NOW, THAT’S SLICK

Just in time for the AutoSport International show in January, Lucas Oil has improved the formulation of its rapid paintwork and surface enhancing polish, Slick Mist – and put it in a small handy-sized bottle so that it fits easily inside the glovebox of your car.

Slick Mist is the fast, handy and ideal way to enhance exterior and interior surfaces, including metal, plastic, glass, vinyl or chrome that has quickly generated significant demand from users in the vehicle detailing markets thanks to a high gloss finish and because it is silicone-free and safe to use on recently cured paintwork and More >

BIG JETS; LITTLE JETS

Experimenting with various carburettor jet sizes can rapidly become an expensive exercise and result in a lot of unused jets going to waste. Now, Webcon has released a complete Micro-drill set to enable tuners to determine the correct size of jet needed.

Having found the correct size of jet it will then be possible to order the appropriate one from Webcon without traditional, and often frustrating, trial and error guesswork.

The Webcon Carburettor Drill Set retails at £35.94 and can be ordered as part number 9801810000 via www.webcon.co.uk or from 01932 787 100 ENDS.

SPIKY PIPER CAM FOR SPITFIRE

It’s hard to believe but the Triumph Spitfire is 50 years old. It was first launched at the 1962 London Motor Show and to celebrate Piper Cams now has a full range of cams and components for the Spitfire as part of their Classic Cams range, which is particularly pertinent given its recent renaissance as a donor for kitcar use.

Piper’s ‘mild road’ profile is suitable for restoration and will also improve performance slightly. For more performance there is the ‘fast road’ profile, along with an ‘ultimate road’ profile for modified cars running ported and polished heads and throttle bodies or More >

NON-STICK ABILITY

America’s race to the moon and the development of manned space capsules created a massive challenge. Vehicles would be subjected to more punishment than any other mode of transportation in history. From the intense cold and ultraviolet radiation of space to the heat of re-entry and the expected corrosion caused after a saltwater splashdown, these vehicles had to withstand extremes never before experienced.

Nyalic®, a unique formulation, was developed using nylonic and several other polymeric resins. Used by the Apollo Space Programme inside the Apollo command module and on the Lunar Rover, it was a very durable yet flexible coating that More >

LIFT AND SEPARATE

The competitively-priced, mid-level, professional tool range offered by Stanley Black and Decker’s Britool Expert brand continues to grow with the addition of a ball joint separator kit for the automotive market.

The new E201100B ball joint separator kit contains three joint separators of different sizes: 23mm, 28mm and 34mm. This ensures that the majority of modern vehicle makes and models are covered, including commercials.

Conveniently housed in a sturdy carrying case, the separators are designed to facilitate easy separation of ball joints in-situ, when replacing track rod ends or control arms, for example.

Paul Woolley, UK Marketing Manager for Britool Expert, says: “Replacing More >

MINI ROLLER COASTER

The RHP roller-bearing is the workhorse of the Classic Mini’s gearbox and Mini Spares’ new replacement part supports the shaft where it transmits the power to the wheels. When this bearing goes, the mainshaft doesn’t function correctly and as a result can take out the rest of the box in a hurry.

It’s false economy to ignore this bearing when doing a rebuild and don’t take chances with a cheap imported replacement – always rely on a genuine RHP full cage bearing.

Fortunately Mini Spares can now supply these genuine RHP bearings from stock as part number AAU1365 at just £50.40 inc VAT More >

STIG OF THE DUMP?

Viper’s new dump valve has been designed for petrol-engined turbocharged cars and features a CNC-machined body made from solid billet 6061 aluminium, with a beautifully brushed finish.

The single-piston valve is fully pressure adjustable from 4 to 41 PSI and has a silicone seal inside for reliable long life use and a unique twin horn design. The horns can be removed if under-bonnet packaging is an issue.

The valve has a 25mm (1in) port, and comes complete with one-metre of vacuum tubing in the colour of the customer’s choice with a retail price of £75 inc VAT.

For more details, phone 08450 953 More >

WORK THAT BODY

The Ford Duratec 2-litre engine is a popular tuning choice, and has great potential both in various Ford models such as the Ford Fiesta, Mondeo and Focus and, of course, in kitcars and transplants.

Jenvey Dynamics now offer a purpose built ITB throttle body conversion comprising two TB45 throttle bodies (ITBs), a Jenvey Dynamics EFI inlet manifold (made in Jenvey’s own foundry), fuel rail and four 90mm long air-horns.

All throttle bodies and associated accessories are engineered for motorsport, offering excellent performance, reliability, lightness and value. This kit is ideal for road, track or rally use and comes completely assembled and balanced More >

NO HALF MEASURES

3J Driveline has announced their new half shafts set made from improved material, with thicker diameter tapered shafts that they claim help eliminate the known weak point of a competition axle.

Produced, from a one-piece steel billet and available in ‘baby’ (690mm) and Long/Narrow/Wide (700-730mm) axle lengths the shafts are available in 22T English, 16T Atlas or 18T GIV splines.

The set comprises of two x half shafts, two x flanges, two x coned washers and two x nuts, all for £438 inc VAT.

Available now from 01926 650 426 or www.3jdriveline.com ENDS.

WRAP-UP FOR WINTER…AND SUMMER

In these days of tight budgets it makes sense to only buy enough materials for the job in hand and now you can buy a DEI Pipe Wrap kit that contains one roll of 2in x 25ft of thermal Pipe Wrap and four 8in stainless steel locking ties to minimise waste.

This kit should be ample for spot-wrapping header tubes to protect plug boots, protecting wires and vital engine components; to wrap sections of exhaust, crossovers and tail pipes to reduce heat transfer for improved cabin comfort; and to wrap turbo downpipes.

The kit is also ideal for motorcycle pipes to protect More >