3J CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Now available from 3J Driveline Ltd is their new NXG Ford Sierra 7in LSD unit, which is said to be the strongest, most progressive and versatile LSD unit in the marketplace.

This new 3J diff is ideally suited to various kit car fitments, such as GBS Zero, Caterham Seven, MK Indy, MAC#1 and various Tigers, to name but a few.

The 3J plate pack always runs with eight active surfaces, even in lighter settings, giving maximum surface area contact during use. The pre-load spacer helps generate the forces and rather than having two or three settings as per more conventional units, 3J More >

WHEEL AGREE

A bout of spring-like weather has provided the much-needed momentum for a little car cossetting after the long, hard winter. Not surprisingly, the nation’s cars receive minimal attention during the winter months and, according to the UK’s biggest motor accessory outlet, Halfords, April traditionally sees the scramble for car care products to bring back the shine.

Now’s the time to thoroughly clean your wheels (Armor All Wheel Cleaner, 710mm trigger spray, £4.49) and then create a robust, long-lasting barrier against the build-up of grime and brake dust with an application of Armor All’s revolutionary wheel protectant, Shield for Wheels.

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YOU CAN ALWAYS DREMEL IT

If you’re planning to do any DIY-jobs over the May Bank Holidays, Dremel comes to your aid with the launch of the ultimate DIY toolkit for every job you can think of around the house and garden, containing: a top-of-the-range cordless Dremel 8200 multi-tool, a whopping collection of 65 accessories, including EZ SpeedClic for quick keyless accessory changes, no less than five attachments – the Detailer’s Grip, Shaping Platform, Cutting Guide, Line & Circle Cutter and Comfort Guard, two batteries – one for the tool and other on charge to eradicate downtime.

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PRE-CHECK FOR MOT

Engine care expert STP has introduced a two-part fuel additive pack that they say will help reduce cost and inconvenience to motorists whose cars are prone to failing the MoT test annually for flunking exhaust emission regulations. Last year, it’s a fate that befell over 680,000 cars, apparently.

While a quick pre-test check of items such as lighting, wipers and tyres are all easily accomplished, the same cannot be said for DIY measurement of the level of emissions. This is influenced by the extent of carbon deposits that build up in the engine through normal combustion. If left untreated, these deposits More >

IT’S NOT A DRAG

Back for a second year, Street Nationals is bigger, better and busier than ever and the event is fast becoming a modified scene essential. Taking place on May 11/12, all the ingredients are there for one of the best ‘Pod events of the year!

This year’s show hosts the second round of the brand new FWD Drag series, which, as the name suggests, sees highly tuned front wheel drive cars battling it out for top honours in a class that humbles many RWD and 4WD machines. But that’s only the start of a packed itinerary of intense race action; there will More >

ALL DRIVERS!

A new addition to Laser Tools’ Alldrive range is this professional quality ¼in drive socket set (part no: 5530), packed with innovative features.

The Alldrive socket system has a unique tapered profile that fits metric, AF. Whitworth, spline and star fasteners, so the five sockets included (8, 10, 11, 12 and 13mm) cover many applications. Also included is a bit holder and 50mm extension bar.

The head of the ratchet handle swivels and the handle itself swings out to form a handy T-bar. The plastic storage box is lined with foam to keep the components tidy and secure. Ideal for working in confined More >

THIS’LL REMOVE IT!

Facom, Europe’s leading hand-tool manufacturer, announces the addition of a coating and contaminant removal kit to its range of air tools.

Tasks involving removal of coatings or corrosion can be very labour-intensive. Recognising this issue, Facom has developed a new air-driven removal kit which enables operators to quickly remove all types of surface coatings quickly and efficiently. Designed for use in a variety of industries, including automotive, MRO, mining and construction, military, metal working, marine and transport and energy, the kit is ideal for stripping paint and corrosion from metal parts, removing coatings and sealants. It also makes aggressive paint-stripping easy.

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LIFE’S A RIOT

NEW LAUNCH – The Sylva Riot was designed by the genius that is Jeremy Phillips and is a superbly capable kitcar, just like all Sylvas as a matter of fact.

News this week that the model has been taken over by Miles Southerton who will trade as Xmoor Cars from his Somerset-base (er, near Exmoor) with the existing model remaining in production featuring a few revisions to chassis and re-location of several components such as fuel tank, being known as the Riot Classic. A B-road blaster par excellence. Kit prices start at £5450 with fully built also available, pricing dependent on specification.

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FLY LIKE AN EAGLE er, A FALCON

NEW LAUNCH – Among the encouraging number of new models due for launch in 2013 there’s a decent percentage of track-orientated cars among them including the Falcon from Aldershot-based Racekits, run by father and son team, Martin and Andrew Kemp.

Fiat-powered Falcon from racekits debuts at Stoneleigh

The motorsport operation currently runs a version of the Falcon in the 750 Motor Club’s ‘750 Formula’ where controlled regulations mean it has to run the 1108cc engine from the Fiat Seicento incorporating a single-choke carb and bespoke inlet manifold.

To simplify matters, the Kemps will offer their trackday-version with the Fiat Punto 1250cc unit as it’s More >

FOR THE ELITE

Ellesmere Port-based AWS Ltd, who acquired certain remnants from the Bramwith Motor Company in 2010, an operation that had also been known variously as Vintage Motor Company, Vintage Classics, Heritage Motor Company, Asquith Vintage Classics et al, over the years, now produce the Branford Elite model.

The car is proving popular with the wedding hire fraternity, although has hitherto only been available in fully built guise until now.  The seven-seater also now uses BMW 3-Series donor and can be had in kit form, priced from £10,560 inc VAT. AWS boss, John Ford, reckons that a DIY budget of around £25,000 will More >