HOT AIR

Webcon has announced the introduction of a superb quality intake manifold set to suit the ever popular VW 1.7/1.8 and 2-litre engines.

Ideal for those who want the efficiency and performance of twin carburettors, without the expense of the high power Weber IDF set, part number 9900341200 is designed to accept the very reliable Weber 34ICT carbs.

The kit includes manifolds, gaskets, studs nuts and washers and is available at £107.95 inc VAT and is available now from Webcon and from their appointed dealers around the world.

More from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

ANOTHER CLASSIC

Wolfrace, one of the UK’s best-known alloy wheel brands, has reinvented a timeless design – the new ‘Classic’ alloy wheel.

It takes the form of the familiar retro ‘cross thatch’ or ‘mesh’ design made popular in the early days of motorsport and features a polished rim and large two-piece centre cap. A small cap version is also available exposing the centre fixing holes.

The range of colours available includes gloss black, gloss titanium, hyper silver or bronze and all come with a polished lip.

The wheel’s ‘Y-shaped’ design is a popular choice for owners of all vehicle types and Wolfrace has this covered by More >

SHELL OUT FOR ONE OF THESE

 

British Motor Heritage has answered requests for a race specification bodyshell. On this ‘shell the only parts of the structure forward of the bulkhead are the two side valances. These panels can be removed if preferred. Other non-essential panels, including, dash and rear parcel shelf, are also omitted. It is supplied in bare metal so there will be no need to strip any paint off before race prepping with additional seam welding, roll cage mounts etc and it’s also supplied without doors, bonnet or bootlid.

These ‘shells will be available only to bona fide race car constructors and will not be More >

EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS AT MNR LTD

 

The start of 2016 saw some major changes at Darley, North Yorkshire-based, MNR Sports Cars.

Marc Nordon with an MNR VortX

After 15-years of trading run by the father and son combo of Chris and Marc Nordon, things changed this year after Chris decided to retire. Marc saw this as an opportunity to re-energise the business and appointed co-directors Mary Owen and David Watson to help him drive the company to the next level.

“After 15-years of working with my father, who was the front of house and face of MNR, this was my opportunity to shake things up and move the business More >

COOL AS A COOL THING

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), has unveiled their 2017 model year line-up of Can-Am Spyders adding the F3 model family, which brings touring capability to the Spyder F3 line-up.

BRP also announced a lower starting price for the base Spyder F3 – for those looking to enjoy the benefits at a lower price point. The new Spyder F3 Limited is designed for ultimate, two-up cruiser touring comfort, F3-T is aimed at ‘bagger’ enthusiasts who enjoy weekend getaways and the F3-S, including the new Daytona 500 Edition, now features SPORT mode for those who want an edgier ride.

Prices for the base Can-Am Spyder start at £15,199, F3-S from More >

POCKET SIZED CUBE PACKS A PUNCH!

Here’s something that will definitely appeal to totalkitcar readers. It’s called the Travel Cube and is a tiny multi-plug power unit that is ideal for all cars and can be stored in the glovebox or boot. Ideal for all sorts of uses. No more having to search for individual adaptors or putting them down and treading on them. Have you ever trodden on a plug? It’s excruciating!

Travel Cube is an all-in-one that includes four different plugs – round pin, flat pin, flat angled pin and rectangular – which means it can be used in over 200 countries around the world, More >

SOUNDS IN DIGITAL

Another superb device this week is the SmartDAB, which connects with your smartphone to give DAB radio in ANY car. The government hasn’t annoubced when they’ll be switching off the analoguie signal as yet but experts reckon it could be by the end of 2018.

Most new mainstream cars come with a DAB facility now but if yours doesn’t then this could be the answer. There’s a few products around that claim to give this facility but the one I tried required half the dashboard being removed and a degree in electronics!

However, the SmartDAB is plug and play is fitted in More >

HELP IS AT HAND

 

AirMan’s ResQ Tyre Repair Kit is a definite alternative to changing a spare wheel by the side of the road (invariably in the pitch dark and rain!). The maker’s, AirMan UK, is the aftermarket arm of Active Tools, the world’s leading supplier of emergency tyre kits and hardware.

This, their best-selling costs just £29.99 includes everything you need to get back on the road and is perfect for all types of passenger vehicles, so is therefore spot-on for kit and specialist car use, where spares are cumbersome and impractical and a tin of spray is close to being useless in reality.

The More >

CATERHAM GIVES 310 REASONS

Caterham Cars has announced a new addition to its range – the Seven 310 – and claims it represents the perfect balance of power and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics.

Harking back to the acclaimed Rover K-Series-powered Superlight R300 model, widely acknowledged to be the best-balanced Seven to date, the Seven 310 has emerged from engineering developments made by Caterham’s motorsport programme.

A necessary Sigma engine upgrade, allowing racers to move up to the Supersport category from Tracksport – which involved high-performance camshafts and revised mapping, generating as much as an extra 20bhp in the rev range – resulted in the surprise discovery.

While an More >

BIGGER PERFORMANCE; SMALLER PUMP

Mocal has launched a newly-updated oil pump, which is smaller and comes with improved internal bushes for longer-life and increased flow rate.

To make things even better the new pump costs less than the item it replaced The EOP2 is a self-priming compact gear pump, which has been designed primarily for gearbox or differential oil pumping and has been used in some turbo oiling applications.

The brass pump body features bronze gears that can cope with most oil viscosities. Mocal Electric Oil Pump EOP2 – £116.00

More from 01249 782 101 or visit www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk ENDS.