus emphasising the discs and calipers.

Therefore, it’s not a surprise to hear that Foliatec’s caliper paint – available in 25 colours – has been used to transform dirty-grey black calipers into something much more befitting.

No disassembly is required and you follow the straight-forward instructions in the Foliatec More >

GOOD SPORT

Way back in 1962 Chevy’s chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, wanted to build a special Corvette (he was dubbed ‘Father of the Corvette’), one capable of winning the coveted GT class at the Le Mans 24-Hours race.

He came up with a stripped-down version, known internally as the LightWeight, until it became known as Grand Sport. A run of 125 was planned but when only five cars had been build GM brass decided to pull the plug, ordering that the cars be scrapped.

It’s said that all five still exist but even if you could buy one, I shudder to think how expensive More >

GOOD TIMING FOR ECOBOOST

Ford’s award-winning range of EcoBoost engines are becoming very popular for kitcar use and in addition to their engine timing tool kits and cambelt setting tools for these engines, Laser Tools has now introduced an injector puller kit (part number 6953).

This kit specifically caters for the Ecoboost range up to the 2-litre version and is designed and manufactured by Laser Tools in Sheffield. The machined split-collet design fits over the injector securely and allows the use of a slide hammer (included in the kit) to steadily pull out the injector.

It is very easy to use; the slim design fits down More >

MGF LIGHTS

If you’ve got an MGF or a body conversion based on one, the news that XPart has just announced bulk stocks of MGF headlights having made a considerable investment in tooling to enable production to re-commence.

Standard left and right-hand drive lights to suit 1.8i and VVC versions are available now priced at £191.99 inc VAT each or Trophy model lights are also available at £202.99 inc VAT each.

Available from your local XPart dealer with more information from www.xpart.com or at the other end of 0870 242 4791 ENDS.

SUMMIT RAISE THE MAST

Available now from Summit Racing are Mast Motorsports GM LS crate engines, which are hand-built using the best parts available, then dyno tested on Mast’s own engine dyno to validate the performance. An example is the Mast Black Label 650 Street and Track LS7.

Producing some 650bhp (505bhp is stock figure for an LS7) it packs a 570 lb/ft of torque punch and the block is a machined and blueprinted aluminium LS7 item with Mahle forged pistons, Callies H-beam connecting rods and forged crankshaft along with Black Label 285cc cylinder heads and Mast ECU.

Summit Racing offers Mast Motorsports crate engines in More >

A SHARP INTAKE OF BREATH

Edelbrock has announced the release of its much-anticipated Victor II EFI intake manifold for Gen III HEMI® engines.

Edelbrock Victor II EFI intake manifold (#7179) is designed for use with Eagle Chrysler 5.7-litre, 6.1-litre and 6.4-litre Gen III HEMI engines with fuel injection. The overall design is similar to the factory 6.1-litre SRT intake manifold, but features relocated fuel injector bosses for improved flow and added nitrous bosses along the near vertical runners.

The Victor II EFI also features a wider plenum than the stock 6.1-litre, which yields more room for the 14in long runners for increased power. This design, along with More >