AB AND ARIES WORKING CLOSER TOGETHER

When a press release comes in with the heading ‘They say you can’t please all the people all the time, but we are going to give it a go.’ It always makes me sit up and take notice.

The fact it came from Andy Bates at AB Performance was doubly of note. I’ll let him explain…

“As a direct result of our association with Aries Motorsport, over the next year our companies will be expanding our range of cars to offer additional formats of our already familiar bike engines weapons.

“The Arion S2 bike-engined racecar and S2R road variant will be joined by More >

KEEP A LOW PROFILE WITH LONGSTONE TYRES

For some time, there has not been a period-type 185/70R14 tyre available, although this situation was rectified recently by Pirelli’s re-introduction of their ‘V’ rated Cinturato CN36.

In 1968 low profile tyres were making their mark on the car market, and Pirelli was one of the first, with their Cinturato CN36.

What makes the 185/70VR14 CN36 so special is that it is a low profile alternative for an MGB and swathes of Alfa Romeo cars that originally fitted 165R14. Some people want to fit a wider tyre and the 185/70VR14 CN36 is wider, but constructed with a carcass that was developed to More >

MERLIN’S CONJURES UP MORE MAGIC FOR 2017

New Merlin Motorsport catalogue is out now and new lines for 2017 include Rock Oils, Omex, BG Racing’s new steering wheel spacers and adaptors, the full-range of Tilton braking components, new additions to ITG’s Megaflow air filters, Alpinestars’ very affordable Delta race suit for the entry level competitor and a great deal more…

CLICK HERE for the MERLIN 2017 CATALOGUE ENDS.

CLEAN STOPPING POWER FROM LUCAS

A new Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner from Lucas Oil was officially launched at AutoSport International, recently.

Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner is delivered via a powerful spray pattern, which enhances overall performance. It’s the ideal brake maintenance accessory and will be made available for professional use via the distributor network.

It is ideal for workshops maintaining passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.

Manufactured to professional strength, the product is designed for use on all ABS, disc and drum brakes. It removes brake fluid, grease, brake dust, and other contaminants from brake linings, pads, cylinders, springs and drums, while dealing with the noise associated with More >

NEW TREATS FOR YOUR ENGINE

A9 Lubricants might be a new name to the world of engine additives and treatments but the company has actually been around for over 25-years.

Run by Renan Biro (if that surname sounds familiar that’s because his grandfather invented the ‘biro’ pen) the product is a low-friction residual film that coast mechanical components within your engine and A9 say it remains permanently in-place thus helping to reduce wear and tear.

Priced around £28.25 more information on the company’s other products and where to buy via www.a9lubricants.co.uk ENDS.

WHY DO METER READERS ALWAYS CALL WHEN YOU’RE HAVING YOUR DINNER?

The Gunson 77038 is a fully featured but compact auto-range digital multimeter for measuring DC and AC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, duty cycle, diode and continuity. Measurements are displayed on the bright LCD screen and a useful LED spotlight is also included for working in dark areas.

The multimeter is powered by two 1.5V AAA batteries (included).

The DC voltage range is 400mV– 600V and AC voltage range is 4V– 600V; resistance range is 400Ω to 40MΩ; capacitance range 4nF – 100μF and frequency can be measured in the range 9.999Hz to 10MHz. Audible buzzer for continuity.

Over range protection is provided for More >

NEW MUNICH FROM WOLFRACE

Wolfrace has never been shy about designing innovative and unique looking wheels that pay homage to some of the most popular alloys sold by large OEM concerns, and its latest offering, the Munich, is true to form. Part of the Eurosport sub-range, the Munich apes wheels offered by a certain high-end executive vehicle manufacturer founded in, you guessed it, Munich, and it’s likely to be a hugely popular addition to the Wolfrace portfolio thanks to its array of fitment options, sizes and finishes.

One thing that’s immediately obvious about the Munich is that it’s a wheel with huge presence, a trait More >

LOOK AFTER YOUR BATTERY

Handy little Lifeline trickle charger and battery maintenance pack from Powerspark is fully-automatic and can charge 6- and 12v batteries including acid, maintenance-free, gel and AGM types. It has a constant current and pulse recharging facility. A bargain at £23.96 from www.simonbbc.co.uk ENDS.

NEW HEADS FOR COYOTE!

New from Summit Racing are these affordable Ford Performance Parts cylinder heads for the 5-litre Coyote V8 engine. These are the same production heads used on the 2015 and later Mustang GT, so you know they flow some good air.

The heads are fully- machined and come assembled with valves, valve springs, and retainers – just add a set of cams and rocker arm assemblies.

You can see thousands more new products in the New Products Section at SummitRacing.com ENDS.

VINTAGE YEAR FOR CATERHAM CARS

Caterham Cars has posted record sales figures for 2016, with over 600 Caterham Sevens sold in the last 12 months.

That figure is the highest 12-month sales result for Caterham since 1996. More than half (55 per cent) of cars were sold to UK customers, with 45 per cent exported overseas.

The increase in sales has been supported by further growth in Caterham’s UK dealer network, adding representatives in the Northwest, South West and centrally in the Midlands with the launch of a bespoke Caterham dealership, while expansion of the iconic manufacturer’s model range has also had a positive impact.

In 2016, the More >